Worcester “Must Sees”

Welcome to your IQP experience and to the City of Worcester outside of WPI. While you are here, we hope you will treat this experience like any other cultural experience and take advantage of all that Worcester has to offer. We have polled local folk and compiled a list of the “must sees” in Worcester. At the end of your IQP we will ask you to comment on the following places (thumbs up, best dishes, great live music, etc.) and add your own favorites. Some phenomenal places to visit include:


The Ecotarium

The Sprinkler Factory

The Worcester Art Museum

The Worcester Historical Museum

Preservation Worcester


Worcester Center for Crafts

Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary


1)     Ed Hyder’s fabulous Mediterranean Marketplace, http://www.edhyders.com/, 408 Pleasant Street, Worcester, 508-755-0258

2)     George’s Coney Island Hot Dogs, 158 Southbridge Street, 508-753-4362, www.coneyislandlunch.com (“acclaimed as Worcester’s Best of Best year after year”).

3)     Regatta Deli, 28 Lake Avenue, 508-756-6916, http://www.regattadeli.com/ (“Voted ‘Best Grinder’ in Worcester Magazine’s 2012 Reader Poll!”)

4)     Maria’s Kitchen, 826 Main Street,508-797-3380 (Dominican food, with festive atmosphere)

5)     One Love Cafe (Jamaican food), 800 Main Street (South Main), (508) 753-8663; “homemade cuisine from Jamaica, organic, fish & vegetarian”

6)  Da Lat, Park Street (Vietnamese restaurant); 425 Park Ave, Worcester, MA (508) 753-6036

7)  Crown Bakery (swedish), www.thecrownbakery.com, 133 Gold Star Boulevard, Worcester, (508) 852-0746

8)  Saigon Restaurant (main south), 976 Main Street, Worcester (508) 799-5250

9)  Weintraub’s Jewish Delicatessen & Restaurant, 126 Water Street, Worcester (Kelly sq). (508) 756-7870

10)  Wonder Bar (pizza restaurant that Bob Dylan apparently used to frequent), 121 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester (508)752-9909

11)   Corner Grille, 806 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA (508) 754-8884

NOTABLE EVENTS                                                                     

1)     Blackstone Canalfest, street festival, www.blackstonecanalfest.org 

2)     Worcester Canal Walking Tour, by Preservation Worcester, http://www.preservationworcester.org/pages/documents/BytheCanalTour_PrintVersion.pdf