Top Soup Spots in Dripping Springs

Hey there, Dripping Springs community! As we settle into the heart of January, there’s no better time to chat about staying warm and prepared for the winter weather headed our way. And, of course, dive into some delicious soup recommendations to keep us cozy. It’s all about community spirit, helpful tips, and a dash of culinary exploration here in our lovely town of Dripping Springs.

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How to prepare for winter Storms in Texas


It’s Not Just About the Layers!
Now, let’s talk winter prep. Texas might not be the Sierra Nevadas, but we still need to brace for those chilly days ahead. Amber Pierce from Coit Cleaning and Restoration shared some super useful tips to prevent winter woes, especially water damage.

  1. Outdoor Prep: Disconnect your hoses and insulate those hose bibs. Fun fact: hose bib covers can double as impromptu Dolly Parton props (thanks for that giggle, Ashley!).
  2. Indoor Warmth: Open those cabinet doors if your sinks are on outside walls. This helps the warm air circulate around the plumbing. And keep those faucets dripping – a steady trickle can keep those pipes from freezing.
  3. Thermostat Settings: Amber recommends keeping it at 68 degrees. A bit warmer than usual, but it’s a small price for preventing frozen pipes.
  4. Emergency Tips: If water damage does strike, use towels and blankets to create a dam. It’s all about controlling the spread. And know where your water shutoff is – it’s a real game-changer in emergencies.
  5. Water Damage Support: Remember, Amber’s always there to help with any water damage queries. It’s comforting to know we have such supportive local experts!

Best Soup in Dripping Springs

Shifting gears to something more appetizing, let’s talk about the best soups in town. From the spicy Piggy Chowder at Pizza Cave to the comforting caldo at Flore’s, we’re spoiled for choice. El Rey’s caldo also got a shout-out, making us wonder – is it the broth or the toppings that win our hearts?

Ashley’s top pick? The green pozole at Flores – a chicken delight that’s hard to resist. Time and Dough also got a nod for their ever-changing yet always delightful soup menu.

Pizza Cave

2690 US-290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 829-4157

Amber loves the  piggie chowder at Pizza Cafe in Dripping Springs. Let me tell ya, that soup’s a game-changer. It’s the kinda soup that makes ya wanna come back for more and more. Just the right blend of ham, potato, and sausage—it’s a flavor fiesta in every spoonful. It’s filled with ham, basil, tomato, cheese, pepperoni and I’m sure some secret ingrediencies which makes it super yummy. www.thepizzacave.com

Flore’s

2440 US-290 Bldg. C, Suite A
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 858-2221

Amber loves the Caldo de Pollo soup at At Flores – a very nice and heartwarming soup that’ll I love on a cold day. The Caldo soup is rich and spicy with a blend of chicken and vegetable, served with sliced avocado, melted Monterey Jack cheese, and Mexican rice. Its very close to tortilla soup.
Ashley’s favorite at Flores is the Posole soup – especially on a chilly day. It’s really a go-to for Ashley since it has tender pork and hominy swimming in a rich guajillo pepper broth. The soup has a little bit of a vibrant medley of cabbage, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and oregano, adding layers of flavor and texture. www.floresmexican.com

EL REY Mexican Bar & Grill

2400B US-290 Suite 2
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 858-5459

Caldo at El Reys, a dish that’s bursting with flavor! Caldo is with Beef Shank (Chunks) that is slow simmered in a rich, savory Beef Broth, along with hearty potatoes, carrots, and pumpkin. This super yummy soup comes with a side of unions, cilantro, jalapenos, and lime wedges, so you can customize your bowl to your liking. And the best part? You can choose between Corn or Flour Tortillas to complete this satisfying meal. www.elreymexicanbarandgrilldrippingsprings.com

 

Rolling in Thyme & Dough

333 US-290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 894-0001

Imagine stepping into a sun-drenched garden, where the scent of delicious soups, changing weekly, lingers in the air. That’s the magic of dining in one of the rooms at Thyme & Dough. Outside it feels like you’re escaping the everyday hustle and bustle – when its warm of course.  www.thymeanddough.com

 

Best Bakery in Dripping Springs

Sourdough Bread – The Perfect Soup Companion What’s soup without some good bread? Sourdough seems to be making a comeback in town. Whether it’s the traditional loaves from Abby Jane or the innovative creations from CarbQueen Sourdough, we’re all for it. And if you’re like Ashley, slicing bread might not be your forte, but it’s the effort (and the eating!) that counts, right?

CarbQueen Sourdough

At Carb Queen Sourdough, you’ll find the most delightful sourdough bread! With a wide selection to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Every week, she brings her delicious sourdough bread  to the Dripping Springs farmers market, so you can stock up on this tasty treat. www.facebook.com/carbqueensourdough
 

Abby Jane Bakeshop

16604 Fitzhugh Rd Unit C,
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 383-5923

I’ve visited this bakery a few times now and have tried various items (except the pizza). If you love sourdough bread, this bakery will impress you with their selection – better arrive early to get first pick! On my latest visit, I tried a sweet potato scone, pumpkin bread, corndoodle cookie, and a cinnamon roll. Everything was delicious, reasonably priced, and totally unique! www.abbyjanebakes.com

Wrapping Up with a Warm Note As we wrap up, remember to stay warm and safe with this impending cold front. And hey, let’s keep sharing those soup spots and tips – it’s all about sticking together and enjoying the simple pleasures of our community.

Till next time, Dripping Springs, keep those layers on and the soup hot! We’ll catch up again soon, bringing more tips, talks, and maybe more soup debates. Stay cozy! 🍲❄️🏡