Hospital Food Sucks

Let's face it - hospital food sucks. EXCEPT that one pitiful sandwich you get after you just birthed an entire human being. For some reason that chicken salad sandwich is the best thing I had ever had. A sad looking brown bag with a sandwich, a bag of Cape Cod potato chips and a chocolate chip cookie. 5/5 stars.

Once I was brough to the Postpartum Mother-Baby Unit, I quickly learned how crappy hospital food is. I had never stayed overnight in a hospital before. I mean, there is the stereotype of crap food is for a reason, and it was accurate. Coffee Central inside the Main Entrance of Mass General saved my husband and I after seeing the first meal that was delivered to our room.

Below you will find quick, easy, within walking distance places to grab a meal during your hospital stay.

Mass General Hospital

Harvard Gardens

316 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

Late night menu Thursday- Saturday 10:00pm-12:00am

Flour Bakery

209 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

Breakfast pastries, sandwiches with dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian options

Anna's Taqueria

242 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02144

Open until 11:00pm daily

Breakfast burritos? Yup. Taco salad for dinner? Yup.

Brigham & Women's , Beth Israel, Longwood

Bon Me

431 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215

Quick sandwiches, salads and soup. I craved the tofu noodle bowl both of my pregnancies!


433 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215

Pokebowls after all those months without sushi!!

The Mission

724 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02120

Take out available until 10:30pm

Tufts Medical Center

Panera Bread

115 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

Open until 10:00pm

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

115 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

Closes at midnight, take out available until 11:45pm

Whole Foods

348 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

It is under a 10 minute walk and if you are having a little bit of an extended stay, it is nice to have some grocery staples in your room!


Most food delivery services will deliver to the main front desk of hospitals if your significant other doesn't want to walk 10 blocks in either 90° in August or 20° in January.