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Food and restaurants in Needham

Top restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurant
“A Mediterranean style, this food could surprise you. Rich and flavorful it's not for the faint of heart. Hardy plates are full of delicious food designed to evoke the tastes of the sea and land around that body of water. The chef runs two restaurants, this and another in a neighboring town, called Basil. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This rich wonderful food is totally filling, take home half and love it twice. The place has lines on the popular nights so go hungry but not ravenous. The pasta is made on site and the place is always hopping. Enjoy Italian style made in America. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“In all my days of cooking, nothing has ever matched the fresh and bold flavors of the produce from my parent’s garden, done simply. We are excited to have built strong relationships with local farmers and to benefit from their bountiful crops and extend this freshness to our guests! — Chef, Peter Hansen This is a trendy place but the food is great. Make a reservation!”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This trendy pub atmosphere with edamame to Fish and Chips is an easy relaxing place for lunch or dinner. You won't be blown away but the food is solid and the staff capable. The wide selection will please many and yes, they do a nice brunch.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“My favorite Wellesley restaurant, great Italian food, sensational olive oil.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another local-ish place in Needham, this is a family oriented Thai. This is really good food but I stick to the ones in Wellesley. If you find yourself in that neighborhood thought is a great place to grab a bite.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Yes, this is a small chain, but it has great coffee. Peat's is further down the road. In a funky old train station, this place has great coffee, pastries and a "hang out" vibe. There is a gas fireplace and a fun atmosphere. Enjoy a hot chocolate, tea or coffee, and a chocolate croissant by the fire! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“My absolute favorite breakfast, lunch place. If you like gluten-free or vegan food this is the place. They have smoothies, bowls, avocado toast, soups and all sorts of delicious delights. They also serve Jim's coffee, a locally roasted product. We love the staff, it's about a mile walk and there is parking in the rear if you want. Two hours at the meter is $1.38 at the time of this writing.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Best tea and coffee house ever! Beautiful, traditional "English HighTea" presentation. Wonderful baked goods, scones. Fireplace in cold weather. Window views in summer. Commuter Rail is right across the street if you want to get your coffee before heading in to shop in Back Bay ( Boston).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Great place for lunch with a friend. Run by a Turkish family. Exotic, cozy. Andre Agassi loved it! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Bagel Shop
“The most amazing bagel sandwich you'll ever have! Location is across from Needham Heights commuter rail station, so if you are taking the train to Boston its a great stop before the train!”
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Farmers Market
“Everything that a farm stand has and more! They have the best apple cider donuts and scones. They make great frapes music Tuesday nights outside to eat or relax with. Plants to groceries. This is an old family farm, now in the fourth generation. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Do you need a bagel or a Croissant? From savory to sweet Quebrada makes wonders. The bread is amazing when fresh and the cookies would delight young and old. Who doesn't love a great bakery?”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“The most amazing bagel sandwich you'll ever have! Location is across from Needham Heights commuter rail station, so if you are taking the train to Boston its a great stop before the train!”
  • 1 local recommends
Ice Cream Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends