Cover all of your food and beverage cravings in one stop at Tribe Mediterranean Foods in Taunton and enjoy a night of indulging in your favorite items.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
Planning your meals for the week? Don't forget to pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Tribe Mediterranean Foods.
Feeling hungry and creative? Fix up a tasty meal or salad with some oil and vinegar from here.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
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 Tribe Mediterranean Foods for some hydration while you're on the move.
Embrace your inner chef and try out a new recipe with some bold and fun spices and seasonings from here.
Kick off your weekend with a barbecue. Pick up some fresh and tender meats from here and start cooking.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Hungry for a tasty meal but don't have the time to spend in the kitchen? Frozen food is an easy solution.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Tribe Mediterranean Foods.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Tribe Mediterranean Foods.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Soup, vegetables, fruit, these are just a few of the canned items available here.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Tribe Mediterranean Foods offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
A great selection of parking spots are nearby.
Fresh food that lasts longer is just asking to be bought. Find it at Taunton's Tribe Mediterranean Foods.
Uno Chicago Grill will warm you right up — stop in for a bowl of your favorite soup.
Wait, this is low-fat? Diners won't believe their stomachs after filling up on Uno Chicago Grill's lip-smackingly good lean fare.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this pizzeria offers a variety of drink options.
This pizzeria is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Uno Chicago Grill will be able to accommodate your large party.
Uno Chicago Grill provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
For no extra charge, utilize Uno Chicago Grill's free wifi.
Dress is typically casual at Uno Chicago Grill, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
No time to sit down? No worries! This pizzeria offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Taste the greatness Uno Chicago Grill is serving up with meals around $30.
For those days when you're not feeling 100%, swing by Uno Chicago Grill and indulge in some tasty soup.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Uno Chicago Grill is ready and waiting to be served.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Uno Chicago Grill's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
There's nothing tastier than a casual pie on a Friday night, so make plans to go to Uno Chicago Grill this weekend.
When you are feeling hungry, pay Uno Chicago Grill a visit and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza filled with endless flavors.
Order up a burger, fries and shake off of Off Broadway Diner's top-rated menu.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
At Off Broadway Diner, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Off Broadway Diner's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
You can also serve food from Off Broadway Diner at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Off Broadway Diner patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Taunton Grn location.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Off Broadway Diner.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
What gives a diner such a high rating? See (and taste) for yourself at Off Broadway Diner.
With its casual diner fare, you can sit down and let Off Broadway Diner do the cooking for you.
There's a tasty meal waiting at Off Broadway Diner.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Fireside Grille caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Fireside Grille.
On busy nights, it's best to book a table ahead of time.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Fireside Grille's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Or, take your grub to go.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Fireside Grille to create the perfect night.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Fireside Grille may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
The menu at Fireside Grille includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Don't put it off any longer, and give Fireside Grille a try.
Find something for anyone at any time with American food from Fireside Grille.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Fireside Grille and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Fans of Bertucci's make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this Taunton hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Parents appreciate this pizzeria's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
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.
Bertucci's has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Bertucci's is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Bertucci's is at the top of the list.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Bertucci's' pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
Don't stress over planning a fancy dinner. Keep it fun and casual with a fresh, handmade pizza from Bertucci's.
If you're looking for the hottest pies in town, you'll want to place your order in quick to Bertucci's.
For a lovely Italian night out, look no further than Bertucci's.
Isn't it time you tried Bertucci's' great Italian place to satisfy your cheese cravings?
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — T.G.I. Friday's caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at T.G.I. Friday's.
At T.G.I. Friday's, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Casual dining at its best, T.G.I. Friday's customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Through their catering service, T.G.I. Friday's can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
T.G.I. Friday's is centrally located near many parking lot options.
T.G.I. Friday's s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to T.G.I. Friday's time and time again.
T.G.I. Friday's accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at T.G.I. Friday's.
If you're looking for classic American fare, try T.G.I. Friday's for your next meal.
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.
Still hungry? Check out Groupon’s latest deals on vegetarian restaurants in Boston.
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
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