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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.


CAVA: 1201 Wilson Blvd., 703-652-7880

Although CAVA's focus is on bowls they do have a roasted 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 gruyere and onion. View menu.


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

Cosi has a good selection of soups from which to choose. Their offerings include tomato basil, chicken noodle, Mediterranean lentil and shrimp and corn chowder. 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


Open Road: 1201 Wilson Blvd., 703-876-6060

Looking to spice up your day with a great bowl of chili? Open Road has a great chili bowl small plate. Enjoy yours with one of their fantastic seasonal brews. 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 vegetarian autumn squash soup. 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

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


Thai Select: 1713 Wilson Blvd., 703-567-7527

Located in the Colonial Village Shopping Center, Thai Select is a great place to go for classics such as tom yum soup and wonton soup. Plus, they also have a great assortment of noodle soups. View menu.


Happy Endings Eatery: Corner of 19th + N. Moore Sts.

Happy Endings is a great place to get your Vietnamese pho fix. You can order a signature bowl or create your own. Try their shirataki noodles, which are low carb and low calorie. View their Instagram. Here's a pic of their delicious Pho: 


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