Thaw Out: 7 Soups, Stews, and Hot Drinks in Memphis
When it’s chilly in Memphis, there’s nothing better than some fresh made soups and hot beverages to warm you up. Here’s a roundup of Memphis cold weather soups, teas, and coffee.
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 the 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. There are locations midtown and downtown. Read more about the Slider Inn here and here.
3. Frogmore Stew from Sweet Grass Next Door
The soup, which is really more like gumbo, is loaded with corn, potatoes, slices of house-made 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. Otherlands has plenty of other hot coffee-based drinks to keep you warm.
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. Read more about Memphis coffee shops here.
7. Aztec Soup From Las Delicias
It’s the simplest thing, but Memphians love it: the Aztec chicken soup from Las Delicias. It’s savory broth, shredded chicken, onions, and cilantro. Las D serves their fresh and straightforward Mexican favorites like tacos, tortas, and guac from three Memphis locations. It’s all affordable, too. If you want some extra warming, go for a margarita. It’s the only time you’ll find me drinking tequila, because theirs are fresh and tart rather than syrup-y and sour. Read more here.
More things you might like:
- Warm Up With (More) Soups In Memphis
- Things To Do in Memphis #44: Experience the Smorgasbord that is Soup Sunday
Originally published January 2014. Updated January 2020.