Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
If you always seem to have one foot out the door, breakfast can be tricky. For a quick and easy solution, a box of cereal is right up your alley.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Tony's Seafood.
When you want to elevate your cooking's taste, you'll definitely want to keep your kitchen well stocked with the vinegar and oil offered here.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
Purchase an assortment of meats from here and gather up the whole family for a nice Sunday dinner.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
Stock up the pantry with tasty canned goods from the shelves here.
If you have a hankering for a tasty sandwich, swing on by Tony's Seafood and satisfy your craving.
Keep your energy and mood up all day long with a tasty coffee or refreshing tea from Tony's Seafood.
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
If you're planning a party, you will love the platters and deli munches that Tony's Seafood has to offer.
Purchase some new spices and seasonings from here and treat yourself to a fun and creative night cooking in the kitchen.
If cooking isn't your strong point, dig into a TV dinner! Microwave cooking has never tasted so good.
Grab a loaf of bread from Tony's Seafood and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Tony's Seafood and get cooking.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Johnson and Wales Inn has the best amenities around. Enjoy Johnson and Wales Inn when you stay in Seekonk.
A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Johnson and Wales Inn for your next big event.
Working while traveling? No worries! This hotel offers a quiet and spacious business center.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Johnson and Wales Inn.
Treat yourself to a room upgrade at this hotel, a hotel with some of the finest suites in town.
Featuring state-of-the-art fitness equipment, this fitness center is a hit amongst guests.
Can't decide on a place to eat? Johnson and Wales Inn's room service has a wide selection of menu items.
To help guests save time and precious sleep, Johnson and Wales Inn offers a complimentary breakfast every morning.
Guests of this hotel can enjoy a tasty meal right in the hotel corridors.
Treat yourself to a signature drink in the hotel lounge.
A complimentary shuttle services runs to and from Johnson and Wales Inn and various nearby locations.
Looking for the best deal in town? Look no further than Johnson and Wales Inn, an establishment with affordable pricing options.
At Johnson and Wales Inn, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
When the cold weather gets you down, pay a visit to Johnson and Wales Inn in Seekonk and boost your energy and happiness.
For a solid steak and potato favorite, Outback Steakhouse doesn't mess around with its A+ ratings and star-studded reviews.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
This restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Outback Steakhouse.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Outback Steakhouse welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Call Outback Steakhouse for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
We believe in rewarding our loyal customers. To do just that, we give all patrons free parking in our very own lot.
Hitting the mid-range mark, Outback Steakhouse s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
So why not find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Outback Steakhouse? Your very own steak is right around the corner.
Get ready to try some of the best steaks in town when you dine at Outback Steakhouse.
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Luxury Box, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Luxury Box's happy hour is filled with food and beverage deals.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Luxury Box.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Luxury Box and order great food.
Dance the night away while Luxury Box's DJ spins the latest tunes.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Luxury Box, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Luxury Box also offers catering.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Travel by bike to Luxury Box and store your bike at a nearby rack.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Luxury Box.
At Luxury Box, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Luxury Box.
For tasty American fare, head to Eats Restaurant for a sandwich and side.
Eats Restaurant combines great flavors with healthy ingredients for dishes that not just taste good but make you feel good too.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
You can't reserve a table at Eats Restaurant, so be sure to show up early.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Eats Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Eats Restaurant offers free parking just steps away from the door.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Eats Restaurant s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
Don't leave the dollar bills at home — you'll need cash at Eats Restaurant.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Eats Restaurant.
When you're feeling hungry, head on over to Eats Restaurant and indulge in a tasty and innovative American dish.
For a casual American classic, Eats Restaurant will serve you up a delicious meal in Seekonk.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Eats Restaurant.
Fresh and flavorful Chinese favorites flood the menu at Riverside's China Gourmet.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Your group can sit comfortably at China Gourmet, a local restaurant.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at China Gourmet.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
Perfect for an after-work outing, China Gourmet won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from this restaurant.
Through their catering service, China Gourmet can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Dine at China Gourmet and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
At China Gourmet, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, China Gourmet is a great dining option for any time of day.
It's certainly true that you won't need to look any further than China Gourmet's A+ Chinese 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
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