When we asked what your favorite matzo-ball soup is in Boston, the answers varied. Some people longed for now-closed restaurants (we miss you, Joan & Ed’s), others preferred soups with seasonal availability (Whole Foods Market only carries it around the High Holidays), and several people steadfastly claimed that there’s just no substitute for homemade.

While nothing can replace your family’s decades-old recipe—and while I’d love to come to each of your homes and taste them all—we did the next best thing: We sampled most of the restaurants and delis you recommended. (Please note: We weren’t able to get to all of them! If we didn’t make it to your favorite place, let us know in the comments why you love it so much.)

Here they are listed in no specific order, because the only way to find your favorite matzo-ball soup is to taste them all yourself!

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