Food & Drink

We will be providing some meals as part of the conference: we will serve dinner Friday night at the film screening, breakfast Saturday morning at registration, and lunch Saturday afternoon at the reading group. If at some point you want to grab something to eat elsewhere, however, here are some quick suggestions!


Food Trucks

Just a two-minute walk from the Music Building, by far the nearest source of sustenance are the food trucks in front of Harvard’s Science Center. Check out truck schedules for Friday & Saturday »

Quick Bites

Harvard Square is the nearest area to the conference with restaurants, cafés and bars. Less than 10-minutes away on foot, here are some recommendations for places to get quick bites to eat.

  • Felipe’s Taqueria & Crema Café

    Neighbours on Brattle Street, just off Harvard Square. Felipe’s offers quick tacos, tortillas and quesadillas, while Crema has a range of soups, quiches, baked goods and coffee.

  • OTTO Pizza

    This tiny pizza place offers a creative variety of toppings, so you can grab a couple of slices and head back to hear the next session.

  • Clover

    All vegetarian, fresh and local, Clover serves speedy wraps, salads and plates to go or eat in.


Cafés, Tea & Coffee

If you’re in need of some downtime there are several places to sit down and get some work done or gather your thoughts.

  • Crema Café, mentioned above, is popular but has plenty of seating, hot drinks and pastries.
  • A little further afield, Biscuit sells a delicious range of pastries as well as hot & cold sandwiches.
  • Also nearby are Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee & Tea.


  • Cambridge in January may be icy enough as it is, but J.P. Licks in Harvard Square will take care of any ice cream urges you may have.
  • Serving the best hot chocolate in town, and other chocolatey treats, L.A. Burdick on Brattle Street is definitely worth the trip.