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Ethnic eats near the Shattuck in JP - or anything great

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Long days of conference at The Shattuck. - the hospital in JP. Anything great to eat in the immediate neighborhood (on a short leash, my friends). Ethnic snacky would be best but I have turned up nada in previous, more specific posts, so show me what you got!

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  1. Not much directly there. A 5 min drive to Blue Hill Ave. (along Morton) where there are several good Jamaican places Flames, Lenny's Bakery, Ali's Roti. 1 mile further down Morton is the Pit Stop a small BBQ place. Neighborhood can be sketchy at night.

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    Ali's Roti Restaurant
    1188 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

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    1. re: gourmaniac

      xelllent! I can get out of there once by car and I will do one of those. The other ties though I will have to walk and find something right there - 1/2 hour breaks :( . More ideas super close, hounds?

    2. It's the Pit Stop and it has weird hours.

      There's not that much super close to you fit for 1/2 hour breaks. It is a 10 min walk to Forest Hills.

      I'd definitely suggest driving in the opposite direction into JP where there are a whole lot of great choices.

      1. The Shattuck is not really in walking distance of much food , but in a car, you are close to several things. Also, I realized that you can take a bus over to Blue Hill Ave. really easily (just 3 stops away, would take 5 mins), and there you have Ali's Roti, which is awesome. gourmaniac also recommends some other good places, which I haven't tried. You can take either the 21 or the 31 bus from across the street from the hospital, heading East.

        It might not be possible to get to Ali's and back in 30 minutes...but I bet you could do it in under 45! You can call in your order and go pick it up...

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        Ali's Roti Restaurant
        1188 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

        1. Hi - I go the Shattuck fairly frequently when I have clients hospitalized there. Others are right, nada in immediate walking vicinity. The hospital is set on a wooded road that leads to the Franklin Park Zoo. In front of the hospital is a big rotary which you would have to negotiate on foot to get to Forest Hills. The hospital runs shuttles to Forest Hills for the outpatients; I don't know if you could hop on one of those to get there and back. I think they are free. The hospital does have a cafeteria (at least they did the last time I was there), but be forewarned: I have a client who would regularly dip her hands in the warming trays, smoosh all the food around, and then get hauled off by security. I would personally not eat anything there that is not pre-packaged!

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          1. re: Kat

            Ha! something tells me we have the same clients :).

            I havn't actually been there before, as you guessed, and I now understand. I may have to brown bag it more than I'd thought. But I'll get out some, I guess, to points further afield. Thanks!