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Best Places for Lunch North of Boston

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Hi All,

Any good suggestions for lunch North of Boston??? Going out with an old girlfriend tomorrow and I can't think of any place good north of Boston. I am open to driving any where as long as the food is good. :)

Thanks again!

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  1. where exactly on the "north shore" will u be...its pretty big!! if u can specifically say where about you will be, we could give some suggestions!! what type of food and price range??

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    1. re: northshoregrl

      Sorry for being so vague. I live in Wakefield so I am open to going any where really on the North Shore for the most part. As far as cuisine and price point again I am open. Where I would typically eat for dinner if we were going out it would be like Tryst in Beverly, 9 Elm Danvers, Sichuan Garden 2 or on the other end the only chains I eat at would be Border Cafe (just because my boyfriend LOVES it. :) ) and Bertucci's on a RANDOM occasion. I am a self proclaimed foodie and love really interesting salads, wraps, super thin crust funky pizzas and things like that for lunch.

      I am open to pretty much everything though. Thanks again for your help.

      1. re: Roseto33

        well if you feel like traveling far up north...Newburyport is always fun and has plenty of places to grab lunch, my top picks would be Purple Onion for the best wraps....Oregano's has some seriously thin pizza that is cooked in a gas burning clay oven that came shipped over from Italy

        http://www.thepurpleonion.com/
        http://www.oreganopizzeria.com/

        if thats too north shore...there are also some newer places that have opened up in Salem
        since the early fall....Coven has pressed sandwiches/wraps...80's themed, all the foods are named after icons from the decade..."Rainbow Bright" is a veggie wrap....get the picture :)
        Also, Greenland Cafe has been getting great reviews since it opened back in the fall...its slightly more upscale for lunch, it would be along the lines of the restaurants you listed above...there is also an Upper Crust pizza, its only a chain in MA, boston being its home base...there is also Gulu-Gulu Cafe, great for lunch...and even better at night b/c of their events and extensive bar selection! All are w.i the same block radius of each other

        http://www.thegreenlandcafe.com/index...
        http://www.gulu-gulu.com
        http://covensalem.com

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        Purple Onion
        44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950

        Gulu-Gulu Cafe
        247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

        1. re: northshoregrl

          Thank you guys so much!! I'm looking so forward to lunch tomorrow! Honestly thank you!!

          1. re: Roseto33

            So, where did you end up going? ;)

        2. re: Roseto33

          I am sure you have done Zaleks. Here is a post from awhile ago, but has many great recommendation.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/621508

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          Zaleks
          21 Princess St, Wakefield, MA 01880

          1. re: mcel215

            Or geez, another rather obvious option, Sushi Island???