Fall was unusually cold this year, parlaying into a cold winter. Sometimes, the mere thought of going outside—even for a meal—feels like an insufferable burden. Still, there are certain cravings that can’t be tamed by home cooking or delivery. For me, those cravings include soup—and lots of it. Here are the soups you need to get in your belly this chilly month.
The Wonton Egg Drop Soup at F.A.N. Authentic Chinese Cuisine
The next time you’re in Deer Park, definitely check out this Szechuan restaurant, which serves all kinds of regional specialties. On a cold winter day, though, there may be no menu item more satisfying than the wonton egg drop soup, which combines two classics in one massive, steaming bowl.
The Sopa de Pescado at Pine Aire Fish & Deli
Part fish market, part restaurant, this Bay Shore spot is all delicious. The seafood soup—or sopa de pescado—boasts all kinds of seafaring riches, like clams, snapper, and shrimp. The hot, cilantro-heavy broth will leave you savoring the season that is winter.
The Pasta e Fagioli at La Capannina
The problem with the soup at this Wainscott spot is that it takes too long for it to cool—and you, like me, probably won’t survive the wait. This hearty pasta and bean soup is rich with Parmesan rind. It may be the best part about Wainscott in the offseason, actually.
The Tortellini Soup at Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
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This humble pizzeria, in Glen Cove, has a virtual treasure trove of delicious soups, but my money is on the tortellini soup, which is basically a marriage of two things I love intensely in winter: hearty pasta and hot broth.
The Matzoh Ball Soup at Pastrami N Friends
From this Jewish girl’s mouth to a soup master’s ears: Bring on the matzoh balls! The Pastrami N Friends version, available in Commack, offers a shockingly large and tender ball, the better to warm you with.