There’s no mistaking the chill in the air, the brilliant displays of fall color and the kitchens filled with the smells of apples and cinnamon. Fall has arrived. Chefs citywide are indulging in the flavors of the season, serving up autumn in a bowl with delicious soups.
Here are 10 soups available now on local menus. Head over to one of these restaurants and order one before it's too late.
1419 Carroll Street; 63104
This warm and comforting curried squash soup is also refreshing with a little lime and fresh cilantro. It’s flavored with garlic, ginger, yellow curry, coconut milk and lime juice and topped with toasted pepitas, crème fraiche, cilantro and chive oil.
Three Flags Tavern
4940 Southwest Avenue; 63110
A classic fall and winter soup, this French onion soup is made with caramelized onions, veal stock and hints of star anise and cinnamon. It’s topped with slices of baguette and comte and aged cheddar cheeses.
Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard; 63112
Inspired by the brilliant fall color in Forest Park on display from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows, Chef Corey Ellsworth has just launched a new soup for the season – a maple sweet potato soup with candied sunflower seeds.
Four Seasons, 999 North 2nd Street; 63102
Cielo’s butternut squash soup showcases butternut squash, fresh lemons, ricotta cheese, fried pepitas and sage. The texture is silky with a finish of light sage and a twist of lemon.
Hiro Asian Kitchen
1405 Washington Avenue; 63103
Hiro Asian Kitchen offers a vegan curry butternut squash soup for the fall menu. It’s made with togarashi, roasted walnuts, coconut cream, raw sea salt and topped with microgreen from Urban Harvest’s downtown FOOD ROOF.
See also: Downtown's FOOD ROOF Is Growing Food for Restaurants Across St. Louis
Turn the page for five more wonderful fall soups.