Have you heard about the amazing frozen food offered here? Conveniently priced and designed to save you time where it counts, you'll be amazed you didn't try these dishes sooner.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Corner Cafe and cure your hunger pains.
Bread is a kitchen must-have, so pick up some fresh goodness today.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Corner Cafe and stay on the go all the time.
When you need some essential proteins, you'll definitely be covered with the great meat selection here.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
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.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Two of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, you can never have enough oil and vinegar (so stock up!).
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Corner Cafe and get cooking.
Corner Cafe understands what it's like having no time at all. That's why they make sure they're well stocked with the canned foods that help save you time.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
Purchase some new spices and seasonings from here and treat yourself to a fun and creative night cooking in the kitchen.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
Parking is easily accessible.
Located in Exchange Street Bistro, Exchange Street Bistro's crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside.
Exchange Street Bistro also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure.
At this bar, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Birthday, engagement or baby shower, celebrate any exciting moment with all your loved ones at Exchange Street Bistro.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the bar on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
Exchange Street Bistro goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Exchange Street Bistro for catering.
This bar offers carryout for your convenience.
For drivers that fail to find luck on the street, the nearby garage is another option.
If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board nearby stops at Malden Center Station (Orange) and Malden Center (Haverhill).
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Exchange Street Bistro is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
Conveniently serving three main meals a day, the bar is a great place to eat at any time of day, but is best known for its evening menu.
For breakfast, dessert, or even a snack, the crepes at Exchange Street Bistro are sure to satisfy.
So this weekend, don't just eat cereal at home, get to Exchange Street Bistro for a decadent and delicious breakfast or brunch, depending on what time you wake up!
You'll love what Exchange Street Bistro has to serve up for breakfast.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV.
Get online for free courtesy of Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant's wifi.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant with their charming outdoor seating.
In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the bar floor.
The bar can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant in jeans and a hoodie.
Can't stay at this bar long? Pick up and go home.
Call Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Street and lot parking is simple near Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant.
Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
Patrons can choose to charge their bill, as Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant welcomes the use of most major credit cards.
Just imagine that first bite into Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant's delicious pub food, isn't it about time you ordered from them?
Friendly and fun, Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant is a great place for beer, food, and a good time.
Hugh O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant does not disappoint with some of the best British pub food in Malden.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Dockside Restaurant.
Guess what? Dockside Restaurant serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Dockside Restaurant is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Hop online in no time using Dockside Restaurant's free wifi.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Dockside Restaurant's style.
Catering from Dockside Restaurant will take your party to the next level.
Enjoy this restaurant's cooking from your own home with their carryout and delivery options.
Dockside Restaurant is surrounded by endless parking, including options for valet, street and garage parking.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
Conveniently serving three main meals a day, the restaurant is a great place to eat at any time of day, but is best known for its evening menu.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, Dockside Restaurant has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at Dockside Restaurant.
Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Pearl Street Station Restaurant, a savory spot for American cuisine.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Pearl Street Station Restaurant with their complimentary wifi.
Pearl Street Station Restaurant caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Pearl Street Station Restaurant, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Pearl Street Station Restaurant won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
You can also have Pearl Street Station Restaurant cater your next event.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
The neighboring lot provides free parking to diners.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Pearl Street Station Restaurant will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the restaurant is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Pearl Street Station Restaurant.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Pearl Street Station Restaurant and load up on some classic American dishes.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Pearl Street Station Restaurant.
Buon appetito! Eat your heart out at Ristorante Serena, where the freshest, five-star fare will fill any Italian appetite.
Pizza lovers and pasta fans will find more than enough to choose from on the restaurant's menu.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
A private room is available for reservation at Ristorante Serena for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
Business casual dress, tasty food, and a classic atmosphere make this a great place for any occasion.
Can't get enough of Ristorante Serena's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the restaurant's take-out and delivery options.
Those driving to Ristorante Serena can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Ristorante Serena is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
See for yourself why Ristorante Serena's Italian food is so highly considered.
When in Rome, you do as the Romans do. When at Ristorante Serena, you eat as deliciously as the Italians do.
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.
Still hungry? Check out Groupon’s latest deals on vegetarian restaurants in Boston.
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
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