From Ice Cream to Bagels - Deli's and everything in between. Try some of our favorite places!

Alba's Mediterranean Market & Bakery
248 Moody Street, Waltham - (781) 899-2149

Mediterranean Bakery/Store/Market
From Chris Vietor: It's a different sort of an eating establishment. They have prepared Albanian food to grab on the go, packaged foods, desserts and coffee. But what makes the place super special is their Greek-style yogurt made on site. Try the orange or coconut-honey flavors! They are to die for.

Antojito's Cafe
89 Moody Street, Waltham - (781) 893-1291

Mexican Cafe (open till 4)
From Chris Vietor: A hole-in-the wall taco joint serving up El Salvadorian and Mexican food. This place is not very expensive but all home cooking and very good service. Cash only.

105 Union Street, Newton - (
857) 404-0260
American/Chilean Cuisine
From Chris Vietor: High ceilings, lots of energy, modern art and right in the heart of Newton Center. They specialize in servicing small dishes of Chilean Tapas. I recommend this place all the time to people looking for a good date night spot outside of the Boston. While I would consider myself generally someone who likes to order meat-based meals when I go out to dinner, I think the star plates at Comedor tend to be vegetarian. Which says a lot for their chefs. Menu changes seasonally.

Barry's Deli
6 Windsor Rd, Waban (Newton) - (617) 527-9773
N.Y. Style Deli

From Chris Vietor: Casual New York Style deli off Beacon Street in Waban. Best potato salad I have ever eaten. They serve a mean Reuben sandwich and some of the greatest corned beef hash known to all of mankind. This is where the locals hang out. They have a deli counter and also do catering which I highly recommend.

Cabot's Ice Cream & Restaurant
743 Washington St, Newton - (617) 964-9200
Ice Cream Parlor

From Chris Vietor: Diner and old-fashioned style ice cream parlor. Go there for the ice cream sundaes. The marshmallow and chocolate sauce spills over the top of the rim of the glass bowl. Every. Single. Time. Cash only.

Sweet Basil
942 Great Plain Ave, Needham - (781) 444-9600

From Chris Vietor: Italian dinners served on handmade potter made by the head chef and owner. I'm fairly confident that they bring out homemade bread and pesto for all customers right before being served your meal. The pesto was very memorable and so was the homemade pasta. During my last visit the place was super vibrant and a bit loud as James Brown was blasting from the speakers.

Cafe Fresh Bagel
896 Highland Avenue, Needham Heights - (781) 444-7444

From Chris Vietor: Absolutely the best homemade bagels I have ever eaten. Be careful on the weekends though - the line will be out the door.

The Toast Office
679 High Street, Westwood - (781)-320-3220

From Christine Alban: Breakfast - lunch - dinner - Outstanding quality food with many healthy options. Simple decor and easy parking

Ron's Ice Cream (2 locations)
1231 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park - (617)364-5274 - with Bowling Alley
559 High Street, Dedham - (781) 326-8664
Ice Cream and Bowling (Hyde Park only)

From Christine Alban: Homemade ice cream with basic flavors as well as seasonal and frozen yogurt options. Likely among the best ice cream in Greater Boston!

484 Moody Street, Waltham - (781)893-1389

From Mike Hughes: one of our favs
Upscale-casual restaurant serving regional Mexican fare, plus creative tequila & mezcal cocktails.

The Backroom at Moody's Delicatessen
468 Moody Street, Waltham
Chic Restaurant & Wine Bar

From Mike Hughes: Another Favorite
The Backroom is a full service dining room tucked in the back of Moody’s Delicatessen. We offer a full dinner menu from tasty, wood-fired small plates to hearty entrees, and everything in between. Our signature charcuterie is always available, along with carefully selected wine, spirits, and craft beer.

55 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill - (617) 738-3388

From Ken Michael: I highly recommend.
Upscale Chinese dishes share the menu with lighter "spa selections" at this sleek dining room.

Rino's Place
258 Saratoga St, Boston - (617) 567-7412

From Ken Michael: I can't say enough about this place - great food, large portions.
Homey family-owned restaurant known for homemade pasta & Italian comfort-food favorites. Featured on Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Royal Pastry Shop (2 locations)
317 Marrett Rd, Lexington - (781) 862-9609

738 Cambridge Street, E. Cambridge - 617-547-2053
From Mike Hughes: In addition to pastries, they have panini, pizza and sandwiches.
Long-standing, independent bakeshop serving up a variety of Italian-American pastries & desserts.

Greg's Pizza Route 38
101 Main St., Wilmington MA - (978)658-3063 and (978)657-4567

From Kimberly Cheng: Conveniently on a main street, can place order online, very quick delivery, can pay via credit card, excellent customer service, and all food ordered there so far have been delicious!!!
From Kathy, Client Services: Fantastic fried seafood too!