A hot bowl of soup can take the chill off a winter day in the Heart of the Country, though we admit there are soup creations we crave no matter the temperature outside. Many Wichita restaurants include soup on the menu that can be a meal on its own or paired with a salad, sandwich or entrée.

Here we go! Let’s tempt your tastebuds to order fresh and flavorful made-from-scratch soups.

Creamy soup is served along with bread on a bread board at 1400 by Elderslie

1400 by Elderslie

Explore the Wichita Art Museum then head over to its restaurant 1400 by Elderslie which opened in the Spring of 2023. For a lunchtime treat, be sure to order chicken curry on rice or any soup of the day. With fun salads like The Nutty One with baby greens, lox, pine nut, red onion and lemon shallot vinaigrette. This culinary adventure adds to the artistry.

A Sandwich is served with a bowl of soup at Tanya's Soup Kitchen

Tanya’s Soup Kitchen

Known for their small batch soups, the selection at Tanya’s Soup Kitchen changes daily and rotates seasonally based on availability of local ingredients. On weekdays you can count on chicken noodle with mashed potato garnish on Monday, gumbo on Tuesday, chicken curry on Wednesday, potato on Thursday and tomato curry on Friday—plus at least three other selections each day. Vegans, vegetarians and carnivores can all find something they’ll like at this Douglas Design District eatery, and the undecided can opt for a flight of four soup samples.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup from The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The French onion soup at The Kitchen is a house recipe featuring caramelized onions, port wine, beef stock, garlic herb croutons and Swiss cheese. The Downtown Wichita restaurant focuses on updated comfort food made with clean, fresh ingredients and that includes the soup. Daily soup specials vary from cheeseburger to potato leek as well as chicken potpie soup topped with a cheddar biscuit and chili served with a cinnamon roll. Get to know more about chef-owner Natasha Gandhi-Rue and other female chefs in Wichita.

Soup at Monarch


The perfect trifecta of food, bourbon and local art at Monarch. Order a steamy tomato soup or soup du jour, meaning soup of the day. A salad palace awaits including taco salad, smoked salmon salad, and a Greek salad. Giving you a pinch of Delano in every bite.

Meddy's Tomato Soup


Known for their hummus and gyros, Meddys (Downtown, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest) is also a great place to warm up with a bowl of their creamy tomato or lentil soup. It’s the perfect addition to one of their salads or other tasty Mediterranean menu items.

Seafood Gumbo Soup from Bagatelle Bakery

Bagatelle Bakery

This family-owned bakery in southeast Wichita offers two delicious homemade soups daily and serves them with fresh baked bread. Bagatelle Bakery’s loyal customers watch their website for the daily offerings, which can include seafood gumbo, chicken and rice, broccoli and cheese, vegetable beef and other homestyle creations.

Tortilla Soup from RedRock Canyon Grill

Redrock Canyon Grill

Redrock has a loaded menu, so start with the Big Bend Tortilla Soup to prepare your palette for an even bigger meal. The salad menu offers so much, like the Rotisserie Chicken Chop Salad including black beans, tomatoes, corn, tortilla strips, cheese avocado, BBQ and chipotle blue cheese. If the soup and salad sound this good, just wait for the main course.

Don’t let the cooler months give you the blues. Wichita offers many warm opportunities with soups all around the city. Stay on the lookout for more restaurants with tasty soup including Bella Vita BistroCafé Bel AmiDoo-Dah DinerGeorges French Bistro, Hook & Reel, La Chinita Mexican Restaurant, Larkspur Bistro & Bar, Little Saigon, Mokas Café, Old Mill Tasty Shop, Scotch & Sirloin, Sweet Allie B’s Limestone Beer Co., The Sweet Spot and so many more. 

With over 1,200+ restaurants, there are many options for tasting your way through the Heart of the Country. Like to mix a little shopping into your dining experiences? Use our local shopping guide to get started.