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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 »

Black Pepper Tagliatelle from Urbanblack 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.

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.

It’s OK To Dine Alone When Going Out To Eat

Worcester Foodies enjoying Chef Bowser's Menu

Moments to celebrate are ruining the dining experience by making food the afterthought. When dining out, go with someone who doesn’t need entertaining so that you can focus on what matters: The Menu.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published February 2015 in Know Worcester, 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.

Thai Time Lad-Nar

Lad-Nar from Thai Time on Highland Street in Worcester, MA

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.

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

Beef Shawarma Plate

Beef Shawarma Plate from Bay State Shawarma on Water Street in Worcester, MA

Friendly hosts, extremely reasonable prices and amazing food in a warm atmosphere, I cannot say enough about Bay State Shawarma.

From By Drew Wheelock published December 2014 in Canal District.

Chicken Shawarma Dinner Plate

Chicken Shawarma Dinner Plate from Bay State on Water Street in Worcester, MA

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.

From By Evan Dufault published December 2014 in Canal District.

Chicken Shawarma Plate

Chicken Shawarma Plate from Bay Side on Water Street in Worcester, MA

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.

From By Lynn Beauregard published December 2014 in Canal District.

Beef Shawarma Plate

Beef Shawarma Plate from Bay State on Water Street in Worcester, MA

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.

From By David published December 2014 in Canal District.

Beef Shawarma

Beef Shawarma from Bay State on Water Street in Worcester, MA

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 […]

From By Scott Erb published December 2014 in Canal District.

Beef Shawarma and Kibbe

Beef Shawarma and Kibbe from Bay State on Water Street in Worcester, MA

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 […]

From By Donna Dufault published December 2014 in Canal District.

Middle Eastern Vegetarian

Middle Eastern selection at Bay State Shawarma

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.

From By Julie Valois published December 2014 in Canal District.

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma from Bay Side on Water Street in Worcester, MA

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.

From By Dana Lane published December 2014 in Canal District.

Beef Shawarma Plate

Beef Shawarma Plate from Bay State Shawarma & Grill resides on Water Street in Worcester

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.

From By Robyn Lane published December 2014 in Canal District.

Stuffed Grape Leaves from Meze

Soutzoukakia Smirneika

  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 […]

From By M. Michelle published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Channeling My Inner Greek

Spanaki from Meze Greek Tapas on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

I’m not Greek, but when I dine at Meze on Shrewsbury Street, I can justify pretending to be because of the great selection of Greek wine and dishes.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Pantzaria Salata from Mezé

Pantzaria Salata from Mezé on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

As a small business owner, I appreciate the personal touch of hospitality that can mean a lot to an existing or new customer.

From By Scott Erb published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Greek Tapas in Worcester

Greek Tapas in on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

An appetizer plate with five dips eggplant, caviar, and whipped feta were the stand outs among them and I would order it again and feel full and content.

From By Donna Dufault published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Greek Octopus from Meze

Octopus from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Overall, I give Meze high marks in all areas: tasty and fun menu items, excellent service, a bright clean atmosphere and you can’t beat the location — right on Shrewsbury Street. Got to love that!

From By Ron Scott published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Spanako-tiropita from Meze on Shrewsbury Street

Spanako tiropita from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

I ordered their Spanako-tiropita which is spinach mixed with feta and folded into phyllo dough. The dish came with a side of Greek yogurt for dipping.

From By Alex Cholakis published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Lavraki: Mediterranean Sea Bass from Meze Greek Tapas

Lavraki Mediterranean Sea Bass from Meze on Shrewsbury Street

For an entrée I chose the Lavraki, or whole Mediterranean Sea Bass, the flavor of the fish, unfortunately, did not make up for the extra efforts needed to obtain a bone-free bite.

From By Drew Wheelock published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Soutzoukakia Smirneika from Meze Greek

Soutzoukakia Smirneika from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

This dish is a perfect dish for sharing and sampling among friends and was worthy of being on this platter to start any main course.

From By David published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Mirada Greek Tapas on Shrewsbury Street

Fresh smelts dipped in homemade batter and golden fried from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The purpose of the meze is twofold: to complement and enhance the taste of a drink and / or to provide the backdrop for a social gathering.

From By Joe Giacobbe published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Kotosouvlaki from Mezé Greek Tapas Bar & Grille

Kotosouvlaki from Mezé Greek Tapas Bar & Grille on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA takes the concept of tapas and applies it to Greek food, quite successfully I might add.

From By Dana Lane published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

A Mediterranean Medley at Mezé

Roasted Red Pepper from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

There were so many dishes I can’t do justice describing them all, suffice it to say Mezé on Shrewsbury Street is truly a food lovers experience.

From By Robyn Lane published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Mediterranean Salad from Brew City

Mediterranean Salad from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Looking for more than a burger and wings when catching a game and enjoying your favorite beer? The Mediterranean Salad from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published October 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.