Favorite Lunch Spot

Harvard Law School’s location right in the heart of Harvard Square definitely has its benefits. The constant rotation of food trucks, new restaurants, and innovative menu offering provide a dizzying number of meal options for any time of the day. We asked a few members of the HLS community to share their favorite lunch spots near campus.

Richard Lazarus ’79

Montrose Spa – A fabulous family-owned and run mini-mart only a block from the law school.  Great sandwiches at low prices. Owner has been featured in many law school classroom hypotheticals over the years.”

Larry Tribe ’66

Changsho is a great place to go for lunch. It’s just a short walk up Mass Ave and has a terrific buffet – quite yummy; huge variety; more than anybody can possibly eat (you can go back for seconds, thirds, and so on ad infinitum); very reasonably priced; with ample, comfortable seating and plenty of space so you’re not crunched up against other customers and can easily have a conversation without being overheard or taking in TMI from nearby eaters; tables for as few as two or as many as ten; a full bar; and a very pleasant and helpful wait staff.”

Ope Adebanjo ’20

Oggi Gourmet is a great spot with delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches that’s centrally located near the university campus center.”

Josh Mathew ’19

“Due to my New Jersey roots, I regularly hanker for chicken parm sandwiches from The Half-Shell on Mass Ave. Their bread is really soft and tasty, the portions are huge, and my cholesterol does not forgive me.”

Courtney McMann, J.D. Admissions

Flour Bakery + Cafe is a Boston gem and I cheered the day owner (and Harvard grad) Joanne Chang announced she was opening a location in Harvard Square. Their motto is “make life sweet…eat dessert first” – and while I love their tasty sandwiches, I’ll fully admit I’m usually lured in by the prospect of a sticky bun. Pro tip: ask for it warm.”

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