Top 5 Iconic Boston Foods and the Best Places to Eat Them

Boston is one of the country’s most beautiful and most livable cities. Steeped in history, yet always on the cutting edge of modern urban living, the city is rich with unparalleled architecture, world-class museums, and a thriving culinary scene. Known for it’s distinctive cuisine, here are 5 iconic Boston foods and the best places to enjoy them!

5 Iconic Boston Foods

Boston Baked Beans: Durgin-Park Restaurant

340 N Market St, Boston, MA 02109 – Fanueil Hall Marketplace
Hours: Mon-Weds 11:30am-9pm, Thurs-Sun 11:30am-10pm

Iconic Boston Foods

There is a reason Boston is known as Beantown! Opened in 1827, Durgin-Park Restaurant serves classic New England style tavern food including their baked beans that are cooked with salt pork and onions. The preparation begins the night before, to keep the beans moist. The baked beans are cooked in an authentic Durgin-Park bean pot, for that uniquely old-fashioned feel.

New England Clam Chowda’ –  Legal Sea Foods Iconic Boston Foods

The standard bearer of New England clam chowder. Their classic recipe has been served at US Presidential inaugurations since Ronald Reagan’s in 1981. With locations throughout the city and many terminals at Logan Airport.

Samuel Adams Beer – where else… Cheers!Iconic Boston Foods

84 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

Norm and Cliff may no longer be regulars but that doesn’t mean you can’t stop in for a cold one! Founded in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub, experience the Boston pub that inspired the hit TV series.

Boston Cream Pie – Parker’s Restaurant 

Boston Cream Pie at Parker's Restaurant, Omni Parker House

60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

Monday – Thursday:
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday:
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Not many cities are as tied to a food as Boston with their eponymous Cream Pie. Boston’s Parker House, now known as the Omni Parker House, not only created this piece of deliciousness in 1856, but they’re still serving up the original version in the restaurant nearly 160 years later. While technically a cake and not a pie, this chocolate topped golden cake filled with pastry cream is now available in the comfort of your own home as they offer delivery to anywhere in the country. [Watch Bobby Flay visiting the birthplace of the Boston Cream Pie on the Food Network – 3 min. video]

Boston Kreme Donut – Dunkin’ Donuts Iconic Boston Foods

You don’t need to look far for a Dunkin’ Donuts. Boston seems to have one on every street corner. Their delicious Boston Kreme Donut pairs well with a warm cup of joe!