Traveling in Kansas during the winter months means you’re sure to find breathtaking sunsets, chilly weather and lots of comfort food. Not only will you need to pack a warm coat, but you’ll also need to bring a hearty appetite. Sure, you’ll find mouthwatering steaks and barbecue to fill you up, but you’ll also enjoy local eateries serving up ladles full of homemade soups to warm you up during your visit to the heart of the country.
Kansas’ largest city, Wichita, is overflowing with soup options for you to try when you visit Kansas in the winter. Here’s a few local favorites to give you a taste:
This family-owned bakery offers two delicious homemade soups daily and serves them with fresh baked bread. Bagatelle Bakery’s loyal customers watch Facebook for the daily offerings, which can include seafood gumbo, chicken and rice, broccoli and cheese, vegetable beef and other homestyle creations.
Georges French Bistro
The rich and comforting French onion soup, as well as the tomato bisque are menu mainstays at Georges French Bistro. Pair it with a salad for a light lunch or with one of their delightful French signature dishes for an upscale dinner.
The first thing you may think of when it comes to HomeGrown is their flaky, flavorful homemade pop tarts, but they also make a heartwarming tomato soup. When you’re ready to give it a try, find them at one of their three locations – Downtown, East and West Wichita.
Look for daily soup specials, like the cheeseburger soup on Tuesdays and chicken pot pie soup on Thursdays, at The Kitchen – all of which are made fresh using seasonal ingredients. Always on the menu is the French onion soup made with a house recipe and featuring caramelized onions, port wine, beef stock, garlic and herb croutons and swiss cheese.
is also a great place to warm up with a bowl of their tomato or lentil soup. It’s the perfect addition to their Fattoush salad and other tasty Mediterranean menu items.
The tomato soup is warm, creamy and made in-house daily at the Monarch, perfect as a meal or a side to one of Monarch’s delicious sandwiches. Expect daily soup specials, too, and celebrate if the mushroom soup is served on the day you’re visiting!
Sweet Allie B's Limestone Beer Co.
In addition to German and Belgian-style beers on tap and hand-crafted sandwiches and sides, you’ll also find soups that are made fresh and in-house at Sweet Allie B’s Limestone Beer Co. During winter months, enjoy flavors like beef stew and tomato bisque.