6 Slurp-Worthy Soups

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

February 24, 2022

By: Trevor Bowden

As cool winter weather rolls into West Texas, warm up those hands and taste buds by grabbing a bowl of our favorite soups exclusive to the LBK. From highly praised pozole to delectable beef pho, these dishes offer complex flavors that are loaded with fresh ingredients ready to be slurped down.

Ramen Shack (Ramen)

After opening their food truck in 2019, Ramen Shack was an instant “Hub City” hit. Now, with the addition of their brick and mortar location, patrons can enjoy handmade noodles in a lively atmosphere. We recommend the Shio Ramen for the perfect amount of flavor and spice, or their new Shio-Lemon bowl for a splash of citrus. 

Pho District 1 (Pho)

Lubbock’s newest pho restaurant is receiving rave reviews, and we’d have to agree. You can’t go wrong with their classic beef pho. From its deep flavors of bone broth, to crisp veggie toppings as well as being cooked to perfection, Pho District 1 serves up a delectable soup worthy of braving the coldest winter.

Pro tip: Pho District 1 offers discounts for seniors, first responders and Texas Tech students.

Ninety-Two Cafe (French Onion Soup)

Bon appétit! Opened in 2021, this French-inspired café brings the taste of French cuisine along with West Texas hospitality. If you are looking to try French onion soup at its best, you can’t pass up Ninety-Two Bakery & Café. The soup is slow simmered, topped with toasted sourdough bread and melted gruyère cheese. It also comes with a side of baguette for a delicious pairing of heartiness and warmth. 

Hill BBQ (Brisket Stew)

Hill BBQ is a tried-and-true in the Lubbock community, and it’s safe to say they know their way around smoked meats and good eats. Their hearty brisket stew features a mouthwatering mixture of sweet corn, green beans and sautéed tomato sauce. Originating as a family recipe, it’s been revamped with the addition of brisket and Spanish spices creating a stew perfect for those who want a little BBQ charm.

The Nicolett (Pozole)

If you’re looking for a truly soup-erior experience, The Nicolett has you covered. Texas Tech alum, Chef Finn Walter, has crafted an elevated and inviting menu, including a rich and savory pozole made with heirloom hominy, charred peppers, master stock and organic chicken. This soup hits all the right spots and will bring you delight any day of the week.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to book your table online to have your seating choice of the patio, greenhouse or dining room.

Harrigan’s Prime Grill (Prime Rib & Mushroom Soup)

If you are looking for tender, fall-off-the-bone quality meat, Harrigan’s is the place to be. Their prime rib & mushroom soup features diced prime rib, sliced mushrooms and fresh-cut chives. This hearty meal along with great service is what makes Harrigan’s a favorite among its patrons.

Be sure to share your slurp-worthy soup favorites with us using #LiveLoveLubbock!


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