Happy 2019! Liliana, here. I wanted to kick off the new year with a post about the best places to eat in Boston. Now that I go to school here in this beautiful city (it isn't so beautiful today though because it is literally 2ºF outside), I have had the time to scope out the best places and wanted to share them with you all!
1. EMACK & BOLIO'S ICE CREAM
In my opinion, this is where you can find the best ice cream in Boston. Located in a tiny little shop on Newbury Street, Emack & Bolio's has some of the most unique flavors. Their ice cream is super creamy, and they also offer smoothies, sundaes and milkshakes. Their homemade chocolate fudge is also unreal. They actually sell jars of it that you can take home and add to your own ice cream!. If you are visiting the city or you are a local, Emack & Bolio's is a must. You definitely have to try Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel, Grasshopper Pie, S'moreo or Beantown Buzz when you go!
2. LOLITA COCINA & TEQUILA BAR
I have been to Lolita twice since I moved to Boston in August, and I have nothing but amazing things to say about this place. I have been to their Back Bay location both times, but they also have a location in Fort Point. The inside of the restaurant has such a cool, unique vibe. Due to their popularity, it is hard to get in without a reservation, so definitely make sure you plan in advance. They are on OpenTable and you can also make a reservation on their website. They have so many authentic, flavorful dishes on their menu. Overall, Lolita is definitely where you can find some of the best, high-quality Mexican food in the city. I would highly recommend the Crispy Street Corn, Habanero Chicken Rancho Quesadilla, Pork Carnitas Nachos and the Blackened Mahi-Mahi tacos. The homemade chips and salsas are also so tasty! Fun fact: they also give you complimentary grapefruit shaved ice as pre-meal palette cleanser and green apple cotton candy at the end for dessert!
3. JUGOS SUPREMO
Prior to moving to Boston, I saw so many bloggers and influencers posting about this place. Let me tell you, it is definitely worth the hype! JUGOS Supremo is a cafe that offers toasts, coffee, bowls and brunch dishes. They also have a sister restaurant in Back Bay called JUGOS! I made my way to JUGOS Supremo for brunch in the fall for the first time. First off, it is in the cutest little neighborhood in the South End. Although their cafe is pretty small, it is so beautiful and vibrant inside. They prepare their menu items with fresh and local ingredients, which is definitely something I admire about them. They also have outdoor seating during the warmer months. It was so hard to choose what I wanted to eat because everything sounded so good. I ended up going with the Sexito, which had egg, black beans, sweet potato, avocado, queso and salsa verde. It was amazing!! So flavorful and filling, which was exactly what I needed. I also ordered a wellness shot that consisted of lemon, ginger, honey, turmeric and cayenne, because I was feeling a little under the weather that day. I absolutely love everything that JUGOS Supremo stands for and I can't wait to go back.
JUGOS is a juice bar located right next to Back Bay Station on Dartmouth Street. They offer some incredible smoothies, juices, wellness shots and smoothie bowls. I've tried the Kai Bowl and the Sao Paolo Bowl. Both were delicious! They are packed with nutrients and fresh fruits and vegetables. They are also put some of the best toppings on them, like fresh fruit, nut butter, granola, coconut flakes and chia seeds.
5. TATTE BAKERY & CAFE
Let me tell you: you can't go wrong with what you order at Tatte. Everything is so tasty and beautifully plated. Tatte has several locations around Boston, but I go to the one in Back Bay pretty frequently. If you are looking for a cafe with good food and coffee, or if you need to sit and get some work done, go to Tatte! I try to order something different every time I go, but let me tell you, everything is good here. I love their Breakfast Sandwich, Avocado Toast (get it with a poached egg!), Traditional Shakshuka and the Turkey BLAT.
6. FIVE HORSES TAVERN
Five Horses Tavern is a hidden gem in the South End. Their menu is so diverse and has something for everyone. I went for dinner and ordered the Roasted Apple & Kale Salad. It was so light and well made. I loved it. Also it was plated beautifully, so perfect for all of the food pics. We also ordered the K-Town Wings to start, which were very unique and tasty! Their brunch menu also looks delicious so I definitely need to go back!