Bleu Door Bakery and Cafe has reliably good soup. It’s best to go to the bakery window to the left of the cafe for a quick cup of soup ($5.50 with a couple of slices of Bleu Door’s own baguette). On the menu are veggie-packed classics like tomato basil soup and meaty favorites like mushroom barley with roast beef in a peppery beef broth. There’s always a vegan option on Thursdays. On Fridays, you’re likely to find Bleu Door’s signature soup, a creamy Hungarian mushroom soup imbued with sherry and dashes of smoked paprika.
di Tazza is the place for soup in east Vancouver. This cozy cafe offers fresh soup every day until 4 p.m. When I visited last week, owner Dana Carpenter was wandering around with large bowls of golden butternut squash soup and potato bacon soup served with slices of grilled bread ($7.50). The creamy potato bacon had flecks of vegetables, black pepper, bacon bits, and tender chunks of potato — a homey soup that matched the bonhomie of this warm cafe.
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