5 Local Soups You Need to Try This Winter on the East End

Photo by Lindsay Morris, for the Kerber Farms Cookbook

Soup season has arrived on the East End. What are you doing to celebrate? If the first words out of your mouth are, “Heading out in search of soup, stat!” you’re in the right frame of mind. For those days when the chill in your bones cannot be excised, here is a list of soups on the East End that will keep the shivers at bay.

The Soba in Dashi at Stirling Sake

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Springy soba noodles dance in the homemade dashi (made from dried kelp and bonito flakes). At Stirling Sake, in Greenport, you can add extras to your piping hot soup, like shrimp tempura, sliced beef, and fried tofu skin. For those looking for a meatier noodle, opt for the equally compelling udon instead.

The Minestrone Soup at Cittanuova

I can’t get enough of this tomato-based vegetable soup at East Hampton’s Cittanuova, which is soul-warming and (surprise!) vegetarian. Bobbing in this rich broth are a host of vegetables, as well as beans and pasta. It’s an entire meal in a bowl.

The Beef Chili at Townline BBQ

This chili—which also comes in the “California” vegetarian version—is piled high with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and pickled jalapeños. Even better is the accompanying slice of cornbread, which you can use to mop up the dregs of the bowl.

The Miso Soup at Yama-Q

This tiny Bridgehampton restaurant has been serving up fine Japanese cuisine for years. On a chilly afternoon, there’s no better place to sip a bowl of soup. The miso here is full of seaweed and tofu, and will absolutely make your day a little warmer.

The Local Clam Chowder at Noah’s

This Greenport restaurant knows what’s up when it comes to clam chowder. The New England-style soup is bursting with local little neck clams, North Fork fingerling potatoes, and herbs, making for a classic winter warmer.