his time of year, the perfect meal often comes in a bowl. We’re talking soup, soup and more soup – whether it comes from the can, kettle or Crock-Pot.

The nice thing about soup bowls is that they can coordinate with your other dinnerware or sing an entirely different tune with contrasting colors or unique shapes. They also can be used for far more than serving soup.

Take a look at some we found:

Locally grown: Nature-inspired bowl, $28, is hand-crafted by Lewiston potter Katie Foley,

Souper bowl: Get a grip (or two) with this double-handled stoneware Farmhouse bowl in dijon, green or white from Williams-Sonoma, A set of four costs $49.95.

Down to earth: This rustic bowl, shown in amber and originally priced at $13, is part of the Mikasa Solstice collection. Find it at

Fill ’er up: Hand-thrown stoneware bowls by Buffalo artist Catherine Gillespie, Chatham Pottery, Her soup bowls are priced $25 to $35.

Fresh greens: Square soup bowl in bright green and white porcelain is part of the Net collection from CB2. Priced $4.95 each at