For your next sandwich, check out S and S Restaurant Deli, a delicious deli with something for everyone.
S and S Restaurant Deli is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at S and S Restaurant Deli, perfect for large groups of revelers.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
S and S Restaurant Deli's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and S and S Restaurant Deli will ensure that it is delicious.
Those driving to S and S Restaurant Deli can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Brunch is the house specialty at S and S Restaurant Deli, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.
In Cambridge, no deli does it better than S and S Restaurant Deli, not even close.
Italian eats can be found at City Girl Cafe, and fans will argue it's the best fare in town (fantastic reviews are everywhere in sight).
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
It's strictly first-come, first-served at City Girl Cafe, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables.
Comfort is prioritized at City Girl Cafe, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have City Girl Cafe cater for you.
Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near City Girl Cafe.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at City Girl Cafe.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to City Girl Cafe.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons.
Come see why the Italian food at City Girl Cafe is well worth the price.
So treat yourself to a delicious Italian meal from City Girl Cafe and satisfy your hunger.
A trip to Alhoda Market in Cambridge can be very therapeutic, getting in some alone time as you pick up what you need.
When you need a quick side dish to go with your main course, pick up some canned good options from here.
If you always seem to have one foot out the door, breakfast can be tricky. For a quick and easy solution, a box of cereal is right up your alley.
Planning your meals for the week? Don't forget to pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Alhoda Market.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Alhoda Market has all of your pasta necessities.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
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.
For an upgrade to your meals, you'll definitely want to test the fine meats for purchase here.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Alhoda Market.
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at Alhoda Market.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Cooking for your date night? Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make an impressive and tasty dish.
If you're just getting into cooking, pick up some oil and vinegar from here and learn the basics of cooking with these necessities.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
Save time and money with nearby parking options at Alhoda Market.
Alhoda Market will satisfy all your grocery needs, from milk and eggs to meat and cheese, so get started on that list.
Fans of Ryles Jazz Club enjoy the fresh flavors of this Cambridge creperie nestled in the city's Cambridge neighborhood.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Ryles Jazz Club is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Ryles Jazz Club also features live music and dancing.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Put the suit away when heading to Ryles Jazz Club — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
For the tastes of Ryles Jazz Club from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Guests of Ryles Jazz Club's Hampshire Street location can park their vehicles on the street.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Ryles Jazz Club will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
Too late for dinner? No problem. The restaurant offers tasty late-night grub along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Find your sweet escape at Ryles Jazz Club, home of the best crepes in town.
The best barbecue in town awaits at Ryles Jazz Club — don't delay.
Just remember to swing by Ryles Jazz Club next time you're dreaming about smoked brisket or a side of slaw. Barbecue at its best is well within reach.
Only Ryles Jazz Club knows how to start your day off right with an exquisite selection of breakfast and brunch options.
So stop in for a casual breakfast at Ryles Jazz Club.
At The Ginger Pad, a casual atmosphere blends with the rich aromas of garlic, thai basil, and chili sauce hanging in the air to help guests forget the world outside. Like a suspension bridge made out of udon noodles, the menu connects distant lands through food, laying out delicious examples of Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine. Spring rolls or edamame preempt dives into salty-sweet pad thai or korean beef barbecue. Chopsticks can also lift spicy sichuan shrimp to mouths or gently cradle sushi rolls that combine colorful mango and avocado with fresh tobiko, tuna, salmon, and scallops.
At Bukowski Tavern, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
For your viewing pleasure, Bukowski Tavern also stocks TVs in the bar area.
At Bukowski Tavern, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the bar is rather noisy.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Bukowski Tavern encourages less-than-fancy attire.
For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your grub to go.
You can also serve food from Bukowski Tavern at your next party — the bar offers catering.
Street parking is the only parking option close to Bukowski Tavern.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the bar.
Cash is the only payment method accepted by Bukowski Tavern.
Bukowski Tavern serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
It's about time you ate the best pub food around with a trip to Bukowski Tavern.
Bukowski Tavern has everything you could want from a British pub in Cambridge.
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