I’m a big time soup person.. I picked chicken (but I would equally rank a good tomato, split pea, or bean with bacon.
Our cafeteria at work can only do one thing right…chicken soup.. I don’t know what they do to it, but it’s the best. I generally don’t care for the homemade type (Chicken with Stars all the way!).
The best tomato soup I ever had was a tomato/basil/cheddar at our now defunct Goodbody’s Pub.
The soup I could die happy after eating: The butternut squash and bacon bisque at The Dining Room, Ritz Carlton, SF.
A soup I loved that I didn’t think I’d like: Mushroom Tea at Upstairs Downtown here in Fresno
Best clam chowder: some little corner deli on Cannery Row in Monterey.
Runners up: Cattle Rustler’s in Clovis, CA. and Mustache Pete’s in Cambria, CA.
Best bean with bacon or split pea: Sorry, it’s Campbells.
Best minestrone (and I don’t care for minestrone): Mike’s Pizzeria in Fresno.
Best soup ever according to my hubby: My Christmas potato chowder.
Best soup I think I ever made: Corn chowder.