featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 26

Soups Up


By Noel Daniel

While there’s still some chill in the air, we’d recommend enjoying a few last delicious bowls of soup. But where can you find some of the county’s best?  We’ve put together a list of five  stops where you can get a steamy  bowl of goodness.

Phoenix Noodle House || 1222 H St., Modesto | 209-526-9706
If you’re a fiend for pho, you can’t miss Phoenix Noodle House. The pho broth is perfectly spiced and flavored, the Thai tea with pearls is a refreshing reprieve from the chili oil and Sriracha, and the fried bananas with coconut ice cream is the icing on the cake. This is one noodle house that you can’t miss.
Greens on Tenth || 953 10thSt., Modesto | 209-572-1700 | greensmarket.net
Have you ever had a craving for tomato soup? Well, Greens on Tenth has some of the best around. Pair this homemade treat with a creamy, crispy grilled cheese and you have one lunch that’s sure to satisfy. Don’t forget to drink in the rustic atmosphere while you’re stopping in for something sippable and savory.


O’Brien’s Market || Several Locations | www.obriensmarket.com
If you’re in the mood for a quick and scrumptious cup of soup, O’Brien’s market has a plethora of options that vary by the day. Some of their best soup is the clam chowder—a creamy and flavorful side to pair with one of O’Brien’s deli sandwiches.
Cafe Bliss || 152 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale | 209-848-3830 | cafebliss-oakdale.com
One of Cafe Bliss’ fan favorite soups is their zesty taco soup. Their soups are varied and scrumptious, from apple butternut to clam chowder, and always have a distinctly homemade taste. Top their legendary taco soup with shredded cheese and olives and you just might end up coming back for every meal.


The Creperie || 1668 Countryside Dr., Turlock | 209-850-9258
The Creperie has a way of making you feel classy while satisfying your hunger. Just try a piping bowl of their fresh tomato bisque with a side of dolma and you’ll be spirited away to new and delicious flavor profiles you might never have tried before. So go ahead and grab a bowl of steamy, savory soup—while the Valley is still chilly.
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