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The Comfort Food Quest Where to Go for the Absolute Best Soup in Calgary

The Comfort Food Quest: Where to Go for the Absolute Best Soup in Calgary 

Unfortunately, we’re not Peter Pan knocking outside your window, ready to whisk you away to Neverland. However, we can guarantee an equally exciting venture – a trip to the world of culinary delights in Calgary!

Today’s excursion revolves around the magical world of soup, that classic comfort food that many of us know and love. While the restaurants we picked for this list may not quite give you eternal youth, their soups should nevertheless send you back to a warmer, comforting time.

1. Primal Grounds and Soup Company 

Address: 5255 Richmond Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3E 7C5, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-454-5282
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 5 PM 

Offering a variety of gluten-free soups, Primal Grounds has a lot of delicious, handmade creations. While most of them contain meat, they also have plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. 

When it comes to our overall favorite, we have to give it to the Italian wedding. This ridiculously good classic marries different spices most people already love. The result? Something just about everyone can down bowls of!

2. Lazy Loaf & Kettle 

Address: 8 Parkdale Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3T8, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-270-7810
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 7 AM to 7 PM
  • Sunday – 8 AM to 7 PM 

Lazy Loaf & Kettle is an ideal destination for hungry people looking for comforting breakfast and brunch classics. Their dazzling selections of sandwiches and soups are what converted plenty of their visitors into adoring loyal customers. 

Order a tuna melt sandwich with a soup on the side for the best experience! 

3. Dairy Lane Cafe

Address:  319 19 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2J2, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-283-2497
Operating hours:

  • Sunday & Monday – 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 8 AM to 9 PM 

Dairy Lane Cafe is a local neighborhood gem, boasting of their farm-to-table ingredients and guaranteed made-fresh dishes. 

Their soup of the moment, a dynamic offering that changes often, is a must-try. With that in mind, be sure to ask your server what flavor they currently offer. 

You can also order the soup as a side to their delicious burgers and sandwiches, which is the best way to elevate the experience. 

4. Heritage Bakery & Deli 

Address: 1912 37 Street SW, Calgary, AB T3E 3A3, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-686-6835
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday – 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday – closed 

Heritage Bakery & Deli, a haven for delightful Polish cuisine flavors, is known for their soul-warming, home-style meals. This includes their soups that are guaranteed to be made from scratch without any artificial coloring or flavoring! 

You can choose from 3 flavor choices – classic vegetable borscht, sour cucumber soup, and zurek. The latter remains our top choice after several visits, with the creaminess and slight sourness taking us to a true culinary adventure. 

5. Yellow Door Bistro 

Address: 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8, Canada
Contact details:  +1 403-206-9585
Operating hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday – 6:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Wednesday to Friday – 6:30 AM to 3 PM, 5 PM to 10 PM 
  • Saturday & Sunday – 6:30 AM to 2 PM, 5 PM to 10 PM 

Located inside Hotel Arts in Calgary, Yellow Door Bistro displays a stylish contemporary setting – a perfect venue to enjoy a nice, hearty meal. 

Among their standout choices, the French onion soup steals the hearts of many and we know why. There’s complexity of the broth with hints of sweet and savory. 

Furthermore, the crunchiness of the sourdough crostini served on the side satisfies our need for a variety of textures. 

6. Vendome

Address: 940 2 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0E6, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-453-1140
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 3 PM 

Vendome is a popular spot to grab a delicious breakfast, lunch, or brunch. In fact, you might just spot us in the crowd – we’ll be the ones on our third glass of spiced espresso martini!

Anyway, before we slur our words from having too many cocktails, we’ll hop right back on topic – soups. 

Don’t come here for exciting new takes or variety, as they only offer small or large seasonal soup served with a side of saltines. Instead, come here for the quality and consistency of those soups.

The simplicity and seasonal offerings of their soups just keep us coming back, really. 

7. Lonely Mouth

Address: 528 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B1, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-990-5094
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 11:30 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11:30 AM to 1 AM 

In Japanese, lonely mouth is a phrase that means feeling the need to put food in your mouth even if you’re not hungry. With an array of delectable choices at the Lonely Mouth restaurant, you’ll really feel kuchisabishii by just looking at their menu. 

Anyway, this list wouldn’t be complete without adding some soul-soothing noodle soups to the table. And Lonely Mouth’s top contentender? Their udon noodle soup, which can be cold or hot. 

The curry flavor is definitely a must-try for udon beginners. Otherwise, you might like to try a bowl of their hayashi udon.  

8. Nan’s Noodle House

Address: 3103b Edmonton Trail, Calgary, AB T2E 3N7, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-455-0590
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 8 PM 

Enjoy Asian favorites made with vegan-friendly alternatives at Nan’s Noodle House. Their outstanding dish is the tantanmen made with sesame and peanut paste, ensuring a rich broth with a depth to its overall taste. 

There’s also a hint of spiciness to it, courtesy of a Japanese spice mixture called Togarashi. It’s definitely a treat to the taste buds!

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