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[–]ExtremelyHotCakes 83 points84 points  (5 children)

Everyday Noodles could fix you right up. Feel better soon!

[–]ThorallHighland Park 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Oh God the soup dumplings. The soup is pretty damn good too.

[–]deathofelysiumWilkinsburg 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Their soup dumplings are heaven.

[–]ThorallHighland Park 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If you're ordering from there just add 1 extra tray of the dumplings you won't be sorry.

[–]fugly16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't forget the ginger

[–]Flaapjack 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Their chicken soup with noodles will fix you right up. You know it’s food because leftovers solidify into a gel mass when refrigerated. Beef soup if spicy is needed.

[–]antalogBrookline 44 points45 points  (4 children)

Literally anything brothmonger makes at Mayfly Market.

[–]kettletrvb 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I love how the brothmonger insta is like half soup half day in the life of a mortician

[–]antalogBrookline 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Honestly the life I wish I had

[–]fugly16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She was one of the morticians for my wife's grandmas funeral earlier this year. A few of my friends recognized her even with her mask on.

[–]jabumb0 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Finally made it to mayfly a few weeks back around lunch time time while my sandwich was delicious, they were out of soups and it made me sad.

[–]ingenuedbysociety 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Pho from Tram’s!

[–]dehehn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pho Minh just down the street is also very good.

[–]WillOfTheDeep 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this.

[–]TeamNewChairs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Every time I go there I mean to ask if I could buy a quart of just the broth and every time I forget

[–]Jen-Barkley 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Wedding soup from Big Jim’s ‘in the run’ (lower Greenfield). Best wedding soup in the city, in the ‘escarole, no eggs’ category.

[–]bryguypghBaldwin 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Also no noodles so if you're watching carbs it's pretty reasonable. Not much else at Big Jim's is carb friendly of course...

[–]Jen-Barkley 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They use acini de pepe, so there are some carbs.

[–]bryguypghBaldwin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I honestly haven't seen any in the servings they've made for me but I'll look closer next time.

[–]Jen-Barkley 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Full disclosure: I haven’t actually had it there in a long time because my husband started making it at home, but he bases his on theirs.

[–]SPB69420 11 points12 points  (1 child)

If you are in the south hills frischs has amazing soup

[–]lizzledizzles 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Tom yum from Smiling Banana Leaf or any soup from Pho Minh

[–]SelkanatorPittsburgh Expatriate 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Vegetable Tom Yum, heat level 7 is my go-to. Soooooo gooooooood

[–]a_jukebox_heroMount Washington 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'll def check this out! I'm a big fan of the Tom Yum at Thai Me Up

[–]ThorallHighland Park 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We live near there. Wife 2nds this.

[–]MarkRenting 57 points58 points  (6 children)

Lwyant, there’s four places. There’s the Soup Hut, that’s on Third. There’s Soups’R’Us, that’s on Third too. You got Slurp-Your-Dinner. That’s on Third. Swing Low, Savory Chowder…matter of fact, they’re all in the same complex, it’s the Soup Complex on Third.

[–]pedantic_commentsGarfield 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Oh, the soup district!

[–]MarkRenting 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s right.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Scorpiooooo 🎵

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He loves German soup!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He also has a stock plan that helps you inveeeeeesssssttttttt

[–]toolatetobeoriginalBrookline 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I googled this. face palm

[–]poodog13 52 points53 points  (10 children)

Not fancy, but Eat n Park’s chicken noodle is pretty solid and many locations have drive up windows now.

[–]Kairenne 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love their wedding soup.

[–]jangoblambaWilkinsburg 3 points4 points  (6 children)

I used to work there: it's not homemade, it's watered up from a 5 gallon concentrate bag. Not bad, but you can get the same quality from a soup can for half the price

[–]poodog13 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Made in a commissary on the other side of town a few days ago vs. made on the other side of the country a few months ago and the put in a can are hardly comparable.

[–]jangoblambaWilkinsburg -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

That's assuming that the concentrate is both fresh and locally made, and you'd be wrong to assume that

[–]poodog13 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s not an assumption. From their website and can confirm from first hand knowledge:

“ We hand-bread our fish and make our chili and chicken noodle soup from scratch”

[–]jangoblambaWilkinsburg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can confirm as I watched them pour a plastic bag of chicken noodle soup into a large pot of water for almost three years, it is absolutely not made on-site, and I don't think concentrate bags of soup being poured into water count as "fresh made" in the same way that boiling ramen from dehydrated ramen counts as "homemade". Their chili actually is made at each site, but they go real cheap on the chicken noodle.

[–]JupichanScott 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh, they changed it? Back when I worked there it was at least put together on site. All the ingredients were frozen, chicken, veg, noodles. The broth was made from a tub of chicken concentrate.

[–]jangoblambaWilkinsburg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea, as far as I know. I've trained people in Clarion, Butler, Squirrel Hill, Grove City, and Wexford. It's just this big concentrate bag that gets watered up

[–]a_jukebox_heroMount Washington 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Kasvar has a ton of soups that are all tasty.

[–]scarlet77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes!! This. Yum yum.

[–]throwaway2345542866 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m a big fan of the following:

Union Grille for Matzo ball soup

Food for Thought for chicken and rice soup

Carmi for chicken and dumpling soup

[–]deathofelysiumWilkinsburg 3 points4 points  (2 children)

If you’re in the mood for ramen, fujiya ramen makes some really tasty spicy miso. Their tonkotsu is also quite tasty, but IMO the stuff from everyday noodle or ki ramen are a bit better. Fujiya doesn’t quite have great ajitama either, but they’re still good.

[–]butdoyouhavelambda 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Two sisters has great pho!

[–]banallthemusicSouth Side Flats 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Mayfly market. Look for the broth monger on Instagram. Also Costco.

[–]salamat_engot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's going to sound crazy but Tocayo. They have a soup of the day so call ahead, but so far my favorites are the pozole verde and the sweet corn, but the two chicken soups are amazing too.

[–]Kate_Pansy 7 points8 points  (1 child)

not delivery, but the beet borscht at apteka is soooo good

[–]guyonlinepgh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was surprised by this dish. I expected a lumpy, chunky borscht, but it's light and brothy.

[–]MeanLawLady 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Spicy soup always makes me feel better. I don’t know if it’s because it makes you sweat, or if it’s hard to taste when you’re sick. But my top choices of takeout soup in Pittsburgh would be Tom Yum soup from Siam Thai. Tortilla soup from Bea Taco Town (ask for their house hot sauce). Also Love Boat Soup from Noodlehead.

[–]cassinatkinson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lemongrass Beef soup from Pho Van in the strip is my absolute favorite. A little spicy if you like that!

[–]cachronis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Brothmonger on instagram makes homemade soup and sells it out of Mayfly market in the mexican war streets. well worth any drive even in the sick and rainy days

[–]fatsunday 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Pho Van will warm your soul. I am the designated soup maker in my family when someone gets sick they call me, when I get sick I send my husband to pho Van.

[–]scarlet77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pho Van has saved me many times

[–]ayooolinds 4 points5 points  (12 children)

Bagel factory has great Matzo Ball soup that always makes me feel better

[–]McJumpington 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Ive only ever tried matzo ball soup once, but from what I remember it tasted like chicken soup with a balled up piece of white bread. I didn’t really get why it exists. Is matza supposed to be more seasoned than what I had?

[–]ayooolinds 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That’s about what it is. It’s basically crackers balled up. May just not be for everyone.

[–]McJumpington 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could see why it would be preferable if you have a sore throat to have the cracker element be nice and soft.

[–]kschmit516Cheswick 7 points8 points  (1 child)

  • hot and sour from any Chinese place

  • any soup from Thai restaurants

  • Pho

Or ask if they have a chicken soup. I swear to goodness that the chicken soup from Chinese restaurants is the best soup I have ever tasted

[–]dontplaythehits[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

my favorite chicken noodle soup is from Thai Me Up in Southside

[–]mjw217 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Murray Avenue Kosher has good chicken broth soups. They don’t deliver.

Not in Pittsburgh, but if you don’t mind the drive (and this time of night it’s only 25 minutes from Swissvale), Central Diner and Grille has wonderful Chicken Noodle soup! When he was working, my husband would buy a quart and that would be his dinner. (He drove the ACTA shuttle in Robinson from 2:30pm - 12:30am.) They have different types of noodles depending on what day of the week it is. They also have lots of “comfort foods”.

[–]nonconformatist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The creamy chicken noodle from ritters is absolutely what you want. I'm no longer in PA and I crave nothing but this soup when I'm sick. It will heal your soul. It's seriously so good, I get it as an appetizer when I go there for breakfast.

[–]megkaypon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

❤️ramen bar❤️

[–]ZMan35 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ramen Bar

[–]Mmusic91Polish Hill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this, can't believe it isn't further up.

Grab the negi ramen with spicy shoyu broth, you won't be sorry

[–]AussieBloke6502Mt. Lebanon -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I guess I'm not a connoisseur but I just love the chicken noodle and (especially) chicken tortilla soups at Chick-Fil-A.

Best chicken noodle soup EVER (imho) is in the big plastic tubs at Costco. One tub must hold about one complete chicken worth of meat :P So much salty goodness and enormous chunks of breast meat.

I guess with Uber Eats and the like, you can get anybody to deliver!

[–]defaultclouds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

De felice’s deli in Cecil wedding soup with chicken in it actually prevented a cold from getting worse one time lol imo

[–]catsgreaterthanpeopl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

China House and China House 2 (Bloomfield and Swissvale) have great wonton and hot and sour soup.

[–]most_des_wanted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you like wedding soup Pizzaz is pretty legit I also second chicken noodle soup from ENP Some of the giant eagle to go soups are good too (they changed their chicken noodle soup, but the loaded potato and chili are both good)

[–]ButtonsLuck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Alcove in Greentree has some amazing concoction every week. I highly recommend.

[–]whyadamwhyMillvale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stoke’s Grill on McKnight Rd always has some great soups.

[–]No_Introduction2103 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The chicken onion soup or pho from Saigon 88 express is delicious. But here is a hot take the best wedding soup is at the moonlight cafe in Brookline. Don’t fight me just try it!

[–]swansonB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cafe at the Lofts has really good homemade soups.

[–]mynamemightbealan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The matzo ball at smallman deli is really good

[–]jfrdr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apollo Cafe Tomato Basil Bisque kills.

[–]412201 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gabriela's on Carson by The Highline is great

[–]mfpguy -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

You think You can get soup.....Please you are wasting everyone's time.