My number one rule while traveling to Boston was that I could not go to the same place twice. I broke that rule once, for Georgetown Cupcake, but other than that I stuck to it! I wanted to make sure that I tried as much as I could while in Boston and I definitely got the opportunity to do so! I went strictly by recommendations from The Everygirl post. There’s nothing better than a real “every girl” recommendation! Right? There were only a few places we stopped that weren’t recommended but were convenient!
After getting in town late on Friday afternoon, we decided to take a walk through Beacon Hill and check things out. This resulted in a hike to Copley and then back. We decided to grab some pizza at Figs on our way back to the hotel. By the time we made it to Figs it was peak hour on Friday night and there was a 45 minute wait just for a seat. We were too hungry. Second choice was Uppercrust. I had their pizza back in March in DC and loved it. We made our way there, exhausted, hungry and only to find that there was a 25+ minute wait for all pizzas plus their menu was completely different than DCs and complicated… at least to me when I was that hungry. I’m sure now that I think about it that it wasn’t that bad. Anyways, I was not thrilled but we ended up going back to The Liberty and just ordering room service. Less than a half hour later, we were cool, happy and full. It may not have been my first choice but we ended up getting a small cheese, spinach and olive pizza (I forget the exact cheeses but they were amazing), gourmet mac and cheese and chicken wings (not for me of course). Either way, it was the perfect meal for a long day of driving and walking. Oh, and I can’t forget dessert… some Georgetown cupcakes, of course!
Saturday morning we stopped by Finagle A Bagel which was right around the corner. It was already 90+ degrees and we needed a quick breakfast before we headed out. I just grabbed a muffin which I wasn’t too excited about but my mom got one amazing looking breakfast sandwich. Food jealously right there! Haha. For lunch, we pretty much slipped over that. We had a late breakfast, went to the Haymarket and Faneuil Hall area. We grabbed a quick Starbucks drink and were on our way. It was so extremely hot that pretty much the whole trip all we wanted to do was drink! That night we decided to go to Figs again. I had seen so many great reviews on their pizza that 45 minute wait or not I was going. Funny thing was that on Saturday night we got seated immediately. Odd? Anyways, we went with it! The left photo is of our pizza. It was delicious! We got Bianco which has mozzarella, sweet onions, vine ripe tomatoes, arugula, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It was absolutely amazing! I’d recommend it and any of their other items to anyone!
Sunday morning we woke up exhausted from all of our adventures on Saturday. We had walked all over North End through the Beacon Hill area again. It doesn’t seem like much but add in the fact that it was 95+ degrees all weekend and you have one exhausting day! So, for breakfast, we decided to try out Panificio. Let’s just say it was the perfect start to the day! I ended up getting their Extreme French Toast which was two amazing slices of french toast, cream cheese, fresh fruit and syrup. Now, that’s my kind of breakfast! After that, I was set for most of the day. We figured out our way on the T down to South End and made our rounds to South End Buttery in which I only wanted a drink (Seriously, the heat killed my appetite) and then stopped by Flour where I got a few pastries as I mentioned before. For dinner that night we decided to head down Newbury again and try Piattini. We got caprese for an appetizer and I got tortellini stuffed with artichoke and goat cheese with creamy tomato basil sauce for my dinner. Overall, it was amazing. And it left just enough room for me to stop by Pinkberry!
Our last food adventure while in Boston was to Cafe Vanille in Beacon Hill. We decided to stop by a few of the shops that morning and that was in the perfect location. I grabbed a spinach and artichoke quiche and I was good to go. I didn’t find anything too special about the quiche but there were definitely a few other items on the menu that seemed to be pretty special. Overall, it seemed have a great variety of pastries!
Other places that were on my list of restaurants but I didn’t get to included : Cheers (I hear it’s not that great so I’m going to pass), Diesel Cafe, Algier’s, Hi-Rise Bakery, Formaggio Kitchen, Sweet Cupcakes, Clover, Veggie Galaxy, Life Alive, Cafe Vittoria, Mike’s Pastries, Modern Pastry, Express, Shake the Tree, Acquire, Lucca, Trattoria di Monica, Mohr & McPherson (I passed but didn’t go in!), Gaslight, Toro, Beehive, The Buttery, Myers & Chang Coppa, Grendel’s Den, Henrietta’s Table, and Cambridge 1, Stella (Passed during my travels), Thai Basil (Also, passed by.), Sonsie, Franklin Cafe, The Union Oyster House, Sip Cafe, The Barking Crab and food trucks including Clover Food Lab, Grilled Cheese Nation, Culinary Cruisers and Boston Pushcart. I told you I went with a bunch of recommendations. I wasn’t messing around!
The biggest thing I can say about Boston and its food is that its very affordable! We ate very well while there and none of the meals ran us over $40! Not bad!