Going to Boston for PJ - Good food places?

Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,054
Hi,

I read that Boston has an incredible food truck program. Yes?

Where are good places for coffee? Dunkin Donuts is good, but I'm thinking about independent places with character and charm. Last time I asked (2006 PJ Tour), many people mentioned Dunkin Donuts. :)

Other good food places? Good districts to walk around?

What do you think of the bikeshare program?

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  • AlaGAlaG Brookline, MAPosts: 628
    Lots of independently owned coffee shops on Newbury Street and in Harvard Square.
  • Go to Zaftigs Deli for breakfast. Order the stuffed french toast. Thank me later.
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  • http://boston.eater.com/

    Look at the maps and use the search - has everything.

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  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 5,317
    I second zaftigs. They're half sour pickles are still a cherished memory of living down the street.

    Food trucks? The restaurants in town will blow them away and you don't have to worry about food poisoning.
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  • IndifferenceIndifference Posts: 2,388
    edited February 2016

    I second zaftigs. They're half sour pickles are still a cherished memory of living down the street.

    Food trucks? The restaurants in town will blow them away and you don't have to worry about food poisoning.

    Wow - someone works in the restaurant industry. Food trucks are awesome and a lot have their own places as well like Bon Me, Chicken and Rice and Mei Mei. Mei Mei is sort of near Fenway and is awesome.

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  • AlaGAlaG Brookline, MAPosts: 628

    I second zaftigs. They're half sour pickles are still a cherished memory of living down the street.

    Food trucks? The restaurants in town will blow them away and you don't have to worry about food poisoning.

    Wow - someone works in the restaurant industry. Food trucks are awesome and lot have there own places as well like Bon Me, Chicken and Rice and Mei Mei. Mei Mei is sort of near Fenway and is awesome.
    Seconded.
  • lotsalemonlotsalemon Boston Posts: 2,596
    Ms. Haiku said:

    Hi,
    Where are good places for coffee? Dunkin Donuts is good, but I'm thinking about independent places with character and charm. Last time I asked (2006 PJ Tour), many people mentioned Dunkin Donuts. :)

    Dunkins is the WORST coffee. It wicked sucks. :)
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,841
    El Pelon taqueria about a block away from Fenway Park.
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  • RebekahRebekah Cape Cod, MAPosts: 44
    Pour House for Sunday breakfast.
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,153
    On my recent trips there, I've loved The Thinking Cup and Presse at Sonsie for coffee.

    Presse for breakfast was delightful!

    http://www.thinkingcup.com
    http://www.sonsieboston.com/presse-
  • ckravitzckravitz NJPosts: 1,667

    Ms. Haiku said:

    Hi,
    Where are good places for coffee? Dunkin Donuts is good, but I'm thinking about independent places with character and charm. Last time I asked (2006 PJ Tour), many people mentioned Dunkin Donuts. :)

    Dunkins is the WORST coffee. It wicked sucks. :)
    Yes!
  • weekapaug19weekapaug19 Posts: 2,230
    Rebekah said:

    Pour House for Sunday breakfast.

    This
  • 1STmammal2wearPants1STmammal2wearPants Worcester, MAPosts: 2,423
    dankind said:

    El Pelon taqueria about a block away from Fenway Park.

    What this man said. Delicious tacos. Also, if you don't mind taking the T (subway), the dim sum in Chinatown is great, and Winsor Dim Sum is a delicious hole in the wall for it.

    Dunkins is garbage, although I still drink it out of convenience sometimes. Barrington Roasters does a nice job.
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  • Go to Zaftigs Deli for breakfast. Order the stuffed french toast. Thank me later.

    Steve is right. Do it.

  • dankind said:

    El Pelon taqueria about a block away from Fenway Park.

    Also a solid suggestion.
  • If you are into Italian food, the North End is our version of "Little Italy". I've been to several restaurants there, and my favorite, by far, is Ristorante Saraceno. Their Spaghetti al Carbonara is amazing.
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,054
    The average high temperature in Boston in August is 81 degrees. I bet that town is just full of energy. I wonder if I should take a week off and tour the coffee shops.
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  • AlaGAlaG Brookline, MAPosts: 628

    If you are into Italian food, the North End is our version of "Little Italy". I've been to several restaurants there, and my favorite, by far, is Ristorante Saraceno. Their Spaghetti al Carbonara is amazing.

    Grotto in Beacon Hill is another great spot for Italian food if you're trying to stay away from tourist-heavy areas.
  • Fajitas and Rita's on West Street, Ichiban (sushi) near Boston Symphony Hall, Shake Shack Newbury St, North End restaurants
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,841

    If you are into Italian food, the North End is our version of "Little Italy". I've been to several restaurants there, and my favorite, by far, is Ristorante Saraceno. Their Spaghetti al Carbonara is amazing.

    Pomodoro also kicks much ass.
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  • dankind said:

    El Pelon taqueria about a block away from Fenway Park.

    Also a solid suggestion.
    Thornton's next door is always a nice spot, too.
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  • On Sundays in the summer, the SOWA market in Boston has several food trucks and it's a nice place to walk around and check out the outdoor vendors. sowaboston.com
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  • If you are there on Saturday (and there is no Hot Stove Cool Music show), here are some ideas:

    http://www.bostonducktours.com/
    Might be fun for the people visiting for the first time.

    Check out Boston Common. There are a bunch of bars around it. I recommend the Beantown Pub (Sam Adams is buried across the street, so you can be in Boston, have a Sam Adams, and look at Sam Adams). The Bull and Finch (Cheers) might be fun to see.

    Head over to Faneuil Hall and check out The Black Rose or Ned Devine's. Also, the Green Dragon Tavern is close by (it was known as the "Headquarters of the American Revolution").
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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,054
    Great ideas! Thank you.

    Sandwich places? Your favorite sandwich there?
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    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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