We know how you feel on those cold days – hungry and jonesing for something hot to warm you up. Lunchtime soup spots are usually the best way to satisfy those cravings, so we compiled a list of the best in town! Whether you’re in the mood for home style chicken noodle or French onion, we found it! Check it out!
1225 J Street
Branded by many customers as the “best sandwich and soup shop in downtown Sacramento”, Muntean’s offers a variety of soups and sandwiches to secure that spot in regular’s hearts. The soups change on a weekly basis, which keeps customers coming back to try new ones. The prices are extremely reasonable for the quality and quantity, and the staff is friendly and extremely helpful.
La Bonne Soupe Cafe
920 8th Street
Known for its famous French onion soup, La Bonne Soupe Café is a no-frills type of place. The ambiance is minimal, but the food speaks for itself. Owner and chef, Daniel Pont, runs this French restaurant with love and care, but has been called the “Sacramento Soup Nazi” by locals. This place is a famous downtown Sacramento lunch spot, which is frequented by regulars and newbies alike. The establishment has been named by numerous Sacramento publications as one of the best restaurants in the area in 2008 and 2009.
Shoki Ramen House
2675 24th Street
Currently the only Japanese Ramen House in Sacramento, Shoki Ramen House is somewhat of a hidden gem, but raved about by those who have discovered it. Nestled away on the corner of 24th and Sloat in Curtis Park, Chef Yasushi Ueyama brings a unique taste to Sacramento. Every bowl of ramen is made from scratch, and customers are lined up outside the door for a taste of the delicious concoction. Be sure to bring cash to this restaurant, because they do not accept checks or credit cards. Prices for the ramen vary on the bowl size, but expect to pay $7-$15 per person.