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My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#1 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Thu May 10, 2012 10:43 am

Depending on where my friend is placed (he is getting an internship) I'm either going to Boston or Austin in late June. I'm really excited. Well I guess there is a slim chance he could be in any other US city but most likely it's one of those two. Any tips and tricks and hot spots appreciated. Also will need to know the name of a gym where I could drop in for a small fee...
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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#2 Postby C.O. » Thu May 10, 2012 11:08 am

Your friend only likes to choose from places that rhyme? I have veg friends in both of those cities so let me know once you figure out which you are going to. Robert who I'm sure you are acquainted with lives in Austin now. Jacqamo (not sure on spelling of his name and his lady live in the Boston area (they are the vegan proteins people). I have a couple other friends in each of those cities as well that would be good resources for finding a gym and knowing where to get good eats.

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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#3 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Thu May 10, 2012 8:19 pm

can't wait to find out. cause i gotta buy a plane ticket for austin, but if its boston ill drive. should know soon! if its austin robert better come thru for me! ;)
actualy it would be fun to drive to austin but i wouldnt trust myself to do it alone. id get back pain and possibly fall asleep or get lost.
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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#4 Postby C.O. » Mon May 14, 2012 3:24 pm

If you drive to Austin any chance you might take a passenger with you? I've been wanting to go for the last few months but haven't had the cash for a plane ticket.

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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#5 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Mon May 14, 2012 7:02 pm

id consider it but i also have a leased vehicle so i dont know if i would really want to put the miles on it. but that would be fun. but my friend also said hes most very likely gonna be in boston...
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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#6 Postby C.O. » Tue May 15, 2012 10:06 am

Okay just keep me in the loop if it turns out the other way.

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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#7 Postby klouisjean » Wed May 16, 2012 12:09 pm

If you end up in Boston I can do my best to help. I live north of Boston and used to work in the city.
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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#8 Postby C.O. » Thu May 17, 2012 11:24 am

Oh I totally want it as bad as I want to breathe....wait what it are we talking about? Hahaha.

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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#9 Postby klouisjean » Thu May 17, 2012 11:52 am

C.O. wrote:Oh I totally want it as bad as I want to breathe....wait what it are we talking about? Hahaha.



hahaha...well I guess it depends
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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#10 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:37 am

It's Official. I will be in Boston from June 28-June 30. Watch out lol. I am visiting a friend who is the complete opposite of me food wise - his favorite restaurant is Wendy's and coming in second to that is chinese fried chicken. He is a 26 year old picky eater who eats basically alll meat....while I'm a vegan who wants to try everything on my upcoming trip. We go out to eat together a lot considering...he likes the fries at my vegan place and the lemonade and also he can get a cheese pizza, or sometimes we go for chinese and i get tofu. that said, please give me suggestions for good vegan eats, libations, and cultural stuff. I was also thinking about taking the Ferry to Ptown, or somewhere else on the cape. Any cape suggestions?? Also, if anyone wants to meet up for a work out or food that would be cool too! Thanks!! Also coming back through Warwick NY to visit another friend but at that point won't really have time to stop anywhere else. I'm so excited to get the you know what out of jersey even for three days.
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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#11 Postby blabbate » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:39 pm

jungleinthefrunk wrote:It's Official. I will be in Boston from June 28-June 30. Watch out lol. I am visiting a friend who is the complete opposite of me food wise - his favorite restaurant is Wendy's and coming in second to that is chinese fried chicken. He is a 26 year old picky eater who eats basically alll meat....while I'm a vegan who wants to try everything on my upcoming trip. We go out to eat together a lot considering...he likes the fries at my vegan place and the lemonade and also he can get a cheese pizza, or sometimes we go for chinese and i get tofu. that said, please give me suggestions for good vegan eats, libations, and cultural stuff. I was also thinking about taking the Ferry to Ptown, or somewhere else on the cape. Any cape suggestions?? Also, if anyone wants to meet up for a work out or food that would be cool too! Thanks!! Also coming back through Warwick NY to visit another friend but at that point won't really have time to stop anywhere else. I'm so excited to get the you know what out of jersey even for three days.

Where are you going to be? I dig Veggie Galaxy and Veggie Planet. My Thai was pretty good too. I hear good things about the Clover food trucks, but haven't tried them.

On the Cape, just go to Ptown. You can find a few places on Commercial that serve vegan food, and the whole place is super friendly.
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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#12 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:54 pm

My friend is a grad at North eastern U so he lives close to there....
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#13 Postby klouisjean » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:28 am

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jungleinthefrunk wrote:It's Official. I will be in Boston from June 28-June 30. Watch out lol. I am visiting a friend who is the complete opposite of me food wise - his favorite restaurant is Wendy's and coming in second to that is chinese fried chicken. He is a 26 year old picky eater who eats basically alll meat....while I'm a vegan who wants to try everything on my upcoming trip. We go out to eat together a lot considering...he likes the fries at my vegan place and the lemonade and also he can get a cheese pizza, or sometimes we go for chinese and i get tofu. that said, please give me suggestions for good vegan eats, libations, and cultural stuff. I was also thinking about taking the Ferry to Ptown, or somewhere else on the cape. Any cape suggestions?? Also, if anyone wants to meet up for a work out or food that would be cool too! Thanks!! Also coming back through Warwick NY to visit another friend but at that point won't really have time to stop anywhere else. I'm so excited to get the you know what out of jersey even for three days.

Where are you going to be? I dig Veggie Galaxy and Veggie Planet. My Thai was pretty good too. I hear good things about the Clover food trucks, but haven't tried them.

On the Cape, just go to Ptown. You can find a few places on Commercial that serve vegan food, and the whole place is super friendly.


100% agree on all the above. Ptown is my favorite place ever, it's like a gay Mr. Roger's neighborhood and it's awesome. There are some vegan friendly places there as well though I don't remember their names. lol And I have tried the Clover Food trucks...they are amazing. I've had their sandwiches and they make these rosemary and sea salt fries that are to die for, they even toss the fries in front of you which is awesome. I LOVE MY Thai and Veggie Galaxy is the bomb! I've heard Peace O'Pie in Allston is good though I haven't been there yet and there is also Grasshopper in Allston which I have also heard is good. There is a place called Life Alive in Cambridge, I haven't been to that one but they just opened up one close to me in Salem and it was amazing. So I am assuming the one in Cambridge is also delicious. Their smoothies are bitchin' :D

Government center and Faneuil Hall are good places to check out. There are always things going on there, and there are street performers doing all sorts of different things. Plus it's very historical and cool to check out. Quincy Market which is sort of behind Faneuil hall and is a long building is just one big food court and they have indian and japanese places that are veggie friendly. My husband and I were just there this weekend and we went to Wagamama which is on one side of Quincy Market and they had some great veggie meals.

You can also check out Fenway park or go to the Back bay near the Prudential center. It's personally one of my favorite places to walk around, probably because I used to lead a walking group there. The Prudential center is kind of cool, it's a very pretty expensive mall but it's still cool to walk around. Boylston street I believe is good for night life, I think all the clubs I have gone to are on Boylston near the park.

The Aquarium is kind of neat and although I haven't been in a while the Museum of science is cool. You can also do whale watching or take a duck tour of the city.

You could also take a train up to Salem, Ma which is about 30 minutes north of Boston. It's a nice walking town and because it's known for the witch trials you usually see some interesting people walking around. haha trust me I drive through every day, it's a good people watching town. Plus they do walking tours, there are witch museums and some neat little stores.


Hopefully that's helpful. I didn't grow up in Boston but I've worked there for a few years and lived north of the area for a few more so I am just giving you the info that I know from experience. I'm sure someone from Boston can give you more info and better places to go.

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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#14 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:41 pm

Thank you for writing! this vacation is giving me a lot of anxiety lol.
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Re: My summer vacation to Boston or Austin

#15 Postby klouisjean » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:11 am

jungleinthefrunk wrote:Thank you for writing! this vacation is giving me a lot of anxiety lol.



You'll be fine, no worries. :D You're going to have a fantastic time I'm sure. :)
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