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Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Excellent Coffee will be tasty no matter what.
Don't settle for bland food. Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make your next meal a hit.
Here you can find an assortment of meats, such as pork and chicken, to meet your personal needs.
You'll definitely want to experiment with frozen foods to help maximize your time in the evening.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Excellent Coffee? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
For cool, refreshing H20, Excellent Coffee's got you covered.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
Shop for tasty and hearty canned goods here and stock up on all of your favorite side dishes and main courses, such as soups and canned fruit.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Excellent Coffee and cure your hunger pains.
Have a gourmet meal without working away in the kitchen. Throw on your favorite TV show or movie and pop a frozen dinner in the microwave. You'll be happy you did!
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
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.
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.
Start your long and busy work week off on the right foot with a tasty and energizing coffee or tea from Excellent Coffee.
Find healthy and affordable oil and vinegar at Excellent Coffee and keep the good meals coming all week long.
Pick up a loaf of bread from Excellent Coffee and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
You'll be able to travel by car when visiting Excellent Coffee because of amazing nearby parking spaces.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Pi Pizza, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Pi Pizza offers a generous BYOB policy for diners.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this pizzeria.
Pi Pizza is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Pi Pizza's al fresco patio seating.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Pi Pizza's low-key style is the perfect match.
For those in a hurry, the pizzeria lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Can't get enough of Pi Pizza's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the pizzeria's adjoining lot.
Pi Pizza offers safe bike parking outside.
Deep pockets not required! Pi Pizza takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Convenience is essential at Pi Pizza, and food is served from morning until night.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Pi Pizza.
For a casual meal that is highly-rated, look no further than Pi Pizza's pizza.
Pi Pizza cooks up great, casual pizzas just how you want them: delicious and scrumptious.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, Pi Pizza has you covered.
For a lovely Italian night out, look no further than Pi Pizza.
It's certainly time for you to try cheese on cheese on cheese when you take a chance on the best Italian food around at Pi Pizza.
Fill up on homemade pasta and fresh bread at Spumoni's Restaurant.
Keep your diet in check at Spumoni's Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Got kids? No problem at Spumoni's Restaurant! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Spumoni's Restaurant's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Spumoni's Restaurant prides itself in its delicious catering.
Commuting just got easier at Spumoni's Restaurant, a local restaurant near public transit and parking.
Spumoni's Restaurant is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Spumoni's Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
At Spumoni's Restaurant, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Feel free to swing by the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
If you are looking for a new lunch or dinner spot, make your way over to Spumoni's Restaurant and fill up on Italian fare.
A culinary gem, Hose Company No. 6 in Pawtucket is a hugely-popular spot for terrific seafood and good coffee. It's a popular restaurant for guests looking for great quality and friendly service.
Thanks to its outdoor seating, Hose Company No. 6 is a great option when the New England weather is cooperating. Also, most fans will be quick to point out that the restaurant is defined by its popular gift certificates and brunch. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably.
When you arrive, you should check out the shrimp, since it's frequently gotten rave reviews. For those who are interested, the menu features items that are both vegan and vegetarian. WiFi's available if you want to link your device up, and in addition to its convenient take-out offerings, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar.
Specializing in dinner, Hose Company No. 6 definitely won't leave you disappointed. The food, in general, is "tasty" and "great." Also, its portions are known to be "ample" and "nice," while the dinner is "romantic," and the menu is "excellent." Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
For Indian fare that's hard to beat, make your way to Rasoi, where the five-star ratings speak for themselves.
Treat yourself to a vegan or gluten-free meal filled with endless flavors at Rasoi.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
At Rasoi, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
No need to dress to the nines here — Rasoi's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Catering services are also available.
Grab your meal to go at this restaurant if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
Free parking is available in a lot near Rasoi.
For those who travel by bike, Rasoi offers bike racks for diners.
Prices at Rasoi typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
So if you're an advocate of Indian cuisine, make sure to try the top-rated menu at Rasoi.
So stop by Rasoi today and treat yourself to a dish that features the many flavors of India.
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