When you think U.S. holiday, it’s only natural to think food – alongside its famous sights and second-to-none shopping, of course. And it’s not just N.Y.C. that packs in a powerhouse of flavours – oh no. Boston has some equally excellent fodder on offer too.
Just like its fellow East Coast city, Boston’s happening food scene takes in culinary influences from Italy to China. It would be a sore shame to eat only the ubiquitous U.S. burger, don’t you think?
When visiting Boston you simply must give these big tastes and awesome places a try…
B&G Oysters in the Boston’s South End, is one of the best places in town for exquisite and affordable seafood, where its lobster rolls are, quite honestly, the best we’ve ever tasted. For a more casual seafood experience, queue-up for fried clams at The Clam Box in Ipswich – a popular choice for local Boston foodies and visitors in the know. Doors open for the season from mid-February each year.
A Spot Of Brunch
It’s the latest hipster foodie trend here, and Stateside too. Who doesn’t enjoy a leisurely breakfast at a more reasonable hour? Exactly. Devour wonderfully flaky croissants at Clear Flour Bread on 178 Thorndike Street with a pot of coffee and morning newspaper, or head to Trident Booksellers and Café on Newbury Street where hearty breakfasts are an all-day affair (just the way we like it, and rather wonderful too). Booking at both highly popular establishments is recommended!
Comfort Food Delights
For some really substantial grub, visit Highland Kitchen in Somerville where you’ll get the best buttermilk fried chicken in town! Seriously. It’s served with homemade mashed potato and gravy, collards and an all-American biscuit. Yum.
If you’re hankering after something more warming though, it’s got to be Silvertone Bar and Grill’s macaroni and cheese – $9 worth of unimaginably gooey goodness!
But if it really is a classic American hamburger you’re after, then taking it back to its rightful humble roots is Boston’s Tasty Burger – a former gas station (hang on, hear us out…) and a mighty affordable joint to enjoy the best burger in town. Burgers cost between $4 – $7, and after your tasty bite to eat you can hang-out playing a spot of pool, or taking in the sounds of its all-American juke box.
A Taste Of China
Many an international city has a Chinatown to call its own, but Boston’s really is the real deal – the third largest behind New York and San Francisco.
In Chinatown itself, try the Gourmet Dumpling House and Taiwan Café for small bites to nibble on the go, but its China King you need if your stomach is really rumbling. Here, an amazing 3-course Peking duck feast will set you back just $38 for four diners.
But for a contemporary take on Chinese cuisine, try Myers and Chang in Boston’s hipster neighbourhood: South End, and order the tea-smoked ribs…the meat just falls right off the bone! If you’re in the neighbourhood on Sundays, make an effort to stop by for Dim Sum brunch, and you’ll wish you’d called-by sooner.
Enjoy A Hearty Italian
Just like New York, Boston is renowned for its rich Italian culture and heritage, and is home to many exceptional Italian restaurants. Glacamo’s is by far the best, with two restaurants in the city – one North End and one South End. Alongside traditional and oh-so-delicious fettuccini and ravioli dishes, there are fabulous grilled mains like swordfish steak on the menu too. A word of warning, though – this is a cash only establishment, so make sure you visit the ATM before tucking into dinner!
Do we have you drooling? Yes – we thought as much…