Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Bullfinch Restaurant, home of American comfort food.
Searching for gluten-free goodness? Come to Bullfinch Restaurant and taste it for yourself.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Perfect for parties on the larger side, Bullfinch Restaurant also has a private area available for use.
Come order a flavorful feast at Bullfinch Restaurant, and sit outside if it's nice!
Find yourself the best seat in the house by calling ahead to reserve a table.
No need to dress up for a trip to Bullfinch Restaurant — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Going out can be expensive. That's why we have our own free parking lot, so you spend your money on more fun things.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Bullfinch Restaurant.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Bullfinch Restaurant, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Bullfinch Restaurant, pay by major credit card.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
When American food comes to mind, Bullfinch Restaurant should be your first choice.
Bullfinch Restaurant has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar has a large section of craft cocktails and craft beers, making it a local favorite.
Fill up on healthy and vegan fare at Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar.
There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this bar, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar.
For those with an inner dancer, Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar features a live DJ and room to move.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the bar tends to get rather noisy.
The bar fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Catering from Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar will take your party to the next level.
Delivery and takeout are also available. You'll be knocking down our door to pick up your food, or we'll be knocking down yours.
Park in the open lot next to Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar and score easy and free parking.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Prices at Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Tasty tandoori chicken, tikka masala, and plenty of naan are just a few five-star choices at Paani Pure Indian Cuisine that will blow your Indian-fare-seeking taste buds away.
Eat healthy and feel better with Paani Pure Indian Cuisine's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Hop online in no time using Paani Pure Indian Cuisine's free wifi.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Paani Pure Indian Cuisine has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Paani Pure Indian Cuisine ensures an elegant evening, and guests are asked to suit up accordingly.
Call Paani Pure Indian Cuisine for catering if you have a big event coming up.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
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 Paani Pure Indian Cuisine.
Next time you're in the mood for Indian fare, the highly-rated dishes at Paani Pure Indian Cuisine will make it worth your while.
When Indian fare is on your mind, pay Paani Pure Indian Cuisine a visit and give into your craving.
Even if you don't know your light roast from your French roast, you will after a visit to Sudbury Coffee Works. That's because the staff, led by owner Daniel Kenn, is on hand to educate customers about all things coffee, from the properties in different beans
to the role that acidity plays in the finished product. Customers also have a chance to see part of the coffee-making process in action thanks to the roaster, a computer-controlled machine imported from France that warms up beans to the ideal temperature, readying them for coffee making or coffee-bean swimsuit season.
After learning about their favorite caffeinated beverage, customers can select a drink from a variety of flavors, pairing it with coffee cake, Tuscan grilled-cheese sandwiches, and salads from the menu.
At Oishii Too Sushi Bar, chef Kung San fuses his knowledge of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, south Asian, and French techniques with fresh, local ingredients to create dishes that are as tasty as they are beautiful. The well-traveled chef handpicks produce from local farmer's markets and fish that's fresh out of Boston Harbor, crafting sushi with yellowtail, salmon, and soft-shell crab. But he also garners inspiration from his own customers, using their ideas to design an innovative menu page devoted to patron-generated rolls such as scallop sushi topped with tobiko, Japanese mayo, and lemon.
The upscale, artistic maki is complemented by an array of sake and wine and an elegant ambience. Soft lighting at the green, lit-from-beneath sushi bar illuminates a few potted flowers, who crane their necks to jealously admire the natural beauty of the chef's creations.
For a quick curry, Sudbury's Chili Basil Thai Restaurant is a great lunch or dinner spot.
For healthy meals with a twist, head to Chili Basil Thai Restaurant.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Make plans ahead of time and reserve a table to avoid the wait.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Chili Basil Thai Restaurant.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Chili Basil Thai Restaurant.
Chili Basil Thai Restaurant knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
The flavorful and delicious Thai food at Chili Basil Thai Restaurant will make for a unique option for dinner.
Treat yourself to a new lunch or dinner option today and enjoy a tasty Thai dish from Chili Basil Thai Restaurant.
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