Soup Stores: Best Tuscaloosa soups for braving the cold weather

Soup Stores: Best Tuscaloosa soups for braving the cold weather
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While January signals the beginning of a new year, it is also one of the coldest and dreariest months by far. Yesterday's snow scare is behind us, but temperatures aren't getting any warmer. When it’s cold outside, there is nothing better than to end your day with a hot bowl of soup for dinner. Here is a list of the best bowls of soup in Tuscaloosa and where you can get them.


The Chef’s Soup Du Jour at the charming Evangeline's is perfect for anyone who likes a surprise. This soup changes daily and is a daily inspired from the chef’s freshest ingredients.

Olive Garden 

Minestrone is a vegetarian classic, and Olive Garden serves up a delicious classic. The soup consists of fresh vegetables, beans and pasta mixed in a light tomato broth. Additionally, it’s one of Olive Garden’s most popular soups. Their chicken and gnocchi soup is perfect for all creamy soup lovers. It’s made with roasted chicken, traditional Italian dumplings and spinach.The Zuppa Toscana soup is another Olive Garden favorite. It's made with spicy Italian sausage, fresh kale and russet potatoes in a creamy broth. With the sausage and potatoes combination, Zuppa Toscana is a very filling soup.


For a Mexican take on a winter broth, try the Chuy's Tortilla Soup. Chuy’s Tortilla Soup consists of homemade chicken broth with freshly roasted chicken, avocado, roasted corn, green chiles, tomatoes and cilantro. Lastly, the soup is topped with cheese and tortilla strips. 


The Lobster and Crab Bisque is Newk’s most popular soup. This bisque is made with blue crab and lobster meat mixed in a savory broth and finished with sherry. Newk's is also the place for chowder lovers. The corn and crab chowder is perfect for anyone who likes a little spice with their food. Newk’s Corn and Crab Chowder is made with sweet corn, crab, meat, onions, celery and green bell peppers.

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