Serves meat, veg options available. Slow food restaurant in a updated farmhouse like setting. Has a few lacto-vegetarian choices, a vegan club sandwich with tempeh (cost around $14), and weekend brunch. Uses local and some organic ingredients. Previously located on Barre St. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg


First Review by veggiebird


  • vegan

Phenomenal food, but ....

3 Posted on 01 / 15 / 2009

Kismet catered our recent wedding reception, and the food, which is the most important thing, was absolutely fabulous. We especially loved the polenta with vegan cream sauce, the roasted tomatoes, and the utterly delicious bread. Everything came with clear serving instructions (although not enough Sterno -- we had to make an emergency trip to get more). The meal also featured stuffed eggplant, roasted garlic, roasted squash, stuffed grape leaves, and spinach salad with cranberries, walnuts, and a maple-mustard dressing. Everything was great in taste and appearance.

We also rented dishes, flatware, and table linens from Kismet. The dishes were not clean when we got them, so the bride ended up doing dishes the morning of the wedding. Also, the cloth napkins were so stained that we had to ask friends to make an emergency store trip to pick up paper napkins. These two issues added unnecessary stress to a day when it was certainly not needed.

Another word of caution: Kismet does not accept credit cards. We were surprised that this wasn't mentioned to us earlier, since it's virtually unheard of in business these days. We were having friends pick up the food, which was a hour's drive away on icy roads, so this was another crisis. Kismet was not willing to accept PayPal or a wire transfer, and we ended up having our friend pay for the food to be reimbursed by us later.

Pros: great food, good instructions for serving
Cons: limited payment options, messy dishes and linens
  • Jeffrey Jeffrey

    Hi Pheasance, I found your review very helpful. It sounds like this place wasn't ready to enter the catering business.



  • vegan

best vegan breakfast ever

4 Posted on 09 / 04 / 2008

this place has amazing food! my husband and i went here for breakfast and we had the best vegan breakfast ever and they even have vegan crepes!

Pros: vegan breakfast, excellent food, healthy cuisine
Cons: small, small, small


  • vegetarian

tasty treat

4 Posted on 03 / 25 / 2008

we had a wonderful brunch hear. Lots of fresh local and organic ingredients. a great selection of fresh made juices. The place is cozy but small.

Pros: excellent food, healthy meals, friendly staff
Cons: small space


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