DiningIn Staff Picks: Best Bowl Of Soup
Winter 2014 has arrived in full force. Nor’easters are hitting two of DiningIn’s home cities, Boston and Philadelphia, seemingly every other week; it’s sometimes colder in Dallas than it is in Chicago; worst of all, the city of Minneapolis regularly finds itself below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Basically, it’s that time of year to make sure you’re eating a warm cup of soup at least once or twice a week, A) to stay warm and B) to fight colds and viruses – especially in the northern half of the U.S. Instead of eating a can of condensed soup, though, I’ve rounded up a few members of the DiningIn squad to tell us where exactly our valued customers can find the best bowls of soup in each of the cities that we operate in.
Nancy P, Boston Customer Experience - Legal Seafood’s Clam Chowder is one of the best clam chowders in the entire New England area, and one of the most famous in the world. From its creamy goodness to the fresh taste of the clams, you can never go wrong with a bowl on a cold day.
Anthony E, Chicago Quality Control - I just tried Pho from Big Bowl – whoa! So delicious! For those of you who don’t know, Pho is the proper name of Vietnamese Noodle Soup. I usually order their Hot & Sour soup, but decided to try something different this time. Pho is my new favorite, and is the perfect complement to spice up an entree with a mild or sweet sauce (such as the sweet and sour lemon sauce). I recommend this soup with a mild or sweet dish because its savory, and the chili’s give it a spicy kick. The Pho from Big Bowl is “pho-nomenal”!
Isabella N, Dallas Customer Service - I love a cup of good soup on a Fall or Winter day! It not only warms the body, it warms the soul! Being Jewish, I grew up with homemade Chicken Soup during the Fall every weekend, so I love a good cup of hot soup. Although I love Chicken Soup, I love it when I have the best Broccoli and Cheese Soup from Black Eyed Pea! It is not my Babushka’s homemade Chicken Soup, but it takes me back to growing up with my heritage and does warm my soul! It is pure comfort food and it also tastes soooooo good, the best soup around, REALLY!
Matt A, Minneapolis Marketing Copywriter – We’re now in the year 2014, and quality French Onion Soup is truly a delicacy in this world now. This is a sad but true statement, but luckily for our Minnesotan customer base, they can get the French Onion Soup from Timberlodge Steakhouse in Eden Prairie. The best part is that Timberlodge Steakhouse doesn’t solely use one type of cheese to cover their French Onion Soup with – they use two! Everyone knows the number one rule of cooking is the more cheese there is, the better it is.
Joe G, Philadelphia General Manager - Growing up, my father turned me onto Cream of mushroom soup. Nothing fancy; just condensed canned soup. It was always served piping hot and always delicious. I loved nothing more than that “stuff” from a can. Well…time goes on and people grow up. My love for Cream of Mushroom soup is still intact, but my #1 source has changed. Friday Saturday Sunday is now my go-to place, and my starter of choice is always their infamous Cream of Mushroom soup. They use local Kennett Square mushrooms and chop them up so fine that every spoonful is always full of mushroom-goodness. It may not be the cheapest soup in the world, but it is definitely worth every penny and is certainly a huge upgrade from the “canned stuff.”