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Hungry Mother

At this cozy place around the corner from us, they serve the most delicious cocktails and the best gnocchi in town. This is our go-to place on Friday and Saturday nights for a unique drink and a quick bite. They also have the best cornbread with sorghum butter that’s quite addictive!

Tatte

This beautifully designed cafe in Kendall Square is our weekend afternoon treat. They have delicious coffee and amazing pear muffins, not to mention a beautiful range of food for brunch, lunch, and dinner. It’s a cozy spot that plays French music and let’s you escape from the cold of Boston!

1369

At this local coffee shop, in both Inman and Central Square, they make the most amazing cappuccinos and bake delicious fruit scones.  For a unique treat, their warm bread pudding with caramel sauce is out of this world!  It’s a great place to go to study, if you can find a seat, or to catch a quick breakfast or dessert with a friend!

Bondir

Bondir has quickly become our favorite place in Cambridge.  Their menu changes daily, leaving us more than pleasantly surprised every time we go.  During the summer, their cold soups will cool you off while surprising you with their unusual flavor combination and unique vegetable selections.  The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, while still reflecting the high standards of their food.  But the best thing about this tiny place is that they offer half portions of all their dishes so that you can try everything. And we suggest you do!

Atwood’s

Our favorite place for mussels & fries also happens to have a killer beers on tap, mac and cheese with bacon, and a cozy outdoor patio. What more do you need?

Tupelo

When I know I’m headed to Boston, Tupelo is the first place that comes to mind.  Recently renovated, this southern place in Inman Square has amazing Cajun gumbo and fresh cornbread.  The cheddar grits are also a great side dish for a really delicious meal!

Toro

This cozy restaurant in the South End serves an incredible variety of Spanish tapas.  Lunch here is a special treat with unique sandwiches, messy cheesy corn, and one dollar PBRs.  We suggest going during the week for dinner because the weekend can get very busy with waits nearing two hours.  The candlelit tables light traditional patatas bravas and more contemporary dates filled with blue cheese and almonds, wrapped in Serrano ham.

East by Northeast

East by Northeast is a small new restaurant in Inman Square that offers up a delightful array of chinese inspired cuisine with local ingredients. The menu is set up as tapas and offers a carefully though out array of plates for sharing. The vegetarian dishes are delicious, but the pork belly buns trump the rest! That said, we recommend you try a variety of dishes since everything we’ve tried has been incredible.

The Beehive

Although we have never eaten dinner here, this South End restaurant is a great spot for a drink and a snack of sweet and spicy baby back ribs at the bar.  They are known for their great music performances and lively atmosphere in the lower level eating area.

Toscanni’s

Out of all the ice cream brands there are in Boston, Toscanni’s is the best by far.  They always have new and exciting flavors, like Chocolate Rum Chip and Chai.  But our all-time favorite is Burnt Caramel!  Buy a pint, you get more ice cream for your buck!

Flour

A beautiful bakery and lunch spot has delicious gourmet sandwiches and a large variety of baked goods and pastries.  They just opened a new location on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, which is conveniently located next to MIT!

Orinoco

This Venezuelan place has the most delicious stuffed arepas in town! They offer reasonably priced food that will leave you stuffed and happy. To start the meal off, try the bacon wrapped, almond-stuffed dates.  Then enjoy the tangy green dipping sauce that comes with all arepas!  They also have great vegetable and beef empenadas with a green salad for a lighter lunch.

New Saigon Sandwich

A great little hole-in-the-wall place that as beautiful, fresh Vietnamese sandwiches and the best Vietnamese iced coffee in the city!

Haymarket

At this huge open air market downtown, you will find the best deals on large quantities of produce. Typically, the food needs to be used as soon as possible because the vendors sell the produce that they cannot sell to stores.  Bring a big bag and your grocery list!

Juan We’ve never been to those seafood places, but we are always looking for new places. We’ll have to try those!

Run Fast Travel Slow Fun list… I’m a huge fan of Flour and Toro. A lot of my Boston favorites are seafood… Neptune Oyster, B & G Oysters, etc.

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