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Mar 22, 2013 10:05 AM

Takeout options in/around Davis Square

I'm visiting a brand new baby tonight who lives in Davis Square. I'll be coming from metrowest and don't get to explore Somerville too often so I'm not familiar with great options. The new mom and dad are so blitzed, they said anything I'd bring, they'll eat. Spicy cuisine with meat is welcome!
I don't want pizza, sandwiches or Americanized Chinese food- the usual takeout options.
I did a quick search for Cambridge and Somerville restaurant options but wasn't really inspired with an great ideas, possibly because there are so many choices!

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  1. Doowee and Rice. See this thread for the greatness that is this place.

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    1. re: mkfisher

      Second DooWee. Sounds perfect for your request. Great takeout, and if you're driving from Metrowest, it's easy to swing onto Powderhouse Blvd from Rte 16 and then continue on into Davis.

    2. You can get good Szechuan Chinese food at Zoe's ,
      golden garden in Belmont, Szechuan dumpling house in Arlington, Quingdao on mass ave in north Cambridge .

      There have been a few raves about golden garden and Szechuan dumpling house on this board just search.

      Golden Garden

      Szechuan dumpling mass ave. arlington

      Or Zoe's


      1. Even if mom and dad like spicy, new babies sometimes object to it secondhand in milk. Just a thought...

        M3 can do takeout for a BBQ/Southern option. You'll likely be coming close to Rod Dee for Thai at Porter. Greek Corner does a nice tasting platter with hummus, grape leaves, etc. I know you said no sandwiches but their house-made lamb gyro is really delicious and is not really a sandwich.

        Make sure to hold the baby so mom and dad can eat!

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        1. re: Parsnipity

          Huh? So Korean babies with kimchee-eating parents...what does that mean for them?!

          1. re: digga

            As a former Korean baby / current Korean adult, it meant that I grew up and refused to eat white rice unless mom or dad mixed gochujang hot sauce (and only the sauce) into the rice and turned it into a minimalist bibimbap. I did this until I was 5 or so. No doubt a real hassle for my dear parents who mostly indulged when possible.

            1. re: lossless

              Yeah, I get it. I'm Korean, too. It was meant tongue-in-cheek.

              I didn't understand Parsnipty's post, that babies object to spice in mother's milk if mom has eaten something spicy. I just wanted some clarification. Perhaps there some science behind that statement?

          2. re: Parsnipity

            I put chiles on everything since forever and every one was telling me the same (I was pretty sure the president was going to call me and tell me to stop eating the home made tamales and chorizio I was craving)

            I asked the pediatrician during my pregnancy and in the case of breastfeeding she told me it was fine to continue to eat as I always did, with the exception of the normal pregnancy no-nos ie: lunch meats, rare meats, soft cheeses booze etc.

            I wondered what happens in other countries that spicy food is prevalent?

          3. - Anna's Taqueria
            - Painted Burro (call ahead)
            - Posto pizzaria
            - DooWee & Rice, a terrific option in Powderhouse Sq
            - Deli-Icious, my favorite sandwiches in town

            1. Snappy Sushi does take out too.