Park Slope, Restaurants and Cafes

Lobster Butternut Squash Bisque at The Soup Bowl


Winter is never my favorite time in Park Slope, but the saving grace is the return of The Soup Bowl by the 7th Ave. F/G stop. (During the warmer months of the year, the location is home to Uncle Louie G's.) Yes, it may be a takeout soup stand, but on weeknights when you've come back from Manhattan only to realize there is nothing in your fridge, this shop is a lifesaver. And the fact that there is a rotating roster of 10 to 15 freshly made soups, and a perpetually friendly staff, makes me a loyal customer.

I've tried practically everything on the menu, but the one I go back to time and time again is the lobster butternut squash bisque. At $4.50 for a small cup, it doesn't have any lobster pieces, but rather a strong lobster aroma from the shells used in the stock. It's rich, creamy, and reliably delicious.

Other solid picks on the menu include the turkey chili and chicken vegetable, but there may be a reason the lobster butternut bisque is the top listing on their ever-changing menu, day after day.

The Soup Bowl
319 7th Ave. (between 8th and 9th St.)
Brooklyn, 11215