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smallfry May 11, 2011 04:28 PM

We are heading to the Children's Museum with 3 kids under the age of 6 and are looking to have lunch somewhere close. We are looking for a place that is kid friendly that the parents will also enjoy. Quality food is a must. All ideas and types of food are welcome. Thank you!

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    cafeeney May 11, 2011 05:39 PM

    We usually go to Flour Bakery, right across from the parking garage. Wonderful sandwiches and baked goods. Lots of kid friendly options.

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    Flour Bakery + Cafe
    12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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      sallyt May 11, 2011 06:55 PM

      Ditto - my daughter loves it. Get a chocolate brioche...

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        viperlush May 12, 2011 06:33 AM

        Food wise Flour is a great suggestion. However, the OP should know that it can get pretty crowded and tight during lunch and there might not be space for all of them to sit.

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          taterjane May 12, 2011 04:26 PM

          If it's nice out, there are tables outside Flour where you could sit. Or do what my nephew did -- he was 2 years old at the time, fell in love with the regular brioche at Flour, and just sat in his stroller outside the Children's Museum and gobbled that sucker down.

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        mkfisher May 12, 2011 06:32 AM

        Though not quite as close as Flour, Sel de la Terre is a place in that general neighborhood that comes to mind as being kid friendly.

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        Sel de la Terre
        774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

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          dulce de leche May 12, 2011 08:29 AM

          We always go to Flour, too. One way to circumvent the crowd issue is to bring the lunch back to the Museum and eat in the lunchroom.

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            teezeetoo May 12, 2011 09:19 AM

            i don't usually recommend chains but the au bon pain the museum is perfectly acceptable and i find i can feed myself and my grandkids reasonable food without moving the herd around!

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              bostondiner May 13, 2011 06:39 AM

              I love Flour and usually go there too. I will say if you can get to the museum early (if you are a member or sign up for a membership, you can get into the museum at 9-- member's hours are from 9-10) and then go to Flour early for lunch, you will have a better chance of getting a table. If you go at the classic lunch time, there is usually a line.

              If Flour doesn't work, I also like Lucky's but I'm not sure how kid friendly it will be. Lucky's is more pub grub.

              My other suggestion would be to walk over to the North End (it is a nice walk along the water and you can see the boats) and hit up Galleria Umberto.

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                smallfry May 17, 2011 05:37 PM

                Thank you everyone for your ideas. They are a great help.

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