Boston is a world-class culinary destination. Foodies will enjoy succulent seafood, scrumptious sweets, and ethnic enclaves with eclectic menus. For the social foodie, shared plates and tapas options are aplenty. For the experiential foodie, market tours, wine tastings and cooking classes showcase Boston’s unique culinary characteristics.
Boston’s diverse neighborhoods offer delectable delights for discerning palates. Explore the North End, Boston’s oldest neighborhood, where authentic Italian restaurants and cafes line every street. When dinner ends, don’t miss out on a delicious cannoli or scoop of gelato. Join a guided tour, complete with tastings, with North End Market Tours or Yummy Walks.
The bistros and tapas restaurants of the South End are ideal spots for social diners; the steakhouses of Back Bay are capital indeed; millennials will love the brasseries and craft brews offered across Cambridge and Somerville; and the emergent Seaport District is home to Boston’s newest dining digs.
Boston and seafood are peas in a pod, and here you will find all the staples – lobster rolls, fried clams, you name it! Looking for a savory cup of clam chowder? Head to one of Boston’s Legal Sea Foods locations.
Historic haunts such as the Union Oyster House, America's oldest restaurant, and Cheers Beacon Hill, the inspiration for the setting of the TV series of the same name, offer a singular Boston experience.
A short walk from the North End is Boston Public Market, New England’s first and only sustainable, year-round, locally-sourced market. The Boston Public Market is an amazing emporium of regional produce, dairy, seafood, and craft breweries. The Kitchen at Boston Public Market features weekly cooking classes and chef demonstrations. Nearby is Quincy Market, where scores of food vendors offer regional and international cuisine for folks on the go. You can find authentic Italian cuisine without a passport at Eataly. Located in the Prudential Center, Eataly is an extensive marketplace of fresh food, restaurants, and educational experiences.
And more culinary destinations are on the horizon! Now occupying the ground floor of the historic 401 Park Drive building near Kenmore Square, the newly opened Time Out Market Boston showcases the city's best chefs and restaurateurs, craft beer and cultural offerings, all handpicked by Media Group Time Out's editors. High Street Place is a food hall coming to the atrium connecting 160 Federal St. and 100 High St. in downtown Boston, featuring 20 vendors when it opens in 2020.