Our Field Guide is your road map to our fav spots in Boston!
A bright and airy space surrounds a diverse offering of delicious eats at this hub for the Union Square community. At the European-inspired cafe, seasonal fare is prepared with attention to sustainability and workplace ethics. Photo courtesy of Juliet Somerville.
Nestled in Boston’s South End, Frenchie serves Parisian fare at their sundrenched and garden-perched solarium. Contemporary and classic dishes are served all day, but the best comes at brunch, with seasonally-sourced croques monsieur, pain perdu and pain au chocolat. Photos courtesy of Frenchie Boston.
Reinterpreting Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Thai classics with contemporary flavors, Myers and Chang offers seasonally sourced, globally minded plates at their popular yet intimate diner. Must haves of their sharable, small dishes include fall-off-the-bone tea-smoked spare ribs, spring rolls with a ginger dipping sauce, an exceptional Peking dumpling and dan dan noodles. Photo courtesy of Myers and Chang.
An homage to the salty seas of Boston’s ports, Saltie Girl serves seafood in every which way, from canned to raw, oysters to lobster, local to international. A boutique selection of aesthetically packaged fish will make you rethink anchovies and tuna as a culinary delight. Refreshing and light concoctions like coconut milk cocktails are served from chilled pails affixed to each table. Photos courtesy of Saltie Girl.
Backbar serves up creative cocktails and comfort food at their curiously popular Somerville speakeasy. Be sure to make a reservation for this intimate yet inviting favorite. Photos courtesy of Backbar.
Come for the globally-inspired fare and stay for the inventive drinks at Central Square’s celebrated restaurant and bar Little Donkey. ‘The One in the Grapefruit’ cocktail is exactly what you might think, served in the peel with a lime and olive to top it off. Photo courtesy of Little Donkey Bos.
Asian-inspired cocktails like the Yakuza Old Fashioned and Kimoto sour are served alongside small plates and Japanese art at this hidden Chinatown treasure. Also offered: an extensive whiskey and sake list for the worldly connoisseur. Photo courtesy of Shojo Boston.
Renowned-baker, restaurateur and farmer’s market vendor Tzurit Or serves buttery pastries and her famous nut boxes at her many Boston locations. Hearty grain bowls and savory tartes are also offered. Photos courtesy of Tatte Bakery.
A curated blackboard of sandwiches, confections and espresso drinks towers over the friendly baristas at Boston’s favorite Flour Bakery. The beloved cafe is also home to a variety of workshops like bread baking and tapas tasting. Photo courtesy of Flour Bakery.
A local coffee roaster powers Boston’s first artisanal doughnut shop, located in the heart of the South End. Inventive flavors like sesame sriracha and blackberry lavender exist alongside classics at the subway-tiled grab-n-go. Photos by Jacqueline Cain for Boston Magazine. Blackbird Doughnuts
Locally owned and universally loved, Render serves international grinds at their laidback and well lit space. Enjoy your expertly-steamed espresso or artisanal pour over in the back sunroom or outdoor deck. Photo courtesy of Render Coffee Bar.
Celebrating Boston’s finest makers and artisans, Olives and Grace is a home for inspiration, collaboration and local trade. Pick up a handcrafted gift, a small-batch candle, or sell your own wares at this curated Shawmut space. Photos courtesy of Olives and Grace.
Peculiarly hidden behind a convenience store, Bodega sells limited-edition kicks and other hard-to-find streetwear styles. An international online destination, storefronts can be found only in Boston and LA. Photo courtesy of BDGA Store.