Best Chicken Soup + Ramen + Pho in Boston

Ode to Chicken Soup: oh how we love thee! With our new instapot, we can make pretty delicious tasting chicken soup using even store-bought broth as the base (oh, the travesty!)
Pho Ramen Soup

Here’s our round-up of the best soup around Boston — slurrrrrpppp!

Best Chicken Soup (Jewish Penicillin)



New England Soup Factory
244 Needham Street, Newton

We have Marjorie Druker’s cookbooks on how to make this delectable soup – probably the best you’d ever taste – but it’s so complicated we’d never make it. That said, we’ve hoarded quarts of their chicken vegetable soup with hearty carrots and generous tasty matzo balls in our freezer. It’s oh so wonderful!



1 Kendall Square, Cambridge

Did you know Mamaleh’s has a free comedy show every month in their basement? Oh yes! And you can order off their menu while you’re watching, so just be sure you don’t snort down that hot soup. We love their matzo ball soup, and it’s not too salty which is a common problem. Not as hearty as NESF, but equally delish.


Best Chicken Ramen



Totto Ramen
Assembly Row, Somerville

Everyone loves ramen, but do you know CHICKEN RAMEN is the bomb!? It’s definitely creamier than some chicken soups and very filling. Try their Chicken Paitan ($11) — and make sure you add a soft-boiled egg.



Little Big Diner
1247 Centre Street, Newton

Their paitan chicken ramen is a hefty price ($15) but commands a huge bowl and is extremely delicious. The woodear mushrooms are a nice touch!



Wen’s Yunnan Noodle & Ramen
247 Newbury Street, Boston

Do you like noodles? Well, this place has got noodles! Enjoy a hearty bowl of shu-yo chicken ramen and friendly service.


Best Chicken Pho



Pho & I
267 Huntington Avenue, Boston

We love seeing a show at the Huntington Theatre, and right across the street is this delicious pho restaurant that serves up a delicious bowl at an extreme value.



35 Dunster Street, Cambridge

Right in the Garage at Harvard Square, we’ve been known to trek into Harvard Square for late night pho from Le’s. Make sure to try all their side sauces. Mmmm!

Hope the season brings you warm bellies and happy smiles.

​Lizzie & Sam

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