#TakeoutTuesday: Coffee shops and beguiling bakeries

We’ve been sharing suggestions with you on where to grab-n-go your meals in Downtown Nashua. Now that we’ve done blogs grouped by proximity, we thought it might be helpful to share those names with you grouped by restaurant type.

Starting this week, we’ll be sharing categories of eateries, to help you decide where you want to eat, and enable you to find new places to support, as our locally owned businesses continue to stay open for us despite their challenges.

Why not commit to #TakeoutTuesday every week, and expand your culinary horizons? Affordable and delicious options await you, with easy curbside pickup or delivery, and no grocery shopping and cooking for you!

This week, we’ve assembled some cozy coffee shops and delicious bakeries to enjoy. Let’s go!

Coffee, baked goodies and breakfasts

Bagel Alley
1 Eldridge St.
882-9343

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Tucked away on Eldridge Street – a one-way throughway “alley” from Spring to Main, between The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and Charron Medical – is Bagel Alley. A family-run bagel shop for more than 30 years, it’s a beloved piece of growing up in Nashua for many. With 16 different bagel flavors and 7 different schmeers, they also boast a full menu of breakfast and deli sandwiches. Their big, tasty bagels are made fresh daily on site, never frozen. Bring cash, or use their ATM. Swing down the alley and grab a bagel meal!

 

Bonhoeffer’s Cafe
8 Franklin St.
883-6879

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This nonprofit, direct-trade coffee roastery gives a percentage of its profits to local and global endeavors, like their sister nonprofit, Hope and Life (read more about their projects on their website). Their cafe centers around a large fireplace and offers waffles, crepes, paninis, breakfast and lunch items. They offer their in-house roasted coffee in a wide variety of types of preparations. Stop by, order online, or get delivery through Door Dash.

 

Crosby Bakery
51 E. Pearl St.
882-1851

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A fourth generation-owned business, Crosby Bakery still makes many of the recipes used by the original founders, Eugene and Jacob Crosby. Known for their donuts, cookies, cakes, pies and other baked treats, Crosby also offers takeaway breakfast and lunch items. Why do a chain drive-thru for coffee and donuts, or a quick breakfast sandwich, when you can get hot and fresh from a locally owned family business? Crosby also offers catering and platters. Social distancing indoors and curbside pickup available by request.

 

jajaBelles
143 Main St.
769-1873

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Looking for a tasty take-away for breakfast or lunch? Be sure to stop at the corner of Main and Factory Street, at jajaBelles! Breakfast wraps, local coffee, smoothies, sandwiches and salads, are all made fresh to order. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a homemade jajaBelles bakery item! You can call or text your order in, or take advantage of their catering services, as well as holiday gift boxes.

 

Riverwalk Cafe
35 Railroad Square
578-0200

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House-roasted coffee and a friendly, relaxed vibe await you at Riverwalk Cafe. Their selection of freshly made baked goods will cause a good dilemma of which to choose – peanut butter cups that will ruin you for those mass-produced ones you love, chocolate stout cake, high-peaked muffins, breads and more. Your coffee will inspire you to purchase a freshly ground bag to bring home. Their daily lunch special wraps are warm and delicious. Stop by and enjoy! 

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