Lili's Guidebook

Lili
My husband and I are college writing teachers who have been happily at home in Cambridge for 25+ years. I enjoy cooking, travel, running, crossword puzzles, and knitting; Chuck’s an rpg enthusiast... read more

Things to do in Boston

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Popular spot for vegetarian and vegan food, open Monday-Saturday 8 am–10 pm and Sunday 10 am–10 pm.

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Award-winning ice cream! Doubles as a coffee shop, but really it's about the ice cream. Open 8 am to 11 pm M-F, 9-11 on weekends.

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Good place to hang out and work or catch up with friends. Open Mon-Fri at 7 am and Sat-Sun at 8am, open until 10pm Sun-Thur and until 11pm Fri-Sat.

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Live music shows upstairs and downstairs (indie rock, hop hop, punk, etc). Sunday night bellydancing, Tuesday night comedy.

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Funky sushi place w/ jazz music, sometimes live. Open Mon-Wed 11:30am–10pm, Thur-Sat 11:30am–1am, Sun noon–10pm

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Cozy Irish pub serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on weekends. Open Mon-Wed 11:30am–1am, Thur-Fri 11:30am–2am, Sat 10am–2am, Sun 10am–1am. Food served until 10pm. Live music shows Mon-Fri at... read more

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Veggie Galaxy

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 450 Massachusetts Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

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Diner decor, w/ great omelets and wonderful french toast. Open 9am-10pm Sun-Thur, 9am-11pm Fri-Sat

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Irish pub. Cash only. Open noon to 1 am Sun-Wed, noon to 2 am Thur-Sat. Serves food until 10 pm.

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Amazing lobster sandwiches! There's outdoor seating only, so this place is best when the weather is good (though you could always bring a sandwich home with you). They're open Monday - Saturday 11-... read more

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Coffee, baked goods, soups and sandwiches. Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm

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Middle Eastern cafe, open 7:30am-10:30pm

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Open daily at noon, until 1am Sun-Wed, until 2am Thur-Sat. Food served until 10pm. Brunch on weekends noon to 5pm.

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Clover (HFI)

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 496 Massachusetts Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

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Vegetarian food, open 24/7. My faves are the rosemary french fries and the egg & eggplant sandwich. Free fizzy water!

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Fried chicken, barbecue, & southern specialties. Open Wed—Sat 11 am–9 pm. Very limited seating, but it's super close by, so easy to bring takeout food home. Best to call ahead and order, since it s... read more

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Open Mon-Thur 11:30am–10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am–10:30pm

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Viale

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 502 Massachusetts Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

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Upscale restaurant -- on the pricey side, but very good food. Open 5pm-midnight Sun-Thur, 5pm-1am Sat-Sun.

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Upscale bar and grill, good place to go for fancy cocktails. Open daily 5 pm to 1 am.

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Hmart Cambridge

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 581 Massachusetts Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

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Asian grocery store w/ a food court (Paris Baguette, Sapporo Sushi & Ramen, and GoGo Curry). Open daily 8am-11 pm.

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This WF offers extensive prepared food options and has a seating area. They also sell beer and wine. Open daily 8am-10pm

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A pub with funky decor and decent food, reasonably priced. Open Mon 3pm-midnight, Tue-Sat 3pm–1am; closed Sunday

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A welcome new addition to the neighborhood. Limited menu and seating, but good food at a moderate price. Gluten-free & halal. Open daily 11:15am-10pm.

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Great weekday lunch buffet. Open Mon-Sat 11:30-3 and 5:30-10

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Nice leafy park with a playground in one corner.

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Sandwiches, burgers, & barbecue. Open Mon–Fri 11am–8pm.

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Nice place to go for a run—there are paths on both sides of the River