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Best Disney Soups

We threw out an inquiry asking for favorite Disney soups and got back a crockful of great ideas! Soups are satisfying meals and hearty snacks and can really warm you up on a chilly park day. Disney’s been working overtime creating memorable ones!

Thanks to our DFB readers and Facebook Friends for sharing their soup suggestions via the Disney Food Blog Facebook page!

Gorgonzola Onion Soup with Pear and Bacon Garnish at Grand Floridian Cafe

The hands down favorite soup mentioned was the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup at Epcot’s Le Cellier. Honorable mentions go to the soup selection at Boma and the French Onion Soup at Les Chefs de France.

Let’s take a look at the winners, then drool over the runners-up and a few of my own new favorites!

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

Made with Moosehead beer and bacon, the Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup is one of the reasons you should secure a coveted reservation at Le Cellier!

Sooth your soup craving and try the Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe at home.

Cheddar Cheese Soup at Le Cellier Steakhouse

Kathy B. exclaims “It is the BOMB!!!”

Margaret C. even has a cost-saving tip. She suggests “a bowl of that delicious soup along with the pretzel bread is a meal in itself.” We’re all about appetizers too!

Boma Soups

The soups at the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Boma Restaurant were also highly recommended. According to Tareah G., “The Boma soups are out of this world”!

Chicken Coconut Curry (find the recipe and how-to here!), Mulligatawny, Carrot and Ginger, Seafood, Butternut Squash, and Chicken Corn Chowder were mentioned as being memorable.

Boma Chicken Corn Chowder

French Onion Soup

The light and mild broth is topped with perfectly melted and bubbly Gruyere cheese. You can smell this one coming a mile away! This isn’t too strong an onion flavor, so even the kiddos will like it if they’re a bit adventurous.

French Onion Soup

Facebook friends Jolyne H. and Anna T. both favor the delicious French Onion soup at Les Chefs de France.

Other Soup Suggestions

There were so many soup ideas that we have to serve up some of them here so we don’t forget to try one (or more ;-)) on our next Disney vacation.

The super-creamy Potato & Leek Soup at Epcot’s Rose and Crown got some votes (it’s one of my favorites — see recipes here!), as did the rich and deep Smoky Portobello Soup at Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge. The BLT Soup at Sci-Fi Dine-In in Disney’s Hollywood Studios was raved about.

Potato and Leek Soup

Portobello Soup at Artist Point

Looking for a soup that will really give you chills? Try the cold strawberry soup at the Grand Floridian’s 1900 Park Fare!

Strawberry Soup in Bowl

A Few of My Recent Favorites

As you know, I’m a big soup fan, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few of my recent favorites, too! Note that many of these may have been temporary additions to the menus, but there’s no harm in asking about them if you don’t see them!

Beer Cheese Popcorn Bacon Soup
At the Wilderness Lodge in Disney World last Fall, I was treated to a special taste of this soup that has LOTS of words that I like in its title!

Wilderness Lodge Beer Cheese Popcorn Bacon soup

Tomato Basil Soup
The creamy tomato basil soup at Pinocchio Village Haus in the Magic Kingdom was one of my favorite finds when I was researching the Disney Food Blog Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book last year! This snack is super-flavorful and a perfect way to fill up when you’re touring the park.

Tomato Basil Soup at Pinocchio Village Haus

Zellwood Corn Soup
This geeeeeorgous, smooth, creamy corn soup was served to me with a little tiny grilled cheese and caviar garnish. Hubba hubba!! While it’s a seasonal menu, I’m sure that the Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s Bull and Bear Restaurant has a similarly delicious soup on its menu now.

Zellwood Corn Soup at Bull and Bear Steakhouse

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
OK, OK, I haven’t tried this one yet! But it’s Heather’s favorite, so I think it deserves to be on our DFB list! You can find this at Carnation Cafe in Disneyland!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup at Carnation Cafe

Corn Chowder in a Bread Bowl
Over at Pacific Wharf Cafe in Disney California Adventure, the bread bowls are well known! I snagged a lunch of corn chowder in one of these gorgeous edible sourdough boules.

Corn Chowder in a Bread Bowl at Pacific Wharf Cafe

We appreciate all the fabulous soup suggestions! Stop by and read the rest of our Best Disney World Restaurants series for more reader favorites!

What’s YOUR favorite soup on a Disney vacation — and what are we forgetting? :-) Let us know in the comments section below.

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37 Comments

  1. Wow…..that all looks so good.
    Frank

  2. Sara says:

    The butternut squash soup at Bistro de Paris is absolutely incredible. It’s served with shrimp, roasted hazelnuts, and these amazing little croutons. It truly is a bowl of buttery bliss :)

  3. Brenda says:

    Back in the day the Artist Point had a cream of onion soup that was delish! It was creamy and oniony but not too much of either, it was a whole meal in a bowl of soup and that was when the Artist Point did their fresh bread with apple butter…mmm. There was also the cream of wild rice soup at Victoria and Alberts…potato leek at Rose and Crown is still a fav as is the BLT at the Sci Fi. I think I am going to have to have soup for lunch now :)

  4. marcellina says:

    My husband and I love all the soups at Boma (which we will be eating at soon!) and I also wanted to mention I had an out of this world corn soup at Victoria and Alberts when we ate there Oct 2010 that was ridiculous!

  5. Christa says:

    I’ve heard that you can go to Le Cellier and order the soup and pretzel bread to go! I’ve never tried to do that, but I just might this fall!

  6. Eric says:

    I agree marcellina. My favorite soups are at Boma. I love the Carrot Ginger soup and the Butternut Squash soup. I always try to find the buffet rotation before we go to see which night to book a Boma ADR.

  7. Kelly says:

    I love the Lobster Bisque at Chefs de France.

  8. sue says:

    I love the Conch Chowder at Olivia’s Restaurant at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. It is full of vegetables and a wonderful broth….not heavy at all!

  9. Carrie says:

    I could make an entire meal out of the soups at Boma, but their black-eyed pea and parsnip soup is definitely my favorite!

  10. Alicia says:

    I love the Wonton Soup at Yak and Yeti. I got it expecting regular run of the mill wonton soup, but was blown away by the flavor. Best and most flavorful wonton soup I’ve ever had.

  11. AJ says:

    Frank — Agreed! It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in some Disney soup!

    Sara — A bowl of buttery bliss indeed! Love it!

    Brenda — Thanks for the reminder of the onion soup!! And apple butter…yum!

    Marci — I think most of V&A’s menu items are ridiculous…ly good! Can’t wait to take my husband there!

    Christa — That was possible a few years back, but we’re hearing more and more reports of people asking and being told no :-( We decided not to include it in this post because of that.

    Eric — Great point! You can call ahead and see what soups will be served on what days! No guarantees, of course. ;-)

    Kelly — Great pick!

    Sue — Yum!! Have heard great things about that!

    Carrie — Agreed! I’ve never tried that one, but it sounds great!

    Alicia — Ooh, thanks for the tip!

  12. Alan says:

    I love Lobster Bisque and the one they serve at the Chefs de France is always tasty.

  13. Shayne says:

    Beer + Cheese + Popcorn + Bacon? Yes, pleeeeease! Drip some ranch dressing in there, and it’s like the world’s most perfect food! :D

    Also, the corn chowder at Storyteller’s Cafe at the Grand Californian is yumm-o!

  14. While WAY off the radar, the butternut squash soup at Tony’s Town Square is great. Available in fall, its topped with a curry cream drizzle. Storyteller’s at the Grand Californian has a signature roasted corn chowder that’s worth the trip as well.

  15. Eek, and I forgot Napa Rose’s mushroom cappuccino soup! The flavor is spectacular, although I like it warmer than its usually served.

  16. AJ says:

    Alan — Great catch!!

    Shayne and Colin — I totally forgot to put a pic of the Storyteller’s Corn Chowder up here!! Might have to amend that!

    Colin — Almost put the mushroom cappuccino soup on here, too!! :-) Great minds…

  17. HM says:

    Someone needs to come out with a Disney Soup Cookbook with the recipes for all of these soups!!!!!!

  18. AJ says:

    HM — great idea!!!

  19. Diana says:

    Yes! Those soups look amazing. I want that cookbook!!

  20. Heather says:

    I love all of these–yummy!

  21. Teena says:

    Lobster Bisque from Les Chefs de France is incredible!

  22. Grace says:

    I can’t believe no one mentioned the clam chowder at Columbia Harbor House!! DELISH.

    We also love the soups at Boma!

    And there are so many mentioned here that we have never tried. Making a list now for our next trip!!

    LOVE the food blog!! It’s the best pick-me-up on a stressful day! I come here and check out all the yummy stuff – some things bring back great memories, and others excite me for new things to try in the future. Thanks AJ!

  23. Lisa says:

    When I dined at San Angel Inn back in September 2007 they had, believe it or not, a corn chowder on their lunch menu. It was awesome! I wish I had of taken a picture of it because I’ve never seen it on any of the online menus and I’ve never heard of anyone else ever ordering it. I’m not sure why it happened to be there when I was there. It even caught me offguard because I had checked multiple online menus before I left for the trip and it wasn’t there. I didn’t take a picture because I figured it was a new addition and websites would eventually update their menus with the soup, but it never did make it onto any online menu. So weird!

    Anyway, the soup was very good, nice and creamy with lots of flavour. Too bad it didn’t last.

  24. Oh my, and how did I forget the Gumbo at Disneyland?!? I prefer the vegetarian gumbo at the Royal Street Verandah. Inside the Blue Bayou, the gumbo is good but heavy on the dirty rice so I gotta go with the bread bowl outside. In fact, I often do pretty much hitting every trip longer than a day.

  25. Moni says:

    Disney Dream atAnimator’s Palate- would love the recipe for the cheese, potato, bacon soup!

  26. Marie Pike says:

    My top of the list most favorite is
    Le Celliers Cheddar cheese Soup..

    Very close second is the Potato Leek
    soup that I had at Biergarten a few
    years back…

    Two of the best..

  27. Gin says:

    The Butternut squash soup at Animal Kingdom Lodge….I get a takeout cup and sit on the veranda and watch the animals YMMMMM

  28. Shari says:

    I absolutely love the Santa Rosa Corn Chowder that used to be served at Boudin’s Pacific Wharf Café @ Disney’s California Adventure. It’s off the menu now, and I wish they would bring it back.

  29. Jonathan says:

    A couple of my favorites are:

    1. The Smoked Tomato Bisque from Chef Mickey’s. This soup was so good we had another bowl after we ate dessert.

    2. The Chicken Noodle Soup from 50′s Prime Time. I remember this soup as so comforting and the perfect way to start a meal.

    There are so many more great soups I want to try since we haven’t been to The World in 3+ years.

    We are planning on going back December 2014. It can’t come soon enough. We are down to 422 agonizingly long days…

  30. Sherri Erwin says:

    Thanks for including recipes! I can’t wait to make the R & C’s potato leek. So good!

  31. Jennifer says:

    I haven’t had it in a while, but I use to love the vegetarian chili at the Harbor House, and I miss the corn chowder at the old (pre-renovation) Tusker House.

  32. Jean D'Ambrosia says:

    Hands down, the best soup I ever had at WDW was the lobster bisque at the Yachtsman Steakhouse last week.

  33. Nora says:

    A couple more … the Sopa Azteca at San Angel Inn and the Harira Soup at Marrakesh. Give these two a try!

  34. Carrot Ginger Soup at BOMA in the Animal Kingdom Lodge……AWESOME!!! Not to mention there are alot of delicious menu items @ the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Disney Cast is just as WONDERFUL there!!

  35. Patty says:

    Finally someone mentioned the Sopa Azteca at the San Angel Inn!! Avacados, cheese crunchy tortilla strips – YUM!

  36. Sandra says:

    My husband loved the soups at Boma so much that he said he would pay to eat there and just do soup! I eat mostly veg, so I enjoyed the soups there too, as well as the mentioned tomato basil soup, which also appears at our resort food court from time to time. Well-flavored and filling.

  37. don says:

    Disneyland last summer 2013 has “steak gumbo” soup
    sure would like to get the recipe

    thx

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