What to share at Time Out Market Boston
The Roman-style al taglio pizzas of Monti—long oblong pies sliced into eight pieces—are a no-brainer, especially because they’ve been conceived and crafted by Michael Schlow. Options range from the simple, straightforward Bianco with ricotta and rosemary to more luxuriant options like prosciutto, baby arugula and lemon or wild mushroom with truffle and Parm. Pull a seat up to the counter running along the side and eat by the light of their oven. You can thank us for the recommendation by toasting us with a glass of rosé on tap from the Time Out Market Bar.
Is there a better way to start a gourmet feast than with a full range of mezze, accompanied by warm pita bread? anoush’ella’s mezze sampler option takes you through a full gamut of hummus, baba-ganoush and walnut harissa, all coming with some baked chickpea fritters and grilled haloumi. It’s particularly perfect for any and all vegetarians and vegans looking for snacking options.
If you’ve never fancied yourself a charcuterie kind of person, we’d strongly recommend giving BISq a shot. Their boards, small or large, of meats and cheeses are perfect for splitting and snacking on the patio that’s a couple steps away. Things can get pretty romantic as evening falls and you’re there feeding someone special bites of aged manchego, sopressata, or a slice of brioche topped with ricotta and local honey.
Conservas are a hot ticket item right now, and the seafood mavens behind Saltie Girl offer an exceptional variety. You can always go the baller route and treat everyone in your group to lobster rolls, but their curated tins are where you can best divvy up something delicious. Options change frequently enough; you can expect anything from squid and sardines to octopus and mussels, all served with a sweet and smoky piquillo pepper jam and three kinds of salt.
Among the enticing chicken-focused offerings at Ms. Clucks Deluxe, the most shareable is the karaage chicken and waffle fries. Served in a bowl with a side of refreshing yuzu kosho aioli, everything comes topped with umami salt and miso maple syrup, which somehow jacks up the flavor to another level. Wow your guests by throwing in an order of the cheesy, crispy gyoza as well.
Anytime's a good time for a classic deli feast by ordering up this savory platter: Two toasted bagels are served up with a spread of smoky nova lox and a scoop of cream cheese, rounded out by some veggies and whitefish salad. If that doesn’t sound like enough, we’d recommend splitting one of their pastrami or smoked mushroom reubens for good measure.