- Cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes on Newbury Street, Boston. The frosting is rich and creamy, the cakes moist.
- Any seafood dish here is great with an ending of strawberry shortcake for dessert from Michael's Harborside in Newburyport, MA. Though my personal favorites are the fish tacos and strawberry shortcake for dessert.
- Pizza from Galleria Umberto in the North End. Whoa. The pizza here is legit. The place is owner by Italian men from Naples who shut down shop every August for the entire month to return to Italy on holiday.
- Burgers from Boston Burger Co. Mouthwatering. Possibly the best I've ever had.
- Danish Pastry House. An authentic European bakery. I worked here and fought every day to not eat massive amounts of sweets haha. I loved it though.
One of my favorites....a cream puff.
Another big time favorite...fruit strip. The dough is sweet and almond-y. Underneath the fruit is a pastry cream. Mmmmm
Awesome french toast.
An icing snail. Looks like nothing special, but do not be fooled. This pastry is incredible. Filled with a sweet almond paste. Whoa.
- Nachos from La Carreta in Manchester, NH
- Uno's Deep Dish Pizza (any Uno's location, as it's a chain). The thick crust which is buttery and flakey. Just...whoa.
- Black Tie Cheesecake from the Olive Garden
- Pumpkin Pie. A classic New England dessert. And one of the best.
- Tapas at Tapeo on Newbury Street. Pricey but great food, sangria and candlelit atmosphere.
- Sandwiches from Crema in Harvard Square. The one below is my particular favorite. Grilled chicken, avocado and corn with a creamy sauce. Used to enjoy one of these almost every week with my great friend, Jenn :-D
- Crab Cake Sandwich from The Barking Crab right in Boston Harbor. This place has stellar seafood. And it's on a boat. So neat!!!
- Nick's Pizza in Somerville, MA. Delectable local pizza. And buffalo chicken salads. Loved this place.
- Terramia in the North End of Boston. Rated by Travel and Leisure as one of the top Italian restaurants in the country!! Very pricey, but a worthwhile culinary experience.
- Saloon in Somerville, MA. Not so much for the food or drinks. This one wins a nod for atmosphere. Totally unique. Like a speakeasy 1920's themed bar. Way cool.
- Top of the Hub. Ignore the food here. Just go for a drink, and way more importantly, the view.
- Hungry Mother in Cambridge, MA. This place is pricey, but hands down one of the best meals I have ever eaten in my life. Absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked, incredible flavors, whoa.
This was our appetizer...
Main dish was gnocchi.
Brown sugar pound cake for dessert. Melt in your mouth good.
- Pumpkin Donuts from Dunkin Donuts during the autumn season. SO yummy.
- Nachos at Christopher's (as well as their pasta dishes, their burgers and brushetta)
- Granite State Candy in Concord, NH. I grew up on this chocolate, my childhood local candy shop, all made here. The chocolate was incredible. Milky and smooth. I can still remember the sweet smell when you stepped inside the door.
- Rudy's in Somerville. Man, do they have a bad ass "combo plate". My favorite contained a bean burrito, a guacamole taco and an enchilada.
- Arnie's Ice Cream! Another food I grew up getting often with my Dad and little brother. My favorite was a vanilla soft serve cone covered in rainbow sprinkles.
- Boston Beer Works, their blueberry beer and watermelon beers. So summery and yummy.
- The Beehive. I am listing this Boston location purely for the atmosphere and decor. Not so much for the food or drinks, which are decent enough but nothing to write home about, and are quite pricey.
- Blueberry cheesecake from Finale Bakery in Boston.
- Nita's in Willomantic, CT (close to where one of my best friends lives). They have one of the best breakfasts I have ever had.
- This is not a recipe one can get out. This is one of my own, given to me by my Mom. These are called "Mighty Good Pancakes." My Mom used to make them for us a couple times each month on the weekends growing up. I LOVE these. She gave me the recipe and I made them 2-3 times each month during the past few years in Boston. They are made with wheat flower and oats, they have a slightly sweet taste to them, and when eaten with maple syrup are downright outstanding. I miss these so much.
- Thin Mint girl scout cookies. I can eat an entire box of these in one sitting. Light, crispy, chocolate with a slight hint of mint. Amazing. Enough said.
- And while we are on the topic of cookies...Toll house chocolate chip cookies. Fresh out of the oven. The chocolate all melted. Whoa. To die for. I miss these big time as well.
- 5 Napkin Burger. Some of the best burgers I have ever had, aside from Boston Burger Co. The cheese on these is unique. It tasted a bit like the cheese sauce from a dish of macaroni and cheese. Also topped with caramelized onions. BOMB.
- Panera Bread. LOVED the Frontega grilled chicken sandwich (this contains a southwestern sauce, like thousand island dressing, chicken, cheese, onions, so good) and my favorite pastry there, a bear claw. This is a pastry filled with sweet almond paste topped with a glaze and almonds. YOWZA. These are incredible.
- Another homemade recipe...my Mom's homemade macaroni and cheese. Growing up, I would beg her to make this for me sometimes. Its cheesy, the sauce is creamy, oh my god. So delicious. Made with Cheddar cheese, my favorite.
- Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls. One of my favorite fried, unhealthy appetizers in terms of chain restaurants.
- Cheesecake Factory. Their cheesecake. To die for. Rich, creamy, firm.
- Cosi (like Panera Bread). LOVE their pesto chicken melt sandwich.
Ignore the disgusting fake nails on that anonymous person in the photo haha. It was the only one I could find online of this sandwich!
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Now, getting nostalgic. My FAVORITE Boston Eats!!!!
Which I will be eating in large volume when I visit this upcoming November ;-)