Cambridge, Massachusetts. Home of the country’s oldest university, Harvard, you’ve probably heard of it – and some of the most incredible food you will ever taste in your life, from hidden gems you probably never heard of! Give all these a try before you graduate! These are the top things to eat in Boston!
1. A traditional Irish breakfast from The Druid
The Druid is a restaurant and pub that offers a delicious Sunday brunch, one of the best items being their traditional Irish breakfast including eggs, potatoes, beans, sausage and bacon – because we all know it’s hard to choose just one! Sunday brunch is served from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM so you can still making it after a night of studying, or partying. No judgment here.
2. Baked brie plate from Shay’s Pub and Wine Bar
This is a simple dish from Shay’s appetizer menu, but if you love cheese and fruit, this is for you. It’s light, but filling and only $9.50. They also have an array of beer and wine to pair with your brie, just remember to drink responsibly!
3. Lamb shish kebab from Greek Corner
The Greek Corner has been a staple in the community in 1989. They are still going strong and if you haven’t tried the lamb shish kebab, well then, you need to get there yesterday. These are the top things to eat in Boston!
4. A beautiful gelato flower made by Amorino just for you
Amorino’s gorgeous and instagram worthy gelato flowers are as delicious as they are beautiful. With over 20 flavors to choose from, you can make your flower to suit your tastes. You can even add a French macaron of your choice to the center. If flowers aren’t your things, cups are also an option.
5. Fro-yo from Berry Line
With two different locations in Cambridge and each one offering different flavors on any given day, your options are endless! Add in the toppings and your flavor combinations could be different everyday. These are the top things to eat in Boston!
6. Anything from 9Tastes
9Tastes serves traditional Thai food in a beautiful setting. It’s a great way to spend a night out with your S.O. or a night in, they deliver!
7. Oreo cookie fudge from Cabot’s Candy
The Oreo cookie flavor fudge is one of Cabot’s most popular and with good reason! It’s like eating oreo cookie filling with oreo cookie bits! This is one fudge you won’t want to share with your roommate. (If you’re thinking of a trip outside of Cambridge, I recommend you visit Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie in Salem, the country’s oldest candy store.)
8. A slice of pizza from Angelo’s
This is a little pizza place in Cambridge, right on Broadway. They offer single slices which are amazing and budget friendly! This place has been around for years and will be for many more. They don’t have a website and they don’t need one. The word of mouth is good enough for pizza this tasty. These are the top things to eat in Boston!
9. The Gobbler from All Star Sandwich bar
This sandwich is like Thanksgiving on bread and it’ll make you crave mom’s cooking. I have yet to find a sandwich that I didn’t like from here. With what seems like infinite options, you’re sure to find your favorite sandwich.
10. Any bagel with coffee at Black Sheep Bagel
Featured in ‘The Harvard Crimson’ these bagels are seriously delicious! There are so many amazing ways to eat your bagel, although the ricotta toast is a personal favorite.
11. A burger and a beer at Charlie’s Kitchen
If you’re 21 or older, feel free to enjoy this classic combination. There are 18 beers on tap and you’re sure to find one you like. Just remember to drink responsibly.
12. A Reuben from Veggie Galaxy
I couldn’t forget the vegetarians! As a corned beef lover I can attest that the Reuben, made with corned beef seitan is a delicious vegetarian take on a classic.
13. Brisket and corn bread from The Smoke Shop
Everything at The Smoke Shop is insanely delicious, but their brisket melts in your mouth! They have two locations and both are open until 1:00 AM on the weekends, so you’re sure to find the time to stop by and spoil yourself.
14. Any of the Seafood from Shepard
Shepard can be a little on the pricey side for a young college student, but it’s a great place to have dinner with your family, with a date, or for a celebration, like, say, your graduation? Although their menu is small, their seafood is all fresh and caught locally.
15. Four Way Platter from Russell House
You want to spend a night out with friends, everyone is on a budget but you still want great food. Russell House offers a delicious Four Way Platter complete with 4 clams, 4 oysters, 4 shrimp and 4 half lobster tails. If everyone chips in $13 (before tip), you have a four star meal! These are the top things to eat in Boston!
16. Lobster sandwich from Alive and Kicking Lobsters
Unlike the rest of New England, which is known for lobster rolls, Alive and Kicking Lobsters offers a unique and to-die-for take on the New England staple – a lobster sandwich. Fresh, tender lobster served on buttered toast, this will become your new favorite meal.
17. Darwins ltd. Matcha Latte
Darwin’s offers a welcoming and quiet atmosphere coupled with amazing matcha lattes. It’s a great place to unwind, study and even meet new people, since it is frequented by Harvard students, Lesley students, faculty and locals.
18. Southern Proper’s Sticky Bun for One
Whether you’re Southern transplant to New England or you were raised here, we all know Southern food is delicious. Southern Proper offers tons of delicious Southern inspired options including their Sticky Bun for One brunch option. This thing is seriously delicious and it’s only $5!
19. Juice Cleanse from Pressed Juicery
Maybe you’ve had one to many sticky buns, maybe you’ve been eating a lot of late night meals while cramming? Whatever the reason a juice cleanse might be what you are looking for. Pressed Juicery offers delicious juice options for a 1 day or 3 day cleanse. Just be sure to check with your doctor, a juice cleanse isn’t safe for everyone and if you can’t go on a cleanse, you can still enjoy a delicious juice. These are the top things to eat in Boston!
20. A cannoli from Mike’s Pastry
Mike’s Pastry is a staple in the Boston area. The line usually goes outside the door, but it is so worth the wait. One cannoli is never enough, which is probably why even in ‘The Godfather’ they knew to “leave the gun, take the cannoli.”