828 Washington Street
Weymouth, MA 02189
When I first moved to the South Shore a few years ago, I found it to be somewhat of a culinary wasteland. The restaurant options pretty much came down to pizza joints and take-out Chinese. We move from the Back Bay in Boston to Braintree. I experienced a bit of culture shock. At our new place we didn’t have the option to walk out our front door and stroll a few blocks to get French, Malaysian, Indian, Korean or other fare.
Luckily for us, shortly after we move to the area, a new Thai restaurant called Sweet Lemons opened up in a Weymouth strip mall. I was immediately impressed with the quality of the food and the friendly service. That was several years ago and Sweet Lemons is still on my list of South Shore favorites.
I recently visited Sweet Lemons with a couple of people who had never been before. For starters we ordered the Chicken Thai Rolls ($5.95) and chicken wonton soup ($3.95). I’d never tried their wonton soup before as I usually opt for the spicier soups. The wonton soup had a light garlic flavor with greens and wontons floating in the broth. The spring rolls are akin to what you find at other Thai restaurants…(I have a hard time comparing one spring roll to another…they’re just a guilty pleasure)
For our main course, two of us ordered the Pad Woonsen ($11.95) and one ordered the Pad Thai ($8.95). The pad woonsen was comprised of cellophane noodles stir-fried with shrimp, chicken, pineapple and veggies. It had a nice blend of sweet and savoury.
Sweet Lemons also usually has a menu with specials that aren’t listed on their website menu. Some of our other favorites from the menu that I didn’t order on this visit are: Pad Thai Zzzz (a spicy pad thai), seafood madness (spicy stir-fried shrimp, scallops, squid and fish), and chicken puffs (a mildly spicy chicken appetizer).
Sweet Lemons has a second location on route 18 in South Weymouth.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 mangoes
948 Broad Street Weymouth, MA 02188
Niko’s is a cute little breakfast and lunch spot in the Jackson Square area of Weymouth. We go to Niko’s for Sunday breakfast at least once a month. On Sundays there can be a wait for tables, so get there early, or grab a Sunday Globe before you arrive. The room has cheery red walls and is brightened by a number of skylights. There are about 16 tables and the open kitchen lines one of the walls. The staff is always super friendly and always greet us with a smile and a “hey guys!”.
The breakfast menu includes a variety of fresh baked muffins, a whole page of omelettes and another page of different varieties of Eggs Benedict.
This past weekend, I ordered the breakfast bruschetta, which is multi-grain toast spread with a thin layer of cream cheese and topped with bananas, strawberries, orange marmalade, honey, and powdered sugar. This is a nice “light”, fresh breakfast.
A. got the veggie omlette with the addition of jalepenos to the assortment of veggies. We also ordered a side of potato cakes.
Potato Cakes (comes with 3, but *someone* grabbed one as soon as the plate was placed on the table!)
We always get out of Niko’s for around $16 for breakfast for 2. Niko’s is one of our favorite breakfast places on the South Shore!
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.