This local Brazilian bakery, Modelo is within one block from our apartment which is truly dangerous since they have delicious, homemade, and authentic Brazilian-style sweets and pastries. Every morning,you can get their fresh baked breakfast bread. One of my favorite delicacies is their coconut cake with grapes and of course, their passion fruit mousse. My husband prefers "x/tudo" sandwich, it cannot get more Brazilian than that!!
- Irina Teixeira, Marketing Operations Specialist
Pemberton Farms is a few blocks away from my parents’ house in Cambridge, so I’ve been going to this market since I was a child with my parents and also by myself, now that I’m older-- although now I have to drive about 15 minutes to get there. This is my favorite place to get dog toys & treats, beer & wine, prepared foods, plants and things for my garden stuff and specialty foods. Although it is more expensive than several other markets in my ‘hood, I like going here because it is family-owned and they know my family and I well, and each employee is a specialist in every area of the market (Tonya is my go-to for all dogrelated questions). I also love going here because I don’t have to read labels. They only source locally, or specialty brands that are natural, healthy and sustainably produced, so I know that anything I purchase there will leave me feeling that although I just spent a ton of money, it was worth the price to support local or healthy.
- Daphne Fiske, Client Advisor
We love Worldly Pets, our local specialty pet store, for many reasons. Firstly, they carry special food for dogs with allergies that you can’t get at a big box store like Petco or Petsmart. The owner is a true animal lover and very knowledgeable. Her expertise has saved us countless visits to the vet and hundreds of dollars. The staff curates the store beautifully and have adorable toys and treats. They even set aside the new XXL bandanas for our beast, Corduroy who always like to be fashionable. It's an added bonus that it's blocks from my house so we can pick up a treat at the end of a long walk.
- Gillian Lynch, VP, Managing Director
Highland Kitchen is an awesome, family-owned restaurant that my husband and I have frequent. They have great dinner service featuring comfort food and a live music brunch every weekend. When they don’t have bands, they have an old jukebox that sets the mood. Definitely check it out if you find yourself in Somerville area.
- Yue Ai, Senior Data Analyst