Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Amazon Cafe and stay on the go all the time.
For those who can't cook, rest assured that the frozen foods available here will sate your hunger.
Cereal tastes so good, you'll want to eat it around the clock (so go ahead!).
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Amazon Cafe for all your protein and calcium needs.
Amazon Cafe can hook you up with the latest coffee and tea beverages.
Canned food often presents a cheaper alternative as the food doesn't spoil. That's why Amazon Cafe encourages you to stock up today.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
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!
Who's hungry? A frozen entree will fool anyone's palate, so why waste time cooking up a storm?
Make your own salad dressing in a snap! Oil and vinegar are essential components for a number of common creations, so make sure these guys always have a place in your kitchen.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Bread at Amazon Cafe is absolutely delicious.
If you're seeking high quality meats, look no further than here. From chicken to beef, you can find everything you need in one location.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Amazon Cafe.
At Amazon Cafe, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
Uncommon Grounds serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Watertown's East Watertown district.
Uncommon Grounds is making food that is not just healthy but also makes your taste buds happy.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Uncommon Grounds.
Uncommon Grounds is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
It's strictly first-come, first-served at Uncommon Grounds, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables.
Uncommon Grounds tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Uncommon Grounds is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Uncommon Grounds and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
You won't break the bank at Uncommon Grounds, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.
The breakfast menu at the restaurant draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Uncommon Grounds.
So enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at Uncommon Grounds and indulge in some America-inspired cuisine.
Uncommon Grounds has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
There's no better way to start your day than with a tasty breakfast or brunch from Uncommon Grounds, so make your way over to the restaurant today and get your grub on.
So whether you're a pancake lover or egg addict, the homey breakfast options at Uncommon Grounds are sure to get you going in the morning.
Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar's patio.
Homebodies can take advantage of this pizzeria's delivery and take-out options.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar's tasty dishes at your next party.
Easy parking is accessible for Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar's diners.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the pizzeria.
Don't be caught empty-handed — make sure to grab enough bills for this cash-only venue.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Take your sweet tooth to Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar where dessert is the star of the menu.
Everyone's talking about Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
For just about the best pizza around in a cool atmosphere, Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar is serving up the right pies for you and your company.
Isn't it about time you stopped ordering just any old pizza place and went with Celebrity Pizza and Dairy Bar?
Make it a milkshake kind of day and treat yourself to an A+ experience at Deluxe Town Diner, home to some of the best diner reviews in town.
Vegan diners won't have an issue finding something tasty to eat at Deluxe Town Diner.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
Deluxe Town Diner offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Deluxe Town Diner is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Deluxe Town Diner, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Deluxe Town Diner will ensure that it is delicious.
You can also grab your food to go.
If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Short on cash? No problem. Deluxe Town Diner happily accepts all major credit cards.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
When you stop in for a bite to eat at this diner, you'll see why Deluxe Town Diner has such high ratings.
So come to Deluxe Town Diner, where classic diner fare meets casual dining.
Deluxe Town Diner serves up innovative and classic diner eats, so swing by today and satisfy your hunger.
Not Your Average Joe's serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Watertown's Downtown Watertown district.
Not Your Average Joe's offers a wide variety of gluten-free menu items.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Not Your Average Joe's to grab a spot on the patio.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Not Your Average Joe's.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Dress is typically casual at Not Your Average Joe's, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Not Your Average Joe's as well.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
At Not Your Average Joe's, diners can easily find street parking or parking 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.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Not Your Average Joe's.
For a dish just like mom made, you'll definitely want to stop by Not Your Average Joe's' tasty restaurant.
There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at Not Your Average Joe's.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Not Your Average Joe's today.
Head to Dumpling Cafe in Boston and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available.
Come prepared to feast at Dumpling Cafe — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Dumpling Cafe's drink list.
Take the kids along too — Dumpling Cafe is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Dumpling Cafe — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
The dress code is strictly casual at Dumpling Cafe, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board nearby stops at Washington St. @ Essex St. (SL4, SL5), Chinatown Station (Orange), and Washington St. @ Tufts Med Center (SL4, SL5).
There's no need to bust your budget at Dumpling Cafe, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15.
Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
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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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