From Greek salad ($7.50) to oven-roasted salmon with citrus-soy glaze, Brussels sprouts, and quinoa salad ($14.95), Avery Provision Co. tries to match every kind of appetite. Display cases line the spacious shop near the Paramount Theatre, offering a changing assortment of savory fare priced by the pound: mac and cheese in individual foil containers; tequila-lime chicken wings; red and golden beet salad; acorn squash chunks baked in maple syrup. Two chalkboards list build-your-own sandwich and salad ingredients as well as daily soup, panini, and vegetarian selections. The sushi bar turns out the signature maki-rrito ($9.99). A riff on a burrito, this roll is wrapped in a thin sheet of seaweed and stuffed with spicy tuna, rice, cucumber, avocado, and crunchy flakes of fried tempura batter. Do-it-yourselfers can pick up frozen entrees, specialty cheeses, or bags of pasta and jars of sauce to prepare at home.
Part of the Legendary Restaurant Group, Avery Provision shares a kitchen with next-door neighbor Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen. “It’s upscale grab and go with the full variety of restaurant food,” says Todd Kiley, vice president of food and beverage. “As much as possible, we want you to mix it up.” Grab a stool facing Washington Street for lunch or pre-theater, or call ahead to order takeout dinner. On this versatile menu, there’s a match for every occasion. Avery Provision Co., 571 Washington St., Boston, 617-357-0888, www.averyprovisionco.com. CLARA SILVERSTEIN