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Boston Guide

  • Our Boston staff shares a few of their go-to spots in Back Bay, the South End, and beyond.


    The Public Garden is just a few blocks from our shop on Newbury Street and makes for a great after-work stroll.


    Pavement on Newbury is where we go to get our morning caffeine fix before opening the shop. They serve Counter Culture coffee and delicious fresh pastries and sandwiches. We’ve also been enjoying their refreshing cayenne ginger ale this summer.


    The beautiful Boston Public Library is right around the corner from us. We like to head to the reading room for a bit of peace and quiet, and sometimes take our lunch to the tranquil courtyard.


    The reading room at the BPL.


    Flour is a local favorite for fresh-from-the-oven treats. The brainchild of seasoned pastry chef Joanne Chang, it now has four locations in Boston. Don’t leave without trying a sticky bun.


    Toro, helmed by James Beard award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette, is our go-to in the South End for delicious Barcelona-style tapas.  We’re always craving the grilled corn. Another South End favorite is Myers + Chang, whose cuisine is inspired by Southeast Asian street food.


    Photo via Olives & Grace. While in the South End, we like to make a stop at Olives & Grace, a charming shop packing a formidable selection of artisanal foods from small-batch producers and a well-curated assortment of handmade home goods.


    Niche, just up the street from Olives & Grace, takes care of all our urban gardening needs. It’s hard to leave without picking up a bit of greenery. Photo via


    For art, the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) in the Seaport District is a favorite. It also hosts a variety of cultural events and live music performances. Photo via Wikipedia.

    Many thanks to our team! Come say hello at 172 Newbury Street.

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