The top soups in our 2019 Best of Atlanta poll

Winner: Best soup in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Soup isn’t just for when you’re sick. A hot bowl of goodness is perfect for lunch or dinner, especially when there’s a chill in the air. 

That’s why we wanted to know what your favorite soup in Atlanta is. 

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In fourth place was the chicken soup at Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in DeKalb. Pancho’s chicken soup “brings spoonful after spoonful of shredded chicken along with supporting ingredients of minced onion, tomato, rice, avocado and cilantro in a citrusy chicken broth” AJC food editor Ligaya Figueras wrote.

Third place belongs to the butternut squash soup at Seed Kitchen & Bar in Marietta. You’ve had butternut squash soup before, Figueras pointed out, “but what makes Seed’s version stand out is the dramatic presentation: drizzles of white maple crema and dark pumpkin oil written with the calligraphic flourish of a spoon stroke, then capped with a mound of crunchy, toasted pepitas.”

Our second place finisher was the Great Matzo Ball Soup at General Muir in Atlanta. Chef Todd Ginsberg’s version of matzoh ball soup has “a deeply golden broth studded with a fine brunoise of carrot and celery and one fat matzoh ball, creamy in the way of a Southern cornbread dressing,” Jenny Turknett wrote for the AJC.

And the 2019 winner of best soup in Atlanta is …

Jenny Levison is the owner of Souper Jenny, which has multiple locations in metro Atlanta.  
Photo: RYON HORNE / RHORNE@AJC.COM

My Dad's Turkey Chili at Souper Jenny received a third of the votes to take the title. 

My Dad’s Turkey Chili is “a marriage of beans, peppers, brown sugar and other ingredients that deliver the perfect combination of sweet and heat,” Becca Godwin wrote in January.

Owner Jenny Levison’s dad jokes he never gave her the recipe, but the patriarch of the family gave her the recipe in 1996 after she returned from an international sojourn with a bunch of soup recipes.

“It became our most popular thing that we made,” Levison said.

If your tastes lean toward something other than soup, don’t fret. Best of Atlanta has plenty of options to keep you exploring the food scene all year.

» Best rooftop bar

» Best food truck in Atlanta

» Best seafood spot

» Best burger in Atlanta 

» Best barbecue in Atlanta

» Best Chinese food 

And check out all of our Best of Atlanta winners so far this year.

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