Food & Drink


2016 Winner: Blue Nile

Jamaica Plain’s small but thriving dining scene supports an impressive diversity of global cuisines, and this cozy, unassuming joint delivers the Ethiopian goods better than any. Outstanding combo dishes include the seven-selection “Vegetarian Revenge,” which lets you graze through lentils, peas and collard greens cooked in vibrant East African spice blends, swiped up with satisfying handfuls of spongy injera flatbread. Bonus: Some of the eats are packaged and sold through local markets too.

Blue Nile

389 Centre St., Boston • (617) 522-6453

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