Winter is here, and while the days are cold and dark, sometimes all you need is a hot bowl of soup to warm up with. We have collated a list of places to head to for the tastiest and hearty soups in the city centre.

Federal Delicatessen matzo ball soup

Matzo Ball Soup, $13 - $19.50 | Federal Delicatessen, 86 Federal Street

Fed Deli exudes the charm of a classic New York-style deli, offering a warm and welcoming ambiance that sets the stage for a culinary journey. Among its revered menu items, the Matzo Ball Soup stands out as a timeless gem. Served generously in a golden-hued broth, the fluffy matzo balls (bagel dumplings) strike the perfect balance between tenderness and firmness, soaking up the essence of the aromatic vegetables, succulent chicken, and flavorful herbs and spices.  


Beef, chicken, pork or vegetarian pho, $14 | Hello Mister, AMP Tower, 29a Customs Street West

Experience the vibrant tapestry of Vietnamese cuisine with our delectable Pho. Choose from Beef, Chicken, Pork, or Vegetarian options, each brimming with unique flavors. Savor tender meats or wholesome veggies immersed in rich, aromatic broth. A taste of tradition and innovation in every delightful spoonful.


Soupe a l'oignon, $26 | Origine, Commercial Bay

There's no greater comfort than indulging in a piping hot bowl of soupe à l'oignon. Origine's features a hearty oxtail and mushroom broth, complemented by caramelized onions and a side of oxtail and Comté baguette. It's the ultimate dish to evoke that warm, homely feeling.


Spicy tonkotsu ramen, $19 | Go Ramen, 10 Durham Lane East

Indulge in a tantalizing adventure for your taste buds with Go Ramen's Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen. Immerse yourself in a bowl of creamy pork bone broth artfully infused with a bold and fiery spice that ignites the senses. Tender char siu pork, marinated soft-boiled egg, and perfectly textured ramen noodles complete this masterpiece. The fusion of rich umami and tantalizing heat will transport you to a realm of unparalleled satisfaction.

Good Life Super Food

Pumpkin Parmesan Soup, $10 | Goodlife Super Food, 47 Fort Street

Good Life Super Food is always a great spot for quick, healthy meals during these winter days. They focus on nutritious, fresh food in eco-friendly packaging. You can bring your own reusable container to minimise impact on the environment. There are so many yummy soups to choose from, such as Red Lentil and Broccoli Bean Cheddar and of course the Pumpkin Parmesan. Sourdough and butter is also available to add to your order. 

Dumpling and Bao

Braised Beef Noodle Soup $22.10 | Dumplings and Bao, 151 Victoria Street West

Dumplings and Bao is a must visit, not just for their tasty baos and dumplings! In these winter months, check out their Braised Beef Noodle Soup served with bok choy, lettuce, bean sprouts and spring onions. You can choose between egg or rice noodles as well as what dumplings you want in the soup, plus it comes with a side of crisps. 


Soup of the Day, $13.50 | Scarecrow, 33 Victoria Street East 

Visit Scarecrow for a cosy, ambient atmosphere and delicious cuisine. Their cabinet is always full of delicious sides and desserts and their soups - packed full of nutritious ingredients and paired with artisan bread for dipping - are always changing and are hugely popular in the winter months.

Last updated: 03 November 2023