Refuge of Hope

One hears plenty about the lively restaurant scene in downtown Canton, but the busiest dining room downtown is a different kind of operation. The meal ministry at nonprofit organization Refuge of Hope serves hot meals seven times a week to the community, free of charge.

Nothing flat about the taste

It’s no surprise that the Mediterranean flatbread is among the most popular menu items at Royal Docks Brewing Company. A 12-inch crust of naan dough is generously topped with artichoke pesto, red onions, roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese and fresh basil, with a wedge of lemon for added zest.

Health in a bottle

Yes, a 16-ounce bottle of raw, organic juice at Diaita Cold-Pressed Juice costs roughly the same as an upscale martini. And there’s a reason for that. “There’s between four and four-and-a-half pounds of fruit and vegetables in each bottle,” said John Fire, an employee at Diaita’s downtown Canton store, which opened in July.