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The Best Soup in Toronto

The best soup in Toronto will fold you up in a warm embrace and transport your taste buds to veggie and chicken stock heaven. Head to the city's most popular soup purveyors for their takes on a seemingly simple dish that comes in scores of styles and flavours. 

Here's the best soup in Toronto.


Souperlicious Etobicoke
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Souperlicious Etobicoke

As its name suggests, this Toronto chain is doling out bowls on bowls. Hearty Caribbean soups and porridges are Souperlicious' specialty, from red pea soups with oxtail to hominy corn porridge. Outside of Brampton and Mississauga, you'll find an Etobicoke takeout counter on Queens Plate.

RaviSoups on Adelaide
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RaviSoups on Adelaide

Even though Chef Ravi Kanagarajah, a.k.a. The 'soup master', passed away in 2013, this spot has been serving up his revelatory soups in Toronto for over a decade. People still flock to the Adelaide Street store for combos with lentil soups, chicken stews, or corn chowders. There are two more locations on West Queen West.


Cafe Polonez
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Cafe Polonez

This iconic Roncy restaurant for Polish eats has been serving up a menu with traditional soups for more than 30 years. Borscht comes with beet or in a traditional Easter style, with sausage and a boiled egg. They also have beef tripe and a mean beef goulash.

United Bakers Dairy Restaurant
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United Bakers Dairy Restaurant

Head to Lawrence Plaza for a taste of this diner's famous green split pea soups, only available after 9 a.m. United Bakers has been around since 1912 but still keeps it fresh with daily rotations of soups that include barley bean on Wednesday and potato soups on Sunday.


Soul Provisions
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Soul Provisions

This Vaughan Road restaurant serves popsicles in the summer but transitions to soup in the winter. The menu rotates weekly: sometimes you'll get beef barley with greens, other days you'll get miso ramen or matzo balls in bone broth.


One Love Vegetarian Cafe
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One Love Vegetarian Cafe

What started as a soup kiosk at Harbourfront Centre's World Cafe food court has become a staple restaurant for vegan Caribbean eats. Ikela Wright and her husband offer a small menu, the highlights being their famous One Love corn soup, with Jamaican pumpkin and split peas.

Liberty Village Market and Cafe
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Liberty Village Market and Cafe

This hybrid grocery store, restaurant, and cafe has its dedicated Liberty Village fanbase thanks to its no-fuss hot table of soups. A homemade chill comes with meat or vegetarian. The butternut squash is killer, too, when they have it available.


Janchenko Bakery
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Janchenko Bakery

It's not just delicious Eastern European desserts coming out of this Bloor West Village: the menu here includes jars of broccoli soup or Marusia's bright red borscht. Find one-litre portions in the fridge at the back.

Vegan I Thali
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Vegan I Thali

This Caribbean stall on Danforth East is where to find Kurt Davson, Toronto's Corn Soup King. Pre-pandemic, he was a mainstay at numerous Caribbean food festivals. He's still serving bowls of his famous corn soup and soy chilli alongside Ethiopian food mart Shola Vegan.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at United Bakers. Additional photos by Liberty Village Market & Cafe, Soul Provisions, and @blushingbrownies of One Love.


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