Heyyyo! Today I am sharing pics of my recent trip to Boston with my mom-and it was so FUN! I had a blast with my mom and will always remember this lovely trip of memories! So many fun foodie places and so many COOL old historic sites as well! Want more could 2 foodie nerds want?! Am I right? hehe 😉 Okay so I also made a list of places we went divided by category for organization of “Boston Eats” and “Boston Sites” – I hope it helps any of you when planning your next (or first) visit to this *beautiful* city that I dream of living in one day! Okay Ill stop blabbing now-enjoy the post and many, many pictures ( I don’t think I took enough 😉 ha!)
The Paramount – This homey style cafe has an original and welcoming feel to it. The menu consist of omelettes galore that are made freshly in front of your eyes! They also have a GF waffle option. We got the omelets to try and they were yummy!
Sweet Green– This place is everywhere in Boston and I was not complaining! I only wish they were everywhere back home in Houston or even in Waco (where I go to school). They have a menu of different seasonal creation/combinations of salads/bowls or you have the choice of customizing a creation yourself. My mom and I got two of the already curated creations to share – the Harvest Bowl and the Earth Bowl. They were both good, but if I had to choose I loved the Harvest Bowl the best!
Dig Inn– OMG this place was amazing! As soon as we walked in we were greeted with the most adorable letter folk sign on the wall with the a lovely quote about real food-which I of course LOVED! This place is all about market bowls which includes a base, 2 sides, a protein, and a dressing. I got one with a greens base, herbed fingerling potatoes, chicken thighs, lemon broccoli, and rosemary vinegrete. My mom got one with the preserved lemon quinoa base, beef, roasted radishes, and lemon kale. They were both yummy combos and I have to be honest I am not the biggest kale fan, but that kale tasted AMAZING #kaleyeah! The chicken was so moist and everything was so amazingly flavorful you didn’t even need the dressing, but I was curious so I tasted the dressing and that was beyond flavorful as well! My tip for this place would be to go during a normal meal time, cause we went at an off time (3 o’clock-ish) and they were out of lots of the options. Overall, I loved this place and again wish I had one locally back home!
Pressed Juicery – They have many awesome juices, but what I was most excited for wast he pressed FREEZE. I repeatedly keep seeing and reading good things about their delicious, dairy free , 4 ingredient, frozen deliciousness, and have been on the hunt to try it since last summer in California! No joke, all 3 locations I stopped at in California didn’t have the freeze and I was so bummed! So finally this trip to Boston I got to try it, after only taking 2 tries this time! as the first location we visited in Harvard square had the “Pressed Freeze coming soon” sign, but thankfully I knew that the Newbury location for sure had it! and it was just as delicous as I had hoped and anticipated! We got the chocolate almond and the vanilla almond to try with almond butter drizzles. SO GOOD.
Mother Juice– This place was in the Boston Public Market and I grabbed a Nutty Berry Smoothie and we also got a chia pudding for later to try before heading home on the last day. The smoothie was yummy and made freshly with awesome ingredients that I would use at home. The chia pudding was uber creamy and was topped with so many nuts and berries, and was SO BIG! My mom and I both had some and there was still so much left. Overall, such a cute place for juices, smoothies, chia pudding, and more!
Shake Shack– So this place originates from NYC and is popping up all over the country. Ironically one location just opened up in Houston that my sister was trying back home on that same day we tried it in Boston. They had tender burgers that were simple + yummy. I got mine lettuce wrapped and ate it with a fork, my mom got the GF bun to try and ended up eating it w/o the bun cause it was still frozen, but if you tolerate GF grains and miss a bun its a nice option to have..unfrozen of course 😉
Eat By Chloe- You’ve probably seen this place on Instagram and it lived up to it’s cute chic style in person. They are 100% vegan and have some GF options as well. They have juices, chia pudding, ginger shots, and other quick options. We stopped in here to take a break from walking and got the “Pull my Daisy” which was a ginger, turmeric, cayenne, orange shot. We also got the salted PB ice-cream that was dairy free. It was creamy but way too sweet for my tastebuds. We also got the GF cupcake and GF chocolate chip cookie to sample. They were not our favorites in our honest opinion, but it is still nice to have an option for those with food allergies!
Flour Bakery– This place has ALOT of hidden GF finds! They make their own homemade GF bread that you can sub for their regular bread on any of their delicous sandwiches except the chicken and artichokes ones. They also offer a few GF desserts like GF “oreos” and my favorite hazelnut-almond dacquoise. They do contain dairy, so if if you can’t tolerate dairy on occasion then sorry! Their is also some potential for cross contamination so depending on how sensitive you are, keep that in mind. The day we headed home, we stopped by to get some food to take on the flight- my mom got a GF roast beef sammy and I got their hummus and crudités box ( the watermelon reddish looked so pretty!)
Taza Chocolate: We went to there Boston Public Market location and they had the BEST almond milk hot chocolate EVER! Seriously go and try it if you are ever in boston! You can also get it iced, which normally I would since I’m all for iced drinks but it was cold outside so I wanted something to keep my hands warm while walking back to the hotel! (#reynaudsprobs)
Paul Revere House: This place is SO OLD and it was so cool to be able to walk into this historic house and vision the family that once lived here some time ago. Fun fact did you know that Paul Revere was quite the entrepreneur – he was a dentist, silversmith, businessman, engraver, and more on top of also being a husband and father to several children.
Boston Public Library: Go google pictures of the Boston Public Library and you will see why it is a must stop. This library is breath taking-ly beautiful and BIG. Seriously the prettiest library EVER, too bad I can’t do my studying there, of course unless I moved there! 😉
Boston Common: SO pretty, we walked in here and the nature around is amazing!
Boston Public Garden: This is where you will find the ever so cute swan boats, which we of course rode one! They are literally manually petaled by the workers and is such a lovely scenic view of the garden and pond, as well as a nice break from walking all over the lovely city! You will see ducks swim alongside the boat and if you’re lucky maybe even a baby duckling!
Old North Church: If you like history and old stuff, definitely check this place out! It is not far from the Paul Revere house so you can do them both on the same morning or afternoon!
Beacon Hill: The houses and streets in this neighborhood are absolutely charming and make me feel like I’m in hallmark movie! So many cute doors and stoops-I so badly wanted to stop and take a picture of them all! There are also many cute bakeries, coffeeshops, and little stores that look so fun if you want to go shop hopping! It would be a dream to live in one of those charming homes, maybe one day …but for now I’ll just keep dreaming 😉
Brattle Book Shop: This place was so incredibly cute and adorable and unique! One single word is not good enough to describe this dreamy book shop. Outside there is a large alley lined with book shelves filled with colorful books, some new, some old, some REALLY old, and covering a range of topics! Then you walk inside and there are MORE books-books everywhere! what ever your niche may be or what ever your favorite genre is – I guarantee you will find something new and exciting! I ended up just getting one book as a gift for a history loving friend of mine (the book was from 1924 and had writing from the original owner!!).
Harvard + Harvard Square: If you know me, you know my favorite show is the Gilmore Girls and in the Gilmore Girls Rory dreams of coming to Harvard. There is even an episode where her and Loreli take a trip to Harvard and explore campus (I re-watched it the night before we left hehe!) I have also always loved the idea of going to explore harvard when I was little because it seems so historic, old, fancy and prestigious. So it was really cool to get to see it in person and walk around Harvard yard. Fun fact: my grandma actually went there! And while you are over in that area, I recommend walking around Harvard square (the surrounding area) for some fun shops and restearunts! That is actually where we ate at Shake Shack.
Boston Public Market: this place is SO COOL! There are so many local venders inside that range from fresh farm produce, grass fed meats, local dairy products, local nuts, flower shop, handmade wooden items, herbs, macarons, bone broth (!!!), fresh seafood, and even a 100% Gluten Free Bakery. Ooooh and a Taza Chocolate Shop that has the BEST hot cocoa.