By Erin McNelis
From clear to thick, from French onion to gumbo, when it is cold outside, there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup. January has been declared National Soup Month, so celebrate all month long! Make your favorite soup from scratch. Try creating your own recipe with your favorite ingredients. Soup is a great way to clean out the fridge! Or go out for a bowl of soup at a restaurant. According to the book “Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present,” the word restaurant comes from the French “to restore” and was used to describe soups and broths that were supposed to have therapeutic qualities (https://www.etymonline.com/word/restaurant).
Restore yourself at one of these eateries with some of the best soup in Bucks County.
Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood House
22 S. Main St., Doylestown
Nicknamed “The Soup Guy”, chef Keith Blalock serves up a menu filled with delectable soups, including jambalaya, mulligatawny, and butternut squash. But it is the creamy crab soup that has made them famous.
1089 Durham Rd., Pineville
Built in 1742, The Pineville Tavern serves up history alongside its amazing soup. You can get the soup of the day or a bowl of French onion as a starter or try their famous snapper soup made from snapping turtles. Owner Andrew Abruzzese and his son Drew were featured on The Food Network when Guy Fieri came to taste the snapper soup. The restaurant also serves many dishes that the family brought to this country from Italy.
Bagelocity and The Soup King Café
5611 Bensalem Blvd., Bensalem
The owners of The Soup King Café have spent years perfecting their homemade recipes, including classic offerings and some originals. Try their seafood gumbo, potato and ham, broccoli and cheese, tomato basil, spicy chicken noodle, or cheesesteak soup.
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18 S. State St., Newtown
Sir Isaac Newton made major contributions to the field of physics. He may or may not have enjoyed soup, but the restaurant named after him offers all kinds, including a surprise soup listed as “Today’s Really Good Soup,” a seasonal soup made with ingredients to fit the season, baked onion au gratin, and a veggie chili.
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road, Feasterville
Seafood is the specialty at The Buck Hotel. In addition to the soup of the day, they serve a variety of seafood soups and stews including New England and Manhattan clam chowders, oyster stew, and a gluten-free clam stew. The restaurant and the tavern are open seven days a week and host live entertainment most evenings.