Vegan Restaurant Seeks All-Alcohol License from Framingham Commission

FRAMINGHAM – In December, Framingham Selectmen approved licenses for a vegetarian restaurant to open in the Saxonville section of Framingham.

Wednesday night, Green Leaf, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Saxonville, will be the first establishment to request a liquor license from the newly-created, 5-member City of Framingham License Commission.


Co-owner and chef Balaji Shanmugam applied for the all-alcohol license with the City of Framingham.

A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 in the Memorial Building.

Green Leaf offers a unique menu featuring soups, salads, and entrees for lunch and dinner. Salads included a roasted buckwheat and butternut squash, sesame and cilantro rice vermicelli, beet and asparagus, raddicchio and pear, etc. Entrees included a chipotle citrus taco, chimichurri seitan sandwich, beet burger, BBQ Tempeh sandwich, a tofu Reuben, portobelo panini, grilled yucca quesadilla, a roasted root vegetable pizza, and an organic quinoa spaghetti pasta.

Other hearings scheduled before the Framingham License Commission on Valentine’s Day include:

  • Consider Issuing Sunday Entertainment License – Eastleigh Farms Educational Foundation, 1062 Edmands Road
  • Consider Change of Hours Common Victualer License – Andaman Thai Cuisine, dba Andaman Thai Cuisine, 962 Worcester Road (Tentative)
  • Renewal of Pool Table Permit—Sports Pub, 1186 Worcester Road
  • Renewal of Sunday Entertainment License—Railroad Six Sports Grill & Entertainment, LLC dba RR6 Kitchen & Bar, 398 Waverly Street (Tentative)
  • Change of Ownership—Chick-fil-A, Inc. dba Chick-fil-A Framingham to Hermitage, LLC dba Chick-fil-A Framingham, 359 Cochituate Road (Tentative)

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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