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A Foodie’s Guide to Boston Markets

boston indoor market with various people shopping

Boston is renowned for our history, arts, colleges and universities. But we are also a great destination for food lovers. With our city’s coastline and proximity to local producers, we’re a hub of tasty innovation.

If a sampling of local specialities is one of your favorite parts of traveling, then here is a selection of our food markets that are also some of the best places to eat in Boston. 

Copley Square Farmers Market

Just a few blocks from Boston Park Plaza is the city’s largest and most active farmers market. The Copley Square Farmers Market is in the heart of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston and brings together 40 local farmers and producers with a selection of regional items. The market takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am – 6pm. 

High Street Place

Wondering what food is Boston known for? The High Street Place Food Hall has your answers. Its design has six entrances, as well as a meandering pathway to invite guests to stroll and come upon something different and distinctly Boston. Pop-up vendors mean there’s always something new to discover. In the summer months, the innovative design of a retractable wall creates an open-air opportunity for dining. Whether you’re looking for a champagne wine bar, contemporary sushi, a seafood bar, a taproom or something in between, the High Street Place is your destination. It also offers regular food-inspired activities and lessons. 

Beyond the array of flavors, the space itself is worth a visit. Built in the atrium between to two buildings that date to the 1930s, the space incorporates street signs and details from the Art Deco era. This delicious destination is open six days a week and is closed on Sunday. 

Time Out Market Boston

Located near Fenway Park, the Time Out Market Boston brings together a curated collection of eateries, two bars, and a demonstration kitchen in 27,000 square feet of space. Dedicated to local culinary talent, the restaurants include BISq, offering small plates and sandwiches, Gogo Ya, with bento boxes and Japanese-inspired tacos, and Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood, for a gourmet take on traditional favorites. It’s a collection of hidden gem restaurants Boston is known for and is open every day. 

Boston Public Market

The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace. Run by the Boston Public Market Association, a local, non-profit organization, here you can discover local food producers and regional artisans. Celebrating the best of New England, the Boston Public Market offers a range of classes, tastings and events and is open every day.

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market

Located a block south of Boston Public Market, Faneuil Hall has been central to our city since it was founded by Peter Faneuil in 1742 as a marketplace for both crops and livestock. In 1826, it expanded to include Quincy Market, which is now our country’s oldest and largest food hall, full of food vendors, restaurants, and bars. No trip to Boston would be complete without sampling our local seafood. Visit the family-run Boston Chowda for a taste of the iconic New England Clam Chowder. The market is open every day and Faneuil Hall is a must-visit on the Freedom Trail, so a stop here lets you blend a quest for what is Boston’s signature food with our city’s storied history.

Our Markets are a great way to sample a selection of Boston’s best flavors in one place. Connecting with the food of our city gives you an opportunity to connect with the people who make our city so delicious.


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