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The days are getting shorter, and the nights are becoming colder. It’s time to put on a sweater and snuggle into a calming bowl of your preferred soup. There’s a soup for every appetite in San Antonio, whether it’s a nourishing bowl of matzo balls in chicken broth or a sumptuous hot & sour soup. So, there’s nothing like a warm cup of soup to soothe your bones and spirit. 

Take advantage of the uncommon coolness in the air by getting a bowl of brothy Chicken & Sausage gumbo, Tomato Basil soup, or Tortilla soup from one of these 10 San Antonio eateries.

Most Popular Soups in San Antonio

Soups are usually served warm or hot, and they are prepared by blending meat or vegetable components with stock, milk, or water. The weather is so pleasant that it would be hard not to feel like sipping on some hot, hot soup.  Here are some of San Antonio’s most popular soups.

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

Chicken soup is prepared from chicken that has been cooked in water with a variety of additional ingredients. Matzah balls, also known as matzo balls, are Ashkenazi Jewish soup dumplings prepared with matzah flour, beaten eggs, water, and fat (oil, margarine, or chicken fat).

Hot and Sour Soup

The hot and sour soup is a traditional Asian soup. The soup has ingredients that make it hot and sour in all cases. It may be made using chicken, pork, or vegetarian broth.

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is a tomato (or chicken)-based Mexican-inspired soup. Corn, beans, and, more often than not, jalapenos and cilantro are all common ingredients. It’s cooked for a while before being topped with crispy tortilla pieces.

Split Pea Soup

Pea soup, sometimes known as split pea soup, is a kind of soup prepared using dried peas, such as split peas. It is a component of the cuisine of many civilizations, with slight variations. It is either greyish-green or yellow in color, depending on the kind of peas used in the area; all are Pisum sativum cultivars.

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato basil soup is a tomato-based soup with basil as a main ingredient. It is cooked in a number of ways and served hot or cold. It may have a silky texture, and recipes with pieces of tomato, cream, basil, chicken or vegetable stock, vermicelli, chunks of various vegetables, and meatballs are available.


Best Places To Get Soups in San Antonio

1. Kuriya @ Cherrity Bar: Tonkatsu Ramen

Kuriya at Cherrity Bar

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Their aim is to boost awareness of a variety of ailments and services available in the community while also providing financial support for these organizations by honoring them with their favorite beverage in a calm, pleasant environment where everyone is welcome. Make sure to taste their Tonkatsu Ramen when you visit for the ultimate dining experience.

Timings: Tues-Thurs: 11 am – 10 pm | Fri: 11 am – 11 pm | Sat: 12 pm – 11 am | Closed on Sunday & Monday
Located At: 302 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203, United States


2. 225° Urban Smoke: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

With their cheerful and modern environment, delicious home-cooked sides with a kick, and an unbeatable selection of smoked meats, Urban Smoke draws families and friends together. Are you in the mood for a nice bowl of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo? The cajun special is served by the cup or bowl at 225 Urban Smoke, with kickin’ crackers added.

Hours of Operation: 11 am – 6 pm
Location: 1015 Rittiman Rd #113, San Antonio, TX 78218, United States


3. Thai Esan & Noodle House: Red Roasted Pork Noodle Soup

Thai Esan Noodle House

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Thai Esan & Noodle House excels in Esan-style Thai food, providing a one-of-a-kind dining experience for the guests. Their specialty soup, Red Roasted Pork Noodle Soup, is a must-try. It t will delight your taste buds with a variety of spectacular ingredients that will make you feel as if you’re eating in the country.

Open From: Mon – Fri: 11 am – 2 pm; 4 pm – 9 pm | Sat: 4 pm – 9 pm | Closed on Sunday
Where: Suite 109, 3266, 9820 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240, United States


4. Schilo’s German-Texan Restaurant: Split Pea Soup

Schilo’s serves hearty sandwiches, soup, and delicious root beer. Since 1917, this San Antonio landmark has been serving Split Pea Soup. You can’t go wrong with the world-famous classic paired with their own Root Beer.

Timings: 8:30 am – 2 pm
Located At: 424 E-Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States


5. The Hayden: Matzo Ball Soup

The Hayden

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The Hayden’s aim is to establish an all-purpose (and ultimately all-day) neighborhood hangout where cuisine and beverages are continually inventive and thoughtful, but never excessive or overthought. Anyone for Matzo Ball Soup? This staple, as well as a seasonal Vegetarian/Vegan soup, is served at San Antonio’s Jewish deli with a South Texas twist.

Hours of Operation: Tues – Thurs: 9 am – 10 pm | Fri & Sat: 9 am – 11 pm | Sat: 9 am – 3 pm | Closed on Monday
Location: 4025 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States


6. Acadiana Cafe: Seafood Gumbo

Acadiana Café serves award-winning catfish and seafood in a uniquely San Antonio dining experience with a real Cajun flair. You may also choose from a variety of hearty veggies and southern country cookery. You should try their Seafood Gumbo; it tastes divine.

Open From: 11 am – 9 pm
Where: 1289 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78227, United States


7. Viva Vegeria: Tortilla Soup

Viva Vegeria - Vegan Tex-Mex

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Viva Vegeria is a gluten-free and vegan Tex-Mex restaurant. Viva Vegeria gives you a great Pozole with their Chicken tortilla soup for all the vegan homies and anybody seeking to be a bit healthier out there.  Avocado and fried corn tortillas are also included.

Timings: Mon & Tues: 11 am – 8 pm | Frid & Sat: 11 am – 9 pm | Sun: 11 am – 5 pm | Closed on Wednesday & Thursday
Located At: 1422 Nogalitos St, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States


8. Pho Kim Long: Vegetable & Tofu Soup

Pho Kim Long

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In a relaxed atmosphere, Pho Kim Long serves a variety of traditional Vietnamese meals. Not only can you get every kind of Pho you desire – seafood, chicken, rare beef, vegetarian, tofu – but Pho Kim Long also has the best Vegetable & Tofu Soup imaginable.

Hours of Operation: Mon, Wed – Sat: 11 am – 9 pm | Sun: 11 am – 9:30 pm | Closed on Tuesday
Location: 4230 McCullough Ave #2, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States


9. W D Deli: Tomato Basil Soup


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W D Deli serves sandwiches, soup, and salad combinations in a cozy setting or on umbrella-topped outdoor tables. They serve the most delicious rotation of Baked Potato, Broccoli Cheddar, Poblano Corn, and Cream of Mushroom. If you ever go there, you must try their delectable Tomato Basil soup.

Open From: Mon – Fri: 10:30 am – 4 pm | Closed on Weekends
Where: 3123 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States


10. Sichuan House: Hout & Sour Soup

It’s a small restaurant with Sichuan appetizers, hot pots, and major dishes including pork belly and Kung Pao shrimp.   For a delectable taste, try their classic Hot & Sour soup.

Open From: Sun – Thurs: 12 pm – 8 pm | Friday – Sat: 12 pm – 9 pm | Closed from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm daily
Where: 3505 Wurzbach Rd #103, San Antonio, TX 78238, United States

Do you have any Soup eateries that you recommend? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.


Vietnamese Cuisine has a lot of great soup options. They also have other delicious dishes that you should try. Check out our post on the 10 best Vietnamese food restaurants in San Antonio.

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