June 15, 2024

Meals Information

The brand new eating corridor will characteristic 10 eateries and a bar from Blossom Bar’s Ran Duan and Grill 23’s Brahm Callahan.

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CanalSide, a meals corridor on the CambridgeSide middle, will open in October 2024. Courtesy CambridgeSide

One other meals corridor is coming to Better Boston with CanalSide, a part of a redevelopment plan of the CambridgeSide mall.

It’s kicking out its nationwide quick meals tenants that made up the previous CambridgeSide meals court docket and changing them with principally fast-casual, native ideas. On the middle of the modernized, revamped meals court docket is a bar run by drink-making stars in Boston. 

Ran Duan of Baldwin Bar and Blossom Bar and Brahm Callahan of Grill 23 are partnering collectively to deliver C-Facet, which can characteristic cocktails, wine, and beer. 

The bar joins 10 extra eateries that may open in October, however CambridgeSide regional advertising and marketing director Melissa LaVita stated patrons can anticipate three extra tenants to affix the meals corridor quickly after.

[We’re] transitioning away from the standard mall meals court docket and the standard chains you’ll see in it,” LaVita stated. “It’s going to have a totally totally different really feel. [We’re] working with native eateries as a part of the redesign, after which the bar within the center, which is unquestionably totally different from what you’ll discover in a standard meals court docket.”

Hours for CanalSide and every eatery haven’t but been confirmed. From Mediterranean meals to pasta and tacos, right here’s what you may look forward to finding on the menus at CanalSide this fall:


This 50-seat bar will be capable to make basic cocktails and serve a collection of wine (with the assistance of Grasp Sommelier Callahan) and beer. However the idea behind the craft cocktails performs on the nostalgia of mall tradition — becoming within the CambridgeSide.

“Again within the day earlier than on-line procuring [the mall ] is not less than the place I frolicked in highschool, even in faculty,” stated Duan, who shared that one in every of his first jobs was at a Hollister. “I need to do one thing that reminds individuals of the nice outdated days: mall tradition.”

For instance: there’s one cocktail impressed by Orange Julius drinks, with Aperol, macadamia, and grapefruit made like a frappe. One other cocktail is a nod to Auntie Anne’s pretzels. 


This Boston-based restaurant takes inspiration from road meals within the Jap Mediterranean area, and has three different places in Better Boston — together with at one other meals corridor, the Time Out Market. Featured on the menu are m’anoush, their flatbreads topped with varied seasonings, greens, or proteins. In the event you’re new to m’anoush, they advocate the rooster Za’atar M’anoush, which incorporates hummus, tomatoes, spicy potatoes, pickled turnips, and topped with garlic and “secret” sauces. 

Additionally they have grain bowls, just like the lentil rice bowl that pairs with an Armenian salad, labne, and harissa. Or skip the grains for simply the greens with their salad choices, together with the fattoush salad that mixes a number of greens and greens with sumac, saj chips, and a pomegranate French dressing.


You’re most likely accustomed to Chilacates, a neighborhood Mexican delicacies chain that has a number of places round Better Boston and serves up stuffed burritos and taco plates for lunch and dinner. At its new CanalSide location, it’s bringing diners its similar Mexican road meals menu with a alternative of a number of totally different proteins.

For instance, you could possibly get a flour tortilla burrito with rice, beans, cheese, and pico, then add rooster. Select shrimp in your taco plate, which comes with three corn tortillas, topped with onions, cilantro, and radish and even comes with a aspect of rice and beans. 

Courtesy CanalSide

DalMoros Recent Pasta to Go

The small chain of customizable, on-the-go pasta is bringing its first Massachusetts location to CanalSide. It might be a fast meal, however this store guarantees selfmade sauces and contemporary pasta, and so they use recipes from their authentic location in Venice, Italy. 

The best way it really works: choose a contemporary pasta, like rigatoni or fettuccine. Then choose a sauce, corresponding to amatriciana, cacio e pepe, or pesto. Lastly you get your choose of many toppings, from a garlic breadstick and rooster to parmesan cheese and sundried tomatoes. 


This sandwich store began in Nantucket and has since expanded to Boston. The CanalSide eatery will probably be its third location, serving sandwiches on their house-made focaccia bread. 

Some sandwiches embrace the Island Mambo with prosciutto, burrata, truffle honey, and arugula, or the vegetarian choice caprese with tomato, mozzarella, little leaf greens, balsamic glaze, and pesto. There may also be a breakfast menu, with gadgets just like the Wake N Bacon sandwich on a plain or all the pieces bagel, topped with a fried egg, bacon, hash brown, jalapeño cream cheese, and sriracha aioli.

Courtesy CanalSide


A Time Out Market spot serving Asian fusion bowls is getting a second location in CanalSide. It’s additionally Chef and Distinctive Ideas restaurant group proprietor Nina Festekjian’s second displaying at CanalSide along with Anoush’ella.

The customizable bowls begin with selecting a base between natural greens or jasmine rice. Transfer onto proteins subsequent with BBQ rooster, poached salmon, ginger beef. Your final alternative is between three flavors: Japanese donburi, Thai pad Krapow, and Vietnamese banh mi. 

Lala’s Neapolitan-ish Pizza

Since 2021, Lala’s has served entire pies as a pop-up after which at its first brick-and-mortar location at Time Out Market. The CanalSide will probably be its second location, with the identical menu of crimson and white sauce pizzas and tacky garlic bread.

For first-time diners, their hottest pizzas embrace the Margherita, a sizzling honey-pepperoni pizza known as the Scorching Johnny, and the Cheese Please with ricotta cream, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and parmesan.

Courtesy CanalSide

Nu Burger

One other entry from Chef Festekjian, this burger restaurant serves a number of beef burgers — and one cauliflower veggie burger — and toppings to make globally-inspired substances. Its Time Out Market location has since closed, so the CanalSide eatery will probably be its sole brick-and-mortar house.

These on the lookout for a extra conventional burger will discover that with the Fenway Burger, topped with sharp cheddar, tomato, charred onions, lettuce, spicy pickles, and NuSauce. The veggie burger patty is a mixture of cauliflower, quinoa, and cheddar, and the burger is then topped with avocado-pesto crimson cabbage slaw and NuSauce.

Sapporo Ramen

Large sizzling bowls of ramen are after all on the menu, like the home ramen made with rooster broth, a spicy miso ramen that blends three sorts of miso pastes, and even a vegan ramen. 

However these not on the lookout for sizzling soup will discover rice bowls — for instance, a Japanese katsu curry bowl and a rooster teriyaki bowl — in addition to some sushi choices, just like the tiger roll made with shrimp tempura and a candy potato tempura veggie roll. 

Caffe Nero

This UK-based, Italian-style espresso chain has a number of espresso outlets round Better Boston, serving an intensive checklist of java that features lattes, espresso, chilly brews, and their espresso-blended frappe lattes. There are some tea choices for many who don’t drink espresso, and an assortment of cafe sandwiches and pastries.

Teazzi Tea Store

This bubble tea store has a wide range of home teas, just like the strawberry 4 seasons milk tea or the home particular milk tea, in addition to a seasonal choice that modifications. Apart from topping your tea with boba, you additionally produce other add-ons, like oats, grass jelly, aloe, and honey.