Food Culture in Boston: Where to Eat to Maximize your Boston Experience

Every city has their niche food. You go to Kansas City ready to devour some barbeque, you head to Philadelphia for a delicious cheesesteak. It's one of the biggest talking points of visiting any new location, "what's the best food to get around here?" Of course, you wouldn't want to eat the same type of food you'd eat at home! You want to maximize your experience. 

When visiting Boston, there are a lot of things to see, and activities to do. Whale-watches are an incredibly fun, relaxing and popular form of entertainment in the city, on top of the many museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum. The Franklin Park Zoo and New England Aquarium are great to visit if you're the animal type, and especially if you're bringing kids. But what about food? What type of food is a must when visiting Boston? 

New England Clam Chowder. This is a pretty easy one, and one that the New England area in general is very well-known for. This is something you can get pretty much anywhere, though one of the most renowned places for their clam chowder is the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore. If you're a fan of night life, you could also check out Ned Devine's Irish Pub, which turns into a bumping party after hours, and to boot their clam chowder is ever so good. 

Lobster Rolls. Are you sensing a trend? Yeah, seafood in general is a pretty big deal in Boston, but one of the best types of seafood to get around town is a wicked fresh lobstah. Better yet, you can get some of the best lobster rolls in the area right near Fenway at Eventide Fenway, so go ahead and eat up before headed inside to watch the Sox play nine innings (probably a good idea to eat ahead of time – while Fenway Franks are yummy, they're very expensive!).

Italian. In general, Boston has a pretty heavy Italian population, and in turn there are a lot of great Italian eateries, particularly in the North End. We actually talked about dining in the North End in a previous article, so click here to see the hottest places around to dine Italian! 

Burgers. There are burger places galore in Boston, and not just Boston Burger Co. - while great and filled with ridiculous variety, do yourself a favor and head to Harvard Square and check out Flat Patties. Absolutely delicious, fresh burgers, one of my personal favorite burger spots anywhere, and I'm a pretty big burger advocate. If you're headed to Fenway and not a big seafood person, you can't go wrong with Tasty Burger, which is just outside of the ballpark.