On Sunday, June 7 a Candlelight Vigil was held in front of the East Somerville Library in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others killed by police brutality and racist violence.  This vigil was organized by Just Us Somerville. You can watch a video of the vigil here.


East Somerville Main Streets stands with black communities and communities of color and all those fighting to end racism in overt and covert forms. We strive to make East Somerville a welcoming and inclusive community.   We are committed to devoting the time, energy, and resources to examine our implicit biases, and to support racial justice and social equity. We commit ourselves to broadening our audience through continued outreach in East Somerville, to developing programming in partnership with marginalized communities. We welcome your input and voice to work with us towards these goals.

Support Black-owned Businesses in East Somerville:


Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant – Mr. Befekadu Defar


Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant has been in East Somerville for over 17 years and is beloved staple of the community.  Owner Befekadu (sometimes affectionately referred to as Mr. B) has a true passion for the rich, flavorful dishes served at Fasika. Nothing makes him happier than sharing his Ethiopian roots with his community through good food and good company.

Mr. B is operating out of Fasika Cafe in Roxbury so the East Somerville location is temporarily closed for the moment. Sad for us, but glad they are still operating!


Owner Smiley opened HAIR-GINEER January of 2019.  He quickly turned his barbershop into an eye-catching storefront with a relaxing atmosphere.  It is quick and easy to make appointments.  Smiley takes his time to do your hair right, with appreciable attention to detail.  He is open for business – schedule an appointment with him today at (617) 718-0830!

HAIR-GINEER is located at 4 Lincoln St.

Smiley has appeared on Somerville Media Center with East Somerville Main Streets and was also offering free trims during CARNAVAL last year!

Fadil African Hair Braiding - Illi and Anita


Owners Iliassou and Anita Fassassi moved their Cambridge based business to East Somerville in the winter of 2018 after a fire displaced them from their Cambridge location.

“We do natural hair braiding, we do Single Braids for all ages, we do braids, twists, cronrows for all ages, locs, weave, and Crochet.”

Fadil African Hair Braiding is located at 8 Broadway in East Somerville.


Bonita Hair Salon – Nailah Montalvo


Black-owned business of the day is Bonita Hair Salon.  Nailah Montalvo opened BONITA Hair Salon and BlowDry Bar after 23 years of working in Boston’s most prestigious Newbury Street salons. Nailah, fluent in both English and Spanish, has experience with all hair textures and extensive makeup looks. Learning from the best hair stylists and makeup artists in Boston, Nailah, and all of the stylists at both the Salon and BlowDry Bar, have all gone through vigorous training before working on the stylist floor. BONITA welcomes ALL hair types and can handle any client’s needs with ease.  BONITA will be open beginning Wednesday June 10th, people interested in making appointments can call (617) 746-0008 to schedule.  BONITA is located at 2 Broadway.

Instant Shoe Repair - Sammy


Black-owned East Somerville business of the day is Instant Shoe Repair!  Owner Sammy opened the business 17 years ago at its location at 20 Broadway in East Somerville.  Sammy does all kind of repairs on shoes, handbags and luggage.  Contact him at 781-658-0240 to schedule a repair today! 

What is Open in East Somerville?

Restaurants - Delivery and takeout:

**When possible, please order directly from our local businesses!  Third party delivery services like Grub Hub, Uber Eats, etc. take a 30% cut from each sale. of our local businesses**

Somerville Delivers City-wide listing at https://www.somervilledelivers.com/

Buddy's Diner 113 Washington St 617-623-9725 Monday-Sunday Takeout 5:30 to Noon

Casey's  CLOSED


Fat Hen  - Pre-order with curbside pick up https://www.fathenboston.com/online-ordering/fat-hen/menu/order-settings

Friendly's Pizza  


Guachao Brazilian Cuisine 102 Broadway (617) 625-6100 Monday-Sunday 11AM-11PM Takeout and DeliveryResturant

La Brasa CLOSED - Purchase Gift Cards online at  http://www.labrasasomerville.com/

Maya Sol 179 Broadway (617-792-8215  GRUB HUB Monday-Sunday 10 am-10 pm Takeout and Delivery

Montecristo Restaurant 146 Broadway, Somerville, (617) 628-8458 http://www.montecristorestaurantsomerville.com/

Mount Vernon Resturant 14 Broadway 517 666-3830 http://www.mtvernonsomerville.com Monday-Sunday 12-8pm Takeout and Delivery

Los Paisanos 62 Broadway Take our and Delivery between 1:00 am-8:00 pm.  Call ahead at 617 629 3502

Lotus Xpress 167 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 https://www.lotusxpress.com/ 

Ola Café 112 Broadway (617) 628-1329 https://olacafesomerville.com Monday-Sunday 6am - 12 pm Takeout

Olivera's Steakhouse 120 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143 https://www.oliveirassteakhouse.com/ (617) 764-0455 Takeout 

Recino's Café 85 Broadway (617) 764-1375 Monday-Sunday 8AM to 11pm Takeout

Rei da Picana 129 Broadway( 617) 764-0547  Monday-Sunday 11 am-8 pm Takeout

Rincon Mexicano 99 Broadway (617) 776-1200 https://www.rinconmexicanosomerville.com/ Tues-Sun  1-9pm

Royal Pizza        

Taco Loco 44 Brodaway (617) 625-3830 Order Online with Single Platform or Uber Eats

Tapatio 82 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145  (617) 625-4119 order online with Single Platform or Uber Eats

Pastelaria Vitoria Broadway - CLOSED

Vinny's 76 Broadway (617) 628-1921 https://www.vinnysatnight.com/ Open 7am-8pm



A new dinner delivery service that focuses on a community-driven dining experience; we partner with local chefs, farms, and artisans to bring a hyper local meal to the table of families around Somerville. 


Family Dinner
local farmer's market delivery service
Family Dinner Online

make-your-own-bowl bibimbap meal kit
Perillas Online Ordering Form

Render Coffee
coffee, espresso, beans, breakfast, & lunch
Render Coffee on Doordash

Rootastes - Farm Fresh Produce Delivery

Description: Skip the grocery store and get farm fresh produce delivered every Saturday.


Sweets by Jennie
whimsically designed custom cupcakes, cookies, and cakes - perfect treats for quarantining!
Sweets by Jennie Contact to Order

Tex-Mex Eats
freshly made frozen tamales, delivered in packs of 4
Tex Mex Eats Online Ordering Form

Yatra Tea
direct sourced single origin premium grade teas from India and Nepal
Yatra Tea Online

Restaurants - Gift Cards

La Brasa CLOSED - Purchase Gift Cards online at  http://www.labrasasomerville.com/

Vinny's 76 Broadway (617) 628-1921 https://www.vinnysatnight.com/ Open 7am-8pm

Vinny’s is proud to offer 2 great ways to gift the Vinny’s experience with your friends and loved ones.

Available Online by visiting our Online Reservation Partner: Open Table by visiting here. (will open a secure ordering page)

Our original style gift certificates are also available in the restaurant for times when an e-gift just won’t do.

Please call the restaurant and ask for either Vinny or Carmen.

Taco Loco

A GiftRocket with suggested use at Taco Loco Mexican Grill is a delightful monetary cash present for friends, family, and co-workers. It's the perfect last minute online gift for a birthday, graduation, wedding, holiday, and more.

Giftly Gift Card

Local Markets

Amigos Grocery Store 85 Broadway (617) 776-6009 Monday-Sunday 8 am to 7 pm 

Minute Market 141 Broadway (617) 666-0104 Monday-Sunday 8 am - 9 pm

SK Convenience   4 Broadway (617) 625-0800 Monday-Sunday 9 am to 9 pm

Deano's Pasta Shop 15 Garfield Ave (617) 623-0013  http://www.originalgourmetpasta.com/ M-F 9-5 pm. Sat, Sun 9-3 pm




Cobbler:  Closed

NitchTechnologies computer clinic (18 Broadway):  By appt only  Nitchtechnologies.com

Somerville Communications (52 Broadway):  617-420-3307. Call and he can arrive in 5 minutes


Durbrow Performance Training - 10 Garfield Ave (617) 863-7540 https://durbrowperformance.com/

Offering online classes!   


Liquor Stores

Joe's Liquors     168 Broadway (617) 776-1234 10 AM - 10 PM   

Sullivan Square Liquors        88 Broadway (617) 764-1882 M-Sat 12-9pm.  Sun 12-8pm

Bairos Liquors (78 Broadway):  Closed

Local Virtual Businesses

All She Wrote Books  https://www.allshewrotebooks.com/

Online Bookstore and virtual book club!

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