Just moved to Boston? Moving from one area of Boston to another? Because no one wants to cook dinner on move day and let’s face it, you might be a little hangry … check out our favorite places to dine in your new neighborhood.
Deep Ellum = Located in Allston, Deep Ellum is a small, convivial gastropub with eclectic fare, a long craft beer list, classic cocktails & a patio. The name Deep Ellum refers to an area of Dallas known for its fabulous music, incomparable food and enticing nightlife since the early 1900’s. The area has produced some of the most influential names in blues and jazz and today it is considered one the United States’ touchstones for fashion, culture, art, food and above all, music. It is this same spirit Deep Ellum of Allston hopes to invoke among its guests. Start with the truffled gorgonzola fries. You won’t be sorry.
Luke’s Lobster = Located in Back Bay right around the corner from the Boston Marathon finish line and the Boston Public library, Luke’s Lobster serves traceable, sustainable, and delicious! lobster, crab and shrimp rolls. Their lobster rolls are served “Maine Style” : chilled atop a buttered, toasted New England style split top bun with a swipe of mayo, a drizzle of lemon butter, and a dash of their secret seasoning. Start your meal off with a bowl of their piping hot clam chowder and you’ll have an experience that will melt the buttery heart of any native New Englander.
The Brewer’s Fork = In scenic Charlestown, craft draft beers, cider, cocktails & wood-fired chow is served at this rustic, atmospheric hangout. Relying solely on a huge, wood-fired oven, custom built in Skowhegan, Maine, The Brewer’s Fork’s features a menu of smoky, wood-roasted fare is a far cry from your typical pub grub. Check out their Sunday Brunch menu served on Sundays 10:30am–3:00pm. The perfect way to kick-off Sunday funday.
Beard Papa = Over in Chinatown, Beard Papa is a Japan-based bakery chain that launched in 1999 and now spans 15 countries. They declare themselves to be the purveyor of the “world’s best cream puffs.” And we tend to agree! With over 300 locations worldwide, Beard Papa specializes in choux pastry shells filled-to-order with freshly whipped vanilla custard cream. Their trademark cream puffs are available in specialty flavors such as green tea, strawberry, Nutella, limoncello, coconut creme, almond eclair, azuki bean, dulce de leche, pumpkin, and sweet potato. Beard Papa’s cream puffs are made with all natural ingredients with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Shanti India Cuisine = Heading South to Dorchester, Indian & Bangladeshi dishes & a lunch buffet served in a jewel-toned room with traditional accents. The word was “Shanti” means peace in Sanskrit. Guests are transported to a peaceful place with both the ambiance and the cuisine. Beyond enjoying a unique blend of cuisines, eating at Shanti is also an opportunity to learn about a region that is largely unknown to the rest of the world. Be sure to order the Garlic Naan – Unleavened flour bread stuffed with garlic & topped with fresh cilantro with your meal.
Yvonne’s = Conveniently located in downtown Boston, a modern reinterpretation of the supper club – a place that effortlessly flows from dinner and drinks to lounging and revelry. Serving refined and internationally influenced New American cuisine, including communal plates, plus cocktails with playful bells and whistles, like crystal towers filled with punches. Try the delicious “Pucker Punch” which boasts white rum, lime, falernum passion fruit, pineapple, and honey.
El Pelón Taquería = Over by Fenway, select made-to-order Mexican street eats like fish tacos & beefy burritos are topped with housemade salsas. Our favorites include the fish tacos (prepared with locally made corn tortillas, lightly breaded Atlantic cod, limed onions, house made spicy mayo, pickled cabbage and fresh cucumbers) and the award winning, a recently featured on ‘Taco Trip’ with Aaron Sanchez, the El Guapo burrito (prepared with carne asada, Mexican rice, black beans, jack cheese, fried plantains, lettuce, and our home made crema and smoky fire roasted salsa). For those with dietary restrictions, the fresh, made to order menu makes it easy to adjust a meal for your needs.
Chacho’s Pizza & Subs = Up in Mission Hill, don’t let this tiny hole in the wall fool you. This long-running corner joint serves some of the best Argentinean pizza, sandwiches, & calzones in Boston. It is our favorite place to grab a quick slice of pizza on the go.
Carmelina’s = Located in Boston’s North End, Carmelina’s features a warm and comfortable dining room, and a busy open kitchen. Featuring traditional Sicilian comfort food with a Mediterranean twist. Family photos decorate the walls, adding a touch of home. The small space offers an intimate dining experience and diners can watch their dishes come together from beginning to end. During the summer months retractable front walls allow for open-air dining. Try our favorite dish the “Crazy Alfredo” which includes chicken, sausage, sweet roasted red peppers, in a spicy alfredo sauce over fettuccine.
Barcelona Wine Bar = In Boston’s South End, Barcelona-style tapas restaurant serving traditional and modern Spanish-style small plates made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Try our favorite : Maíz Asado con Alioli y Queso Cotija – Grilled corn with alioli, lime, espelette pepper and aged cheese. It’s the best corn you will ever eat!