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30 Sticky-Sweet Ways to Celebrate the 2021 Fluff Festival at Home or in Somerville

Somerville’s Fluff-filled extravaganza is back in person this year, but there are a variety of options for those who prefer to celebrate at home

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It’s the stickiest time of the year in Somerville’s Union Square, birthplace of Marshmallow Fluff. The annual Fluff Festival went virtual last year due to the pandemic, but it’s back with various in-person activities for 2021 — spread over five days, September 22 through 26, instead of the usual giant, messy, Fluffy extravaganza in one day in the heart of Union Square.

In addition to games, music, merch sales, and other Fluff-related events — see the full calendar here — there’s food, of course. Here’s what you’ll find at participating businesses in and around the neighborhood celebrating the 16th annual Fluff Festival, operating under the 2021 tagline “Onward & Fluffward!” (Individual vendor hours vary, and specials may sell out or change without notice, so check with a restaurant directly if you have your heart set on a particular dish.)

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Momo N Curry

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431 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-1563
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Momo N Curry is offering Fluff momo for the festival.

The restaurant is open for indoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

2. Carolicious Venezuelan Food

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14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143
(857) 316-7842
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Carolicious, the Venezuelan food vendor within Aeronaut, will be serving arepas with Fluff, Nutella, and strawberries during the festival.

3. Caesar's Pizza & Subs

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401 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9942

On September 25, the pizzeria will offer breadsticks with a Fluff dipping sauce.

4. Himalayan Kitchen

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40 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 622-5805
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Himalayan Kitchen will be serving Fluff momos, aka “flufflings,” during the festival — a pineapple cream cheese version and a creamy ricotta version. There will also be Fluff-topped mango lassis to drink.

The restaurant offers takeout and delivery, with online ordering available.

5. The Neighborhood Restaurant

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25 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-9710
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Neighborhood is offering a Fluff version of its famous cream of wheat, as well as Fluff hot chocolate.

The restaurant is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

6. Maca at Bow Market

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1 Bow Market Way Suite 9
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 539-6227
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Maca is serving several Fluff-themed macarons all week long, or while supplies last: s’more, Fluffernutter, and Fluffermelly (Fluff and caramel).

The shop is open for takeout; preordering available online. (Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.)

7. Saus at Bow Market

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1 Bow Market Way #12
Somerville, MA 02143

The Somerville location of Saus will be serving sweet potato chips with a raspberry Fluff dipping sauce.

Takeout is available; order online. (Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.)

8. Remnant Brewing at Bow Market

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2 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-0641
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The brewery is selling its What the Fluff?! Barrel Aged stout with vanilla bean from September 22 until sold out.

Remnant offers indoor and outdoor seating, as well as beer to go.

9. Nibble Kitchen at Bow Market

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1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 599-4462
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On September 22 and 24, Nibble Kitchen will be featuring a Bengali-inspired Fluffernutter (suji halwa, golden raisins, pistachios, and almonds on roti bread); on September 23, there’ll be tres leches cake topped with Fluff.

Nibble Kitchen is open for takeout; order in person. (Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.)

10. Petrova Chocolates Pop-up at Bow Market

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1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143

Since debuting in the local chocolate scene last year, Petrova Chocolates has been making a splash with beautiful bonbons. The company will be popping up at Bow Market’s Fluff Fest Night Market from 4 to 10 p.m. on September 22 to sell Fluff bonbons.

Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.

11. Adorn Me Africa at Bow Market

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1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143

In collaboration with Titis Kitchen, Adorn Me Africa is selling a limited quantity of chin chin s’mores jars, starting at the Fluff Fest Night Market on September 22, 4 to 10 p.m.

Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.

12. Variety Bar at Bow Market

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1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143

Bow Market’s “highest standard, lowest brow cocktail bar” will be serving a Fluff cocktail for the festival.

13. Hooked Fish Shop at Bow Market

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1 Bow Market Way #13
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 684-5716
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The Bow Market seafood shop will be featuring PB&J oysters as a suggested pairing for Remnant’s Fluff beer.

Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.

14. Buenas at Bow Market

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1 Bow Market Way #14
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-6993
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Bow Market’s South American shop Buenas is perhaps best known for its empanadas, but it makes a variety of other treats, too, and its contribution to this year’s Fluff Festival is “a thoughtful dessert taking us outside of the world of ‘empanada’ while keeping us squarely in the ‘fun,’ ‘yum,’ and ‘smart!’ camp.” Buenas is baking its empanada dough into sugar and cinnamon chips with a dipping cup of Fluff mixed with Nutella and chocolate chips. “It’s like Dunkaroos but only insofar as we’re giving you a thing you dip.” Available September 22 until sold out.

Preordering online is available for pickup at the shop, or just show up. (Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.)

15. Union Tavern

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345 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-1557
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Stop by for live music on September 24 and 25, with drink specials such as the Fluff n’ Spice — pumpkin ale, sugar spice rim, and a dash of Fluff.

16. Union Square Donuts

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20 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 209-2257
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Available at all locations starting September 20, Union Square Donuts is featuring its Fluffernutter doughnut. Brioche-inspired doughnut dough is stuffed with Fluff, dipped in a peanut butter glaze, drizzled with more Fluff, and topped with Fluffernutter cookie crumbles.

Preordering and same-day ordering is available here for pickup at the Somerville and Brookline locations; find a variety of pickup and delivery options from the Time Out Market Boston location here.

17. Bloc Cafe

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11 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-0000
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Bloc Cafe will be serving Fluff whoopie pies (pumpkin and chocolate) as well as Fluffernutter ice cream during the festival.

The cafe is offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as takeout; online ordering is available.

18. Sally O'Brien's

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335 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 666-3589
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Stop by Sally O’Brien’s on September 27 for “friends, football, Fluff, and fun.” Fluff specials will include a cocktail called the Muthafluffa. Live music begins at 5 p.m.

19. Machu Picchu

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307 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 628-7070
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The Peruvian restaurant is stuffing empanadas with Fluff for the festival.

Machu Picchu is currently open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

20. The Jungle Community Music Club

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6 Sanborn Ct
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0204
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The Union Square music venue will be serving Fluff fried dough and hosting live music on September 24 and 25.

21. Vera's

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70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-9211
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Vera’s will be serving a Fluff cocktail for the festival.

The restaurant is currently offering indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeout and delivery.

22. Hen Chicken Rice

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24 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-1285
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Khao man gai shop Hen Chicken Rice will be adding Fluff to its Thai iced tea and green tea for the festival.

The restaurant currently offers takeout and delivery; order online.

23. Masala Square Indian Kitchen

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23 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 666-9770
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Masala Square is serving Fluff naan for the festival.

The restaurant is currently offering indoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

24. El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill

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61 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 666-4200
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Mexican restaurant El Potro is adding churros with Fluff to the menu at its Union Square, Somerville, location for the festival, as well as some Fluff-themed decor.

The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeout.

25. Gracie's Ice Cream

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22 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-5294
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At Union Square’s ice cream shop Gracie’s, Fluff-dipped cones are always on the menu and likely pair well with current flavors such as black raspberry Oreo, piña colada, and more. Chocolate marshmallow scoops and pints are also available for the festival, as well as “one or two more fluffy flavors,” per a recent Union Square Main Streets newsletter. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Somerville Community Fridge.

Order online for pickup.

26. The Independent

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75 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 440-6022
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The Indo will be featuring a Fluff cocktail.

The restaurant is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

27. Bronwyn

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255 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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Fluff Fest meets Oktoberfest at Bronwyn, which will be serving Okto-Fluff beer.

Bronwyn is currently offering indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeout.

28. Casa B

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253 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-2180
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The restaurant and cocktail bar will be serving Fluff-topped tres leches for dessert, as well as a Fluff rum cocktail.

Casa B is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

29. Juliet

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21 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0958
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Juliet is offering a Fluff-themed murder mystery experience on September 23 that includes a three-course dinner for customers to prepare at home and a Zoom event where “everyone’s a suspect — including you!” The menu includes salad, pasta pomodoro, a brownie, and hot chocolate with Fluff.

Buy tickets here ($45 each).

30. Ebi Sushi

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290 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-5556
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The recently remodeled Ebi Sushi — which has a shiny new cocktail bar — will be featuring a Fluff cocktail.

The restaurant is currently open for indoor dining, as well as takeout.

1. Momo N Curry

431 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Momo N Curry is offering Fluff momo for the festival.

The restaurant is open for indoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

431 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Carolicious Venezuelan Food

14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143

Carolicious, the Venezuelan food vendor within Aeronaut, will be serving arepas with Fluff, Nutella, and strawberries during the festival.

14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143

3. Caesar's Pizza & Subs

401 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

On September 25, the pizzeria will offer breadsticks with a Fluff dipping sauce.

401 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

4. Himalayan Kitchen

40 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143

Himalayan Kitchen will be serving Fluff momos, aka “flufflings,” during the festival — a pineapple cream cheese version and a creamy ricotta version. There will also be Fluff-topped mango lassis to drink.

The restaurant offers takeout and delivery, with online ordering available.

40 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143

5. The Neighborhood Restaurant

25 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143

Neighborhood is offering a Fluff version of its famous cream of wheat, as well as Fluff hot chocolate.

The restaurant is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

25 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143

6. Maca at Bow Market

1 Bow Market Way Suite 9, Somerville, MA 02143

Maca is serving several Fluff-themed macarons all week long, or while supplies last: s’more, Fluffernutter, and Fluffermelly (Fluff and caramel).

The shop is open for takeout; preordering available online. (Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.)

1 Bow Market Way Suite 9
Somerville, MA 02143

7. Saus at Bow Market

1 Bow Market Way #12, Somerville, MA 02143

The Somerville location of Saus will be serving sweet potato chips with a raspberry Fluff dipping sauce.

Takeout is available; order online. (Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.)

1 Bow Market Way #12
Somerville, MA 02143

8. Remnant Brewing at Bow Market

2 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

The brewery is selling its What the Fluff?! Barrel Aged stout with vanilla bean from September 22 until sold out.

Remnant offers indoor and outdoor seating, as well as beer to go.

2 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143

9. Nibble Kitchen at Bow Market

1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

On September 22 and 24, Nibble Kitchen will be featuring a Bengali-inspired Fluffernutter (suji halwa, golden raisins, pistachios, and almonds on roti bread); on September 23, there’ll be tres leches cake topped with Fluff.

Nibble Kitchen is open for takeout; order in person. (Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.)

1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143

10. Petrova Chocolates Pop-up at Bow Market

1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

Since debuting in the local chocolate scene last year, Petrova Chocolates has been making a splash with beautiful bonbons. The company will be popping up at Bow Market’s Fluff Fest Night Market from 4 to 10 p.m. on September 22 to sell Fluff bonbons.

Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.

1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143

11. Adorn Me Africa at Bow Market

1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

In collaboration with Titis Kitchen, Adorn Me Africa is selling a limited quantity of chin chin s’mores jars, starting at the Fluff Fest Night Market on September 22, 4 to 10 p.m.

Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.

1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143

12. Variety Bar at Bow Market

1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

Bow Market’s “highest standard, lowest brow cocktail bar” will be serving a Fluff cocktail for the festival.

1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143

13. Hooked Fish Shop at Bow Market

1 Bow Market Way #13, Somerville, MA 02143

The Bow Market seafood shop will be featuring PB&J oysters as a suggested pairing for Remnant’s Fluff beer.

Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.

1 Bow Market Way #13
Somerville, MA 02143

14. Buenas at Bow Market

1 Bow Market Way #14, Somerville, MA 02143

Bow Market’s South American shop Buenas is perhaps best known for its empanadas, but it makes a variety of other treats, too, and its contribution to this year’s Fluff Festival is “a thoughtful dessert taking us outside of the world of ‘empanada’ while keeping us squarely in the ‘fun,’ ‘yum,’ and ‘smart!’ camp.” Buenas is baking its empanada dough into sugar and cinnamon chips with a dipping cup of Fluff mixed with Nutella and chocolate chips. “It’s like Dunkaroos but only insofar as we’re giving you a thing you dip.” Available September 22 until sold out.

Preordering online is available for pickup at the shop, or just show up. (Explore Bow Market’s indoor and outdoor seating options here.)

1 Bow Market Way #14
Somerville, MA 02143

15. Union Tavern

345 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Stop by for live music on September 24 and 25, with drink specials such as the Fluff n’ Spice — pumpkin ale, sugar spice rim, and a dash of Fluff.

345 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

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16. Union Square Donuts

20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143

Available at all locations starting September 20, Union Square Donuts is featuring its Fluffernutter doughnut. Brioche-inspired doughnut dough is stuffed with Fluff, dipped in a peanut butter glaze, drizzled with more Fluff, and topped with Fluffernutter cookie crumbles.

Preordering and same-day ordering is available here for pickup at the Somerville and Brookline locations; find a variety of pickup and delivery options from the Time Out Market Boston location here.

20 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143

17. Bloc Cafe

11 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143

Bloc Cafe will be serving Fluff whoopie pies (pumpkin and chocolate) as well as Fluffernutter ice cream during the festival.

The cafe is offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as takeout; online ordering is available.

11 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143

18. Sally O'Brien's

335 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Stop by Sally O’Brien’s on September 27 for “friends, football, Fluff, and fun.” Fluff specials will include a cocktail called the Muthafluffa. Live music begins at 5 p.m.

335 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

19. Machu Picchu

307 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

The Peruvian restaurant is stuffing empanadas with Fluff for the festival.

Machu Picchu is currently open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

307 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

20. The Jungle Community Music Club

6 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA 02143

The Union Square music venue will be serving Fluff fried dough and hosting live music on September 24 and 25.

6 Sanborn Ct
Somerville, MA 02143

21. Vera's

70 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

Vera’s will be serving a Fluff cocktail for the festival.

The restaurant is currently offering indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeout and delivery.

70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

22. Hen Chicken Rice

24 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

Khao man gai shop Hen Chicken Rice will be adding Fluff to its Thai iced tea and green tea for the festival.

The restaurant currently offers takeout and delivery; order online.

24 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

23. Masala Square Indian Kitchen

23 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

Masala Square is serving Fluff naan for the festival.

The restaurant is currently offering indoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

23 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

24. El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill

61 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

Mexican restaurant El Potro is adding churros with Fluff to the menu at its Union Square, Somerville, location for the festival, as well as some Fluff-themed decor.

The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeout.

61 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

25. Gracie's Ice Cream

22 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

At Union Square’s ice cream shop Gracie’s, Fluff-dipped cones are always on the menu and likely pair well with current flavors such as black raspberry Oreo, piña colada, and more. Chocolate marshmallow scoops and pints are also available for the festival, as well as “one or two more fluffy flavors,” per a recent Union Square Main Streets newsletter. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Somerville Community Fridge.

Order online for pickup.

22 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

26. The Independent

75 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

The Indo will be featuring a Fluff cocktail.

The restaurant is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

75 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

27. Bronwyn

255 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

Fluff Fest meets Oktoberfest at Bronwyn, which will be serving Okto-Fluff beer.

Bronwyn is currently offering indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeout.

255 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143

28. Casa B

253 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

The restaurant and cocktail bar will be serving Fluff-topped tres leches for dessert, as well as a Fluff rum cocktail.

Casa B is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery.

253 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143

29. Juliet

21 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

Juliet is offering a Fluff-themed murder mystery experience on September 23 that includes a three-course dinner for customers to prepare at home and a Zoom event where “everyone’s a suspect — including you!” The menu includes salad, pasta pomodoro, a brownie, and hot chocolate with Fluff.

Buy tickets here ($45 each).

21 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

30. Ebi Sushi

290 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

The recently remodeled Ebi Sushi — which has a shiny new cocktail bar — will be featuring a Fluff cocktail.

The restaurant is currently open for indoor dining, as well as takeout.

290 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

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