10 Best Soup Places in New Hampshire

A hot bowl of soup warms you up, it soothes the soul, it fills your belly…the benefits are bountiful. Next time you’re in the mood for a bowl of chicken noodle or tomato basil, stop in to one of New Hampshire’s wonderful soup spots. Here are the 10 best.  

What A Crock, Portsmouth, NH

Serving hot, homemade soups Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 p.m., What A Crock is located on the old Pease Air Force Base. With ample easy parking and just a handful of delicious soups each day, you can’t go wrong. Eat in the mall area or take your soup to go. Just be sure to try some. The soup menu is listed online, so check it out before your visit.

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The Soupery, Durham and Portsmouth, NH

Serving up delicious hot soup seven days a week, the Soupery offers the classics as well as some new twists. You’ll love their Cajun sweet potato & chicken as much as their chicken vegetable with rice. Each serving comes with a roll, crackers or an apple. 

Seacoast Soups, North Hampton, NH

Have you ever tried pumpkin bisque? How about Mulligatawny? If not, you really must check out Seacoast Soups. Voted “Best Soup in New Hampshire,” they truly live up to the title. Menus are posted online weekly. Classics are always available, with a few intriguing recipes thrown in for fun. 

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Suddenly Soupy’s, Manchester, NH

Awarded three times in recent years for having the “Best Soup in Manchester,” Suddenly Soupy’s has a cult following. Word starts buzzing around offices throughout the Queen City regarding what kind of soups are on the menu each day before lunch. You can be sure they’ll be hearty, and there’s a vegetarian option available every day.

Bob’s Broiled Chicken, Portsmouth, NH

For the best chicken vegetable soup around, visit Bob’s Broiled Chicken in Portsmouth. Ask Joe what else is available for soup, but count on it having chicken in it. Do not miss out on the chicken corn chowder or the chicken vegetable soup. Loaded with chicken, it’s also filled with greens, mushrooms, corn, carrots, and more. Served with their delicious homemade corn bread, it makes for a filling meal.

Kim Lai, Portsmouth, NH

For absolutely delicious wonton soup, as well as nine additional hot soups, visit Kim Lai. The wonton soup here is flavorful and hearty, with ample wontons to fill you up. Think twice about how much fried rice and lo mein you order if you’re planning on having the wonton soup first. At the very least, plan on taking a hefty portion of your meal home.

Lilac City Grille, Rochester, NH

The baked onion soup is a specialty at Lilac City Grille, and some diners come for just that for lunch or dinner. Hearty and robust, loaded with onions, a giant homemade crouton and plenty of melted cheese, it’s baked in the oven until the edges of the cheese are crisp. It’s flavorful and filling. Their corn chowder is delicious, too!

Fury’s Publick House, Dover, NH

The most incredible cheesy tomato basil soup is on the menu every day at Fury’s Publick House. It’s clearly a customer favorite—and how could it not be? It’s rich and creamy with melted cheese and just the right amount of basil to give it a unique flavor. There’s a second soup on the menu each day as well, but it changes up daily. Be sure to ask your server what the soup of the day is—and rest assured it will be equally as delicious as the cheesy tomato basil.

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Epoch Restaurant & Bar, Exeter, NH

Located in the Exeter Inn, Epoch Restaurant & Bar is known for their delectable soups. Choose from potato leek or braised short rib & local mushroom for absolute culinary delights. Eat in the restaurant or at the bar. Both offer the perfect ambience for dining and drinking with an upscale feel.

Willows Plant-Based Eatery, Concord, NH

For delicious soup for vegans and vegetarians, visit Willows Plant-Based Eatery. The soup of the day changes up frequently and is farm to table fresh and delicious. Enjoy a cup or a bowl. Eat in or take it to go. You’ll feel satisfied and healthy when you finish it off.

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