sweet potato soup at Hi Rise Bakery in Cambridge
Sweet potato soup at Hi Rise Bread Company in Cambridge

There’s no better way to warm up this winter than with a bowl of homemade soup! To get you through those chilly days, try some of my favorites in the Cambridge area, including Arlington, Medford, and Somerville!

Kickstand Cafe :: Arlington

Two of their most popular soups are the lentil soup and the slightly spicy Thai chicken soup. Their lunch menu is fantastic as well!

Souper Roll-Up Cafe :: Cambridge

This spot offers more than 20 different soups — and they give you a 10% discount when you order ahead. Vegetarian options abound in addition to classics like chicken pot pie soup, crab meat corn chowder, and chicken barley.

Pemberton Farms :: Cambridge

Their extensive deli menu has everything you need, but their takeout soups are outstanding. Try the clam chowder or chicken orzo soup.

Santouka :: Harvard Square, Cambridge

If you or your kids love ramen, check out the many options on their fun menu!

Roasted Granola :: Arlington 

Their soups are all vegan and homemade and delicious — I’ve loved the carrot ginger and blended roasted veg. I like to call ahead to see what’s available the day I’m going.

Mamaleh’s :: Kendall Square, Cambridge

Simply the best matzo ball soup around!

Tatte :: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville 

Tatte’s soup of the day changes, but it’s guaranteed to both nourish you and warm you up. Tomato soup, chicken and kale, and potato and leek have been some of my menu favorites recently.

Gail Ann’s :: Arlington

In addition to their amazing donuts, Gail Ann’s homemade Greek avgolemono soup is what I crave anytime I am under the weather. This spot is old school — in all the best ways — and cash only.

Snappy Patty’s :: West Medford

The tomato soup here is top notch, especially when sinking your grilled cheese into it.

ZO Greek :: Assembly Row, Somerville

These soups are always full of comfort — try the Hungarian mushroom soup, lamb stew, or lentil soup.

Soup Shack :: Porter Square, Cambridge 

Another great spot for ramen, Soup Shack also has delicious pho (Vietnamese noodle soup).

Hi Rise Bread Company :: Huron Village, Cambridge

Try their potato, carrot, and leek soup — with their homemade bread, of course!

BoonNoon :: Arlington

The khao soi at BoonNoon is perfection — it’s a Thai curry egg noodle soup topped with crispy wonton and housemade toasted chili.

El Potro :: Somerville

Sometimes you just need a hearty bowl of tortilla soup! This one hits the spot with its housemade chicken broth, shredded cheese, tortilla strips, tomatoes, sour cream, and chunks of avocado.


Cheryl Mastrogiovanni
Cheryl is a native of Salem, MA, and now resides in Arlington with her husband and son. A graduate of Boston College, she has been a high school counselor for over 20 years and enjoys helping seniors navigate the college application process. A lifelong Boston Bruins fan, Cheryl began attending hockey games with her father in the original Boston Garden at the age of 8, a tradition she is now sharing with her son. Cheryl published a children’s picture book about the Bruins, and is also passionate about soccer, Cape Cod, all things Italian, and spending time with her family. As much as she loves to travel, she equally loves coming home. Loves: playing soccer on the weekends, GOOD pizza, hot summer nights, '80s music, sneakers, and being organized Dislikes: long meetings, loud noises, messiness


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