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The 14 Best Soup Spots In San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

There are few things as enjoyable as the freshly baked bread and hearty bowls of soup available at these San Diego stores. We assimilated millions of diner and expert reviews from top review sites to find the heartiest soups in San Diego. Indulge in a bread bowl filled with clam chowder or keep it light with chicken or tomato soup at these top restaurants.

Find the perfect Soup spot

Supannee House of Thai & Catering

Asian, $$, Roseville - Fleet RidgeAsian, $$San Diego, Roseville - Fleet Ridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Thai Restaurants in San Diego, CA

    Three Best Rated
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat in Point Loma

    Eater, 2019

55 Thai Kitchen

Thai, $, Golden HillThai, $San Diego, Golden Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat in Golden Hill

    Eater, 2020

Taste Of Denmark

HillcrestSan Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

The Smoking Goat

French, $$$, North ParkFrench, $$$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Soup Du Jour

Asian, $$, Serra MesaAsian, $$San Diego, Serra Mesa
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Thanh Tinh Chay

Vietnamese, $, Teralta EastVietnamese, $San Diego, Teralta East
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Mary's Gourmet Salads

American, La JollaAmericanSan Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Our Green Affair

Pacific BeachSan Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Paragon Deli Cafe

Deli, $$, La PlayaDeli, $$San Diego, La Playa
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Zzan Hillcrest

Korean, HillcrestKoreanSan Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Goi Cuon

Vietnamese, $, HillcrestVietnamese, $San Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Bread and Cheese Eatery

American, East VillageAmericanSan Diego, East Village
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Soi OB

Thai, Ocean BeachThaiSan Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

La Bonne Table

French, $$$, HillcrestFrench, $$$San Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    San Diego's Essential Brunch Restaurants

    Eater, 2017

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Soup craving shouldn't be so tough. We analyzed 624 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Three Best Rated, 10162 San Diego restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - San Diego's Essential Brunch Restaurants, Three Best Rated - 3 Best Thai Restaurants in San Diego, CA and Eater - Where to Eat in Golden Hill. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. If your next meal is in any of these ten restaurants, the Soup aficionado in you will rejoice.

Most common questions

Sushi Ota, Supannee House of Thai & Catering, and The Smoking Goat are the highest-rated soup spots that are good for groups in San Diego.

Supannee House of Thai & Catering, Thanh Tinh Chay Our Green Affair are the highest-rated vegan soup places in San Diego.

Sushi Ota, Supannee House of Thai & Catering, and 55 Thai Kitchen have outdoor seating and soup in San Diego.

Sushi Ota, Supannee House of Thai & Catering, and 55 Thai Kitchen are the highest-rated soup spots to get a quick lunch in San Diego.

Sushi Ota, The Smoking Goat, and Top of the Market - San Diego are the highest-rated upscale spots for soup in San Diego.

Drink pairing tips for Soup

  • The perfect complement to green soup


    Experts suggest pairing a green soup with a glass of Soave, a popular white wine.


  • Chardonnay with your mushroom soup

    That creamy mushroom soupyou’re thinking about would be beautifully complemented by a lightly oaked white wine, like Chardonnay!

  • The ultimate drink pairing for vegetable soup


    Knowing what to pair with vegetable soup can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Pinot Grigio. This, dry, white wine balances the creamy vegetable soup.

Factoids about Soup

  • The origin of soup

    The soup was only thought up in 6000 .B.C.! We wonder what people ever did without some good soup in their lives...

  • All about homemade soup

    homemade soup lovers in The United States indulge in homemade soup come February to celebrate National Homemade Soup Day.

  • The world-record holder

    Bob Shoudt knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 23 pounds of salmon chowder, setting a world record in the process!

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