The phrase “out to lunch” is extra special when you live in Boston. With rich history and as many sights to see as there are restaurants, you’ll never go hungry- or feel bored!- in The City on a Hill.
Next time you’re visiting the city or taking a break from your Boston employer, check out any of these popular lunch areas.
Originally known as Art Square for its numerous cultural institutions, it was later renamed after painter John Singleton Copley, renowned as the most influential painter of the colonial era.
Today Copley Square is home to the beautiful Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, stunning views of the Back Bay, and a variety of contemporary and ethnic restaurants to choose from.
Boasted as “Boston’s most enchanting street” and “Rodeo Drive of the East,” Newbury Street is an avenue of high profile retailers with local favorites tucked in.
Modeled with European design elements in mind, Newbury Street started as a residential neighborhood and evolved into a retail and dining district not long after. It’s broad sidewalks and storefronts that extend onto the walkways add charm to the neighborhood that- up until the mid 1800s, was part of Boston Harbor.
Yes, we know Faneuil Hall is a hot spot for tourists, but you can’t beat eating at the very place our nation’s founders proclaimed as “The Cradle of Liberty.” Opt for a quick bite within the hall or visit the surrounding neighborhood for a more formal sit-down meal.
During the summer months, take your lunch to go and stroll a few blocks to the waterfront.
Enjoy your lunch in America’s oldest city park, Boston Common. You’ll be greeted by lush landscape and a majestic view of the State House, and in warmer months, there are plenty of opportunities to join an exercise group for a refresh before heading back to work.
Whether you bring your lunch or order out at one of the nearby fine restaurants, soak in the sun and history at Boston Common.
The North End is Boston’s oldest residential community with first settlers arriving in the 1630s. Today the North End is known for its Italian American population and authentic Italian restaurants. Visit for gnocchi, chicken Parmesan, pizza, and- of course- cannoli!
While in the North End, be sure to take in the historic American Revolution sites such as the Old North Church and Paul Revere’s house.
Take a shortcut!
It can certainly take some time to get around the buzzing city of Boston, and we know you want to enjoy the maximum amount of time on your lunch break. Enter corporate lunch catering.
Place your order online, receive it at your office, and then take it to enjoy at any of the above locations!
Instead of taking having a sad desk lunch at your office, take it to go or dine out in one of Boston’s many popular lunch spots.
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.