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Aug 14, 2006 01:55 PM

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?



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  1. Hi, Lloyd,

    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.