Food Scene in Boston

Bite, savour, and swig. This is where local Airbnb hosts say you should go to get a taste of the city.

Locals’ favourite places

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1. Beehive Restaurant
541 Tremont St
120local recommendations
Marla
Marla says “Great food, excellent brunch. Live music on several nights of the week. Nice interior - gets very b...” ·
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2. Life Alive Organic Cafe
765 Massachusetts Ave
120local recommendations
Kai
Kai says “It's ultra clean fuel made to taste as good as food that's bad for you: veggies and sauces, nuts and...” ·
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3. Top of the Hub
800 Boylston St
87local recommendations
Sarajane
Sarajane says “The fancy restaurant in this building is a big tourist attraction. However, I suggest you don't go ...” ·
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4. Toro Boston
1704 Washington St
89local recommendations
John
John says “Interesting and busy American themed Tappas Food and very lively bar with a full liquor license. Al...” ·
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5. J.P. Licks
659 Centre St
86local recommendations
Manuel
Manuel says “There are several JP Licks in MA, but this is the original, where all started. Excellent place to st...” ·
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6. Flour Bakery & Cafe
1595 Washington St
82local recommendations
Steph
Steph says “My favorite breakfast/bakery joint in Back Bay / South End by well-known chef Joanne Chang. She beat...” ·
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7. City Feed and Supply
672 Centre St
79local recommendations
Lori
Lori says “There are two City Feeds in JP, we are nearer to the one on Boylston Street. They have great coffee ...” ·
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8. Toscanini's Ice Cream
159 First St
73local recommendations
Joan
Joan says “Knock out ice cream made on the premises by Gus Toscanini Great Coffee, too. Voted Best Ice Cream ...” ·
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9. 1369 Coffee House
1369 Cambridge St
78local recommendations
Monta
Monta says “The coffee is not bad. The pastries are decent. Bill likes the muffins here because they don't come ...” ·
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10. Oleana
134 Hampshire St
76local recommendations
Shiyi
Shiyi says “James Beard award-winning restaurant serving Mediterranean-inspired local food. Gorgeous outdoor pat...” ·
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11. Ten Tables
597 Centre St
67local recommendations
Manuel
Manuel says “It is perhaps the highest-end fine cuisine available in JP --and Ten Tables arrived even before JP w...” ·
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12. The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
472-480 Massachusetts Ave
69local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “An incredibly popular live music venue, the Middle East has big up and coming names fill the house o...” ·
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13. Mike's Pastry
300 Hanover St
67local recommendations
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred says “This Italian dessert mecca in the North End serves up the finest homemade old-school Italian sweets ...” ·
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14. Tres Gatos
470 Centre St
66local recommendations
Susie
Susie says “Tapas and wine bar....Many guests have really liked their experience at Tres Gatos. About 15 minute ...” ·
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15. Flour Bakery
190 Massachusetts Ave
63local recommendations
Shiyi
Shiyi says “Flour is not only known for their amazing pastries (sticky buns!), but also serves great grab & go f...” ·
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16. Union Square Donuts
20 Bow St
61local recommendations
Scout
Scout says “Epically delicious donuts. You will never crave another donut after you've tasted these. Named Bosto...” ·
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17. Redbones Barbecue
55 Chester St
55local recommendations
Meredith And Robin
Meredith And Robin says “Redbones serves up authentic Southern barbecue including Memphis and Baby Back ribs, pulled pork and...” ·
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18. Ula Café
284 Amory St
58local recommendations
Vasili
Vasili says “If you need some caffeine to start or maintain your day, I highly recommend coming here. Also in the...” ·
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19. Bella Luna & The Milky Way
284 Amory St
58local recommendations
Lori
Lori says “This is a great place for a sit down family dinner. They also have a very cool indoor Bar, and a nic...” ·
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20. Lincoln Tavern
425 W Broadway
55local recommendations
Elise
Elise says “Awesome brick oven pizzas and upscale tavern food! Great bar scene Thursday-Saturday evenings and a ...” ·
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21. South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Ave
53local recommendations
Marla
Marla says “Specialty coffees and teas, house made biscuit breakfast sandwiches, gourmet sandwiches and salads, ...” ·
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22. Diesel Cafe
257 Elm St
51local recommendations
Kai
Kai says “Lunch/Coffee. Their breakfast burrito is my kinda yummy. Plus who can argue with cappuccino, a pool ...” ·
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23. Punjabi Dhaba
225 Hampshire St
54local recommendations
Monta
Monta says “Casual, "Road side" style Indian place. Place your order at the counter and receive your food on a m...” ·
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24. The Haven
2 Perkins St
54local recommendations
Perry
Perry says “The only Scottish restaurant in Boston.... nice atmosphere for drinking whisky and for eating, if yo...” ·
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25. Highland Kitchen
150 Highland Ave
54local recommendations
Demerson
Demerson says “Casual bistro atmosphere with outstanding southern-inspired food and craft cocktails. Great Sunday ...” ·
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26. Canary Square
435 S Huntington Ave
52local recommendations
William
William says “Canary is by far the best brunch in the neighborhood. Their menu changes seasonally and everything ...” ·
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27. Trident Booksellers & Cafe
338 Newbury St
47local recommendations
Brooke
Brooke says “Best greasy spoon spot for brunch! Great cafe set right in the middle of a bookstore. They have a w...” ·
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28. Saloon
255 Elm St
46local recommendations
Tom
Tom says “This bar a Davis Square resembles a speakeasy and not very apparent when you are walking down the st...” ·
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29. Bloc Cafe
11 Bow St
48local recommendations
Kevin
Kevin says “A very cool coffee shop in a revamped bank that serves hearty sandwiches and soups. Intelligentsia c...” ·
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30. Barcelona Wine Bar Brookline
1700 Beacon St
44local recommendations
Estuardo
Estuardo says “Authentic Spanish tapas with an amazing wine selection. Definitely worth every penny. Try the Patata...” ·