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Beating Hangovers With Good Eats Near Campus

Hangovers are truly no fun - what better way to fight them than with delicious food?

By Grace Pham

Graphic By GT Nguyen

Kaju Tofu House

Location: Allston

Price Range: $18-$30

Cuisine: Korean

If you wake up with a massive headache, fatigue, and a dire need for liquids, hot soup is one way to curb those nasty hangover symptoms. A five-minute walk from Packard’s Corner, Kaju Tofu House offers tofu soups with a clear and rich beef broth base and pillowy tofu. These soups are served in different varieties, and their spice level can be customized to fit your craving for something with a little burning kick. Your order also comes with two to three side dishes of the day (free of charge!). The kimchi tofu soup is always a hit among customers. Another great pick is the vegetable tofu soup with soft potatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms. The restaurant’s seafood pancake is a must for a crispy and carb-filled bite.

Cafe Weekend

Location: Allston

Price Range: $15-$30

Cuisine: Breakfast Food

This small cafe in the heart of Allston is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a place to sit down with your friends (and maybe have a long debrief of your night) over hearty breakfast food. You will never be disappointed by Cafe Weekend’s “Drop The Eggs” sandwich with home fries, or their four-egg omelet with a side of home fries and toast. Other brunch specials, such as Eggs Benedict and Shakshuka, are difficult to say no to. The Shakshuka with small, fist-sized meatballs warms your soul, while the Eggs Benedict gives your taste buds a hug with its house-made Hollandaise sauce. Even though you might be full…there’s always room for dessert! Cafe Weekend’s croffles are a classic, specifically the Nutella hazelnut and blueberry cream cheese croffles. 

Nud Pob

Location: BU Central

Price Range: $8-$18

Cuisine: Thai

Sometimes, after a long night out, you need something filling, a bit greasy, and cheap. Nud Pob checks all the boxes. You cannot go wrong with their fried tofu with peanut sauce. The fried tofu gives you the crisp factor, while the sauce packs a punch of flavor. Their Pad Kee Mao (drunken stir-fried noodles) and Pad Thai, the sweet and salty tender noodles, are dishes that will jumpstart your taste buds and satisfy your craving for something oily!

Yukiya Ramen

Location: Allston

Price Range: $15-$20

Cuisine: Japanese

Sometimes, you look for a soup to stop your head throbbing and to restore the nutrients drained from your body during the previous night. Yet, at the same time, you crave carbs. Look no further than Yukiya Ramen, newly opened in Allston and across the street from Kaju Tofu House. You need to order the Tonkotsu ramen or Spicy Tonkotsu ramen (if you want something spicy). The pork broth is rich and perfectly flavored, and the chashu is soft and beautifully browned to retain the moisture inside the pork belly. It’s a heavenly symphony in your mouth and stomach (I promise). 

Pavement Coffeehouse

Location: BU Central

Price Range: $6-$15

Cuisine: Breakfast Food

Got midterms to study for? Or papers that need to be written? Or homework to start even though it’s due in two days? No problem! You can grab a quick and delicious bit at Pavement Coffeehouse. Their Egg & Cheese bagel gives you a taste of a traditional breakfast on-the-go, and the Presto! Presto! bagel elevates this classic by adding avocado and sun-dried tomato pesto. Pavement Coffeehouse is also known for its rosemary salt bagel, so consider ordering that when choosing what you want in your bagel. The chai latte (with a shot of espresso if you need some extra caffeine) is semi-sweet and milky goodness to pair with your bagel and fuel you for the long study session ahead!


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