Creating buzz since its opening five years ago, Ravi Soups continues to be one of Toronto’s favourite “soup kitchens.” Offering a fresh take on an old favourite, the crowd-pleasing corn chowder comes topped with tasty pieces of blue crab and fragrant Thai basil. Dairy-shunners take note: creamy though it is, the chowder is lactose-free. Ravi’s meal-worthy soups are served with a flaky little cheese biscuits and tart red pepper jelly.

Jess Davidson