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Ethnic lunch in Worcester?

velotrain Aug 17, 2009 05:22 PM

I'm heading to Worcester Saturday morning and am looking for an interesting lunch, hopefully not too far from the art museum.

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    TrollKing RE: velotrain Aug 18, 2009 08:15 AM

    Others on the board have mentioned One Love Cafe on Main St. I've never been. It's Jamaican cuisine.

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      mrwynter RE: TrollKing Aug 19, 2009 05:21 AM

      One Love is good but it's slow service so be forewarned. I recommend Baja Grille all the way. The Middle Eastern places are ok but then I am partial to Mom's Armenian cooking. Anh Thu is my favorite Vietnamese and love their bubble tea..

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        velotrain RE: mrwynter Aug 19, 2009 10:12 AM

        Thanks for all the recs.

        BTW - Baja Grille doesn't do lunch.

        Anyone have more info on the Domincan/Puerto Rican place? Like roughly what number/block on Main?

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          invinotheresverde RE: velotrain Aug 19, 2009 11:44 AM

          They just stopped doing lunch recently. The owner has mentioned that their business is in big trouble...

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            Jeremy01506 RE: invinotheresverde Aug 19, 2009 03:11 PM

            Maria's Kitchen
            826 Main Street

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              invinotheresverde RE: Jeremy01506 Aug 20, 2009 02:54 PM


    2. trufflehound RE: velotrain Aug 18, 2009 12:36 PM

      My favorites:
      El Basha, Park ave or Belmonts St.
      Da Lat, Viet on Park Ave.
      One Love, Second the suggestion.
      Shiraz, Armenian on Park Ave
      Baba Sushi, Park Ave
      ( a trend, perhaps?)
      Baja, Millbury St.

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        invinotheresverde RE: trufflehound Aug 18, 2009 01:23 PM

        El Basha's pumpikin kibbe is killer!

      2. Jeremy01506 RE: velotrain Aug 18, 2009 04:22 PM

        Besides the previously mentioned places, there is also a Domincan/Puerto Rican place on Main Street next to Clark (and Saigon Restaurant).

        But if you're looking for ethnic/Worcester food, I would strongly suggest Vietnamese as that seems to have become the dominant ethnic cuisine with 6+ restaurants in the city. My favorites are Anh Thu (on Park Ave) and Pho Dakao (also on Park Ave).

        Don't limit yourself to what's immediately by the WAM, there's too much good food in the city!

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