Soup’s On at Park City Eateries

It’s cold and stew season again, and what better way to ward off winter chills than with a steaming bowl of signature soup from one of these Park City restaurants.

The Back Door Deli is a locals’ favorite. Their tiny corner of Heber Avenue and Swede Alley is in direct contrast to the size of their menu—50 sandwich selections mean there’s something for everyone, and combo soup/salad/sandwich deals won’t break the budget.

Owners Colter Wade and Meg Palmer create a homemade specialty soup for each day of the week—on Mondays, look for their Creamy Tomato Basil, Tuesday’s taste buds are treated to Corn Chowder, and if it’s Spicy Black Bean, it must be Friday.

136 Heber Avenue, 435-647-9200

Glitretind’s Executive Chef Zane Holmquist, winner of the 2011 Sante Restaurant Award, offers Corn & Dungeness Crab Soup sprinkled with crispy popped corn or his popular Stein Eriksen Wild Game Chili featuring buffalo, elk, wild boar and a bit of spice. 7700 Steins Way, 435-645-6455

Feeling chilled? Montage Deer Valley’s Apex restaurant’s mountainside access offers a welcome respite for weary skiers with Chef Donovan’s Prime Beef Chili and cornbread. 9100 Marsac Avenue, 435-604-1300

Purple Sage’s menu adds a little spice to classic southwestern American fare. The Green Chili Pork Stew, a closely guarded family recipe, is mild enough for flatlanders, but has enough kick for seasoned maverick palates. “Another favorite is the Roasted Red Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar Reduction Soup,” says owner Travis Axtell, “and it’s the one that gets the most recipe requests.” 434 Main St., 435-655-9505

Zoom, located in a historic train depot at 660 Main Street, features hearty, sophisticated American cuisine. Cruise down the Quittin’ Time run at Park City Mountain Resort, kick off your ski boots, and warm up in front of a roaring fire with their classic French Onion Soup or seasonal soups. Convenient access via the Town Lift gets you back out on the slopes, fortified after an excellent lunch.

660 Main St., 435-649-9108

The Silver Star Café draws a huge local crowd throughout the year with good food, a homey atmosphere and live music. Chef Dave Bible’s winter menu filled with hearty chili, stews and award-winning soups like Cream of Rosemary Roast Chicken (winner of Salt Lake City’s 2011 Art & Soup Award), and their ski-in/ski-out location at Park City Mountain Resort’s Silver Star Plaza offers skiers an easy detour with big rewards. 1825 Three Kings Dr., 435-655-3456