From Saugus and Somerville to Lexington and Quincy, over a dozen food service establishments have opened in eastern Massachusetts in the past month.
These new venues include cafes and bakeries, specialty shops and breweries, and restaurants serving authentic Italian appetizers, Indian street food and Greek dishes.
So if you want to try something new and different, be sure to check out these new local spots.
Where: 508 Lincoln Ave.
Owner Rob Bulla opened the Sons of Sicily Homestyle Eatery on Cliftondale Square on May 18th.
The menu includes pizza, calzones, cold subs, hot subs, wraps, salads, appetizers and other authentic Sicilian dishes.
The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and offers take out, take out and delivery within a 4 mile radius.
For more information: Call 781-558-4371
More:Sons of Sicily Homestyle Eatery approved for Cliftondale Square
Where: 594 Somerville Ave.
A coffee shop and bakery has opened in Somerville, serving fresh, unique pastries and other baked goods, along with coffee, juice and other beverages. The cafe is in the room that was last Finesse Pastries.
More info: facebook.com/yafabakerycafe
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P&D Indian Street Food, Quincy
Where: 17 Beale St.
P&D Indian Street Food celebrated the grand opening of its Wollaston location on May 31st.
Some traditional Indian dishes on the menu are Veg Puff, Dabeli, Vada Pav, Bhel, Panipuri, Samosa Pav and Rose Falooda.
More information: www.facebook.com/Pndisf22
Where: 134 Newbury St.
Former Brothers Kouzina owners have opened a new location in Peabody.
The new Kouzina will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu features Greek dishes like spanakopita, tzatziki spread, hummus, souvlaki, gyros, falafel, and baklava, along with other soups, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts.
More information: kouzinapeabody.com
Where: 248 Moody St.
At Emma’s Macarons, the delicate, handcrafted French cookies take a fun twist with unique flavors like pandan coconut and ube to the classic flavors of chocolate, strawberry and lemon.
Other unique flavors include Fruity Muesli, Matcha, Maracuja, Earl Gray and Cookies and Cream.
More info: emmasmacarons.com
Kings of Taste, Wakefield
Where: 61 New Salem St.
Kings of Flavor has taken over the New Salem Street eatery which was formerly April’s III Restaurant.
The menu at Kings of Flavor includes breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and some Mexican dishes including quesadillas, fajitas, burritos, and tacos.
More info: facebook.com/kingsofflavor
Where: 245 South Main St. (Route 114)
A festive opening ceremony took place at the new location on May 10th.
“Our team looks forward to serving the residents of Middleton and hopes they will join us for the special ribbon-cutting event showcasing all that Ninety Nine has to offer,” said Rob Cappello, General Managing Partner of Middleton Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub.
For more information: 99restaurants.com
Where: 1686 Mass Ave.
Inspire Bowl n’ Tea serves real Brazilian acai with low sugar, high fruit and vitamin content and healthy Brazilian food. The menu features acai, pitaya, coconut, green forest, and oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, smoothies, juice, and bubble tea.
For more information: inspirebowlandtea.com
Where: 101 Lafayette St.
Crave, which opened in Beverly in 2016, has expanded into Salem.
The café offers a variety of coffee and espresso drinks, as well as teas, gourmet cupcakes, sweet and savory croissants, large breakfast sandwiches, pastries, cookies, and macarons, most with gluten-free options.
Learn more at cravebeverly.com
Where: 433 Marrett Road
Bread Obsession, a women-owned artisanal bread company that recently relocated from Waltham to Lexington, has thrived by selling bread to shops, restaurants and farms in 15 cities and directly to customers at local farmers’ markets. Now the brand has its own retail space next to its canteen kitchen.
More info: breadobsession.com
More:A Growing Obsession: Artisanal bakeries are on the rise
Where: 75 Middlesex Turnpike
Common Craft Hospitality celebrated the launch of its new dining and dining experience, celebrating local craft producers by offering multiple branded beverage concepts under one roof.
Common Craft includes a pub with Deacon Giles Distillery, Élevage Curated Wines wine bar, Hermit Thrush Brewing Taproom and Idle Hands Craft Ales beer garden, as well as a bottle shop and kitchen.
More information: commoncrafthospitality.com
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Where: 433 Medford St.
From porcini and morels to reishi and hen of the woods, The Mushroom Shop offers a variety of wild and hard-to-find mushrooms. Owner Tyler Akabane opened the store on May 18th.
In addition to mushrooms, the store also stocks condiments such as soy sauce, vinegar and condiments, as well as mushroom-themed items, cookbooks and other seasonal vegetables.
The shop is currently open Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The opening hours will be extended over time.
More info: mushroomsformyfriends.com/themushroomshop
Where: 120 North Meadows Road
The farthest star sake brewery and taproom, the only one of its kind in New England, opened last month.
The taproom offers two basic sake styles, some small-batch experiments that are only on tap, and soft drinks. In addition, there is a vending machine with pre-packaged Japanese snacks for guests to enjoy. For the time being, the bar is only open on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m
Learn more at fartheststarsake.com
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Where: 85 Morse St., Unit 4A
“The first and only Irish brewery in the Boston area with in-house roasting,” Irish Brewing Boston opened in early May, serving craft beer and house-roasted coffee. The draft list includes an IPA, a Gruit, and an Irish Soda Seltzer.
The new brewery, which is a work in progress, will soon begin offering live music, food and a special cocktail menu.
More info: facebook.com/irishbrewingboston