Boston’s known for quite a few things: history, sports, educational institutions, fall leaves, and its world-renowned medical community. Right now, in the middle of this international pandemic, thousands in that community are still going into hospitals, clinics, and nursing facilities on a daily basis. A large number have been reassigned to different roles and locations while working longer hours - all in order to meet the areas of greatest need, like the newly established Boston Hope at the convention center.
In light of this, we put together this guide of open restaurants near hospitals. For the physicians, residents, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, paramedics, first responders, physical and occupational therapists, administrative assistants, technicians, medical assistants, security guards, janitorial staff, and hundreds of others working the frontline, this one’s for you.
For those looking for additional resources on how to help during this time - including ways to donate meals to healthcare workers - head over to this page.
Smoke Shop BBQ
bartaco has tacos, rice bowls, desserts, and hot sauces available daily from 11am-9pm, with an option for delivery on any order over $15. They also have family packs that come with enough ingredients to make 16 tacos. Place an order online here.
Chinese restaurant Blue Dragon is open Mon-Sat, 5:30-8pm, with delivery on Uber Eats. We’re fans of the duck fried rice and deep dish chocolate chip cookie.
Rosa Mexicano is open every day from 1-9pm, with things like flautas, enchilladas, and tacos on the menu. Place an order on their website.
Bagels and bagel sandwiches are available from Better Bagels, Wed-Sun, 7am-2pm. Orders can be placed on their website.
In case you need a burger before, during, or after work, Shake Shack is still available for you - place an order here.
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Anna’s Taqueria is still open daily from 10am-11pm - don’t forget to add some horchata or agua fresca when you place an order on their website.
American spot Harvard Gardens is open daily from 11am-8:15pm, with things like tater tots, sandwiches, and fish and chips on the menu. Order through Uber Eats, or here if you want beer and wine as well.
If fra diavolo is your ideal post-work comfort food, Grotto has you covered - they’re open from 4-8pm daily. They also have homemade pasta and sauces if you prefer to cook it yourself - order here.
Korean restaurant Seoul is open every day of the week, 11am-10pm on Mon-Fri, and 12:30-10pm on Sat-Sun. There’s also sushi available, if you want to pair your bibimbap with sashimi. Place an order here.
Tatte Bakery & Cafe
The Beacon Hill Tatte is open for takeout only from 7am-4:15pm daily - all pre-orders should be placed here.
Fin's Sushi & Grill
Fin’s has their full menu available daily from 11:30am-10pm, including their lunch bento boxes for $10.95. If you’re sharing at work, the party boat with 12 pieces of sashimi and 20 pieces of sushi is also an option. You can place an order here, or through a variety of other platforms.
The Paramount is open from 11am-9pm daily, with breakfast served until 4:30pm. Yes, that includes chicken & waffles, available for delivery on Uber Eats.
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Mediterranean spot anoushe’lla is open daily from 11:30am-9:30pm, serving things like crispy flatbreads, grain bowls, and sweet labne. Vegetarian options are available as well. Place an order here.
Flour Bakery & Cafe
The South End Flour Bakery is one of the few locations open, with takeout and delivery on Wed-Sun, 8am-2pm. Place your order of coffee, croissants, and scones on their website.
Takeout only. Blunch is serving a variety of sandwiches and salads from 9am-2:30pm, Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm on Sat. You’ll have to call in your order at (617) 247-8100.
Jaho Coffee Roaster & Wine Bar
If you really need that afternoon coffee, tea, or cheesecake, Jaho is delivering on Uber Eats from 6:30am-7pm daily.
Every day is a good day for arepas and empanadas. Get some from Orinoco on Uber Eats, open on Tues-Sat from 11:30am-2pm and 5-8:30pm. If you’re looking to order for a larger group, you can also call the restaurant at (617) 232-9505 for combo trays that feed 10 people (these must be ordered 48 hours in advance).
Takeout only. Italian spot Stella is open Thurs-Sat, 4-8pm, with a small menu of pasta and pizzas. Check out their Instagram for more details.
Haley House Bakery Cafe
Non-profit organization Haley House still has their cafe open Thurs-Fri from 2-7pm, and Sat from 11am-5pm. They have things like wraps, curry chicken salad, and cookies on their menu. Place an order on their website.
Metropolis is open from 4:30-8:30pm daily, with a menu that changes on a daily basis. Check out their website for what’s available tonight, and also how to place an order.
Puerto Rican spot Vejigantes is open from 11:00am-7:45pm every day, serving things like mofongo, churrasco, and yuca frita. You can place an order here.
We really enjoy the Greek food at Kava, and they’ve recently opened for takeout and delivery from 4-8:30pm daily. We recommend the grilled octopus and braised short rib - place your order here.
Cafe Quattro isn’t technically an Italian deli, but the menu certainly makes it seem that way, with arancini, Italian subs, and thin-crust pizza. Order delivery here.
FoMu South End
Shouldn’t they stock hospital workrooms with better ice cream? The lemon meringue pie and chocolate pudding pints from FoMu would be a good place to start. Get some delivered here.
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Crave - Mad for Chicken
There’s no better time for fried chicken than right now, especially when someone else makes and delivers it. Crave is open essentially from 11:30am-9pm, Mon-Sun (there is some slight variation in hours from day to day). Place an order from this Korean fried chicken spot by visiting their website.
This over-the-top restaurant in Chinatown - with things like mapo tofu nachos and spam fries - is open from noon to midnight everyday. Place an order on Uber Eats.
If you really need that afternoon coffee, tea, or cheesecake, Jaho is delivering on Uber Eats from 7am-7pm daily.
Gourmet Dumpling House
Gourmet Dumpling House is available on Uber Eats everyday from 11am-9:30pm. Don’t miss the black pepper beef with your order of dumplings.
Did you know you can get Mike & Patty’s sandwiches for breakfast and lunch? They’re delivering on Uber Eats from 7:30am-1:45pm daily.
If all you want is a bowl of rice and fish, then look no further than Tora. They have about 20 different options available - and that’s excluding the bowls of rice and beef or pork belly. They’re open from 11am-9pm every day- place an order here.
All of your coworkers will look on in envy as you consume delicious BBQ meat sticks from Friendship, available from Uber Eats from 11:30am-10pm daily.
Penang Malaysian Cuisine
Penang Malaysian is open daily from 11am-8pm (12-8pm on Sundays) - chicken rice and roti canai for lunch sure does sound good. Place an order here.
When you’re feeling the urge to show appreciation for your co-workers, grab some donuts from Blackbird, available Wed-Sun, 9am until they’re sold out for the day. Order delivery here, and maybe grab a fried chicken sandwich from Sally’s while you’re at it.
Some days you just need a large and delicious sandwich - our go-to place for one is All Star Sandwich Bar, currently open every day from 11am until 8pm or so (a little later during the week). The Island Jerk Chicken Melt is one of our favorites - place an order here.
Takeout only. You can pre-order your favorite espresso drinks for pick-up from 9am-3pm every day from Broadsheet. Some days, pastry boxes are available as well.
Takeout only. S&S is open daily from 11am-7pm, and they have a pretty substantial menu available. Call the restaurant at (617) 354-0777 to place an order.
We certainly miss the lunchtime buffets at Kebab Factory, but the great Indian food here is still available daily from 10am-11:30pm. Grab some korma and biryani on Uber Eats.
Inman Square’s casual Indian spot Punjabi Dhaba is open from 12-9:30pm, Tues-Sun. Visit their website to pre-order for takeout, or use Uber Eats for delivery.
Takeout only. If you’re really craving great seafood, then you should order from Casa Portugal. This spot is open Wed-Sun from 12-6pm - we recommend the Caldeirada á Portuguêsa. Call (617) 491-8880 to place your order.
Corazón De Frida
Corazon de Frida opened right before the quarantine, and they’re still serving Mexican food staples like quesadillas, burritos, and tacos from 2-9pm daily. Place your order on Uber Eats.
Thai Hut is open Mon-Sat from 11:30am-10pm, and Sunday from 3-10pm for takeout and delivery.
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Mexican spot El Pelon is open from 11am-8:45pm daily, and delivery orders can be made through Uber Eats. We enjoy our burritos with a side of fried plantains.
Tatte Bakery & Cafe
The Fenway Tatte is open for takeout and delivery from 7am-3:30pm daily - all orders should be placed here.
If you’re looking for Thai food, order some from Thaitation in Fenway. This spot is open from 11am-8:45pm during the week, and 12-8:45pm on the weekends. Grab some Thai iced tea with your red curry and order through Uber Eats.
Mark and Donnie had seven other siblings? Contemplate a nine-kid household as you have a burger from Wahlburgers, available from 12-7:30pm daily on Uber Eats.
Casual pizza spot Penguin Pizza is open 11am-10pm during the week, and 9am-9pm on Saturday for takeout and delivery orders.
Getting sushi near Longwood is a pretty difficult task until you remember that this Thai restaurant also has a sushi bar. They’re open Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm, and all orders placed through their website qualify for a 10% discount.
Casual Greek-ish spot Mama’s Place is open from 11am-10pm, Mon-Sat, with things like pizzas, gyros, and burgers on the menu. Place an order on Uber Eats.
Milkweed is here for all your breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs - they’re open from 7am-8pm during the week, and 8am-9pm on the weekends. Lucky Charm pancakes for dinner sound better now than ever before - place an order on their website.
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Los Amigos in Brighton is open from 11am-9pm daily - along with Mexican classics, there are also more unique things like a dessert quesadilla with Nutella and plantains. Go to their website to submit an order.
MDM is serving its hand-pulled noodles, Sichuan fish, and mala soups daily from 11am-8pm. Delivery orders can be placed here.
South of the Clouds
Aren’t we all south of the clouds? While we contemplate this philosophical question, order things like noodle soup, five spice beef, and homemade soy milk from this Chinese spot on Uber Eats.
Greek spot Esperia is open every day from 11:30am-8pm for takeout and delivery here. We could all use some fried feta and honey.
Brickhouse Pizza & Grill
New York-style pizzas are available from Brickhouse on Mon-Sat, from 11am-9:30pm. There are also a number of other things like steak subs, burgers, wings on the menu. Place an order here.
Jim’s Deli, despite its name, is actually much more than a deli. This spot serves a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options (the menu is quite impressive) from 6am-9pm during the week and 7am-3pm on the weekends. Order an omelet, a Rueben, or some meatloaf here.
The Corrib Pub and Restaurant
Takeout only. Irish pub Corrib is open from Thurs-Sun from 4-8pm - give them a call at (617) 787-0882 to place an order.
Mount Auburn Hospital
The Harvard Square Tatte is open for takeout and delivery from 7am-3:30pm daily - all orders should be placed here.
In case you need a burger before, during, or after work, Shake Shack is still available for you - place an order here.
Flour Bakery + Cafe
The Harvard Square Flour Bakery is one of the few locations open, with takeout and delivery on Fri-Tues, 8am-2pm. Place your order of coffee, croissants, and scones on their website.
Boston Burger Company
Boston Burger Company’s Harvard Square location is open every day from 11am-8:30pm. If you’ve had a particularly long day, maybe you need the Mac Attack burger, which is topped with - you guessed it - mac & cheese. Order on Uber Eats.
Formaggio Kitchen BBQ
Formaggio is open from 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat, and 10am-4pm on Sundays. While there’s only a limited amount of prepared food each day, they do have a lot of cheese, charcuterie, pasta, and sauces available. Delivery is $5 within two miles of the store - go to their website to place an order.
Takeout only. Farm-to-table spot Forage is open Tues-Sat from 4-8pm. The menu changes daily, so check their website for more info. Call (617) 576-5444 to place an order.
For your bagel fix, order from Black Sheep from 7am-3pm on the weekdays and 8am-4pm on the weekends. They also deliver coffee and tea - place an order on Uber Eats.
Takeout only. OK, so Sofra isn’t within a half-mile of Mount Auburn. But honestly, nothing should prevent you from going to Sofra - they’re currently open Wed-Fri, 3-7pm and Sat-Sun, 1-6pm. Pre-order your baked goods here.
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Takeout only. The Haven seems to be the only spot within a half mile of the VA Medical Center, and they’re currently open Tues-Sun from 5-8pm. Call ahead at (617) 524-2836 to place an order for some Scottish food.
il Panino Cafe and Grill
Salads, burgers, subs, and wings are available from il Panino. They’re open every day from 11:30am-8pm - delivery is available here.
One of our favorite Italian spots, with stellar pastas and salads, is open from 5:30-7pm every night for takeout and delivery. Their tagliatelle al ragu is especially good.
Pon Thai Bistro
Pon Thai is open daily from 11:30am-9pm, offering papaya salad, tom kha gai, and a number of different curries. Place an order on Uber Eats.
If you prefer some different Thai options, like Had Yai fried chicken or crab fried rice, order from Mahaniyom instead. They’re open Wed-Sat from 11:30am-8:15pm.
Chilacates, a Mexican spot with three locations, is open from 11am-9:30pm on weekdays, and 9am-9:30pm on the weekends. Staples like burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and tostadas are available to order here.
Yellow Door Taqueria
Yellow Door at Lower Mills is open from 4-9pm daily, and they’re offering elote and a limited number of tacos for takeout and delivery on Uber Eats. Note that menu options change based on availability of ingredients.
Lower Mills Tavern
Lower Mills Tavern has a limited menu available from 4-9pm daily as well. For delivery, order through Uber Eats.
Pat's Pizza of Lower Mills
Pat’s Pizza has a wide variety of things on their menu, including calzones, pastas, and dinner entrees like BBQ turkey tips and meatloaf. To place an order, call the restaurant at (617) 298-2222 - they’re open for lunch and dinner.
Steel and Rye
Steel & Rye is open from Tues-Sat, 4-8pm, offering staples like salads and beef brisket. Delivery is available on Uber Eats.
Takeout only. Italian spot Tavolo is open from Tues-Sat, 4-8pm - their menu changes frequently so go to their website for daily specials. Call ahead to place an order at (617) 822-1918.
Lucy's American Tavern
Fried chicken and “lobstah” mac & cheese are just some examples of things you can get from Lucy’s, open every day from 3-9pm (delivery starts at 3:30pm). All orders can be made on their website.
The Plate has sandwiches, smoothies, and coffee available for delivery through Uber Eats from 8am-2pm, Tues-Sat. They also have “take home meals” that serve four people as well.
Haitian spot Lala is open from 8am-10pm daily and is serving things like mayi moulen and fritay. Place an order either on their website or on Uber Eats.
Taste Of Eden
We do enjoy a good oxtail or goat curry, but Taste of Eden also has a number of vegetarian options like stewed peas available. They’re open from 9am-7pm every day except Saturday - order on Uber Eats.
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Indian spot Tikki Masala is open daily from 12-10pm. They have a wide variety of things on their menu, but the lamb chili masala sounds particularly tasty - order on Uber Eats.
The Dogwood is open 4-9pm, Tues-Sat, and 10am-2pm on Sundays for brunch. They have typical bar food - think pizzas, burgers, and fish and chips - but they’re also doing family dinners for 4-6 people at this time. Visit their website for the full menu, and call (617) 522-7997 to order.
Round Two Pizza & Subs
Casual American spot Round Two is open from 11am-9:30pm, Mon-Sat - place an order here for burgers, subs, and wings.
Tostado Sandwich Bar
Tostado serves Domincan-inspired sandwiches everyday from 11am-7:30pm or so. They also have smoothies, juices, and desserts available - place an order here.
Brassica Kitchen & Cafe
Brassica is one of our favorite places to eat in JP, and they’re currently open from 11am-8:45pm on Tues-Sat and 9am-2:30pm on Sunday. The fried chicken for two is our go-to - get some for yourself here.
There are a number of interesting things to try at Bukhara, including the tandoori duck masala and the lentil dumplings with date chutney. Good thing they’re open every day from 11:30am-10pm, with delivery through Uber Eats.
Forest Hills Pizza
If you’ve never had a buffalo chicken calzone, then maybe it’s time to try one from Forest Hills. They’re open from 11am-9:30pm daily - order through Uber Eats.
Harry's All-American Breakfast
We miss diners and their unbelievably large omelets. Harry’s can fix the omelet problem at least - they’re open from 7am-2:30pm daily. Place an order here.
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Joe’s 320 Cafe
Takeout only. Joe’s 320 serves things like omelettes, steak wraps, and seafood cakes, and is open Wed-Sun from 9am-2pm for breakfast and lunch, and Thurs-Sat from 5-8pm for dinner. All orders should be placed on their website.
Sofia Italian Steakhouse
Sofia is open from 4-9pm daily. They have individual servings of things like lamb lollipops, filet mignon, and rigatoni bolognese, but they also have trays of arugula salads and chicken parm for 4-6 people. Orders both for takeout and delivery should be placed on their website.
Riverside Pizza & Sub
Riverside is open daily from 11am-8pm, with pizzas, calzones, and steak tips ready for your next meal. Visit their, um, retro website to order.
If you’re craving ribs, fried chicken, and cornbread, then Johnny’s is here for you. They’re open Mon-Fri from 12-7pm. For delivery orders, call in at (617) 942-8243.
While Bay Sweet isn’t technically a restaurant, this Mediterranean market does have spinach and meat pies, homemade hummus, and baklawa available, which is good enough for us. Plus, you can order produce and pantry items along with lunch, which is perfect for the current times. All orders can be placed here.
Mediterranean spot Bonapita is open from 12-6pm every day except Monday. They have some really affordable things like maqluba available - apparently there’s enough chicken and rice for 4-6 servings, and it’s only $24. Visit their website to order.
Takeout only. Brickhouse is open from 4-7pm daily, serving pasta, pizza, and a chicken finger dinner (a personal quarantine favorite of ours). Call ahead at (781) 326-1980 to order.