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City Slicker Cafe
588 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Comfort  food is the speciality in this hip and happening cafe. With an unmistakable orange sign and large picturesMore of various dishes adorning the windows, this store  stands out on Somerville Avenue. With a varied and diverse menu,  diners can choose between pizzas, pastas, salads, soups and much more. Healthy options are availiable as well, such as whole grain breads, whole wheat pasta and fish. The servers are always willing to mix and match different food items from the flexible menu.
La Ronga Bakery
599 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Selling and distributing fresh bread made daily on the premises, this family owned and operated business also has aMore full-service deli and a prepared-food counter.

Customers can choose from a range of New England-style breads, from loaves to rolls, including gourmet onion rolls, whole-wheat and other whole-grain breads. In the spacious deli, customers can order sandwiches and  prepared meals such as pasta dishes.

255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Saloon is a restaurant and bar that harkens back to the time of pre-prohibition New York City. Its menu items includeMore contemporary cuisine and comfort foods such as whole roasted cranberry glazed chicken, fish and chips, cottage pie and grilled flatiron steak. The saloon also specializes in specialty cocktails such as the Nay Sayer, Daisy and house-made drams. 
Boston Cookies
52 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Mostly a wholesaler, Boston Cookies maintains a storefront on Broadway for special orders and appointments only. OwnerMore Ademar Reis has been baking enormous batches of cookies for corporate customers like Whole Foods and Marshals for ten years. Mr. Reis can conjure up trays of kosher, vegan and sugar-free cookies and more.
Seabra Foods
624 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Located a few blocks outside Porter Square, this grocery store offers a large selection of Portuguese and BrazilianMore foods, including frozen seafood and traditional vegetables. The meat department, with a butchery in the back, sells family-style whole rib racks as well as cuts of beef and chicken. In the refrigerated section, shoppers can find prepackaged combos for cooking feijoada - authentic Portuguese stew. Seabra Foods also offers a large selection of breads, seasonal produce, Goya products, rice and a variety of olive oils.  Seabra is part of a privately-owned New England chain of supermarkets.
Sessa's Italian Specialties
414 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
The aroma of freshly baked pizza is delightful, but that's only the beginning of what this Italian specialty food storeMore and deli has to offer. It has a selection of imported meats, cheeses and fresh and frozen prepared foods, as well as locally-baked Italian breads, cured olives, and shelf after shelf of treats from owner Giancarlo Sessa's homeland. From Italian chocolates and cookies to aged balsamic vinegars, every shape of pasta and an whole aisle of olive oils, if they eat it in Italy, you'll likely find it here. Italian housewares such as pasta bowls, cookie presses and espresso makers are also stocked. And for those who don't feel like cooking, a full selection of subs and sandwiches, calzones, daily soups, pasta entrees (call ahead) and deli salads are always at the ready--and Sessa's also caters. Family-owned and -operated since 1979, Sessa's is more than just a friendly neighborhood grocery. To many, it's a local landmark.
Aroma Cafe
278 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

This cute neighborhood cafe is a recent addition to the area, offering coffee and espresso drinks as well as homemadeMore fare. If you're looking for a pleasant place to get some work done while nibbling on a sandwich, salad or pastry, the interior is welcoming and relaxing with its light-blue tablecloths, white walls and large windows.

Peer into the kitchen and chances are you can spot owner Olga Gerakis hard at work preparing all of Aroma's offerings. She opened the cafe after working as a caterer for years and says cooking is in her nature. "I grew up with it, my father was a chef, and I'm from a big family. My whole life was in the kitchen." Gerakis wants her customers to feel at home at Aroma and to enjoy the fresh food that she prepares.

Aside from pastries, sandwiches and salads, Aroma also serves up traditional Greek favorites like spinach pie, Mousaka and Pastitio, and runs daily specials.  

J.P. Licks at Davis Square
4 College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

J.P. Licks prides itself on being a homemade ice cream cafe, offering a variety of flavorful ice creams and frozenMore yogurts in a multitude of flavors. The huge menu is handwritten on the wall behind the counter, adding a personal touch to this quirky local ice cream shop. Located in the center of Davis Square, J.P. Licks is a tiny joint bursting with big flavor. Each ice cream sold here is made with ingredients that can be found at Whole Foods, the ice cream is not processed like many other ice creams. This simple method of creating ice creams provides customers with tasty, fresh treats. The flavors here are constantly changing, because the ice cream is made according to which ingredients are in season. In addition to regular ice cream, J.P. Licks provides lactose free and NutraSweet options. Also featured on the menu are smoothies, frappes, and MooLatas, which are frozen blended coffee drinks. Further, J.P. Licks is proud to serve Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee, which it roasts itself.


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