15 Panera Soups I Tried and the Best Ones You Shouldn’t Miss

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If there’s one place synonymous with comfort food and hearty goodness, it’s Panera Bread. Whether seeking comfort on a cold evening or craving a wholesome meal, Panera soups never fail to deliver a flavorful hug in a bowl. Here are 15 options I tried and an honest review about them.

10 Vegetable Soup

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This soup presents a colorful medley of vegetables suspended in a clear, savory broth. Too many tastes are mixed up, and the texture is too light. But with only 60 calories per serving, it’s perfect for those wanting to maintain weight.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This zesty soup is packed with protein and flavor and features tender chicken, tortilla strips, black beans, roasted tomatoes, and green chiles. It’s gluten and dairy-free, with 150 calories per portion. Nevertheless, adding cumin dulls the other flavors and is not as spicy as expected.

Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup

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Enjoy this vegetarian delight during the cold season, with only 240 calories. It’s made of pumpkin and butternut squash mixed with honey, apple cider vinegar, and several spices. But the overly sweet might not work for many.

Chicken Noodle Soup

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The only thing I like is that they use chicken bone broth, and with tender chicken pieces, egg noodles, and colorful veggies, this can be the perfect snack. But, the soup can be too light for many.

Baked Potato Soup

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This soup is perfect for warming up on a chilly winter evening, with 210 calories. It’s velvety and hearty, filled with chunks of potato and crispy bacon bits that add some smokiness. However, nothing stands out, except that it can be too salty with 490mg of sodium.

Creamy Tomato Soup

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Craving a timeless classic? Pair this tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich or a crisp garden salad. Because of the cream, it has 200 calories, a bit more than most vegetarian options. But it has a basic flavor, so you must revamp it a little.

Black Bean Soup

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Look no further if you’re craving a spicy, smoky soup with flavorful black beans. It’s rich and perfect for those who love Southwestern flavors. It works well with a side of guacamole, but it’s not as spicy as it should be.

Lobster Bisque

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You get 400 calories in the bowl, which is much – given that this soup doesn’t contain much lobster meat. It has a seafood flavor, but you’ll have to add some shredded lobster or seafood mix to enjoy the taste of the lobster and Sherry wine.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Although this is one of the most popular Panera, it’s a bit disappointing. It’s velvety with some texture from the broccoli florets. However, it lacks the sharp flavor of cheddar. It also contains 990mg of sodium, so it’s not the healthiest option.

New England Clam Chowder

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This creamy and filling soup contains clams, potatoes, garlic, and fish stock. It has 250 calories and is suitable for gluten-intolerant people. However, it could use more clams for a richer taste.

Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

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Panera wasn’t stingy when they made this soup, filling it with tender chicken, wild rice, and a blend of aromatic spices and veggies. With 260 calories per serving, it can be a satisfying meal on a chilly day.

Greek Style Lemon Chicken Soup

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With its vibrant yellow hue, this Mediterranean soup is perfect for brightening up any mealtime, whether a light lunch or a comforting dinner. Its citrusy notes are particularly refreshing during warm weather, while its generous chicken and rice components offer comfort during cooler seasons.

Turkey Sausage, Kale, and Quinoa Soup

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Indulge in a mouthwatering bowl filled with turkey sausages, kale, sweet potatoes, and brown rice, which make it so satisfying. This spicy, robust, and protein-packed soup can be a meal on its own, with only 110 calories. Enjoy with cornbread or a side of steamed veggies.

Thai Style Chicken Soup

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Try this soup if you want an exotic version of the chicken noodle soup. It’s vibrant with chicken pieces and red curry broth infused with coconut milk, lemongrass, and Thai spices. It also contains bell peppers, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots, offering a feast for the eyes and the senses.

French Onion Soup

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This is one of the best items on the menu. Caramelized onions swim in a savory broth, topped with a layer of melted cheese. This soup is savory, balanced with some sweetness from the onions, and deeply satisfying when served with garlic bread or a side of mixed greens.

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