Pho Tau Bay

113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 368-9846

Vietnamese-style chicken noodle soup comes with a basket of fresh herbs to add yourself.

Taqueria Guerrero

208 N. Carrollton Ave., 484-6959

Half a bird goes into the pozole, which bobs with hominy.


333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840

The matzo ball soup's chicken broth is "Jewish penicillin" for some ailments.


1432 St. Charles Ave., 267-3032

Rich and warming tortilla soup is back at Taqueros' new incarnation.

Siamese Thai Cuisine

6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-8752

Spicy and sour chicken soup has hot peppers, lemon grass and lime.