Bon Me

Bold, Fresh, and Fun Asian cuisine

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. 

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. 

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

Cambridgeport
Thursdays 11a-2p

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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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! 

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. 

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

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)!

Ainsley Li, Restaurant Manager
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."

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

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

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

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

Kevin Chan, Software Specialist
"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

Zongzi At Bon Me

Zongzi (Chinese: 粽子; pinyin: zòngzi), or simply zong (粽; zòng), is a traditional Chinese food, made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings, wrapped in bamboo leaves and cooked by steaming or boiling.


Try One Today to Support the CPA! 

We're selling these traditional treats next week to support the Retail Skills Class at the Chinese Progressive Association! The retail class helps low-income immigrants learn customer service and mainstream job search skills like interviewing and resume writing.

Zongzis were traditionally eaten at the Dragon Boat Festival. Check it out for yourself on June 11th and find out more about the ancient patriot-poet Qu Yuan and the Dragon Boat Festival legend.


We've partnered with the Chinese Progressive Association on many different initiatives including the #Fightfor15. Learn more about our partnership below. 

Happy Zongzi Eating! 
~The Bon Me Crew

P.S. Our Kendall Square, Fort Point, and Boston Public Market locations will be closed for Memorial Day. Follow our Twitter page for updates on the truck schedules. 

Get festive this festival season! 🎉

Our favorite time of year is here! The sun is out and the skies are blue, and our rainbow colored trucks are dishing out delicious grub straight to you. 


It's May and you know what that means...festivals! Food festivals, music festivals, festive festivals! We're glad to be a part of one of our favorites, Boston Calling for the fourth time. We'll be there all three days of the unforgettable weekend along with some other awesome food trucks and restaurants.

Here's some other events we'll be at this May:
-5/20 Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival
-5/21 Brookline Bike Parade
-5/27 Trillium Brewing Company

But, it doesn't end there. Stay up to date with our other events throughout the summer by following us on Twitter!


Stop by our truck at Boston Calling and eat to the beat! We know you'll be snapping photos, so make sure to take an #instaworthy meal pic. Tag us and maybe you'll get instafamous!

Happy Festivals!
~The Bon Me Crew

Mother's Day Gift

Sure, flowers are pretty, but we both know you'd pick a tasty meal over tulips any day! Get your Mom something to nom on this Mother's Day.


Whether she's a Soba Noodle Salad kind of gal or she's all about the Deviled Tea Eggs, a Bon Me gift card is guaranteed to put a smile on your Mom's face. Plus, if she's busy chowing down on a Brown Rice Bowl, she won't be able to ask why you haven't moved out yet.

And, let's be real, your mom's the one that taught you how to be cool (even if nowadays you have to teach her how to Snapchat). So, return the favor with a gift from your favorite lunch spot. Your mom will be the hippest gal in the office.


We're making it even easier for you to rock your Mother's day gift this year. Our Bon Me gift cards are available at our trucks, restaurants, and online as a egift card!

Happy Mother's Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me Alum

Some Bon Me employees have gone on to do incredible things in the Boston food world. We caught up with Jackson, founder of Fresh Food Generation, a Caribbean and Latin American catering, food truck, and cafe with farm to plate ingredients selling food in neighborhoods where healthy food is hard to find.


Jackson & Cassandria, Fresh Food Generation Co-Founders

What were your roles at Bon Me?

I started in the restaurant, commissary, and truck simultaneously to see where my strengths were and to be placed where I was most useful. I eventually spent the majority of my time as a shift manager for [the] Yellow and Blue [trucks]. 

Tell us a little about your job right now. 

I am one of the founders and owners at Fresh Food Generation so every day looks a little different. I wear many different hats, so I could be training new staff, acting as the kitchen manager, hopping on the truck, working at the cafe, doing a catering drop, ordering food, taking inventory, or working on bigger project for FFG. 

What's the most important lesson you learned during your time at Bon Me that helped you get where you are today?

On the technical side, Bon Me taught me about food flow and the business of running a food truck. How to build a truck, what propane is/does, how to jump a truck battery, how to replace a truck battery. On the less tangible side, I came to appreciate how hard Ali and Pat worked to get Bon Me to where it is today. They were both super supportive and willing to give advice after a long day of work. They also let us use their kitchen in Roxbury to do some of our first events which was unbelievably generous. 

What advice do you have for people wanting to grow their career in the food industry?

The food industry is tough, really tough. So there are three things to keep in mind:

  1. First, you have got to be passionate about what you're doing because you will struggle and hit road blocks along the way. You will also make mistakes and have to correct them. You need to have blind optimism that your food dream will work and then work stupid hard to make it happen.
  2. The second thing to consider is how long you want to work in the food [industry]. If it's 1 year, your career won't get that far. You need to give 5-10 years of your life to become somewhat proficient in what you do. If that's too much time, it might be worth looking into something else. 
  3. Finally, if you are starting a business, realize that whatever gets you excited about working in food, it's probably only going to be about 5-10% of your time in your own business. There are two solutions to this; one is to get a business partner who has strengths that you lack so that they can handle some of the workload; or get ready to learn about a lot of things that you had little interest in learning in the first place. 

What's your favorite food from Bon Me?

Definitely the Bon Me Sandwich, Tofu, no pate, extra pickles, and jalapeño. 


Want to make the first, or maybe final stop, in your food industry career? Apply on our website today! 

Join us!
~The Bon Me Crew

Trucked Up With Ernie

Ever wonder how we turn regular old trucks and carts into insanely efficient, fun, and colorful food trucks and carts? It's not magic, it's this guy! 


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Ernie Wong, the owner of Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions, has been designing our trucks for about as long as you've been enjoying our Spice Rubbed Chicken. He custom-builds the trucks with every piece of equipment fitting just so (so food flows easily from us to you). He's been in the food truck biz for about 15 years and the New York Times wrote about him, so you know he's good! 

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His most recent Bon Me project was our food carts! They may be small, but they're powerful. Figuring out a way to fit the same amount of food and supplies as the trucks is a feat only Ernie can do.

"The carts were an especially fun design challenge because we had to make the operational flow just as effective with about half the amount of space of the usual Bon Me trucks," Ernie explained. 


Check out Ernie's latest masterpieces at Copley Square and Post Office Square (and grab a mouth-watering meal while you're at it). In case you need a reminder, follow us on Twitter for daily times and locations.

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Join us for an 🌎 Day Celebration

We know you appreciate the planet as much as we do, but here's your chance to give the earth some extra love!


Harvard Environmental Action Committee
Earth Day Bonanza
Harvard Science Center Plaza
Saturday, April 22, 11am-2pm


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Celebrate Earth Day with us and learn a lot too! You'll get to listen to live music, learn a lot, and of course enjoy Bon Me food! 

Harvard sustainability and local environmental organizations will be doing demonstrations on how to treat our planet with care. We've partnered up with some local organizations to teach you more about composting (we love composting - ninety percent of our packaging is compostable!)

And if that didn't convince you, just wait! Stop by our truck to enter the raffle for a $50 gift card. Think of all the Rice Noodle Salads (look, it's in a compostable box)!


Show us your love for the planet by taking an #instaworthy pic of your Bon Me compostable brown box. Make sure to tag us!

Happy Earth Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me Appetit #9: Cucumber Apple Salad

We know this rainy weather makes it hard to believe it's actually Spring, but our Cucumber Apple Salad will help bring some sunshine into your life (and bellies). It's simple, it's fast, and, boy, it's tasty!


Cucumber Apple Salad

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Here's What You Need:

  • 1 Fuji apple, thinly sliced 
  • 1/2 of a cucumber, seeds removed, thinly sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1/3 cup vinaigrette (a basic oil and vinegar vinaigrette or substitute Italian dressing)
  • Sliced scallions to garnish

Directions (makes 2 side servings): 

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Let salad sit for at least 15 minutes so the flavors meld
  3. Enjoy!

There you have it! An easy way to enjoy the sweet taste of Spring. Try it out, post a pic, and make sure to tag us. We'd love to see how it comes out!

Happy Cooking!
~The Bon Me Crew

April Showers Bring New Locations

Seasons change, flowers bloom, and your favorite Bold, Fresh, and Fun food trucks are on the move.


Blossom Street
Our Blossom St location will still be around Friday lunch and dinner and, starting April 3rd, we will will also be around Monday for lunch and dinner!

BU Time to shake things up BU! Starting soon, we will be serving dinner on Friday
Northeastern As of April 3rd, we will be at Northeastern on Mondays for lunch!

Athena Health
In April we will be at Athena Health on Fridays for lunch!

BU
Time to shake things up BU! Starting soon, we will be serving dinner on Friday

Boston Common
What's the best thing to keep you going all week? Bon Me lunch at the Boston Common, every weekday!

First-Ever Food Carts!
If you thought our trucks were cool, just wait until you see our new carts! We'll be in Copley Square during the week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and weekends for lunch and dinner. Make sure to catch us in Post Office Square, too, for lunch during the week! Soft-opening next week, open full time soon. 

Change is Good (we promise)!
With all these wonderful new additions to our times and locations, here's what won't be sticking around: Monday dinner at Northeastern and Clarendon, Monday lunch at Stuart St and Milk St, Tuesday lunch at Blossom St, Wednesday lunch at Northeastern, Wednesday dinner at BU, Thursday lunch at Stuart St, Thursday dinner at BU, and Friday lunch at City Hall Plaza.

But, there's more! Check out our new sites in Dudley for lunch and dinner, coming soon. Be on the lookout for more updates to our times and locations on our locations page!


Want daily updates on our truck locations? Take a peek at our Twitter page below.

Happy Spring!
~The Bon Me Crew

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