Unmissable eats at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Feb 10,2016

Boston's iconic Faneuil Hall Marketplace is revered as one of the top destinations in the city for great food.


Located in the heart of Boston is Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston, providing the perfect base for shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment. Just across the street from this luxury hotel is the historic and iconic Faneuil Hall Marketplace, spanning Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market. Built in 1742 by one of Boston's most affluent citizens, Peter Faneuil, this quaint yet expansive marketplace remains one of the top destinations in the city for fresh, delectable food.



Macaroni and cheese from Mmmac N' Cheese


This stall at Quincy Market Colonnade specialises in one dish: macaroni and cheese. But its offering is anything but boring, as offered here are over a dozen varieties of the dish. The Classic American Mac, which is made with a blend of American, cheddar, Monterey Jack and parmesan, is always a good, simple option. But if you're looking for something a little heartier, go for the BBQ Mac, which includes tangy and smoky barbecue chicken, or the Boston Seafood Mac, loaded with fresh and succulent lobster, shrimp and crab.


Pastrami sliders from Ned Devine's


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This Irish pub is both a restaurant and night spot, offering Bostonians a place to dance, nosh and drink. On the food menu are the usual suspects of fish and chips and Guinness beef stew, but it's the pastrami sliders that have us coming back time and again. At Ned Devine's, the typical New York deli sandwich gets an extremely delicious makeover. Each order comes with a side of thick-cut French fries and three fluffy potato rolls that have been toasted until golden brown and stuffed with black pastrami, grilled onions, melted Swiss cheese and Guinness mustard.



Lobster rolls from Anthem Kitchen + Bar


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American restaurant Anthem Kitchen + Bar offers some of the tastiest rolls in town. Made with large chunks of fresh, succulent, local lobster meat gently tossed in mayonnaise, lemon juice and herbs, these rolls, unlike most in the city, are served with local lettuce leaves on a golden brown toasted butter brioche. It's the perfect bite, made complete with a side of skin-on French fries. A visit to Boston isn't complete without tucking into this traditional New England sandwich.



Cupcakes from Wicked Good Cupcakes


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These cupcakes, which were made famous by reality show Shark Tank, aren't your typical cupcakes. Wicked Good Cupcakes' signature creations are served in sealed eight-ounce jars and layered with two cupcakes, frosting and a variety of toppings. There are plenty of flavours to choose from, but the Gimme S'more Cupcake takes the cake with its base of rich chocolate cake, complemented by crushed graham crackers, marshmallow fluff and a decadent chocolate ganache.



Giant Norm Burger from Cheers


This pub, which is a replica of the bar seen on the hit series of the same name, is a tourist attraction in itself. Hearty American grub populates the menu here, but especially tempting is the epic menu of nine different burgers. The must-order remains the mammoth Giant Norm Burger, which, if consumed in one sitting, gets you a spot on the pub’s Hall of Fame. This double-decker whammy is packed with two massive juicy beef patties, melted Muenster cheese, sautéed mushrooms, onion rings, lettuce and tomato.




Credit: MIJA Cantina & Tequila Bar


Satiate your taco cravings at MIJA Cantina & Tequila Bar where fresh, vibrant and not your run-of-the-mill tacos are served. All components of these tacos, right down to the corn shells and pico de gallo, are made in-house. Available here are countless choices, such as grilled mahi mahi, chorizo and potato, grilled skirt steak, and Yucatan shrimp, all on corn, flour or Bibb lettuce shells.



Freshly shucked oysters from McCormick & Schmick's


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The McCormick & Schmick's chain comprises over 80 restaurants around the United States, but its Boston outlet serves up some of the freshest local seafood and regional dishes. Especially impressive is the oyster bar, which boasts freshly shucked bivalves such Cape Cod Onset, Cape Cod MA Wellfleet, P.E.I. Canada Summerside, and Massachusetts Martha's Vineyard. While delicious raw, these oysters are also great when served Rockefeller-style and baked with spinach, bacon, Pernod and Hollandaise.



New England clam chowder from Boston Chowda Company


Clam chowder is a signature dish of this city, and when locals need a fix they make a beeline for Boston Chowda Company. The New England Clam Chowder is available in various sizes, but it's recommended vessel is a fully edible bread bowl. This chowder is delightfully creamy, thick and contains tender morsels of clam. Sample two Boston eats with one order and round off your meal with a lobster roll.


New England boasts a cuisine rich with heritage recipes and freshly caught seafood. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is not only historically important to the city, but also essential to its food scene, with a profusion of restaurant and food vendors offering the city's best eats.

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