Living in Newton means eating well. Here are our favorite picks right around TRIO Newton.
Take one step. Take 10. That’s all you need to reach Cook, an immediate neighbor of TRIO Newton. The modern bistro known for its craft cocktails is just one reason that makes living in Newton such a delight.
The entire neighborhood around TRIO Newton’s brand-new luxury apartments at 845 Washington St. is dotted with a rainbow of flavor profiles. Walk half a mile — 1,000 steps — in any direction and odds are you find just what you crave.
So, let’s get going.
Living in Newton — where good food is steps away
First stop: Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market
Washington Street is calling for our attention. Half a mile west of TRIO Newton, meet a grocery store that hardly warrants introduction. If you belong to Trader Joe’s devoted fan base, you know exactly why being so close is a treat. Its popularity is, perhaps, only matched by Whole Foods Market — and, once again, you’re in luck. The eco-friendly chain of organic groceries and specialty ingredients is also located within half a mile of TRIO Newton, but to our east.
Second stop: Mai Tai, breakfast, and bistro fare
We remain on Washington Street for a few more stops. A block away, Rice Valley serves up a locally famous Mai Tai as well as sushi and cross-regional Chinese cuisine (“Wow, the scallion pancakes live up to the hype!”). City Pizza & Pasta claims to have “the best pizza this side of Italy,” but we’d also go there for the breakfast menu that comes loaded with burritos, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches. Breakfast is also available at Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant further down the street, alongside every ice cream flavor and topping under the sun (The cream-topped parfaits are other-worldly). And Cook deserves another shoutout for its warm, industrial vibe and menu that spans from the simple to the complex.
Third stop: Bread, brews, and Wok This Way
Walnut Street takes us from TRIO Newton to the quaint Newtonville town center. No more than 200 steps along the way, Great Harvest Bakery lives up to its URL (www.wickedgoodbread.com). If you love a free slice of hot-out-of-the-oven bread, this is a must-stop. Across the street, new coffees are brewing and you are invited to offer feedback before they appear on the webstore of George Howell Coffee. The location, which bears the same name, is a true coffee lab. Next door, Le Du Thai Eatery is cooking up fare — menu segments include “Keep Calm & Curry On” and “Wok this Way” — that GrubHub critics give high marks. Can you tell living in Newton is great?
Fourth stop: Tacos, sweets, and cold treats
A few more steps down the street, Los Amigo’s Taqueria, a fast-casual restaurant, has charmed a whole lot of UberEats customers (4.8 stars out of 5) with its contemporary take on authentic Mexican cuisine. Annie Mae’s Sweet Café, on the other hand, caters to anyone with food allergies who want to eat baked goods that are just as divine as their allergen-full versions. Tasty treats, but of the cold kind, are also found at Rancatore’s Ice Cream & Yogurt shop.
Fifth stop: Everything organic, sushi, and beer
Close to the end of the Walnut Street restaurant row, find Rox Diner, where organic eggs rule and the maple syrup is custom-produced in Vermont. Aji is another dining magnet around here, drawing from the large pool of us who can’t go more than days without sushi. Next-door Brewer’s Coalition attracts customers by different means: 20 craft beers on tap, 30 in bottles or cans, and a menu featuring everything from truffle fries and calamari to Tuscan kale salads and Thai chicken lettuce wraps.
Sixth stop: Home sweet home
Ah, we’re back at TRIO Newton. Brought home takeout? Dining on one of the two rooftop decks sounds perfect to us. It’s good living in Newton, especially here.