’Tis the season to be souping! Winter is the perfect time to indulge your inner gourmet or send the gift of comfort food. Enjoying a warm bowl of soup is like wrapping yourself in a cozy hug (remember those?). Here are 12 brands that will deliver soup right to your — or a loved one’s — front door.
Nourish your body and your soul with scratch-made soup from Minneapolis-based Simpls. For every quart of soup purchased, the company donates a bowl of soup to healthcare workers or community members in need. And the flavors are irresistible — think creamy lemon chicken, roasted cauliflower turmeric, and creamy Minnesota wild rice (of course). Do yourself a favor and get some sides, like the can’t-miss cornbread muffins, and dessert, too.
Let’s be real: We could all use some comforting in 2020. As the brains behind this brand put it, “If you can’t mail a hug, this is the next best thing.” We couldn’t agree more. Spoonful of Comfort puts together care packages complete with soup, rolls, cookies and a beautiful ladle. Our pick? The holiday hygge package, which is sure to bring a smile this season.
Gina Cucina’s fare — from soups to sauces to hummus — is made with plenty of love and only clean, simple ingredients. (We can’t get enough of the carrot ginger soup and the basil hummus.) The company was founded by Gina Stryker, who is on a mission to not only bring people good soup but to do good in the world. To that end, she is the president of Battlement to the Bells Anti-Trafficking Task Force, a community dedicated to ensuring children and vulnerable people are not exploited.
The organic sippable bone broths and paleo soups from Osso Good help boost immunity, improve digestion and support weight loss. Plus the collagen-rich, protein-packed products — from chicken and beef bone broth to vegan organic soups — are just plain delicious. Not sure where to start? Try one of Osso Good’s bundles or cleanses for a variety pack, and don’t miss the ginger- and turmeric-studded golden broth.
The story behind Grandma’s almost seems too sweet to be true. It was started by a grandma who wanted to send her children and relatives homemade soup, even if they were across the country. Today, it’s a full-fledged delivery service, with grandma’s soup accompanied by comfort food classics like mac and cheese, and fresh challah bread from Boston favorite Cheryl Ann’s Bakery.
Good Stock delivers good feelings through good soup — just what the world needs right now. This modern soup company does things the old-fashioned way, meaning cooking high-quality meats, vegetables and herbs with skill, precision and heart (and notably without artificial ingredients or preservatives). Varieties like caldo verde, loaded potato, and roasted mushroom are shipped frozen to lock in both flavor and freshness.
Wellness expert, author and entrepreneur Alison Velazquez founded Skinny Souping in an effort to make healthy eating simple. These sippable soups are perfect for the health-conscious consumer who’s always on the go. In vibrant flavors like broccoli lemon arugula and butternut squash coconut curry, they’re great cold or hot. Bonus: They’re all vegan, gluten-free and preservative-free.
This brand’s shelf-stable soups are the definition of convenient. You can heat them in the microwave, on the stove or in their boilable pouch. Available in options like broccoli Cheddar, meatball minestrone, and spiced pumpkin, Proper Good’s soups are both good and good for you (a rare combination). You can even build your own bundle, selecting from categories like keto, plant-based and gluten-free.
Known the world over for its easy-to-make smoothies, Daily Harvest also offers everything from oat and chia bowls to flatbreads to soups (think varieties like green chickpea and turmeric, mushroom and miso, and the like). Much like the brand’s smoothies, soups arrive frozen. Simply add a cup of your preferred liquid (water or broth) then heat on the stovetop or in the microwave. Easy peasy.
The dynamic mother-daughter duo behind Soupergirl wants to fix our broken food system. Where to begin? With real, responsible food as well as responsible company initiatives like supporting the local Washington D.C. farming community and fighting food waste. Made from scratch and cooked slowly with love, Soupergirl’s delectable offerings come in flavors like potato leek, split pea rosemary, and creole rice and bean.
Splendid Spoon’s heat-and-eat soups range from a fresh and bright fennel consommé to a spicy Moroccan lentil soup to a delightful butternut squash ratatouille. The common denominator: They’re all vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free and oh so convenient packaged in single-serving microwave-safe bowls. The brand’s other culinary offerings include smoothies, wellness shots, grain bowls and noodles (the newest addition to the lineup).
Craving some seafood soup but can’t make it to either of the coasts anytime soon? Cameron’s to the rescue with its mouthwatering clam chowder, lobster bisque, Maryland crab gumbo and more. If travel isn’t in the cards in your near future, these fresh, handmade soups are downright transportive and are as good as it gets. (In fact, you might as well get some crab cakes while you’re at it.)