A Foodie’s Guide to Agawam and Feeding Hills, Massachusetts

Aspen Square Management Blog Post

Believe it or not, Agawam is a foodie’s dream. Agawam is filled with many different hot spots for food and drinks that you may not even know about! Agawam’s community supports small businesses/mom & pop shops, which offer some of the best food, drinks, and customer service around! This blog post will tell you all the hot spots you need to try in Agawam, all located close to our apartments in Feeding Hills and our apartments in West Springfield.

Grab & Go

If you’re looking for a quick drink or snack, there are plenty of great places to visit in Agawam. If you are looking for the highest quality coffee, espresso, and mouthwatering specialty drinks, Agawam’s Java Stop is the place to go! Java Stop boasts the highest selection of flavors in the area, with over 62 flavors to choose from, 23 of which are sugar free. They even offer delivery to area businesses ($3 delivery fee), making it easy to get that caffeine kick in without having to leave work. Check out their Facebook page for a full list of specialty lattes. Enjoy delicious and healthy drinks at Nutrition First. Choose from healthy high protein smoothies and energizing teas. Check out their entire menu on their website. The Magic Blend offers healthy alternatives featuring juices and food that give you healing nutritional benefits. Enjoy an acai bowl or one of their wellness salad bowls and choose from their extensive list of smoothies.

Casual Dining

Looking for a casual dinner at an affordable price? If you are looking for Mexican cuisine, there are two amazing Mexican restaurants in Agawam – Macho Taco & El Forastero. Serving up authentic Mexican meals at both locations. At Macho Taco you can enjoy $1 tacos every (Taco) Tuesday and $5 Burritos on Wednesdays. Check out their website for a full menu and order online. Visit El Forastero on mariachi Wednesday and enjoy a live mariachi band while you eat. If you are looking for American cuisine, E.B’s Restaurant is a great place to visit. They offer the best wings in the area with 10 different flavors to choose from. Take advantage of $2 off 20 wings every Sunday. But that’s not all they serve, they boast an extensive menu including several chicken entrees, amazing appetizers, delicious salads, comfort foods & more. Main Street Deli, now known as 141 Main Street, yields American cuisine, and free delivery to the Agawam, MA area. If you’re looking for a great sandwich or salad, 141 Main Street is the place to go! Be sure to check their Facebook page daily, and see what they’re serving up for specials. If sushi is your thing, then you’re going to want to check out the brand new Kaisen Asian Bistro located in Feeding Hills. All their fish is hand selected multiple times a week from fish market in Boston and all their sauces are made fresh on site. They have an extensive menu of Japanese and Korean dishes, but their sushi is the best in the area! Auntie Cathie’s Kitchen is a quaint café & bakery and committed to serving gluten & allergy free items. Auntie Cathie’s kitchen also serves light breakfast options, great sandwiches, organic coffee, catering and more.

Bars & Pubs

The Back Room is a local hot spot to enjoy a good meal and drinks. There’s always something new to try from the kitchen with their weekly specials. Featuring an array for 16 different beers on tap, specialty cocktails, and a hand-selected wine list, you are sure to find something delicious to quench your thirst. At Murphy's Pub, you can enjoy freshly made pub fare and a drink in the tradition of “public houses” of Ireland. Enjoy a beer from their large draft selection and enjoy a great meal. Choose from 24 different beers on tap including European imports, American crafts, and some domestic and local favorites. They offer daily lunch specials, as well as weekly specials, so be sure to stop in and see what they’re serving today. Another hot spot to visit is the newly renovated The Still Bar & Grill. Featuring a full menu, and a late-night pub menu in case you get hungry after 10 PM, The Still has plenty of great food to choose from. With 32 beers on tap, including IPAs, lagers, ales, sours, stouts, porters, and ciders, you are sure to find something you love. In addition to the great beer selection, they also have a full bar with a large selection of specialty cocktails, including the Banana Split Martini. A hidden gem with amazing food is The Buccaneer Lounge. Serving up amazing daily specials, delicious wings, sandwiches, and homemade soups, they are sure to have something you will love!

Upscale Dining

If you’re in the mood for more of an upscale restaurant, or celebrating a special occasion, these are the places you should visit. The Federal Restaurant & Bar offers fine dining at an affordable price. Serving up innovative “new American’ cuisine with strong French & Italian influences, you are sure to enjoy a delicious meal made with the freshest ingredients. Experience delicious authentic Italian faire at Casa di Lisa in an elegant space. All meals are prepared with the finest ingredients featuring Italian specialties and the freshest seafood from the area. They also feature an extensive wine list and plenty of specialty martinis. If you’re looking primarily for seafood, Catch 1251 Seafood Grill is the place to go for fresh seafood. Nestled along the Connecticut river, Catch 1251 offers great appetizers, dinner, cocktails, and dessert.