Myers and Chang
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.
Nestled in Boston’s South End, Frenchie serves Parisian fare at their sun-drenched 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.
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.
A bright and airy space surrounds a diverse offering of delicious eats at this hub for the Union Square community.
Japanese-inspired fare is served in a pretty, light-filled spot in the South End.
Whaling in Oklahoma
A kitchen, patio and rum bar that serves New Latin cuisine with an emphasis on Cuban flavors.
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.
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.
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.
New England born and Mediterranean inspired, expect thoughtfully made, inventive cocktails made with locally sourced ingredients.
A snack and drink bar, munch and sip at Fool’s Errand’s chandelier’d bar in The Fenway.
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.
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.
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.
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 tarts are also offered.
A tiny espresso bar in the Leather District, find freshly roasted bags of beans alongside cold brew offerings.
Olives and Grace
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.
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.
Grab a beautiful knick-knack, useful kitchen tool, or thoughtful gift from Black Ink’s eclectic collection.
As the name suggests, find a curated selection of hard-to-find French and Italian styles.
French & Italian
Find objects forged by makers, products that support causes, totems and treasures at Queen of Swords collaborative space.
Queen of Swords
This might be revealing our true inner nerd, but The Mapparium is a childhood globe-enthusiast dream come true. The experience includes a three-story, stained-glass, 360-degree view of our world enhanced by music and LED lights.
Sacco’s Bowl Haven
There are few things that bring us the same joy as a hilariously-competitive game of bowling that has the smell of wood-fired pizza wafting in the background–find it all at Sacco’s.
Find a moment of peace among the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s immersive collection of flowers, plants, textiles, furniture and architecture.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
A collection of contemporary art lives amongst workshops, performances, and more at ICA Boston’s waterfront digs.
Witness the changing of the seasons and catch a Shakespeare play in the park at Arnold Arboretum.