Warm up with some great soup in Quebec City

It has the power to warm you up, provide reassurance and even cure colds; it is said that soup has something that is a bit magical. In need of a bowl of comfort? Look no further: here are a few restaurants where you can put spoon to soup, from the more traditional to the more exotic.

Tora-Ya Ramenn

75, rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec, QC G1K 3A6

How can we discuss soup without mentioning this noodlery on rue Saint-Joseph Est? It is a favourite spot for its atmosphere, authentic Japanese cuisine, and affordable and impeccable service. People return for the steaming ramen broth, served with miso or soy sauce.

Restaurant Thang Long

869, cote d'Abraham, Québec, QC G1R 1A4

Along côte d'Abraham lies a small Asian restaurant, almost hidden but well worth a visit. The menu, which combines Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, offers a nice selection of soups. Be especially adventurous and try the Thai tom yam, with crab and a very spicy broth that will unclog the most congested of noses.

Restaurant La Salsa

1063, 3E av, Québec, QC G1L 2X3

Looking for a change of scenery? Try the pozole, a traditional soup of Mexican origin, at this family restaurant specializing in Salvadoran cuisine. Invigorating enough for a meal, this corn chowder topped with pork, vegetables and homemade nachos will give you the impression of being in the south, even at minus 40.

Brynd Smoked Meat Administration

550, boul Père-Lelièvre, Québec, QC G1M 3R2

How can we talk of smoked meat in a list of top soup restaurants? At Brynd, smoked meat is featured in the pea soup! This is an interesting and tasty twist on a typical Quebec dish. Enjoy it at their rue Maguire establishment or their other location in Lebourgneuf.

La Sandwicherie Fastoche

1191, av Cartier, Québec, QC G1R 2S9

You may know Fastoche at Halles du Petit Quartier and Complexe Méduse) for its sandwiches, but it would be a mistake to pass up on its soups. Simmered every day with fresh produce, they change with the seasons and are light years ahead of the powdered or canned mixtures offered by other sandwich shops of the same genre.

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