I just wanted
to let you know about a fantastic Indian restaurant
in Boston. It's called Rangoli
and the food there is wonderful -- Southern Indian
Vegetarian. It's in the Allston suburb, easily
accessible by the green Boston College 'B' line.
From the Harvard Ave. stop it's only a short walk
down Harvard Ave. to Brighton Ave. The restaurant
is at 129 Brighton. Phone number is 617-562-0200.
Kathryn, Ottawa, Canada
Rangoli's was very high on many tip lists we received.
Chocolate ice cream
If you like
chocolate ice cream and happen to go to Rangoli
for Indian food, do not miss Herrel's,
just a few doors away. Their chocolate ice cream
is simply decadent. Make this your dessert stop
of the day. Open until midnight. Close to Rangoli.
Also, next to Rangoli there are two other good
restaurants (whose names escape me at the moment).
One is Cambodian the other is a small Italian
Yael, Ramat Gan, Israel
I want other
JourneyWomen to know about this phenomenal place
called Toscanini's Ice
Cream in Cambridge. They have
selection of ice creams and sorbets. The ice sorbet
flavors, like champagne, taste like they still
have the bubbles flowing through them. Cassis
is as deeply intoxicating as plum can be. But
the heaven you can experience while on this earth
is the Burnt Caramel flavor.
Jaynya, San Diego, USA
Fast food and shopping
and Fanueil Hall
-- good shopping, fun pubs and tons of restaurants
and quick bites of any type of food imaginable
in a cobblestoned setting in the heart of Boston.
Jennifer, Boston USA
Vietnamese budget choice
I'm a librarian
and avid traveler. One of my favorite non-expensive
ethnic restaurants is actually a small chain around
here - Pho Pasteur.
They are found in great locations - Harvard Square
in Cambridge, Newbury Street in Boston (one of
the little basement places) as well as in the
theatre district in case you take in a show.
Christine, Worcester (about
45 miles west of Boston)
on Charles Street
on Beacon Hill is a fabulous place to poke around
and get the old world flavor of Boston. The old
gas lamps (now retrofitted with electricity) are
particularly charming during the holidays. Figs
is a fabulous pizzeria/bistro at 42 Charles Street
by Todd English who runs Olives
up in Charlestown. Olives is perennially on the
top of the Zagats list for Boston, is pricey,
but worth every penny. Figs captures some of that
flair, but for much less money and closer to the
is perfect for both dining and shopping -- but
the prices are high. You'll find many ethnic restaurants
including lots of Indian there. My personal favorite
place to go is Sonsie,
a quaint cafe overlooking Newbury with a very
Parisian feel -- excellent food at any time of
day. 327 Newbury Street. P.S. Check out the Hot
Chocolate Bread Pudding.
Jennifer, Boston, USA
Ethiopian restaurant is Addis
Red Sea in
the South End on Tremont street. At Addis, you
sit on traditional three-legged stools around
basket-like tables that hold the one large dish
that everyone in your party shares. Definitely
ask for the more sour dark injera bread that they
make for their regular customers -- not the lighter
injera that they have modified for western tastes.
Then, after dinner, wander down Tremont Street
and browse in the eclectic shops until you find
a likely looking cafe for an after-dinner coffee.
Erika, Somerville (across
the river from Boston), USA
is a local institution. It's a place where serious
meat lovers can enjoy good ribs. It's the type
of place you go to for the food and not high-dining
atmosphere. They're located at 55 Chester Street,
Somerville (Tel: 617- 628-2200)
Yael, Ramat Gan, Israel
Mongolian BBQ? I'd like to suggest Fire
and Ice at 50 Church St. in Cambridge.
Kelly, Santa Monica, USA
is a great place in Boston's Italian North End
to go for coffee. Have a Canoli, Tiramisu or their
homemade ice cream. If you have dinner in the
North End, it's smart to come here for dessert.
Just make sure you sit in the 'original' part
of the cafe (rather than the newer slick portion
that lacks all the atmosphere of the original).
You'll be able to easily spot the right place
by the huge Samovar in the front window. Caffe
Vittoria is located at 296 Hanover Street (Tel:
Yael, Ramat Gan, Israel
Also in the
North End, the ultimate pizza is found at Pizzeria
Regina on Thatcher Street. You can
sit at the bar, eat, drink, and watch the action.
Their wooden booths will take you right back to
the 40's and 50's.
Veronica, Boston, USA
If you are
heading to Boston for a few days don't miss the
Italian North End. As soon as you round the corner
entering this neighborhood, the fine aromas of
Italian cooking will get your appetite in gear.
If you have a sweet tooth, Mike's
Pastry is the place for your Italian
cookies, pastries and calzones that are all out
of this world. It's busy, busy, busy here any
time of the night or day. They're located at 300
Hannover Street (Tel: 617-742-3050).
Sandy, Boston, USA
North End Italian restaurant is called Francesco's.
It's on a narrow little street and is very small
itself. But the food was great. I looked it up
online and if it's the same one it may well be
at 90 N. Washington Street.
Kim, Kalimazoo, USA
(651 Boylston St.) is a fabulous female-friendly
Thai restaurant. I know because I ate there by
myself last summer when I was visiting Boston
and the service and food was really very good.
I suggest their Mango and Chicken Curry special.
A real treat.
Jenny, Miami, USA
Breakfast or brunch
In the South
End, you shouldn't miss the Appleton
Bakery for yummy breakfast and lunch
Veronica, Boston, USA
Two bee's in Cambridge
Harvard Square for the best burgers and frappes
(milkshakes in town) and
Burdick's homemade chocolatiers
just off Harvard Square. Their hot cocoa is unbelievable
-- pure melted chocolate with just a touch of
Christy, Boston, USA
Asian or seafood
Jae's is a
chain that serves Pan-Asian food. I recommend
them. There are five locations: Boston - 212 Stuart
St. Brookline - 1223 Beacon St. Cambridge - 1281
Cambridge St. Chestnut Hill - 300 Boylston St.
South End - 520 Columbus Ave.
fish and seafood, I recommend Legal
Seafood (several locations including
one in Logan Airport).They serve delicious clam
chowder but.... go early, they're always busy
and they don't take reservations.
Jane, a former New Englander
Or, go to the New Shanghai
in Boston's Chinatown. No atmosphere to speak
of but solid, good food.
Marjory, Boston, USA
A mix of favorites
I'd like to
share some of my favorite hometown restaurants
with other Journeywomen -- Rhythm
& Spice (Caribbean in Central Sq Cambridge),
(Colombian in Allston), Helmand
(Afghan in Lechmere Sq Cambridge), Anadolu
Cafe (Turkish in Beacon Hill), Cafe
Brazil (Brazilian in Allston), Taberna
de Haro (Spanish in Brookline), Marrakesh
( Moroccan in East Cambridge) and Tiger
Lilly (Malaysian in Back Bay). All
of these restaurants are accessible by public
transportation or a short cab ride from downtown.
Marilyn, Boston, USA