There’s so much more to Boston’s restaurant scene than lobster rolls, clam chowder, and Boston cream pie. According to Travel + Leisure, Beantown is home to one of the best restaurant scenes in the country. Beantown boasts James Beard Award-winning chefs and restaurants and a new crop of chefs, too, like Top Chef alumni Kristen Kish, Tiffani Faison, Carl Dooley, and Michael Schlow. Boston’s very own Tony Maws (Craigie on Main) was named one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food & Wine.
The city has always been a catering standout for crowd-pleasing cuisines, too, like pizza, Italian pastas, and Mexican food. There’s so much to Boston’s food scene that we’ve mapped out the most fashionable and ambitious spots of Boston eats—so you can get blissed out in food and avoid getting suckered like a tourist.
Here’s our downloadable PDF guide to the Boston food scene, including trends Boston area caterers have mastered, and the catering joints you need to know about.