Time Out Market Boston spreads out across more than 25,000 square feet of prime Fenway real estate. Inside the expansive space are 15 eateries that combine to form a best-in-the-city roster, including some of Boston’s best restaurants and chefs. You’ll find cold stations to one side, serving everything from donuts and crispy nori tacos to smoothies and sandwiches. On the other side you’ll find the hot kitchens where pizzas are baked, meats are grilled and some of Boston's most lauded chefs do their thing. It’s a lot to digest, so we’ve outlined it here for you. Click on the eateries to learn more about each chef and restaurant and to learn about the menu available at the market. Specials change often so you’ll want to make your way to the Fenway for the most up-to-date information—and a taste, of course.
Greek Street—a brand new concept, found only at Time Out Market Boston—comes from the local culinary trailblazer Jody Adams. The James Beard Award winner's partners in this endeavor are Eric Papachristos—a Greece native who joined forces with Adams at the start of this decade—and hospitality and operations expert Jon Mendez. Greek Street was inspired by the trio's travels through Greece, where they spent time learning about the country's rich history, discovering food from family-run vendors, and eating at locals' homes. It's this delicious, authentic simplicity that Adams and her team is bringing to Time Out Market with signature Greek Street creations such as cumin-spiced beef patties, pork schnitzel with Greek herbs, and citrus-marinated swordfish souvlaki.
James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Cushman and advanced sake professional Nancy Cushman—the culinary power couple behind o ya and Hojoko—bring you this colorfully-named eatery, which specializes in delicious twists on chicken and dumplings. Only at Time Out Market Boston, Ms. Clucks offers numerous tantalizing choices when it comes to chicken. Options range from karaage chicken and waffle fries with miso-maple syrup, umami salt and yuzu kosho aioli to a Vietnamese grilled chicken salad made with lemongrass-marinated chicken, local greens and nuoc cham vinaigrette. For a crispy, cheesy blast of edible fun, try a chicken, broccoli and cheddar gyoza that features a frico crust and comes with spicy miso dipping sauce.
In a town with no shortage of fish-focused eateries, Kathy Sidell's Saltie Girl—a Back Bay stalwart—manages to stand out. At Time Out Market Boston, chef Kyle McClelland satisfies locals and visitors alike with lobster rolls—served warm with butter sauce or cold with house mayo—and cups of rich, pork belly-kissed clam chowder. Looking for a quick foodie bite on the go? Try the octopus empanadas or uni arancini. The Saltie team constantly meets with local fishermen and purveyors to ensure they are offering the freshest seafood available, which explains why their fish and chips rank among the best in town.
As the creative genius behind Somerville's ticketed destination restaurant Tasting Counter, Chef Peter Ungár brings his thoughtfully-prepared cuisine across the river to Time Out Market Boston. Ungár's “0% carbon, 50% local, 100% natural” ethos is applied to meticulously handcrafted dishes such as pork belly ssäm, duck leg confit, and shrimp risotto. Nearly everything is made in house—butter, breads, preserves, ferments and condiments—leaving diners asking: When was the last time you had fine dining fare in a communal environment?
With restaurants spanning the country, Michael Schlow is one of the most respected toques to emerge from the Boston dining scene this century. At Time Out Market Boston, the James Beard Award winner's Italian Kitchen presents a menu full of simple, honest dishes such as “Mimi’s famous meatballs” with whipped ricotta and spicy tomato basil sauce, and baby artichoke salad with market greens, mint and chiles. Fans of Schlow’s dearly-departed Via Matta can reconnect with warming, authentic pasta dishes such as fettuccine Alfredo and rigatoni with spicy fennel sausage ragu.
Time Out Market Boston’s anoush’ella (an Armenian expression of love, meaning “may it be sweet”) churns out the same colorful Eastern Mediterranean dishes that made the original location a South End favorite. The use of fresh, authentic ingredients can be detected in every bite of crave-worthy mezze such as walnut harissa, labne, grilled halloumi and baked chickpea fritters. Looking for a portable treat? Choose from flavorful wraps stuffed with slow-roasted za’atar chicken and overnight-braised beef.
Michael Schlow’s first-ever pizzeria specializes in Roman-style pies. The pizzas come out of a special wood-burning oven chewy and airy, with a charred, crispy crust. Go for a classic option (imported San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil) or splurge and treat yourself to the sinful combo of wild mushroom, truffle and grated Parm. Round out a pizza party with an inviting small plate such as baby artichokes with rosemary and crunchy breadcrumbs.
At his nationally-recognized Craigie on Main, Tony Maws created a culinary firestorm with his signature burger; only 18 of the classic version are available nightly, leading to pre-opening lines. Now at Time Out Market Boston, the first and only Craigie Burger gives customers easy access to what might be the city’s best beef sandwich. Local, seasonal and organic ingredients make up the “OG” Craigie Burger (Northeast Family Farms beef, sharp cheddar, signature Craigie ketchup), and Maws presents new variations topped with kimchi Russian dressing and swiss cheese or burnt bread steak sauce and charred umami onions. Don't miss the pillowy fries, which can be topped with killer chili that's made with stout, coffee and four chiles (ancho, New Mexican, chipotle, Urfa).
Cambridge’s BISq—the sibling of Somerville’s Bergamot—serves an important role at Time Out Market Boston. Day and night, customers can enjoy fine hand-made charcuterie, lovingly-sourced cheese boards and gourmet sandwiches such as turkey with avocado, bacon and buttermilk ranch on multigrain, or roasted pork with sweet potato, salsa and aioli on ciabatta.
When someone’s an artisanal gelato master, or gelatiere, you know your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied in style. At Gelato & Chill, Vincent Turco uses traditional Italian recipes to create small-batch, handmade gelato using local, organic and additive-free ingredients. At Time Out Market Boston, must-try items include ricotta fig, creamy Sicilian pistachio, and stracciatella made with 70 percent Valrhona Guanaja chocolate bits. For those seeking dairy-free treats, a range of refreshing, water-based fruit sorbets are also available.
James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Cushman and his wife, advanced sake Professional Nancy Cushman, are the talents behind one of Boston’s most decorated, and expensive, restaurants: o ya. With gogo ya at Time Out Market Boston, the Cushmans have democratized their approach to world-class, Japanese-inspired fare by offering affordable dishes full of technique and flavor. Crispy nori tacos—filled with everything from grilled Maine lobster and mushroom tempura to torched salmon teriyaki—are the main draw, but if you’re looking for a complete meal opt for a bento bowl filled with torched sashimi or spicy local tofu, served on your choice of local greens, seven-grain brown rice or sushi rice.
Boston has a sizable population who grew up with comforting deli staples, but in recent years most of the area’s old-school joints have vanished. Enter Kendall Square’s celebrated modern-era deli, Mamaleh’s. At Time Out Market Boston, the Mamaleh’s team brings its scrumptious smoked fish platters and juicy pastrami sandwiches—perfect for a filling meal or a quick nosh—across the river to the Fenway. Open from breakfast until closing time, Mamaleh’s hand-made bagels and hormone-free, antibiotic-free meats (expertly cured, smoked, and roasted in-house) make for a perfect anytime snack. Morning commuters can stop in for an egg sandwich on a house-made challah roll, or a hand-rolled bagel topped with whitefish or a schmear.
Given all of Time Out Market Boston’s delicious yet calorific treats, visitors looking for a healthful option are well served thanks to the presence of Back Bay’s Revolution Health Kitchen. Local residents and workers stop by morning through night to pick up satisfying salads, hearty soups and fresh juices, all of which are designed to please the palate, cleanse the body and optimize one’s health. Menu highlights include a fresh acai bowl, veggie lentil soup and picture-perfect avocado toast.
George Howell has revolutionized the specialty coffee industry since the 1970s with his artisan small-batch roasted coffee. This award-winning, Boston-based coffee expert—founder of The Coffee Connection, inventor of the Frappuccino—celebrates the craftsmanship of his farm partners in his quest for the ultimate cup. Market guests choose from George Howell Coffee’s signature menu of batch brewed single-farm coffees as well as a selection of micro-lot coffees on a single-cup pour over bar. In addition to a full range of espresso-based drinks, enjoy seasonal coffee-based mocktails and a full line of pastries and desserts from bakeries Seven Stars and Praline.
The award-winning team behind Somerville's Union Square Donuts, led by co-founder Josh Danoff, 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. Need proof? Try inventive flavors like Vietnamese coffee, brown butter hazelnut crunch and maple bacon.