Warm up during a chilly Haines winter with a bowl or cup of homemade soup from one of the delicious restaurants in town. Chilkat Restaurant and Bakery at 25 5th Avenue offers free delectable options including Tom Yum Soup that serves two, Tom Kha Kai for two, or the Shrimp Wonton Soup with shitake mushrooms. You can make any of the soups vegetarian and substitute tofu.

In nearby Skagway, there’s Lil’ Log Cabin Bakery at 2017 State Street. Their scratch-made soup changes daily and pairs perfectly with one of their big sandwiches or fresh salads. The bakery is also available for catering and has a smoke wagon on site. Get the soup of the day with the Bacon Jam BLT, or pair it with one of the fresh-baked cookies for dessert.

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Starfire, also in Skagway, is a beloved Thai hot spot with Tom Yum Soup with chicken or Thom Kha with tofu and coconut lemongrass. Both soups are served with a generous side of jasmine rice. You’ll find it at 230 4th. Open for lunch and dinner, you’ll also want to try the Pad Thai Noodles or Sweet and Sour dish.

Fireweed in downtown Haines is at 37 Blacksmith St. Everything at this favorite establishment is made from scratch. The fresh soup of the day always changes and goes well with the toasted ravioli, baked beer cheese dip, or the pesto roll. Open for lunch and dinner, there are also steaks, pizzas and paninis galore.