So you think you know New York City— where to find the “best” pizza, coolest dive bars, and remembering to never buy a pretzel or a hot dog from street vendors on the weekends when they raise prices for tourists (if you didn’t know that, you’re welcome, now you do). With an ever-changing atmosphere and endless nooks and crannies, this city is always revealing hidden gems. Here are 5 spots to stop by in Midtown for lunch if you’re craving a good, hearty, and healthy soup.
Devon and Blakely
Taste test your way through a plethora of hearty soups that are made fresh daily.
Location: 461 Fifth Avenue (between 5th Ave. & E 40th St.) or 250 Park Avenue (between 47th St. & Park Ave.).
Office Faves: Mushroom & Brie Bisque, Southwest Corn Chowder, Vegetarian Lentil.
This “slow fast food” deli offers both buffet and food court service for a quick, delicious lunch. Every day, the soup bar offers at least 7 assorted soups, and features a separate section dedicated strictly to Udon soup.
Location: 515 Madison Avenue (54th St. & 53rd St. in Midtown East).
Office Faves: Shumai Udon, Asparagus & Crab, Chicken Noodle.
This seasonal market sources farm-fresh, local ingredients for every dish, including their daily featured soups. There’s only two to choose from daily, but we can assure you that your taste buds won’t be disappointed.
Location: 275 Madison Avenue (between 39th St. & 40th St.) or 1178 Broadway (between 28th St. & 29th St.).
Office Faves: Chipotle Sweet Potato.
Prêt A Manger
Regardless of the fact that Prêt is a fast food chain, their daily fresh soups are better than most and the fast-paced service is unbeatable.
Location: every other street corner in Midtown.
Office Faves: Tomato and Feta, ButternutSquash and Apple, Moroccan Lentil.
Hale and Hearty
This spot boasts an array of innovative daily specials and everyday soups that are made from scratch and never disappoint.
Location: 685 3rd Ave. (between 43rd St. & 44th St.) or 285 Madison Ave. (between 40th St. & 41st St.) or Grand Central Terminal.
Office Faves: Cream of Tomato with Chicken & Orzo, Mushroom & Leek with Spinach.