You'll love the selection of coffee and teas at State Pier Lobster Meat, decaffeinated options available, too!
Discover a new flavor of bread at State Pier Lobster Meat and get creative with your sandwiches.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from State Pier Lobster Meat.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Whether you're cooking for yourself or for your family, some canned goods from here are a great side choice for lunch or dinner.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Frozen food is a great option for those who don't love to cook, so go ahead and stock up on these items today.
For mouthwatering meats at an affordable price, head over here and get a bang for your buck.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Embrace your inner chef and try out a new recipe with some bold and fun spices and seasonings from here.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from State Pier Lobster Meat and slurp your way to happiness.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Make your own salad dressing in a snap! Oil and vinegar are essential components for a number of common creations, so make sure these guys always have a place in your kitchen.
Customers don't need to worry about finding parking, as there are many spots available in the area.
Visit Barking Dog Bar and Grill and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Gather up your group of friends and head to Barking Dog Bar and Grill, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Barking Dog Bar and Grill visitors enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well.
Put the suit away when heading to Barking Dog Bar and Grill — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Can't get enough of Barking Dog Bar and Grill's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Or, take your grub to go.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Barking Dog Bar and Grill and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Barking Dog Bar and Grill's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Barking Dog Bar and Grill s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Conveniently serving three main meals a day, the restaurant is a great place to eat at any time of day, but is best known for its evening menu.
The friendly staff at Barking Dog Bar and Grill are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
Swing by Barking Dog Bar and Grill today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
If you're seeking a highly-rated American restaurant in the area, look no further than Barking Dog Bar and Grill.
Margarita's Mexican Restaurant is a great spot to scoop up a quick burrito.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Dine out in the open during Margarita's Mexican Restaurant's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
At Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, which embraces a casual vibe.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
That's right! Margarita's Mexican Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Diners at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Margarita's Mexican Restaurant accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Come enjoy a casual night out with your friends and some Mexican cuisine at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant.
The Mexican eats at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant are filled with endless flavors, so come on by today and enjoy a taste of Mexico.
Visit Sylvan Street Grille and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Sylvan Street Grille, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
On warmer days, take advantage of Sylvan Street Grille's outdoor seating.
Free wifi is available as well.
Reservations are available for those who prefer to skip the waiting game.
Casual dining at its best, Sylvan Street Grille customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Sylvan Street Grille for their catering services.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Sylvan Street Grille.
Deep pockets not required! Sylvan Street Grille takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Head on over to Sylvan Street Grille first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Sylvan Street Grille is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Sylvan Street Grille to have a bite of deliciousness.
Sylvan Street Grille has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Purple Urchin Restaurant for all of your favorite American dishes.
Don't forget to complement your meal with a drink from Purple Urchin Restaurant's full menu of beer, wine, and cocktails.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Your large group can all sit together at Purple Urchin Restaurant.
The patio seating at Purple Urchin Restaurant is perfect for those warm summer days.
Musical groups perform live at Purple Urchin Restaurant, so tables can perk up with some tunes.
People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Purple Urchin Restaurant, known for its laid-back ambience.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Purple Urchin Restaurant's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Purple Urchin Restaurant s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Purple Urchin Restaurant tastes like pure heaven!
Purple Urchin Restaurant is not only a top British pub but a must in Hampton.
Built in 1740, this family-run restaurant provides the highest quality food that is sure to satisfy any palate. Fresh seafood is our specialty, including boiled lobster, an incredible New England clambake, and the catch of the day from nearby fishermen. Don't forget to try our award-winning clam chowder!
For the land lovers, we offer a wide variety of mouth-watering USDA choice steaks, cooked just the way you like, along with some great chicken dishes. Our pasta selections include delicious Italian cuisine served with salad, garlic bread and of course, your favorite wine. We happily consider the special needs of our guests, including vegetarian and food allergy accomodations.
We offer an extensive gluten-free menu and smoke-free dining rooms.
Our nautical tavern is the perfect spot for gathering with family or friends. Catch up on the latest sporting events on our high-definition TV's, savor our domestic and imported draft beers, or just kick back and relax with some casual late-night dining.
If you live around the Seacoast, you are sure to know about our "Best of New Hampshire" Sunday brunch buffet - offering fabulous choices of fresh fruit, cheeses, hearty breakfast dishes, dinner specialties, an assortment of salads, fresh seafood, pasta, seasonal vegetables, hand-carved turkey and roast beef, an entire table of desserts and a 36 inch chocolate fountain! All this, plus live music and plenty of fun for the whole family.
In Boston, a sunny day is not complete without a delicious meal or cocktail on the patio. Of course, man’s best friend loves the warm weather as well, but not every place allows pooches to hang out with the patrons. Here are three spots that have their welcome mats and doggie treats ready to go.
The Terrace at Tamo Bistro & Bar | 1 Seaport Ln.
All summer long, the Seaport Hotel’s Tamo Terrace welcomes furry friends for Cocktails and Canines, held on Wednesdays through August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They roll out the red carpet with plenty of fresh and organic dog treats, plus a delightful selection of human-only cocktails.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel | 215 Charles St.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel hosts Yappier Hour every Wednesday night from April through October. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a cocktail from the full bar while your dog sips a pup-tini. A snack menu from Clink seals the deal, though the comfy couches certainly don’t hurt.
Flour Bakery + Cafe | 1595 Washington St.
Of course, it’s easy enough to create your own puppy picnic by taking advantage of the patio spaces all around Boston. Start the day off right with a latte and a sticky bun at the South End location of Flour, where dogs can sun out on the patio.
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This article is part of Amanda Maguire’s Vegan Guide to Boston, which profiles Boston’s best vegan products and businesses.
One of the biggest concerns in going vegan is the prospect of having to give up your favorite comfort foods: the baked macaroni and cheese, the burgers with all the toppings, the old-fashioned milk shakes too thick to drink with a straw.
Fear not, because Veggie Galaxy Diner & Vegan Bakery (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) has you covered. Owned by Adam Penn, Veggie Galaxy serves up plant-based meals that will take you right back to your childhood. Well, assuming your childhood included delicious meals made from scratch, right down to the burger buns and ketchup. I paid a visit to Veggie Galaxy to chat with Penn about his epic diner food and what makes it so noteworthy.
GROUPON: What is Veggie Galaxy's best-selling menu item?
ADAM PENN: Our best-selling item since the beginning has been the Kendall Square Burger.
[Editor’s note: It’s a black-bean or mushroom-chickpea burger topped with beer-battered onion rings, roasted red pepper purée, roasted garlic mayo, and baby arugula.]
G: Could you tell us a little about the inspiration behind this dish and whether you initially expected it to be so popular?
AP: As a vegetarian/vegan diner, we knew from the beginning that there would always be some tension regarding … healthy food versus traditional comfort food. The Kendall Burger, topped with giant deep-fried onion rings, was our nod to the comfort food side of things, and it quickly became clear that that's what most of our customers are looking for. We still try to provide some healthy options as well, but most of our customers come to us because we're first and foremost a diner.
G: Are there any new menu additions you're particularly excited about? I noticed you offer Blue Plate Specials each week.
AP: Our most recent weekly Blue Plate Special is vegan chicken and waffles. It [was] a customer request a while back, and we finally got around to doing it. It's been more popular than we even imagined, so we extended it to a second week and are now planning to put it on our late-night menu. … We also recently added a Meatless Monday meatball sub, which is one of my personal favorites.
G: What makes Veggie Galaxy's food taste like home?
AP: Pretty much everything is prepared from scratch, including items that people at home would normally just buy from the grocery store, like our condiments, our seitan, and our burger buns. So, in our opinion, it's better than home.
G: Why did you opt to go plant-based with your menu and strictly vegan with your baked goods?
AP: The reasons for going vegetarian and vegan are pretty well known at this point, and it's not something we like to preach about. We're providing vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to enjoy classic diner foods without the meat. While we do have dairy and eggs on the menu, pretty much anything can be made vegan. We wanted to make sure vegans could enjoy our desserts, too, so we left the eggs and dairy out of those altogether.
G: What has been your best moment as a business owner at Veggie Galaxy?
AP: I don't know if I can point to one best moment. When we have a full dining room of happy customers, I can look back on all the effort that has been put in to get to this point and feel content in knowing that we're doing exactly what we set out to do.
G: When you're not making french toast stuffed with vanilla-nut vegan cream cheese, grilled corned-beef seitan reubens, and lemon meringue pie (my personal favorite), what are you cooking at home?
AP: Neither my wife nor I are really cooks. When we do cook, we keep it simple—herbed roasted vegetables over couscous is a favorite. I'm personally a big fan of pasta, so pasta and veggie meatballs are a favorite of mine. Though I have to admit that at home, as opposed to at the restaurant, we just buy the meatballs from the store.
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Photos: Aaron Scott
Though it had one of the quietest openings in recent history, Korean restaurant Seoul (156 Cambridge St.) is already making a name for itself. Its extensive menu of traditional Korean cuisine makes it a rarity for the area and a welcome addition to Beacon Hill.
Seoul has taken over the the space where Ma Soba used to be, and the owners obviously knew that major changes to the interior were just not needed. Still, the space somehow appears even larger than it did before, especially with floor-to-ceiling windows that push out to let in pleasant summer breezes. The decor is fresh and minimal, which keeps the spotlight on the food and its intricate flavors.
Seoul’s menu is divided into standard categories of appetizers and entrees, but it is written primarily in Korean with only the dish names translated into English. Luckily, the friendly, attentive servers are adept at guiding patrons through the menu and the different options available for each dish. To further customize each plate, banchan—a collection of small condiments—are delivered to each table and rotate for variety. My personal favorite was the kimchi, whose perfect blend of spice and tangy vinegar made it a great accompaniment to the already flavorful dishes.
To start, I had the scallion pancake, which was absolutely fantastic. Served on a cast-iron dish sizzling with heat, it was browned to perfection and chock-full of scallions for maximum flavor. The cake itself was light and not greasy despite its sizzle. The exterior was crunchy, while the insides were bursting with light onion flavor and gentle heat from the spicy kimchi that I elected to add. Personalization may be one of the best parts of this dish—you have the option to add different proteins or extra spice, if you so desire. I wanted to eat every single bite of this, and it’s enormous.
The japche quickly became another of my favorites here: vermicelli is stir-fried with lots of vegetables, soy sauce, and a bit of sweetness—and, in my case once again, some extra heat (though diners can also request it mild). As a spice lover, I thought it could have been a tad hotter, but it had a great kick that mingled with the umami and sweet flavors. The noodles were perfectly cooked and held the sauce well, whereas the vegetables and chicken (beef, tofu and seafood are also available) added textural contrasts to complete the dish.
With its large menu of traditional, customizable dishes, Seoul has been making its mark on the Boston restaurant scene as the new go-to spot for Korean food. Though it’s definitely still stretching its legs, I see great things for Seoul.
Fiona’s rating: 3.5/5 stars
Good for: date night, family dinner, lunch, spice lovers, adventurous eaters
Alcohol: beer and wine only
Outdoor seating: no
Photos by Fiona Coxe