Fresh Food Generation
This “farm to plate” caterer is now a regular presence at Temple Israel. Owners Cassandria Campbell and Jackson Renshaw have deep roots in farming, nutrition and youth development. Empanadas, salads, wraps, soups and more are bursting with flavor. Excellent catering and a food truck too!
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Ave, South End, 617-536-1100
A relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere for “southern comfort food and signature cocktails with a side of some of the best jazz in Boston.” Go for dinner or Sunday brunch, and consider their excellent catering.
Slade’s Bar and Grill
958 Tremont Street, Lower Roxbury, 617-442-4600
Recently re-done by Darryl Settles, Slade’s has more than 80 years of history being the “soul of Boston” with southern-style dining, drinks and entertainment in Lower Roxbury. It was owned by Celtic legend Bill Russell in the 1960s.
266 Bowdoin St., Boston (Dorchester), 617-282-1998
70,000 Massachusetts residents are Cape Verdean and Tony Barros’ has been offering the cuisine of the archipelago off the coast of West Africa for 15 years. If you have not tried Cape Verdean cuisine or if you already love it – this is your place.
185 Dudley Street, Roxbury, 617-708-0245
Owner & chef Cecilia Lizotte offers “All-Africa Cuisine” and describes the Nigerian inspired fare as “an artistic creation”
1238 River Street, Cleary Square, Hyde Park, 617-276-3729
Caribbean, Italian, Spanish & Asian flavors define the palate of owner/chef Olrie Roberts. Lunch, dinner & excellent catering.
233 River Street, Cambridge, 617-354-7644
Cambridge locals adore the soul-food that Tony Brooks and team prepare. “Our food is the progressive, healthier prepared version that our families grew up on in the South.”
782 Tremont Street, South End, 617-936-3490
Zagat says Chef/owner Douglass Williams has one of the hottest new Italian restaurants in Boston. From MIDA’s website: “We believe meals are meant to be shared and that everyone in the neighborhood should have a comfortable place to unwind, enjoy great food, imbibe and have fun.”
Blue Nile Restaurant and Marathon Foods
389 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, 617-522-6453
Some say this is the best Ethiopian food in Boston. Really good vegetarian options. “Healthy food prepared from scratch” is not just a slogan. This is a serious food place. Marathon Foods is the name of their company that packages their offerings for sale in area markets.
Jamaica Mi Hungry
225 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, 617-708-0465.
Boston Globe: “Chef Ernie Campbell created a hit on wheels with his Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck, warming Boston with curry goat and beef patties on coco bread since 2015. In 2019, he turned it into a brick-and-mortar restaurant operating under the same name next to the Jackson Square T station. Come for the fiery, moist jerk pork shoulder with dill slaw and plantains; stay for the warm, friendly energy of Campbell and crew.”
1450 Dorchester Ave, Fields Corner, Dorchester, 617-474-2433.
Southern Ameircan-Asian fusion menu. Janelle Nanos, Boston Globe: “…dishes like honey-fried cornbread, brisket banh mi, and jambalaya egg rolls.
at Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Mass Ave, Boston, 617-514-0900.
Food truck for several generations and now inside a brewery with expanded menu including ribs, pulled pork, chicken, mac and cheese, barbecue bowls, burgers.