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Where to warm up with soup in Winston-Salem

Recipes at these restaurants keep customers coming back.

Close up of white bowl with red soup topped with chopped basil leaves.

Does this look like your next meal?

Photo by West End Cafe

There’s been plenty of talk about the teams, the halftime talent, and a certain VIP fan who’s expected at the Super Bowl. We want to discuss a different kind of bowl that’s hot in the Twin City. We’re talking about super bowls — of soup.

The real action is happening around local tables as people look for ways to tackle the cold weather. Whether you’re looking for a classic or something new to try, these are a few local restaurants that have a reputation for homemade recipes. Grab your spoon and take a time out to enjoy.

Hero House, 914 S. Stratford Rd.

Homemade tomato bisque soup is served daily in a cup or a bowl. The restaurant’s homemade Greek-style chicken and rice soup is on the menu during the cold-weather months.

Mama Zoe Michael’s, 2859 Reynolda Rd.

The restaurant has a rotating menu of 14 soups that are all made from scratch. The restaurant boil the bones in the broth for our soups, all are made from scratch.

Midtown Cafe and Dessertery, 151 S. Stratford Rd.

The chicken and rice with vegetables is a local favorite. You can also try the traditional beef soup with potatoes and vegetables, or ask for the soup of the day.

The Basil Leaf Thai, 690 St. George Square Ct.

The restaurant recently added a hot and sour soup to its menu lineup. The spicy and sour Tom Yam and the coconut Tom Kar can also be served with chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

White plate with spoon, napkin, and crackers wrapped in packaging. A bowl of soup is in the middle with chunks of chicken, noodles, and carrots.

Options at Mama Zoe Michael’s include chicken orzo, cream of broccoli, chunky beef vegetable, cheesy potato and chicken noodle soup (pictured).

Photo by WStoday

TJ’s Deli, 5017 Country Club Rd.

Italian chicken vegetable + cream of chicken and wild rice are staples on the menu. A soup of the day rotates. Choose between six, 12, or 16 ounces — or get a quart or gallon to take home.

West End Cafe, 926 W. 4th St.

The cafe’s famous chili is always on the menu. Rotating options like Brunswick stew and clam chowder have also become customer favorites over the restaurant’s 40 years.

What Da Pho, 102 W. 3rd St., Ste. 5 (inside Liberty Plaza)

Pho noodle soup is one of the signature dishes at the Vietnamese restaurant. There are also options that include steak, chicken, meatballs, or just vegetables.

Where do you go for your favorite cup of soup? Let us know.