Boston City Guide

Food

Antico Forno: Italian food that will blown your mind. Positioned on the most quaint street in Little Italy, this authentic Italian spot gave us all the feels for dinner our first night. The perfect date night location or girl's night outing with REAL Italian food. We started with the most incredible bread and dip that was brought out almost immediately. The dip was gone within seconds. I had the AMALFITANA brick-oven pizza which was cooked to perfection with smoked mozzarella and a toss of arugula on top. My sister ordered the FETTUCCINI POSITANO which was truly a seafood heaven. You could tell all these ingredients were fresh and full of the good stuff.

South End Buttery: Located in our favorite Boston neighborhood, South End, this was one of our favorite meals of the trip. We both ordered a thick slice of toast topped with mashed avo, scrambled eggs and a spicy seasoning. I ordered a matcha latte and my sister had cold brew which was perfection. You could tell the matcha was real instead of the sugar-filled one I get from Starbuck's.

Thinking Cup: Looking for a quick matcha or coffee? There's a few locations around town and all top quality drinks. I had a matcha latte with almond milk and it was my favorite of the weekend. Plus there are lots of GF treats.

Pressed Juicery: I'll admit, I've been eagerly awaiting the day I got to try this healthy dessert. Without a location in RVA, I've been waiting for the right city to give this dairy-free, fruit-free and vegan ice cream. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I am will now await the day it comes to my city for me to devour on a daily basis.

Barking Crab: SEAFOOD HEAVEN. Right on the water and in the middle of it all, this is a must when visiting Boston. There's a bar side and a restaurant side that serve the same menu but with very different atmospheres. We sat on the restaurant side and ordered pretty much all the appetizers you can imagine. We could the seafood plate which had lobster, crab, oysters and shrimp then we added coconut shrimp, tuna tacos and the lobster empanadas. I've ordered the lobster roll from here before and it's phenomenal. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

The Paramount: Brunch goals right here. This place is a famous, old-school, diner with the best breakfast foods out there. Blueberry pancakes, banana and caramel french toast and fried eggs galore. The pancakes are money because of their fluffiness and dessert taste. The line will get super crazy so try to get there as early as possible.

Modern Pastry: We wanted to find the best dessert in Little Italy and Mike's Pastry (the best cannoli in town) had a line around the corner. So instead, we went to this spot which totally fulfilled my sweet tooth. There are SO many options in Little Italy so just adventure around and you'll hit a jackpot.

Shops

Olives & Grace: The most adorable, locally produced, shop filled with ceramics, kitchen gadgets and macrames. I found a ceramic mug that I've completely fallen in love with for matcha and coffee. The owner was super cute and I can't wait to order more off their website.

Niche Boston: For all you plant lovers, this is a heavenly pit-stop. Beautiful plants ranging from succulents to pothos. Go get your green on.

Workouts

Barry's Bootcamp: I always try to find the best workouts in every city I go to and always love a good Barry's sweat sesh. Definitely for the more experienced exerciser out there.