The cold weather has hit Houston, and one of the best foods to eat this time of year are soups and sandwiches. While there are many amazing sandwich shop franchises all over the city, there are also many bread bowls local only to Houston. Grab a friend and your family to discover soups that are out of this world delicious.

The Raven Grill
1916 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 521-2027

At The Raven Grill, you can eat the chicken vegetable soup or the soup of the day in a bread bowl. There are many dishes that you can pair with bread bowls such as the quesadillas of the day, seafood cakes, balsamic strawberry salad, pasta primavera, chicken fried steak or the margarita grilled cheese. The Raven Grill also offers quite a selection of desserts such as the fudge brownie melt, peanut butter pie or the ‘other’ chocolate dessert. 

1520 Lake Pointe Parkway
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(832) 532-5300

Churrascos is an incredible restaurant that serves Latin food straight from the heart. The father-and-son duo that brings this Churrascos to life brings the bread bowl to life in an impeccable way. Try the Cubana bread bowl soup at Churrascos. It is an amazing black bean soup filled with smoked ham and provolone cheese in a sourdough bread bowl. Pair it with the crab and avocado salad, bacon-wrapped fillet and shrimp brochette, pollo encamisado, the tres leches empanadas or the delirio de chocolate for dessert. 

Damian’s Cucina Italiana 
3011 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-0439

Damian’s Cucina Italiana is an outstanding Italian restaurant, where both locals and visitors to Houston eat together. The lobster bisque bread bowl, as well as the other soups, are some of the best warm-ups in Houston. Pair the bread bowls with any dish from Damian’s. Some of the favorite dishes include the sweet potato ravioli, spaghetti bolognese, insalata Mona Lisa and the chicken parmesan. The desserts are just as wonderful; try the Tuscan bread pudding, Italian cream cake, infusione di cioccolato or gelato.

French Quarter 
7099 Highway 6 N.
Houston, TX 77095
(281) 550-8334

The French Quarter serves some of the best Cajun food in Houston. Here you can order both gumbos and soups in a bread bowl. Try the crab and corn bisque, shrimp gumbo, red beans and rice, chicken and sausage gumbo, seafood gumbo and crawfish bisque. Pair it with the sausage po’boy, hamburger steak, shrimp scampi or the Cajun platter.

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Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and quick using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at