Afghani Meatballs and Rice or Koufta Salad at Helmand in Cambridge. | Karen Wilber/Esser Boston
East Cambridge – sometimes referred to as Area 1 – is home to many great restaurants and cafes. From cocktails to coffee and tacos to Thai cuisine, East Cambridge has a lot to offer. (In terms of geographic boundaries, for this map we highlight restaurants in the area that are east of Inman Square and north of Kendall Square.)
Here are just a few of East Cambridge’s many great restaurants, serving soup dumplings, Portuguese cuisine, Liege-style waffles and more.