Slideshow: 10 Great Vegetarian Soups In NYC

Vegetarian Pho At Lan Cafe
Vegetarian Pho At Lan Cafe
There are very few places to get actual vegetarian pho in New York. Even restaurants that serve tofu versions usually have a meat-based broth. Enter Lan Cafe, an entirely vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant in the East Village. The pho is packed with vegetarian meats, tofu, veggies, and noodles.

Lan Cafe: 342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-228-8325; lancafenyc.com

Mixed Vegetable Noodle Soup At M Noodle Shop
Mixed Vegetable Noodle Soup At M Noodle Shop
M Noodle Shop in Williamsburg has some great vegetarian soups, but one of the best is the simple Mixed Vegetable Noodle Soup. Crisp fresh veggies, chewy noodles, and a flavorful broth all add up to a fantastic bowl of soup.

M Noodle Shop: 549 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (map); 718-384-8008; mnoodleshop.com

Vegetarian Borscht At Veselka
Vegetarian Borscht At Veselka
Ukranian diner Veselka has a bevy of vegetarian soups on the menu, including a cold vegetarian borscht. It somehow manages to be light and refreshing, but also rich and satisfying, in part because it's garnished with diced cucumbers and a sliced hard-boiled egg.

Veselka: multiple locations in the East Village and Lower East Side; veselka.com

Vegetarian Posole At Enid's
Vegetarian Posole At Enid's
Enid's in Greenpoint is a low-key bar that serves Southern-inspired food. If they have the vegetarian posole as one of their daily specials, you'd better order it. Chewy hominy swims in tangy, savory green tomatillo broth, and is topped with crispy tortilla strips for a textural contrast.

Enid's: 560 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (map); 718-349-3859; http://www.enids.net/

Duk Man Doo Gook At Kofoo
Duk Man Doo Gook At Kofoo
Kofoo, the Korean takeout place near Madison Square Garden, has a delicious vegetarian soup. The huge container is packed full of crisp vegetables, chewy rice cakes, plump vegetable dumplings, and pieces of a shredded omelet.

Kofoo: 334 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (map); 212-675-5277; kofoorestaurant.com

Dovga At Caucasus Garden
Dovga At Caucasus Garden
Caucasus Garden's menu describes the soup dovga as "the Azerbaijani National meal." The warm yogurt soup is flavored with dill, garlic, and sorrel, and is enriched with eggs and rice. It's an unusual combination that gives great insight into an unfamiliar cuisine.

Caucasus Garden: 2715 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11229 (map); 718-769-7003; caucasusgarden.com

Tofu & Vegetable Noodle Soup From Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles
Tofu & Vegetable Noodle Soup From Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles
The tofu & vegetable noodle soup at Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles features a vegetarian broth and some perfectly chewy noodles. The tofu (served on the side) adds some heartiness to the soup. Be sure to add some of the table-top condiments, like chopped cilantro and hot sauce.

Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles: 1 Doyers Street, New York, NY 10038 (map); 212-791-1817; tastyhandpullednoodles.com

Miso Ramen at Naruto
Miso Ramen at Naruto
At Naruto Ramen they have three different vegetarian broths, including the mild miso ramen. Packed with barely cooked veggies and perfectly cooked noodles, it's ready to top with a wide selection of condiments and sauces to punch up the flavor.

Naruto Ramen: 276 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (map); 718-832-1111