Lakeland soups for every day

No matter your mood, there’s a soup for you.

Bowls of pho noodle soup from Pho Tan in Lakeland, FL

What are you waiting pho?

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You’ll find it on most restaurant menus: The soup of the day. Since each day looks different in Lakeland, try these five soups curated to fit your daily vibe.

For a rainy day: Pho Tan, 2920 S. Combee Rd.
Find shelter from stormy weather with a bowl of pho — a Vietnamese soup made with rice noodles, meat or tofu, and vegetables. City Editor Connor’s favorite is the Pho Ga (chicken soup topped with Thai basil).

A bowl of chicken tortellini soup sits in a white bowl on a white plate

Palace Pizza’s chicken tortellini soup calls our name on the first chilly day of the year.

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For a chilly day: Palace Pizza, 114 S. Kentucky Ave.
When we step outside and feel that crisp autumn air, it’s only a matter of time until we’re sitting in front of a bowl of chicken tortellini soup at Palace Pizza. Pro tip: You can choose between a side of three garlic knots or a long piece of garlic bread (clearly, you can’t go wrong).

For a workday: Terrace Grille, 329 E. Main St.
Ready for a lunch break? Try the Terrace Soup — a classic French onion — or take a chance on a rotating selection of soups from the chef. Order the Terrace Special during lunch to pair your soup with a salad or sandwich.

Bowl of pork ramen noodle soup on tray at Sabu Ramen in The Joinery in Lakeland, FL

Take your Sabu Ramen to-go or cozy up on The Joinery’s patio.

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For a day on the town: Sabu Ramen, 640 E. Main St.
Pop by The Joinery after your farmers market trip to order ramen from this stall. We recommend the pork belly tonkotsu ramen or spicy chicken shio ramen. Pro tip: Order extra broth for a soupier ramen.

For a sick day: Black & Brew Coffee House and Bistro, 205 E. Main St.
If you’re not feeling your best, City Editor Rilee swears by the Fire Roasted Vegetable soup at Black and Brew. Stop by the downtown location, the only one serving soups, to grab a bowl to-go — and a coffee wouldn’t hurt either, right?

Bowl of green soup with moon and star design

Spinach gives this celestial soup its bright green hue.

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For a day at home: Make your own soup
Feel like getting crafty in the kitchen? Whip up your own batch of famed Lake Wales restaurant Chalet Suzanne’s soup that went to space on the Apollo 15 mission — just follow along with our recipe.

Of course, these aren’t all of Lakeland’s soup-er options. Tell us your favorite place to get a bowl any day of the week.

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