Hello fellow foodies! One of my favorite things to do when settling in to a new place is to seek out all the best food places. In the beginning of my first semester I did the traditional freshman thing and stuck to my meal plan, making trips to the dining hall three times a day. Though, towards the end I could not deny that one of the best things about being in the heart of Boston is the food! These are some of my favorite food experiences in Boston so far:
Pure Cold Press: Living in West Campus makes a walk to the adorable town of Brookline extremely convenient. Brookline has a nice hometown feel with a lot of families always walking around. Pure Cold Press is home of the best Açaí bowls in Boston and the customer service is exceptional. “Cold press” as it is commonly known, is also a great spot to hangout and get homework done. My personal favorite thing to order is an egg and cheese sandwich with avocado.
Bay State Dining Hall: The most beautiful dining hall in all of the land. Can I one day be as pretty as this dining hall? Thanks. It is also known as Yawkey or Marciano Commons and is located on East Campus and undeniably has the best food and layout. The omelet bar is worth the long line and you have to check out the vegan chicken nuggets. My favorite thing about “Bae” State is the cookies and I always have to grab a few on my way out.
Mamaleh’s: Located in Cambridge by MIT’s campus, Mamaleh’s is a retro spin on your favorite Jewish deli. If you’re in need of comfort food and missing your Grandma, Mamaleh’s is the place for you. I am often on the hunt for the best chocolate milkshake in the world and Mamaleh’s milkshake is definitely a contender. I recommend ordering “The Rachel” a spin on the classic pastrami sandwich that I was raised on.
Angora: Angora forever has my heart. It often goes unnoticed because it is placed next to one of the hottest spots on West Campus, T. Anthony’s Pizzeria. I constantly crave an Angora salad that contains all the toppings I could imagine. If you don’t want a salad or Panini you can stop by to eat the delicious froyo that has MIXED IN toppings! I always make sure to order the chocolate froyo with oreos mixed in.
Dig Inn: If you love Sweet Green you must try Dig Inn! I love stopping here after a day well spent studying at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. When it is warmer it is a great spot to sit outside and enjoy a healthy meal with your friends. Here, you can create a warm bowl including a base, two vegetables and a protein. The brussel sprouts and sweet potato vegetable combination is the bomb.
Some definite honorable mentions are Loose Leafs in the George Sherman Union, Stephanie’s on Newbury, Emack and Bolio’s ice cream, Nud Pob for pad thai and Pavement or Blue State for coffee.
Food is a great way to come together with your friends and explore the city of Boston! I can’t wait for all the meals these next four years.