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.

Food, Beer & Wine Events

Boston and seafood are peas in a pod, and here you will find all the staples – lobster rolls, clam chowder, fried clams, you name it! Historic haunts like the Union Oyster House and Cheers offer a singular Boston experience.  Looking for a savory cup of clam chowder?  Head to one of Boston’s Legal Sea Foods locations. 

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.

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.      

Wherever your Boston trip takes you, a dynamic dining experience is around the corner.  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. 

And more culinary destinations are on the horizon!  Occupying the ground floor of the historic 401 Park Drive building near Kenmore Square, Time Out Market Boston will showcase 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 the fall of 2019.