New Additions to Harvard Square

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You’ve changed. So has Harvard Square. The selection of restaurants you’ve learned to love (since it’s all you've got) has some new additions and is about to have more.

Wrapro, a cheap and casual Lebanese-style restaurant, opened up a second location on Eliot street earlier this year. Specializing in falafel and obviously wraps, Wrapro might be a good option for a quick meal outside of the Dhall or a vegan meal that isn’t a rock. Unfortunately, it’s not a place for late night cravings since it closes at 10pm, but it’s less than a three minute walk from Kirkland and Eliot.

Tom’s Bao Bao may be the most exciting addition to the square since…last year, when I arrived on campus. Feel honored that “Tom’s quest to deliver the perfect, most authentic bao to the United States” ( in our very own bubble. Worth checking out for handmade steamed buns before 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends.

For a nicer meal when the parents visit or the occasional night out, consider Forage, a dinner restaurant on the way to the quad. Locally-sourced almost to a fault, this seasonal-ingredient restaurant strives to be sophisticated but also accessible, with a cozy and welcoming atmosphere ( 

Later this year, fans of b.good can expect a replacement for the Dunster Street location at 1 Eliot Street, next to Hair Cuttery.

Additionally, Sweetgreen an East Coast salad chain, is also on its way with a new location planned for 39 JFK Street, across from Tasty Burger.

After quite a rude departure, Panera on Massachusetts Avenue will be replaced by Tatte Bakery, although still very much under construction. This Brookline-born bakery promises gourmet baked goods, ample seating, and baking classes, as a sort of bigger and better Crema.

Finally, Flour bakery will be arriving at the old Chili’s location on Mount Auburn Street on October 24th, so our non-existent need for bakeries is now even more filled.

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Moriah is a freshman at Harvard College and lives in Wigglesworth Dorm. She is from Honolulu, Hawaii and is interested in fashion, history, and the dumplings.