What to order: Wonton noodle soup with pork and roast duck
If you’re sick, “it'll bring you back to life,” said Dave.
238 N 9th St.
What to order: French onion soup
This twist on a classic has duck confit and foie gras croutons to make this hearty dish even richer, and the broiled cheese on top makes for a great cheese pull.
233 Chestnut St.
What to order: Bun bo hue dac biet
This specialty of the South Philly restaurant is flavored with beef brisket, pig feet, and blood cubes, all in a spicy lemongrass broth.
1606 W Passyunk Ave.
What to order: Tan Tan Ramen
This ramen has a spicy miso and chicken broth base and can be enjoyed with either minced pork or chicken.
204 N 9th St. [but there are multiple locations]
What to order: Taiwanese beef noodle soup
This soup is made from a rich broth loaded with beef and bok choy. Ray’s is also known for their siphon-brewed coffee and dumplings.
141 N 9th St.
What to order: Any pho
Quantity and quality are both high here, and with a large soup ringing up for as little as $6.45, you can warm up without breaking the bank.
1122 Washington Ave. F
What to order: Matzoh ball soup
“The matzoh ball itself is probably the size of a baseball, if not a softball,” and the broth is “like liquid penicillin” if you’re under the weather, said Dave.
700 S 4th St.
What to order: Clam chowder
Oyster House offers two styles, Manhattan, which has a tomato broth, and New England clam chowder, which is cream-based.
1516 Sansom St.
What to order: Sundubu jjigae
This Korean stew with spicy broth and silky tofu is served piping hot. Don’t forget to BYOB!
6600 N 5th St.
What to order: “AYCE HOT POT,” said Dave. Plus, it’s all you can eat. ‘Nuff said.
1008 Cherry St., 3rd floor