5 of Edmonton’s Best Soups

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As temperatures dip, there’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of something hot and hearty. Take your taste buds on a journey and satiate your soup cravings with these dishes from Edmonton restaurants!

1. Budae Jjigae from Hanjan

From their perfectly cooked pork belly to the fluffy Honey Butter Toast, every item on Hanjan’s menu is a hit—and their Budae Jjigae is no exception. Otherwise known as “Korean army stew,” this flavourful and spicy broth is filled with ham, sausages, rice cakes, and ramen noodles. Served in a giant stoneware pot and great for sharing!

Downtown: 10166–114 St. | 780-758-3033 | South: 3735–99 St. | 587-454-3333 | hanjan.ca

2. Pickle Soup from Continental Treat

Arguably one of Edmonton’s most famous dishes, Continental Treat’s Pickle Soup is a cult classic. Cream-based and chock full of chopped veggies, this soup is infused with pieces of pickle and a tiny bit of brine. Pair it with one of Continental Treat’s gluten-free sandwiches for the perfect cold- weather meal.

Downtown: 9698 Jasper Ave. | 780-758-0442 | Old Strathcona: 10560–82 Ave. | 780-433-7432 | ctfinebistro.com 

3. Chicken Truffle Shoyu Ramen from Dorinku Osaka

Founded by the team behind DOSC and Japonais Bistro, Dorinku will transport you to Japan through their unique takes on classic street food dishes. This chicken, clam, and soy based broth offers the ultimate umami flavour. Add tender noodles, rolled chicken thighs, and a perfectly jammy egg and this is a bowl of soup you could get lost in.

10328 Jasper Ave. | 780-761-9990 | osaka.dorinku.ca

4. Borscht from High Level Diner

There’s nothing more beautiful than a bright red bowl of borscht. This tart Ukrainian soup gets its colour from fresh beets and often also contains dill, potatoes, and cabbage. While there’s tons of variations on this classic dish, High Level Diner’s award-winning take deserves all the hype it receives. Their exclusive borscht is only available on Thursdays as part of their Ukrainian platter, but we promise it’s worth it! Plus who can say no to house-made perogies?

10912–88 Ave. | 780-433-0993 | highleveldiner.com

5. Vegan Pho from An Chay

With offerings ranging from Green Papaya Salad to their meatless Vermicelli Special, An Chay has been slinging all-veggie Vietnamese food in Edmonton since 2017. Check out this family-owned restaurant for a delicious bowl of plant-based Pho that appeals to meat-eaters and vegans alike. With five-spiced broth, fresh tofu, and enoki mushrooms, this soup is healthy, warm, and the perfect antidote to all your cold weather blues.

11203 Jasper Ave. | 780-752-2203 | anchayrestaurant.business.site

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