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Everything you need to know about the hottest places to eat and coolest places to drink in Boston

The best food delivery in Boston
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The best food delivery in Boston

When you want a meal from one of the best eateries in Boston but can’t leave the house, delivery is the answer

The 40 best restaurants in Boston you need to try right now
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The 40 best restaurants in Boston you need to try right now

The EAT List aims to help you navigate Boston's dining landscape

25 notable Boston restaurants that have permanently closed
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25 notable Boston restaurants that have permanently closed

Some of the city’s most notable establishments have served their last meals

The best grocery delivery options in Boston
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The best grocery delivery options in Boston

Here we cut through the options to let you know which are the best

Order from the best pizza spots in Boston
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Order from the best pizza spots in Boston

Boston is blessed with a bevy of pizzerias churning out tasty, memorable pies

The latest from Time Out Market Boston

The Market welcomes its first art exhibit
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The Market welcomes its first art exhibit

Stop by through the end of Nov. to check out scenes of Boston’s ’80s punk music scene from Philin Phlash.

Taqueria El Barrio has a new home at the Market
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Taqueria El Barrio has a new home at the Market

Get all the details on the latest culinary jewel to join our best-of-the-city lineup.

Cusser’s Roast Beef and Seafood comes to the Market
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Cusser’s Roast Beef and Seafood comes to the Market

Take your pick from Cusser’s gourmet surf and turf options.

Get to know Gelato & Chill’s authentic Italian treats
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Get to know Gelato & Chill’s authentic Italian treats

Vincent Turco, an artisanal gelato master, shares his secrets.

Boston equals seafood

The best seafood restaurants in Boston
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The best seafood restaurants in Boston

Boston restaurants have spent decades prioritizing the fruits of the sea

The best lobster rolls in Boston
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The best lobster rolls in Boston

A fresh lobster roll is a perfect treat for lobster lovers

The best lobster spots in Boston
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The best lobster spots in Boston

Boston chefs have come up with cool, tasty ways to prepare the crustacean

The best oyster bars in Boston
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The best oyster bars in Boston

Sometimes you just want some cold, fresh oysters and a nice glass of wine

The best oyster happy hours in Boston
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The best oyster happy hours in Boston

Fresh local bivalves taste even sweeter when the price is lower

Taste the world with these cuisines

The best Chinese restaurants in Boston
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The best Chinese restaurants in Boston

Top-notch options for delicate noodles, flavorful dim sum and diverse regional fare

Boston's best Japanese restaurants
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Boston's best Japanese restaurants

Where should one go to dive a little deeper into Japanese cuisine?

The best Korean restaurants in Boston
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The best Korean restaurants in Boston

There are some great options when you’re craving bibimbap, galbi or Korean BBQ

The best ramen restaurants in Boston
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The best ramen restaurants in Boston

Even if it's warm out, there's something nourishing about a steaming bowl of ramen

The best Mexican restaurants in Boston
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The best Mexican restaurants in Boston

These standouts that have changed locals’ perceptions of Mexican cuisine

Keep it light and plant-based

The best vegetarian restaurants in Boston
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The best vegetarian restaurants in Boston

Boston is one of the most vegetarian-friendly cities in all of America

The best vegan restaurants in Boston
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The best vegan restaurants in Boston

Vegans are no longer underserved in the Boston area

The best sushi restaurants in Boston
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The best sushi restaurants in Boston

From tiny takeout joints to high-end, expense account destinations

The best Indian restaurants in Boston
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The best Indian restaurants in Boston

Whenever you need a quick take-out or a dose of spice, here's where to go

Keep tabs on the local booze scene

Boston’s top breweries are offering delivery and beer to-go
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Boston’s top breweries are offering delivery and beer to-go

Given the current conditions, times are tough for Boston’s craft beer scene, as local beer lovers are currently prohibited from visiting their favorite taprooms to sip on their favorite brews or flights of new ones. Just when we need beer most, several of the area's top breweries are keeping our fridges packed with growlers and bottles thanks to new delivery services and curbside pickups. Here’s where you can still stock up from some of your favorite beer makers, even from the comfort of your own home: Night Shift Brewing: Order ahead online and stop by Night Shift's Everett (2-8pm) or Lovejoy Wharf (9am-4pm) locations, both of which offer no-contact pick-ups daily. View this post on Instagram While our Whirlpool cans may have gone rogue, we can assure you that our taproom teams are taking #socialdistancing seriously. No contact pick-ups available at Everett (2-8PM) + Lovejoy (9AM-4PM) daily. Link in bio to order ahead. A post shared by Night Shift Brewing (@nightshiftbrewing) on Mar 23, 2020 at 9:48am PDT   Trillium Brewing Company: Order online and pickup from Trillium's Canton location. View this post on Instagram We've got some important updates for you this week. Under the newly enacted closures for non-essential business here in Massachusetts, we are still able to service to-go pickup from Trillium Canton and delivery orders: 1. Delivery will continue this week to five regions, one per day. Swipe to view each day’s delivery

The best breweries and taprooms in Boston
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The best breweries and taprooms in Boston

You can sample a wide range of beers and share insight with fellow beer afficionados at the best craft beer bars in Boston, but there's something about getting a pint fresh from the source. Boston’s local brewers are making some of the best beers around, and spending time at these breweries is a must for beer lovers. Newer upstarts are gaining attention by incorporating innovative ingredients (local herbs, rare fruits), historic techniques and funky experiments, while old standbys like Sam Adams and Harpoon remain popular and worth a visit. Explore more top-notch drinking options at one of the best Irish bars in Boston or best cocktail bars in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in Boston

The 24 best bars in Boston
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The 24 best bars in Boston

Boston's local watering holes have never had it so tough, which is why it's worth celebrating the best of the best.

The best cocktail bars in Boston
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The best cocktail bars in Boston

While Boston may be better known for its classic dive bars, legendary Irish pubs, and lively sports bars, the number of cocktail-driven bars is on the rise. The best cocktail experiences in the Hub can be found everywhere from a discreet hideaway and sophisticated hotel haunt to a friendly neighborhood hangout. Learn about regional spirits, try out house-made mixers, and enjoy inventive concoctions prepared by highly-skilled mixologists. And if all you seek is a bone dry martini prepared to your specifications without fanfare, well, they’ve still got you covered. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in Boston

The oldest bars in Boston
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The oldest bars in Boston

It’s not surprising that one of the America’s oldest settlements boasts some of the country’s oldest bars. A handful of Boston’s historic taverns played host to Colonial gatherings that fomented a revolution, while others stand in defiance to the rapid development surrounding them. All have a cool vibe and stories to tell. Some of these hangouts also rank among the best Irish pubs and best dive bars in Boston. If you’re looking for something a little fancier and more modern, check out our list of the best cocktail bars in Boston. RECOMMENDED: See the full list of the best bars in Boston

The best coffee and baked goods

The best coffee shops in Boston to try right now
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The best coffee shops in Boston to try right now

As the weather gets warmer, Bostonians continue to consume copious amounts of fine coffee; many simply switch from hot to iced. Fortunately, however you like it, a good cup of coffee is never far away in The Hub. Whether you’re a student in need of a caffeine jolt, an aficionado looking for the latest in latte concoctions, or just someone who enjoys a sit-down at a nice cafe, there’s a coffee shop for you. The best coffee purveyors in Boston feature top-notch beans and the kind of welcoming atmospheres (and free Wifi) that make you want to pull up a chair and spend the afternoon. Give yourself a jolt before heading to one of the best places for pie, best donut shops, best breakfast spots or brunch spots in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

The best bakeries in Boston
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The best bakeries in Boston

It’s hard to beat the flavor and texture of a warm loaf of bread fresh from the oven. You’ll find excellent baguettes, challah, Irish soda bread, and sweet pastries at the best bakeries in Boston. Make someone’s morning by picking up a few breakfast treats, or try a sandwich on a flaky, fresh-baked croissant. If your bakery goals are more specific, check out our list of the best bagels in Boston and the best places for pie in Boston. For a more substantial carb-forward meal, try one of the best brunch spots in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

The best donuts in Boston to try right now
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The best donuts in Boston to try right now

Get your morning sugar fix at one of these superior donut purveyors. Boston's best donuts can be found at old-school mom-and-pops, trendy bakeries, and even lauded restaurants. Snag one of these delicious donuts to start your weekday or hold out for a special weekend-only treat. Unusual flavor combinations— blackberry lavender, s'mores, tahini brown butter—mean they’re not just for a morning treat anymore. Looking for something more substations? Check out the best breakfast and best brunch spots in Boston. And if you have a serious sweet tooth, check out the best desserts and best pies in Boston. Whether you’re seeking a traditional honey glazed or a pricey, new-school option, read on to find out where to get your next donut fix. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

The best bagels in Boston
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The best bagels in Boston

Dense and chewy, with a slightly crispy exterior, the best bagels in Boston are satisfying in both texture and flavor. After choosing a variety—maybe a classic plain or messy everything, or something more extreme like chocolate chip or jalapeno-cheddar—top it off with a flavorful cream cheese spread for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack. And don’t sleep on bagel sandwiches—these bagel spots know how to stuff theirs with delicious ingredients that are sure to satisfy. If you’re looking for a heartier breakfast option, check out the best breakfasts in Boston. For different sort of circular treat, try one of Boston’s best donuts. Or for something different yet equally carb-o-licious, peruse our list of the best bakeries in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

The best places for pie in Boston
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The best places for pie in Boston

You’ll find Boston’s best pies served up in style at diners, coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants. Some are new school, with creative fillings and balanced flavors, while others offer up classic dessert flavors, heavy on the sweetness. Pair a cup of quality coffee with a warm slice of pie topped with a scoop of ice cream and you might just have the perfect dessert. Whether you’re a fan of classic apple pie or or something more indulgent like chocolate bourbon pecan, here are the places to enter into your culinary GPS. Once you’ve played the pie field, there’s always room to try the best donuts in Boston or the best ice cream in Boston, or take a breather and walk off all those sweets at one of Boston’s best parks. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston