Places to eat

While we provide meals from Sunday through Friday evenings at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, we’re happy to provide this curated list of local eateries in the Amherst and Hadley area! An abridged list will be included in the participant guidebook.

Note: Delivery Express is a local food delivery company. Think of it like Amherst’s local business version of DoorDash! Some of our recommendations partner with Delivery Express for food delivery.


Bistro 63 at the Monkey Bar & Grill: Local Mediterranean, French, Nouvelle Cuisine in the center of Amherst, MA
Hours: M–Sun: 11:30AM–9PM
Takeout, Delivery via Delivery Express, Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub

Johnny’s Tavern: Great menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, craft cocktails, and awesome service. We recommend the calamari and white sangria. Reservations strongly encouraged for indoor seating!
Hours: M–Th: 4:30PM-9PM, F/Sat: 12PM–9:30PM, Sun: 12PM–8:30PM
Takeout available

Hangar Pub & Brewery: Head here if you’re in the mood for delicious boneless wings in any flavor imaginable, a huge plate of loaded fries, and a cold beer. The menu features traditional pub food as well as vegetarian options.
Hours: M/Tu Closed, W: 4PM–11PM, Th: 12PM–11PM, F: 12PM–12AM, Sat: 12PM–12AM, Sun: 12PM–11PM
Takeout available

The Harp Irish Pub: Traditional pub food with an Irish flare. Kitchen closes before bar; check the website for hours!
Hours: M/Tu: Closed, W: 4PM–11PM, Th/F: 4PM–12AM, Sat: 11:30AM–12AM, Sun: 11:30AM–11PM
Eat-in only


Fresh Side: Delicious, healthy Asian fusion cuisine, this spot is popular for its tea and tea rolls.
Hours: M–Th: 11:30AM–08:30PM, F–Sat: 11:30AM–9PM, Sun: 11:30AM–08:30PM
Takeout, Delivery by Beyond Menu

Ginger Garden: A great spot for sushi and other Japanese and Chinese entrées. Ask about their authentic Chinese menu–it’s delicious!
Hours: M–Sun: 11AM–10PM
Takeout, Delivery by Delivery Express

House of Teriyaki: Korean and Japanese restaurant with great sushi and a cozy atmosphere.
Hours: M–Sat: 11:30AM–3PM, 5PM–10PM, Sun: Closed
Takeout available

Miss Saigon: A Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of Amherst that caters to your taste buds with dishes like traditional pho. They offer unique drinks and milkshakes.
Hours: M: Closed, Tu–Th: 4PM–9:30PM, F–Sat: 11AM–9:30PM, Sun: 11:30AM–9:30PM
Takeout, Delivery by Delivery Express

Panda East: An award-winning Chinese and Japanese sushi restaurant, favored by students for their scorpion bowls.
Hours: Tu: Closed, M/W/Th/Sun: 11AM–9:45PM, F/Sat: 11AM–10PM
Takeout, Delivery by Delivery Express & Beyond Menu

Paradise of India: Traditional Indian restaurant with a staff willing to customize any dish to suit your palate. Try the samosas!
Hours vary by takeout or delivery service.
No dine-in at this time. Takeout, Delivery by Delivery Express, DoorDash & Grubhub
Order takeout directly by calling the restaurant, (413) 256-1067

The Taste: An authentic Thai cuisine in Amherst Center.
Hours: Tu: Closed, M & W–Sat: 11PM–8:30PM *Closed 3PM–5PM*, Sun: 5PM–8PM
Takeout by Toast, Delivery by Delivery Express


The Black Sheep Deli: A popular spot serving salads, sandwiches, and baked goods. (We recommend their cheesecake brownies.)
Hours: M–W: 8AM–2PM, Th–Sun: 8AM–4PM
Takeout available


Crazy Noodles: This restaurant offers an eclectic mix of Italian and Thai fusion dishes.
Hours: M–Th: 11AM–9PM, F/Sat: 11AM–9:30PM, Sun: 12PM–9PM
Takeout, Delivery by Delivery Express