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Food, food, food...

Italian goodies
Caffe Vittoria is a great place in Boston's Italian North End to go for coffee. Have a Canoli, Tiramisu or their homemade ice cream. If you have dinner in the North End, it's smart to come here for dessert. Just make sure you sit in the 'original' part of the cafe (rather than the newer slick portion that lacks all the atmosphere of the original). You'll be able to easily spot the right place by the huge Samovar in the front window. Caffe Vittoria is located at 296 Hanover Street (Tel: 617-227-7606)
Yael, Ramat Gan, Israel

Perfect pizza
Also in the North End, the ultimate pizza is found at Pizzeria Regina on Thatcher Street. You can sit at the bar, eat, drink, and watch the action. Their wooden booths will take you right back to the 40's and 50's.
Veronica, Boston, USA

cutleryCalzones or cookies
If you are heading to Boston for a few days don't miss the Italian North End. As soon as you round the corner entering this neighborhood, the fine aromas of Italian cooking will get your appetite in gear. If you have a sweet tooth, Mike's Pastry is the place for your Italian cookies, pastries and calzones that are all out of this world. It's busy, busy, busy here any time of the night or day. They're located at 300 Hannover Street (Tel: 617-742-3050).
Sandy, Boston, USA

More Italian
My favorite North End Italian restaurant is called Francesco's. It's on a narrow little street and is very small itself. But the food was great. I looked it up online and if it's the same one it may well be at 90 N. Washington Street.
Kim, Kalimazoo, USA

Terrific Thai
Bangkok Blue (651 Boylston St.) is a fabulous female-friendly Thai restaurant. I know because I ate there by myself last summer when I was visiting Boston and the service and food was really very good. I suggest their Mango and Chicken Curry special. A real treat.
Jenny, Miami, USA

Breakfast or brunch
In the South End, you shouldn't miss the Appleton Bakery for yummy breakfast and lunch take-away specials.
Veronica, Boston, USA

Two bee's in Cambridge
I recommend Bartley's in Harvard Square for the best burgers and frappes (milkshakes in town) and Burdick's homemade chocolatiers just off Harvard Square. Their hot cocoa is unbelievable -- pure melted chocolate with just a touch of milk.
Christy, Boston, USA

Asian or seafood
Jae's is a chain that serves Pan-Asian food. I recommend them. There are five locations: Boston - 212 Stuart St. Brookline - 1223 Beacon St. Cambridge - 1281 Cambridge St. Chestnut Hill - 300 Boylston St. South End - 520 Columbus Ave.

cutleryFor fish and seafood, I recommend Legal Seafood (several locations including one in Logan Airport).They serve delicious clam chowder but.... go early, they're always busy and they don't take reservations.
Jane, a former New Englander

Or, go to the New Shanghai in Boston's Chinatown. No atmosphere to speak of but solid, good food.
Marjory, Boston, USA

A mix of favorites
I'd like to share some of my favorite hometown restaurants with other Journeywomen -- Rhythm & Spice (Caribbean in Central Sq Cambridge), El Cafetal (Colombian in Allston), Helmand (Afghan in Lechmere Sq Cambridge), Anadolu Cafe (Turkish in Beacon Hill), Cafe Brazil (Brazilian in Allston), Taberna de Haro (Spanish in Brookline), Marrakesh ( Moroccan in East Cambridge) and Tiger Lilly (Malaysian in Back Bay). All of these restaurants are accessible by public transportation or a short cab ride from downtown.
Marilyn, Boston, USA





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