After a long walk from the Boston Common, following the red line of the Freedom Trail tour and taking photos in the heart of Boston, it was time to stop and rest. Then it’s time to ask yourself: where do I eat in the city? The answer is simple, in Quincy Market, one of the best places to eat in Boston.
Formerly a traditional market that sold fresh produce such as vegetables, fruits and meat, Quincy Market has become one of the most popular attractions in Boston and a must stop on your visit.
Designed by Alexander Parris, its construction began in 1824. Its facade, Roman style, is crowned by massive Doric columns and contrasts with the sides of the market, with a modern American style.
To be exact, the shopping enclosure has the name of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of the most famous historical buildings in Boston, where meetings and political events were held.
Outside of it, there are hundreds of stalls and shops selling the most original products of all kinds, from candles and paintings to clothing and cooking utensils handmade.
But surely, the building that caught my attention was Quincy Market.
An indoor pavilion of vendor stalls where you can taste delicious dishes from all over the world. You choose what food you want, and once you’ve paid, you can go to the Food Court, an oval room with high ceilings where you can sit, eat and relax.
My food choice was an Italian sausage hot dog of $8 and a hot chocolate coated strawberry with a price of $3.
Of course, I’d have returned to buy something else, because if you have a sweet tooth, like me, you won’t resist the variety of desserts they have. Sweet paradise!
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Useful information for visiting Boston
Here’s a map of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where Quincy Market is located.
The opening hours are from 10 am to 9 pm and until 6 pm on Sunday. I recommend you go for a walk around the area at dusk, Quincy Market is beautiful at this time of the day!
The best option to go there is by walking so you can explore the city of Boston, but you can get there by public transport. These are the lines and stops: Blue Line to Aquarium/Faneuil Hall
- Blue Line to Aquarium/Faneuil Hall
- Green Line to Government Center
- Orange Line to State Street or Haymarket
- Red Line to Park Street
- Commuter Rail to North Station or South Station
If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Boston, stay in the modern and ecological Hostelling International.
Have you visit Quincy Market? If you could choose a place to eat in Boston, where would it be?
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