Chicago’s Best Chicken Soup

January 25, 2011 2:00 PM

Need a warming cup of chicken soup? Steaming broth, warm chicken, fresh veggies and a taste of home cooking, is what you’ll find in every bowl featured here. Check out our list of some of the best chicken soup in Chicago. Soup’s on!

Ain’t She Sweet Cafe

526 E 43rd St
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 373-3530

This community based cafe is locally owned and operated. With huge portions of homemade chicken soup, it’s no secret Bronzeville residents can’t stay away. Delivery and pick-up options make this a great spot for chicken soup lovers on the go. Call daily for their soup specials.

Austrian Bakery

2523 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 244-9922

Austrian Bakery serves up some of the best chicken soup in the city. Great coffee, low prices and amazing homemade soups, bakery items and sandwiches are among the many reasons to try this hidden gem. What may look like your average bakery/deli on the outside, is truly a treasure on the inside. The chicken soup will make you feel like you’re eating at grandma’s table again.

Jason’s Deli

1258 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 850-0547
(See additional Chicagoland locations online)

Every savory soup starts with their original recipes, handed down from family members or created by the Jason’s Deli team. If you can only try one soup at Jason’s Deli, let it be the chicken pot pie! It’s chicken pot pie in a little bowl of heaven.

Manny’s Coffee Shop and Deli

1141 S. Jefferson
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 939-2855

The chicken soup at Manny’s is as good as their famous deli sandwiches. Their daily chicken soup special is chicken broth with matzo ball, kreplach, noodles, or rice. Manny’s soup makes a warm addition to any lunch.


2943 N. Broadway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-9800
(See additional Chicagoland locations online)

The Soupbox features 12 fresh-made soups daily. With over 64 different soups rotated in, there’s a new chicken soup to try almost every day. Featured chicken soups include; Rosemary Chicken Dumpling, Thai Coconut Curry Chicken – Gluten Free, Classic Chicken Noodle, Signature Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice and many more.

The Bagel Restaurant & Deli

3107 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

Celebrating their 60th year in Chicago, The Bagel Restaurant & Deli, may be known for their bagels but you can’t pass up the soup. Their delicious chicken broth soup with “the works”, includes; matzo ball, kreplach,
noodles, rice and kasha.

The Depot American Diner

5840 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 261-8422

The Depot American Diner is known for their “Blue Plate Special”. Each special comes with a choice of their house chicken noodle or soup of the day. American comfort soup at its best!


449 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 334-3688

XOCO, is part of the Rick Bayless dynasty of restaurants. The restaurant opens at 11AM daily and soup is on after 3PM. Their featured chicken soup includes; Wood-Roasted Chicken Pozole- Gunthorp chicken, pozole corn, rich broth, crunchy garnishes, ground red chile and lime.

Old L’Viv

2228 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-7250

Well-known in Ukrainian Village, is the Old L’Viv. For under $10, this hearty Ukrainian buffet is often stocked full of a little bit of everything. Before you fill up on the all-you-can-eat delights, try a bowl of their chicken soup. Old L’Viv is the ultimate spot for comforting, hearty, soup and food at an unbeatable price.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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