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Our Mission: Eat everywhere in Worcester.

WorcesterFoodies is a group of wandering consumers of tasty foods. All from different backgrounds, we have the love of food in common. Coming together once a month at a Worcester area restaurant, WorcesterFoodies is determined to eat everything the city has to offer and suggest, to you, what we like the best! Learn more »

Scott Erb Visits Niche’s Test KitchenOaxacan Chorizo Taco From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

All in all, the evening at Niche Hospitality Group’s The Test Kitchen in Worcester, MA was one of my absolute favorite and “unique” experiences to date.

The First Event at Worcester’s Test Kitchen

Sopecitos De Carnitas From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

The Test Kitchen provided a wonderful evening filled with friends, cocktails, food, and the royalty of Worcester chefs…what more could a Foodie ask for!

From By Anna Leigh published April 2015 in Downtown.

Inaugural Night at Test Kitchen for Jayme’s First Foodies Experience

Paella Grande From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Any foodie would delight in getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the chefs at Niche work their magic here at the Test Kitchen in Worcester.

From By Jayme Valdez published April 2015 in Downtown.

Evan Tests the Worcester Test Kitchen

Porchetta Con Pimenton From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

With a focus on local sourced food, and a passion that exudes confidence, the Test Kitchen dishes some of the best food that Worcester has to offer.

From By Evan Dufault published April 2015 in Downtown.

Drew Breaks Down Niche’s Test Kitchen’s First Event

Bratwurst From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Worcester Foodies had the honor of being the first group to break the seal at the Niche Test Kitchen, and I must say, it was nothing short of amazing.

From By Drew Wheelock published April 2015 in Downtown.

Alex’s Test Kitchen Experience

Pork ready to be made into Porchetta Con Pimenton From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

I highly recommend holding your next gathering at the Niche Test Kitchen; the atmosphere, food, and drinks will create a night of excitement and happiness.

From By Alex Cholakis published April 2015 in Downtown.

Lynn’s Evening At The Test Kitchen

Taylor Ham Slider From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

I enjoyed the Test Kitchen immensely; if you have an opportunity like this, you will not regret attending a uniquely delicious experience such as this.

From By Lynn Beauregard published April 2015 in Downtown.

Donna’s Take On Worcester’s Test Kitchen

Banh Mi Poutine From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Test kitchens are the ideal places for a true food lover, the chefs get to be creative and take risks—here in Worcester, the Chef’s risks have paid off.

From By Donna Dufault published April 2015 in Downtown.

Stephanie’s Test Kitchen Review

lettuce cup From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Worcester’s Test Kitchen offered a glimpse into what each Niche restaurants have to offer—and I cannot wait until I am able to give them all a try!

From By Stephanie Orsi published April 2015 in Downtown.

Ron Reviews Niche’s Test Kitchen in Worcester

Oyster on the half shell From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

I can’t say enough about my experience at Worcester’s Test Kitchen, words don’t do it justice, you’ll just have to go experience this marvel for yourself!

From By Ron Scott published April 2015 in Downtown.

Dana’s Take on the Worcester Test Kitchen

Spiced Pork Spread From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

It’s a great chance for the patrons to interact with the chefs and ask them questions and give feedback, and they honestly want your honest feedback.

From By Dana Lane published April 2015 in Downtown.

Nose to Tail: Bloody Mary Poutine

Bloody Mary Poutine From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Immediately, I got the impression the Chefs of the Test Kitchen were enjoying themselves as much as we were enjoy eating the creations at the Test Kitchen.

From By Robyn Lane published April 2015 in Downtown.

A Tour of Italy… in Worcester, MA

A Tour of Italy from Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

Chioda’s is a family run restaurant that offers a great value, outstanding flavorful food and a wonderful staff that makes everyone feel comfortable – features that Worcester restaurant one everyone should visit and experience for themselves!

From By Joe Giacobbe published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Sautéed Mussels from Chioda’s Trattoria

Sautéed Mussels from Chioda's Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester

Chioda’s Trattoria is truly a hidden gem in Worcester and their menu, including the sautéed mussels, offers great portions of great authentic Italian meals.

From By Julie Valois published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Veal Neapolitan from Chioda’s Trattoria

Veal Neapolitan from Chioda's Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

Veal Neapolitan from Chioda’s Trattoria includes veal cutlets, Portobello mushrooms, eggplant, roasted red peppers and topped off with mozzarella cheese.

From By Donna Dufault published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Chicken Gorgonzola from Chioda’s Trattoria

Chicken Gorgonzola from Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

Normally I can see a menu and pick something I want instantly, Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street was different; everything sounded so irresistible.

From By Stephanie Orsi published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Chioda’s Trattoria’s Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana from Chiodas Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester

Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester offers great food and value at an off the beaten path location, and is definitely worth a visit.

From By David published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Tour of Italy

Tour of Italy from Chioda's Trattoria on Frankling Street in Worcester

Chioda’s Trattoria offers everything you could want from your classic Italian restaurant; personalized service, friendly wait staff, fabulous food, huge portions and a great value.

From By Evan Dufault published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Porchetta

Porchetta from Chioda's Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

Chioda Trattoria’s Porchetta was delicious—it came with a side of green beans, smashed potatoes and I added a side salad with house golden Italian dressing.

From By Robyn Lane published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka from Chioda's Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

The cumulative heat of Chioda’s Trattoria’s Penne alla Vodka was fairly strong, but not overpowering offering a counterpoint to the creamy vodka marinara.

From By Dana Lane published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Seared Duck Breast at The Urban

Seared Duck Breast at The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The seared duck breast at the Urban on Shrewsbury Street was Flavorful but not gamey, the meat paired well with the earthy sweet potato and wild mushrooms.

From By Joe Giacobbe published March 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Urban’s Chicken and Dumplings

Urban Kitchen's Chicken and Dumplings

The Chicken and Dumplings from The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester was an exquisitely prepared dish in the style of a good French trained chef.

From By David published March 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Roasted Lobster Tail + Butter Poached Claws

Lobster Tail and Claws from The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

I ended up scraping the bowl with bread and was restrained from licking the bowl by the fancy ambiance and linen napkins at Urban Kitchen in Worcester

From By Alex Cholakis published March 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Black Pepper Tagliatelle from Urban

black pepper tagliatelle from Urban Kitchen on Shrewsbury Street

The presentations were exquisite and really accentuated different aspects of the meal with different colors and texture, but most importantly, with purpose.

From By Evan Dufault published February 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Urban’s Arctic Char during Restaurant Week

Arctic Char from Urban Kitchen on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The Restaurant Week menu at The Urban Kitchen and Bar on Shrewsbury Street opened my eyes to some delicious selections of flavors and ingredients.

From By Julie Valois published February 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Chicken + Dumplings from The Urban

Chicken + Dumplings from The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

I will definitely be back to The Urban Kitchen + Bar on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. They promised ‘refined comfort food’ they get that right!

From By Lynn Beauregard published February 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Pan Seared Bass from The Urban

Pan Seared Bass from The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The Pan Seared Bass from The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester was a great portion size and cooked perfectly with a unique selection of ingredients.

From By Stephanie Orsi published February 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Chicken and Dumplings from The Urban

Chicken and Dumplings from The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The dumplings from The Urban had just enough texture in them to counter the wilted chard and mushrooms nicely, and could stand up to the chicken as well.

From By Dana Lane published February 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Arctic Char from The Urban

Arctic Char from The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

While the flavors of everything were terrific at The Urban on Shrewsbury Street, I was disappointed with the portion sizes of both food and drink.

From By Robyn Lane published February 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Pad Thai at Thai Time

Pad Thai at Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester, MA

The options for the Pad Thai at Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester offered added protein, included chicken, shrimp or…both! I went for both.

From By Alex Cholakis published January 2015 in Park Avenue Area.

Scallops with Basil

Scallops with Basil from Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester, MA

The Scallops with Basil from Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester left me looking for a little more.

From By David published January 2015 in Park Avenue Area.

Duck Choo Chee

Duck Choo Chee from Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester, MA

Traditionally, Choo Chee is served over fish, but Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester created this version over duck from scratch when asked.

From By Drew Wheelock published January 2015 in Park Avenue Area.

Chicken with Basil

Chicken with Basil from Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester, MA

Thai Time’s Chicken with Basil, consisted of a healthy amount of chopped chicken & sautéed vegetables with a spicy Thai basil sauce served over white rice.

From By Dana Lane published January 2015 in Park Avenue Area.

Cashew Nut Chicken

Cashew Nut Chicken from Thai time on Highland Street in Worcester, MA

Worcester’s Thai Time’s Cashew Nut Chicken was flavorful: Thai based blend of spices in a light sauce, not too heavy and full of flavor with some spice.

From By Lynn Beauregard published January 2015 in Park Avenue Area.

Massaman Curry

Massaman Curry from Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester

The spice of the Massaman Curry from Thai Time on Highland Street offset the richness of the coconut sauce and created a perfect balance for my palate.

From By Julie Valois published January 2015 in Park Avenue Area.