Nashville soups to warm you up this season

It’s soup season — Here are some of your favorite hot soups at Nashville-area restaurants and markets.

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All three soups at Mas Taco Por Favor are winners in our book. | Photo via Mas Tacos Por Favor

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The holidays are over and the cold weather is here to stay, but Nashville’s soup scene will warm you up to that. From melty, cheesy goodness to simmering bowls of broth, we’re sharing 17 piping hot soups to try, including a few reader favorites.

Rotating soups

McNamara’s Irish Pub, 2740 Old Lebanon Rd. | If you’re not ordering the creamy potato soup (available daily), try the vegetable barley (Tuesday), cream of broccoli (Thursday), or other rotating soups.

The Turnip Truck, locations vary | Soups like white bean vegetable, carrot ginger, and chicken and dumplings sometimes appear on the hot bar.

AVO, 4 City Blvd. #104 | Pro tip: Avo’s rotating seasonal soups are always vegan.


Ty’s Soups and Sandwiches, 160 4th Ave. N. | Pair your sandwich with a small or large bowl of chicken queso soup.

Rae’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe, 501 Union St. | Visit the downtown sandwich shop on Thursday’s for the spicy beer cheese.


Add beef, chicken, pork, tofu, or shrimp to your pho at King Market. | Photo by NASHtoday


King Market, 1801 Antioch Pk. | Choose from a variety of pho, chicken noodle, and other soups.

Little Hats Market, 1120 4th Ave. N. #101 | Warm up with the Little Hats Soup loaded with tortellini, crimini mushrooms, salsa verde, and shaved Parmesan.

Degthai, 3025 Nolensville Pk. | Choose from four spice levels when ordering Tiew gang, a spicy vegan noodle soup made with a blend of red and yellow curry spices.


The Food Company, 2211 Bandywood Dr. | Tomato basil is available daily, but don’t forget about the rotating soups — like Thursday’s curried sweet potato and red lentil + Saturday’s potato poblano corn chowder.

OSH Restaurant & Grill, 216 Thompson Ln. | Order the lagman made with lamb, vegetables, and hand-pulled noodles.

Noshville, 4014 Hillsboro Cir. | The Green Hills deli serves creamy tomato dill and sweet and sour cabbage soups daily.


Mas Tacos Por Favor, 732 Mcferrin Ave. | A local favorite, sopa tarasca is a black and pinto bean soup topped with queso fresco and chipotle. Bonus: Non-vegetarians can opt for chicken tortilla soup.

Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, 3415 West End Ave. | Savor the flavors of rasam, a traditional South Indian sour and spicy soup.

Bowl of French onion soup coated with cheese

Imagine the cheese pull on this French onion soup. | Photo via Germantown Cafe

Reader favorites

Germantown Cafe, 1200 5th Ave. N. | “The French onion soup is an all-time favorite” — Julie S.

Mere Bulles Restaurant, 5201 Maryland Way, Brentwood | “Charleston She-Crab Bisque” — Brian W.

Midtown Cafe, 102 19th Ave. S. | “Lemon artichoke” — Gail S.

China Cottage, 1795 Gallatin Pk. N. | “I tell everyone to go to Madison for China Cottage’s hot and sour soup.” — Beth R.

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