Bon Me

Asian-inspired eats

Finally Fall (Menu) πŸ‚

After development in our Test Kitchen, our fall menu items will be served everywhere starting 10/24!


New items mean we're saying goodbye to some dishes, so be sure to stop by this week to get your last Thai It Out, Dandan Noodles, or Mala Bowl! 

Ali's Pho (CG)

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Looking for a reason to take a walk down to your favorite food truck? Look no further, Ali's Pho will warm you right up. 

Coconut Noodle Salad

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Yes, coconut-braised chicken is back! πŸ₯₯
Try our Coconut Noodle Salad made with roasted butternut squash, which you can also get as an add-on for any dish! 

Miso Kimchi Ramen (CG) πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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Miso Kimchi Ramen is totally slurp worthy with fiery kimchi and rich miso-braised pulled pork. πŸœ
A "Next Level Nom" available at our restaurants.


Try all our new fall dishes next week, and be sure to 'gram that perfect noodle pull! 

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Something new at South Station πŸ†•

ICYMI we've been updating our menu, everywhere! We're almost done too, with Dewey Square trying it out for the first time today. 


New Menu at Dewey Square

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Our Dewey Square truck is an OG and our busiest site. We wanted to make sure we got everything right before bringing the new menu to this powerhouse spot, and it's finally here today! Need a refresher on what it is? Click here.

Soup is coming! 

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Keep coming out to our trucks on the weirdly warm fall days, and be rewarded with our new dish, Ali's Pho, on the cold ones. We'll be serving this soon, so keep an eye out! 

Longwood Restaurant

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Things are wrapping up at our new Longwood restaurant! Check out the beautiful sign we just installed.


P.S. already thinking about your weekend? Whether or not you have the day off Monday, we're here for you! All locations are operating normal hours except for MGH @ Blossom closing at 4, and Boston Common and Post Office Square which will be closed. 

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Read it to be-leaf it πŸ‚

Keeping you up to date with our changes, so the weather is the only unpredictable thing about fall in New England!


Truck Schedule Changes πŸšš

Trucks are out year round, but we're adjusting our hours a bit starting October 1

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Dewey Square: M-F 11am - 3pm (opening later, closing earlier)

Copley Square: M-F 10:30am - 4pm (closing earlier Tuesday & Fridays)

MGH @ Blossom St: Mondays 11am - 7:30pm (opening later)

Cambridgeport: Mondays 11am - 2:30pm (opening later)

Harvard: M-T 3:30pm - 9:30pm, W-S 11am - 9:30pm (opening later)

Thursdays on the Lawn: October 4th is the last day! 

NEW Harvard Business School: Wednesdays 11am - 2pm

Bon Me Longwood βœ¨

We're in the final stretch of the project for our new Longwood restaurant. Our sign and graphics are going up, final inspections are happening...stay tuned for our grand opening! 


Don't forget to try our fall menu before anyone else at our Test Kitchen! Pstttt ramen is back... πŸœ

Happy Fall!
~The Bon Me Crew

Try the fall menu first! 🍜

Our fall menu is coming soon, but first the dishes are being served at ourΒ Test Kitchen! Get over here to try them andΒ let us know what you think.Β 


Ali's Pho

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As the weather cools down, our soups heat up! 🍜
Chef Ali took traditional chicken pho and mixed it up by using our roasted chinese salt & pepper chicken for more flavor, adding poached savoy cabbage to round out the dish, and a slice of lime for color and zest.Β Β 

Coconut Noodle Salad

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Bringing back a fan favorite, coconut-braised chicken πŸ₯₯, paired with delicately roasted butternut squash, this noodle salad is perfect for those early fall days when it's still too warm to eat soup.Β 

And coming soon... ramen!

Chef Ali is still perfecting the recipe, but it might look a little something like this!Β 

Keep checking ourΒ InstagramΒ to find out when it's ready.


We'd love any feedback you might have on these new dishes before we bring them to other locations. Or if you have any dishes you think we should make!

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Your new syllabus πŸ““

You're settling into your back to school routine, so get settled into your new Bon Me lunch routine too!


New Menu at Harvard, Northeastern, Boston UniversityΒ πŸŽ’

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Time for some learning! We're serving up our new menu almost everywhere now, including, starting today, Northeastern and BU. And ICYMI we opened a new location in Harvard'sΒ Smith Campus CenterΒ (we're keeping our truck too) both with theΒ new menu.Β 

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Our Chef Crafted items are inspired by Chef Ali's cravings, and the season (so get ready for some soups soon! 🍜)

Want to stick to your usual?
You can always make it with the Craft Your Bowl section of the menu, and try a new add on too - like kimchi πŸ”₯!Β 

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How about trying these dishes for free? Work for us! It's a great way to cut into that student debt, make friends, and of course eat delicious food.

~The Bon Me Crew

Hello Harvard πŸ‘‹

We're officially open at Harvard's new Smith Campus Center! Come see us today and try our new breakfast menu. 


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We'll be open everyday from 7am-10pm, perfect for those early morning and late night study seshes πŸ’€. We've got the new menu here, self-ordering kiosks, and...

Now serving breakfast!

 Bon Me Brekkie

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Gotta start your day right! Try our Bon Me Brekkie πŸ₯š, Congee, or Overnight Oats (available from 7am-10:30am).


P.S. don't worry our Harvard Science Center truck isn't going anywhere! Find both of our Harvard locations below.

Welcome back Harvard!
~The Bon Me Crew

We're here to fuel your Labor Day weekend β›½

Whether you're doing the dreaded September 1 move or heading out for a quick vacation, grab some Vietnamese Iced Coffee to fuel you πŸ’ͺ. 


Labor Day Weekend

Looking for something fun to do around the city during your staycation? We've got a couple ideas for you (which of course involve us). πŸšš

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Check out summer market favorites like SoWaCentral Flea, and Greenway Open Market.

Or drink some of the best beer 🍻 in the world at Trillium Garden on the Greenway.

Listen to great music at Angry Orchard Rock the Roots πŸ€˜ music festival at City Hall Plaza. 

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Schedule changes for Monday
Copley
10:30am-4pm
Boston Common 11am-4pm
Fresh Pond 10:30am-9pm
Fort Point 10:30am-3pm
One Kendall Square closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday
all other locations will be closed Monday! 


With September right around the corner, we've got a couple more schedule changes in store. Keep up with them here.

Happy long weekend!
~The Bon Me Crew

A letter from Pat, our CEO βœ‰οΈ

We're sad to say goodbye! Our Chestnut Hill Square restaurant will be permanently closing on August 26. 


Letter from Pat, CEO of Bon Me

Dear Bon Me fans,

We have made the tough decision to close our Chestnut Hill Square restaurant. Our last day will be Sunday, August 26th. We have enjoyed getting to know our loyal fans in Newton, however, the finances at this restaurant just weren’t making sense. 

This location has been tricky for us since the start. It’s farther from our base of operations and it’s harder to find people to join our team since it’s not close to the T. Closing is a difficult decision since so many people at Bon Me have put so much effort into trying to make the restaurant a success. We are also sorry to disappoint the customers who we’ve gotten to know over the last two years.

This decision frees up our team to focus on other exciting challenges coming up. We are opening a booth at Harvard’s new Smith Campus center later this month as well as a restaurant in the Longwood neighborhood this fall.

We have offered all members of our Chestnut Hill Square team equivalent positions at different locations, and we hope that you will visit us at our restaurants + food trucks in Boston and Cambridge.
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-Pat

CEO, Bon Me


We'll miss you Chestnut Hill! Stop in this week to say goodbye, and get a code for 20% off e-gift cards to be used at our other locations.

Summer wind down πŸŒ‡

We're just as much in denial as you, but summer is slowly making its exit, which means some changes for us!


Schedule Changes

Starting Saturday 8/18: 
Boston Common will be closing at 4pm
Copley Square will be closed on weekends
Copley Square will be closing at 4pm on weekdays, except for Tuesdays and Fridays when we close at 6pm with the farmer's market

September
Thursday 8/30 is the last Boston Calling Block Party at Dewey Square
Greenway Open Market hours go back to 11am - 5pm
Tuesday lunch at Harvard ends
Starting Thursday lunches at Northeastern!

We're looking forward to October to pick up more shifts during the City of Boston Food Truck Lottery!

More New Menus! 

We brought the new menu to three more locations this week! Check it out at Fort Point, on our Harvard truck, and Boston Common truck today.
So many more options, with fun Chef Crafted dishes for when you're craving something a bit more complex, or the ability to Craft Your Bowl to make your ideal combo with new add-ons like kimchi and roasted scallions. 

New Restaurants

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Things are still moving along with Harvard Smith Campus Centerand Longwood! We recently picked up our custom table to fit the small Harvard space from our truck designer, Ernie in NYC. 


Keep up with any schedule changes on our handy location map.

Keep on trucking!
~The Bon Me Crew

Updates 🚨

August is a busy month for us! We're rolling out the new menu, planning out our fall schedule, and we've got lots of fun events going on.


One Kendall Square has the new menu!

We're working on getting the new menu out to the rest of our trucks and restaurants and our very first restaurant, One Kendall Square is the latest to get an upgrade. Check it out!

No more Providence 😞

We're sad to say that this is our last week of slinging sandwiches in #PVD. We had a great time in a new city & met so many #BonMeBesties, but unfortunately sales are not sustainable enough to stay. Come say goodbye and get one last lunch tomorrow at Kennedy Plaza.
We're keeping our RI permits and hope to continue to do private events, so contact us!

Win tickets to Tour de Fat 🚴

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New Belgium’s Tour de Fat is in Boston this Saturday with top notch beer and performers!

We'll be there, and you can be too! Win tickets on our Instagram by telling us your craziest bike story. Enter now! 


Want to keep up with us by the minute? Follow us on Twitter for breaking Bon Me news, schedule changes, fun facts, and more. 

Always changing
~The Bon Me Crew

Refer a friend, and get free food! πŸ†“

You might not guess it, but the end of the summer is our big hiring season!


Now Hiring

Do you or someone you know love food, fast-paced work, and fair wages? We're opening two new restaurants in the next couple months and need all the help we can get! 

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If you refer a friend and they get a job, you'll get a meal on us!

Just email us telling us who you referred, and we'll send you a voucher when they're hired. 


We're hiring for all different types of positions, all over our company. Check it out! 

Happy Hiring Season!
~The Bon Me Crew

Harvard Smith Campus Center opening soon!

Did you hear? We're opening two new restaurants in the next couple months! Here's a sneak peak at our spot in Harvard's new Smith Campus Center.


Sustainable Design πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸ’š

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Harvard used sustainable design practices for the project which include "systems for rainwater collection and reuse, a glass facade that maximizes energy efficiency, and the use of sustainable building materials."
You better believe there will be in house composting too. 

Coming Soon

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We'll be opening in the late summer/early Fall and serving our new menu, plus breakfast. 

All food vendors were picked for being sustainable, local, healthy, and diverse and we're proud to be one of them!


ICYMI, we're also opening in the Longwood Medical Area this Fall! Follow along on our website for construction updates.

Get excited! 
~The Bon Me Crew

p.s. don't worry, we'll still have our truck on Harvard Science Center Plaza!

Two more spots to try something new! ✨

ICYMI the new menu made it to a couple more spots this week! Check out where and brush up on your new favorite dishes available now.


New Menu at Boston Public Market & High St!

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Check it out at Boston Public Market!

  Greenway  staff give it a try and a πŸ‘

Greenway staff give it a try and a πŸ‘

Your New Faves

K-Town Throwdown 
gochujang chicken (aka k-town chicken) every dang day! also, kimchi
Thai It Out
you just gotta try it, for the fish sauce lovers
The Food Truck Fave
miso-braised pulled pork + spicy peanut = food truck fan's dream come true
Sesame Soba Noodles
#MeatlessMondays just got a lot easier
The J.P.
#eatlocal with tofu made in Jamaica Plain on your sammy
The Namesake
how it all started, our take on the banh mi

Don't worry you can still find your old faves on the "Craft Your Bowl" section of the menu, and dress them up with new add-ons like roasted scallions!


Is the new menu not at your favorite Bon Me yet? It will be soon! Until then you can always order the new dishes by delivery.

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Breaking ground at Longwood 🚧

Demo day is today at Bon Me restaurant #8! 


Bon Me Longwood

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We're so excited to bring Bon Me to Longwood Medical Area, permanently! We send trucks there whenever we can, do lots of catering in the area, and love slinging sandwiches to the neighborhood. 
We'll be at 431 Brookline Ave, in the Joslin Diabetes Center building. 

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We'll be posting updates about construction progress to our website here, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back! 

Work nearby? You'll see a handy checklist on the window too.

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Fun fact:
Mike Ramos, our construction manager from Stack + Co, just finished up work on the ICA Watershed, so you know he's a pro!


Don't forget to check for updates here, and tell your friends!

Happy Demo Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Celebrate the 4th with us!

We're so excited to celebrate the 4th of July at the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular this year! Keep reading to see where else you can sub grill-fare for a banh mi. 


Esplanade - (on Memorial Dr & Ames St) πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ 11am-after the fireworks
Harvard 10:30am-9:30pm
Copley 10:30am-9:30pm
Boston Common 11am-9pm
Fresh Pond 10:30am-5pm
Chestnut Hill 10:30am-4pm
Fort Point 10:30am-5pm
all other locations will be closed! 


Don't forget to tag us in your super artsy #4thofJuly fireworks shots! 

Have a happy and safe 4th!
~The Bon Me Crew

The perfect dish for a summer day β˜€οΈ

ICYMI last week, we've got a brand new dish at our Test Kitchen!


Japchae

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Japchae is a traditional Korean dish that is somewhat sweet and deliciously savory made with sweet potato glass noodles, mixed vegetables, and a soy and sesame based sauce. Our take includes our char siu BBQ pork which goes great with the flavorful sauce. 

Crisp veggies πŸ₯• πŸ„ with lightly sauced and chilled noodles make this the perfect summer dish. 


Haven't been able to make it out to the Test Kitchen yet? You can always order your Japchae for delivery!

P.S. counting down the days til the 4th of July? Check out where we'll be open to feed your fun. 
Esplanade πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ 11am-after the fireworks
Harvard 10:30am-9:30pm
Copley 10:30am-9:30pm
Boston Common 11am-9pm
Fresh Pond 10:30am-5pm
Chestnut Hill 10:30am-4pm
Fort Point 10:30am-5pm
all other locations will be closed! 

Happy Summer!
~The Bon Me Crew

So many changes! πŸ†•

Our Test Kitchen has been the host of many changes since April, and you may have started to see them elsewhere too!


New Menu Style

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We're super excited about our new menu style, which focuses more on awesome Chef-Crafted dishes, while still allowing you to Craft Your Bowl. 
You can find the new setup at the Test Kitchen, Back Bay, and Fresh Pond on fancy TV menus, and you'll start to see it at the rest of our restaurants and on trucks over the next couple months.

New Chef-Crafted Dishes in Restaurants

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Dandan Noodles was one of the OG Chef-Crafted dishes, a fan favorite, and now it's at almost all of our restaurants!

Our Mala Bowl went through a quick changeup, substituting roasted paprika tofu for our popular fiery chickpeas.

And it just got added to some new restaurants yesterday! 

 Our Mala Bowl went through a quick changeup, substituting roasted paprika tofu for our popular fiery chickpeas.  And it just got added to some new restaurants yesterday! 
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Japchae is brand new at the Test Kitchen!

It's a sweet and savory and inspired by a Korean dish of the same name. The cool and crisp veggies make it perfect for a hot summer day! 

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Chef Ali has been working hard on so many new Chef-Crafted dishes. Some are still being refined at the Test Kitchen (check out the Facebook page for updates!), and dishes that have made the cut are being rolled out to other restaurants. Keep an eye out for them at more restaurants and trucks soon, and let us know which ones are your fave. 
p.s. Not able to get over to the Test Kitchen? Order delivery!

Self-Service Kiosks in Restaurants

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Don't worry, our order takers aren't out of a job! We've started using self-service kiosks to speed up the order taking process, and we're reassigning staff to the food line to be sure we get it right.

Don't want to use one, or only have cash? We're still able to take your order too, and answer any questions!


Your feedback on these changes is important to us! Let us know what you think by replying to this email directly or use our handy dandy contact form. 

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Who doesn't love free food? πŸ†“

Does Dad love a good deal? Send him this blog link to clue him in on free food tomorrow, and to pick a fun father's day activity for Sunday!


Cheers to 150 years Brewer Fountain! 

We're celebrating Brewer Fountain's 150th Anniversary with Friends of the Public Garden and Mayor Marty Walsh by giving away free sandwiches and Brewer Bowls* tomorrow starting at noon on Boston Common. 
*while supplies last

Best Father's Day Ever!

Bring out dad's competitive streak with a game of cornhole at Downeast Back Porch. See you there for a soba noodle salad 12-7.

Pop a couple cold ones with the boys at Trillium Garden! Pair em with the perfect sandwich. We're there from 11-7. 


Want to treat a dad or grad in your life to some free food? We've got e-gift cards that are 10% off with the code DADSGRADS from now until the end of the month! 

~The Bon Me Crew

Celebrate Pride with us! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

We're #wickedproud to be able to celebrate #BostonPride at two events this weekend, and support a great organization while doing it!


Boston Pride Parade - Saturday, June 9

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Our Copley cart is perfectly placed to help all the parade-goers fuel up for a day of celebration! We'll be selling a Rainbow Rice Noodle Salad and donating 50% of the proceeds to help support the life-saving, LGBTQ-affirming work of Fenway Health, a great organization in our community! 

JP Block Party - Sunday, June 10

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We'll also be feeding everyone at the JP Block Party which will have dancing, dogs, a drag show and more. Don't worry, you can support Fenway Health with a Rainbow Rice Noodle Salad here too!


Show us how you celebrate Pride this weekend and tag us in your pics!

Happy Pride πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ!
~The Bon Me Crew

What's a Mala Bowl?

Chef Ali has been working hard coming up with awesome new Asian-inspired eats at the Test Kitchen, like this one!


Mala Bowl (VV) πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ 

Mala combines the Chinese characters: "numbing" (ιΊ») and "spicy (hot)" (θΎ£). Mala sauce was traditionally made by a specially hired chef, who had their own secret recipe.

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Our vegan Mala Bowl features glass noodles topped with roasted paprika tofu, mesclun, cilantro, crisp cabbage, carrots, & wood ear mushrooms, chili bamboo shoots, and mala sauce.

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Chef Ali's secret sauce has complex flavors from spices such as ginger, cardamom, and of course, sichuan peppercorn, which brings the numbingly spicy heat.


Stop by the Test Kitchen to try it, or order this and all of our Test Kitchen dishes for delivery on Caviar! 

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

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