To show our support of Small Business Saturday this year - we are starting a new tradition of helping to share our favorite small businesses around us here in the Boston and surrounding areas. Not surprising - more than a few of us listed places to eat that warm our hearts.
Justin K -
50’s Diner - Dedham - Comfy American diner serving breakfast all day, plus lunchtime burgers, sandwiches & wraps. They already know my order!
Victory Grille - Dedham - The Best Sports Bar in Dedham!
Rarely will you find 50’s Diner ever empty!
Sam P -
The Toast Office - Westwood Center - Comfy American diner serving breakfast all day, plus lunchtime burgers, sandwiches & wraps.
Tori W -
Gus & Donna’s Barber Shop - Norwood - The best in the area…...and you may just see a few local sports pros getting cleaned up before a big game.
Dedham Square Coffeehouse - Very hip with a bit of why aren’t you here. Plenty of seating and great view of the Dedham Square for people watching.
Birch Street Bistro - Hip casual-chic, brick-lined locale for elevated comfort food, terrace seats & live music Thursdays.
Gus & Donna’s may be small but certainly not unknown.
Shaun J -
Toscanini’s Ice Cream - Gus is the Willy Wonka of Ice Cream and consistently rated the best in Boston and on the short list for the country.
Body Burn by Ray - A group fitness studio offering high energy and intensity workouts in a fun party environment.
WheelWorks - Serving the Boston community since 1977, the selection of bicycles, apparel, accessories, and parts at Wheelworks is second to none.
Body Burn squad!
Aashil S -
Leavitt and Peirce - A 127 year old tobacco shop and specialty store still in its original location in the heart of Harvard Square just across the street from historic "Harvard Yard." Make sure to say hi to Karen!
Grendel’s Den - Serving casual gourmet dishes and international specialties in the same location for over 35 years.
Overhead view of Leavitt & Peirce
Doug L -
Portsmouth Shop - A small, family-owned establishment specializing in fine gifts for ladies, children, and home.
Groovy Gator - THE fashion spot for newborns to tweens that seeks out unique and bold clothing that embraces the playful spirit of children.
Clements Marketplace - The heartbeat of Portsmouth and Rhode Island’s best local market.
The “it” place for parents/tourists in Portsmouth
Amy T -
Tony's Place - Italian restaurant in West Roxbury. Family owned and run with great food.
Charles River Running - Awesome running specialty store in Norwood who are very involved in the local community; hold lots of in-store events/running groups.
Tracy's Skincare - skincare service in Norwood with an amazing owner. Soothing, relaxing, comfortable environment.
Tim Y -
Blue Jay Sandwich Shoppe - 423 Sprague Street (down the street from our office) - Good food, great service, real personality!
Nate B -
Theory Skate - Local skateboard and snowboard shop in Holyoke and Northampton, Massachusetts. Specializing in clothing, footwear and hardgoods.
Acapulcos - Needham - Mexican restaurant that honors its authenticity and family spirit. Everyone works together, not only as a team, but as a family.
Alex V -
Nick’s Pizza (Roslindale) - Comfort food central with a counter-serve known for pizza, salads, subs & other American & Italian foods.
Jordan B -
Crescent Ridge - Since 1932, Crescent Ridge Dairy has been delivering small batch milk and quality provisions to families throughout Massachusetts
Mandarin Chef - Located near the center of the town of Foxborough, we offer traditional, as well as American style Chinese cuisine.
Sals and Mals - Foxborough - 16 years of NY Style pizza in the ultimate family-run business.
Steve A -
Anna’s Taqueria - Boston’s most beloved burrito and taco spot. Fresh ingredients, authentic recipes, and expert assembly go into each of our burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and Mexican bowls.
D&G Deli - Voted “Best Chicken Salad” by Boston Magazine.
Pizza Palace - Offering delicious Pizza, Calzones, Dinner Entrees, Pasta, Subs and more!
Sue D -
The Village Manor- Small local restaurant & bar featuring a varied menu with American & Italian options. Plus they always donate to all the local school functions.
Conrads in Norwood - Family-owned restaurant offering American & Italian food that is delicious plus a full bar & outdoor seating.
Blue Jay Sandwich Shoppe - see above!