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Butternut squash soup from Love Lane Kitchen | Photo by Victoria Caruso

Remember those old Campbell’s soup commercials? A snowman melts into a happy little kid after having a bowl of hot chicken soup. It’s all very nostalgic.

To this day, there’s something very comforting about soup on a cold day. Whether it’s a cup or a large bowl, a hearty soup can soothe even the chilliest of bones. These soups are made fresh with local ingredients and are guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP from Love Lane Kitchen

This hearty cold-weather soup is a perennial favorite at Love Lane Kitchen and often disappears as quickly as it’s made. Roasted butternut squash is blended with onion and cream for a simple, flavorful meal. $6

240 Love Ln., Mattituck

SEAFOOD BISQUE from Cooperage Inn

This classic, creamy seafood bisque is filled with generous chunks of crabmeat and shrimp. $10

2218 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow


Executive Chef Carlos Cortes’ Italian wedding soup recipe has been in his family for more than 50 years and includes beef meatballs, chicken broth and local veggies. $10

5768 NY-25A, Wading River

CLAM CHOWDER from Tweed’s

Step aside, Manhattan and New England. Tweed’s unique Long Island-style clam chowder is a soup that is not creamy and doesn’t have a tomato base, focusing instead on the various seafood flavors. $12+

17 E Main St., Riverhead

VEGGIE CHILI from Goodfood.

Goodfood. is renowned for their empanadas, but the veggie chili is a delectable, high-protein meatless option served with sour cream and cheddar cheese. $6.95+ 

535 Pike St., Mattituck