[Copley Square, Boston, MA]
Recently moved offices from South Station area to Boylston & Berkley area. There are an overwhelming number of lunch choices, so would appreciate any recommendations of good takeout within a 15-minute walking radius or so. Points for healthy and/or unusual, and non well-known chains.
After about 25 years in Cambridge I realized a few weeks ago that the Back Bay Amtrak Station – is $7.50 closer to my abode in Cambridge than South Station. So far I’ve used this new information only on the return – nights when I’m too tired to eat. On the way out, typically a Monday, I still go to SS because of the better food options in the vicinity – Gene’s, chopped pork-on-rice in Chinatown, oxtail/goat at a food truck. But if there’s better food near Copley, I’m there, bib tucked in, fork and knife in hand.
Welcome to the neighborhood! Ive been here for 35 years :-o
Blue Glass Café in the Hancock Tower
The Greek Grilled chicken cart on the Boylston St side of Copley Sq
The food trucks
Back Bay Sandwich in the Park Sq Bldg
Billy’s right over the bridge into the south end
Ill think of more ….
Haha, Mooncusser is the fine dining restaurant on the second floor, which doesn’t open until dinner, but they also serve casual lunch at Moon Bar on the first floor and via their takeout window, Cusser’s.
Dumpling Cafe was my last visit in Chinatown before leaving South Station! It seems farther from here, but really is only about 5 minutes more.
Hit Greco today, tasty pork gyro pita there. And Cafe Jaffa the other day as well, for a shawarma salad. I’d say Greco has the upper hand, but it wasn’t really a fair fight since the pita was stuffed with fried potatoes and tzatziki, which I think firmly changed its category to a (calorie) splurge.
Sad! I’ve always loved Cafe Jaffa, and it was one of my go-to places when I worked in the Back Bay.
I used to make regular hikes to Chinatown from the Back Bay, and I was right off Boylston and Berkeley too so very walkable, IMO. I would grab banh mi’s, rice/noodle plates, and even other bakery items for a quick lunch. It’s been many years, though so maybe some of this is outdated.
Chili Duck had the a really good Thai menu and is good for takeout and more. Douzo has good sushi and Japanese food, and this is where the original b.Good started it all, so that’s a nice spot for a healthier take on burgers and such. I know friends who love sweetgreens, but I’m kind of meh. I guess always good to know where you can get a decent salad.
Pretty positive experience at Num Pang Kitchen last week. They have a variety of cambodian sandwiches and salad variants. I had a pretty tasty salad with spiced catfish on top last week. It is in the middle of the Pru mall, next to Anna’s Taqueria.