Feed your inner foodie in Massachusetts. Whet your appetite with fresh seafood from the Atlantic, like steamed lobster, fried clams, or New England/the-only-acceptable-kind-of clam chowder. Dig into a plate of authentic Italian food in Boston’s North End, try something new in Chinatown, and indulge in a wide array of cuisine considered some of the best in the country. Learn how much better fresh food tastes with farm-to-table food from one of our many farmers’ markets. Still hungry? Check out our various Restaurant Weeks, where all the best restaurants offer special deals, or see if you can walk, talk, and eat on a Boston Pizza Tour or Russian Food Tour. And we hope you saved room for dessert, because Massachusetts is known for both Boston Cream Pie and a preoccupation with perfecting homemade ice cream. Practice makes perfect, and we’ve been practicing for a long, long time.

The Ultimate Seafood Lovers Guide
Find a from-the-sea meal for every occasion; shop for sushi; wrangle octopus; properly pan-sear bluefish; and turn your home kitchens into clam-bake central! Whether you are searching for French-styled Fruits de Mer, oysters served al fresco, crispy fried clams or sublime ceviche, this guide will give you a slew of best bets for Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and beyond! Guide courtesy of Boston Magazine.

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