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Grasshopper

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Allston, Allston
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  • E B.
    "Some of the best vegan food in Boston."(14 Tips)
    Tom C.
    "Chicken finger appetizer is the best food ever."(6 Tips)
    Maynard C.
    "monthly vegan buffet with BVS"(5 Tips)
    Andrea D.
    "jasmine tea is awesome."(3 Tips)
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  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    A vegan mainstay, and, for a long time, was one of the city’s few true vegan dining options. If you can look past its kitschy website, you’ll find an almost overwhelming selection of veggie-based fare Read more
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 12, 2012
    Inexpensive lunch options include a main dish, soup, and choice of rice. Try the No Name: battered gluten in a sweet and sour sauce served with steamed vegetables and sesame seeds Read more
  • Christian
    ChristianAugust 7, 2014
    This place has great vegan food. Try the lo mein and a hot cup of tea. Food is affordable and portions are generous so it's a great value.
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkMay 30, 2011
    Vegan buffet WITH the Boston Vegetarian Society IF you attend the 4 pm talk - buffet - all the vegan food you care or dare to eat on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Read more
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    #12 &#41. Bean cakes are a deep fried delight, and the vermicelli with veggie pork is comfort food at it's finest.
  • Jenna L.
    Jenna LevineJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Tea (hot our iced depending in the season) and water served with every meal. An app or two and an order of "no name" is plenty for two!
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkFebruary 3, 2011
    The monthly vegan buffet with BVS (the Boston Vegetarian Society) is lots of fun; it's a vegan variety hour of many different things we enjoy.
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkAugust 20, 2011
    BVS is there most months on the 3rd Sunday afternoon at 4 pm with a free talk, followed by a vegan buffet for $10 each
  • Katie V.
    Katie ValdiviaFebruary 21, 2012
    The NoName is clearly revered and loved but anyone who has frequented this place for the past decade can tell
  • James M.
    One of the best and most tasty resteraunts, that also happens to be Vegan. It's hard to understand what there isn't to like here.
  • Megan L.
    Megan LuffJuly 28
    Pretty decent. I've been to better. But still a new place to try for veggies which is always fab.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah M.February 24, 2012
    The No Name is great but I also recommend the #69. Easy to remember as well as delicious.
  • A S.
    A SDecember 23, 2015
    Wish they offered half portions. No Name is too much for one person to finish, your jaw gets tired from all the chewing.
  • Jon T.
    Jon TyburskiSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    No name is good, but it's gigantic. If you're eating for one, try a few appetizers.
  • Richard M.
    Richard McLaughlinJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I hate the no-name. Love the #15 app though. Their salad dressing is crazy good.
  • CityRover M.
    CityRover MediaJanuary 6, 2011
    You absolutely have to order the No-Name off the specials menu; it’s gluten with a kind of General Tso’s-esque sauce & crunchy sesame seeds. Read more
  • Shailendra M.
    Shailendra MookimOctober 4, 2013
    Get "No Name" dish & chicken fingers (Number 77 from menu)!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrooksDecember 6, 2010
    Best place to eat in the afternoon since Peace o'Pie doesn't open until 5pm in the winter. Yes, I got the No Name.
  • Annah T.
    Annah ToddDecember 8, 2013
    I wanted something healthy not ladened in sauce or oil, so I got steamed vegetables. Huge mistake, it was 1.5 cups of frozen mixed vegetables tossed in boiling water and cost $10. Not worth it.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BAugust 21, 2011
    Best vegi food in Town! BBQ Pork is very tasty!
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SoaresJune 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    No name is a classic. I also have a weakness for the chicken fingers. Long time grasshopper fan.
  • Andrea D.
    Andrea DMarch 13, 2011
    no name fills the sesame chicken void left from my meat eating days. jasmine tea is awesome.
  • David C.
    David ChevalierApril 20, 2012
    Good service. I don't think this food is healthy even though it is vegan.
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkOctober 15, 2011
    No one knows anyone else here UNLESS they're here for the Boston Vegetarian Society's monthly educational seminar. THEN everyone is REALLY CHUMMY !!
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkFebruary 3, 2011
    Love it! The Boston Vegetarian Society (BVS) goes here monthly.
  • Omri C.
    Omri CohenOctober 21, 2014
    The worst restaurant in the world. Really. Avoid the "no name", it is over hyped, but way too sweat. All other dishes are so so.
  • Debra A.
    Debra AskanaseMay 19, 2011
    Lunch special is $6.25 with soup also.
  • John D.
    John DwyerDecember 27, 2012
    The pizza place next door is vegan too.
  • Craig S.
    Craig SilvaDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Split the no name with a friend! (ITS HUGE!)
  • Brandy T.
    Brandy ThomasJune 10, 2010
    Everyone must try No Name! Best dish I've eaten in a very long time.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RubinDecember 6, 2014
    Sobs noodles with peanut sauce appetizer
  • Rae
    RaeApril 6, 2013
    Portions are huge! Tempura is only so-so, pretty chewy.
  • Shailendra M.
    Shailendra MookimOctober 4, 2013
    'No Name' & no. 77 are the best!
  • Frank
    FrankMay 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The No Name is the best! Followed closely by the "chicken" fingers.
  • jensie
    jensieFebruary 6, 2012
    My roommate and I both got wicked food poisoning from the hot & sour soup..stay away or you will be sorry
  • Ian K.
    Ian KlarmanSeptember 7, 2016
    No Name!!!! So good
  • Isha G.
    Isha GujaratiSeptember 5, 2014
    Decent vegetarian thai food
  • Donnie
    DonnieOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The number 4 and the No Name
  • Paul L.
    Paul LurieDecember 30, 2011
    The "No Name" is so good it doesn't need a name.
  • Mary C.
    Mary ChevalierApril 20, 2012
    Hmm. This food might taste ok, but the No Name is probably No Good for you. And chicken fingers are surrounded by fried dough. Belch
  • Heather
    HeatherMarch 13, 2012
    The No Name is delicious!
  • Chetana S.
    Chetana SanghviMay 20, 2012
    Try no name most deli.food
  • Sandeep A.
    Sandeep AlluriOctober 19, 2012
    "THE NO NAME" is the best!
  • Paul H.
    Paul H.September 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    "The No Name" for life!
  • Lucy D.
    Lucy DrummondJuly 8, 2010
    Pretty greasy even though its vegan, don't eat leftovers in the morning or you'll feel sick
  • Chetana S.
    Chetana SanghviMay 20, 2012
    Great vegan restrent
  • E B.
    E BagsMay 24, 2010
    Some of the best vegan food in Boston. Read more
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza ChaseApril 19, 2010
    Go every third Sunday of the month for $10.70 buffet!
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LambrenosFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order #1, 8, 13, 69 and a no name. Sure to induce food coma.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CummingsApril 6, 2010
    Chicken finger appetizer is the best food ever.
  • Allison
    AllisonJune 4, 2010
    Get the veggie chicken fingers!
  • Jessica [.
    Jessica [^.^]November 23, 2011
    It doesn't need a name
  • Crystal A.
    Crystal AnsonFebruary 25, 2010
    Sweet & Sour Tofu YUMMY
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PiccirilloSeptember 11, 2010
    No name and chicken fingers.
  • Christine M.
    Christine MartinOctober 22, 2012
    Not impressed. Service was horrible! Food was ok.
  • Mat d.
    Mat dos SantosSeptember 20, 2009
    Hot & sour soup will make you cream.
  • Kevin Q.
    Kevin QuinnMarch 22, 2009
    Go to Grasshopper and order a "no name." Eat the entire thing and don't get sick.
  • Ted P.
    Ted PenningsJune 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    om nom nom nom
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