Throughout Boston, people are joining together in solidarity, showing their support for the local black community. One fantastic — and immediately effective — way to do this is to order a delicious meal from the city's cornucopia of black-owned eateries in the Boston area. Here are a few places to treat your taste buds while helping valued Boston businesses and owners.
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
Southern comfort food is done right at Darryl's. In particular, this South End joint wins plaudits for its "Bob’s Glorifried Chicken." Order the red cocoa waffles topped with country-fried chicken wings and cream cheese icing; or plump for the Neighborhood Combo Meal, pairing molasses soy roasted wings with mini cornbread muffins and candied yams. For those watching their waistlines, there's a wholesome veggie burger and a crispy kale Caesar salad. Recreate the usual atmosphere at Darryl's by soundtracking your feast with some soulful jazz.
Dorchester-born Anthony Caldwell worked as executive sous-chef at the John Hancock Tower in Boston and sous-chef at Harvard University before establishing 50Kitchen. No wonder the Asian/Southern U.S. fusion menu here is so good. Think punchy Louisiana gumbo, kimchi-spiked collard greens, bang bang shrimp, and smoked banh mi. And if you're looking to get brunch delivered to your apartment, look no further than the banana egg rolls with cinnamon and sugar. Pair with a strong cup of coffee for pure luxury.
"Every meal we create is meant to be a gift just for you." That's MIDA's mantra. And their food feels even more of a gift when delivered directly to your door. With its lunch lasagna (made with braised short rib), eggplant parm sub, and gooey arancini balls, this Italian restaurant is perfect for lunch orders to your NEMA Boston apartment. Chef/owner Douglass Williams has just been named by Food & Wine magazine as one of the top 10 Best New Chefs in America for 2020, so your food is in good hands.
Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor
Takeout food needn't stick to your hips. For a nutritious lunch, make the 12-minute drive from Boston Seaport to Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor, where you can pick up quinoa veggie bowls, African couscous with fresh kale, and vegan wraps. Feeling thirsty? Go for an order of the Blueberry Bounce Juice — a concoction of blueberries, organic apple, and a squeeze of ginger — or power up with the Seamoss Power Shake, made with fresh sea moss, organic banana, and a swirl of cinnamon.
With the seemingly endless food options available, residents at NEMA Boston can treat themselves to a delicious meal, while helping to support Boston’s black-owned businesses.