Add a little more flavor to your meals with their quality selection of spices and seasonings.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Teddie Peanut Products Co.'s selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
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 Teddie Peanut Products Co. for some hydration while you're on the move.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
When all you need is an incredibly quick dinner, this place offers some of the best TV dinners around to satisfy your needs.
At Teddie Peanut Products Co., you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Teddie Peanut Products Co. and feel energized all day.
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.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
If you're curious about the various types of vinegar and oil the world has to offer, stop by here and discover a new blend.
Grab some canned food items from Teddie Peanut Products Co. and keep quick and convenient meal options on hand.
Your mouth will be watering from the fantastic meats available at this location.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Teddie Peanut Products Co.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Nana's Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Nana's Pizza also offers dishes without gluten, so that every stomach can find something to satisfy.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this pizzeria's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Nana's Pizza does not accept reservations.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Nana's Pizza — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Catering services are also available.
You've heard correctly. This pizzeria offers both delivery or carryout.
For quick and easy parking near Nana's Pizza, park on the street.
The pizzeria is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Nana's Pizza come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Nana's Pizza. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
So when you need a pizza without the stress, Nana's Pizza has your back!
So head on over to Nana's Pizza and order a pizza filled with all of your favorite yummy toppings.
With food so delicious and sans gluten, you won't even be able to taste the difference at Nana's Pizza.
From traditional churrasco to savory moqueca, Oliveira's Restaurant can't be matched for authentic Brazilian fare.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Wifi access is totally free at Oliveira's Restaurant, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Oliveira's Restaurant is a prime location to dine with a group.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so it's simple to snag a table in advance.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Oliveira's Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This restaurant's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
The restaurant is adjacent to a parking lot, where optional valet is also provided. Street parking is readily available as well.
At Oliveira's Restaurant, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Menu items at Oliveira's Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
So come to Oliveira's Restaurant, where you can experience all the best flavors of Brazil.
Abbondanza Italian Seafood is creating innovative Italian dining with fresh takes on classic dishes.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Abbondanza Italian Seafood.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Book a room at Abbondanza Italian Seafood so the only you have to worry about is what great dish you're going to order.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Abbondanza Italian Seafood.
This restaurant will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
Abbondanza Italian Seafood can also cater your next party; call today for details.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Abbondanza Italian Seafood's diners.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
For authentic Italian food done right, make your way over to the highly-rated Abbondanza Italian Seafood.
Burgers, fries, and a shake — sample all your go-to diner favorites at Dempsey's Breakfast and Lunch, a beloved (and multi-star) establishment in town.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Seating is readily available at Dempsey's Breakfast and Lunch for those with large parties.
Wifi access is totally free at Dempsey's Breakfast and Lunch, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Dempsey's Breakfast and Lunch's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
Dempsey's Breakfast and Lunch can also cater your next party; call today for details.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.
At Dempsey's Breakfast and Lunch, you will need cash to pay for your expenses.
So head to Dempsey's Breakfast and Lunch, where you can taste all the amazing fare that makes this diner so highly-rated.
Why wait? Your favorite diner delicacies are waiting at Dempsey's Breakfast and Lunch.
When Popeyes first opened in a New Orleans suburb in 1972, it wasn't exactly an instant hit. Known back then as Chicken on the Run, it experienced several months of lackluster sales. Not ready to give up, founder Alvin Copeland Sr. changed his recipe from traditional southern fried chicken to the native spicy New Orleans–style chicken. He then gave his eatery a similarly spicy new moniker: Popeyes, named after "Popeye" Doyle, the hardboiled detective in the hit movie The French Connection.
The popular chain now has more than 2,100 restaurants, expanded to Canada, and added its fluffy buttermilk biscuits to the menu. It also introduced the country to crawfish, which—much like draping beads over everything from trees to the local alligator population—had been beloved by Louisianans for decades.
Nowadays, patrons can dig into the Louisiana favorites that made Popeyes famous, including breaded seafood, po' boys, and sides like mashed potatoes and red beans and rice. Of course, the main event is still spicy or mild chicken that marinates for 12 hours before being hand-battered, hand-breaded, and fried.
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