Tired of the same old recipes? Pick up some seasonings and spices from here and try out a brand new and creative recipe.
For a cheaper, more convenient alternative, you'll want to shop the canned foods at Winfrey's Fudge and Chocolates. You won't even be able to tell the difference.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Do you have a new pasta recipe that you've been dying to try? Pick up some noodles and treat yourself to a tasty dish.
Here you can find a wide range of meats, such as chicken and beef, at a price you just can't pass up.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
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.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at Winfrey's Fudge and Chocolates.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Winfrey's Fudge and Chocolates will be tasty no matter what.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Frozen food will fill you up, so you can eat some now and save the rest for later.
Pick up a loaf of bread from Winfrey's Fudge and Chocolates and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Winfrey's Fudge and Chocolates.
If you're just getting into cooking, pick up some oil and vinegar from here and learn the basics of cooking with these necessities.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Here you can find close and safe parking for you to take advantage of during your visit.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Panini Pizzeria's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Whether you are looking for a healthy or gluten-free meal, you can find both at Panini Pizzeria.
At this pizzeria, kids of all ages are welcome.
The patio tables outside of Panini Pizzeria are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Wifi is on the house at Panini Pizzeria, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Seating is readily available at Panini Pizzeria for those with large parties.
Folks tend to dress down at Panini Pizzeria, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the pizzeria.
This pizzeria accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Panini Pizzeria cater for you.
Looking for a deal on parking? Free parking is easily accessible in the parking lot next door.
Panini Pizzeria provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Convenience is essential at Panini Pizzeria, and food is served from morning until night.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Panini Pizzeria. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Panini Pizzeria for a tasty pizza pie.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Panini Pizzeria, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at Panini Pizzeria.
So gather up your friends and family and head on over to Panini Pizzeria for a night filled with pizza and fun.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, T.G.I. Friday's is a local favorite.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at T.G.I. Friday's.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at T.G.I. Friday's with their complimentary wifi.
T.G.I. Friday's is a great location to host a group dinner.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in T.G.I. Friday's' beautiful outdoor seating area.
Dress is typically casual at T.G.I. Friday's, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in T.G.I. Friday's for catering.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Diners at T.G.I. Friday's will love the free parking nearby.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at T.G.I. Friday's running under $30 per person.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at T.G.I. Friday's and taste test your way through the menu.
When you are ready to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner, make your way over to T.G.I. Friday's for tasty American fare.
Swing by T.G.I. Friday's today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
Everything from the apps to the entrees is infused with five-star Thai goodness at Sawasdee Danvers.
Health nuts will appreciate the light and low-fat menu choices.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
At Sawasdee Danvers, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
The restaurant takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Sawasdee Danvers, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the restaurant's carryout and delivery options.
Drivers will be happy to know that Sawasdee Danvers is located near many street and lot parking options.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Sawasdee Danvers' moderately priced fare.
Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured.
When you want to experience the very best in Thai cuisine, pay a visit to Sawasdee Danvers.
Order all of your favorite Thai dishes at Sawasdee Danvers and eat your way through the trends of Thailand.
At Daily Harvest Cafe, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold.
Daily Harvest Cafe serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
Eat out with the little ones at this coffee shop, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Daily Harvest Cafe is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for Daily Harvest Cafe diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Daily Harvest Cafe's free wifi hotspot.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Daily Harvest Cafe, known for its laid-back ambience.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Daily Harvest Cafe.
With food this good, you'll be running into this coffee shop to pick it up yourself.
Going out can be expensive. That's why we have our own free parking lot, so you spend your money on more fun things.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Daily Harvest Cafe.
When you need a morning pick-me-up, make your way over to Daily Harvest Cafe for a cup of coffee.
Only Daily Harvest Cafe knows how to start your day off right with an exquisite selection of breakfast and brunch options.
Take the time to catch breakfast at Daily Harvest Cafe, and you won't regret it.
Who's hungry? Step up to the big leagues at Texas Roadhouse, where each and every steak packs a five-star punch.
Healthy eaters will enjoy Texas Roadhouse, a local restaurant filled with healthy eats and gluten-free options.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Between the music and the crowds, expect noise levels to reach upper limits at the restaurant.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Texas Roadhouse is all about comfort.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
At Texas Roadhouse, diners can easily find street parking or parking in a nearby lot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Texas Roadhouse.
Dining at Texas Roadhouse will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the restaurant is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
For an all-star steakhouse too good to pass up, pay a visit to Texas Roadhouse.
So browse the selection of steaks at Texas Roadhouse and treat yourself to a tasty slice of meat.
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