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Kid Friendly

Bringing the little ones along? Don’t panic: Chowhounds know where to go for the best kid-friendly restaurants and shops, plus brilliant ideas for cooking food that'll make your toddlers come back for seconds (even vegetables!).

Chef Cat Cora’s Top Tips for Getting Kids to Pack Their Own Lunch

Getting kids to pack a lunch isn't as hard as you might think, and it'll help save you considerable hassle. Whether it’s multiplication or Medieval history, back-to-school is the time of year when your...
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The Silent Suffering of Cafeteria Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . This spring and summer, thousands of K–12 cafeteria workers across the country continued working at schools that were closed to students, making sure that the millions of children who rely ...

Free School Meals for Kids extended through December 31, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

One piece of good news on Monday . . . under pressure from Congress and child hunger advocates, the USDA reversed itself to extend free meals for children through year-end. While this does not cove...

The Penny Ice Creamery | Aptos Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The newest outpost of The Penny Ice Creamery opened about two months ago in Aptos Village, next to New Leaf Community Market. The shop has outdoor tables and benches, as well as a large expanse of ...

La Garrafa Neveria in La Gloria Market | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

After a morning at the farmers market, afternoon at the beach, and three ice cream shops before this one, I had neither the energy nor will to wait in line to taste at La Garrafa Neveria in July 20...

Los Angeles, Dana Point and Anaheim Food trip with Children

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by josephml1 1 year ago

Hi, I need your advice about your best place to eat In Los angeles, Dana Point and Anaheim, this food choices..with children. Steak House could be a hole in the wall. Chinese Restaurant I wil...

Musashi/Benihana type place in SFV? Kid Friendly Please!

boogiebaby
by boogiebaby 11 years ago

I thought it would be fun to take my kids (just turned 6 and just turned 4) to a teppan grill type place. I know of Musashi (haven't been there in ages) and Benihana in Encino (haven't been there i...

Golden Crab House | Outer Sunset - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Golden Crab House is the new offshoot of the popular PPQ Dungeness Island. When we were there on a Friday night in late March, the soft opening was in its third month. Eyeing the three large ta...

Pandemic-EBT for eligible California families

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EB...

Zhong Shan Hakka Restaurant

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by Thomas Nash 1 year ago

From the former owners of the Hakka Restaurant in the Richmond District which they sold some time back, this newly opened place has many familiar dishes. As good or better than I remember. In Parks...

Op-Ed: California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

" . . . This vision focuses on upgrading food quality and freshness, serving more climate-friendly, plant-based and organic food, supporting local farmers, developing food and garden education prog...

Communion Bakehouse | Sellwood - SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

The absolutely best food I had in Portland was on the first day of my visit, Aug 21, 2019, at Communion Bakehouse. So much more praise dancing in my head to heap on this spot beyond my IG post of t...

Save a Seed by Carli Piccirillo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

From Food for Thought Ojai: " . . . Piccirillo’s passion for seeds resulted in a beautiful book she authored for elementary-school students explaining the how and why of seed saving, accompanied b...

Free kids meals @ Chevy's

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"As of Monday, March 16th our restaurants will be offering free meals for kids 12 & under, in response to news of many school district closures. We hope this offering, without any contingencies, he...

Free Little Amigo Burritos for Kids @ Tommy's Salsa in Novato

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"Tommy’s Salsa would like to help kids that are missing school who may need some extra meals. We will be providing rice, beans and cheese little amigo burritos (kid size) on school days to kids who...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

L'Orygine or Chez Boulay for Quebec City lunch?

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by nferlan17 8 months ago

We will be traveling with our 8 month to Quebec City in July and would like to have one nice lunch sit down lunch while there (our version of a date). The little one is well behaved and easily whis...

Restaurant recommendations

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by aucwai 9 months ago

I’m traveling to San Francisco Bay Area, would anyone recommend some popular must go restaurants? Kids friendly, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, California...

Leatherby's Family Creamery | Elk Grove

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Last month I was back in the Capitol for meetings, and stayed in Elk Grove. For a night cap, I made a first visit to the local branch of Leatherby's Family Creamery to try the famous Alan's Black &...

Recommendations for two "special lunches" in Montreal?

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by nferlan17 9 months ago

DH husband and I will be traveling to Montreal this July and are looking for recommendations for restaurants to have one or two nice lunches while there. The catch is that we will have our 7 mo...

Kid friendly in Osaka

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by gemster 10 months ago

I'm bringing my 3 year old and 5 year old kids to Osaka in a month or so - would love suggestions on kid friendly restaurants! The kids are quite good - we had a pretty successful Tokyo trip recen...