All of your favorite grocery items are waiting for you at Cajun Cafe in Natick so head on over and pick them up.
Your mouth will be watering from the fantastic meats available at this location.
Start cooking like a professional with the spices and seasonings at Cajun Cafe.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Cajun Cafe and slurp your way to happiness.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
It's always wise to keep a little extra food around the house, just because. Cajun Cafe encourages you to check out its amazing canned foods for just that very purpose.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Keep your energy and mood up all day long with a tasty coffee or refreshing tea from Cajun Cafe.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Grab a loaf of bread from Cajun Cafe and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
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.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
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 Cajun Cafe for some hydration while you're on the move.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
To help ease your trip, Cajun Cafe features a close location to available parking.
Whether you prep your meals for the week or take things one day at a time, Cajun Cafe features some of the freshest food in Natick.
Feel like family at California Pizza Kitchen — this low-key pizza hub bakes each slice better than the last.
It's pizza (and pasta) time! Find an endless selection of the foods you crave, and have fun eating your way through this Italian menu.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at California Pizza Kitchen, a local favorite.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this pizzeria has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at California Pizza Kitchen.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on California Pizza Kitchen's free wifi.
Skip long waits and head to California Pizza Kitchen with your large group for easy seating.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the pizzeria can get noisy.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Put the suit away when heading to California Pizza Kitchen — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
California Pizza Kitchen is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This pizzeria knows it's carryout.
Free parking is available to California Pizza Kitchen's diners that need it.
Prices at California Pizza Kitchen are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at California Pizza Kitchen.
For a pizza that is out of the world, call or make a visit to California Pizza Kitchen.
Five Things to Know About Bill’s Pizzeria
“Restaurant” feels like the wrong word to describe Bill’s Pizzeria. In fact, local fans (of which there are many) rally behind both of Bill’s locations with such reverence, you’d think they’re talking a season-winning quarterback instead of a pizzeria. Read on to discover why this homey food haven takes up so much mass in the hearts of Massachusettsians:
There are over 20 signature pies. Pizzas such as the “Sweet Baby Thai” (with peanut glazed chicken) and “Spanikopizza” actually exist in Bill’s realm, where traditional Italian tastes meet two generations of Greek family recipes.
They’ve got 44 toppings to chose from. Not in the mood for pepperoni? How about falafel, caramelized onions, or white clams with lemon and garlic> Basically, if you can imagine it, it’s probably a topping a Bill’s.
They don’t use the word “homemade” lightly. The dough? Homemade, all day, every day. Same goes for the sauces (from the traditional red to the ricotta, Alfredo, or pesto sauce), the toppings, and even the menu.
It’s not just about pizza. In fact, Bill’s also serves up hearty deli sandwiches, salads, and wraps, as well as a smoky signature dinner of long-marinated steak tips. They even have sweets such as brownies and whoopie pies.
Jim from The Office is a fan: When asked to describe the perfect Boston night, actor John Krasinski said, “First, I’d go to Bill’s Pizza...the gold standard by which I judge all other pizzas” before mugging into a camera that wasn’t there.
Throw 'em back at Morse Tavern, and quickly grow to love this Irish bar.
Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar.
Grab the kids when you head to this bar — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Morse Tavern caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Morse Tavern visitors enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well.
Patrons pack the bar on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Morse Tavern in jeans and a hoodie.
At this bar, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Morse Tavern cater for you.
If you're too tired to drive, public transportation will also suffice; right around the corner is a stop at Natick (Framingham/Worcester).
Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Morse Tavern for easy access to parking lots.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Morse Tavern is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Morse Tavern offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Take a night off and head down to Morse Tavern for an evening of good times and good beer.
You can find classic and innovative American eats at Morse Tavern, so pay the restaurant a visit today and satisfy your hunger.
For true American comfort food, head to Met Bar and Grill Natick for a sandwich or side of fries.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Met Bar and Grill Natick easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for extra special occasions.
The patio tables outside of Met Bar and Grill Natick are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Met Bar and Grill Natick, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Met Bar and Grill Natick as well.
Drivers can enjoy the luxury of valet parking or park in a lot nearby Met Bar and Grill Natick.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Met Bar and Grill Natick's moderately priced fare.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Met Bar and Grill Natick serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Met Bar and Grill Natick to have a bite of deliciousness.
So head on over to Met Bar and Grill Natick and enjoy some delicious and trendy American classics.
Cheesecake Factory is sure to take care of those post-supper sugar cravings.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Cheesecake Factory, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Warm weather brings out Cheesecake Factory's highly coveted patio seating.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Cheesecake Factory — it's strictly casual.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Cheesecake Factory for catering.
Park in the open lot next to Cheesecake Factory and score easy and free parking.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Cheesecake Factory.
Prices run about average at Cheesecake Factory.
The menu at Cheesecake Factory includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
When it comes to desserts, Cheesecake Factory serves up a variety of options. Stop by today and check out the latest offerings.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Cheesecake Factory.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Cheesecake Factory is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
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