Once stuffy and old-fashioned, the Boston foodie scene has been revitalised to delicious effect. GuidePal’s local experts have uncovered the city’s very best restaurants in our Top 10 Eats in Boston mini-guide.
Puritan & Company’s name doesn’t sound like much fun, but this Cambridge restaurant showcasing classic New England dishes doesn’t take its mission too seriously. The menu is packed with local produce and surprising flavour combinations.
Alden & Harlow takes farm-to-table into more complex waters. Roasted snail bolognese, Japanese yams with sesame butter and ras-el-hanout, ravioli with parsnip, greens, cacao cheese and crispy chicken skin – dishes here are not just heavy with fresh produce, they’re inventive and unusual.
Townsman turns a Parisian template into something distinctively American and different, offering up contemporary dishes such as yellowfin crudo with smoked cashews, cranberry and fennel and broiled snail toast with foraged mushrooms, onion jam and black vinegar.
Farm-to-table Asian street food may sound like an unlikely mash-up of two of the biggest recent restaurant trends, but it works exceptionally well at South End’s Myers + Chang. Expect juicy pot-sticker dumplings, fluffy savoury buns and sticky glazed lamb ribs, along with such playful inventions as crispy hake tacos with kimchee salsa and sweet-and-sour Brussels sprouts.
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