Comfort food comes in many forms — and one of my favorites is caldo. The Central American and Mexican broth-based soup can be chicken, beef or seafood, but usually includes hearty cuts of vegetables, an accompanying stack of warm tortillas, and a lime wedge hiding in the shadow of an oversized bowl. Extra points in my book for sides of mexican rice and avocado.
Caldo is the kind of soup that may involve some maneuvering with a fork and knife (or hands) to tackle whole chicken pieces or slices of corn on the cob, so just feel at home digging in. That’s the point of a big bowl of soup anyway.
Here are three places around the bay to get your fix.