How is it that one street in Allston can have three of my favorite finds? Sheer wonderful goodness I guess. Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Whole Heart Provisions, and FoMu are lined up perfectly next to each other, making it very easy to have a food fest choosing items from all three. I’m going to give you the lay down of what to order at each place.
I’ve already written about Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, but will reiterate the general themes I touched on before. The french fries are a definite order here. Crispy on the outside, with a light and fluffy inside you MUST order these. You can have them truffled up or even make them poutine style, which adds on a slathering of gravy and cheese curds. Lastly, since you are going out, don’t just order their classic grilled cheese sandwich, which I am sure is amazing, but order something a little more out there. AKA their Allston. When in Rome, right? It is composed of the sweetest gooiest fig jam, tangy herbed goat cheese, decadent caramelized onions, and fresh arugula.
Next door, Whole Heart Provisions appears to be only for vegan connoisseurs, but trust me it is not for the faint of heart. Load up your salad with added falafel, avocado, or miso BBQ tofu, and you will walk away feeling full and nourished. I always order the Viet because of the wonderful peanut dressing and crumble on top, but any of the salad combinations look divine. Grab a side of the Crispy Old Bay Brussels which will leave your senses feeling fired from the Old Bay seasoning, lemon, and spicy crema.
Lastly, need to cool down your mouth after the fiery brussel sprouts? Never fear, this is when you MUST head over to FoMu. Another vegan find, FoMu makes their ice cream from coconut or nut based milk. Genius I know. I am in love with all of their peanut ice cream, AKA the peanut addiction again, whether they add in fudge swirls, chips, or brownie pieces. But, my favorite desserts are actually their baked goods. Grab one of their humungous nutter butters and/or 7 layer bars and you will be blissfully content for the rest of the day!
Make sure to check out all of these wonderful finds, and if you are coming from BC, simply get off the B Line at Allston St. then walk around 10 minutes to heaven.