Jamaica Plain Lunches Recap
Just finished a couple months working in JP one day a week, and thought I'd give my take on the local places. UNfortunately I was only here for lunch, so I did not get to try some favorites like Ten Tables and Zon's, but I certainly plan on returning.
Alex's Chimis - Great pork sandwich on a very pleasantly surprising bun. No atmosphere and, interestingly, no printed menus, but still a great meal.
El Oriental De Cuba - Not much to add regarding the Cuban Sandwich. Pretty good, but not nearly as great as the one at Chez Henri. The better option here, especially given the weather now, was the shrimp stew which was very big, filled with shrimp and absolutely delicious.
Sorella's - Did not try the pancakes, but given the holiday spirit, went for the Egg Nog French Toast instead. I've heard this place gets crazy on weekends, but it was perfectly civilized when I was there. And the french toast was pretty good too, nice and moist, though not terribly egg nog-ish.
City Feed - Decent sandwiches but by no means as good as Darwin's or Oxford Spa, both near Harvard Square. The rest of the store is, in my opinion, better than their sandwich offerings.
Canto 6 - Great cookies and other baked goods. Sandwich was only so-so, but again the bread was great. The little chocolate cork-shaped things (I forget the name) were great.
La Pupusa Guanaca - Very cheap and delicious. The pupusas were better than the other items like the empanadas (not surprisingly).
Would have liked to try Tacos El Charro but they only do lunch fri-sun. So aside from the dinner only places, what else did I miss?
You missed the Indian place whose name I'm spacing on, which gets mixed reviews here As does the Thai place almost next door and Wonderspice across the street. Also they have good Japanese lunch deals at JP Seafood. Galway House and Costello's are open all day for decent bar food. I'm pretty sure Alchemist is open for lunch. And I think Bon Savor on the corner of Centre and Pond has good stuff.