Bon Me

Bold, Fresh, and Fun Asian cuisine

Staycation? We're here for you! 🕶️

Skip the Memorial Day traffic and stick around this weekend! There's so much to do in Boston and you probably shouldn't break your Bon Me lunch streak.


Boston Calling - Friday to Sunday

So *amp*ed for another great Boston Calling! We'll be slinging sandwiches (and soba noodles, and cookies) all three days, so come find us in between sets. 

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Trillium Garden - Sunday

Trillium Garden is finally back! Pair one of their world famous beers with a salad to balance it all out. We'll be there 11-7 every Sunday, starting this Sunday!

 

Central Flea - Sunday

We missed our pals from Lamplighter last weekend, so this weekend is the first time you can try our collab, Ginger Shandy!

 

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Downeast Back Porch - Monday

Even more buzzy fun happening at the Greenway! We'll be at the Downeast Cider Back Porch on Mondays from 4-9 starting on Memorial Day. 


MDW Schedule

Restaurants
Back Bay - closed Monday
Boston Public Market - closed Monday
Chestnut Hill Square - regular hours
Fort Point - regular hours
Fresh Pond - regular hours
One Kendall Square - closed Saturday-Monday
Test Kitchen - closed Monday

Trucks
Boston Common - regular hours
MGH @ Blossom St - regular hours
Copley Square - closing early at 5pm
Harvard - closing early at 8pm
Dewey Square - closed Monday until Back Porch
High Street - closed Monday
Cambridgeport - closed Monday
Post Office Square - closed Monday


Want more info on our schedule? We keep our Twitter and Instagram stories up to date with any last minute changes! And you can find our usual schedule on our website.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
~The Bon Me Crew

Summer sunshine in a cup 🍋 + 🍺 = 🌞

We're teaming up with our friends at Lamplighter Brewing for some refreshing fun at the Central Flea every Sunday this summer! 


Ginger Shandy ($7.50)

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Exclusively sold at Central Flea, try the Ginger Shandy! It's Lamplighter Group Theory wheat ale brewed with honey & chamomile kicked up with Bon Me Spicy Ginger Lemonade.

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Head first to our truck parked on Franklin St to grab our namesake sandwich, the Chinese BBQ pork banh mi. Then head over to the beer garden on Pilgrim St to sip some shandy, sandwich in hand!

(Beer can't leave the beer garden)


Want more where that came from? Our Test Kitchen serves several different Lamplighter Brewing beers to pair with awesome Chef-Crafted dishes! (and just might see the shandy too)

Have a Shandy-tastic Summer!
~The Bon Me Crew

Mother's Day Ideas 💡

Got a cool mom in your life? Treat em right with a Bon Me e-gift card! We're giving you 10% off from now until Mother's Day this Sunday. 


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Just use the code MOMSDAY in the promo code box! 

#SundayFunday with mom!

More into experiences than things? We've got a couple great ideas for mom's big day out then! 

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Hit up SoWa Open Market for food trucks (cough cough), farm stands, fun gifts, and fresh brews from Craft Collective in the new Beer Barn! 

Treat mom to a Thai Basil Limeade and walk through the Boston Common! She'll love seeing all the flowers in bloom, and you getting some exercise. 

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Closer to Cambridge? Check out the new Central Flea! Grab a sandwich, find a funky gift, and sip on some delicious Lamplighter beer. 


Got the perfect 'gram of the mom in your life enjoying some Bon Me? Tag us! 

Have a Happy Mother's Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Open market season is here! 🌞

We love summer in the city with all of the open markets! So many of them kick off this weekend, but don't worry if you're not around, we'll be at them all summer long. 


SoWa

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SoWa Sundays start this weekend! We'll be there slinging sandwiches every Sunday from 10am-4pm.
We heard the good ppl at Craft Collective will be doing this year's beer barn too! 🍻

Central Flea

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Central Flea is bigger than ever this year and in a new space! We'll have a truck there every Sunday 11am-5pm.
P.S. stay tuned for some cool collabs with our friends Lamplighter Brewing since they're running the beer garden!

Boston Calling Block Parties

Boston Calling Block Parties kick off tomorrow from 5-8pm at Dewey Square! Check out awesome music and get your weekend started early.

Greenway Open Market

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Greenway Open Market kicks off this weekend with its Spring Food Truck Festival! We'll be there, and every Saturday from 11am-5pm. 

Coming Soon!

Copley Farmers Market 
Tuesdays & Fridays (but we vend everyday!) - starting May 11
Dewey Square Farmers Market  
Tuesdays & Thursdays (but we vend Monday-Friday) - starting May 16
Harvard Farmer's Market
Tuesdays (but we vend everyday!) - starting June 12
Thursdays on the Lawn at Loring Greenough
Thursdays 4-8pm - starting June 7
Trillium Garden
TBA
p.s. our summer hours start for Dewey, Post Office Square, and High St next week! Dewey will be open 10:30-3:30 and Post Office Square and High St stay open til 2:30. 


Want to find out where we're at today, tomorrow, next week? Check out our handy locations map. 

Happy Market Season!
~The Bon Me Crew

A hearty salad for a hearty people 🥗

Spring in New England, you never know what you're gonna get! That's why we created The New Englander, a salad that's as hearty as it is refreshing for both the 40 degree and rainy 🌧️, and 60 and sunny days ☀️. 


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Made up of baby kale and mesclun tossed with Chinese salt & pepper chicken, hearty quinoa, crisp savoy cabbage, cucumber, grape tomatoes, toasted almonds, and lemon vinaigrette. It's the perfect light, but filling lunch.  

Laugh your way to our Test Kitchen

Right now, this salad is only available at our Test Kitchen, as one of our Chef Crafted dishes. Like all our Test Kitchen dishes, it has the potential to be added to the rest of our location menus!

Be sure to stop by and tell us what you think. 


You only have a couple more days to redeem your BOGO dinner coupon at our Test Kitchen. Stop by this week!

Happy Spring!
~The Bon Me Crew

Meet the crew

We couldn't have made it to seven years in business without all the people working hard behind the scenes! 


ERIN

Erin is our Director of Mobile Operations and has worked here for just over three years. She worked her way up from crew member, to supervisor, to manager, and now she's running all the truck business!

IVAN

Ivan is our Commissary Supervisor, a man you may never meet, but who keeps systems running smoothly in the kitchen that processes hundreds of pounds of fresh ingredients a day!

He's been with us for 6 years, through changes in commissary location, menu, and huge growth in our number of locations. 

MIKE

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Mike, or Feeney as most of us call him, started as a delivery driver in 2013 and now he's our Business Development Specialist. He helps us open new locations like the Test Kitchen, and the Harvard Smith Center coming in the Fall!

RACHEL

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Rachel started out as a restaurant manager at our Fort Point location in 2013. She's since opened our Back Bay restaurant, and has been promoted to Area Manager, managing three of our restaurants! 


Fun fact: Bon Me catered her wedding. 


Think you could rise through the Bon Me ranks and help us to another seven years of success? Apply now! 

Marathon Monday 🎽

#MarathonMonday is right around the corner! 


Fuel Up! 🥖

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We hear eating lots of carbs is key to a good race day. We fully support that theory and encourage you to eat as many sandwiches, rice bowls, or noodle salads, as you'd like this week.

You're all winners! 🏅

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Whether you run or spectate a little too hard on Monday, we're giving you the chance to recover with a meal on us.
Just be sure to check out our Instagram page on Monday and enter to win!

Schedule Changes

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We'd love to cheer on runners from Copley* and Boston Common, but for safety reasons, we are unable to vend. We'll be open everywhere else, including Back Bay, close to the finish! 


*Copley will be closed 4/13 - 4/16


Good luck to all the runners, and spectators, we can't wait to see your signs! Tag us in your sign photo for an extra shot at winning on Monday. 

Happy almost Marathon Monday!
~The Bon Me Crew

What's New?

Wondering what you can use your BOGO coupon on at the Test Kitchen at 60 Binney St in Cambridge, this anniversary month? Check out the new Chef Crafted dishes we've created for you to try!


K-Town Throwdown

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K-Town fans, rejoice! 

Seasoned white rice, gochujang (AKA K-Town) chicken, kimchi, and more pack a flavorful punch in this dish.

Thai It Out

You gotta "Thai" this new dish! It's our take on Thai Pad Krapow Gai.

Our yummy ground thai basil chicken stars in a dish with white rice topped with hard-boiled egg, zesty cucumber salad, Chinese broccoli, and pickled carrots & daikon. 

The Food Truck Fave

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Spice up your rice! 

Always a fave on our trucks! The perfect combo of a brown rice bowl with juicy miso-braised pulled pork and spicy peanut sauce. 

Sesame Soba Noodles

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A veggie sandwich, not just for vegetarians! 

Tofu made locally in Jamaica Plain is stuffed in a toasted baguette in the vegetarian banh mi, with rosemary-walnut spread to complement our fiery housemade mayo. 

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A veggie sandwich, not just for vegetarians! 

Tofu made locally in Jamaica Plain is stuffed in a toasted baguette in the vegetarian banh mi, with rosemary-walnut spread to complement our fiery housemade mayo. 

The Namesake

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A timeless classic, our take on the Vietnamese banh mi. 

The sandwich that started it all has a new name, but otherwise stays the same! 


Don't worry, you can still make whatever crazy combo you want with our Crafted By You section of the menu, with a bunch of fun new add-ons available from the Chef Crafted menu!

P.S. be sure to tell us what you think of them, so that we know what to keep around at all our locations! 


Haven't grabbed a BOGO coupon yet? We're handing them out at all of our truck and restaurant locations this week! Find your nearest Bon Me (new spring truck schedule started this week too!) to get one.

Get Chef Crafty!
~The Bon Me Crew

Celebrate 7 Years & Big Changes!

We're celebrating our seventh year of slinging sandwiches with some big changes and a way for you to preview them!


We're turning 7! 🎈🎉

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Come check out the plan for the next seven and beyond at our Test Kitchen with a coupon from us! Grab one at any location next week.  

✨ Bon Me Test Kitchen ✨

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Our newest restaurant at 60 Binney St in Cambridge has transformed into the Bon Me Test Kitchen, complete with a brand new chef crafted menu, self-service kiosks (don't worry, we'll still have staff up front to help you with the newfangled technology and walk you through the menu), and lots of ways for you to tell us how you feel about it all! 

p.s. your feedback determines which items go to the rest of our locations, talk about power of the people! 

Craft Beer & Cider 🍻

Oh, and did we mention we've developed a full craft beer and cider list to pair with all the new Chef Crafted goodness? 
Aeronaut,
Lamplighter,
Prospect Cider 
hooked us up!


Find your closest truck or restaurant for next week's coupon. Our brand new spring schedule also launches next week! 

Happy Birthday to Us, and Happy New Menu to You!
~The Bon Me Crew

New 🚚 Locations for Spring

Seasons change, flowers bloom (soon, we hope!), and your favorite food truck is on the move, with a brand new schedule starting 4/2


Cambridgeport

Thanks for all your votes in the City of Cambridge pilot food truck program! We're going to be at Sidney St & Erie St Mondays 10:30am-2:30pm starting 4/9.

Dudley Square

Always feeling that #RoxburyLove. We'll be around for lunch 11am-2pm on Wednesdays!

Boston University

We're back Terriers! Come get lunch 11am-2:30pm on Thursdays. 

Boston Common

A walk through the Common is the perfect Spring activity any day of the week! Make it even more perfect with a Thai Basil Limeade in hand. We'll be at Brewer Fountain weekdays 11am-3pm and weekends 11am-5pm. 

 

MGH @ Blossom St

We're still going to be here to start your week off right! Come see us Mondays from 10:30am-2:30pm. 

Copley Square

Get book smart at BPL, then come see us weekdays from 11am-8pm and weekends 11am-6pm. 

South Boston Maritime Park

Check out the view from this great park with us on Fridays 11am-3pm.

Brown University - PVD

Our first ever out of state site! We're here Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:30am-2:30pm. (P.S. this one started a little early, we're here already!)

Kennedy Plaza - PVD

Check out our Grand Opening next week before we're there Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am-1:30pm. 

Trillium First Fridays

Friday night + best beer ever + a Bon Me sandwich= a good time
We'll be at Trillium in Canton the first Friday of every month from 12pm-7pm! 

It's always hard to say goodbye

We're losing a couple great sites this Spring
MGH @ Blossom Street Monday dinners, Friday lunches and dinners
Northeastern all services 


Want to keep up to date on any changes to our daily schedule? 

Happy Spring!
~The Bon Me Crew

Lucky You ☘️

Even after a blizzard, we've got lots of reasons for you to feel lucky! 


Grand Opening in PVD TODAY! 🚚

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ICYMI in our last blog post, we're opening our first out of state truck in Providence today with a grand opening at Brown University! We'll be handing out half portions of our signature sandwich for free from 11:30-2:30. More about our other plans in Providence here

Wear Green, Get Green ☘️

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St. Paddy's Day is on Saturday and we're celebrating by giving out free Evy Iced Green Tea* to anyone wearing green! Find our spots open Saturday and check our Instagram for a chance to win a $25 gift card in case you're feeling extra lucky.
*with purchase

Create Your Own Luck!

We know it doesn't feel like it, but spring is right around the corner! Book us for your spring or summer event now. We do weddings, graduation parties, bike fests, comic cons...anything you can think of! 


Get in on the luck every time by subscribing to our newsletter! 

Have a lucky day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me in PVD 🎉

We're opening our first out of state truck location NEXT WEEK! We'll be in Providence serving at Brown University on Wednesday from 11:30am-2:30pm. 


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For our Grand Opening at Brown on March 14, we'll be slinging out our signature sandwiches, on the house*! Wash one down with a Dirty Chai made in collaboration with Rhode Island-based New Harvest Coffee Roasters. Be sure to tell your friends to stop by to try the life-changing goodness. (We'll have a veggie, and GF option too!) 
*while supplies last

Our regular schedule will be 11:30am-2:30pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Kennedy Plaza

We'll be at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence too! For our Grand Opening on March 27 from 11-2, we'll be partnering with RI Community Food Bank for a "Pay What You Wish" day.

We'll donate all proceeds to the organization, which works "to improve the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders by advancing solutions to the problem of hunger." 

Our regular schedule will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-2pm. 

Providence Flea

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See you at Providence Flea this Sunday dishing out our full menu and we hope to be at the rest of the fleas this season too! Stay tuned. 


Tell your Providence friends to follow us on social media, and sign up for our newsletter for more Bon Me in PVD news! 

See you soon Providence!
~The Bon Me Crew

*Brew* Me! 🍻

We've finally received our beer license at our East Cambridge restaurant, which means the brews are flowing for the first time in Bon Me history!


We're busy building out a full beer & cider list with lots of local faves but you can enjoy a sneak peak with a few great ones from our friends at Lamplighter Brewing right now!

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Apollo Sunshine Pilsner 4.9% ABV

Werewolves of Cambridge Porter 7.3% ABV

Lawyers, Guns, & Honey IPA with Raw Honey 7.1% ABV 


Beer is available all day so maybe you should make that weekly meeting over a Bon Me Bap and a beer?

Cheers!
~The Bon Me Crew

Get your #BonMeKid out of the house this week!

Need ideas for fun activities to keep your #BonMeKid busy around the city this week? We've got a couple for you!


Children's Winter Fest

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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Highland Street Foundation are putting on Children's Winter Fest at the Boston Common tomorrow from 10am-3pm! We'll be there slinging sandwiches, mini noodle salads, chocolate chip sesame cookies, and more.

School Vacation Week at Boston Public Market

There's lots going on at Boston Public Market this week with so many activities from our fellow vendors. We particularly like the sound of Secret Veggie Desserts with Siena Farms, from 3-4pm today! Dessert before dinner is okay when it's a parsnip brownie. Grab a rice bowl after at our kiosk right next door.

More Ideas

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Try any of these too! We're likely to be nearby to cure any hanger. 
7 School Vacation Week Ideas for Kids - Boston Globe
Free Things to do in Boston February 2018 - Boston Magazine
11 Artsy Things to do with Your Kids Around Boston Over February Break - WBUR


Does your kid love noodle salads, or maybe Thai Basil Limeade? Then they're a #BonMeKid! Tag a photo of them this week with the hashtag #BonMeKid and you might win a prize.

Happy Vacation Week!
~The Bon Me Crew

Be a sweetie to your #BonMeBestie 💕

Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers. It's for #BonMeBesties too! And we've got the perfect way to celebrate.


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Is your work wife always up for some Bon Me? Or maybe your galentine always brings you back a bubble tea. They deserve a treat this Valentine's Day.
Buy their lunch and get a free heart shaped cookie for each of you!  🍪❤️

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Our Matcha Shortbread Cookies are making a special appearance just for today!

Want to just #treatyoself? Grab one for $2.50. 


p.s. Chinese New Year is on Friday! Celebrate both holidays by making your sweetie a treat with our recipe for 8 Treasures Bars.

Happy Valentine's Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Hey Gluten Free Foodies!

We've got big news for our gluten intolerant* friends! We've been working hard to make our menu more accessible to you. 


ALL DRESSINGS ARE NOW GF

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Now you can finally understand the Spicy Peanut obsession! We've switched out regular soy sauce for GF soy sauce in all our dressings so you've got three more to choose from when ordering your Rice Noodle Salad.
*Pro-tip: ask for dressing on your Rice Bowl instead of Soy Drizzle

ROASTED PAPRIKA TOFU IS GF TOO

Are you totally obsessed with our Spicy Sesame Chickpeas cuz they're vegan and GF? Well now you've got an option every day of the week! 

* Our kitchen regularly processes common allergens, including gluten. We're sorry but if you have a major food allergy, you should not eat our food.


We worked hard to make sure all of the recipes tasted just as yummy without the gluten, but please let us know what you think! 

Happy GF Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Social update 🐤

We love interacting with Bon Me fans on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook! We don't want you to miss a thing, so we're making a couple changes.


If you followed one of our restaurant specific Twitter accounts, you'll see those get deactivated on 2/5. All of the Bon Me updates you love will continue to happen on our main @BonMe account! 

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One of the main purposes of our restaurant accounts was tweeting out our specials, which we're going to stop doing too. We believe specials should be a fun surprise for your visit to our restaurants and trucks! 

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Our social media pages will continue to be great places to learn more about our dishes, the people who work here, our values, and the communities we're a part of. 

Don't forget about promos too! (Like 10% off catering for the big game).


Not following us yet? Help us reach 10,000 followers on Twitter and you might win a prize!

Happy Social Media-ing!
~The Bon Me Crew

Hungry for another win! 🏈

Don't feel like cooking for a crowd for the Big Game this year? We'll take #NoDaysOff and feed your team for ya!


10% Off Catering!

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Try something different to feed hungry fans this year like an Amendola Rice Bowla! We've got everyone on your team set with catering platters or individual bento boxes full of Bon Me goodness.

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Got someone as passionate about being vegan as they are about the Pats? They don't have to sacrifice big flavor on game day. Have them try a Soba Noodle Salad with Tofu and Spicy Peanut Dressing. 

 

Ordering is easy on our catering website! Take a look at all the options and use GOPATS for 10% off at checkout.*


*Now through February 3, new customers only. Please place orders at least 2 business days in advance. 

Happy Game Day Feasting! 
~The Bon Me Crew

Resolutions Kept ✅

Need inspiration to stay on track with your "learn to cook" New Year's resolution? Check out what inspired Bon Me fans are whipping up at home!


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@dolphia, a stock photographer, engineer, UX designer, and "gluten allergic traveler" made this beautiful Bon Me inspired rice bowl for a filling lunch

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@dianebiss remixed our recently released Spicy Sesame Chickpea recipe for a meal of vegan goodness

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@eat_drink_savor_repeat fueled her nurse practioner studies with a repurposed a Spice-Rubbed Chicken Rice Bowl and added sauteed spinach and carrots, a scrambled egg, sriracha hummus, fresh cut scallions, sesame seeds, and more sriracha


Want to share your Bon Me inspired meal? Be sure to tag us! 

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Spicy Sesame Chickpeas? Yes please!

Is your #NewYearsResolution to learn to cook, become a vegan, go gluten-free, or just add some more spice to your life? We've got the perfect recipe for ya! 


Spicy Sesame Chickpeas (VV) (GF) (🔥🔥)

Ingredients
3-4 servings
½ tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon chopped garlic
¾ (heaping) teaspoon ground paprika
½ (heaping) teaspoon ground fennel seed
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 ⅛ tablespoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon sugar
¾ (heaping) teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
15.5 oz canned chickpeas drained of liquid

DYK our Spicy Sesame Chickpeas came to be because we had so many requests for a GF vegan protein option? But it's also popular with gluten loving meat eaters too! 

Instructions

  1. Saute garlic in canola oil in a saucepan until lightly browned
  2. Add paprika, ground fennel, and red pepper flakes and stir. Cook for 15 seconds or until spices are fragrant
  3. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring to mix well
  4. Pour mixture over chickpeas and stir
  5. Chill the chickpeas
  6. Eat with your favorite salad, rice, or noodles! 

p.s. You can always turn down the heat of this recipe with a little less crushed red pepper and paprika.


We want to see those Bon Me inspired dishes! Don't forget to tag us on Insta. 

Happy Cooking!
~The Bon Me Crew

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