Cafe Society knows that a great grocery store mixes well-priced food with specialty items to give its customers a perfect mixture of delicious affordability.
Have you heard about the amazing frozen food offered here? Conveniently priced and designed to save you time where it counts, you'll be amazed you didn't try these dishes sooner.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Every woman loves freshening up her closet with new wardrobe items. This store has exactly what you're looking for.
Bread at Cafe Society is absolutely delicious.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Add a little more flavor to your meals with their quality selection of spices and seasonings.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Dinner is on the table in one, two, three with a microwavable meal (you'll be surprised how great it tastes, too!).
When you are running low on kitchen staples, such as oil and vinegar, pick some up at Cafe Society.
A healthy and light snack from Cafe Society is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at Cafe Society for some hydration while you're on the move.
The canned food selection at Cafe Society is perfect for giving you a bunch of shortcuts to a nutritious, delicious, and perfect meal for you and your loved ones.
Cereal doesn't have to be just for kids. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast to get out the door, pick some up today.
Impromptu barbecues are welcome here due to the available and excellent A+ meats.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Cafe Society will be tasty no matter what.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
Get your noodle on! Cafe Society has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
Ample parking is located near Cafe Society.
When you're running low on food for the week, visit Cafe Society for a great grocery selection.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Dorado Tacos and Cemitas in Coolidge Corner should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Dorado Tacos and Cemitas' gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Come order a flavorful feast at Dorado Tacos and Cemitas, and sit outside if it's nice!
Dorado Tacos and Cemitas has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Keep it casual at Dorado Tacos and Cemitas, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
This restaurant also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
You can also have Dorado Tacos and Cemitas cater your next event.
Guests take to street parking at Dorado Tacos and Cemitas' Harvard Street spot.
Arrive in a quick and timely manner when you hop aboard public transit at Summit Ave. (Green), Coolidge Corner (Green), and Brandon Hall (Green).
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Dorado Tacos and Cemitas.
Dorado Tacos and Cemitas welcomes diners of all budgets to enjoy its savory fare (and its cheaper-than-cheap menu items).
So head to Dorado Tacos and Cemitas, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican cuisine.
If you're looking for a delicious taco or burrito, you'd definitely be wise to head to Dorado Tacos and Cemitas.
So head on over to Dorado Tacos and Cemitas for a tasty meal and keep up with the latest and greatest trends in Mexican cuisine.
For worry-free dining, head to Dorado Tacos and Cemitas.
Everything from the apps to the entrees is infused with five-star Thai goodness at Khao Sarn.
Khao Sarn serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
At Khao Sarn, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Khao Sarn, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Khao Sarn for catering.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This restaurant's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
Khao Sarn's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
Take public transit and take a break from the wheel; stops are not far from Khao Sarn at Coolidge Corner (Green), Summit Ave. (Green), and Saint Paul St. (Green).
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Khao Sarn is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
If you're searching for the best of the best in Thai cuisine, Khao Sarn is your spot.
It's easy to enjoy delicious Thai in a low-key setting when you dine at Khao Sarn, so treat yourself today.
The Thai food at Khao Sarn makes eating out easy while keeping your meal delicious.
Order all of your favorite Thai dishes at Khao Sarn and eat your way through the trends of Thailand.
Pop over to Chrysanthi's Restaurant for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this pizzeria's delightful drink menu.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do.
The patio seating at Chrysanthi's Restaurant is perfect for those warm summer days.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Chrysanthi's Restaurant's free wifi.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Chrysanthi's Restaurant, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
No time to sit down? No worries! This pizzeria offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
For the tastes of Chrysanthi's Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Chrysanthi's Restaurant.
Chrysanthi's Restaurant is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Chrysanthi's Restaurant is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Chrysanthi's Restaurant, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Chrysanthi's Restaurant is at the top of the list.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Chrysanthi's Restaurant, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at Chrysanthi's Restaurant.
Chrysanthi's Restaurant's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
For fresh maki, Brookline's FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine has got you covered.
Easily avoid animal products, gluten and high-fat items when you dine at FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine, where dietary needs are always considered.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Big family? No problem. Bring the whole gang to FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine — it's strictly casual.
FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine prides itself in its delicious catering.
Choose wisely. Wait at home for delivery or come into this restaurant for carryout.
Street parking is easy to find near the restaurant. Or, if you don't want to circle the block, valet parking is also available.
Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with popular stops at Coolidge Corner (Green), Saint Paul St. (Green), and Kent St. (Green).
For those who prefer to travel by bike, FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
If you are seeking a great restaurant to get acquainted with Japanese cuisine, look no further than FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine.
The Avenue Bar and Grille is a casual pizza restaurant that serves up fresh, hot and creative pizzas.
You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this pizzeria, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at The Avenue Bar and Grille, you can surf the web and get some work done.
During the pizzeria'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).
Keep it casual at The Avenue Bar and Grille, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Heading to The Avenue Bar and Grille for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
Avoid the hassle of driving and take advantage of public transit; nearby stops include Harvard Ave. - Westbound (Green), Harvard Ave. (Green), and Griggs St. (Green).
The Avenue Bar and Grille offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
The Avenue Bar and Grille accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at The Avenue Bar and Grille, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Don't stress over planning a fancy dinner. Keep it fun and casual with a fresh, handmade pizza from The Avenue Bar and Grille.
The Avenue Bar and Grille serves up hot and fresh pizzas, so head on over today and enjoy a tasty slice of paradise.
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