Where to get soup in Lexington

It’s cold out there. Thaw out with a bowl of soul-warming soup from one of these local Lexington restaurants.

A bowl of tomato soup with a piece of bread and spoon next to it.

Lexingtonians sure do love the tomato soup from Smashing Tomato. | Photo courtesy of @pizzakissedbytheflame

It’s soup season, LEX. There’s nothing better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day or when you’re feeling a little under the weather.

We asked for your favorite spots, so today we’re serving up those places around the Horse Capital of the World that cook up “good soup.” Fun fact: Based on your submissions, Lexington seems to have a love affair with a classic tomato soup.

Smashing Tomato, Locations vary

The tomato basil chicken soup at this local pizza spot was by far the most loved + recommended soup across our social media posts. “I don’t even really like soup and that stuff is addicting.” — @jackieherbwinter

Winchell’s, 348 Southland Dr.

This neighborhood sports bar is the ideal spot to cheer on your favorite team and grab a bowl of fan-favorite tomato basil or white bean soups.

Joe Bologna’s, 120 W. Maxwell St.

While known for its giant bread sticks, pizzas, and pastas, y’all also love the cream of potato + dill soup.

Coles 735 Main, 735 E. Main St.

The cozy vibes of this Southern staple are amped up thanks to the truffle-infused lobster bisque.

Le Deauville, 199 N. Limestone

If you’re looking to switch it up from our downtown French spot’s famous mussels, our followers recommend spooning up some French onion soup.

Everest, 1801 Alexandria Dr.

Instagram follower @soni_npl loves the dal (aka lentil) soup from this Nepalese and Indian restaurant, which can be made vegetarian or with chicken.

A table filled with sandwiches and bowls of soup.

You’ll feel like family with a filling lunch from Dad’s Favorite. | Photo by @libbys_food_mood

Dad’s Favorites, 820 Lane Allen Rd.

The second most popular spot to get local soups was this Southland staple. In particular, our followers love the potato soup, Mexican corn chowder, and the classic tomato soup with grilled cheese.

Archa Nine, Various locations

Warm up with three different soup options at this Thai kitchen including Tom Yum, Tom Kah, and Gow Lao Beef.

Smithtown Seafood, 501 W. Sixth St.

Get the taste of the coastal Northeast right here at home with a big bowl of clam chowder — check their social media for availability.

Han Woo Ri, 371 S. Limestone

The miso soup + Soon Doo Boo — a spicy seafood + tofu soup — will warm you from the inside out at this campus Korean joint.

Far Out Espresso, 496 E. High St.

Don’t let the name fool you, @semiferalbrooke says the this grilled cheese and tomato soup combo at this Woodland coffee shop is “a hidden gem.”

Holly Hill Inn, 426 N. Winter St., Midway

Whisk yourself away to Woodford County to try the Polpettine en Brodo, an Italian meatball soup, on the brunch menu.

Malone’s, Locations vary

Step aside Lexingtonian salad, the new bourbon corn chowder is “over-the-top delicious” according to @carmenjeancovert. Another crowd-pleaser listed is the steak soup.

a sandwich and soup

A sandwich from The Courtyard Deli | Photo by LEXtoday

Courtyard Deli, 351 Church St.

The majority of Lexington agrees, that this downtown destination is soup-erb lunch spot.

Kentucky Native Cafe, 417 E. Maxwell

The menu rotates almost daily at our hidden outdoor oasis, but recent fan-favorites include the barley + mushroom soup, tomato soup, and butternut squash with sage butter.

Lockbox, 167 W. Main St.

Get a bowl of the seasonal creamy porcini mushroom soup with hazelnut from this downtown spot. “It’s like a warm hug in a bowl!” — @rachel_rubino

Carson’s, Various locations

According to soup connoisseur @e_sharp18, the buffalo chicken soup here is No. 1.

The Mousetrap, 3323 Tates Creek Rd.

No matter what the soup du jour is, our followers say that they all knock it out of the park. This week, you can try chili, creamy wild mushroom soup, or Louisiana gumbo.

Rows of to go containers full of broth.

Warm your bones with nourishing broth. | Photo courtesy of @nourishedfolks

Nourished Folks, 101 Loudon Ave.

Just like the name suggests, nourish your body with chicken or vegetable broth or stop by for Friday lunch to see the weekly special.

Distilled on Jefferson, 157 Jefferson St.

This spot delivers the flavors of the Deep South to Jefferson Street with its “so so so so so good” Low Country She Crab Soup, according to @landersshelton

Epping’s on Eastside, 264 Walton Ave.

The Blue Crab Bisque featuring pickled corn relish and charred poblano is guaranteed to warm you up inside and out.

El Rancho Tapatio, 144 Burt Rd.

If you’re looking for the best chicken and veggie soup, @debachatz says this Southland Mexican restaurant has it.

Palmer’s Fresh Grill, 161 Lexington Green Cir.

Choose from two hearty bowls of goodness including the Corn and Clam Chowder or Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Gouda Bisque.

Yearling Kitchen, 610 W. Third St.

Blue Stallion’s new kitchen serves up a new soup every week including Creamy Garlic, Three-Bean Chili, and Tomato Bisque.

Josie’s, 821 Chevy Chase Pl.

While this local spot is popular for its all-day breakfast menu, the Tomato Bisque is a must try.

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