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Fresh Side Cafe

39 S Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-2233
+1 413-256-0296
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (5 reviews)
“tea rolls” (25 reviews)
“great tea” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 S Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-2233
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

all kinds o teaf rolls , not really maki but a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. Great tea and great for vegetarians

Thank Olga H
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The food here is good but the dining experience has been ruined on my last two visits (both this month) by poor timing and very poor coordination of service. On the first trip, we ordered a pitcher of sangria and two meals. Our meals were...More

Thank viveviejando
Reviewed May 27, 2018

There isn’t an extensive menu here but the food is okay if you loke very healthy foods. The portions were small as well.

Thank Judith G
Reviewed March 24, 2018

My son took us to Fresh Side. He bragged about the teas and suggested we should try something different. My first impression was how kind the staff was and how cozy it looked. It is a small place, and they cut corners without fancy tables...More

Thank Cathytraveling
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Fresh Side is the best vegan food in Amherst for sure. There’s a separate vegan menu and every single thing on it is so delicious, and the portions are really big. It’s affordable and good comes out quickly. I love the pad Thai!

Thank ElenaLouisa
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

We return to this restaurant often because the food is always delicious. The service is very efficient and the menu has a large variety of Thai dishes. They also serve very aromatic hot and iced teas. It is a pleasure to visit this establishment.

Thank bgillat
Reviewed August 24, 2017

I have been there multiple times for dinner and we always enjoyed their food and service. A specialty of theirs is the tea-rolls, which they serve with a variety of filling-choices. Last time I ate a salad and was a little disappointed as it seemed...More

Thank Alexandra R
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful gem of Amherst, Fresh Side has remained one of the few long operating restaurants in Amherst, which says a lot. The owner has her own unique take on Vietnamese. The food is simple and fresh, lots of veggies. Her chicken curry soup ls...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Caught these guys for brunch recently and had their spicy Chicken salad sandwich on a baguette. Same stuff you find on the tea rolls of the same name. Can't beat it. They have a monopoly on spicy Chicken.

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed December 22, 2016

My wife and I are regulars here. There's a reason for that. With all the restaurants that come and go in Amherst, Fresh Side has stayed true to its name for a very long time now. The taste of Spicy Chicken Tea Rolls are on...More

Thank g0ldengut
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 S Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-256-0296
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