The local food movement is alive and well in Somerville, with several farmers markets selling regional food, lots of restaurants serving dishes that highlight local food and even a business that cooks food grown near Boston so you don’t have to. And few places in town do local food as well as Sherman Cafe & Market in Union Square, which features dozens of items from around New England on its menu and in its store.
Sherman Cafe serves tasty pastries, sandwiches, salads and breakfast items chock full of local food goodness and the market sells many items grown or produced nearby. This place is a local food lovers paradise.
The cafe menu has several standard items, but be sure to check the chalkboards carefully when ordering because items change frequently to highlight what’s in season. Sherman has tons of options for omnivores and vegetarians/vegans, so it’s a great place to go with a group that has a variety of dining needs.
Breakfast options are diverse, from Greek yogurt and fruit to Iggy’s bagels that you can topped with cream cheeses in flavors like asparagus and ramp to egg sandwiches and smoked bluefish on a bagel or English muffin, there’s truly something very delicious for everyone. Lunch brings lots of hearty sandwiches and a selection of soups that will please a variety of palates. Get anything with the green hummus and you won’t be disappointed, it’s a punch of flavor that will make your mouth happy.
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, Sherman stocks a full arsenal of yummy baked goods, from giant cookies to soft muffins. The cafe once again caters to a variety of eating choices by providing several delectable vegan sweets. And if you’re looking for just a light bite, the cafe even has snacks like a local apple with Teddie Peanut Butter (made right down the road in Everett) and a cheese plate that features an ever-changing selection of incredible local varieties.
Sherman brews a few different iced teas, some black, some herbal, that are the perfect thirst-quenchers on a hot summer day. The cafe’s coffee and espresso drinks are all top-notch and the chai is dreamy and creamy. A diverse selection of Mem Teas, served in cute little pots, rounds out the beverage options.
While you’re in Sherman cafe, it’s worth heading around the corner to the market. There you will find a feast of local food just begging to be turned into a delicious meal. The market stocks regionally raised meat, locally made bread, the aforementioned Teddie Peanut Butter and dozens of other terrific New England products. It’s like being able to attend the farmers market any day of the week.
If you’re seeking local eating, look no further than Sherman Cafe & Market, where all of your regional food desires are sure to be satisfied.
Sherman Cafe & Market
257 Washington St.
Cafe: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Market: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m.
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