No matter what time of year it is, there is always an adventure to be had in Niagara Falls USA. When the chilly weather settles in, we can temporarily bring some warmth into our lives with a hearty bowl of soup. Here are five places across Niagara County where you can warm up while enjoying our fall festivities or winter wonders.
Four-generation location in North Tonawanda
Soup Lady at the 412 Diner, North Tonawanda
Serving up to five fresh, homemade soups every Monday to Thursday, along with sandwiches and homemade pies, the Soup Lady is a must-visit gem. Aside from the tasty rotating menu, the hospitality and ambience are what really make this small diner so wonderful. It feels like sitting in your grandmother’s house; warm, cozy and filled with tchotchkes and delicious aromas of simmering soup. Sometimes you’ll even find four generations of the owner’s family at work behind the counter. You are sure to feel right at home. The Soup Lady does not accept credit cards, so don’t forget to bring cash!
Add some spice in Lewiston
The Spicey Pickle, Lewiston
Lewiston is a picturesque, Instagram-worthy setting. If you’ve spent a long day window shopping along historic Center Street, drop into The Spicey Pickle. This charming Mexican eatery is nestled among the many boutique shops and restaurants in the village. Indulge in some steaming hot chicken tortilla soup, and you will be warmed up instantly. They also have familiar favorites to help fill you up, like freshly made customizable burritos, bowls, tacos and – you guessed it: spicy pickles.
Hit the jackpot in Niagara Falls
Koi, Niagara Falls
Looking for a romantic dinner in Niagara Falls? Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has a variety of restaurants to enjoy, including Koi. Dim lighting, Asian cuisine, and an intimate atmosphere make Koi, located in the resort’s hotel lobby, a great choice for date night. With eight delicious soups to choose from, including shrimp wonton noodle soup and roast duck noodle soup, you are guaranteed to find one that tickles your taste buds. Top off the night with some games and drinks, and this makes for a winning night to remember all in one location!
Ladle it up in Lockport
Scripts Café, Lockport
Whether you’ve just finished exploring the Erie Canal or seeing a show at the Historic Palace Theatre next door, Scripts Café is the perfect place to pop in for a nourishing bowl of soup in Lockport. With different soups each day, along with specialty sandwiches, wraps, salads, quinoa bowls and coffee, Scripts can satisfy just about any craving you may have after an afternoon of adventuring. You can have a seat and enjoy the natural light and rustic setting of the café or take it to go.
Big Portions in Little Italy
Michael’s Italian Restaurant, Niagara Falls
Searching for an authentic Italian option not too far from Niagara Falls State Park or the Aquarium of Niagara? Head to Little Italy, located along Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls. While there are many options to enjoy, Michael’s Italian Restaurant in Niagara Falls is the place to go. Along with their large calzones and filling pasta entrees, Michael’s traditional beans and greens soup is a popular choice, and for good reason – it is equally flavorful and comforting. If you save room for dessert, Michael’s famous fried dough is a sweet way to end your meal.
For even more dining options, view a full listing of Niagara Falls USA restaurants here.