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5 Hidden Gem Restaurants In Brighton You Must Try

The Brighton area boasts over 160 restaurants. Many of them are popular favorites, like Deep Ellums and Devlin’s. But there are also many lesser known gems within the dining scene. If you’re looking for something new, and you want to skip the guesswork, then keep reading.

These are some of Brighton’s best kept secrets. ​They may not get as much publicity as some of their neighbors, but they’re just as good. ​From bakeries to pubs, you are sure to find something that suits your fancy.

Dash Cafe

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The Dash Cafe on Henshaw Street offers an extensive menu with something for everyone. If you stop by in the spring or summer, be sure to take advantage of the outdoor patio seating. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, burritos, soups and even breakfast. Yelp reviewers rave about the Asian Fried Chicken Sandwich. A great spot for lunch or a casual dinner.

Where To Find It:​5 Henshaw Street, Brighton

What To Order:​Asian Fried Chicken Sandwich, Carnitas Eggs Benedict


Sultana’s Bakery & Cafe

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This quaint little cafe tucked away on Commonwealth Ave offers a unique international experience. Here you will find delicious Turkish pastries baked fresh in-house. Patrons report the best part about visiting Sultana’s, is the friendly owner who treats each customer as if they were family. Come for the food, stay for the community.

Where To Find It: ​1585 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton

What To Order:​Gluten Free Pizza, Acma Sandwich, Turkish Coffee

Vaisakhi Indian Kitchen

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If you’re in need of an Indian food fix, then Vaisakhi Indian Kitchen is the place for you. Located on a side street near Cleveland Circle, you will find friendly customer service and food bursting with flavor. You can choose to eat in house or have your food delivered for a relaxing night in. Vaisakhi boldly claims that it is the best Indian food in Boston, and patrons seem to agree.

Where To Find It: ​157 Sutherland Rd, Brighton

What To Order:​Dal​ Makhani, Saag Paneer


Brighton Bodega

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Brighton Bodega offers a trendy, laid-back atmosphere. The menus is constantly changing based on what is in season and features ​a raw bar, vegetarian options, and tapas that are perfect to share. ​This is the perfect spot for a date night or business lunch with unique menu items for all to enjoy.

Where To Find It: ​328 Washington St, Brighton

What To Order:​Gnocchi Mac and Cheese, Fried Burrata



Whole Heart Provisions

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Looking for something vegan-friendly? Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just looking for something healthy, Whole Heart Provisions is a must-try. You can get a healthy meal fast that is made from scratch, nutritious and affordable. The menu features their signature bowls bursting with international flavors as well as vegan-makeovers of classic fare like the Beet Pastrami Rueben. Vegans and non vegans alike are sure to find something here.

Where To Find It: ​487 Cambridge Street, Brighton

What To Order: Japanese​ Eggplant, Falafel Dog


So if your feeling hungry now and want to try something new, be sure to stop into one of the spots on this list. They may be a bit off the beaten path, but they are sure to surprise and delight you with their unique offerings, flavors and atmosphere. Dive into the world of Brighton foodspiration, get out there and eat!


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