Brunch for a Greater Good: Greater Boston Food Bank’s Super Hunger Brunch

The annual Super Hunger Brunch to support the Greater Boston Food Bank is this Weekend.

Long before kids and when our budget for dining out was minimal Dan and I went to our first Super Hunger Brunch.  We walked up from our apartment on Chauncy Street in Cambridge to a restaurant that we had once been to for dinner and really enjoyed: The Elephant Walk. We were intrigued by the Elephant Walk’s French and Cambodian menu (not fusion but two separate menus) and fell in love with this unique little restaurant.

Super Hunger Brunch at Elephant Walk

I remember getting a basket of freshly baked mini pastries and sitting by the window.  I don’t have the best memory (classic mom-brain syndrome) but special moments like that are as clear as crystal.  I can almost still smell the pastries, and remember the morning sun through the window.  It wasn’t just the food and the setting, but the energy in the room for the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Super Hunger Brunch is something really special.  Everyone working at the restaurant is giving their time to a cause that none of us can afford to ignore.

The Elephant Walk in Cambridge is no longer in operation, but there is one just as lovely and delicious in Boston’s South End.

The Super Hunger Brunch takes place this year on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday January 28th. That’s this weekend.  The brunch is either $35 or $25 and that’s a donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank and every dollar spent provides three healthy meals to a local resident in need. I like an element of surprise, but not everyone does.  On the Greater Boston Food Bank websites you can see some of the Super Hunger Brunch menus here.  Not every restaurant is able to provide a menu in advance, but if you have questions I would say just give the restaurant a call and hopefully they can give you some guidance.

Which Restaurants Are Participating?

Saturday: Alta Strada, Bambara, Blunch, Borwnstowne, Clery’s, Dillon’s, Deep Ellum, Flour Bakery & Café, The Sinclair, The Living Room, Townsman

Sunday: 80 Thoreau, Bambara, Cambridge Brewing Co., Catalyst, Ceia, Clerys, Cultivar, Deep Ellum, Dillon’s, Flour Bakery & Café*(, La Morra, Les Sablons, North 26 Restaurant and Bar, Oak & Rowan, River Bar, Summer Shack, The Living Room

The cost of brunch varies by restaurant and is either $50, $35 or $25, many of the more popular restaurants book quickly.

*Flour will donate all Breakfast Cookie and Coffee Combo sales on Saturday and Sunday. Deep Ellum will donate proceeds from a special brunch meal on Saturday and Sunday.

2018 Participating Restaurants
Saturday
Alta Strada 92 Central St, Wellesley 781-237-6100 $35 Menu
Bambara 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge 617-868-4444 $25 Menu
Blunch 59 E Springfield St, Boston 617-247-8100 $25 Menu
Brownstone 111 Dartmouth Street, Boston 617-867-4142 $25 Menu
Clerys 113 Dartmouth Street, Boston 617-262-9874 $25 Menu
Dillon’s 955 Boylston Street, Boston 617-421-1818 $25 Menu
Deep Ellum 477 Cambridge St, Allston 617-787-2337 **
Flour Bakery & Cafe All Locations All Locations * Menu
Foundry on Elm 255 Elm St, Somerville 617-628-9999 $25
Granary Tavern 170 Milk Street, Boston 617-449-7110 $25 Menu
Michael’s Harborside 1 Tournament Wharf, Newburyport 978-462-7785 $25 Menu
The Sinclair 52 Church St, Cambridge 617-547-5200 $25 Menu
The Living Room 101 Atlantic Ave, Boston 617-723-5101 $25

 

Sunday
80 Thoreau 80 Thoreau St, Concord 978-318-0008 $50
Bambara 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge 617-868-4444 $25 Menu
Cambridge Brewing Co. 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge 617-494-1994 $25 Menu
Catalyst 300 Technology Square, Cambridge 617-576-3000 $50 Menu
Ceia 38 State St, Newburyport 978-358-8112 $25 Menu
Clerys 113 Dartmouth Street, Boston 617-262-9874 $25 Menu
Cultivar 1 Court St, Boston 617-979-8203 $35 Menu
Deep Ellum 477 Cambridge St, Allston 617-787-2337 **
Dillon’s 955 Boylston Street, Boston 617-421-1818 $25 Menu
Flour Bakery & Cafe All Locations All Locations * Menu
La Morra 48 Boylston St, Brookline Village 617-739-0007 $35
Les Sablons 2 Bennett St, Cambridge 617-268-6800 $35
North 26 Restaurant & Bar 26 North St, Boston 617-557-3640 $25 Menu
Oak & Rowan 321 A St, Boston 857-284-7742 $35 Menu
River Bar 661 Assembly Row, Somerville 617-616-5561 $35
Summer Shack 149 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge 617-520-9500 $25 Menu
The Living Room 101 Atlantic Ave, Boston 617-723-5101 $25
Tosca 14 North Street, Hingham 781-740-0080 $35
Townsman 120 Kingston St, Boston 617-993-0750 $25

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