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Boston Massachusetts Food Guide

Must Eat Guide to Boston, Massachusetts


The Friendly Toast

An eclectic diner, we went to the location in Back Bay. Family friendly restaurant with a unique menu that features locally sourced ingredients. I wasn’t feeling great that day so I wasn’t up for having any mimosa’s, but my girlfriends got these adorable mimosa flights (Picture below)!

Locations: Back Bay, Cambridge and Portsmouth, NH.

Address: 35 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back bay where we went) 

The Buttery

 Multiple friends suggested to try The Buttery when in Boston, but we unfortunately didn’t have enough time. Neighborhood bakery/café in the South End. I did see someone eating one of their scones and it looked so yummy and smelled delicious!

Address: 314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

 Quincy Market/ Faneuil Hall Marketplace

 Located in Downtown Boston not far from the Waterfront. Cobblestone promenades filled with shops, food and music. You can easily hop on tours from this starting point or walk the freedom trail like we did! So many great places to grab affordable food for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Bagelville (Located in Quincy Market)

 Bagel Sandwiches and Pizzas, baked fresh daily. Located in the Faneuil Hall market place very affordable and great place to eat when you just want to grab a quick bite!

Address: 4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109



Small, stylish Spanish tapas spot in the South End. I am SO bummed we didn’t get to eat here. We arrived at like 6:00 on a Friday and I knew there was going to be a wait but I was not expecting the wait to be three hours!

Tip: Go really early and put your name in and go grab a drink at another bar or restaurant in the area!

Address: 1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118


After not wanting to wait three hours at Toro we walked down the block and stumbled upon Stella. Located in the heart of Boston’s South End. Affordable Italian cuisine in an all-chic white environment. I had the Linguine with asparagus cream, poached egg, truffle and thyme. It was SO good. It might have been one of my favorite pasta dishes and I seriously thought about it the rest of the trip!

Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

The Barking Crab

 Located in Boston right near the Seaport District. An outdoor restaurant right on he water. Very seafood heavy, so if that’s not your jam I wouldn’t suggest going here. Everything we read this was one of the best places in Boston to get seafood. It was one of my last days and I still didn’t eat a Lobster roll so it was time! It was delicious! My friend had the Lobster and Crab roll there and she said the Lobster roll was better.

Address: 88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210


Italian restaurant in Boston’s North end. The menu is constantly changing to include seasonal dishes. We started out with a couple glasses of wine and the Mozzarella di Bufala for an appetizer. For our main dishes I ordered the Boneless Free Range Half Chicken (SO good!) and my girlfriends that I was with had the Seafood Stew, Corn Raviolini and Potato Gnocchi.

There are so many restaurants in the North End and I have a feeling you can’t go wrong with any of the ones that you pick! Prezza was highly recommended in a book that we had as well as trip advisor. This area was probably one of my favorites in Boston. The streets were so small, charming and romantic!

Address: 24 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113


Mikes Pastry- Home of he Cannoli

After dinner in the North End  we planned to go to Mikes Pastry located on Hanover Street, but we were all so full plus the line was like 80 people deep! This bakery has been around since 1946  and famous for their Cannoli’s!

Tip: My parents said when they visited Boston they went right when it opened and were lucky to grab some yummy pastries and save for later in the day. Very popular place at night!

Amorino Gelato

After some serious shopping on Newbury street we had to refuel our bodies with some sugar. Amazing traditional authentic Gelato in Back Bay. Great place to stop mid shop or for dessert after dinner!

Address: 249 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116


Thanks for reading! Share with us some of your favorite places in Boston and if you were able to try any of these places on my guide!

Xoxo Maria

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  1. Tabea wrote:

    This is cool! Ich will need it when I am in Boston in September ?

    Have a nice day,


    Published 7.20.17
  2. Evan Ryan wrote:

    I just found this post and was in Boston not too long ago! Quincy Market was an absolute blast! Great recommendation!

    Published 9.2.20
    • hashtagsandhangsbags wrote:

      So glad to hear Ryan! Thank you! Hope you enjoyed your time in Boston!!

      Published 4.8.21