From local goods to national brands, the grocery items at Safy Market in Revere are sure to meet your standards.
Here you can find a wide selection of oil and vinegar for all of your cooking needs, such as sauces and dressings.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Find quality, tasty, and affordable meats here and leave with enough meat for the whole week.
From canned soups to canned vegetables, this store has a wide selection of tasty and healthy options.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
Safy Market's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at Safy Market.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
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.
If you're looking for an alternative to everyday cooking, the frozen bites here are a great way to go.
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.
For cool, refreshing H20, Safy Market's got you covered.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Safy Market has all of your pasta necessities.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at Safy Market.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Safy Market and cure your hunger pains.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
Embrace your inner chef and try out a new recipe with some bold and fun spices and seasonings from here.
Parking is available in the adjacent lot, as is valet.
So go ahead and stock your kitchen full of tasty and one-of-a-kind food and beverage items from Safy Market in Revere.
Whether you prefer your meal mild or with a spicy kick, the top-rated Mexican fare at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant hits a home run with each and every order.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Your large group can all sit together at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant.
The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Throwing a big party? Count on Margarita's Mexican Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Margarita's Mexican Restaurant is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Margarita's Mexican Restaurant.
Margarita's Mexican Restaurant accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Taste why Margarita's Mexican Restaurant's Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
So amp up your lunch hour and head over to Margarita's Mexican Restaurant for a casual Mexican meal.
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, Margarita's Mexican Restaurant has you covered. Visit the restaurant today and enjoy a tasty meal.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Luigi's Pizzaria's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Delectable pizzas and pastas feature prominently on the pizzeria's menu.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this pizzeria, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the pizzeria and easily park nearby.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Luigi's Pizzaria.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Luigi's Pizzaria is ready and waiting to be served.
Just because Luigi's Pizzaria is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
Don't stress over planning a fancy dinner. Keep it fun and casual with a fresh, handmade pizza from Luigi's Pizzaria.
So when you are in the mood for a tasty pizza pie, make your way over to the highly-rated Luigi's Pizzaria.
Italian eats can be found at Demanio's Restaurant, and fans will argue it's the best fare in town (fantastic reviews are everywhere in sight).
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Demanio's Restaurant.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Demanio's Restaurant is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
See for yourself why Demanio's Restaurant's Italian food is so highly considered.
So sit down to a fine Italian meal at Demanio's Restaurant, where you can experience all the best flavors of Italy without a plane ticket.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Bianchi's Pizza, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
This pizzeria is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Bianchi's Pizza's seasonally available outdoor seating.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Bianchi's Pizza, so show up early for your pick of tables.
This pizzeria will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the pizzeria yourself to carry out your meal.
Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stop Wonderland Station (Blue).
Bianchi's Pizza is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Everyone's talking about Bianchi's Pizza. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
Bianchi's Pizza's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
Salvatore Gaglio—Salvo to his friends and family—grew up working in his uncle’s restaurant in Sicily, but he never imagined that he would make a career out of it. In fact, he wanted to pursue a very different calling: music.
As a young adult, Salvo enrolled and gradated from a music conservatory in Palermo, where he studied classical trumpet performance. He then spent the next several years performing with operas and symphonies around Italy. But eventually, Salvo realized that he had enough creativity to pour into another passion, and he returned once more to the kitchen. Today, the executive chef at Volare Revere channels this creativity into his rustic Sicilian and Mediterranean dishes crafted from farm-fresh meats and vegetables.
He adorns pizzas with figs and pancetta and makes his pastas in house before coating them in plum tomato sauces and topping them with creamy Vermont cheddar and lobster. He’s also been known to venture out into the dining room with his trumpet after dinner to play classical songs and “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”
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