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Embrace Pumpkin Season in Cairo: Discover the Best Spots for Delicious Pumpkin Soup!

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Embrace Pumpkin Season in Cairo: Discover the Best Spots for Delicious Pumpkin Soup!
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Nelly Ezz
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As the crisp air settles in and the leaves take on vibrant hues, the arrival of pumpkins heralds the onset of a cosy winter season. In the heart of Cairo, where tradition and flavours intertwine, the pumpkin takes centre stage, particularly in dishes like pumpkin soup, pumpkin bachamel and many more. The presence of pumpkins in Egyptian cuisine dates back centuries, entwined with the country’s deep-rooted culinary heritage. Known locally as “qar’,” pumpkins have been a staple ingredient in many dishes, especially soup – so here are a few places to check out if you’re craving a hearty pumpkin soup in Cairo. 



Ovio, a prominent culinary gem with multiple branches scattered across town, boasts an enticing menu that tantalises the taste buds of Cairo’s foodies. Among their repertoire of delectable offerings, a standout delicacy is their Pumpkin Truffle Soup. This luxurious concoction is a testament to Ovio’s culinary finesse, blending the earthy sweetness of pumpkin with the delicate richness of truffle, creating a soup that embodies indulgence in every spoonful. 



Nestled within Melanite Mall in 6th October, Oaks is a culinary haven that beckons food enthusiasts with its delightful menu. Among its many treasures, the Pumpkin Soup emerges as a star attraction. The allure of this dish lies not just in its affordability but also in its delightful taste and comforting essence. 



Tucked away in the vibrant streets of downtown Cairo, Estoril stands as a timeless culinary gem on Talaat Harb Street. Despite its unassuming façade, this cherished establishment remains an “oldie but a goldie” among locals and discerning food enthusiasts. During this time of year, Estoril delights its patrons by featuring a seasonal favourite on its menu: the Pumpkin Soup. Steeped in tradition and flavour, this soup embodies the essence of autumn, offering a comforting blend of rich, velvety pumpkin complemented by carefully selected spices. 


Eish + Malh

Located in the heart of downtown Cairo, Eish + Malh stands as a beloved hub for gastronomy, culture, and live entertainment. Offering a multifaceted experience, this vibrant establishment is renowned for its live music, a delightful array of coffee options, and a menu that spans breakfast, lunch, and everything in between. However, during the Thanksgiving season, Eish + Malh unveils a star dish that captures the essence of the festivities: their superb Pumpkin Soup. 


U Bistro

Nestled in vibrant Zamalek, U Bistro stands out as a culinary haven that seamlessly merges the restaurant and bar experience. Within its selection of delectable treats, the Pumpkin Soup shines as a seasonal delight that captures the essence of comfort and flavour. U Bistro’s rendition of this classic soup boasts a harmonious blend of creamy pumpkin, savoury spices, and perhaps a hint of their culinary innovation. 



Bocca, renowned for its multiple branches across Cairo, has established itself as a culinary cornerstone, offering a diverse and flavoursome selection. Among its array of delectable dishes, the Great Pumpkin Soup stands out as a true gem. This seasonal speciality, a testament to Bocca’s culinary expertise, encapsulates the essence of autumn in a bowl.