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Lucky’s Cafe

102 1/2 Grove St, Worcester

Lucky’s on Grove Street has been serving up their famous Spicy Peanut Soup for decades. Lucky’s soups are made from scratch, but offerings change daily, so make sure to check for availability on Facebook before dropping in for lunch.

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97 Stafford St, Worcester

No Mediterranean meal is complete without a bowl (better yet, a bread bowl) of Avgolemono soup. Enjoy chicken, egg and orzo in a lemon juice broth.

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72 Shrewsbury St, Worcester

Simjang offers three ramen options: miso with kimchi and pork belly, shoyu with pork shoulder and wood ear mushrooms, and dashi with yu choi and roasted mushrooms. All varieties are $15 and arrive topped with a soft boiled egg.

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The Fix

108 Grove St, Worcester

Order the Turkey Chili from The Fix for a hearty bowl of white beans, kale, cheddar, scallions, and jalapeno peppers finished with sour cream. It comes spiced to your specifications and is sure to stick to your bones.

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270 Shrewsbury St, Worcester

Kenichi’s nabeyaki udon is downright curative. Slurp up thick wheat flour noodles in a light fish broth with shrimp tempura and chicken from a specialty bowl. Your world will never be the same.

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One Eleven Chop House

111 Shrewsbury St, Worcester

One Eleven’s soup selection is not for the faint of heart. Trust us, it’s impossible to resist a bowl of the vidalia onion soup au gratin while snuggled up in a warm leather booth on a snowy afternoon.


And if it’s pho you’re after, here are a few spots where you can track down the popular Vietnamese soup, which combines rice flour noodles with crunchy bean sprouts, sharp basil, hot peppers, and tart lime juice:


Anh Thu 2

91 Stafford Street, Worcester



425 Park Avenue, Worcester


My Sister’s Crawfish II

442 Park Avenue, Worcester


Pho Bowls

580 Park Avenue, Worcester


Pho Dakao

593 Park Avenue, Worcester


Pho Sure

114 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury