Warm up your cold soul with soup at these 20 Detroit hotspots

As the temperature starts to inch lower and lower, we've begun to wrap ourselves in scarves and reach for those hot bowls of soup. From pho and ramen to chicken noodle, all we want to do is drench our souls in some steamy broth.

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ima
2015 Michigan Ave.; 313-502-5959; imanoodles.com
This vegetarian- and vegan-friendly spot has a selection of customizable udon noodle soups made with pork-free broth. You can try the vegan pho with rice noodles, roasted tofu, bean sprouts, thai basil, jalapeño, and lime, or curry udon, which comes with silky curry broth, soft egg, and pickled ginger. 
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ima

2015 Michigan Ave.; 313-502-5959; imanoodles.com
This vegetarian- and vegan-friendly spot has a selection of customizable udon noodle soups made with pork-free broth. You can try the vegan pho with rice noodles, roasted tofu, bean sprouts, thai basil, jalapeño, and lime, or curry udon, which comes with silky curry broth, soft egg, and pickled ginger.

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Bangkok Crossing
620 Woodward Ave.; 313-961-3861; bangkokcrossing.netwaiter.comThis Thai spot offers two traditional soups made with fresh ingredients. You can try the Tom Yum soup with clear lemongrass broth, green onion, lime juice, and chili paste, or the Tom Ka soup, which is made with a coconut milk base and mushroom, green onion, coriander, and galanga. 
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Bangkok Crossing

620 Woodward Ave.; 313-961-3861; bangkokcrossing.netwaiter.com
This Thai spot offers two traditional soups made with fresh ingredients. You can try the Tom Yum soup with clear lemongrass broth, green onion, lime juice, and chili paste, or the Tom Ka soup, which is made with a coconut milk base and mushroom, green onion, coriander, and galanga.

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Delite Cafe & Deli
320 E. Canfield St.; 313-818-0274; delitecafedeli.com
With an extensive soup menu that includes beef chili, steak and cheese, and chicken pot pie, this lunch spot has a variety of delicious, hearty options. Pair with a sub or salad, or a side of tabbouleh, coleslaw, or fries. 
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Delite Cafe & Deli

320 E. Canfield St.; 313-818-0274; delitecafedeli.com
With an extensive soup menu that includes beef chili, steak and cheese, and chicken pot pie, this lunch spot has a variety of delicious, hearty options. Pair with a sub or salad, or a side of tabbouleh, coleslaw, or fries.

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El Asador Steakhouse
1312 Springwells St.; 313-297-2360; elasadordetroit.com
Located in Mexicantown, this steakhouse focuses on fresh, local ingredients. The Consome de Pollo soup is made with shredded chicken, cabbage, cilantro, and tomatoes in a chicken-lime broth. Vegetarians will enjoy the tortilla soup with roasted tomatoes, guajillo peppers, garlic, onions, Mexican spices, tortillas, cheese, and sour cream. El Asador also offers a soup of the day. 
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El Asador Steakhouse

1312 Springwells St.; 313-297-2360; elasadordetroit.com
Located in Mexicantown, this steakhouse focuses on fresh, local ingredients. The Consome de Pollo soup is made with shredded chicken, cabbage, cilantro, and tomatoes in a chicken-lime broth. Vegetarians will enjoy the tortilla soup with roasted tomatoes, guajillo peppers, garlic, onions, Mexican spices, tortillas, cheese, and sour cream. El Asador also offers a soup of the day.

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Cass Cafe
4620 Cass Ave.; 313-831-1400; casscafe.com
The roasted curry lentil soup at Cass Cafe pairs perfectly with a reuben, grilled cheese, or retro artichoke melt sandwich. Or you can try their soup and salad combo, which includes a cup of soup, garlic bread, and house salad. 
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Cass Cafe

4620 Cass Ave.; 313-831-1400; casscafe.com
The roasted curry lentil soup at Cass Cafe pairs perfectly with a reuben, grilled cheese, or retro artichoke melt sandwich. Or you can try their soup and salad combo, which includes a cup of soup, garlic bread, and house salad.

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Hygrade Deli
3640 Michigan Ave.; 313-894-6620; hygradedeli.com
This classic Detroit deli offers chicken rice or noodle soup, as well as homemade chili and soups of the day. The daily soup options include split pea, mushroom barley, vegetable, and navy or lima bean. 
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Hygrade Deli

3640 Michigan Ave.; 313-894-6620; hygradedeli.com
This classic Detroit deli offers chicken rice or noodle soup, as well as homemade chili and soups of the day. The daily soup options include split pea, mushroom barley, vegetable, and navy or lima bean.

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Johnny Noodle King
2601 W. Fort St.; 313-309-7946; johnnynoodleking.com
For a steaming bowl of ramen, look no further than Johnny Noodle King. You can try the lobster corn miso or red curry for a comforting treat made with fresh ingredients that’s much better (and better for you) than that packet of Top Ramen sitting in your pantry.
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Johnny Noodle King

2601 W. Fort St.; 313-309-7946; johnnynoodleking.com
For a steaming bowl of ramen, look no further than Johnny Noodle King. You can try the lobster corn miso or red curry for a comforting treat made with fresh ingredients that’s much better (and better for you) than that packet of Top Ramen sitting in your pantry.

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Lunchtime Global
660 Woodward Ave. #110;  313-963- 4871; lunchtimeglobal.com
With a rotating menu of soups that include chicken lemon rice, roasted garlic, corn, and seafood chowder, and broccoli cheese, Lunchtime Global has a soup for everyone. They also offer a variety of sandwiches and salads, making this the perfect spot for a quick, hearty lunch.
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Lunchtime Global

660 Woodward Ave. #110;  313-963- 4871; lunchtimeglobal.com
With a rotating menu of soups that include chicken lemon rice, roasted garlic, corn, and seafood chowder, and broccoli cheese, Lunchtime Global has a soup for everyone. They also offer a variety of sandwiches and salads, making this the perfect spot for a quick, hearty lunch.

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Pho Lucky
3111 Woodward Ave.; 313-338-3895; pholucky.net
Pho, pronounced “fuh,” is a delicious Vietnamese soup made with beef broth and a variety of meats and vegetables. Pho Lucky offers many types of pho, including a house special with rare eye round steak, cooked beef, meatballs, tripes and tendon.
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Pho Lucky

3111 Woodward Ave.; 313-338-3895; pholucky.net
Pho, pronounced “fuh,” is a delicious Vietnamese soup made with beef broth and a variety of meats and vegetables. Pho Lucky offers many types of pho, including a house special with rare eye round steak, cooked beef, meatballs, tripes and tendon.

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McShane’s Irish Pub
1460 Michigan Ave.; 313-961-1960; mcshanespub.com
The Irish French onion soup from McShane’s is made with onions braised in Guinness and Teeling’s Whiskey, plus a dark broth, garlic and herb croutons, and heaps of provolone cheese. Served in a crock, this soup is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day. Plus, McShane’s also has a rotating menu of other soups if French onion isn’t your style. 
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McShane’s Irish Pub

1460 Michigan Ave.; 313-961-1960; mcshanespub.com
The Irish French onion soup from McShane’s is made with onions braised in Guinness and Teeling’s Whiskey, plus a dark broth, garlic and herb croutons, and heaps of provolone cheese. Served in a crock, this soup is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day. Plus, McShane’s also has a rotating menu of other soups if French onion isn’t your style.

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Avalon International Breads
1049 Woodward Ave.; 313-285-8006; avalonbreads.net
Known for their commitment to using local, high-quality ingredients, it’s no surprise that Avalon makes delicious soups. You can try their soup of the day served with bread and butter, or pair a bowl of soup with one of Avalon’s signature sandwiches, such as the turkey and gouda, tuna melt, or grilled veggie. 
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Avalon International Breads

1049 Woodward Ave.; 313-285-8006; avalonbreads.net
Known for their commitment to using local, high-quality ingredients, it’s no surprise that Avalon makes delicious soups. You can try their soup of the day served with bread and butter, or pair a bowl of soup with one of Avalon’s signature sandwiches, such as the turkey and gouda, tuna melt, or grilled veggie.

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Sweet Potato Sensations
17337 Lahser Rd.; 313-532-7996; sweetpotatosensations.com
The black-eyed pea and collard green soup, which is served with sweet potato cornbread, is the perfect treat for a chilly day. Pair a bowl of soup with one of Sweet Potato Sensations’ soul food sandwiches, such as the salmon croquette or the fried turkey chop. 
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Sweet Potato Sensations

17337 Lahser Rd.; 313-532-7996; sweetpotatosensations.com
The black-eyed pea and collard green soup, which is served with sweet potato cornbread, is the perfect treat for a chilly day. Pair a bowl of soup with one of Sweet Potato Sensations’ soul food sandwiches, such as the salmon croquette or the fried turkey chop.

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Noodle Art
555 E. Lafayette St.; 313-309-5245; greektowncasino.com/restaurants/noodle-art
Located inside the Greektown Casino-Hotel, this ramen shop serves classic and updated soups alongside rice and noodle dishes. You can try the spicy Tan Tan ramen with miso pork, bean sprouts, preserved cucumbers, scallions, sesame seeds, and chile aioli. 
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Noodle Art

555 E. Lafayette St.; 313-309-5245; greektowncasino.com/restaurants/noodle-art
Located inside the Greektown Casino-Hotel, this ramen shop serves classic and updated soups alongside rice and noodle dishes. You can try the spicy Tan Tan ramen with miso pork, bean sprouts, preserved cucumbers, scallions, sesame seeds, and chile aioli.

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Selden Standard
2931 2nd Ave.; 313-438-5055; seldenstandard.com
With a frequently-changing menu of seasonal dishes, Selden Standard’s Soup du Jour is always a delight. You can try a bowl with a beef pastrami or Korean short rib sandwich.
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Selden Standard

2931 2nd Ave.; 313-438-5055; seldenstandard.com
With a frequently-changing menu of seasonal dishes, Selden Standard’s Soup du Jour is always a delight. You can try a bowl with a beef pastrami or Korean short rib sandwich.

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HopCat
4265 Woodward Ave.; 313-769-8828; hopcat.com
Though HopCat is known for their extensive beer selection, the food menu is just as delicious. Cheese lovers will love the roasted red pepper and gouda bisque or the cheese ale soup, which is topped with pretzel croutons. A veggie and five-pepper chili are also available. 
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HopCat

4265 Woodward Ave.; 313-769-8828; hopcat.com
Though HopCat is known for their extensive beer selection, the food menu is just as delicious. Cheese lovers will love the roasted red pepper and gouda bisque or the cheese ale soup, which is topped with pretzel croutons. A veggie and five-pepper chili are also available.

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Urban Ramen
4206 Woodward Ave.; 313-285-9869; urbanramen.com
This buzzy ramen bar offers chicken, pork, and vegan options, as well as a selection of delicious sides such as Japenese fried chicken and garlic edamame. Soups can be customized with a variety of toppings including marinated egg, meats, and veggies. 
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Urban Ramen

4206 Woodward Ave.; 313-285-9869; urbanramen.com
This buzzy ramen bar offers chicken, pork, and vegan options, as well as a selection of delicious sides such as Japenese fried chicken and garlic edamame. Soups can be customized with a variety of toppings including marinated egg, meats, and veggies.

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Zoup!
200 Renaissance Ctr.; 313-567-7500; zoup.com
Zoup! is a paradise for soup-lovers, with options such as lemon basil chicken, fire-roasted tomato bisque, and broccoli cheddar. With dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free soups, Zoup! has something for everyone. Pair your soup with a selection from the menu of salads, sandwiches, and mac-and-cheeses. 
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Zoup!

200 Renaissance Ctr.; 313-567-7500; zoup.com
Zoup! is a paradise for soup-lovers, with options such as lemon basil chicken, fire-roasted tomato bisque, and broccoli cheddar. With dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free soups, Zoup! has something for everyone. Pair your soup with a selection from the menu of salads, sandwiches, and mac-and-cheeses.

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Cornerstone Barrel House
1456 Woodward Ave.; 313-338-3238; cornerstonedetroit.com
The classic chicken noodle soup and potato pierogi soup at Cornerstone Barrel House are made with fresh, local ingredients. You can try pairing a bowl of soup with a salmon sandwich or veggie bushi wrap. 
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Cornerstone Barrel House

1456 Woodward Ave.; 313-338-3238; cornerstonedetroit.com
The classic chicken noodle soup and potato pierogi soup at Cornerstone Barrel House are made with fresh, local ingredients. You can try pairing a bowl of soup with a salmon sandwich or veggie bushi wrap.

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Detroit Beer Company
1529 Broadway St.; 313-962-1529; detroitbeerco.com
The beer cheese soup at Detroit Beer Company is made with Muenster cheese and Grand River Red Ale, and it’s a cozy, creamy treat. The menu also includes a baked beer and onion soup, tomato basil soup, and soup of the day. 
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Detroit Beer Company

1529 Broadway St.; 313-962-1529; detroitbeerco.com
The beer cheese soup at Detroit Beer Company is made with Muenster cheese and Grand River Red Ale, and it’s a cozy, creamy treat. The menu also includes a baked beer and onion soup, tomato basil soup, and soup of the day.

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Green Room Salad Bar
120 W. Congress St.; 313-963-9565; facebook.com/greenroomsalads
This popular lunch spot serves up a variety of soups, including classics such as Italian wedding, lobster bisque, and chicken tortilla. Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy options such as vegan chili, butternut squash, and lemon artichoke. 
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Green Room Salad Bar

120 W. Congress St.; 313-963-9565; facebook.com/greenroomsalads
This popular lunch spot serves up a variety of soups, including classics such as Italian wedding, lobster bisque, and chicken tortilla. Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy options such as vegan chili, butternut squash, and lemon artichoke.

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