When you’re exploring Boston, at some point you’ll want to stop for lunch or dinner to take in the always-delectable regional cuisine. Boston offers a plethora of culinary options, from classic New England flavors to Central American, Korean, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Many Boston restaurants proudly use healthful, sustainably sourced local ingredients.
Here is our list of the top five neighborhoods to visit for delicious (and healthy) food in Boston.
Little Italy (North End)
Little Italy, locally known as North End, is one of Boston’s most picturesque historic neighborhoods. Starting in the 1860s, North End became home to rising numbers of Italian immigrants. Italian-Americans became the overwhelming majority of the neighborhood’s population by 1920.
Today, North End still retains a distinct Italian vibe thanks to local festivals, cafés, and restaurants. Some of the best Italian restaurants in North End include:
- Regina Pizzeria, serving delicious brick oven pizza since 1926
- Antico Forno, the best place for classic Southern Italian and Neapolitan cuisine
- Tresca, a high-end Tuscan restaurant for special occasions
Experience a vibrant atmosphere and rich cultural heritage as you sightsee in South End, one of Boston’s most picturesque neighborhoods.
South End is one of the best areas to find healthy food in Boston. One of the top-rated local restaurants is anoush’ella, a restaurant that serves authentic Eastern Mediterranean dishes made with top-quality fresh ingredients and vibrant spices. Vegetarians and vegans alike will enjoy a meal at Life Alive Organic Café, an eclectic spot that serves wraps, veggie bowls, and salads with organic ingredients.
Time Out Market
Since opening in June 2019, Time Out Market in the Fenway neighborhood became one of the most popular culinary hubs in Boston. Time Out Market hosts a number of select eateries and bars that provide an outstanding dining and cultural experience.
Fans of fresh, high-quality food will find plenty to enjoy at the Time Out Market, from gourmet sandwiches and seafood rolls to artisanal Italian gelato. Visitors who just want a casual drink can pop into one of the market’s two bars, which serve both alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic options like kombucha.
Seaport, Boston’s bustling waterfront neighborhood, teems with things to do and places to eat. After exploring Fan Pier and other local landmarks, it’s time to enjoy Seaport’s food scene.
One of the best-known restaurants in the historic Fort Point District of Seaport is Row 34, which specializes in seafood and uses ultra-fresh local produce. If you’re more into Italian cuisine, you’ll enjoy a meal at Sportello, a trattoria-style place that serves pastas, polenta, and other favorites. And if you’d like to try authentic Mexican food made with local ingredients, try Temazcal Tequila Cantina.
Quincy Market and Boston Public Market
If you’re seeking healthy food in Boston, make sure to visit the Boston Public Market. Located near the 19th-century Quincy Market, a national historic landmark and one of America’s earliest festival marketplaces, the Boston Public Market is a convenient indoor year-round public market that proudly offers New England produce and products.
The Boston Public Market is a paradise for consumers on the hunt for fresh food. Vendors display anything from local dairy products and artisanal sausage to heirloom tomatoes and handcrafted chocolate.
Rootastes is proud to offer healthy and delicious lunches at our on-site store in the Boston Public Market. The secret of our flavorful dishes is in our locally sourced, sustainably produced, minimally processed seasonal ingredients.
Visit Rootastes at the Boston Public Market to Enjoy Fresh, Seasonal Flavors
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