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Quick Lunch in Kendall Square
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The Best Spots for a Quick Lunch in Kendall Square

There are a lot of options for a quick lunch in Kendall Square, hopefully these suggestions will point you in the right direction.
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Bon Me - One Kendall Square

Efficient service is the name of the game when prospecting spots for a quick lunch. Bon Me has quick service and its food has straightforward ingredients. Our favorite lunch item is the Soba Noodle Salad with Tofu and the Spicy Peanut dressing.

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Hours: 11:00AM-8:00PM

Address: 1, Kendall Square #3105, Cambridge, MA 02139

Al's Tech Square Cafe

Al's Tech Square Cafe

The first thing anyone will tell you about Al's is the great value. High quality 10-inch subs are less than $8, and the bread is always warm and fresh, which is a major plus. The service is fast and friendly, which means that whenever you walk out of Al's, you are full and satisfied. 

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Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:30AM-3:00PM

Address: 600 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

Mexicali Burrito Co

Located in Technology Square, Mexicali serves California-style Mexican food. The ingredients are always fresh, and the line moves quickly. Both the pulled pork and buffalo chicken are delicious and if that is not enough to draw you in, let it be known that the guac is not extra. 

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Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00AM-8:00PM

Address: 500 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

Aceituna Grill

Aceituna Grill

The lunch line is always pretty long at this local favorite, and with good reason, but don't be intimidated because it moves quickly. At Aceituna you can find delicous Mediterranean options served in large poritons.

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Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00AM-8:00PM Saturday: 11:30AM-8:00PM

Address: 605 W Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142


At Za you can find a range of unique specialty pizzas, as well as the option to create your own. The ingredients offered change depending upon which local ingredients are available. Za is a reliable choice for anyone seeking a casual ambiance and a filling portion of pizza.

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Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11:30AM-10:00PM Friday-Saturday: 11:30AM-11:00PM

Address: 350 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142

Clover Kendall

CloverKND (Kendall)

Clover boasts an average serve time of 3.5 minutes, so for that reason alone it belongs on our quick lunch list. Additionally, at Clover you will find healthy, simple food that tastes amazing. The menu changes day-to-day in accordance to the seasonal local organic ingredients available. All the food options at clover are vegetarian, but if you are craving the taste of meat, and perhaps feeling a little daring, you can try out the "Impossible Meat" options. "Impossible Meat" is basically the "I can't believe its not butter" of the meat world, but we were pleasantly surprised by the taste. Instead of meat it is made from 4 main ingredients: wheat, coconut, potato, and heme, a molecule made by fermenting the root part of a soybean plant. If you ask us, it's worth a shot!

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Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7:00AM-11:00PM Sunday: 9:00AM-8:00PM

Address: 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02139

Bailey & Sage

Located in a the heart of Kendall Square just steps away from the T, Bailey & Sage is a great place to grab something quick. The fresh food and ambiance make you feel as though you are purchasing your food directly from local farmers. Bailey & Sage is also a great place to consider if you want to order food delivered to the office.

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Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30AM-8:00PM

Address: 355 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142