Soup’s On! Unveiling the Magic of National Soup Month in Marion.

cup of soup with cheese on top

No more resolutions! January is about soup now! 

This month shouldn’t just be about new year’s resolutions; it’s national soup month for crying out loud! Instead of resolutions to be this or do that, let’s eat this soup and that soup! 

This soup:

Go a little fancy with Aquarium Lounge’s baked French onion soup. You don’t have to be fancy, but you can be consistent. Consider their red pepper soup with chicken aaaand the roasted red pepper bruschetta.

That soup:

Italian wedding soup is kind of a big deal around here. What restaurant has Italian wedding soup made by a married Italian man? Mama Di Roma’s! For all you commitment-phobes, the minestrone is good, too.

These soups:

Branch out from typical wintry flavors for new holiday faves at Kumo Japan in the Middletown Commons. Get a deliciously simple clear soup with beef broth and scallions, a miso soup of soybeans and tofu, or a Tom Yum soup filled with Thai hot and sour veggies. 

Say-Boy Restaurant’s savory soups are as good as slurped up. Potato soup is basically a necessity right now. The roasted cauliflower soup is like a lighter, fancier version with the same cozy effect. Remember, surprise soups are a possibility with specified soups of the day and week!

bowls of various soups with biscuits and cornbread in the middle

Those soups:

Dutchman’s Daughter is a treasure trove of soup sippin’! Go traditional with homemade soup beans and ham. Try their thick take on chili. Play it safe with their homemade vegetable soup, or sip dangerously. It toes the line between soup and entree: chicken and dumplings, also known as comfort in a bowl. 

Instead, you can always enjoy the process! Spend a relaxing evening inside making your own. Health Naturally has the rice, quinoa, and cheese for any healthy soup, while Speedway Market has the produce for it. Get some veg and vegetarian options for a tofu-y soupy season. 

Some pseudo-soups:

Looking for a sweeter soup on those unseasonably warm winter days? DJ’s 50s and 60s Diner has just the soup! If it can’t be classified as a salad or sandwich, then it must be a soup, right? Right. Try a creamy cinnamon vanilla milkshake, a black raspberry milkshake, or an old-fashioned vanilla or root beer float!

It’s not just bowls of frozen soup (ice cream) they make at Pufferbelly’s Ice Cream & Food Station. Soup gets pretty serious there. Get a new take on flavor combos with their roasted red pepper and potato soup. Stick with the classic chicken noodle or get something heartier with the vegetable beef. Their soup options are endless!

There’s no need to stress about making resolutions this year. If you are stressed, get comfy and watch the snow fall with a hot cup, bowl, or bread bowl of soup to sip and savor. 

Find other hearty bowls at Muriale’s Italian Kitchen, Colasessanos, Hermosilla’s Deli Market, and McAteer’s Restaurant

What’s your favorite soup? 




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