With five different locations in prominent spots across the city, it’s almost harder to not run into a Union Square Donuts shop. Their maple bacon donut, which comes with a healthy dosing of sliced bacon, is probably their most recognizable treat, though our preference is the fluffy, plain-jane sugar donut, which is made very well. Yeah, sometimes, we’re pretty boring.
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Machu Chicken is a casual Peruvian spot in Union Square that makes great chicken, which is good, because otherwise it’d have to change its name.
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Tatte Bakery & Cafe
Tatte is a huge cafe in Harvard Square with great pastries and Middle Eastern specialties.
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Aeronaut Brewing Company
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