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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 »

Nose to Tail: Bloody Mary PoutineBloody Mary Poutine From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

The evening was an amazing experience. We walked in and could see the food being prepared behind long stainless steel tables and I got the impression they were enjoying themselves as much as we were going to enjoy eating their creations. The chefs were genuinely passionate about their work.

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.

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.