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 even Lobster tours showcase Boston’s unique culinary characteristics.
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 Durgin Park 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 Boston Foodie Tours or North End Market Tours.
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. Next door to the Boston Public Market is Quincy Market, where scores of food vendors offer regional an 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! Mario Batali’s Eataly will open in the Back Bay in the fall of 2016, while Tuscan Kitchen & Market will open in the Seaport District in 2017.