Travel: Boston Eats!

Boston has a LOT of food options, but if you want to know a few for sure good ones, read on. Also included are a few places I’m taking note to try on my next visit!

Blackbird Doughnuts

Located in the South End neighborhood, Blackbird is a small and stylish coffee and bake shop that’s a must try if you’re any sort of doughnut lover. There’s the classics like chocolate glaze with sprinkles along with more experimental flavors like Blueberry White Chocolate Bismarck and Salted Toffee. No seating here, so grab your treat and walk down Tremont street to pop into some cute shops like Gifted.

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Some of the great selection at Gifted

The Painted Burro

Head to Somerville for this American-Mexican tequila bar. They have a whole menu dedicated to tequila, some fabulous margaritas, and a unique take on Mexican cuisine. I ordered pork carnitas enchiladas with both green and a mole sauce – delicious! Monday night is fajita night, and Karaoke happens every Tuesday.


Lucia Ristorante

Located in Little Italy on the North End of Boston, this cozy Italian shop is authentic, tasty, and friendly. I recommend the chicken marsala or the chicken francesca.


Mike’s Pastry

Also in Little Italy on the North end is this bakery famous for its huge cannolis in several flavors. I chose pistachio! We also enjoyed sharing a lobster claw and of course, a slice of Boston cream pie.


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There is another location of Mike’s in Harvard Square, so if you don’t make it all the way to the North End, you can still try one of these treats!

The Friendly Toast

A retro diner-style restaurant, The Friendly Toast has charm up to your ears. The best part about this place, however, is their freshly baked bread. Definitely a great stop if you’re in the Cambridge area and hungry. I had the greek scramble with the oatmeal bread and my husband had the chicken and waffles – both delicious!




BonChon Chicken

We actually ordered this via GrubHub with our hosts, and by the time I realized I would definitely be adding it to this blog list, it was gone. Luckily, the website has lots of other people’s Instagram photos of it so you can get the basic idea. In a nutshell, I would describe this as fried chicken candy. If that doesn’t entice you, I’m not sure what will.

Any other eateries in Boston that are a must try? Share!

Stay tuned for a post entirely about the breweries! Want to get to know the Boston area? Click here.

Lydia Jane

A few places I wanted to try, but will have to save for my next visit:

  • Sarma – Middle Eastern/Mediterranean – make reservations in advance!
  • Area Four – Known for pizza, but has a great looking breakfast menu. There’s also an attached coffee shop with baked goods.
  • Paramount – popular restaurant in Beacon Hill (another location in South Boston as well). We considered this place for brunch, but the whole menu looks good.


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