Cold winter days call for warm soup. Here are 20+ favorite vegan soup recipes. This post contains a few affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission when you shop through them. 

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While I love green smoothies and salads when it’s warm, soup is one of my favorite ways to eat veggies during the colder months. See our favorite Vegan Dinner Recipes here too! 

There are many ways to make plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan soups. I’ve rounded up over 20 of my favorites and divided them up into three categories: creamy soups, chunky vegetable soups, and lentil soups. 

Tips for Making Vegan Soup Recipes

Creamy Vegan Soups

A bowl of creamy carrot ginger soup garnished with microgreens and coconut milk.

This simple Carrot Ginger Soup is one of my favorites when fighting a cold. 

Two beautiful bowls of pumpkin butternut squash soup garnished with pomegranate and pepitas.

Silky Pumpkin and Butternut Squash soup feels like fall. 

A le Creuset pot filled with creamy tomato soup topped with basil.

This Tomato Basil Soup starts with roasting fresh tomatoes, so you know it will be delicious! 

A bowl of creamy broccoli soup garnished with cashew cream and parsley.

Broccoli Soup gets extra rich and creamy thanks to homemade cashew cream. Yum! 

Two bowls of black bean soup topped with avocado, onions, and tomatoes.

Don’t forget the avocado, cilantro, onions, and tomatoes for topping Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup


An overhead photo of a slow cooker filled with the ingredients for vegan split pea soup.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup gets great reviews and is so simple to make. No ham needed! Peas are a good source of plant-based protein. 

Chunky Vegan Vegetable Soup Recipes

Hands holding a bowl of chickpea vegetable soup.

Chickpea Vegetable Soup made with no-chicken broth, is like the chicken soup I remember from childhood, only better. 

A bowl of vegan chili with chickpeas topped with avocado and jalapeno.

Can Vegan Chili be considered soup? I don’t have the answer to that, but this one is too good to leave out. 

A bowl of healthy cabbage soup with carrots, celery, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Cabbage Soup is loaded with healthy vegetables, fiber, and mushrooms. 

A Staub pot filled with pasta e ceci soup.

Pasta e Ceci is an Italian classic and delicious one-pot meal. It’s made with orzo pasta, chickpeas, a tomato broth, and spinach. 

A bowl of Italian vegetable soup with farro.

My favorite vegetable soup, this top-rated Italian Vegetable Soup is extra filling thanks to healthy whole grain farro

A large white bowl filled with ramen noodles, broth, mushrooms, spinach, and tofu.

Load up your Vegan Ramen Bowls with noodles, broth, your favorite veggies, and tofu for a well-rounded and delicious meal. My kids love this one. 

Close up photo of a bowl of vegetable soup with pastina star pasta.

Pastina is a childhood Italian classic. Tiny pasta and simple veggies make a nice soup for kids. 

Ribollita is a classic Tuscan meal made with loads of veggies, kale, white beans, and day-old bread. For a bread-free version, head to our wonderful White Bean and Kale Soup

Easy Vegan Lasagna Soup! This one tastes like lasagna (you must try our Vegan Lasagna too) but is quick and easy. Top with Vegan Ricotta. 

Readers love this Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana copycat. 

Vegan Lentil Soups

An overhead photo of a bowl of lentil soup.

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes) is a healthy Greek staple year-round, but especially during lent. 

A bowl filled with yellow lemon lentil soup with carrots and turmeric. Garnished with thyme.

Lemony Lentil Soup is bright and zingy and has a healthy dose of turmeric. 

Two bowls filled with Mexican green lentil soup topped with avocado and cilantro.

Mexican Lentil Soup brings just the right amount of heat and is great topped with cilantro and avocado. 

A large bowl filled with creamy mushroom vegan lentil soup topped with parsley.

This Vegan Lentil Soup is rich and creamy with plenty of umami, made with coconut milk and mushrooms. 

Two bowls of vegan Instant Pot Lentil Soup in front of an Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Lentil Soup is probably my favorite of all! The print version of this recipe is also in my cookbook, Vegan in an Instant

Bowls of pumpkin lentil soup.

Do you prefer red lentils? Try this Curried Pumpkin Lentil Soup

Yield: Serves 4-6

Vegan Soup Recipes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

There are over 20 top-rated, delicious vegan soup recipes, from creamy tomato to classic Italian vegetable soup, ramen, to the best vegan lentil soup in this post!

Vegan Soup Recipes


  • 32 oz. Vegetable Broth
  • 1 yellow onion
  • garlic
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • White beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Herbs


  1. Choose one of the tasty vegan soup recipes from this post to try this week!

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