Time for the next up in our series of places in the Greater Boston area
to grab a quick lunch or snack and in this instance, oh-so-much-more at Debraâ€™s Natural Gourmet
Located in West Concord, Massachusetts, Debraâ€™s Natural Gourmet has
been a staple of the local community since its inception in 1989.
Focusing on providing the freshest and best products, thereâ€™s no other
place, in my opinion, that comes close to Debraâ€™s in both quality and
service. Part shopping market and part cafÃ©, everything that enters and
leaves the store is organic and sustainably grown. Be it the sandwiches,
soups, and numerous side dishes made daily for take out or the fresh
produce grown locally, everything is done the natural organic way. Not
only is everything fresh (have I said that yet?) I think their prices
for lunch are extremely reasonable.
What to be on the look out for:
Normally I list only one item here, but after going to Debraâ€™s,
youâ€™ll understand that one does not simply get â€œan itemâ€ for lunch,
there are so many to choose from. So what are my favorite items to get
for lunch? Well, for starters, the Cheddar & Mustard sandwich.
Simple and elegant, there arenâ€™t many ingredients to the sandwich, but
the taste it packs speaks volumes. To go with it, I would recommend the
veggie chili, which is packed with black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas,
carrots, and much more, and seasoned with spicesâ€”itâ€™s one zesty soup
(it also comes with a piece of foccacia bread, your choice of whole
wheat or gluten free).
And if youâ€™re sharing with your co-workers, like we do, grab a side of
the couscous which is fluffy and light, mixed with chickpeas, feta,
olives and lightly dressed in cider vinegar and olive oil. Everything
about Debraâ€™s lives up to its mantra â€œEat Well, Be Happy.â€
As an added bonus, many items are vegetarian or vegan!
Debraâ€™s Natural Gourmet
98 Commonwealth Avenue
West Concord, MA 01742