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November 10, 2003

Prudential Center Food Court

If you're really pressed for time, The Shops at the Prudential Center does have a reasonable Food Court. As of this writing, the shops include Ben & Jerry's, Big Easy Cajun, Boston Chowda, Panda Express, Everything Yogurt, Rebecca's Cafe (a local gourmet food chain with good sandwiches), Sakkio Japan, and Sbarro.

Other chain restaurants/shops within the mall include Au Bon Pain, California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks (standalone shop and a Barnes & Noble Cafe serving Starbucks), and The Cheesecake Factory.

-- Debra Cebulski

Fast Food/Chain Establishments at The Shops at Prudential Center
Food Court open Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sunday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Chain dining hours vary - most major restaurants open past mall closing


Sakkio Japan is the best deal out there ($/lbs) and its quite tasty.

As food courts go, the Pru food court isn't bad, but it's still a food court. There are many restaurants across the street on Boylston, or a few blocks away in the Back Bay, that are better than nearly anything in the food court.

There has been a lot of changes to the food court at Prudential Center since Boskone. Rebecca's, Big Easy Cajun, Everything Yogurt, and Sbarro are gone.

They've been replaced by Paradise Bakery Cafe, Gourmet India, Qdoba Mexican Grill, and Pizzaria Regina. They've also opened a Krispy Kreme where the sports store was.

I haven't visited all of the new stores, but in general they are at the upper end of goodness in food court-type food. Gourmet India is my very favorite; for food court food it's awesome, and for Indian food in general it's pretty good.

The Pru food court saved my life at Boskone, and I expect a lot of people will choose to eat there at N4 when they're rushing to get to some event or other. The food is cheap and predictable. Some of it is even reasonably healthy. My favorite is Sakkio Japan which does a decent chicken and veggie stir-fry over rice. Rebecca's and Big Easy are also quite good.