Snack on tasty pub fare at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, a local favorite.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Get online gratis thanks to Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub's complimentary wifi.
Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub is a great location to host a group dinner.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Free parking is offered every day of the week at the lot near Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub.
Your tab at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub — swing by for your favorite meal.
Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub's delicious pub food?
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Lynnfield House of Pizza have Lynnfield visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
You can't reserve a table at Lynnfield House of Pizza, so be sure to show up early.
At Lynnfield House of Pizza, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the pizzeria's carryout and delivery options.
Through their catering service, Lynnfield House of Pizza can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
At Lynnfield House of Pizza, free parking is offered on the whole block.
Lynnfield House of Pizza makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Feeling hungry? Get the best bang for your buck at Lynnfield House of Pizza, a local restaurant.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Lynnfield House of Pizza come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
A tasty pizza form Lynnfield House of Pizza is perfect for any of your upcoming casual gatherings.
Settle down with delicious dumplings and other Chinese favorites at Bali Hai Restaurant in Lynnfield.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
At Bali Hai Restaurant, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Bali Hai Restaurant doesn't take reservations, so on busy nights you may have to wait a bit.
Everyone will feel comfortable dining at Bali Hai Restaurant, where business casual attire is standard.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Bali Hai Restaurant will ensure that it is delicious.
Need your food delivered? Bali Hai Restaurant has you covered.
At Bali Hai Restaurant, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door.
So come eat your heart out at Bali Hai Restaurant (your soon-to-be favorite Chinese spot).
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Lynnfield's Center Court Pizzeria and Grill.
Center Court Pizzeria and Grill knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite.
Tables at Center Court Pizzeria and Grill are available first-come, first-served, so be sure to show up a bit earlier on busy weekends.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Center Court Pizzeria and Grill is come-as-you-are.
That's right! Center Court Pizzeria and Grill will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
Expect your bill at Center Court Pizzeria and Grill to come in at around $30 per person.
FuGaKyu crafts authentic Japanese classics from sashimi-grade fish, all while playing around with culinary traditions. Read on to learn more about this genre-bending restaurant:
The Food: Diners can expect a wide array of Japanese cuisine from sushi and sashimi to tempura and the signature miso yaki, a grilled Chilean sea bass marinated with sweet miso.
The Drink: Japan's culinary influence spills into a drink menu bursting with imported sake, beer, and even Japanese whiskeys.
The Location: FuGaKyu offers seven distinct seating areas, from the outdoor patio to the screened booths to the tatami room. There's even a private room for large gatherings and corporate functions.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Lynnfield's Christine's Cafe and Confections.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Christine's Cafe and Confections is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
For the tastes of Christine's Cafe and Confections from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Christine's Cafe and Confections' patrons can find places to park in the area.
Don't forget to stop by the ATM on your way to Christine's Cafe and Confections, a local cash-only 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