January in Billings can get a little chilly, but nothing can beat the winter freeze like a cup of scratch-made soup. Pickle Barrel is famous for their hot subs, but don’t forget about their sizzling soups. Located at 3225 Rosebud Dr., they have a different soup daily to complement their sandwiches and salads. The local Montana chain is a delicious option for a hearty meal and is happy to cater events.

Soup and Such is where many locals go for a hot cup or bowl of goodness. You’ll find it at 2716 3rd Ave N. Soups change daily, but favorites include baked potato chowder, creamy tomato basil, home style chicken noodle, and New England clam chowder. Their downtown traveling soups offer a two-for-one special, and you’ll want to ask what the day’s feature is for a real taste of Billings.

A “Soup”er Lunch

TopZ Sandwich Company offers the perfect pairing of soups and sandwiches. Soup’s up at 900 South 24th St W Suite 6, where spooning is encouraged when it comes to roasted red pepper and smoked gouda bowls, broccoli cheddar, and loaded baked potato. Get a side of the famous white queso with chips, and don’t forget about the Montanan Sandwich for a filling meal.

Chalet Restaurant is a family-operated favorite for soup, sandwiches and Montana merchandise. At 327 North 24th St W, you can get a soup and sandwich combo for a steal. Try out their cup, bowl or quart of soups that change daily—but cream of broccoli is always a staple. Add on a side of bread, or try one of their hot subs like meatball or French dip.