Metro Detroit’s Most Savory Soups And Stews

By: Carolyn Hall | December 18, 2023
Tomato soup with tortellini in black bowl on dark background. Selective focus. soup or stew

As the chilly weather really sets in, there’s nothing quite like a hearty bowl of soup or stew to warm you up. Metro Detroit’s culinary scene offers an abundance of cozy options, each with its own unique flair. Whether you’re a fan of chicken noodle, beef and barley, broccoli and cheddar, or another soup, this list is for you. Let’s dive into the soup and stew offerings by some of Metro Detroit’s local eateries…


25019 Van Dyke Avenue, Center Line

For those craving Asian flavors, China Villa is a must-visit. This restaurant offers a variety of soups that are both flavorful and comforting. Open daily, you can pick from several soup options, like vegetable, chicken noodle, egg drop, wonton, and hot & sour soup. Each can be ordered as a pint or quart, depending on how hungry you are. Order some spring rolls, crab rangoon, or fried rice for an extra-filling meal. 

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Multiple locations in Metro Detroit

Sahara Restaurant & Grill takes you on a culinary journey to the Middle East with its traditional soups and stews. Known for its rich flavors and hearty ingredients, these stews are a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine. Choose from chicken lemon rice or lentil soup, and white bean or curry stew. Sahara’s soups and stews are simmered to perfection with spices before being served. While you’re there, also try the falafel, shawarma, or chicken cream chop sandwiches.


2200 West Lafayette, Detroit

Green Dot Stables is renowned for offering over 20 types of sliders, but its soup offerings are not to be overlooked. You can choose between New England clam chowder with cream, bacon, potatoes, and Sriracha, or Chicken Paprikas with sour cream and Spaetzle, which is a type of European egg noodle. These soups are perfect for those looking for a cozy bowl and are a great start to a meal of diverse sliders.


2760 East Larned Street, Detroit

181 South Livernois Road, Rochester Hills

Breadless is known for offering healthy, low-carb, and gluten-free meals. As for its soup, Breadless offers a delicious black bean soup that is as filling as it is tasty. Order the soup and pair it with one of the many main options available, like the Jerk City Chicken or Chardi B sandwiches, Smokey Beets or Detroit Oyster Club salads, or the What The Kale or Spicy Chick(Pea) bowls. With meals made with fresh ingredients, its recipes ensure that health-conscious diners don’t have to sacrifice flavor for nutrition.


17018 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe

Lunchbox Deli, known for its delightful sandwiches, also serves a range of soups that are the perfect accompaniment to their deli offerings. From tomato cheese tortellini and classic turkey or white chicken chilis to more inventive blends, like potato dill pickle, the soups are a comfort food favorite, especially during the colder months. Check before ordering which soup is available for the day, and pair it with one of the over 50 sandwich options or a fresh salad.