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Food and restaurants in Boston

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The quintessential Cambridge experience. Life Alive has always been here providing exceptionally fresh and healthy salads, bowls and smoothies. Entirely vegetarian with many vegan offerings, you will find this is a very popular local place for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.”
  • 128 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“It is a famous restaurant in Boston. It is on the top of Prudential Center with a good view to see the whole Boston.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Chef Ken Oringer is a 3x James Beard nominee for restauranteur of the year. This is the most NYC in vibe in terms of liveliness and fun. Small plates/tapas focus with delicious food. Great for groups and brunch.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Rock Club
“The Middle East has been an anchor of Central Square for decades. While it sounds like a single venue - it is actually 3 distinct music venues: Middle East Corner (free live music), Middle East Downstairs (larger music venue with covers between $10-20), Middle East Upstairs (more acoustic type acts with small cover).”
  • 79 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
“Korean grocery chain offering wide range of Asian groceries. The front of a store is a food court selling sushi, curry, and baked goods.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Oleana is the best Mediterranean food in Cambridge and possibly all of Massachusetts. In the summer, their garden is a magical place to enjoy a fantastic meal. Great for special occasions or those who appreciate sampling the high-end food scene.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Truly exquisite Spanish tapas and drinks, with a lovely book and record shop in the back, three blocks from home. Wonderful ambience, and prettiest patio in the neighborhood. The crown jewel of Jamaica Plain, in my opinion.”
  • 76 locals recommend

Cafes

Ice Cream Shop
“This is the best ice cream in town, if you ask me. It's not easy to get to on public transportation. If you are visiting the Museum of Science or the Cambridgeside Galleria (a mall) stop by Toscanini's for their burnt caramel ice cream or early grey flavor or green tea or fresh peach or....”
  • 75 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Can't go wrong with J.P. Licks ice cream. There are two local spots. Jamaica Plain is where you will find their 1st shop. You may also head over to JP Licks in Mission Hill/Tremont which is closer to our neighborhood”
  • 91 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bakery
“local pastry shop/cafe specializing in French treats like croissants & sticky buns, one of many branches in Boston. Divine sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Brewery: Great hang out coffee/ sandwich shop. Right in the brewery. Delicious vegan options ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is Boston's best bakery. Nothing beats it. Buy the butter breton and a croissant and don't forget to wear your stretchy pants. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bookshop
“This is a great place to hang out, check out a fantastic selection of books, stay late at night and get some work done on your laptop, or just grab a bite and socialize with locals.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Our favorite coffee shop in Davis Square. Excellent coffee, egg sandwiches and pastries. They also have a good variety of lunch offerings. This is a large space and a great location if you're looking to camp out and work. They also have a couple of pool tables. Variety of seating options from high tops to booths to small tables to large, shared work tables.”
  • 63 locals recommend

Bakeries

Pastry Shop
“Folks from all over know if you want the best cannoli, you got to go to Mikes! A local favorite for over 60 years. Enjoy strolling through Little Italy and enjoy some sweet treats.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bakery
“local pastry shop/cafe specializing in French treats like croissants & sticky buns, one of many branches in Boston. Divine sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Café
“They are known for their great sandwiches and pastries. Make note that on the weekends there is usually a line, so try it on the weekdays!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is Boston's best bakery. Nothing beats it. Buy the butter breton and a croissant and don't forget to wear your stretchy pants. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best coffee and pastries in all of Boston - hands down. Terrific for breakfast and lunch. In the center of it all. Euro style.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Hip coffee shop with unique breakfast and lunch offerings. Short walk from the Airbnb.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Outdoor seating in the summer - great breakfast with full bar. Get the cream of wheat! ”
  • 48 locals recommend