A trip to Cafe La France in Bristol can be very therapeutic, getting in some alone time as you pick up what you need.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Cafe La France.
Cafe La France offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
Ready for a change? Switch up your weekly meal selections with some bold spices and seasonings from here.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Cafe La France and slurp your way to happiness.
The cuts of meat here are tender and fresh. Pick up a selection of meats today and start your weekend off with a barbecue.
Stock up on tasty canned goods from Cafe La France and quickly pull together last-minute dinner ideas.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
A simple solution to long hours spent over the stove, a microwavable meal will trick your taste buds into thinking it was made from scratch!
Who has time to cook anymore? That's why there are frozen foods available here to help you keep pace with your career and family.
If you are starting to run low on oil and vinegar, head on over here and pick up your favorites.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Cafe La France and feel energized all day.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Cafe La France.
Cafe La France is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
So go ahead and stock your kitchen full of tasty and one-of-a-kind food and beverage items from Cafe La France in Bristol.
Score your next slice at Leo's Ristorante — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this pizzeria won't disappoint.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this pizzeria, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Leo's Ristorante.
The patio tables outside of Leo's Ristorante are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Leo's Ristorante's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
This pizzeria offers convenient carryout and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the pizzeria space.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Leo's Ristorante will ensure that it is delicious.
Safely and quickly park your car on the street at Leo's Ristorante.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the pizzeria.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Leo's Ristorante.
No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Leo's Ristorante, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Leo's Ristorante is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Leo's Ristorante's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
With a casual atmosphere and great pizza, you can't go wrong by dining at Leo's Ristorante.
Select your toppings and create a delicious pizza made from scratch by visiting Leo's Ristorante.
Visit Leo's Ristorante for great Italian food that is well worth the price.
Get ready to discover the colorful, flavorful world of Italian cooking at Leo's Ristorante.
For signature rolls with rave reviews, people can't stop talking about the four-star sushi served at Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant.
At Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant, you can score healthy food such as gluten-free, low-fat and vegan eats.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This sushi spot also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this sushi spot with its kid-friendly fare.
Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
It's time to take out your best dress and get ready for a beautiful meal.
Through their catering service, Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
If time is of the essence, this sushi spot's take-out option may be a better fit.
We're nicer than our competitors. We have free parking in our own lot at no charge to you.
A typical meal at Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant will set you back less than $30.
Dine in for dinner to see what the sushi spot is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Bristol.
Check out the innovative sushi menu at Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant and enjoy a selection of great eats for lunch or dinner.
If you can't decide on just one cuisine when it comes to dinner, Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant is home to a hybrid of Asian dishes sure to make everyone happy.
Keep Jacky's Galaxie Restaurant in your back pocket next time you have a hankering for Asian fusion cooking with a laid-back vibe.
Visit Dewolf Tavern for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Bristol's Bristol.
Whether you follow a gluten-free, low-fat, or vegan diet, Dewolf Tavern provides plenty of items for a wide range of lifestyles.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Dewolf Tavern is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Hop online in no time using Dewolf Tavern's free wifi.
The patio tables outside of Dewolf Tavern are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Head to Dewolf Tavern in comfort, where attire is business casual.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Dewolf Tavern.
Dewolf Tavern's diners will appreciate the free parking in a lot next door.
Dewolf Tavern offers various parking options, including bike parking.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Dewolf Tavern tastes like pure heaven!
Find your favorite morning staple at Bristol Bagel Works, a delicious bagel spot too good to pass up.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Bristol Bagel Works with their complimentary wifi.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Bristol Bagel Works.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Bristol Bagel Works, so show up early for your pick of tables.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Bristol Bagel Works' style.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Bristol Bagel Works is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Bristol Bagel Works.
You won't find better prices in town than at Bristol Bagel Works, so grab all the snacks you can carry.
Brunch is the house specialty at Bristol Bagel Works, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.
So when you're ready for breakfast in the morning, head to Bristol Bagel Works and take a bite out of the very best bagels.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Aidan's Pub is a top pick.
On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this bar — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
At Aidan's Pub, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Aidan's Pub.
During the bar's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
Perfect for an after-work outing, Aidan's Pub won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Patrons can park in a lot near Aidan's Pub or take advantage of the generous street parking.
At Aidan's Pub, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Prices at Aidan's Pub typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Aidan's Pub's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Aidan's Pub certainly has all your pub favorites to make an evening comfortable for the whole gang!
Find some of the top British pub food in Bristol at Aidan's Pub.
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.
Still hungry? Check out Groupon’s latest deals on vegetarian restaurants in Boston.
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