Kinjal’s Ultimate Guide to Boston (but really Somerville/Cambridge), MA

Anything bolded is an all time favorite, please note this will be a vegetarian friendly list in most cases since I am vegetarian! I put this list together for some friends who were moving to Boston, thought I would share here to help myself keep track of it and maybe help others who stumble upon it find some awesome food in Boston. Disclaimer, I am a pickly eater and have likely only tried 3-4 dishes at each place :D.

Bars & Breweries (and Cideries!)


  • Bantam CiderUnfortunately closed down in summer 2021
  • Aeronaut Brewery
  • Painted Burro
  • Saloon (Speakeasy!)
  • Lamplighter


  • Lolita
  • Harpoon Brewery
  • Downeast Cider

Coffee Shops, Cafes, and Dessert

  • JP Licks (all around)
  • Mike’s Pastry (Cambridge/North End)
  • Scoop and Scootery (delivery ice cream :D)


  • Bagelsaurus
  • Union Square Donuts
  • Petsi Pies
  • Broadsheet Cafe
  • Tatte
  • The Biscuit
  • 3 Little Figs
  • Zinnekan’s Belgian Waffels



  • Siam Ginger
  • Veggie Crust - Paneer Manchurian pizza is a personal favorite - pro-tip, order Veggie Crust then go eat it at Aeronaut while playing board games and having some delicious beers and ciders
  • Martsa on Elm
  • Mad Monkfish
  • Spices Thai
  • Veggie Galaxy
  • Neighborhood Kitchen
  • Cambridge Brewing Company
  • Sarma
  • Cafe Luna
  • Highland Kitchen


  • Kala Thai
  • Sweet Rice
  • Myers and Chang
  • Carmelinas


  • Trapology Escape Rooms
  • Boda Borg - MUST DO
  • Candlepin Bowling
  • Kayaking on the charles
  • Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market