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Alden and Harlow
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Alden and Harlow is a hidden gem located in the heart of Harvard Square. The decor is a combination of modern and rustic chic with unique, witty signs and mason jars filled with fermented veggies dispersed throughout. What we love the most about Alden and Harlow is that almost all of the items on the menu are made in-house. So it is a given that high quality, fresh ingredients are being used. The brunch menu offers a mix of breakfast and lunch items. So depending on your mood, there are a lot of great options to choose from. Not to mention, the menu can be shared amongst guests or can be eaten for one. Our server recommended that for two people, three plates to share would be enough. He was definitely right because we left stuffed and beyond satisfied. We decided to order one sweet and two savory items. The croissant pan perdu is a fancier version of French Toast and it is absolutely delicious. The croissant is made in house with many layers of dough and butter. The combination of grape preserves, honey and house-made labneh is simply heaven. We loved the unique combination of the avocado toast. It is topped with peekeytoe crab, broccoli leaf, kimchee and of course a beautifully poached egg. Lastly, we tried the sausage and potato skillet that is paired with cheddar sauce and garlic crumbs. The potato wedges are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. This dish is delectable but very heavy. Alden and Harlow is known for their “secret burger” and we regret not ordering it for brunch. I guess that is a good excuse for us to come back! ;) The menu is reasonably priced with everything ranging between $12-17.

Caroline Pacewicz
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