Recently, I visited one of my best friends in Boston for a weekend. It was during the peak summer heat, so we tried to stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as we could. Hence, the trip mostly revolved around restaurants + bars, which we didn’t mind at all. Everything was so good, I had to share!
This juice bar is a less than 5 minute walk from my friend’s place, so it was an obvious destination. On top of that, it’s delicious! I’m the last person to crave a bunch of fruits + vegetables that have been ground up into liquid form, but damn it was good! I don’t remember exactly what I ordered, but you can’t really go wrong here. We also each ordered a slice of avocado toast which was surprisingly huge and expectedly delicious!
Max Brenner’s Chocolate Restaurant
I had heard so much about this restaurant from friends who’ve dined at this location + the one in New York, + was so excited to finally try it myself! We hit this up for brunch so I didn’t expect that much chocolate on the menu, but they still found a way to sneak it in everywhere! I got the hot chocolate (obvi) + eggs with a side of fruit + milk chocolate. The food itself wasn’t spectacular, but the experience + chocolate was so worth it!
The Thinking Cup
My friend was telling me how this is a famous spot on Newbury Street (Boston’s popular street for shopping + restaurants), so we decided to stop by for some coffee. I also picked up a bahn-mi sandwich to eat on my way to the airport. The coffee was good, the sandwich not so much. I now regret not getting any of the desserts they had displayed, but the environment of the place was super relaxed + cool. I could imagine going there to do some work and people watch if it was less crowded.
I know this isn’t a new place for many of you but how can you not go to one of the most famous cupcake bakeries in the world?! We each got a carrot cake cupcake, the vegan choice of the day — SO. GOOD. The cream cheese frosting never disappoints.
Apparently tapas bars are all the rage in Boston. As vegetarians, we usually have a hard time finding good food at tapas restaurants but Estragon had almost too many options! We ended up ordering a pitcher of sangria (duh) and so. many. tapas. The only thing stopping us from ordering more was that we literally couldn’t eat any more without getting sick. The leeks were surprisingly yummy, as were the brussel sprouts and potatoes. Oh, just get everything on the menu.
You may not think this counts as food, but wait! Firstly, the brewery tours were all booked up by the time we got there (around 1pm) so if you’re interested in that, get there early! It was a little difficult finding a spot to sit, but we did eventually get a seat + ordered a few of their pre-curated beer flights. This brewery is also very famous for their stuffed pretzels, so we ordered one — and believe me, it was enough. These pretzels are huge + so filling. Definitely tasty, but be prepared for more than a snack!
If this is just a sampling of what Boston has to offer, then I can’t wait for my next trip! Know of any other places I should check out when I’m there? Let me know!