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Anything CH worthy in Randolph?

Some good friends of mine just bought a house in Randolph, and I was wondering if any CH'rs had any places they should know about in their new town? A brief search turned up some very old posts, so I don't even know if the places mentioned in them still exist.

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  1. There is a good place on N. Main St for Banh Mi about 1/4-1/3 mile from the Holiday Inn on the left. It's next to a Chinese restaurant. There's also a Vietnamese place in that area on the right but I haven't been in there yet.

    1. Cafe Bella.....never had a disappointment there.

      1. There is a great deli, Fresser's, at 1097 North Main St.

          1. re: jomo9501

            My husband grew up in Randolph, and his (large Irish) family are all wild for Lynwood Pizza.

            1. re: jomo9501

              I love the Bún Măng Vịt (#53 Duck Noodle Soup) at this restaurant. They also have Bahn Xeo, which seems uncommon at the local area Vietnamese places and so I always order it here and it is also very good. It is a crispy pancake with sprouts shrimp and pork. I prefer the peanut sauce over the fish sauce, but always add a lot of chili paste after you wrap the pancake in some lettuce for dipping. Great dish.

            2. We've been occasional visitors to the bar, dining at Caffe Bella for many years, and have had a couple of celebratory meals in the dining room. (no my screen name has nothing to do with this place) It's a great place, with solid food, service and an eclectic clientele.

              I've had some good fish and chips and fish chowder at Freds

              1. Steel and Rye is an easy drive from Randolph up to northern Milton. Great food, parking, a wonderful addition to the dining scene in this area. There is a wonderful wine, cheese and bread shop, Esprit du Vin, in the same area.

                The Milton Marketplace and Kam Man are great for fresh and interesting groceries, in East Milton and Quincy respectively.

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                1. re: chowfamily

                  the Yuppies must finally be pricing newcomer Vietnamese out of Savin Hill, as it seems like there's Banh Mi and Pho shops all over Randolph now. check out the Hai Lua Megaplex. some giant old warehouse is now in conversion to a Kam Man inspired maze of shops, lots of carpentry going on. Farmer Guy Supermarket is attached to this and if anything the selection seems on-par or better than a typical Dorchester place - obscure high-end varieties of Trung-Nguyen coffee, an entire array of beef-jerky in large glass display-jars, fish pre-seasoned w/ lemongrass+turmeric ready to fry.

                  time to figure out where that smallish supermarket that was across from GDH in Boston went. it must have re-popped up in Weymouth or Whitman

                2. Pho So 1 for some of the best Vietnamese food around Boston. (And Zack's Pizza for a drool-worthy steak,cheese and mushroom sub.)

                  1. Also, the eggplant parm at La Scalla. #delish

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                    1. re: watertowngourmet

                      When leaving La Scala, walk out through the bar and grab a few almond biscotti that are in a big glass canister on the end of the bar for all to take. They're really good!

                      1. Thanks all for the replies, gonna send a link to this thread to my friends! And keep em coming if you know of other places!

                        1. While I have not been to the restaurant itself, I would recommend Ocean City on Diauto Drive for solid Chinese delivery.

                          1. Malai has excellent Thai food, they are on N Main St in Randolph.

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                            1. re: Eelgem85

                              La Scala has been a local fav for years. You're in a nice location where 15 minutes of driving covers a lot of area.

                              1. re: libertywharf

                                agreed, it's a great springboard location for my friends who have moved here

                            2. I know this is an older thread, but the owner of Vinh Sun has opened a place called Vincent's Asian Bistro in Randolph. Would be curious if anyone has tried this.

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                              1. re: kobuta

                                Thanks Kobuta, though old, they still live there! (just moved this May) so please keep suggestion flowing!