Look down the street and you’ll see rows of trees with leaves the colour of burnt orange, vivid yellow, and deep purple. Hurried squirrels are busily hiding chestnuts in the ground along the sidewalk, and soon the peaks of the North Shore Mountains will be dusted with snow. This is the time of year where a hot bowl of soup is just what you need, and here are the four best places to get it in Kitsilano.
This is not your ordinary pho restaurant. At Chi you’ll be getting some of the top pho in the city, made with either free-range chicken or waygu beef. The Ca Ri Lac Xa (curry laksa soup) is also wonderful, made with fragrant coconut lemongrass broth, egg noodles, fish cakes, fish balls, and prawns.
Chi Modern Vietnamese, 1935 West 4th Avenue, 604-336-3010, chirestaurantbar.com
A classic comfort food spot and their soups are hearty, rich, and delicious. Try the Crab Bisque, Yummy Carrot, Mushroom Medley, or the Straight Up Tomato, depending on your mood. Add one of their grilled sandwiches on the side for extra indulgence.
Burgoo Bistro, 2272 West 4th Avenue, 604-734-3478, burgoo.ca
For any pesky cold or flu symptoms, Solly’s Chicken Matzo Ball Soup truly does wonders. Slurp it up inside or bring some of the stuff home to slowly sip away over the next few days. If your appetite is back, try a Doggle on the side just for fun (it’s an all-beef hot dog baked in a delicious swirly sweet dough).
Solly’s, 2873 West Broadway, 604-675-9770, sollysbagelry.com
Perfect for a fast but healthy lunch option, Tractor has three excellent soups on the menu including a Butternut Squash, Tomato Fennel, and a Black Bean with corn and quinoa. Take it to go or eat in. And don’t forget to try their always awesome Double Chocolate Pistachio and Pecan Cookies for dessert.
Tractor Foods, 1903 West 4th Avenue, 604-736-2505, tractorfoods.com
Last modified: October 14, 2017