We've lived in the greater Boston area for 9 months now (hard to believe!) - in that time, so much has happened. Bought a house. Baby on the way. Started up my nutrition consulting business in Newton. Traveled here there and everywhere. But we're really starting to get to know our new home town. In particular, we've made our way around some wonderful restaurants in the city and the surrounding neighborhoods. While we haven't quite explored our soon-to-be neighborhood yet (Roslindale), there are quite a few places I'd highly recommend if you live in or are visiting Boston.
What are my criteria for a good restaurant? Healthy options. More than one vegetarian option. Thoughtful ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Fresh fresh fresh! A good selection of menu items that are naturally gluten-free. And above all, delicious food!
The Elephant Walk
Cambodian/French food with plenty of delicious choices for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diners. 3 locations: Boston, Cambridge, Waltham. Website: elephantwalk.com
Vegetarian and vegan delights, mostly pizza (although you can order any of the toppings on rice instead of dough). Cambridge. Website: veggieplanet.net
Blue Shirt Cafe
Nice spot for lunch, mostly wraps and sandwiches. Somerville. Website: blueshirtcafedavis.com
Tasty breakfast and lunch spot with a few healthy vegan options. Jamaica Plain. Website: ulacafe.com
Creative and delicious vegan food, including DESSERT (which always gets a thumbs up from me!). Watertown. Website: theredlentil.com
Mei Mei Street Kitchen
The number one greatest food truck in Boston, hands down! Fabulous, locally sourced Chinese street food served by some seriously awesome people. All over Boston. Website: meimeiboston.com
Seriously great wholesome lunch grub with a smorgasbord of options. Cambridge. Website: lifealive.com
Locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared meals to celebrate over. Cambridge. Website: henriettastable.com
Beautiful menu that changes all the time to reflect what's growing nearby. Newton. Website: farmsteadtable.com
Fun and inspired menu full of the best ingredients found in New England. Newton. Website: 51lincolnnewton.com
Seasonal, fresh ingredients grace this bistro's menu, along with some of the best pickled veggies I've ever had. Newton. Website: sycamorenewton.com
From the same people behind 51 Lincoln, this small restaurant is a neighborhood gem featuring elegant local food. Newton. Website: wabankitchen.com
Vegan cuisine from the same owners as Red Lentil with an almost identical menu. Newton. Website: walnutgrille.com
A neighborhood favorite with the best gluten-free pizza I've ever had and a fabulous selection of toppings. Newton. Website: billspizzeria.com
I'm sure I'll be updating this list in the months to come! Does anyone have any places to recommend in Boston that I've missed?