NoHo Nibbles: The Green Bean

greenbean veronicajpegforwebsite Customers can choose between a mix of pancakes or French toast with eggs, tofu or tempeh in this delectable dish called “This N That.” Photo by Veronica Brown

Veronica Brown '16 Associate Editor

Although Smith students may tire of brunch after a few on- campus weekends, the meal can be reinvigorated with a trip downtown. The Green Bean opened in 2007 with the mission of offering a socially responsible breakfast and lunch menu and featuring the products of local vendors. Serving from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day, the restaurant is the perfect spot for a Sunday brunch to catch up with friends and procrastinate on lingering homework. The atmosphere feels sufficiently “Northampton,” making it a great place to take parents or other visitors while still continuing to attract plenty of local students and townies. The menu includes breakfast and lunch options, many of whichare vegetarian and vegan friendly. The popular “Green Eggs And...” includes eggs scrambled with cheese and a variety of daily greens. A single piece of the delicious challah French toast is large enough that an a la carte order can be shared. The “This N That” is a simple go- to — a satisfying pairing of French toast or pancakes with eggs, tofu or tempeh. Lunch offerings include local twists on classic sandwiches, burgers, quesadillas and salads. The bottomless mug coffee comes especially in handy before being seated, as there can be a considerable wait for weekend brunches. Enjoyed a meal in Northampton recently? Submit 200 - 300 words and a photograph of the food to sophian@ smith.edu and have it featured in our new column!