Thursday, May 06, 2021

Mary Dumont Is Opening Plant Pub in Cambridge's Kendall Square

One of the best-known chefs in the Boston area is getting ready to open what looks to be a plant-based beer bar in Cambridge.

According to a source, Plant Pub is planning to open in Kendall Square, with Mary Dumont (Cultivar, Harvest) being behind the West Kendall Street spot. Based on its website and Instagram page, it looks like the upcoming place will initially be open for takeout and delivery, and that it will feature "plant-based versions of your favorite pub foods alongside the best local craft beers," according to its website.

Dumont had been the chef at Harvest in Harvard Square before venturing out to co-own the now-closed Cultivar in downtown Boston; she has also appeared on the Food Network's Iron Chef America while Food and Wine magazine awarded her "best new chef" in 2006.

The address for Plant Pub is 675 West Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142. Its website is at while its Instagram page is at

[September 28 update: According to a press release, Plant Pub is now open, with hours for the fast-casual spot being 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday (plans are in place to be open on Sunday and Monday as well at some point). A few options offered include plant-based dishes such as cauliflower wings, a kimchi burger, buffalo cauliflower pizza, a chicken tahini bowl and a chicken fried sandwich, while beers include brews from Vitamin Sea, Burlington Beer Co., Orono Brewing, and Vermont Beer Makers.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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