Worcester’s food scene continues to evolve. From eclectic restaurants like deadhorse hill to ramen noodle bars in the Canal District and downtown, Worcester’s growth as a food hub clearly isn’t finished yet.
Only a few years ago, Worcester was barely recognized for its culinary scene – apart from the lengthy list of restaurants owned by Niche Hospitality Group – and now, it is known as a destination for adventurous eaters, food enthusiasts and restaurant influencers. Even so, it could be argued that Worcester lacked one main foodie attraction: an Instagram-worthy restaurant with a cult-like following specializing in a single, signature dish.
On Park Avenue – which features a formidable “restaurant row” in its own right – sits a newly opened restaurant that should interest local food lovers, coffee aficionados and Instagram-crazed bloggers seeking a unique experience: Blue Shades.
If you couldn’t tell by the massive inflatable often swinging from the awning, Blue Shades, which opened in mid-November, is Worcester’s first Liège waffle shop. It’s quickly become the slice of foodie heaven Worcesterites didn’t know they needed.