Three Lunch Spots You’ll Love In Burlington

October 26, 2022

As more businesses come to Burlington, it might be a refreshing change of scenery for many. Offices filled once again with coworkers, both brand new and old. Views of the Burlington foliage from the large windows of the new office building. Maybe the business has splurged and you even have a more ergonomic chair to settle into each morning. Things are good…except you forgot your lunch. 

While you might have been familiar with the best spots and lunch deals in Kendall Square, Burlington feels like completely new territory. Continue reading below for the three places in Burlington to check out this lunch hour. 


Pressed Cafe

200 District Ave, Burlington, MA 01803

We previously spotlighted Pressed Cafe in a blog post and we continue to be impressed. 

Pressed Cafe offers great food fast, but this isn’t fast food. For example, a short-rib sandwich, made with ribs that have braised for 3-6 hours is delivered to your table in 3-6 minutes, making it an excellent lunch choice for local workers and residents. When Pressed Cafe opened a location in Burlington they helped fill a void for local customers who wanted fresh and healthy food, but without the longer wait of a sit down meal. 

Using seasonal ingredients and crafting daily specials that are in season offer each of us a huge benefit for our long term health. And of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention their large specialty coffee selection for that afternoon caffeine pick me up. 


Viet Citron

47 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

As the weather becomes cooler, you might be tempted to warm up a boring bowl of canned chicken soup. But when a large and delicious bowl of pho is available, it’s obviously the winner. Experience fresh and authentic Vietnamese cuisine right here in Burlington at Viet Citron! 

Viet Citron’s menu includes some food items you might be familiar with already such as: 

  • Beef Pho
  • Chicken Pho
  • Banh Mi
  • Rice Bowls
  • Bubble Tea

Their menu is expansive and delicious with a ton of variety and options to enjoy. For example, Mama Tran’s Cha Gio is a great way to start your meal. These 3 egg rolls are filled with ground pork and shrimp, seasonal vegetables, and wrapped in fried egg rolls that are perfectly crispy. You can then get an order of the banh hoi bowl which is full of rice vermicelli, fresh herbs, lettuce, carrots, and daikon pickles. Yum!

You can also order from the “Pounds, Party Crashers, and Meal Kits” (which should be ordered 24 hours before to guarantee it’ll be ready prior to your event). This is the perfect opportunity to order food for your team and offer them the chance to get to know each other in a professional setting with delicious food catered by Viet Citron. 


The Friendly Toast

Have a bit more time to sit down for lunch? Looking for some fun and quirky ambiance? Check out The Friendly Toast! You might be familiar with their location in Boston’s Back Bay, but they have a location in Burlington, MA as well! 

Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, brunch, or lunch – The Friendly Toast has an expansive and delicious menu of creative meals. With their 50’s themed aesthetic and unique atmosphere, you will have a great time away from the hustle and bustle. 

Also, if you are a healthcare worker, The Friendly Toast aims to show you appreciation! Monday through Friday, all food is 25% off. 


There are so many places in Burlington to visit for lunch and we hope you have a chance to visit them all.