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May 11, 2011 04:28 PM

Lunch Near the Children's Museum

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

    Flour Bakery + Cafe
    12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

    3 Replies
    1. re: cafeeney

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

      1. re: cafeeney

        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.

        1. re: viperlush

          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.

      2. 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.

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

        1. 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.

          1. 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!

            1. 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.