Who doesn't love a warm tortilla? Fans of Taqueria Lupita say that the best Mexican fare is found right here, where top-notch ratings rule the menu.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Taqueria Lupita for easy seating.
Find yourself the best seat in the house by calling ahead to reserve a table.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Taqueria Lupita.
For the tastes of Taqueria Lupita from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
For quick and easy parking near Taqueria Lupita, park on the street.
So head to Taqueria Lupita, 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 Taqueria Lupita.
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, Taqueria Lupita has you covered. Visit the restaurant today and enjoy a tasty meal.
When Ronn Teitelbaum opened the first Johnny Rockets location in 1986, his goal was to create a restaurant where people could escape the postmodern blues of everyday life and experience a taste of time-honored Americana. The name itself is a nod to this ideal—it combines the star of a classic American fable, Johnny Appleseed, and a classic car, Oldsmobile’s beefy Rocket 88. The chain now makes itself at home in America's cultural landmarks, including Yankee Stadium and the Flamingo Hotel.
During dinners at the famous burger joints, you’ll see signs of simpler times, starting with the cooks and servers. Dressed head to toe in white, including white paper hats, they look like they’ve fallen out of a wormhole from the 1950s ready to sling shakes and cook up some eats. Behind a stainless-steel bar lined with red leather stools they tend to their traditional diner fare, including burgers and melts with sides such as chili-cheese fries and onion rings. Riding sidecar to each meal is a collection of hand-dipped and hand-spun floats, shakes, and malts topped with whipped cream.
Village Pizza is a fantastic spot to grab a quick slice.
For a hot slice or a steaming bowl of pasta, the menu is chock-full of your favorite carbs.
Eating healthy is easy at Village Pizza, a local restaurant with low-fat and healthy fare.
At this pizzeria, kids of all ages are welcome.
You won't be able to make a reservation at Village Pizza — make sure to plan accordingly.
This pizzeria will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the pizzeria yourself to carry out your meal.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Village Pizza for their catering services.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Village Pizza offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Three meals a day are served at Village Pizza, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
If you've had a long and hard week, come visit Village Pizza and enjoy a pizza in a casual atmosphere.
So when you are in the mood for a tasty pizza pie, make your way over to the highly-rated Village Pizza.
Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Lincoln's Hercules Pizza Works offers a wide variety of pizza types and sizes.
Quit fat and gluten at Hercules Pizza Works, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Lines can get long with no reservations, so be sure to plan for an early arrival.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Hercules Pizza Works for catering.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the pizzeria's take-out and delivery options.
Hercules Pizza Works is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Hercules Pizza Works.
The pizza at Hercules Pizza Works is filled with endless flavors, so head on over today and enjoy a slice or two of yummy goodness.
So get ready to discover all the best flavors of Italy under one roof at Hercules Pizza Works.
For a tasty Spanish supper, head over to El Paisa.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
Sometimes you need food fast, and this restaurant totally gets it, offering both takeout and delivery.
Driving is all about convenience, and we get that. With spaces available, we'll help speed up your night.
So spice it up this weekend with some authentic Spanish cuisine at El Paisa.
Taste why El Paisa's Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
Pay El Paisa a visit and enjoy a relaxing night filled with flavorful Mexican cuisine.
You can explore a new and innovative side of Mexican cuisine when you opt to dine at the highly-rated El Paisa.
Tropical Restaurant welcomes its cafe patrons with open arms.
At Tropical Restaurant, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Keep it casual at Tropical Restaurant — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Tropical Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Tropical Restaurant is close to both.
Hitting the mid-range mark, Tropical Restaurant s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Tropical Restaurant is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It's time to try the delicious American food at Tropical Restaurant.
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
If you look at the ground in downtown Boston, chances are you might see a red line beneath your feet. This crimson path, famously known as the Freedom Trail, snakes from Boston Common up to the glinting dome of the State House, as many Bostonians already know. It travels past the Old South Meeting House, meanders through Faneuil Hall, and then winds through the North End, eventually leading over the bridge into Charlestown. Created in 1951, the Freedom Trail links all the city’s major historical sites together and makes them easy to visit for residents and tourists alike. But you may not know that there are also some pretty darn delicious food spots along the way. Here are a few:
Fuel Up in Beacon Hill
While visitors tend to flock to the Faneuil Hall area for fast food, I’d urge you to break away from the crowds and check out Piperi Mediterranean Grill (1 Beacon St.), located across the street from King’s Chapel and Burying Ground. Everything on the casual spot’s menu—whether it’s falafel, a full-on mezze plate, or a flavorful salad—is incredibly fresh, as the chefs make all of their dishes in small batches. The menu also accommodates vegetarian, gluten-free, and other diets, and the plates can be customized to fit your cravings. Ample portions and energy-boosting fare will definitely keep your spirits up for a full day of exploring.
Cool Down in the North End
For obvious reasons, the Freedom Trail is very popular in the summertime. Boston’s summer temps can soar into an uncomfortable territory, which makes cooling off a necessity. In my mind, there is only one option when the heat is bearing down and refreshment is needed: gelato from Caffe Paradiso (255 Hanover St.). The trail will take you right past it, and it would probably be an offense to our forefathers if you didn’t stop and have a taste of the gelato, especially my favorite flavor, pistachio. This sweet treat is sure to keep you cool through your journey.
Unwind with Wine in Charlestown
The best way to end a day on the Freedom Trail is dinner at the Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar (1 First Ave.). This little tucked-away gem offers incredible food, from appetizers such as buttermilk-fried oysters and duck wings to entrees like my personal favorite, a rum- and rosemary-brined pork chop so succulent and flavorful that you’ll feel like you’ve gone to pork heaven. Beyond the food, however, there is an impressive wine list, which won acclaim from Wine Spectator. The list is a perfect combination of affordable and splurgy, with a glass or bottle for every taste and price point. The bistro is cozy and inviting, and with something for everyone, it’s a delicious place to relax after a long walk through the city.
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Photos by Fiona Coxe