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Move Over Chili, Fall Means It's Time For Dill Pickle Soup


While the calendar says it’s October, the weather in metro Detroit seems to think otherwise. Should that stop us from enjoying classic fall traditions, like cozying up with a blanket and some comfort food in front of a warm fire? Of course not!

One of those seasonal traditions has roots in Polish culture: dill pickle soup. As with most soup, everyone has their own, special recipe that they love, but all of them, of course, include the titular dill pickle.

Friendly advice: if pickles aren’t your thing, dill pickle soup probably won’t be your thing either.

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In metro Detroit, the staple spot to stop in for a bowl of dill pickle soup is Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck. The Yemans Street cafe is nearly a century old and has been serving authentic, delicious Polish cuisine since. The dill pickle soup is just thick enough thanks to a cream of potato base and has a hearty helping of dill. Order one with a couple pierogis and you’ve got yourself a nice Polish meal for one.

With locations in Garden City, Warren and Southgate, Jennies Pierogies has been making Polish cuisine for metro Detroiters since they days of the original location in “Warrendale” on the west side of Detroit. With 17 different kinds of pierogies on the menu, meals to go and more, you’ll find just what you need to go with a pint of Jennies dill pickle soup.

One more spot to get a great bowl of dill pickle soup is metro Detroit’s favorite vegan food truck, Nosh Pit. Having won numerous awards in the vegan and vegetarian communities, Nosh Pit prides itself on offering delicious, healthy, vegan food on the go. Their dill pickle soup adds in, of course, pickles, pickled carrots, root veggies and spices. It’s available every season except summer, so you’re just in time to enjoy this hearty treat. Click here to find out where the food truck will be stopping next.

If you’d rather give dill pickle soup a go at home, check out this recipe from local food blog 2 Peas in a Blog.

What’s your favorite place to get dill pickle soup in metro Detroit? Do you have a favorite recipe to use at home? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!

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