There are way more than six things I love about Somerville, but today I’m bringing you a short list of stuff I can’t get enough of right now. They aren’t in any particular order and I could’ve added dozens more items, but stopped myself for fear of making this post way too long. Without further ado …
Breakfast at 3 Little Figs
My husband and I have a standing once-a-month (sometimes more) breakfast date at 3 Little Figs (278 Highland Ave.). We sometimes visit the Figs on the weekend, but really love it when we can make it there on a weekday. There’s just something about eating breakfast out on a Wednesday that feels extra special. No matter the day, starting the morning with delicious coffee, the best Greek yogurt with fruit and granola and tasty pastries is always such a treat.
Ice Cream at J.P. Licks at Assembly Row
I still have a hard time believing I’m in Somerville when I go to Assembly Row, especially when I’m in the waterfront area. That’s my favorite part of the new development and it’s also the perfect spot to enjoy an ice cream from nearby J.P. Licks (611 Assembly Row) on a summer day.
The City of Somerville planted 575 new trees around town this summer in an effort to plant 2,000 by the end of next year. I love that the city has such an active commitment to making Somerville an even better place to live. It’s always so nice to see more greenery in our urban landscape.
The Courtyard at Bloc 11
I’m often in need of a place to get together with people for interviews and meetings and my go-to spot this summer has been Bloc 11’s courtyard (11 Bow St.). It’s such a treat to sit outside under a big shade tree in the middle of the city while sipping on Bloc’s excellent coffee and tea. And I’ve been loving the cafe’s big salads for lunch. Try the Union with the buffalo tempeh, you won’t regret it!
Small Town Living in the Big City
I was driving back from the Cape recently and spotted a Union Square Donuts truck on I-93 headed north. We pulled up alongside it and discovered co-owner Josh Danoff inside. After some hearty waves and honking we parted ways, but the run-in reminded me just how small Boston and Somerville really are. And how much I love it. If you haven’t had a Union Square Donut yet, you’re missing out. Get one at the shop (16 Bow St.) or at various farmers markets in the area.
Local Produce at the Farmers Markets
As you’ve probably ascertained, I love all of the farmers markets in Somerville (Davis, Union and the Mobile Market) and this is the best time of year to visit them. I just can’t get enough of all the fresh produce growing locally right now. If you’re looking for ways to use up everything you’ve bought, check out these seasonal recipes.
What are you loving in Somerville right now? Leave a comment telling us your favorite things!