Forget what you know about New England's stake on clam chowder — San Francisco's chowder-and-sourdough combo is in a league of its own. And, this time of year, there's nothing that lifts our spirits quite like an indulgent, pipin'-hot bowl of soup.
Of course, we’d never have you waste time and calories on subpar food, so we’ve taste-tested the city's best contenders to bring forth the freshest and most unique chowders around. Whatever you’re in the mood for, from thick and creamy to buttery and briny, these mouthwatering concoctions will satisfy your cravings — and then some. Soup's on!
Photographed by Alejandra Sabillon