Boston January 12, 2018
This One Street In Boston Has Every Type Of Restaurant You Can Imagine
There’s one street in the Boston suburbs where you can take a culinary tour around the globe without doing more than walking a few blocks. Moody Street in Waltham is hiding diverse culinary delights. From Italian fare to Vietnamese food, this one spot is the ultimate foodie destination.
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1. In A Pickle
For stuffed French toast oozing Nutella or piles of decadent pancakes, you can’t beat breakfast at In A Pickle. Start your adventure at 265 Moody Street in Waltham.
2. Charcoal Guido’s
If you didn’t get enough Nutella at In A Pickle, order the Nutella Pizza at Charcoal Guido’s for dessert and – because we’re supposed to be adults – precede it with baby lamb chops or one of this Italian eatery’s many pasta dishes! At lunch, handmade pizza from the restaurant’s wood-fired oven is imbued with a crunchy texture and smoky flavor that’s sure to please. Charcoal Guido’s is located at 482 Moody Street.
Take your taste buds to Japan and Korea at Ponzu, a restaurant known for its high-quality sushi and yummy bibimbap. Ponzu is located at 286 Moody Street.
4. Amuleto Mexican Table
When it comes to Mexican restaurants, it’s often the places that look the most mundane on the outside that offer the most authentic fare within. Amuleto is where you go when you’re craving a slick, urban atmosphere paired with the flavors of Mexico and a wide booze selection - especially margaritas. The guac is made-to-order, the mole sauce is scrumptious, and the chile relleno is always a hit. Amuleto is located at 484 Moody Street.
5. Pho and Spice
Warm up on a winter day over a flavorful bowl of pho. Pho and Spice offers perfectly seasoned broth-based dishes and a vast appetizer menu that can be turned into tapas, all at a good value. This restaurant is located at 457 Moody Street.
6. Red Bird
Red Bird serves updated American classics in a casual, fine dining setting. The cozy booths make this a romantic date night spot. You’ll find it at 361 Moody Street.
7. Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
You’ll be transported to Spain or South America at this cheerful eatery, where tapas range from vegetarian-friendly options like broccoli and cauliflower fritters to apricot-glazed baby lamb chops and empanadas. Round off your meal by sampling Solea’s sangria menu, then conclude your dining experience with a dessert of churros and chocolate. Solea is located at 388 Moody Street.
8. Bistro 781
Moody Street even has an enticing brunch destination! Bistro 781 is a popular after-work hangout, but they truly excel at brunch. From French toast or pancakes to shrimp and grits, both the sweet and savory ends of the menu exceed expectations. In a fit of healthiness, I once ordered the tofu scramble and even that was crammed with flavor! Bistro 781 is located at 336 Moody Street.
9. Moody’s Delicatessen and Provisions
If you’re looking to pick up gourmet sandwiches to go, this is the place to try. The deli features locally sourced and handmade meats – seriously, do not leave without buying sausages. In the attached Backroom, you can explore the meat selection in the form of charcuterie boards. There are also small plates, full-sized entrees, and flatbreads available. This deli/restaurant is located at 468 Moody Street.
10. Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream
There is an ice cream flavor here called "chocolate orgy." Do you really need to know more? Okay, okay, the ice cream is homemade and there are also decadent sundaes, dairy-free options, and boozy adult flavors (Armagnac and French plum). What are you waiting for? Head to 367 Moody Street ASAP!
Believe it or not, this is only a sampling of the restaurants on Moody Street – you’ll also find several gastropubs, Indian, Salvadoran, and Irish eateries here, not to mention global grocery stores. What’s your favorite Moody Street restaurant? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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