Boston is one of the most beautiful cities to spend time in, and it also had quite the vibrant dining scene. While there are countless fine dining and trendy options, there’s a list of classic dishes that you must try when you’re in the city. You’ve probably already heard about Boston baked beans and the Boston cream donut, which is based on Boston cream pie, but there are plenty more iconic dishes from this city that should not be missed. Here are just a few of and where you can find them.
Fried Clams At Woodman’s of Essex
The fried clam plate, called “Chubby’s Original” is probably one of the most quintessential New England dishes you can get. Located in Essex, this iconic restaurant, which has been around for over a century, even claims to have invented fried clams. Whether that’s true or not, we’d believe it based on how delicious these are.
Roast Beef Sandwich at Kelly’s
Kelly’s Roast Beef has been around since 1951 when it opened up in Revere Beach. While they offer up sandwiches, seafood, and shellfish, this place is known for its namesake dish, the roast beef sandwich. This is another iconic restaurant that claims it invented the roast beef sandwich.
Cream of Wheat at Neighborhood Restaurant
Okay, hear us out. We know, cream of wheat does not sound exciting at all, but it really is that good. Neighborhood is known for its delicious breakfasts, all of which come with a side of either cream of wheat or fruit. We promise that if you don’t understand why there’s a line for this place, this is the reason why. It’s really that good.
Baked Alaska at Oleana
Don’t let the name fool you, one of the best Baked Alaska desserts you’ll ever have is found in Cambridge and Oleana. The delicious coconut ice cream is enveloped in toasted meringue and surrounded by a luscious passion fruit caramel. It’s truly an experience you must have.
Korean-Bolognese Pasta at Pammy’s
If you want to enjoy an out of this world fusion dish, then Pammy’s is the place for you. Also located in Cambridge, Pammy’s takes the classic Italian fare that’s known throughout the Boston area and gives it a global kick. The lumache in Bolognese sauce gets a Korean twist with the addition of gochujang chili paste.