Perfect Spots in Downtown Norfolk for Soup Weather

When it's cold and dreary, there's nothing better than cozying up to a steaming, comforting bowl of soup. That's right: it's soup weather in Downtown Norfolk — and our restaurants are serving up soups galore!

We've rounded up some of Downtown Norfolk's best soups for you here. All you have to do is brave the chilly air long enough to go grab it for takeout, dine in, or even take advantage of some heated outdoor dining, and enjoy. Soup's on!

She Crab Soup Mania

She Crab Soup
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She Crab Soup: Our region that loves She Crab Soup – and really, can you blame us? What’s not to love about creamy, stick-to-your-ribs, warm-your-heart-and-stomach, rich crabby goodness? 

You’re in luck: Downtown Norfolk has a lot of She Crab Soup to offer. Try them all and pick who you think is the She Crab King. Get your fix at:

Asian-Inspired Soups

Tom Yum Soup @ Rama Garden ThaiRama Garden serves up a delicious and savory classic lemongrass Tom Yum Soup with your choice of shrimp, chicken, veggies, or tofu.

Egg Drop Soup @ Ya Ya Asian Gourmet HouseSome days, you just want some reliable, comforting soup to grab and go. Ya Ya Asian Gourmet House has you covered with their delicious classic egg drop, wonton, or sweet and sour soups.

Traditional Comfort

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
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Tomato Bisque @ Grilled Cheese BistroTake your childhood comfort meal up a notch at Grilled Cheese Bistro with some Tomato Bisque and a grown-up grilled cheese sandwich, like the amazing Dreamin’ of Rueben or the Don Quioxte with fontina, parmesan, sautéed onion, mushroom, roasted red pepper, and an olive tapenade.

French Onion Soup @ Voila! Cusine InternationaleEverybody loves French Onion Soup, and Voila! Cuisine Internationale has a French Onion Gratinee that’s just to die for.

Trendy and Different

Fruitive Pour Over Soup
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Sesame Ginger Pour Over @ FruitiveTry a pour over soup from Fruitive: delicious ingredients served all together with vegetable broth to pour over as the finishing touch to let the soup come alive. The Sesame Ginger, with shirataki noodles, spinach, red pepper, edamame, carrots, ginger, spicy cashews, sesame oil, tamari, and broth is so worth the adventure – and vegan-friendly!

Bone Broth @ The Stockpot NorfolkIf you’ve been on Instagram in the last couple of years, you have surely heard the hype around bone broth. Now you can reap in all the health benefits of Bone Broth at Stockpot.

Vegan Palak Soup @ Saffron Indian Bistro: Add a little spice to your life with either the Vegan Lentil Soup or Vegan Palak Soup at Saffron. 

CPK 2 Soups in a Bowl
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Two Soups in a Bowl @ California Pizza KitchenTwo, two, two soups in one! It’s miraculous, it’s delicious, it’s California Pizza Kitchen’s “Two Soups in a Bowl” – your choice of two CPK signature soups side by side in the same bowl. We like the combo of Baked Potato and Dakota Smashed Pea.

A Whole Meal in a Bowl

Stockpot Ramen
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Ramen @ The Stockpot NorfolkYou can’t talk about soups without talking about Stockpot and their incredible ramen night. Try a different ramen every week on Wednesday nights.

Goulash @ Monastery RestaurantNothing is better than a cozy, filling soup in a cozy, romantic setting. Monastery really delivers with a few different Goulash options. 

Chicken and Crawfish Gumbo @ Norfolk Seafood Company/Big Easy Oyster BarThe Chicken and Crawfish Gumbo at Norfolk Seafood Company lets you take a trip to the Big Easy without ever leaving Downtown Norfolk.