Here are five of our favorites:
French Onion Soup Gratinée At Le Metro, Abacoa
As golden-crusted, dense and oozy as an onion soup ought to be, this creature comfort is one of several hot soups offered at the Jupiter bistro. $6.95.
1155 Main Street (Abacoa), Jupiter; 561-429-5464; Le Metro website
Chili At Dune Dog Café, Jupiter
You come here for the range of killer dogs, but then you try the chili and it becomes a go-to favorite. Add the works (cheese, onions, scallions) for a quarter. A cup is $3.75, bowl $4.75. A cup, however, will suffice – you’ll need to leave room for a Chicago dog.
Terry’s Soup At the Sunset Bar & Grill
Terry Marince is the soup master (and head chef) at Northwood’s beloved, hot-mango-colored speakeasy. Whether it’s his long-simmered onion soup that’s made with the most flavorful homemade stock in town or his occasional cream of jalapeño soup, know this: It will be a stellar bowl.
His fresh-made soup is $4.50 a cup, $6.50 a bowl, and it’s served at lunch and dinner.
2500 Broadway (at the corner of 24th Street in Northwood), West Palm Beach; 561-832-2722; EatAtSunset.com
Sancocho At El Sabor Latino, Palm Beach Gardens
This Colombian-style soup begins with a deeply flavored bone broth, then adds potatoes, yuca, green plantain, a corn cob wedge, a hunk of tender beef rib and a sprinkling of cilantro. It’s served Tuesdays and Fridays for $4.99 a cup, $7.49 a bowl, and $10.99 as a “completa” (with white rice, salad and sweet plantains).
4391 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-202-6948; El Sabor Latino website.
Clam Chowder At Spoto’s Oyster Bar
The New England Clam Chowder here is rich and filling and utterly delicious. Add any of Spoto’s ample salads and you’ve got a regal meal. Clam chowder costs $6.50 a cup and $7.50 a bowl at lunch ($6.75 a bowl at dinner).
4650 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-776-9448; Spoto’s Oyster Bar website.