Bon Me

Bold, Fresh, and Fun Asian cuisine

Come to our Grand Opening!

You're invited to the Bon Me East Cambridge GRAND OPENING tomorrow! Try our brand new dishes, get free drinks, and participate in giveaways. (Come by for dinner for some *extra special* giveaways)!

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New dishes?! Say it ain't so! Here's a sneak peek of what you can try tomorrow.

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Dan Dan Noodle Bowl
Dan Dan is a noodle dish originating from Chinese Sichuan cuisine. Ours is made with a housemade spicy dan dan sauce and ramen noodles, instead of the traditional Chinese wheat noodles. 

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Bon Me Bap Bowl
Our version of the Korean Bibimbap bowl is vegetarian and includes a housemade gochujang sauce and a soft egg. 

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Need a bit of warmth this upcoming winter? Don't fret! Bon Me East Cambridge will be the first of our locations to serve local craft beer and ciders*! 

*pending license approval


Make sure you tag us in all your #BonMeGrandOpening pictures! We can't wait to see what new menu item you try. 

Happy Grand Opening Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

We love a good party...

We had a blast at our Friends & Family party at our new East Cambridge restaurant on Tuesday night! 🎉🍻 😋


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We loved seeing so many friends, the Bon Me extended family, and of course, eating FOOD! We can't wait to do it all again next week at our Grand Opening.

Join us October 19 from 11 am-8:30 pm at 60 Binney Street in Cambridge for free drinks, samples of our new dishes, and giveaways!


We hope to see you there! Follow our new East Cambridge restaurant on Twitter for more details. 

Happy Grand Opening!
~The Bon Me Crew

Do you want FREE coffee?

Tomorrow is National Coffee Day and also Friday, and lucky for you, we're definitely down to celebrate!

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Fuel your Friday with lunch from us, and get a Vietnamese Iced Coffee on the house. All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter by 3pm today, to get a coupon in your email! 

If you haven't tried it before, our Vietnamese Iced Coffee is a dark roast cold brewed coffee lovingly mixed with sweetened condensed milk. It has a rich, almost chocolately flavor. Yum! 


Show the email you receive from us to the cashier and purchase an entree and your coffee is free, while supplies last. 

Share your excitement! Tag us on Twitter and Instagram #BonMeNationalCoffeeDay

Bon Me #FightFor15 at the State House

Bon Me is proud to pay all of its employees a living wage and has been a part of the #Fightfor15 since August 2016. On Tuesday we took part in a public hearing at the State House on legislation for a $15 Minimum Wage.


Chef & Co-Founder Ali Fong Testifies

Chef & Co-Founder Ali Fong testified about how raising wages has positively impacted the lives of our employees, the effects on our profits, how we are still able to grow, and our hopes that other businesses will join us in this fight for fair wages in all industries. 

Chef & Co-Founder Ali Fong testified about how raising wages has positively impacted the lives of our employees, the effects on our profits, how we are still able to grow, and our hopes that other businesses will join us in this fight for fair wages in all industries. 

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Powerful women #Fightfor15! Ali Fong, RAISE member and Chef & Co-Owner of Bon Me, Marie Billiel and Rachael Collins, ROC NLN (National Leadership Network) members and Katrina Jazayeri, co-owner of Juliet in Somerville.

Thanks for your support on Twitter!

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@SophieNavaR Cheers @bonme for already paying your workers above min wage and testifying! Go support them and visit a food truck today! #FightFor15

@Eatthevotenow Thank @bonmefor being here at the #fightfor15hearing. Delicious food and good values are always worth sharing.

@jamieklufts Proud to sppt businesses who understand value of higher minimum wages. Thx for standing w/ @RaiseUpMA@bonme(& for being my FAV foodtruck)


Chat with us more about the #Fightfor15 and our role by using the hashtag #BonMefor15!

Changing seasons...changing menu!

We've got some fresh new menu items (all GF!) for you to try at our trucks & restaurants. And keep your eyes peeled for some really cool things coming exclusively to the new East Cambridge restaurant, opening soon! 


New Special Protein

Black Pepper & Ginger Pork (🔥) (GF)

We wish you could smell our first ever gluten-friendly pork through the screen, cuz it smells *fanfreakingtastic*. Gingery peppery deliciousness, perfect in your salad or in a sandwich, this special protein will be rotating regularly!


New Rotating Sides

Smashed Cucumber Salad (🔥) (VV) (GF)

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Tart, refreshing, and a little spicy (like us), this side is made with smashed cucumbers marinated in thai chili oil, sesame oil, and vinegar. 

Wok Charred Corn & Jalapeño Salad (🔥) (VV) (GF)

Hanging onto summer by corn threads! A yummy mix of corn, jalapeños, and red onion will help you through these first couple weeks of Fall. 

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Roasted Japanese Eggplant (GF)

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Be a little less bitter about the changing of the seasons with Japanese eggplant, a more tender version of its Western cousin. 


Need to re-familiarize yourself with the oldies but goodies? Check out our whole menu on our website. 

The End of Summer is Here! Don't Cry Yet...

Come hang with us at these events this weekend!

JP Music Festival, September 9 (Noon-7pm)

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We'll be out dancing in September like there never was a cloudy dayyy 🎵 🕺 It's time to jam out with a Spicy Ginger Lemonade with this lineup! Learn more about the festivities here or at their website.

Underground @ Ink Block, September 9 (2-6pm)

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Street art is imbedded deep in the heart of Boston's art culture. We'll be stationed in one of the most unique parts of the city, a park under the I-93 overpass for the unveiling over 150,000 sq ft of new murals by today's most influential street-artists. There will be music, fitness, games, and most importantly, food! So grab a few sandwiches with some friends and be part of the underground scene! Check out this sneak peak.

ICA Harbor Market, September 9 (11am-4pm)

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Start off the chill fall season by visiting us at the ICA Harbor Market! We'll be by the harbor, so come and enjoy the sea breeze with a warm Rice Noodle Bowl! Shop handmade goods, sample local concoctions, get your craft on, and kick back with cold brew. More info.

Grilled Cheese & Mac and Cheese & Cheesesteak & Beer at the SoWa Open Market, September 9-10 (10am-4pm)

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Food trucks from all around Boston are putting their own spin on cheese delights for the festivities in this uniquely themed weekend. Bon Me will be serving a Cheesy Banh Mi, a Cucumber Feta Salad, and another surprise dish! So come over to the South End to try it out and see it to believe it! 

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We're testing out a new drink! Try our Evy TeaIced Matcha Latte now being served exclusively at our Harvard truck location and Back Bay restaurant! Be sure to tweet us @bonme to tell us what you think!


Wanna be more in the know? Check out our twitter page for specific updates, times, and our locations day to day!

Happy Eventing!
~The Bon Me Crew

Are we open on Labor Day?

Gonna be in Boston for #LDW? Some of us will be too! Enjoy a staycation by exploring the city, or grab a sandwich before you hit the beach.


Alewife: Open normal hours
Chestnut Hill Square: Open normal hours
Fort Point: Closed
Boston Public Market: Closed
Back Bay: Closed
Kendall Square: Closed Sunday & Labor Day

Copley Square: Open normal hours
Harvard: Open normal hours
Boston Common: Closing at 3pm
Blossom Street: Closing at 3pm
Dewey Square: Closed
Northeastern: Closed
High Street: Closed
athenahealth: Closed
Post Office Square: Closed


Always check our Twitter for any last minute schedule changes! 

Happy Labor Day Weekend!
~The Bon Me Crew

Back to school special 🎒📚🖊️

Heading back to school is a busy time for everyone. While you're getting back in the groove, give yourself a break and get your Bon Me delivered! 


Caviar Exclusive: Grain Bowl with Special Protein

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We've been working with Caviar to deliver our delicious sandwiches, noodle salads, rice bowls & more to you, and we're excited to offer a special available exclusively on Caviar for THREE DAYS ONLY! 

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Next week, from August 30-September 1, you can get a Grain Bowl (think rice bowl & salad mash-up) with a Special Protein. Did someone say Miso-Braised Pulled Pork?? 


Don't forget to check Caviar next week for the exclusive menu item, and in the mean time, order yourself some lunch.

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me Appetit #10: Coconut Chia Pudding

Need a simple plant based treat for that 3-o'clock crash? Try our Coconut Chia Seed Pudding! Can't make it to a truck or restaurant? Make it yourself with this simple recipe.


Here's what you need for one (5.75 ounce) serving:

  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • ½ Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Water

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients together, making sure sugar fully dissolves, and chia clumps are brokenup
2. Refrigerate overnight
3. Add any toppings, try fresh fruit, or mint! 
4. 😋 

This recipe is easily adaptable to include your preferred sweetner, plant based milk, and toppings. Just switch, swap & enjoy!


Share your Bon Me inspired creation on Instagram and we might just regram it!

Happy Snacking!
~The Bon Me Crew

Love Letter to Boston

Boston's more than a city, it's our home! We love everything about it, from Copley to the Common, Downtown to Dudley, and everything in between. Boston, we love you 💗



If you love tasty noms and Boston the way we do, then follow us on Instagram for daily posts.

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Biggest Bon Me Fans

Without our fans, we would never have grown to the fleet of food trucks and restaurants that we are today. Grateful does not begin to describe how lucky we feel to have YOU as our customers! To show our appreciation, here's a roundup of our favorite comments from Bon Me enthusiasts.


When you're showered with 💖 and affection

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When you love Bon Me so much it makes you crazy

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When you have Bon Me withdrawal

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When you can't help but love us

 

When the love is so real you can't waste a grain of rice

 

When it's 🔥🔥🔥 spice rating or nothing

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We'd love to hear your thoughts, too! Follow us on twitter and tweet away 🐦 

Happy Tweeting!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me Hidden Gems

Sure, you've admired the mural at Dewey Square while chowing down a Banh Mi, or sipped a Thai Iced Tea after studying in the Boston Public Library, but have you picnicked in Nathan Tufts Park at Somerville StrEATs? No? Well we rounded up this and other Bon Me hidden gems, so you can be in the know!


Dudley Wednesdays 11a-1:30p Super close to our commissary and corporate office, this location is a Bon Me employee favorite for a quick lunch out of the office. 

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Wednesdays 11a-1:30p

Super close to our commissary and corporate office, this location is a Bon Me employee favorite for a quick lunch out of the office. 

Cambridgeport Thursdays 11a-2p New on the scene and right in the parking lot of our good friends at Wistia. Yay more Cambridge spots!

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New on the scene and right in the parking lot of our good friends at Wistia. Yay more Cambridge spots!

Landmark Tuesdays 11a-2p Right near Fenway, this spot is in the Landmark Center parking lot. Recently moved next to the T stop because of construction, but we're still here! 

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Right near Fenway, this spot is in the Landmark Center parking lot. Recently moved next to the T stop because of construction, but we're still here! 

Somerville StrEATs Tuesdays 4p-8p Chill in the park in Somerville and grab some eats from us or a couple of our food truck friends, Papi's Stuffed Sopapillas and Frozen Hoagies. 

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Chill in the park in Somerville and grab some eats from us or a couple of our food truck friends, Papi's Stuffed Sopapillas and Frozen Hoagies

More Bon Me hidden gems:
Arlington Farmers' Market Wednesdays 3p-6:30p
South Boston Maritime Park Fridays 11a-2p
Northeastern Mondays and Wednesdays 11a-2p


Follow us on Twitter for daily updates on hours and locations. Can't wait to see you at all our trucks!

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Meet The Bon Me Crew

We asked the Bon Me Crew for a fun fact about themselves and they proved to be as *flavorful* as our Rotating Proteins! See for yourself. 


Ainsley Li, Restaurant Manager Bon Me is her first job in the food industry (which is crazy cause she's so good at it)!

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Bon Me is her first job in the food industry (which is crazy cause she's so good at it)!

Rachel Bock, Restaurant Manager "I once wound up in Italy by accident. Luckily Italian is one of the 3 non-English languages I speak so I was able to find my way home!"

Rachel Bock, Restaurant Manager
"I once wound up in Italy by accident. Luckily Italian is one of the 3 non-English languages I speak so I was able to find my way home!"

Andrew Cho, Truck Manager "I was class President at Boston University."

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"I was class President at Boston University."

Michael Brill, Truck Manager "I won a NY state hockey championship when I was 10."

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"I won a NY state hockey championship when I was 10."

Kevin Chan, Software Specialist "I was part of the Macy's Day Parade!"

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"I was part of the Macy's Day Parade!"

Follow us on Instagram for more Bon Me Crew Fun Facts.


At Bon Me, we know there's more to people than their job title. They have lots of fun facts and we can't wait to hear yours!

Join Us!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me Insider Hacks

One of the many Bon Me Crew perks is adding their own twist to our delicious classics! Here's some insider hacks from our Bon Me family to yours. 


We love our partnership with Evy Tea, but Erin Maher, Truck Manager, took it to the next level with Evy Tea Iced Green Tea & Thai Basil Limeade mixed together! A match made in heaven 💚❤️

According to Restaurant Manager, Ainsley Li, our Edamame topped with anise salt is meant to *bean* with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, giving this little pod big flavor 💥

Love our Toasted Sesame, but looking to spice up your favorite Bon Me dish? Rachel Bock, Back Bay Restaurant Manager, says why not both! Mix Spicy Peanut with Toasted Sesame for a savory, hot kick.

If you haven't noticed the trend, The Bon Me Crew is all about that 🔥🔥🔥 spice rating!


Lovin' these awesome insider hacks? Go and try them for yourself! Peruse our menu for more food-spirations and if you have your own Bon Me Food Hack, tweet at us at @bonme or post on Instagram and tag @bonme.

P.S. Little known Bon Me restaurant menu tip: You can add Boba to any of our drinks for an additional $1! Our Marketing Specialist, Elise Yost, loves adding Boba to our Blood Orange Hibiscus Iced Tea. 

Happy Food Hacks!
~The Bon Me Crew


P.P.S We're nominated for Best Catering AND Best Food Truck in Scout Cambridge's Scout's Honored 2017 Awards. Vote for us! 

Summer Fun with Bon Me

We know it's rough getting back to the office after vacation. That's why we've brought you a new restaurant and Summer Menu items!


New Back Bay Restaurant

Our new spot at 441 Stuart St is having its grand opening tomorrow, July 6th! Stop by for tasty food and the chance to win prizes (that's right, we said prizes)!

Vegan Summer Menu

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Our new Vegan Summer Menu is out. If you haven't tried it yet, you should! From our hunger-satisfying protein options, Spicy Sesame Chickpeas and Miso-Glazed Eggplant & Black Beans, to our flavor-filled sides, Roasted Asparagus and rotating Summer Rolls, we guarantee these bites will put a smile on your face.


Feeling inspired by our bright new restaurant and Vegan Summer Menu? Master the #instaworthy gram and snap those Bon Me pics & tag us.

Happy Summer Fun!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me in Back Bay

Our Vegan Summer Menu isn't the only Bon Me addition this summer. Our new Back Bay restaurant will be officially open July 6th! 


After a successful Family & Friends test-run on Sunday, we'll be opening up our doors and hearts to you! Stop by 441 Stuart Street for our grand opening July 6th and enjoy Bon Me favorites, new digital menus, and prizes, from 10:30am-8pm! 

This spot is perfect for workday lunches, weekend brunches, and all your munches! Whether you pop in for your daily Vietnamese Iced Coffee or dine in with a Brown Rice Bowl, we can't wait to see you there!

Chef Ali's adorable nephew, Oliver, approved!


We know you wanna celebrate July 4th with us! All locations are open the 3rd and the Copley Cart, Boston Common and Harvard trucks are open for the 4th, along with Chestnut Hill Square 10:30am-4pm and Alewife from 11am-4pm.

Happy Fourth!
~The Bon Me Crew

Vegan Summer Menu 🌞

Looking to eat more veggies this summer? We'll make it easy with our new all vegan summer menu dropping on the 28th! 


Summer Rolls

Roll up for our new Summer Rolls—light, vegan treats that'll make your tummy smile. We'll have rotating flavors like Cucumber Mint, Thai Basil Apple, Carrot Jalapeno, Scallion Tofu, & Rainbow rolls available everywhere, every day!

Miso Glazed Eggplant & Black Beans

Summer is the perfect time to opt for veggies and this vegan protein special makes *miso* happy.

Spicy Sesame Chickpeas

For a little zing, give this gluten friendly and vegan protein special a try. They may be 🔥🔥, but they're served cold.

Roasted Asparagus

For a limited time only! Roasted and tossed with togarashi (a Japanese mix of spices, pepper seaweed, and orange peel), this chilled veggie is the perfect sidekick for any of our main dishes. Bonus: it's gluten friendly!


Just in case you need a refresher of our whole mouth-watering menu, click the button below!

Happy Summer!
~The Bon Me Crew

Behind Bon Me

No, we don't wave a magic wand to have your favorite Rice Noodle Salad appear (but that would be so cool!!) A lot of preparation goes into every step of getting our food from us to you and we've got the video to prove it. 


Watch the first mini film in a series of "Behind Bon Me" above! And stay tuned for more videos featuring our dedicated crew, efficient commissary, and, of course, colorful trucks! 


P.S. Don't worry, we didn't forget about dad! Get your pops a Bon Me gift card for Fathers' Day. Give him a break from BBQ-ing, it's a *grate* gift he'll *flip* for 😂.

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

What Would You Do For Free Bon Me?

Bike up every hill in Boston, promise to clean the bathroom for a whole month, or maybe tell your friend how you really feel about their new haircut? We'll make it a lot easier.
Take this short survey and you'll be entered to win a $30 gift card! 


Happy Bellies Means Happy People

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Free Bon Me could be in your future! Don't just sit there...take the survey 😁

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me ➡️ Blackbird Doughnuts 🍩

For some, Bon Me is the start of an incredible career in the food industry. Anna Perna is no exception. We sat down with the Blackbird Doughnuts Chef to ask a few questions about her food journey.


Anna working on a Bon Me truck

Anna working on a Bon Me truck

What were your roles at Bon Me?
I worked on the blue truck at Dewey during the lunch shift. Then, I started driving the truck, and eventually worked at the commissary, I helped with food prep in the evenings. 

 Photo by Jacqueline Cain, Boston Magazine

 Photo by Jacqueline Cain, Boston Magazine

Tell us a little about your job right now.
I'm the Head Baker for Blackbird Doughnuts, however, unofficially I'm the "do-whatever-go-to" gal. Between baking, hiring, running the kitchen and front of house staff, and starting the new store, I'm kept on my toes. Even though I have a lot to juggle, it's a big team effort and I love the team.

What's the most important lesson you learned during your time at Bon Me that helped you get where you are today?
My biggest takeaway from my time at Bon Me was to plan and prepare. With work and projects constantly in motion (sometimes literally...our trucks!), staying organized helped me anticipate all possible outcomes.

What advice do you have for people wanting to grow their career in the food industry?
I believe that the foundation for growth is having ideas and goals, but that it is equally important to keep an open mind and try new things—work at a bar, a restaurant, or food truck until you find what works. I advocate pursuing a path that you enjoy and finding a motto to guide your decisions. And above all, don't give up easily.

What's your favorite food from Bon Me?
You can catch me at the Boston Public Market location munching on my favorite, a half chicken, half tofu Soba Noodle Salad with Miso Lime dressing.


One day this blog could be about you! Apply to join the Bon Me Crew and gain valuable insight into the food industry.

Join Us!
~The Bon Me Crew

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