Culinary journey through Boston

Crave a culinary journey for the fall? Boston may just be the place if you are looking for a weekend full of tasty meals and delights.

1¼ lb live lobster cut into pieces with littlenecks, mussels, shrimp and calamari simmered in a “spicy” seafood tomato sauce served over linguine.

Lobster Fra Diavolo from the Daily Catch.

Here’s a list of our top culinary stops in Boston — thoroughly tested and highly recommended.

1. The Daily Catch (North End) — Best seafood in town.

The North End neighbourhood of Boston is heavily populated with Italian restaurants. The Daily Catch is simply the best. This Sicilian-style pasta & seafood are prepared in an open kitchen at this snug, informal fixture. Expect a line right at 5 p.m. that will last until 10 p.m or so — every night. Best way to skip the line is to arrive right before 5 p.m. or closer to 10 p.m. This restaurant can only hold up to 20 people per seating. There may be a couple of other loations for the Daily Catch, but this is sure our favourite. Note: This place only takes cash, and each person would probably spend between US$30 and US$70.
Address: 323 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, United States
Phone: 617-523-8567
Website: thedailycatch.com

Sweet Moon Chef's Specialty Roll from North End Fish

Sweet Moon Chef’s Specialty Roll from North End Fish

2. North End Fish Market — Best sushi express in the city.
A tiny seafood market that offers more than their daily catches. Sushi, party platters and even lobster rolls are simply amazing. Perfect place to get your takeouts. Hey, it can get costly to dine out when on vacation. This is a great idea to save a little and cut your spendings. We know how it can be financially taxing when the only option is to eat at a restaurant throughout an entire trip. By the way, this place  sometimes offers free shucking lessons on weekends.

Address: 99 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, United States
Phone: 857-362-7477

Websitewww.northendfish.com

3. James Hook & Co. — Best lobster roll in Boston.

Almost a seafood market, plus restaurant, this place also isn’t very big. There’s usually a line around lunch time and dinner, but it moves rather quickly as the staff there are quite efficient. Some indoor and outdoor seatings are available. And we would recommend that you supersize your lobster roll as the regular size is more as a tease. Address: 15 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02110, United States
Phone: 617-423-5501

Websitejameshooklobster.com

Sam Lagrassa's Jumbo Reuben.

Sam Lagrassa’s Jumbo Reuben.

4. Sam Lagrassa’s — Serves some of the best sandwiches in town.

Tired of listening to us recommending seafood eateries so far? Or simply not a fan of shellfish or fish? Not to worry. This sandwich shop is one of the best kept secrets among the locals. Normally crowded by the business folks nearby, Sam Lagrassa’s Jumbo Reuben and Chipotle Pastrami sandwiches are some of their favourites.

Address: 44 Province St, Boston, MA 02108, United States
Phone: 617-357-6861
Website: samlagrassas.com

 

5. Crema Cafe at Cambridge — Best cafe in Cambridge, near Harvard.
After touring the school for the smart people, you may have a bit of craving for food. Definitely not for thoughts. This cafe, popular among the students at Harvard, is the perfect place for a quick lunch or quick afternoon bite. And may we suggest their house specialty (hot) sandwich, Crema Grilled Chicken, as the meal to get while you’re there? With avocado and a zesty cotija cheese-corn spread, you can’t go wrong!

Address: The Atrium Shopping Center, 27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Phone: 617-876-2700

Websitewww.cremacambridge.com

Over hyped: Mike’s Pastry — Long lines and average taste.

There’s really nothing special about this place, except the long lines and mediocre service. Every tourist in Boston however would try to stop by — purely out of curiosity. We were no exception.

This pastry shop in the North End of Boston is famous for its wide range of offerings in cannoli. If that’s not your desired choice of sweets, you may want to pick a gelato place nearby instead.