Where to go for a good bowl of soup . . . 


because it's everybody's favorite cold-weather lunch

You can't beat a good bowl of soup for lunch, particularly in the wintertime. It's warming, comforting, satisfying and relatively inexpensive. Rosslyn has lots of good places to pick up some traditional and not-so-traditional choices. Here's where you can go the next time you're craving something hot:

Barley Mac: 1600 Wilson Blvd., 571-800-3070

A great sit-down restaurant serving American comfort food with a modern twist, Barley Mac has a great bowl of French onion soup. View menu.   

 

Ben's Chili Bowl: 1725 Wilson Blvd., 571-312-1091

Choose from Ben's Famous Chili with ground beef, peppers and onions or their vegetarian chili with textured vegetable protein, tomatoes, green peppers and onions. View menu

 

Bethesda Bagels: 1851 N. Moore St., 703-312-1130

Enjoy matzo ball soup and chicken noodle soup. View menu.

 

The Brown Bag: 1735 N. Lynn St., 703-247-2121

The Brown Bag serves chicken noodle soup and tomato basil daily but also has a menu of more unusual soups that change daily, such as shrimp bisque and red pepper and gouda. View menu.

 

CAVA: 1201 Wilson Blvd., 703-652-7880

Although CAVA's focus is on bowls they do have an heirloom tomato soup that they serve in the colder months. View menu.

 

cityhouse: 1325 Wilson Blvd., 703-276-8999

Enjoy fine dining at cityhouse, located at Hyatt Centric Arlington. Their lunchtime winter soups include cream of crab and vegetarian heirloom tomato. View menu.

 

Cosi: 1801 Lynn St., 703-294-6750

Cosi has a good selection of soups from which to choose. Their offerings include French onion, tomato basil, chicken noodle, turkey chili and Mediterranean lentil. View menu.

 

Heavy Seas Alehouse: 1501 Wilson Blvd., 703-879-4388

Serving craft beer brewed in Baltimore, Md., Heavy Seas Alehouse has some great (and complementary!) onion and ale soup. View menu.

 

Kanpai Japanese Cuisine: 1401 Wilson Blvd., 703-527-8400

This family owned and operated Japanese restaurant serves some great soups, including miso soup, shumai and gyoza. View menu

 

Panera Bread: 1700 N. Moore St., 703-812-4690

Like Cosi, Panera offers good variety, including ten-vegetable soup, turkey chili, low-fat chicken noodle, baked potato, broccoli cheddar, vegetarian creamy tomato, cream of chicken and wild rice, French onion and New England clam chowder. View menu.

 

The Perfect Pita: 1735 N. Lynn St., 703-522-7482

Although their menu focuses on pita sandwiches, The Perfect Pita does serve navy bean soup as part of their vegan menu. View menu.

 

Pho 75: 1721 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-7355

This place is more or less a soup paradise. All they serve is pho: Vietnamese noodle soup. You get to choose various proteins and then they add noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, basil and lime. It's delicious. Plus, the space is totally no-frills, which only adds to its charm. The Washington Post named their steak soup one of their top soups to get you through the winter. View menu.

 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: 1735 N. Lynn St., 703-717-5033

Potbelly's selection of soups includes chicken pot pie, beef chili, broccoli cheddar, chicken enchilada, garden vegetable, loaded baked potato and classic tomato. View menu.

 

Saigon Noodles & Grill: 1800 Wilson Blvd., 703-566-5940

Newly arrived in Rosslyn, Saigon Noodles & Grill serves a great variety of Vietnamese pho (beef noodle soup), as well as rice noodle and egg noodle soups. View menu.

Cosi's French onion soup

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