Newton is seeing a bit of movement on the restaurant front. The most recent entry is the Farmacy, which opened in Newton Four Corners. It’s in the same small strip mall as The Dumpling House (a personal favorite). 

It’s interesting since Four Corners is often a “forgotten village”, but it is the home of a Whole Foods, a decent wine shop, and the city’s major seasonal farmer’s market, among other restaurants. 

The Farmacy menu focuses on locally sourced and organic ingredients, mostly grain bowls and smoothies. The Newton location is one of three for the startup, which will soon include the High Street Place Food Hall in Boston’s financial district. 

Another restaurant with a similar bent is Pressed, which is currently building out a space on Needham Street. Pressed currently has locations in Burlington and Nashua, NH. 

Last month Patzcurao Taqueria opened in Nonantum, which is emerging as wonderful restaurant destination. With a couple of standby bars (West St. Grill and Tommy Doyle’s) and some gems like Shaking Crab, Olivia’s Bistro Moldova, and The Landing — L’Approdo Pizza & Kitchen all within a couple of blocks. I even saw a sign for kebabs on Adams Street, which I need to check out.


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