Cold soups for hot NYC days

Colicchio & Sons chilled corn soup is garnished with fennel pollen, herbs, black pepper and roasted corn. Credit: Provided
Colicchio & Sons chilled corn soup is garnished with fennel pollen, herbs, black pepper and roasted corn. Credit: Provided

There’s nothing more refreshing on a sweltering summer New York City day than a bowl of soup. Chilled soup, that is. Slurpable refreshers are all the rage these days — during the mid-month heat wave, cold soup orders on Seamless.com jumped 27 percent. Here are a few picks we’re excited about.

Little Prince
199 Prince St., 212-335-0566

The French Soho spot currently serves vichyssoise, a cold soup comprising puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream and chicken stock. While you’re there, check out the off-the-menu French Onion Soup Burger (the toothpick has a French flag on it!)

Colicchio & Sons
85 10th Ave., 212-400-6699

How’s this for a perfect summer date: a walk on the High Line, a jaunt through Chelsea Market and then dinner inside the spacious and modern tap room at Tom Colicchio’s seasonal delight. Be sure to order the chilled corn soup, which uses kernels from the North Fork.

508 Gastrobrewery
508 Greenwich St., 212-219-2444

Pair the eatery’s flatbreads and shared dishes (edamame crostini, duck taquitos) with its chilly cucumber soup. Order it on a Tuesday and stay for the live jazz.

Hecho en Dumbo
354 Bowery, 212-937-4245

In 2007, Hecho en Dumbo was a tiny pop-up joint with a dream; now, it’s a permanent LES joint with a full menu of Mexican fare. The summer offerings include sopa de pepino, a bright, summery mix of English cucumber, fennel, jalapeño, lemon and caramelized oranges.

Plus: Gazpacho!

Aldea
31 W. 17th St., 212-675-7223

Since shellfish is a specialty at George Mendes’ homage to the Iberian Peninsula, it’s no surprise you’ll find bits of lobster atop his early tomato gazpacho, which is also seasoned with cucumber, basil and mint.

BLT Fish
21 W. 17th St., third floor, 212-691-8888

Executive chef Luke Venner puts a gourmet twist on his tomato soup: The smoked gazpacho consommé is served with fruits de mer (sea urchin and shrimp) plus blackberry and sea beans, a stalky green veg similar to green beans.

Molyvos
871 Seventh Ave., 212-582-7500

For his Krya Domatosoupa, chef Jim Botsacos meshes beefsteak tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and olive oil — sounds like a liquified Greek Salad to us. The soup is topped with a thin spread of olive tapenade.

Gotham Bar and Grill
12 E. 12th St., 212-620-4020

Strawberries add just a touch of sweet to the chilled tomato soup at Alfred Portale’s nearly 30-year-old classic New York eatery. The dish also showcases cucumber lemon verbena and red onion.



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