I have to admit, I am a bit obsessed with French onion soup. I am constantly on the hunt for an exceptional bowl of the brothy, cheesy goodness that warms the soul. It’s funny, some of the best soup I’ve had has been found in the least likely places. With my “research” and the help of Eater Boston, Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Toast Tab, I’ve compiled a little list for you fellow enthusiasts. No crock! These 6 spots serve the best French onion soup in Massachusetts. I’m sure there are many more, so feel free to let us know where you go.
There are so many ways to make a better French Onion soup. Many will tell you, the cheese has to be Gruyere. But, I’ve had some fab FOS (French Onion Soup) that was topped with Swiss cheese, and a mixture of cheeses. There is one thing that can’t waiver, and that is the baking process. It absolutely must be browned on the top and the sides. The cheese that’s baked on the side of the crock is a delicacy.
The broth makes all the difference. It has to be rich and salty but not too salty. The bread crumbs must be able to hold up under extreme temps without getting too soggy. To sherry or not to sherry, these are all concerns. You see, there are many factors to what seems like a simple soup, with but a few ingredients.
As I mentioned, you never know where you’ll come across the best FOS. It could be in a high end Boston restaurant and cost you $20. A few towns away, you could find it in a family run, small and simple restaurant for $6 and it’s just as delicious. There is no discrimination when it comes to the best French onion soup in Massachusetts.
So, let’s dive into this bowl. Below, you will see a few restaurants that serve my favorite soup on a regular basis. The quest for the best will never end. I take this stuff seriously. But for now…No crock! These 6 spots serve best French onion soup in Massachusetts.
*Displayed in no particular order. Subject to chef on duty and your personal taste.