Recs for a casual lunch in the Holyoke/Northampton MA area
I'm driving up to the Pioneer Valley tomorrow and would like to stop for a casual (no chains) lunch in either Holyoke or Northampton. Does anyone have any recommendations?
In Northampton I really like Zen, a new pan-Asian place on Main Street, just after the Bridge Street underpass. The food is fresh, light, and well presented.
If you want a creative sandwich on artisanal bread, with excellent coffee as a bonus, try Woodstar Cafe, at 60 Masonic Street (if you're coming from I-91, head into town on Main Street, then make a right on Masonic. There is usually some on-street parking in the vicinity.
In Holyoke I can't make any specific recommendations, though I do know it's a good place to find both Polish and Puerto Rican mom-and-pop places.