Grab a spoon and dig in to these tried-and-true favorites.

It’s basically science: When it’s cold outside and you want to eat something that makes you feel toasty on the inside, there’s nothing better than a bowl of soup. 

We asked three local eateries to tell us about their top soup picks. No matter your taste, we’ve got you covered. 

Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup from Laurel Dunwoody, owner of Love2Nourish, is healthy and savory with an amazingly rich color. According to Laurel, roasting the butternut squash before making the soup is key. 

“It’s easier to peel, easier to cut, and gives it a nice roasted taste,” Laurel says. Another special touch? Full-fat coconut milk, which amplifies the creaminess. If you are looking for something to serve it with, try a gooey grilled cheese sandwich.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

If you’re craving a classic comfort food, Chef Cliff Resonno of Prison Brews has just what you need. All the flavors of this loaded baked potato soup perfectly blend together for a satisfying, velvety bowl of goodness. Oh, and did we mention it’s topped with bacon? Include a simple slice of toasted bread on the side.

Chicken and Rice with Vegetables

If you are in the mood for something to fill you up while keeping you cozy, try this chicken and rice with vegetables soup from Taisir Yanis at Coffee Zone. Hearty and packed with flavor, this soup is perfect for chasing away the chill of winter. A piece of toasted pita bread (a Coffee Zone staple) is the perfect pairing for this dippable dish.