At Lakeside Coffee Shop in Wakefield, you can find a wide array of grocery staples and specialty items to keep your kitchen well stocked.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Lakeside Coffee Shop.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Lakeside Coffee Shop.
Great spices and seasoning will up the flavor in everything you make.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Lakeside Coffee Shop's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
When you're looking to eat something delicious but have literally no time, you'll want to try the delicious frozen food here. It's a shortcut to perfectly scrumptious food.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Two of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, you can never have enough oil and vinegar (so stock up!).
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at Lakeside Coffee Shop.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
Fill up your kitchen pantry with some tasty canned goods from here and always have a quick meal available.
Find parking easily in one of their many available spaces.
For value you can depend on and a freshness you can taste, head on over to Lakeside Coffee Shop in Wakefield.
Find great food in a comfortable setting at Wakefield's Bacci's North End Pizzeria — pizza lovers flock to this Wakefield joint.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Bacci's North End Pizzeria, a local favorite.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this pizzeria — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
At Bacci's North End Pizzeria, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Bacci's North End Pizzeria won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Bacci's North End Pizzeria.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Bacci's North End Pizzeria.
Delicious food doesn't have to be expensive, as shown by the delicious fare coming out of Bacci's North End Pizzeria's kitchen.
For just about the best pizza around in a cool atmosphere, Bacci's North End Pizzeria is serving up the right pies for you and your company.
So next time you want to spend some time with your favorite people, why not top the experience off with a pizza pie or two from Bacci's North End Pizzeria?
Grab a seat and dig in! Zuzu's Cafe and Catering in Wakefield offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy.
Sometimes it seems like it's hard to find something healthy to eat when you go out. This is not the case at Zuzu's Cafe and Catering.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Sit outside at Zuzu's Cafe and Catering and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Zuzu's Cafe and Catering has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Zuzu's Cafe and Catering.
Zuzu's Cafe and Catering does not accept reservations, so it doesn't hurt to be fashionably early.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Zuzu's Cafe and Catering offers catering.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; Wakefield (Haverhill) is an accessible stop.
Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Zuzu's Cafe and Catering.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Zuzu's Cafe and Catering.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Zuzu's Cafe and Catering also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
Craving finger food? Head to Harringtons and chow down on classic pub fare.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Harringtons is a great location to host a group dinner.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so it's simple to snag a table in advance.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Harringtons is ultra casual.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Harringtons also offers catering.
Parking is made simple at Harringtons, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Harringtons accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Stop waiting to order that burger you're craving and come into Harringtons for some terrific pub food.
Harringtons is the kind of place where you can have a night out, enjoy a nice beer, and maybe make a friend or two.
Hop to the deli counter at Brothers Deli Restaurant — visitors will be hard-pressed to find a sandwich they don't love.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Wifi here is on the house.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Brothers Deli Restaurant.
You can't reserve a table ahead of time at Brothers Deli Restaurant, so you may need to plan for a wait at prime times.
Brothers Deli Restaurant is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Throwing a big party? Count on Brothers Deli Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Street, garage and valet parking options are located near Brothers Deli Restaurant.
For those who wish to avoid traffic, Brothers Deli Restaurant is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Wakefield (Haverhill).
Head on over to Brothers Deli Restaurant first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Brothers Deli Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So if you're looking for a deli to get some delicious eats, Brothers Deli Restaurant is exactly the place you want to go.
The talk of the town, North Ave Diner serves up fine diner fare and rave reviews.
Vegans will be happy to see a wide array of meal options at North Ave Diner.
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on North Ave Diner's complimentary wifi.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at North Ave Diner, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Can't get enough of North Ave Diner's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
If you're not in the mood to drive, hop on public transportation instead; Wakefield (Haverhill) is a nearby stop.
North Ave Diner offers multiple street parking options nearby for diners.
Bike parking is quick and easy at North Ave Diner.
Meals at North Ave Diner are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
For a top-quality diner experience, remember to stop in at North Ave Diner.
Who says you have to dress up for a nice meal? Enjoy all your favorite diner foods in a relaxed, casual atmosphere when you come to North Ave Diner.
Head over to North Ave Diner — your order's up.
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