Pass the Pita: Cava Makes Harvard Square Debut
Cava opened its newest location Friday morning on Brattle Street, bringing a Mediterranean-themed fast-casual option to Harvard Square.
Madras Dosa Co. Brings a Dose of Dosa to Harvard Square
Madras Dosa Co., a chain specializing in customizable dosas, opened its doors last Friday with the goal of bringing South Indian food to Harvard Square.
In Photos: A Trip to Boston’s Chinatown
Multimedia staff photographer Truong L. Nguyen ’23 embarks on a trip to Boston’s Chinatown to meet the historic neighborhood’s residents and explore their stories.
Lê’s Vietnamese Restaurant Set to Leave Harvard Square Due to Garage Renovations
Lê’s Vietnamese Restaurant is set to relocate to Boston’s Chinatown due to renovations slated for the Garage Building — a shopping mall located at 36 JFK St. where the restaurant is currently housed.
Former Darwin’s Workers to Launch Co-op Coffee Shop
Following the closure of all four locations of Darwin’s Ltd. late last year, a small group of former employees have announced plans to open a worker-owned cafe at the former Darwin’s location on Cambridge St.
New Fish on the Block: Students, Locals Welcome Ice Cream Store Taiyaki NYC to Harvard Square
Days before soft serve ice cream store Taiyaki NYC celebrates the grand opening of its Harvard location, the newest addition to the Square has already lured in students and local residents.
Harvard Square Businesses Welcome New and Old Faces During Game Day Weekend
Harvard Square businesses welcomed crowds of visitors last weekend for the first Harvard-Yale football game in Cambridge since 2016.
Darwin’s to Close Doors After 30 Years of Business
Darwin’s Ltd., a famous Cambridge coffee chain, announced the closure of all four of its locations on Wednesday, only two weeks after disclosing plans to close its original shop in Harvard Square.
Harvard Students and Dining Hall Workers Call for Hot Breakfast Expansion to All Houses
Nearly 2,000 Harvard students have signed onto a petition advocating for hot breakfast service across all upperclassman dining halls.
Harvard Square Hosts 43rd Annual Oktoberfest
Harvard Square hosted Cambridge’s 43rd Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, complete with beer, sausages, and music to entertain overflow crowds.
Students Living in Cronkhite Overflow Housing Sign Petition for a Dining Hall
More than 30 undergraduates living in Cronkhite Center, a former graduate student dormitory currently serving as overflow housing, have signed onto a petition urging administrators to serve hot food within the building’s dining hall.
Baking News: Le Macaron French Pastries Opens in Harvard Square
Harvard Square officially welcomed Le Macaron French Pastries in a grand opening event Saturday.
Students Mourn, Celebrate Relocated El Jefe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square
It was only the second day of class, but Sabrina M. “Rezzy” Reznik ’25 estimated she had visited El Jefe’s Taqueria “three or four times” since arriving on campus for the fall semester.
Fishy Business: Ice Cream Store Taiyaki NYC to Open Harvard Square Location in July
Soft serve ice cream store Taiyaki NYC will open a Harvard Square location in July, joining a growing number of chains setting up shop in the area.
Mapping Harvard Square’s Transformation, From the Last In-person Commencement to Today
Harvard Square will host the first in-person Commencement since 2019 on Thursday. With three classes set to graduate this week, Harvard Square is alive and bustling with students, families, friends, and tourists.
Bring on the Boba: Gong Cha to Open in Harvard Square
Gong Cha — an international bubble tea chain — is set to bubble into Harvard Square in early June. The store will take over the previous Dado Tea location at 50 Church St. and will be the latest addition to the Square’s boba tea collection, alongside Kung Fu Tea located at 1160 Massachusetts Ave. Boston Tea Stop, another Harvard Square staple that served bubble tea, closed last year.
Bosso Ramen Tavern Surfs Into Harvard Square
Bosso Ramen Tavern, a new Japanese restaurant specializing in small plates, sushi, and ramen, held its Harvard Square grand opening on Saturday.
Company Founded by Harvard Researchers to Launch Alternative Meat Product
Tender Foods, a food technology startup co-founded by four Harvard-affiliated researchers that produces alternative meats, is preparing for a product launch later this year.
Culinary Historian Michael Twitty Discusses African American Food Culture at Radcliffe Institute
Culinary author and historian Michael W. Twitty delivered a lecture on African and African American food history at a virtual event hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Thursday.
Cafe and Yoga Studio Open Wellness Collaborative in Harvard Square
A new wellness collaborative between a yoga studio and a cafe opened in Harvard Square on Tuesday, offering meditation, massages, and meals at its location on John F. Kennedy Street.
The Mexican Restaurant El Jefe's Taqueria will move from its current location on Mount Auburn Street to 1 John F. Kennedy St.
Taco ’Bout News!: El Jefe’s Taqueria to Relocate Within Harvard Square
El Jefe’s Taqueria, a staple of Harvard Square, is set to move into a new location around the corner from its current storefront in August.
Singh’s Dhaba Spices Up Mass. Ave.
Singh’s Dhaba, a North Indian restaurant owned by the creators of Singh’s Cafe and Bapu G’s, opened its doors on Massachusetts Avenue Friday.