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Taiyaki NYC
Food and Drink

New Fish on the Block: Students, Locals Welcome Ice Cream Store Taiyaki NYC to Harvard Square

Days before soft serve ice cream store Taiyaki NYC celebrates the grand opening of its Harvard location, the newest addition to the Square has already lured in students and local residents.

HY Attendees Walking
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Businesses Welcome New and Old Faces During Game Day Weekend

Harvard Square businesses welcomed crowds of visitors last weekend for the first Harvard-Yale football game in Cambridge since 2016.

Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.
Harvard Square

Darwin’s to Close Doors After 30 Years of Business

Darwin’s Ltd., a famous Cambridge coffee chain, announced the closure of all four of its locations on Wednesday, only two weeks after disclosing plans to close its original shop in Harvard Square.

Quincy Hot Breakfast
HUDS

Harvard Students and Dining Hall Workers Call for Hot Breakfast Expansion to All Houses

Nearly 2,000 Harvard students have signed onto a petition advocating for hot breakfast service across all upperclassman dining halls.

Quincy Hot Breakfast
College

Quincy Hot Breakfast

Students serve themselves breakfast in Quincy House.

Oktoberfest 2022: Street Fair
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Hosts 43rd Annual Oktoberfest

Harvard Square hosted Cambridge’s 43rd Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, complete with beer, sausages, and music to entertain overflow crowds.

Cronkhite Housing
Quad

Students Living in Cronkhite Overflow Housing Sign Petition for a Dining Hall

More than 30 undergraduates living in Cronkhite Center, a former graduate student dormitory currently serving as overflow housing, have signed onto a petition urging administrators to serve hot food within the building’s dining hall.

Le Macaron
Harvard Square

Baking News: Le Macaron French Pastries Opens in Harvard Square

Harvard Square officially welcomed Le Macaron French Pastries in a grand opening event Saturday.

El Jefe's New Location
Student Life

Students Mourn, Celebrate Relocated El Jefe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square

It was only the second day of class, but Sabrina M. “Rezzy” Reznik ’25 estimated she had visited El Jefe’s Taqueria “three or four times” since arriving on campus for the fall semester.

Taiyaki NYC
Harvard Square

Fishy Business: Ice Cream Store Taiyaki NYC to Open Harvard Square Location in July

Soft serve ice cream store Taiyaki NYC will open a Harvard Square location in July, joining a growing number of chains setting up shop in the area.

Harvard Square

Mapping Harvard Square’s Transformation, From the Last In-person Commencement to Today

Harvard Square will host the first in-person Commencement since 2019 on Thursday. With three classes set to graduate this week, Harvard Square is alive and bustling with students, families, friends, and tourists.

Church Street
Harvard Square

Bring on the Boba: Gong Cha to Open in Harvard Square

Gong Cha — an international bubble tea chain — is set to bubble into Harvard Square in early June. The store will take over the previous Dado Tea location at 50 Church St. and will be the latest addition to the Square’s boba tea collection, alongside Kung Fu Tea located at 1160 Massachusetts Ave. Boston Tea Stop, another Harvard Square staple that served bubble tea, closed last year.

Massachusetts Avenue
Student Life

Bosso Ramen Tavern Surfs Into Harvard Square

Bosso Ramen Tavern, a new Japanese restaurant specializing in small plates, sushi, and ramen, held its Harvard Square grand opening on Saturday.

Science and Engineering Complex
Food and Drink

Company Founded by Harvard Researchers to Launch Alternative Meat Product

Tender Foods, a food technology startup co-founded by four Harvard-affiliated researchers that produces alternative meats, is preparing for a product launch later this year.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Food and Drink

Culinary Historian Michael Twitty Discusses African American Food Culture at Radcliffe Institute

Culinary author and historian Michael W. Twitty delivered a lecture on African and African American food history at a virtual event hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Thursday.

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