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takeout for lunch around the Blue Hills?

cancergrrrl Feb 13, 2013 06:52 AM

Hello! I've done all the searches I can and need some personalized help, please!

I'm hosting a small meeting in the Blue Hills Reservation and want to bring in lunch... any suggestions for places nearby (Quincy, Braintree, Milton)? Panera works, but I thought while we were in the neighborhood we could try a local gem!

Thanks lots ~

  1. cancergrrrl Feb 20, 2013 09:11 AM

    Bents did a great job for us, everyone was happy with their (large) sandwiches, even the vegetarian options were interesting. we only got two cookies with our lunch, though, rather than the three promised in the catering menu! thanks again for your recs.

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    1. re: cancergrrrl
      catsmeow Feb 20, 2013 01:23 PM

      Glad to hear it!

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      pariss Feb 13, 2013 11:07 AM

      I like the Ali's Roti suggestion. Another would be N&H Saigon Sub in Randolph for Banh Mi. Very close to Blue Hills at 1185 N Main St.

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      1. re: pariss
        aregularjoe Feb 15, 2013 07:30 AM

        Food here is awful. Dumbed down for people who really do not want vietnamese food.

      2. Prav Feb 13, 2013 09:49 AM

        How about some goat curry rotis and spicy chickpea doubles from the Mattapan location of Ali's Roti? :) That's not that far.

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        1. re: Prav
          cancergrrrl Feb 13, 2013 11:20 AM

          ooo, I guess not this crowd, but it's on my personal plan for after the meeting. ;)

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          catsmeow Feb 13, 2013 09:48 AM

          Bent's cookie factory on Randolph Ave in Milton makes really good sandwich platters that I've gotten for meetings. It's within a mile of the Blue Hills Reservation off of Randolph Ave.

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          1. re: catsmeow
            cancergrrrl Feb 13, 2013 11:20 AM

            just talked with a nice guy at Bent's and ordered a variety of lunch boxes with cookies (gotta get cookies). They have a good variety of veggie and non-veggie sandwiches that sound yummy, thanks for the advice!

            1. re: cancergrrrl
              catsmeow Feb 13, 2013 05:29 PM


            2. re: catsmeow
              Pegmeister Feb 14, 2013 04:42 AM

              Totally forgot about Bents. That's the perfect recommendation.

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              Pegmeister Feb 13, 2013 09:41 AM

              The Wood Road Deli might work for you. I love their Mill wrap. It's basically a salad in a wrap with feta cheese, bacon and ranch dressing. I've been to Newcomb Farms a few times but mainly for breakfast and they are good as well.

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              1. re: Pegmeister
                cancergrrrl Feb 13, 2013 11:22 AM

                unfortuately their limit on catering orders is 10 people... but looks good for another time, thanks very much!

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                CookieLee Feb 13, 2013 08:22 AM

                How about Newcomb Farms Family Restaurant in Milton?
                1139 Randolph Ave, Milton, MA 02186 (617) 698-9547

                The Yelp review heading says they offer take - out. I couldn't find a website for them, but if you google Newcomb Farms menu, I should think you can find what's available.

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                1. re: CookieLee
                  cancergrrrl Feb 13, 2013 11:21 AM

                  thanks for the recommendation!

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