The food at this small North African restaurant is flavorful, fresh, and satisfying. The prices are right—especially given the generous portions. And it's open straight through from breakfast until late snack break time.
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Ironically—or, rather, expectedly—they'd still run out of bread by the time I stopped in around dinnertime on a Saturday night, but the takeout-only pizza operation was just getting going. Everyday between 5 p.m. and closing time at 9 p.m. they portion out rounds of their sourdough base and toss them in the air to make pizza crusts.
State Street Deli is a quirky food mecca with a curated selection of wines and upscale groceries. Their most supreme of sandwiches is the curried turkey salad spread—spicy, creamy, crunchy, bright yellow, and served on any number of freshly baked breads. It's as satisfying as a tuna or chicken salad in a brown bag, but with all those exotic, super pungent Indian curry flavors.
Tucked in a quiet corner above Northampton, Massachusetts, is Haydenville, home of Bread Euphoria. The restaurant shares a space with a pottery shop, and as you walk up the gravel driveway, you immediately smell and see pots, vases, and fresh bread baking. Look for the chalkboard specials and miniature cakes in the window. The description of the turkey and bacon pressed sandwich sounded too good to skip. Piles of house-roasted turkey, thick slabs of bacon, tomato slices, and cheddar cheese, with Russian dressing to round it off.