Cuisine Scene: Soup
Who doesn’t love to cuddle up to a comforting bowl of soup when the months get a bit colder and darker. In Long Beach, you have your choice of so much liquid pleasure; chowders and stews, chicken and vegetables, all of it waiting to make you feel better and warmer by the spoonful. Read on for some of our favorite soups and stews across the city.
Mosher’s Gourmet Deli (300 W Ocean Blvd) is one of the few spots in town where you can get chicken matzo ball soup, made daily with egg noodles and carrots. Be sure to order early because Mosher’s soups often sell out before they close at 5:45 P.M. Others swear by the simple but sublime chicken soup–especially when you’re not feeling well–at Linda’s Mexican Delights (951 Redondo Ave), where shredded chicken and soft veggies float in a clear broth.
A tomato base, some veggies and beans, and a little pasta make up a traditional Italian minestrone. Find this classic at L’Opera Ristorante (101 Pine Ave), where their vegan, gluten-free version is made with seasonal veggies, kidney beans, and herbs. Minestrone is also on the menu at Domenico’s (5339 E 2nd St) in Belmont Shore, along with tomato bisque and French onion soup.
A hearty beef stew is practically synonymous with winter. At The Auld Dubliner (71 S Pine Ave) Irish pub at The Pike Outlets, the beef stew is a full-on main dish, made with braised beef, Guinness gravy, carrots, celery, onion, and a dollop of mashed potatoes, served with Irish brown bread. Pair it with a pint of cider or a wee dram of Irish whiskey for the perfect cozy evening.