Everyone knows that Al-Maidah Spice Rack has the most affordable groceries in Chelmsford so head on over today and browse the latest options.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Pick up some noodles from Al-Maidah Spice Rack and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Spices and seasonings make every meal more flavorful, so expand your horizons and try some new ones.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
If you're looking for an alternative to everyday cooking, the frozen bites here are a great way to go.
Fill up your home pantry with these great canned food options and keep your basic items in stock.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Al-Maidah Spice Rack.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
When all you want to do is relax after a long day, cooking is the last thing on your mind. Eat a delicious meal in a matter of minutes with an easy-to-make TV dinner!
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Don't let the incredible deals for vinegar and oil pass you by. When you shop here, you can stock up on the many varieties of those two ingredients to absolutely transform your cooking.
Bread is a kitchen must-have, so pick up some fresh goodness today.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
At Al-Maidah Spice Rack, you can find easy in-and-out parking for you to take advantage of during your shopping spree.
From fresh produce to tasty snacks, Al-Maidah Spice Rack in Chelmsford has everything you need to feed your family right.
Pop over to Bertucci's for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Be sure to complete your meal at this pizzeria with a drink from the pizzeria's full bar.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do.
The pizzeria accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Bertucci's' style.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Bertucci's offers catering.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This pizzeria knows it's carryout.
We believe in rewarding our loyal customers. To do just that, we give all patrons free parking in our very own lot.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Bertucci's.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Bertucci's come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Bertucci's where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
When you just want to relax in a casual setting and enjoy some pizza, make your way over to Bertucci's.
With a pizza from Bertucci's, you'll truly maximize your night's amount of fun.
For a lovely Italian night out, look no further than Bertucci's.
So give your taste buds a delicious dose of Italian cooking from Bertucci's today.
Score your next slice at Jimmy's Pizza — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this pizzeria's full bar to top off your meal.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this pizzeria.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
You won't be able to make a reservation at Jimmy's Pizza — make sure to plan accordingly.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Jimmy's Pizza is all about comfort.
You can also serve food from Jimmy's Pizza at your next party — the pizzeria offers catering.
This pizzeria will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
Don't leave the car at home when you come in. We'll give you one of the great spaces in our parking lot. And for free.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Jimmy's Pizza.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Jimmy's Pizza.
For a casual meal that is highly-rated, look no further than Jimmy's Pizza's pizza.
There's nothing tastier than a casual pie on a Friday night, so make plans to go to Jimmy's Pizza this weekend.
After learning about Jimmy's Pizza, you definitely just found your new pizza place.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Zesty Pizza have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this pizzeria is a great spot for families to chow down.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Zesty Pizza's gorgeous patio.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Zesty Pizza does not accept reservations, so it doesn't hurt to be fashionably early.
Zesty Pizza's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
You can also have Zesty Pizza cater your next event.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the pizzeria makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
Our customers come for our delicious food. They stay in our free parking.
Zesty Pizza provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Zesty Pizza's pizza say it is the absolute best.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Zesty Pizza's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
Don't stress over planning a fancy dinner. Keep it fun and casual with a fresh, handmade pizza from Zesty Pizza.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Zesty Pizza and enjoy a slice of yummy pizza pie.
At Glenview Pub and Grill, folks can drink like the English at this British-infused pub planted in the Chelmsford region of Chelmsford.
Glenview Pub and Grill's low-fat and G-free items make it easy to eat right.
Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun.
This bar is great for families with kids.
Glenview Pub and Grill is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Music lovers can enjoy live performances at Glenview Pub and Grill as well.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the bar draws a crowd during the weekend.
At Glenview Pub and Grill, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Can't stay at this bar long? Pick up and go home.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Glenview Pub and Grill also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Glenview Pub and Grill is located near endless free parking options.
Hitting the mid-range mark, Glenview Pub and Grill s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the bar offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
Glenview Pub and Grill is not only a top British pub but a must in Chelmsford.
Ginger-infused entrees and chili-based sauces flood the menu at China Mountain Restaurant, where the Chinese fare is applauded as top-of-the-line and diners dish out star reviews.
At China Mountain Restaurant, you can find a wide selection of meal choices, including vegan options.
China Mountain Restaurant does not accept reservations, so it doesn't hurt to be fashionably early.
No need to dress up for a trip to China Mountain Restaurant — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
This restaurant will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of China Mountain Restaurant to your next party or event.
Free parking is available right next door.
China Mountain Restaurant may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
China Mountain Restaurant has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
So for an upscale meal, come indulge in the Chinese food at China Mountain Restaurant.
Keep China Mountain Restaurant in mind next time Chinese cuisine is calling your name. Your tummy will thank you.
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