70 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02108
I was over in the Mass General area on Saturday morning and decided to stroll down Charles Street. Charles Street is one of my favorite streets in Boston… so picturesque and so many cute little shops and restaurants. I was feeling a little hungry so I decided to stop in at Cafe Vanille to grab a bite to eat.
Cafe Vanille is a bakery serving up breakfast items, coffee, sandwiches and desserts. A few years ago I ordered an assortment of their petit fours and mini-desserts for a going away party before. They were a big hit at the gathering. The mini desserts are so cute, some are tastier than others and at $1 or more a piece the bill for these little treats can rack up quickly.
This cute & casual space has a few tables along the walls across from the pastry cases. But, the best place to site is outside. They have a great little patio on the corner of Charles with excellent people watching. Its a great place to sit and read the Sunday paper while sipping your latte and nibbling at your quiche or croissant. This past weekend I chose to get my pastry to go and stroll to the Public Garden and eat it there.
I ordered the Sunburn Croissant which is a croissant with peaches and almond paste. The peaches almost look like sunnyside-up eggs nestled amongst the folds of the croissant. The croissant was fresh and tasty, definitely better than what you can get at Au Bon Pain.
Windy City Eats
407A Middle Street Weymouth, MA 02188
Windy City Eats opened at the Mini Plaza in Weymouth a few months ago. For years, I had heard about Chicago style hot dogs and was excited to see a place specializing in them opening so close to home. Most of the dining options in Weymouth tend to be pizza shops or Chinese take out joints. It’s always great to see something new and different open up. Windy City Eats has been on my to-try list ever since I first saw their sign and banner go up.
Windy City Eats is a small place tucked between Donut King and the mini mart. The interior of Windy City eats is small, bright and clean. You place your order at the counter and there’s not much of a dining space– 3 or 4 stools to sit at to eat. I imagine most people get their dogs to go, which is exactly what I did.
428 Washington Street Weymouth, MA 02188
web site: http://www.indiandelightrestaurant.net
Due to the unceasing headache that I’d been battling all day I wasn’t up for cooking Sunday dinner. So, I had the mister stop off at Indian Delight to pick up some take out.
We have eaten in the dining room at Indian Delight a few times. They must do a steady take-out business since I’ve never seen more than 2 parties in the dining room in the several years that they’ve been open. It is kind of awkward… I always wait for crickets to start chirping or something to fill the silence. As far take-out goes, you can do much worse than Indian Delight in Weymouth. Indian Delight is something different than the plethora of Pizza and Chinese joints. It is one of the few Indian restaurants on the South Shore.