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Fresh Side Cafe

39 S Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-2233
+1 413-256-0296
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“tofu” (8 reviews)
“soups” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 S Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-2233
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Caught these guys for brunch recently and had their spicy Chicken salad sandwich on a baguette. Same stuff you find on the tea rolls of the same name. Can't beat it. They have a monopoly on spicy Chicken.

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My wife and I are regulars here. There's a reason for that. With all the restaurants that come and go in Amherst, Fresh Side has stayed true to its name for a very long time now. The taste of Spicy Chicken Tea Rolls are on...More

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The immediate impression, upon entering, with the black painted walls, dark floor and very low lighting was that it was gloomy and depressing. I ordered the chicken pad thai and while the noodles were passable the chicken strips had a very unpleasant taste. .I thought...More

Thank Connecticutosprey
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is great and I keep coming back to it. I have a tendency to always get the curried chicken tea rolls, which are great (2 for $4). I sometimes go with a friend who is always trying something new. It's always good. Love...More

Thank Conniefay
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were driving through Amherst and needed to stop for a snack. We're glad we discovered the nice little Vietnamese restaurant. We had pho and mushroom soup along with some fresh appetizers. This place was a nice surprise. Great food and friendly service.

Thank Charles O
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Years ago while taking a class across the street, I enjoyed Fresh Side. NOT anymore. What a decline. The place is dark and unclean. The waitstaff could not have been more awful. The food was barely passable for edible. The miso soup was even horrible....More

Thank abstractmuse
Reviewed 4 July 2016

It was a Sunday , Fourth of July weekend and we came up from Ct to enter a local art show, ended up strolling around the green and checking out the local merchants. It's one of those picturesque New England towns that I imagine becomes...More

Thank Just G
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I have eaten at Fresh Side many, many times over many years. They have a great selection of tea rolls (I like the curry rice with tofu) and also offer a variety of noodle and rice dishes. I like the cold peanut noodle dish and...More

Thank FairmontForever
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Our party of eight called ahead and chose this place on the high recommendation of colleagues. While the restaurant is pleasant enough, the staff omitted one of our orders and brought the wrong things twice. The pad Thai was lackluster and we all agreed we...More

Thank jedibabe
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This place is kind of charming and the menu is great. I've been here for lunch three times. Fish tacos, eggs and hash and today warm udon salad. The salad was terrific, served with your choice of tofu or chicken with shredded veggies and noodles...More

Thank Sh59l1h
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 S Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-256-0296
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