WITS15 Guide To Boston: Eat Well

IMG_5987Cocktails at Toro.

Women in Travel is coming to Boston and in addition to the love of travel many of us also have a love of good, local food. Luckily Boston has plenty of that.

The Revere Hotel is not too far from Chinatown, Newbury Street, Charles Street, Boston Common. Boston is a pretty small walkable city.

If you’re arriving by T (that’s our subway system) or train and getting off at Back Bay Station, then you’ll want to get out on the Clarendon St. side of the station. Cross the street and head straight to Joanna Chang’s Flour Bakery. You can pick up a treat to bring back to your room for later, or sit down and enjoy breakfast, some amazing salads or sandwiches for lunch or sip on a coffee. My favourites are the banana bread, the sticky bun is always a hit and best enjoyed with friends. I never leave without getting one of the vegan chocolate muffins which are amazing whether you are vegan or not.

The T can get you just about anywhere.

For coffee lovers:
Check out Wired Puppy on Newbury Street. My local food blogger friend and Boston Ballet ballerina says that Render is pretty fabulous. If you head over to Cambridge be sure to check out Crema Café or stop in at Clover for coffee and a popover. If you want a little trek outside the square and you’re a maker then you’ll want to pop into Dwelltime for coffee and Gather Here for some browsing of fabric, yarns, and all around cool maker stuff.

The South End isn’t too far from the hotel if you’d like to pick and choose you can go to Appleton Café, South End Buttery, Café Madeleine (I hear they have a great croissant) or The Wholy Grain. Donut lovers should definitely check out newcomer Blackbird Donuts. Cheese lovers must stop into Formaggio Kitchen.

If you want some of the best seafood in town look into: B&G Oysters, Row 34, and Island Creek Oyster Bar for swanky fab places. If you want something a bit more rustic The Barking Crab is a good option and actually Legal Crossing (of the Legal Seafoods Family) is pretty good too.

In Chinatown, China Pearl is one of the preferred spots for dim sum, others prefer Windsor Café, and Hei La Moon. If you want to check out some fun and funky options for dumplings and more then Myers + Chang and Shoju are worth seeking out.

We’re not known for our pizza but if you’re feeling like a simple pizza night in. Then PICCO is the spot for amazing pizzas, salads, great beer and wine choices and some of the best milkshakes around.

Now lets talk cocktails. In addition to amazing food Alden & Harlow is not to be missed for the cocktail lover. I love cocktails at the bar at Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap & Trotter too. If you’re a tequila lover the Olé in Cambridge is pretty perfect. For cocktails in Boston, Coppa and Toro have some of my favourites.

Have any questions or special requests? Leave a comment below or reach out on Facebook and I’ll reply asap. @ohbabyboston

Bon appetit.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post, Leah! Now you’re motivating me to get out to eat in Boston more. 🙂


    1. leahklein says:

      It’s hard to motivate sometimes but always worth it if you do your research!


  2. I forgot about Flour Bakery – love that place!


  3. adgassner says:

    Found your blog while researching restaurants in Boston and would love some local insight. We are coming to your great city in April (my husband is running his first Boston Marathon!). Staying near the finish and will be there from Saturday (arrive in the late afternoon) through Wednesday (leave in the am) and will be kid free. Any other places other than the above that we can’t miss? We’ve both been to the city before but it’s been nearly 15 years!


    1. leahklein says:

      That’s wonderful! Happy to help. Let me know a bit more about what you like, love and dislike, saving or splurging iot a little of both. Any dietary restrictions?


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