Eat and Drink Best soup NYC: Warm up with broth, stews and noodles By Georgia Kral and Melissa Kravitz Updated February 11, 2016 1:39 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The New York Times has officially declared that "souping is the new juicing." You may not be slurping up chowders your for health, but it's cold out, and soup's on! While there are many things that can help warm you up -- bourbon cocktails, spicy food, snuggles -- eating soup is obviously the best way to beat the chills. Here are some of our favorite soups in NYC to help you slurp up the newest liquid craze. Knife Peeled Noodle Soup at Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles Photo Credit: FLICKR/ Robyn Lee When Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles opened on a quiet corner in Chinatown, noodle lovers flocked there in droves to try the handmade delicacies. But the knife-peeled noodles won this Chinese food lover over. The texture is both springy and chewy, and the irregularity of each noodle makes each bite a surprising adventure. We love all the different types of soups at Tasty, just make sure you order your noodles knife peeled. $5.25-9.50. Available at lunch and dinner. 1 Doyers St., 212-791-1817, tastyhandpullednoodlesnyc.com Ebiten Udon at Raku Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Thick, springy hand-rolled wheat noodles are perfectly slurpable from a ladel dunked in tangy fish dashi broth at East Village udon spot Raku. Served with crisp shrimp tempura, this oversized bowl of noodle soup is about as comforting as it gets. If seafood isn't your thing, choose from 13 other varieties of udon, from super meaty to vegan. 342 E. 6th St., rakunyc.com Kyoto Ramen at Ganso Yaki Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Inspired by Kyoto's prominent Buddhist population and Shojin, or vegetarian Buddhist cuisine, this ramen is made from a chili-miso-shiitake broth and topped with flavorful marinated fried tofu, cabbage, carrot and shiitake. The soft root vegetables in this hearty soup make it almost like a Japanese curry, stewlike and satisfying with no noticeable lack of meat. Available weekends 12 - 4 p.m., 515 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, gansonyc.com Le Colonial Pho at Le Colonial Photo Credit: Facebook / LeColonialNYC For an indulgent bowl of noodle soup, look no further than Le Colonial. The traditional Vietnamese oxtail broth is infused with foie gras and poured just seconds before sipping to flash cook thinly sliced beef carpaccio and a generous portion of seared foie gras. $18. Available at lunch and dinner. 149 E. 57th St. 212-752-0808. lecolonialnyc.com Clam Chowder at The Clam Photo Credit: The Clam Cozy up in this candlelit West Village eatery with an elegant bowl of clam chowder. The creamy soup made with bacon and leeks is served with crunchy oyster crackers and steamed clams on top -- spoon it all up for the ultimate comforting slurp. Be sure to dip a homemade parker house roll in to soak up all the extra chowder. $15, Available lunch and dinner. 420 Hudson St., 212-242-7420, theclamnyc.com Oyster Pan Roast from the John Dory Oyster Bar Photo Credit: FLICKR/ WallyG The most inspired, and very New York City dish, is the Oyster Pan Roast from the Grand Central Oyster Bar. It's simple, made with fresh oysters, half and half, butter, paprika, Heinz tomato chili sauce, celery salt, Worcestershire sauce and a piece of toasted white bread. A more modern interpretation, and one we think rivals the original, is served with a crostini slathered with uni butter, and is on the menu at April Bloomfield's John Dory Oyster Bar. Talk about flavor! $15. Available at lunch and dinner. 1196 Broadway, 212-792-9000, thejohndory.com Tortellini in Brodo at Osteria Morini Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Michael White's rustic Italian eatery serves up fantastic homemade pastas, enhanced by soup, of course. Steamy parmigian broth with meat-filled tortellini is served in a shallow bowl for easy pasta-fishing with your soup spoon. With a side of bread, this $13 antipasto can make for a satisfying winter dinner, especially paired with a glass of red wine. 218 Lafayette St., 212-965-8777, osteriamorini.com Chicken & Matzo Ball Soup from Mile End Deli Photo Credit: Instagram.com/ MileEndDeli Mile End Deli, with locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, makes a mean matzo ball soup. The balls are very large, and the perfect density. They are juuuust chewy enough. The preparation is standard, with carrots, celery and onions, but the broth is rich and flavorful, just like your bubbe makes. $9. Available for lunch and dinner. 97A Hoyt St., Boerum Hill and 53 Bond St., mileenddeli.com Vegetable Ramen from HinoMaru Photo Credit: HinoMaru HinoMaru's veggie ramen is unique in that the broth is made with fresh soy milk, giving it a savory, creamy base for a variety of crisp, seasonal vegetables and a salad greens topping. Thin, wavy noodles curl in the veggies, perfectly uniting a bowl of subtly flavors into one flavorful bite. To amp up the flavor, stir in chili oil. $12. Available at lunch and dinner. 33-18 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, 718-777-0228, hinomaruramen.com Curry Laksa from Pasar Malam Photo Credit: Instagram / melissabethk This Malaysian soup at Pasar Malam is fantastically sip-able on even the coldest days. Spicy coconut broth is filled with crisp string beans (you can also request more vegetables -- highly recommended), cucumber, fish balls, a tofu puff and garnished with Vietnamese mint to unit the spicy and fragrant flavors. Slurp it all up with thick egg noodles! $12. Available at lunch and dinner. 208 Grand St., Williamsburg, 718-487-4576 Broth from Brodo NYC Photo Credit: Instagram / justinewenger The newest cleanse is replacing juice with broth, or so some have said since Brodo opened earlier this fall. It's no secret that drinking hot beverages and broths does wonders for the body, from sinuses to muscles to throats. But Brodo says broth can change your life. Indeed, chef Marco Canora says he was in terrible health -- overweight, drinking and smoking -- until he found broth, which put his life back on course. So maybe a cup of Hearth broth (meat broth made with chicken, turkey and beef) will save your life, or maybe it will just taste good and make your body warm. Either way, we're in. $4-9, add-in's extra. Mon.- Sat., noon - 7:30 p.m. 1st Ave. at 12th Street. brodonyc.com Spicy Cumin Lamb Hand Ripped Noodles in Soup from Xian Famous Foods Photo Credit: Xian Famous Foods For a soup with a kick in every bite, the noodle soups at Xian Famous Foods deliver. This steaming bowl of lamb broth is filled with cumin-flavored lamb meat and XFF's signature biangbiang noodles. $7.75. Available at lunch and dinner. Various locations. Pho Bo from An Choi Photo Credit: Facebook / AnChoi An Choi's noodle soups come with a plate of traditional Vietnamese plate of fresh herbs, letting you customize the flavor and spice profile of each bowl to your liking. While many pho broths are notorious for lacking flavor, An Choi's packs it in, making it deliciously slurpable until the last drop (ordering extra rice noodles is an option, too, if you're not a solo broth fan). The restaurant is usually loud, so calm soup sipping may take place elsewhere. $12. Available at lunch and dinner. 85 Orchard St., 212-226-3700 Kinokojil kake Udon from Samurai Mama Photo Credit: Instagram / melissabethk Samurai Mama's udon soup is some of the best in the city. And for good reason: making noodle soup this good is a two-day process at this Williamsburg restaurant. A broth made from konbu seaweed, shiitake mushrooms and various fish stocks serves as the perfect base for freshly made, starchy udon noodles. The meatless mushroom udon packs in a ton of umami flavor and is perfect to slurp up in the dim restaurant on cold days. $12, lunch & dinner, 205 Grand St., Williamsburg, 718-599-6161, samuraimama.com Chestnut Soup from Andaz Fifth Avenue Photo Credit: Andaz Fifth Avenue To sip the savory, comforting flavors of the season, this is the soup you want. Rich chestnut broth is lightened up by delicate toasted porcini meringues, which melt away with each spoonful like a marshmallow in hot cocoa. Crisp sage croutons tie the dish together, giving each thick spoonful a bit of crunch. Kale & White Bean Soup from The Little Beet Table Photo Credit: The Little Beet Table Classic white bean and greens soup gets a hip twist with the inclusion of kale. This is a healthy soup that is loaded with flavor thanks to Parmesan cheese, which is loaded with umami flavor. If you're feeling sick, this just might be the cure. (Along with water and rest!) $9. Available at dinner and lunch. 333 Park Ave. South, 212-466-3330, thelittlebeettable.com Butternut Squash Soup with Thyme Honey from Molyvos Photo Credit: Molyvos Roasted butternut squash soup is pretty predictable, but that's because it's very tasty! Greek restaurant Molyvos takes the flavors to a whole other level though, with the addition of thyme honey and yogurt. The smooth and creamy soup gets an extra, unexpected boost with the funky and herbal additions. We like it. $9. Available at dinner. 871 7th Ave., 212-582-7500. molyvos.com Pozole Verde from Empellon as Pastor Photo Credit: Empellon al Pastor This traditional Mexican stew is made with corn, meat, chili peppers and other herbs and aromatics. At Alex Stupak's Empellon al Pastor, the pozole is verde, or green and is made with chicken and topped with onions and cilantro. It's a little bit spicy and very, very fresh. Eaten alongside a couple of tacos, it becomes transcendent. $4. Available at lunch and dinner. 132 St. Mark's Place, 6460833-7039, empellon.com/al-pastor By Georgia Kral and Melissa Kravitz Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic New York's 11 best ramen shops Long live ramen! Slurp up five regional Japanese ramens in Brooklyn next weekendA tasty tour of Japan is just a bowl away. NYers are owning the #foodstagram game8% of all Instagrams with #Bacon come from New York City. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.