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 »
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!
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.
Veal Neapolitan from Chioda’s Trattoria includes veal cutlets, Portobello mushrooms, eggplant, roasted red peppers and topped off with mozzarella cheese.
Normally I can see a menu and pick something I want instantly, Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street was different; everything sounded so irresistible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The presentations were exquisite and really accentuated different aspects of the meal with different colors and texture, but most importantly, with purpose.
The Restaurant Week menu at The Urban Kitchen and Bar on Shrewsbury Street opened my eyes to some delicious selections of flavors and ingredients.
I will definitely be back to The Urban Kitchen + Bar on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. They promised ‘refined comfort food’ they get that right!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Scallops with Basil from Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester left me looking for a little more.
Traditionally, Choo Chee is served over fish, but Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester created this version over duck from scratch when asked.
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.
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.
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.
I went out on a limb by ordering the Lad-Nar from Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester, a clear deviation from my usual, but I was happy I did.
Friendly hosts, extremely reasonable prices and amazing food in a warm atmosphere, I cannot say enough about Bay State Shawarma.
Next time I visit this restaurant, and there definitely will be a next time, I am eager to try one of the different middle eastern dishes that they offer. Everything looked amazing, and from what I tasted, they have created a new fan in Middle Eastern cuisine.
As I looked around the table, I was overcome with food ordering envy, admiring all the dishes and thinking – what will I order next time. I will be back to Bay State Shawarma & Grill many more times, I can guarantee that.
The tahini, hummus, sumac flavors, grilled meats, pickled vegetables, labne, all make for a flavorful meal that is a delight to the eat at Bay State Shawarma on Water Street in Worcester.
Have you ever driven by a place several times and said, “I should really check that place out” and then never do. Well, Bay State Shawarma and Grill was one of those places that I’m glad I stopped in. Bay State Shawarma and Grill is fairly understated in it’s appearance, yet holds tasty wonders inside. The […]
Bay State Shawarma & Grill was a complete surprise! The placed looked a little like a cafeteria and had that style of ordering. Menu showed photos of the food and was above the food line and the staff was taking orders behind the glass. But here’s the thing- the folks working there were super friendly. And […]
As I was finishing my last bite I was already planning when I could return, Bay State is this the best Middle Eastern food I have had in this area.
Overall, the Chicken Shawarma was delicious and a very satisfying meal. As good as any sit down middle eastern place I’ve been, but at the cost of takeout.
With my beef Shawarma plate I also received a side salad, hummus and a labna which is some type of garlicky spread which I used on everything I ate.
Our recent Worcester Foodie adventures took us to Meze Greek Tapas Bar & Grille – a new addition to the bustling dining scene on Shrewsbury Street. This was my second visit there as I was able to check it out over the summer when it first opened – at that time we enjoyed the […]