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Though Boulder-based Breadworks’ bakery and cafe has compiled a list of more than 200 soup recipes—it features four daily—one item remains a menu constant: the home-style chicken noodle soup. This light broth, which bobs with pieces of shredded chicken, fresh vegetables, and thick homemade egg noodles, gives grandma some serious competition. 2644 Broadway, Boulder, 303-444-5667, breadworks.net
While all of ModMarket’s vegan and gluten-free soups combine the freshest local ingredients to achieve delicious combinations, our seasonal favorite is the cashew and butternut squash. This creamy blend is both filling and healthy—puréed nuts give it a rich texture while still keeping it vegan. The soup is so savory we wish it were available year-round. Multiple locations, modmarket.com
When Lola first opened on Pearl Street in 2002, it didn’t take long for chef and partner Jamey Fader to realize the roasted corn and chipotle soup was a crowd-pleaser. “Every time we took it off the menu—which we change seasonally—people complained, so we brought it back.” This silky, rich combination of sweet and spicy is the perfect winter staple. 1575 Boulder St., 720-570-8686, loladenver.com
Childhood memories abound when we spoon up Snooze’s robust tomato soup, which arrives with two triangular grilled cheese sandwiches (served crustless, of course). But this soup is not child’s play; instead, the cozy blend offers a twist with the addition of organic fennel and a splash of farm-fresh cream from Bellvue-based Morning Fresh Dairy. Multiple locations, snoozeeatery.com