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How to eat like a local at Time Out Market Boston

Discover where to score the best Boston-related bites at the city's coolest culinary hub.

Eric Grossman

Whether you're a first-time visitor to our humble metropolis or a tried-and-true Bostonian, Time Out Market Boston is your go-to source for fine local fare. And we mean local, as each of the Market's eateries utilize fresh ingredients and products sourced from New England's finest artisan makers, farmers and fishermen. If you really want to eat like a local, here are some of the dishes you'll want to seek out: 

Pastrami reubens and smoked fish at Mamaleh's

Countless Bostonians have grown up with comforting deli staples, developing a deep attachment to soul-pleasing sandwiches and noshes, but in recent years most of the area’s old-school joints have vanished. At Time Out Market, the Mamaleh’s team serves the kind of classic smoked fish platters and juicy house-made pastrami that cities like Boston were once famous for.

Boston creme donuts at Union Square Donuts

The award-winning team behind Union Square Donuts has been serving up mouth-watering treats to the Boston area for more than a half-dozen years. USD takes its craft to the next level by making each donut from scratch every day; brioche dough is used to create light and airy pillows, each with a soft and fluffy texture. All glazes, sugars, jams, and creams are made in-house using real ingredients. And while we won’t judge if you opt for inventive flavors like Vietnamese coffee, brown butter hazelnut crunch or maple bacon, you’ll earn extra street cred if you try the extraordinary Boston creme donut. We’d argue that this circular treat is more enjoyable—and certainly of a higher quality—than the majority of conventional Boston creme pies served around town.

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