Preston & Steve’s Soup Bowl  is going down Friday, February 9 beginning at 7am.

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What ‘s the story of Soup Bowl? That simple question has many answers.

The Soup Bowl  started out as a way of celebrating the excitement of snacking  during Super Bowl weekend without actually saying Super Bowl because the “no fun league” has a lot of rules about that. When we introduced the idea to our old boss, Bill Weston, he freaked out. His concerns were so outrageous, we thought it was all a gag. But it was very real. he was concerned about spills in the studio. He admitted that any type of food could spill, but soup is extra messy.

Thus the legacy of the Soup Bowl and Bill’s distain for soup was born.

The last Soup Bowl was in 2014. It’s in the history books with our other similar events like Puppy Pooper Bowl and Possum Bowl . The common thread between those events is that they all took place on The Preston & Steve Show on Fridays before the Big Game.

After a few years of being really invested in the final football game of the season, we all need a good distraction before this this year’s game.

The Preston & Steve Show invited local restaurants to enter their most famous soup. We got a lot of entries. Sadly, we could only pick a handful to come in to the studio for the event. BUT, we love to support local businesses. So here we go, the 43 self-proclaimed best soups in the Greater Delaware Valley.

  • Original Clam Tavern

    New England Clam Chowder

    What makes your soup the best? The Clam Tavern has been a Delco staple since the early 60s. I’ve had people tell me it’s the best clam chowder they ever had even from being the New England area.

  • Haddon Culinary

    Creamy French Onion

    What makes your soup the best?  Soups are a big part of our business and our creamy French onion won Haddonfields souper bowl last month

  • Kelly’s Corner

    Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice

    What makes your soup the best? Kelly’s Corner is a corner Irish Pub in Lester in Delco. I have been there for over 11 years and as a single mom I have been lucky to have formed a family with my employees and regulars. I make all of my food homemade and serve a lot of comfort style foods including homemade soups, shepherds pie and meatloaf. The Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice and Crab Bisque soup are the two soups that I make the most. I picked the wild rice soup because I thought that you would get more entries of a bisque style soup. It is a hearty soup that feels like home.

    Chicken and Dumpling Soup on special today!! Sausage and Spinach Soup!! Chicken Cutlet with roasted red peppers and provolone cheese! Call 610.521.4268 for take out!

    Posted by Kelly's Corner on Saturday, January 6, 2024
  • Little Oley Tavern

    Chicken pot pie soup

    What makes your soup the best? We’re a family owned and operated restaurant for 35 years. Also we hosted the Mullet Champion, Cheddar Whiz, for his win (and the alpacas)

    Little Oley Tavern on Instagram

    62 likes, 1 comments - littleoleytavern on August 21, 2023: "Oh baby"

  • Capozzoli Catering

    Italian Wedding Soup

    What makes your soup the best? We are a third generation family catering business and our wedding soup is the original recipe from co-founder Alice capozzoli with homemade mini meat balls, roasted chicken, escarole, acini di pepe and pecorino Romano cheese. It’s so good you, you’ll be craving it daily!! Side note, this soup helped keep our business going during the pandemic, we sold it along with other meals at pop up grab & goes throughout the COVID shut downs.

    Antipasta Table was 🔥🔥🔥🇮🇹🇮🇹 #italiannight2024 #capozzolicatering #lazarettoballroom

    Posted by Capozzoli Catering on Sunday, February 4, 2024
  • PA Soup and Seafood

    Sweet sausage and lentil

    What makes your soup the best? Pa soup and seafood is run by one of the best guys in the world. His soups and sandwiches are top notch and he is always up for helping out the causes of the schools

    Where are our Gazpacho lovers!?!? Gazpacho is back! Stop in today to get yours!!

    Posted by Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood House on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Grumpys Handcarved Sandwiches

    Crab & Brie

    What makes your soup the best? Grumpy is know as the local soup nazi and is all in good fun. He is a hardworking dad of 5 and the owner and sole operator of the restaurant! He makes everything in house and from scratch.

  • Los Sarapes

    Crema Poblano

    What makes your soup the best? This creamy roasted pepper bisque is a explosion of flavors that may look simple but will leave you wanting more!!! It is a customer favorite, as well an original family recipe proudly served for the past 30 years. We would love to share it with you!!!

    Feast your eyes, savor the flavors! 🍽️✨ Join us this Friday at Los Sarapes and dive into our irresistible new menu...

    Posted by Los Sarapes Chalfont Mexican Cuisine Margarita & Tequila Bar on Friday, January 26, 2024
  • Piston Diner

    Cream of Potato Leek or Chicken Dumpling

    What makes your soup the best? Because I am The King of the Soup!!!

    Sunday soups and dinner specials ..#sopus #soupflights

    Posted by Piston Diner on Sunday, February 4, 2024
  • THE SOUP BAR

    crab bisque, chicken pot pie, wild mushroom

    What makes your soup the best? We sell our soups all over new jersey and customers always tell us our soups are the best they ever had .. by far

  • Deli@Dwell

    Chicken Risotto

    What makes your soup the best? Me and my business partner are both Delco natives and opened up a new concept and deli bar in Northern Liberties in 2021. From the beginning our house soup has been the Chicken Risotto Soup, it is hearty, thicc-n-creamy, a fan favorite amongst our regulars especially in the winter months. We’d love to be a part of the soup bowl 2023! Thank you for the consideration

  • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

    Healing seaweed soup

    What makes your soup the best? Our Healing Seaweed Soup is a authentic homemade recipe. Developed originally by seeking healing foods and putting them together in a way that tastes great. The Soup is brackish, Slightly Sweet and loaded with umami flavor. The key ingredients were chosen for specific health benefiting reasons. I worked on this soup when I ran food services at PCOM about 5 years ago. You may recall meeting, my name is Budd, The last time I came in the studio I was doing a gig for American Heart Association. We serve this soup on a regular basis at school. Marisa probably did not see this on the menu when she was wheeling around campus in her pick up truck, hanging out around the dark room in her favorite class, with teacher Pete.(Pete comes in for lunch everyday and says Marisa was a great student) A few of the soup’s ingredients Garlic-contains sulfur and iodine, helps prevent colds and flu’s, anti-fungal antiviral anticancer and antibacterial. Ginger- contains potassium, calcium iron and magnesium, good for digestion, reduces risk of blood clots it helps prevent colds, reduces risk of heart disease Beets- contains vitamins a and and B and C, calcium, Iron, potassium, support the immune system, good for blood pressure, detoxifies liver and kidneys Seaweed- contains B12, zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, iodine, improves condition of hair, boosts immune system, straight pins and bones, reduces stress, helps thyroid function ENJOY

    The Blue Devil and our varsity tennis captains were at Lower School drop-off this morning to remind everyone about this...

    Posted by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on Thursday, October 26, 2023
  • Long Dog Soup Company

    New Year’s Day Soup

    What makes your soup the best? This soup is a perfect ode to South 2nd Street open houses during the NYD Mummer’s Parade. Our creamy, brothy tomato soup starts with lots of thin-sliced shallots deglazed with the leftover champagne from the night before that wasn’t finished at your NYE party. We then add spicy pork sausage to ensure we’re getting that good luck for the new year. It all comes together with kale, super sweet corn and pillowy potato gnocchi from Talluto’s. This soup has everything you need to stay warm during those long stints at the Mummer’s parade, a little hair of the dog from NYE festivities and pork to start your year on the right note every single time!

     

  • Gatsby’s Bar & Grill

    Lobster Bisque

    What makes your soup the best? Our customers love our lobster bisque, we always sell out of it.

  • The West End

    Crab Asparagus

    What makes your soup the best? This is our signature house soup. People come near and far just for it!! Creamy Savory Crabby Asparagus YUMMMMY

    The West End on Instagram: "MONDAY = WING NIGHT! WE OPEN @ 3:00 KITCHEN @ 4:00 75cent WINGS AND COLD BEER!"

    4 likes, 0 comments - thewestendquakertown on February 5, 2024: "MONDAY = WING NIGHT! WE OPEN @ 3:00 KITCHEN @ 4:00 75cent WINGS AND COLD BEER!"

  • Legend’s Bar & Grill

    Snapper

    What makes your soup the best? Our snapper soup is amazing and always has positive reviews.

    Counting down the minutes until lunchtime! We are open for lunch seven days a week, starting @ 12p

    Posted by Legend’s Bar & Grill on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
  • Gass and Main

    Tomato Soup

    What makes your soup the best? Move over Campbell’s there’s a new Tomato Soup champ in town. Our creamy Tomato Soup has quickly gained a cult like following around the Haddonfield area.

    @gassandmain on Instagram: "Come warm up with the best tomato soup around 😋"

    31 likes, 4 comments - gassandmain on November 29, 2023: "Come warm up with the best tomato soup around 😋"

  • Metropolitan diner and bar

    Truffled five onion

    What makes your soup the best? Not only have I been a listener for 30 years and been to several outings, but I can cook my ass off We sell upwards of 20 gallons of this soup a week Do not call it French onion! Lol it have 5 different varieties, it is thicker and topped with Swiss cheese

    We're feeling pretty proud here at The Metropolitan! Our Bowl of Butternut Squash Bisque just got a great review, and we...

    Posted by Metropolitan American Diner and Bar on Wednesday, December 13, 2023
  • Catherine’s Restaurant

    Wild Mushroom Lump Crab Soup

    What makes your soup the best? We have the BEST – and 24 years of serving it to our passionate about our soup customers! Plus we won the Kennett Mushroom Festival BEST Soup contest waaay back in 2007 – and we sell it @ local farmers markets & some great local businesses as well – it’s that good!

    catherinesrestaurant on Instagram: "@catherinesrestaurant #unionville #kennettsquare #chestercountypa #philly #mushrooms #crab #soup #brandywinevalley #foodie @powerbeadsbyjen #CATstyle"

    29 likes, 0 comments - catherinesrestaurant on September 2, 2023: "@catherinesrestaurant #unionville #kennettsquare #chestercountypa #philly #mushrooms #crab #soup ..."

  • Bleigh Street Cafe

    Our signature tomato bisque w/cheesesteak grilled cheese   

    What makes your soup the best? We are a up and coming ghost kitchen located in port Richmond and also have a spot in wildwood next to exit 6 bar. I think we should be picked because i started this out of my parents house in a row home in Philly and my passion has grown it to what it is today over 10k followers on instagram and a successful sandwich shop in wildwood after just 2 years of starting. I think my passion and creativity will show through this soup and that’s why you should pick bleigh street cafe! Thank you guys.

    Bleigh street cafe on Instagram: "Little Philly twist on the classic tomato bisque w/grilled cheese! #phillycheesesteak #tomatobisque #phillyfoodie #specialfortheweek #foodporn"

    591 likes, 11 comments - bleighstreetcafe on January 11, 2024: "Little Philly twist on the classic tomato bisque w/grilled cheese! #phillycheesesteak #tomatobisq..."

  • Tavistock Country Club

    Green chili chicken pozole w/crunchy tortilla & orange sour cream

    What makes your soup the best? I’ve been a chef for more than 25 years, which includes employment with 2 iconic South Jersey restaurants: Braddock’s Tavern and (currently) Tavistock Country Club. While as Braddock’s, I was dubbed Soup Nazi for my creative and tasty concoctions. Now at Tavistock, I am tasked with making soups that match well with our daily and seasonal menu specials. My co-workers are happy to taste each new recipe and often have it for their own lunch. My soups are a representation of my passion for cooking and pleasing our restaurant guests

  • Jose Pistola’s

    Tortilla Soup

    What makes your soup the best? We lost our chef and great pal Adan Trinidad a couple years ago. This soup was one of his favorites. I think it would mean a lot to the rest of his team that has stuck with us since we lost him. Also, it’s the world’s greatest Tortilla Soup.

  • Embers Smokehouse and Tap

    Cream of Roasted Chicken

    What makes your soup the best? We also LOVE soup and you’re right chili isn’t a soup but we think ours is pretty good too. We get great reviews on our homemade soups and think that Cream of Roasted Chicken is one of our best. Hope to see you next Friday!

    It’s the last weekend to try our delicious January specials… get ‘em before they’re gone 👋 Available for dine-in, takeout or delivery through DoorDash! #embersissmokin

    Posted by Embers Smokehouse and Tap on Friday, January 26, 2024
  • State Hill Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

    Roasted Butternut Squash with basil cream, pumpkin seed oil and toasted pepita

    What makes your soup the best? We are a brand new restaurant the recently open in June of 2023 in the Reading area (I understand if you are out of your market). But we are bring something new and different that has yet to be seen in our area. And we are looking for an opportunity to bring what we are doing to you. We love what we do and we just want to share with everyone.

  • Café le Jardin

    French Onion Soup

    What makes your soup the best? What goes into $14 French onion soup? It starts with simmering two stocks for 24 hours. One is a roasted duck stock. The other is a roasted veal stock. (Each takes about 45 minutes to an hour to prepare for the 24-hour simmer beforehand.) A cook must monitor the simmer throughout, skimming off all the fat to concentrate the flavors. While they’re being strained, reduced, and combined, which takes another three hours, you’re caramelizing 40lbs of onions and toasting flour to thicken the broth. Then the flavor builds deeper and richer with the incorporation of three wines and sherry vinegar, to which you add that reduced stock, seasoning, and herbs, and cook that for another two hours. During that time, you’ll be de-rinding a 30lb wheel of imported Comte cheese, then shredding it for the soup. It’ll take a lot less time to bake the crostini to accompany it, but you’re not going to serve that rich soup without fresh bread, are you? Everything comes from somewhere, and the food we serve comes from our hands, which were trained by chefs in a lineage stretching back centuries and continents. Or maybe it’s not that deep. But it’s more than sweating some onions over bouillon cubes. And either way, I’d love for you to come taste it.

  • It’s Dinner Time

    Pasta Fagioli

    What makes your soup the best? Because it will win

    Made a few Ravioli and Ricotta Gnocchi with friends today ❤️If you want to learn how to make them let me know!

    Posted by It's Dinner Time LLC on Sunday, November 19, 2023
  • Hangry Bear Creamery

    French onion and mushroom soup

    What makes your soup the best? More than just ice cream, Hangry Bear Creamery has a delicious all-day brunch menu to feed everyone’s Hangry Bear. We haven’t been open long but have become quickly known for our take on French onion soup. Classic French onion with local Kennett Square mushrooms and hard cider from Old Stone Cider. Croutons and melted swiss cheese make cozy and gooey and your new fav!

    For the rest of January, from 3-8pm, purchase a Hangry Bear meal over $10 and receive a free mini dip of ice cream. 🍦...

    Posted by Hangry Bear Creamery on Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • DeRoses Mobile Kitchen

    Pasta e Fagioli (pasta fazool)

    What makes your soup the best? Because you’re gonna want to try this soup!

    We have what your party or event needs!! Wedding receptions ✅Birthday parties ✅Anniversary parties ✅Bridal or baby...

    Posted by DeRose’s Mobile Kitchen on Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • Grubhouse

    Biscuits and Gravy soup

    What makes your soup the best? We are a long time breakfast spot struggling to survive. Just being nominated would help us

    Grubhouse on Instagram: "Stay dry this weekend. Order breakfast delivered right to your doorstep up until 1pm on Grubhub or Ooordash!"

    7 likes, 0 comments - grubhousephilly on September 23, 2023: "Stay dry this weekend. Order breakfast delivered right to your doorstep up until 1pm on Grubhub o..."

  • Ristorante Fieni’s

    Scripelle

    What makes your soup the best? A unique regional soup of Abruzzo Italy where my family came from involving rolled egg noodle crepes filled with Parmesan cheese and topped with a house made chicken broth. It’s been featured in reviews from the Philadelphia inquirer, courier post & south jersey magazine throughout the course of our nearly 30 years in business

    Ristorante Fieni's on Instagram: "Burrata, a creamy delight on the plate, Mozzarella's secret, a luscious fate. A pouch of dreams, a burst of bliss, Each bite a dance, a cheese lover's kiss 🤌🏼"

    21 likes, 1 comments - fienis_voorhees on January 22, 2024: "Burrata, a creamy delight on the plate, Mozzarella's secret, a luscious fate. A pouch of dreams..."

  • Westmont Diner

    Chicken Gnocchi

    What makes your soup the best? Voted best Diner in South Jersey, customers call ahead to reserve soup sometimes fight over soup lol a number of my guests have told me I should also longtime listeners and 2 time caller and this soup will change your life and Kathy will love it lol

  • The kibitz room

    Matzo ball soup or cabbage soup

    What makes your soup the best? It’s the best matzo ball soup in the most traditional Jewish delicatessen in the area. All of our soups are delicious and we sell SO much of it.

    The Kibitz Room on Instagram: "Lazy Susan Salad Platter: chicken, tuna and egg salad! Call ahead to order ☎️ 856-428-7878 ps- to any Susan reading this, you're not lazy and you are appreciated 😉"

    21 likes, 0 comments - thekibitzroom on February 3, 2024: "Lazy Susan Salad Platter: chicken, tuna and egg salad! Call ahead to order ☎️ 856-428-7878 ..."

  • Mt Royal Inn

    Chicken Wing Chowder

    What makes your soup the best? We are one of the oldest bars in the country. Started in 1762. In 2019, our humble dive bar was named top 10 in the state by newjersey.com. I am the owner of this bar and saved it from being turned into a liquor store. Having never done this before and calling upon my roots from Western New York I came up with chicken wing chowder

    Mount Royal Inn on Instagram: "I think we just got pulled over"

    43 likes, 0 comments - mountroyalinn on November 25, 2023: "I think we just got pulled over"

  • The Early Bird

    Creamy tomato and crab

    What makes your soup the best? This soup is not found everywhere and it’s delicious. It is our top selling soup.

  • Gaetano’s of Mount Laurel

    Alaskan Snow Crab Bisque

    What makes your soup the best? I won the Fire and Ice chili contest in Mount Holly 2 years in a row. The chili is made with Chorizo sausage and Beef Brisket. I have over 20 years of experience as a chef. I would like to enter the chili but not sure if you consider that a soup? If not I’m confident the Alaskan Snow Crab Bisque could win the contest. Thank you for considering Gaetano’s.

    Gaetano’s of Mount Laurel 856-234-2255www.gaetanossteakssubs.comSaturday January 27th Vote for our SteakHouse Chili...

    Posted by Gaetano's Steaks & Subs on Tuesday, January 23, 2024
  • Julios on Main

    Mexican Seafood stew “Caldo7 mares”

    What makes your soup the best? This Mexican dish is sure to show who the real boss is Move over Cacciucco it’s time for the caldo 7 mares to shine

    Julio's on Main 2x winner Best Mexican in South Jersey on Instagram: "First Taco Tuesday let's get it! 11-7 take out or delivery 11-8 dine in Juliosonmain.com 856-563-8226 #tacotuesday #birria #eat"

    41 likes, 1 comments - juliosonmain on January 2, 2024: "First Taco Tuesday let's get it! 11-7 take out or delivery 11-8 dine in Juliosonmain.com 856-..."

  • Cafe Lift

    Creamy Southwestern Chicken Soup

    What makes your soup the best? Because I grew up on MMR and I love making soup! I’m executive Chef of Cafe Lift. Brunch spot with two locations. One in Philly, one in Jersey.

    Cafe Lift Haddonfield on Instagram: "Good Morning Haddonfield! Brunch at Cafe Lift is always the move 🍳"

    33 likes, 0 comments - cafe_lift_haddonfield on January 31, 2024: "Good Morning Haddonfield! Brunch at Cafe Lift is always the move 🍳"

  • Riccardos Italian Restaurant

    Creme of Carrot

    What makes your soup the best? It is an original Soup created by me at the very last minute before show time (Dinner Time)… It’s a simple soup but VERY Delicately prepared and served. It is definitely a decadent soup made with Flavor and unique ingredients!! PLEASE PLEASE Consider my Restaurant!! This soup Fuckin Rocks!! Vito Russo Chef/Owner Riccardos Italian Restaurant

    Lobster Ravioli with Jumbo Shrimp & Bay Scallop in Vodka Sauce.Rigatoni Bolognese.Creamy Pork & Beef Wine Redcution!#Riccardospizzabrownsmills

    Posted by Riccardo's Italian Restaurant on Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Southern Farm

    Chicken and Dumplings

    What makes your soup the best? It will be the best thing you’ve put in your mouth all year! It quickly became our number one seller and people can’t seem to get enough of it.

    Add on an entrée or two & a salad and you have yourself a brunch! Check our website for our menu. Call to order at...

    Posted by Southern Farm Catering on Tuesday, November 28, 2023

     

  • Capozzoli Catering

    Italian Wedding Soup

    What makes your soup the best? We are a third generation family catering business and our wedding soup is the original recipe from co-founder Alice capozzoli with homemade mini meat balls, roasted chicken, escarole, acini di pepe and pecorino Romano cheese. It’s so good you, you’ll be craving it daily!! Side note, this soup helped keep our business going during the pandemic, we sold it along with other meals at pop up grab & goes throughout the COVID shut downs.

    Who wants some?? Get your soup orders in for Thanksgiving! It will be the talk of dinner! #italianweddingsoup #capozzolicatering #mommomalicesrecipe

    Posted by Capozzoli Catering on Sunday, November 12, 2023
  • Marblehead Chowderhouse

    Nantucket scallop chowder

    What makes your soup the best? Our soup is loved by hundreds of people every week

    Its Chowda Time! Today is the perfect day to enjoy a hot cup of soup or chowder. Today's soups include Lobster Bisque,...

    Posted by Marblehead Chowder House PA on Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • State street pub

    Lasagna Soup

    What makes your soup the best? We’re a family friendly locally owned gastropub that’s a great place to meet! We’re the place to watch big games with 10 TVs, we’re the place for dates w/ real espresso martinis, smoked old fashioned’s, 18 drafts & an ever changing list of 40+ craft beers. Shuffleboard, darts & games for young & old alike! And to top it off our chef makes fantastic soups fresh every week and listens to P&S everyday day, and has a talent for making our soups flavorful. There is always a variety, no soup is ever the same.

    CARS & COFFEE ~Every 1st Sunday of the Month at 9am. join us for free coffee, donuts and some awesome cars!!!10% of Brunch for all car owners!!

    Posted by State Street Pub Media on Sunday, May 7, 2023
  • Bullards American Cafe

    Cheeseburger Soup

    What makes your soup the best? I go back to the Y100 days with you guys. I’m local and my soup is fantastic

    Two great ways to start a meal. Our oatmeal/pumpkin/chocolate chip muffin or a hot cup of chorizo, roasted sweet potato and kale soup. #bullardsamericancafe #diners #meetmeatbullards

    Posted by Bullard's American Cafe on Friday, November 20, 2020

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