398 Gardner St, West Roxbury
This is a good spot to walk the pooch or go for a hilly jog, sure — but it's a great spot to plant your fat ass in the grass, unfurl that plaid blanket, and open up the basket for some lunch. (Sorry, we didn't mean that; your ass is lovely.) There's a whole bunch to explore here — a playground, bike trails, the Charles River — and you get a wide-open view of downtown Boston.
For the Carnivores
THE REAL DEAL DELI | 736 Centre St, Jamaica Plain | 617.522.1181
At this nearby Centre Street deli, go for the Godfather, for two reasons. Number one: the name itself. Number two: it's a mega-meat combo of corned beef and roasted turkey.
For the Herbivores
HIMALAYAN BISTRO | 1735 Centre St, West Roxbury | 617.325.3500
Not strictly a vegetarian place, but this Nepali/Indian joint offers a pretty sizable veggie-friendly menu. Go for the aloo bodi tama: fresh-diced potatoes, black-eye beans, and bamboo shoots cooked Himalayan style.
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