A trip to Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery in Waltham can be very therapeutic, getting in some alone time as you pick up what you need.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery.
Impromptu barbecues are welcome here due to the available and excellent A+ meats.
There's no better way to satisfy your hunger craving than with some tasty canned goods from here.
Stop eating out when you can eat in with any of the frozen food meals offered here.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Get your noodle on! Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
You'll definitely want to see what else is cooking at Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery, particularly their amazing slices of pizza cooked up to absolute perfection.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
Vinegar is a great way to add that extra zing of flavor, and oil goes quickly in the kitchen. Pick these up now and use today or save for later.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
The gourmet spices and seasonings available here will take any meal to the next level.
Grab a loaf of bread from Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So when hunger pains strike, get everything on your grocery list at Casa Ditalia Imported and Domestic Grocery.
When you have a hankering for a specific food or beverage item, you can visit Cafe in Waltham and satisfy your craving.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
Luckily for you, this place has delicious meat in stock for your cooking.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Cafe and get cooking.
Whether you are new to the world of cooking or consider yourself a home cook, you will love the selection of spices and seasonings that this store has to offer.
Cafe makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Soup and other canned items are important to have on hand when you're not feeling well. Stock up today.
If you're looking for a great coffee or tea beverage, the team at Cafe will help you out.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
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.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Cafe and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
Keep some frozen food from here on hand and pop it in the microwave or oven when you need a quick and easy meal.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
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.
If you are making your way over to Cafe, make sure you check out the convenient parking options located nearby.
So break out the cookbook, grab your recipe ingredients at Cafe in Waltham and get down in the kitchen tonight.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
For a cheaper, more convenient alternative, you'll want to shop the canned foods at Rebeccas Cafe. You won't even be able to tell the difference.
Find healthy and affordable oil and vinegar at Rebeccas Cafe and keep the good meals coming all week long.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Rebeccas Cafe.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
Looking to spice things up? Choose from their wide selection of seasonings and flavorful spices.
Planning your meals for the week? Don't forget to pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Rebeccas Cafe.
If you're in the need for some protein, this is THE place to go, as they have wonderful and various meats for purchase.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Rebeccas Cafe for all your protein and calcium needs.
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.
Start your long and busy work week off on the right foot with a tasty and energizing coffee or tea from Rebeccas Cafe.
Pop one of these TV dinners into the microwave, and you'll be ready to relax in front of the TV.
You won't be able to tell the difference with the frozen foods available here for your cuisine convenience.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Rebeccas Cafe has all of your pasta necessities.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
Skip the hassle of circling the block for parking and park in one of the great options near Rebeccas Cafe.
Find delicious sandwiches at other American favorites at Joco's Bar and Kitchen.
Keep your diet in check at Joco's Bar and Kitchen, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area.
Wifi access is totally free at Joco's Bar and Kitchen, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Joco's Bar and Kitchen.
Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from Joco's Bar and Kitchen's live musical groups or DJs.
Joco's Bar and Kitchen patrons enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well.
Pump up your night with performances from Joco's Bar and Kitchen's live DJs.
If you're hitting Joco's Bar and Kitchen on a weeknight, it's best to make a reservation since the place can really fill up.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Joco's Bar and Kitchen.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Joco's Bar and Kitchen for catering.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
An average meal at Joco's Bar and Kitchen will set you back about $30.
Joco's Bar and Kitchen happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Joco's Bar and Kitchen.
There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at Joco's Bar and Kitchen.
Go beyond just beans and rice at Paisanos Restaurant and Bar, and fill up on Mexican food that delivers a star-studded performance (according to fans' out-of-this-world, lip-smacking reviews).
Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
For comfortable outdoor service, Paisanos Restaurant and Bar sets up a seasonal patio.
At Paisanos Restaurant and Bar, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
Keep it casual at Paisanos Restaurant and Bar, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Paisanos Restaurant and Bar.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Paisanos Restaurant and Bar may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Come experience an amazing array of Mexican dishes when you try the highly-rated Paisanos Restaurant and Bar.
When you're looking to indulge in a bit of Mexican fare, there's no better place than Paisanos Restaurant and Bar.
Paisanos Restaurant and Bar provides diners with a unique Mexican dining experience, so head on over today and enjoy some great eats.
Come taste what John Brewer's Tavern is doing to transform classic American cuisine.
John Brewer's Tavern's low-fat dishes are so delicious they will change the way you think about dieting.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
For your next big bash, consider hosting at John Brewer's Tavern, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot.
Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company.
Open air seating is ready for diners at John Brewer's Tavern when the weather is warm.
Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table if you're headed over on a weeknight — it can get quite busy with the after-work crowds.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to John Brewer's Tavern in jeans and a hoodie.
John Brewer's Tavern prides itself in its delicious catering.
You can also grab your food to go.
For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot.
John Brewer's Tavern's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
John Brewer's Tavern is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Stop putting off the best meal of your year and come into John Brewer's Tavern's restaurant for some good old American favorites!
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, John Brewer's Tavern is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned 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.
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