April brought with it the opening of several new restaurants, cafes and bakeries in the greater Boston area and beyond.
Recent additions have brought a variety of new options from around the world, including Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Korean cuisines, as well as some traditional American fare, and two new locations to find baked goods and pastries.
The following are just some of the places to visit if you want to try something new and different.
Where: Charles River Speedway, 525 Western Ave. Brighton
Hummus v’Hummus, a quick-serve hummus bowl concept, has officially joined the Brighton business community after a successful opening on 8th April. The restaurant is the newest addition to the revived Charles River Speedway.
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The Food: Some of the hummus bowls featured at the new restaurant include smoked pork with a spicy cilantro sauce and mushrooms; pickled kale and chickpeas with paprika vinaigrette; and lamb shank with Marakesh pepper flakes and whipped feta.
B3 Restaurant & Bar
Where: 101 Kingston Collection Way, Kingston
B3 Restaurant & Bar, which is affiliated with 3 Brothers Bar & Grill in Hanover and numerous Brothers Roast Beef locations, has opened in Kingston.
The Food: From flatbreads, pizza, and calzones to steaks, burgers, and kids’ menus, the B3 menu has something for the whole family.
The establishment also has a full bar with a long selection of draft beers, wine and unique signature cocktails.
Boston Kebab House
Where: 146 Lexington St Waltham
Boston Kebab is an authentic Mediterranean restaurant offering takeaway and catering. The new Waltham location was formerly Demos Greek Cuisine.
The Food: Founded in Boston in 2006 by Osman Kiranoglu, the Boston Kebab House offers a selection of kebabs, wraps and sandwiches, falafel, soups and salads, as well as house specialties like spinach pie, meatloaf and moussaka.
Grêp Kafé & Confectionary Bakery
Where: 466 Salem St Medford
Grêp Kafé, a new Haitian-American bakery, celebrated its grand opening on April 9th.
The Food: The menu features a mix of Caribbean and American baked goods, including Haitian patties, a popular puff pastry dish stuffed with meats like beef, cod, or chicken; sweet bread, dough, scones, cupcakes and biscuits.
Quebrada Baking Co.
Where: 281 Orchard St. Watertown
Founded in 1977, Quebrada Baking Co. opened a fourth location in Watertown in late April. Other locations are in Belmont, Arlington and Wellesley.
The Food: This new retro-style neighborhood bakery offers breakfast sandwiches, croissants, scones, cinnamon rolls, homemade cakes, coffee cakes, pastries, cupcakes, cookies, bread, granola and yogurt parfaits, and coffee and tea.
Other new restaurants to check out
Naksan Korean BBQ, 1414 Commonwealth Ave., Allston-Brighton
The Chateau Restaurant, 311 Mishawum Road, Woburn
Dave’s Hot Chicken, 141 Needham St, Newton
Honest Restaurant, 1381 Boston-Providence Turnpike (Route 1), Norwood
For the boba lovers out there, be sure to visit Cup 89, 527 Main St., Winchester.
And if you fancy a beer, head to Twisted Fate Brewing Company, 120 Andover St. in Danvers, the new Mighty Squirrel Beer Garden at 130 Arsenal Yards Boulevard in Watertown, or the Broken Records Beer Hall, 85 Guest St., Brighton.