We keep moving between cities, and we keep finding new restaurants that we like. I’m maintaining a running list of good ones here.
Boston & Cambridge
- 1369 Coffee House, 757 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
- All Star Sandwich Bar, 1245 Cambridge St., Cambridge
- Boloco, many locations around Boston
- Bon Me, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge (and other locations)
- Border Cafe, 32 Church St., Cambridge
- Cambridge Brewing Company, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge
- Chocolate Bar at the Langham, 250 Franklin St., Boston
- Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream, 901 Main St., Cambridge
- Cinderella’s Bar and Restaurant, 901 Main St., Cambridge
- Clover Food Lab, 1075 Cambridge St, Cambridge (and other locations)
- Crema Cafe, 27 Brattle St., Cambridge
- Darwin’s, 1629 Cambridge St., Cambridge
- Dosa-N-Curry, 447 Somerville Ave., Somerville
- Flour Bakery, 190 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
- [FoMu] Premium Alternative Ice Cream, 481 Cambridge St., Allston
- The Friendly Toast, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge
- Grasshopper, 1 N. Beacon St., Allston
- John Harvard’s Brewery, 33 Dunster St., Cambridge
- L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates, 52 Brattle St., Cambridge
- Le’s Restaurant, 35 Dunster St., Cambridge
- Life Alive Urban Oasis, 765 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
- Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge
- My Thai Vegan Cafe, 3 Beach St. #2, Boston
- Myers+Chang, 1145 Washington St., Boston
- Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Burgers, 485 Cambridge St., Allston
- S&S Deli, 1334 Cambridge St., Cambridge
- Skampa, 424 Cambridge St., Cambridge
- Swissbäkers, 168 Western Ave., Boston
- Tatte Bakery & Cafe, 318 Third St., Cambridge
- Thelonious Monkfish, 524 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
- Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 899 Main St., Cambridge
- Union Square Donuts, 20 Bow St., Somerville
- Veggie Galaxy, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
- wagamama, 57 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge
- Zinnekan’s Belgian Waffles, 1154 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
- Zoe’s, 1105 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
- Bar Suzette Creperie, 425 W. 15th St., Manhattan (inside Chelsea Market)
- Beyond Sushi, 75 9th Ave., Manhattan (inside Chelsea Market)
- Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, 125 E. 7th St., Manhattan
- The Blue Stove, 415 Graham Ave., Brooklyn
- Champs Diner, 197 Meserole St., Brooklyn
- ChikaLicious Dessert Bar, 203 E. 10th St., Manhattan
- The Cinnamon Snail, W. 33rd and 7th Ave., Manhattan (inside the Pennsy)
- Dun-Well Doughnuts, 222 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn
- Enid’s, 560 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
- Five Leaves, 16 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
- Hangawi, 12 E. 32nd St., Manhattan
- Kajitsu, 125 E. 39th St., Manhattan
- L’Arte del Gelato, 75 9th Ave., Manhattan (inside Chelsea Market)
- Max Brenner, 841 Broadway, Manhattan
- Patisserie Tomoko, 568 Union Ave., Brooklyn
- Sage, 299 Graham Ave., Brooklyn
- Snowdays, 241 E. 10th St., Manhattan
- Urban Rustic, 236 N. 12th St., Brooklyn
- Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, 48 E. 7th St., Manhattan
- Wild Ginger, 182 N. 10th St., Brooklyn
Mostly around Mountain View.
- Alexander’s Patisserie, 209 Castro St., Mountain View
- Blue Line Pizza, 146 Castro St., Mountain View (and other locations)
- Burma Ruby, 326 University Ave., Palo Alto
- Chef Chu’s, 1067 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos
- Crepevine, 300 Castro St., Mountain View (and other locations)
- Don Giovanni, 235 Castro St., Mountain View
- Garden Fresh Chinese Vegan Cuisine, 1245 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View
- Ike’s Place, many locations in the Bay Area
- Mint & Basil, 969 Story Rd. #6039, San Jose
- Petaluma Pie Company, 125 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma
- Rasa, 209 Park Rd., Burlingame
- Scratch, 401 Castro St., Mountain View
- So Gong Dong Tofu House, 4127 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
- Srasa Kitchen, 225 E. Middlefield Rd., Mountain View
- Tasty Subs & Pizza, 528 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale
- Vina Enoteca, 700 Welch Rd., Palo Alto
Boulder & Denver
- Blue Ocean, 8101 E. Belleview Ave. #90, Denver
- Casa Bonita, 6715 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood
- Cheese Ranch, 601 16th St. #A, Golden
- Citizen Thai, 14799 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd., Golden
- Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St., Denver
- Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St., Boulder
- Leaf, 1710 Pearl St., Boulder
- Pica’s Boulder Mexican Taqueria, 5360 Arapahoe Ave. #F, Boulder
- Ras Kassa’s Ethiopian Restaurant, 802 S. Public Rd., Lafayette
- River and Woods, 2328 Pearl St., Boulder
- Sforno Trattoria Romana, 1308 Pearl St., Boulder
- Snarf’s Sandwiches, many locations in the Denver metro area
- Snooze, 1617 Pearl St., Boulder
- Spice Room, 3157 W. 38th Ave., Denver
- Tibet Kitchen, 2359 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
- Walnut Cafe, 3073 Walnut St., Boulder
- Weathervane Cafe, 1725 E. 17th Ave., Denver
- Zoe Ma Ma, 2010 10th St., Boulder
- Zolo Grill, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
- BeetBox, 1074 Davie St.
- Breka Bakery & Cafe, 812 Bute St.
- Chi Vegan, 1935 W. 4th Ave.
- Do Chay, 1392 Kingsway
- MeeT, 1165 Mainland St.
- Ramen Gojiro, 501 Dunsmuir St.
- Spicy 6 Fine Indian Cuisine, 1116 Robson St.
- Thierry, 1059 Alberni St.
- True Confections, 866 Denman St.
- Abyssinia, 229 W. 45th St.
- coZara, 3200 Chestnut St.
- HipCityVeg, 214 S. 40th St.
- Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St.
- White Dog, 3420 Sansom St.
We don’t live here, but Jenny frequently visits for work. I tag along.
Street addresses aren’t as formalized in Kenya, so I’d recommend just looking these places up on your favorite mapping app.
See also: Jenny’s recommendations.
See also: Jenny’s recommendations.
We’ve never lived here, but we visit now and then. Mostly we drink coffee and eat doughnuts, as one does.
- Blue Star Donuts, 3753 N. Mississippi Ave.
- Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
- The Fresh Pot, 4001 N. Mississippi Ave.
- Jam on Hawthorne, 2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
- Mee-Sen Thai Eatery, 3924 N. Mississippi Ave.
- No Bones Beach Club, 3928 N. Mississippi Ave.
- Pix Patisserie, 2225 E. Burnside St.
- Ristretto Roasters, 3808 N. Williams Ave.
- Tov Coffee & Tea, 3207 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
- The Waffle Window, 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
- Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop, 542 Gibbons Rd., Bird In Hand
- Central Market, 23 North Market St.
- Ciro’s Italian Bistro, 605 Richmond Sq.
- Penn Square Grille, 2 E. King St.
- Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie, 201 W. Walnut St.
- Rice & Noodles, 1238 Lititz Pike
- Roburritos, 227 N. Prince St.
- Thistle Finch Distillery, 417 W. Grant St.