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There are few things better than a hot bowl of delicious soup on a cold, rainy Tennessee day. Sometimes, going to the store to make your own homemade soup just sounds like a hassle. If you want to spoil yourself with a bowl of fresh made soup and support local businesses at the same time, then this list is for you!

1Square Market Cafe

soup at square market and cafe columbia tn
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36 Public Square
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Square Market Café 

Tucked away in a quaint little corner of Columbia Square, you will find the Square Market Cafe. Established in 2003, it has grown to be a local favorite. Voted “Best Soups of Maury County” it is easy to understand why. Ask about their Soup of the Day or try their locally famous Homemade Tomato and Artichoke soup.

2Embers Tavern & Grille

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2513 Hospitality Drive
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Embers Website

Embers Tavern & Grille is known locally for their delicious upscale dive bar food and their soups are no exception. You can expect to find Ember’s Chili on the menu every day while the homemade soups change daily. A local favorite soup to try at Embers: Chicken Florentine.

3B’s Salty and Sweet

soup at b's salty and sweet columbia tn
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101 N James Campbell Blvd, Suite #7
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
B Salty and Sweet Website

B’s Salty and Sweet is owned by the local husband and wife team, Bethany and David. They opened their very own store located inside the Factory at Columbia in June of 2020. They are known for making fresh baked goods, handmade pastries and their delicious daily lunch specials. Their menu changes every day so be sure to check their website for the latest. A popular soup on their menu? The creamy tomato soup.

4The Dotted Lime

colorado green chili at the dotted lime columbia tn
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1907 Shady Brook Street
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
The Dotted Lime Website

The Dotted Lime is a family-owned restaurant that is locally famous for catering to an array of allergy-friendly items while always maintaining a high-quality flavor profile. What soup are they known for? Bubble Bread and Soup. Bubble Bread and Soup is Colorado Green Chili (pork based, no beans), with a piece of sourdough bread topped with mozzarella, cheddar and bacon.

5Vanh Dy’s

pho at vanh dy's columbia tn
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814 South Main Street
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Vanh Dy’s Website

Vanh Dy’s is known for their authentic, delicious Asian cuisine. They are located just off of the Columbia Square and feature a fantastic 2 story dining area. You can expect to find freshly prepared dishes made with wholesome ingredients. We recommend trying the Tom Kha soup. Tom Kha soup is a coconut milk-based soup made with Kaffir leaves, lime juice, lemongrass and a few other traditional Asian flavors.

6Southern Tre Steakhouse

southern tre steakhouse columbia tn
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117 W 7th Street
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Southern Tre Steakhouse Website

Southern Tre Steakhouse is located on Columbia Square and is currently one of the trendiest places to dine in the Columbia area. It is a family-owned and operated restaurant that aims to provide great food, great atmosphere and an overall great experience that makes you feel like family. The Loaded Baked Potato soup is a popular item for local soup lovers.

7Peppercorn Scratch Kitchen

brisket chili peppercorn scratch kitchen columbia tn
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2563 Nashville Highway, Suite 5
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Peppercorn Scratch Kitchen’s Website

Peppercorn Scratch Kitchen is known for their Texas-inspired menu and serves a mix of BBQ, Classic Southern and Tex-Mex favorites. They promise to always deliver fresh, scratch-made items to you daily. Give their Brisket Chili a try on a cold winter day.

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