Thaw Out: 7 Soups, Stews, and Hot Drinks in Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 14th 2014 5607 0

We’ve had a few sunny days lately, but we’re not out of the wintry woods yet. (Ron Childers says the high for Friday is 36.) Here’s a roundup of posts we’ve done in the past about cold weather soups, teas, and coffee, along with some new ones I’ve found recently.

1. Potato Soup from Huey’s

Huey’s is most well-known for their burgers, but if there was a Best of Memphis category for “Best Potato Soup”, they’d probably win that, too…Read the full post here.

2. Exhaust Pipe Chili from Slider Inn

The Slider Inn’s chili is award-winning, has a little bit of a kick (but not too much for my wimpy palette), and it was so hot the steam actually showed up in the picture. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one.

3. Frogmore Stew from Sweet Grass Next Door
The soup, which is really more like gumbo, is loaded with corn, potatoes, slices of housemade sausage…Read the full post here.

4. Chang Mai Noodles from Bhan Thai

“Since the bowl is about 80 percent substance and 20 percent soup, and it’s plenty big enough for leftovers, the Chang Mai noodles are pretty much the perfect winter food…Read the full post here.

5. Ginger Tea from Otherlands

“The ginger tea from Otherlands might not be able to cure or prevent the common cold, but it certainly doesn’t hurt…Read the full post here.

6. Star & Micey from Cafe Eclectic

I tried this Cafe Eclectic drink (named after Memphis band Star & Micey) a few days ago at the recommendation of Twitterer @jordan_bacon_. I usually order basic coffees and lattes, so this beautiful thing, with its dark chocolate, espresso, foam, and whipped cream, seemed like a dessert to me. Twitter must like Cafe Eclectic, because when I asked for hot drink recommendations, I was also told to try the Cappucino Viennese, the Mayan Cappucino, and the Raspberry Hot Chocolate.

7. Spiked Hot Chocolate from SOB

“SOB’s spiked hot chocolate doesn’t mess with the fancy stuff (i.e. whipped cream flavored vodka)…” Read the full post here.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Kathy Katz says:

    You forgot Cooper Street 20/20 at 800 South Cooper lots of great soups. African Peanut, Russian Cabbage, Tomato Basil, Potato Leek, Cauliflower and Mushroom, Avgolemono (Greek Lemon Spinach Egg White) Please come by and visit sometime.

    Thanks Kathy Katz owner and soup maker




  2. Heather says:

    Pho Saigon's excellent pho soups should definitely be on here! They are what I always crave on a cold day or when I feel stopped up. Hot chicken pho with siracha will warm anyone up. 🙂

  3. Ann says:

    Tao Too Bistro on West Street in Saddle Creek.  Best Tom Kha in town.

    Salsa on Poplar.  Biggest, best homemade Tortilla Soup around.

    Casablanca, Poplar and Germantown Pkwy.  Lucious Lentil Soup. 

  4. Jason says:

    Agree with Heather about pho needing to be on this list, but in my opinion the best pho in town is at Pho Binh. I've tried them all and that place is as authentic as it gets!

  5. Chris says:

    I love the chicken and rice soup at El Porton. Buy the cup ($2.99) because it's really a bowlful and enjoy big shreds of tender white chicken, rice and an avocado slice or two all swimming in a flavorful broth with a healing little kick of spice. I get the large bowl to-go when I have a cold. It may not be a cure but it sure makes me feel better.

  6. Allison Williams says:

    Amerigo has an awesome shrimp bisque. And can't forget about La Baguette's tomato soup and Davis Kidd's tomato bleu cheese soup; those are both pretty great too.

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