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Hit up Mot Hai Ba for some standout soup.
Hit up Mot Hai Ba for some standout soup.
Photo: Robert Strickland/EDFW

13 Bowls of Soup to Warm You Up This Fall

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Hit up Mot Hai Ba for some standout soup.
| Photo: Robert Strickland/EDFW

It finally feels like fall outside, and as is typically the case in Dallas anytime the mercury drops below 70 degrees or so, people are now busting out their fur-trimmed parkas. Now that it's possible to enjoy a steaming bowl of soup without breaking a sweat, here's a map of 13 very different soups to warm you up this fall and winter, whether you're in the mood for something spicy, handmade noodles, classic matzoh ball, or perhaps something a bit more adventurous.


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Belly & Trumpet

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Cozy up with a bowl of chef Brian Zenner's caldo verde, aka Portuguese green soup. A hearty chicken broth with kale, potato and Spanish chorizo can serve as the center of a warming winter dinner (especially when paired with an order of beef tongue steamed buns).

Cosmic Cafe

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Soak up the cosmic hippie atmosphere at this healthy Oak Lawn staple while you enjoy a steaming bowl of dahl, Indian-spiced broth with lentils and a side of naan for dipping.

Deli News

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Authentic Jewish deli food isn't exactly easy to find here in DFW, so it's worth the trek to North Dallas for a bowl of matzoh ball soup; the broth is flavorful and the matzoh balls are properly fluffy.

Hattie's

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Proceed to this charming Bishop Arts mainstay for a bowl of creamy tomato bisque garnished with a baby grilled cheese sandwich that will make you say, "Mom who?" (Sorry, Mom.)

Kostas Cafe

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The classic Greek soup avgolemono is the cure for whatever might be ailing you on a cold day. (If you've never had it, imagine egg drop soup with the addition of lemon juice and rice.)

LA HanBat Sul Lang Tang

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Pho is always awesome, but why not branch out? This Koreatown spot serves up tasty traditional Korean beef soup that comes with noodles and rice for an extra-filling meal, plus plenty of fiery chili paste to doctor it up to your liking. [Photo: Sunny L./Yelp]

The Libertine

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The Libertine's jalapeno cream soup is a menu staple for a reason: Rich, creamy and warming without being overly spicy, it's perfect washed down with a hoppy pale ale.

Malai Kitchen

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There are many good bowls of the Thai staple tom kha gai to be found in this city, but we keep coming back to Malai's version, which is studded with juicy chunks of chicken breast and tangy-sweet cherry tomatoes. [Photo: Claire McCormack]

Monkey King Noodle Co.

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Monkey King may still be in its soft opening phase, but it's already drawing long lines at lunchtime for its incredible spicy beef noodle soup. The bouncy handmade noodles steal the show, but the spicy, meaty broth is nothing to sneeze at either.

Mot Hai Ba

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The pho here is solid, but its outshone by the incredible rice noodle soup adorned with perfectly charred pork belly and a plump pork meatball. (Fair warning: This dish is only available at lunch.)

Tanoshii

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The spicy miso ramen is the way to go at the city's very first dedicated ramen shop. It comes with pork belly, corn and bean sprouts, but we recommend adding a soft-boiled egg to make it a little more hearty.
Everyone gushes about the ramen at Teiichi Sakurai's ever-impressive One Arts Plaza spot, but if you can bear to branch out, order the hot duck soba. (Yes, it's as good as it sounds.)

Tipico's

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The homestyle chicken soup here is served steaming hot and chock-full of bone-in chicken pieces, carrots, potatoes and cabbage, plus rice and lime wedges on the side, and comes flanked with incredible housemade tortillas (corn or flour).

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Belly & Trumpet

Cozy up with a bowl of chef Brian Zenner's caldo verde, aka Portuguese green soup. A hearty chicken broth with kale, potato and Spanish chorizo can serve as the center of a warming winter dinner (especially when paired with an order of beef tongue steamed buns).

Cosmic Cafe

Soak up the cosmic hippie atmosphere at this healthy Oak Lawn staple while you enjoy a steaming bowl of dahl, Indian-spiced broth with lentils and a side of naan for dipping.

Deli News

Authentic Jewish deli food isn't exactly easy to find here in DFW, so it's worth the trek to North Dallas for a bowl of matzoh ball soup; the broth is flavorful and the matzoh balls are properly fluffy.

Hattie's

Proceed to this charming Bishop Arts mainstay for a bowl of creamy tomato bisque garnished with a baby grilled cheese sandwich that will make you say, "Mom who?" (Sorry, Mom.)

Kostas Cafe

The classic Greek soup avgolemono is the cure for whatever might be ailing you on a cold day. (If you've never had it, imagine egg drop soup with the addition of lemon juice and rice.)

LA HanBat Sul Lang Tang

Pho is always awesome, but why not branch out? This Koreatown spot serves up tasty traditional Korean beef soup that comes with noodles and rice for an extra-filling meal, plus plenty of fiery chili paste to doctor it up to your liking. [Photo: Sunny L./Yelp]

The Libertine

The Libertine's jalapeno cream soup is a menu staple for a reason: Rich, creamy and warming without being overly spicy, it's perfect washed down with a hoppy pale ale.

Malai Kitchen

There are many good bowls of the Thai staple tom kha gai to be found in this city, but we keep coming back to Malai's version, which is studded with juicy chunks of chicken breast and tangy-sweet cherry tomatoes. [Photo: Claire McCormack]

Monkey King Noodle Co.

Monkey King may still be in its soft opening phase, but it's already drawing long lines at lunchtime for its incredible spicy beef noodle soup. The bouncy handmade noodles steal the show, but the spicy, meaty broth is nothing to sneeze at either.

Mot Hai Ba

The pho here is solid, but its outshone by the incredible rice noodle soup adorned with perfectly charred pork belly and a plump pork meatball. (Fair warning: This dish is only available at lunch.)

Tanoshii

The spicy miso ramen is the way to go at the city's very first dedicated ramen shop. It comes with pork belly, corn and bean sprouts, but we recommend adding a soft-boiled egg to make it a little more hearty.

Tei-An

Everyone gushes about the ramen at Teiichi Sakurai's ever-impressive One Arts Plaza spot, but if you can bear to branch out, order the hot duck soba. (Yes, it's as good as it sounds.)

Tipico's

The homestyle chicken soup here is served steaming hot and chock-full of bone-in chicken pieces, carrots, potatoes and cabbage, plus rice and lime wedges on the side, and comes flanked with incredible housemade tortillas (corn or flour).

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