4 Beckoning Beaches Closest to Boston   Recently updated !

The past few days of heat have tortured us at Cambridge Realty; we longed for the sweet serenity of the beach instead of blankets of humidity. Check out these day-trip spots not too far from the city!

 

Revere Beach

This 2-mile stretch of sand is one of the most popular spots for Boston beach-lovers, sporting a annual New England sand-sculpture festival and tons of beach activities. It’s family-friendly with public facilities, and close-to-home at the end of the MBTA Blue line, the Wonderland T stop. Also, it’s the oldest public beach in the US!

 

Spectacle Island

Boston’s Harbor Islands is easily accessible on quick ferry ride, where there’s pebbles to skip, sand to tan on, and restrooms and concessions. The boat ride can be accessed once you get off at the Aquarium T stop.

Carson Beach

This South Boston beach is another easily-accessable beach a short walk from the JFK/UMASS T stop on the red line. Though amenities are not as readily available, the view is worth it.

 

Constitution Beach

This beach is a local favorite, right between Logan Airport and the Blue line. You may find that it’s small, but with a playground and many other courts and amenities this small beach is upgraded. Get off at the Orient Heights T stop and take a short jaunt to this adorable beach!


Top 5 Reasons Why Boston Should Be Your College Town

America’s College Town is home to over 100 colleges and universities in and around Boston and Cambridge. Forbes list of “America’s Top Colleges of 2014″ said that MIT and Harvard are two of the highest ranking colleges annually in the country. As Global Innovation Agency’s most innovative city in the country, Boston dominates global economic growth more than any other place in the US. Come and learn from the first college in the country (Harvard University), or just revel in our dynamic revolutionary history that shaped American lives as we know it. As Forbes’ smartest city in the US, there’s no better place to go to college: We here at Cambridge Realty guarantee it.

 

The Benefits of Boston-Based Business

Boston offers even more than an inviting job market in the new, shiny and booming downtown Boston, or at the startups popping up in Kendall and Fort Point. According to the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s report “Boston By the Numbers: Colleges and Universities,” Boston colleges employ over 68,000 people annually, and indirectly employ over 80,000 people across Massachusetts. With 6.5 percent of the city’s jobs, Boston colleges and universities help reinvigorate the economy and support not just Boston’s economic rehabilitation, but Massachusetts as well. This fact alone can help recent college graduates feel more comfortable and confident finding a job in a city that it on its way towards endless success (and that’s filled with eager Boston alumni to network with).

 

No Car, No Problem

Boston’s walkability isn’t taken for granted; no matter where you are in the city, you can find your way home (whether you’re deliriously drunk or still on a North End pastry sugar-high). Along with being one of the most bitable cities in the country, according to Forbes, Boston’s subway system isn’t that bad either. As the first subway system in the country, the T is truly an antique gem; it may not be open all hours of the night, but is like a dependable, responsible friend who holds your hand on your commute home from work. You feel safe as a student walking in Boston: we may not have the greatest police records, but as am impromptu campus, Boston takes the cake.

Student Social Sanctuary

Boston is home to so many cultural marvels in art, entertainment, and sports that as a student, you could never be bored. From the House of Blues to Fenway, there’s something for everyone to do. Nightlife is geared more towards 18+ than any other city, and Boston is home to Tony award winning acting groups and musicals alike. Taking a day trip? Boston is also a great central location in New England where you can get to beaches to swim, mountains to ski, and other prime spots in winter or summer lickety-split.

We’re Wicked Diverse

With over 250,000 college students living in Boston and Cambridge, there’s never a shortage of people to meet; and with 8 percent of your classmates coming from other countries and cultures, you come in contact with unparalleled diversity, culture, and world-wide experiences. DID WE MENTION THE FOOD? Boston has some of the best food in the world, and recently has become a hub for budding culinary artists and foodies. This city has no shortage of talent: it’s character and charm make you feel like you’re home eating pasta from your grandmother’s chipped china. It’s better than your hometown, it’s your college town.


10 Reasons Why Boston is Better than New York City

Not only is Boston the best city on earth, but it’s also much much better than the Big Apple. The experts at Cambridge Realty give you 10 compelling reasons why being Boston Strong is better than Broadway.

 

We’re Winners

The fans of Red Sox Nation are some of the most devoted fans who have ever lived. Though New York has won more statistically than our Boston favorites, the Big Apple has nearly double the teams and has the largest population in a city in the US. Boston’s four, the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins, have come a close second in championship wins compared to NYC despite our smaller population. In ten years Boston sports teams won 9 championships and were said to have completed ESPN’s ‘Grand Slam of American Sports:’ the only team in history to have all four sports teams win championships in a ten year span. Plus, nothing beats Fenway.

 

Our Couples are Happier

70 percent of Boston couples are either extremely happy or very happy, according to TD Bank’s ‘Love and Money Survey.’ Of all Bostonian couples, 60 percent talk about money on a weekly basis, and only 8 percent argue about money on a weekly basis (7 percent less than the national average). Boston couples are comfortable talking about finances, and are happier than the national average because of it. Do 7 in 10 couples in NYC think that finances are important? We don’t think so.

We’re Incredibly Innovative

Boston is listed as the most innovative city in America, according to the Global Innovation Agency. We have a globally innovative economy despite horrible economic climate and we cultivate opportunities such as employment and community services more than any other city. With some of the greatest minds at Harvard and MIT, how could Boston not be geared toward the future?

 

We’re Squeaky Clean

New York is dubbed the 6th dirtiest city in the US according to Cities Journal and the 11th dirtiest city on Forbes’ ‘America’s 20 Dirtiest Cities’ list. Where’s Boston ranked, you ask? We are too clean for any list; we aren’t even mentioned on any of them!

We Like to Bike

Boston is ranked 26th on Forbes’ list, ‘Bike Friendly Cities: America’s Best Bike Cities.’ On any given day in Boston you will see families going for a ride in the bike lane, or hipsters on their morning commute to work. In New York? You get run over on a bike; New York is not mentioned on any list for this green alternative to walking. With multiple bike share programs in Boston, it’s an easy and convenient alternative to walking that NYC doesn’t offer as readily.

 

We’ve Got Parks for Days

We have the first public park in America, 48-acres in Boston Common—that was established in 1634. No matter where you are in Boston you can find an outdoor space for your lunch break; the ‘Emerald Necklace’ is Boston’s own 1,100-acre system of parks that stretches throughout the city and Brookline. Though New York has Central Park, many in Manhattan don’t live nearby and have to walk a long way to get there! In Boston, you can always find a place to read your book, walk your dog, or just take a stroll with your significant other no more than a ten minutes’ walk away.

 

We’re Older and Wiser

Founded in 1620, Boston has more character and quality than NYC’s little finger. We started the Revolution, we had the first subway system in the US and founded the first public school in the US. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day before anyone else, and we have some of the best Italian food around in the North End (Mike’s Pastry anyone?). There’s history everywhere you look; when you walk the cobble-stone streets of the Freedom Trail you can almost see the American Revolution come to life. No other city has as big of a family tree, and we could not be more proud of our diverse, and old, heritage.

 

We’re Wicked Smart

Forbes loves Boston, obviously because they listed us again as the smartest city in the US! With over 100 colleges in the greater Boston area, Boston is home to the best and brightest students in the country. Boston is filled with over 250,000 students annually that help liven the historic and regal reputation. Though New York is ranked number 10 on Forbes list, they don’t host one of the oldest universities in the world (Harvard Law isn’t for blondes). Boston is not only innovative, but smart; that kind of combination could conquer the world.

Our Docs are Damn Good

Boston is home to the most top-ranked hospitals, and according to US News and World Report Best Hospitals, Massachusetts General is ranked as one of the three best hospitals in America for multiple medical conditions such as diabetes. Boston also has some of the best children’s hospitals as well, with the Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center as number 1 in America. Boston takes care of the sick and wounded with the best hospitals and doctors this country has to offer. There’s no better place to contract a horrible disease than Boston!

 

You Can Pahk Yah Cah

Forbes lists New York City as the number 2 out of their 10 Most Extreme Commutes in the US. With an average of 40 minutes to get to a destination, NYC is one of the worst places to own a car. But fear not, Bostonians we are just number 6 on the list with an average of 37 minutes to get to work. I know that doesn’t sound much different, but to be honest who wants to own a car in NYC? It takes New Yorkers over an hour to get out of the city by car anyway. In Boston, owning a car is easy, affordable, and much more practical. You can take a weekend trip to the beach or drive to the mountains in NH; it won’t break the bank and the drive isn’t too long. Now try doing that in NYC and you’re head will explode. Just come live in Boston, it’s much better.


6 Sweetest Scoops

To celebrate the most important month of the summer, National Ice Cream Month, Cambridge Realty has listed the 6 Sweetest Scoops for your slurping pleasure. During the hottest month of the year, take a walk to the coolest spots to cool-down on your way home from work.

Christina’s

Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream on Cambridge St. is home to some of the chunkiest chocolate chip and the most caffeine-filled coffee flavors ever created. With over 50 unique flavors, like Green Tea, Christina’s is open seven days a week and is a prime date-night spot for locals. Bring your crush, your kids, or your boss and you are bound to have a finger-licking good time!

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FoMu

You may cringe at the thought of vegan ice cream, but this alternative to the sugary-goodness that clogs your arteries is beyond mouth watering. With local, plant-based ingredients, FoMu creates every flavor from scratch; you would never guess the difference between normal gelato and their creamy and delicious scoops of heaven. We are not exaggerating when we say here at Cambridge Realty, this healthier option takes the cake. Go check out FoMu on Cambridge St. and Jamaica Plain.

 

Toscanini’s

On Main St. in Cambridge, Toscanini’s Ice Cream was honored as ‘Best Ice Cream in Boston 2014′ for their homemade ice cream and toppings, creating hundreds of flavors a year. With a full bakery with pastry treats, Toscanini’s is without a doubt one of the best places in Boston to treat yourself.

JP Licks

JP Licks is a Boston classic for ice cream all around the city. It seems everywhere you look, JP Licks is there to satisfy your ice cream-craving. Founded in 1981 in Jamaica Plain, JP Licks has grown into one of the most popular destinations for desert in the city. With everything from fudge sundaes or sorbet, JP Licks has it all!

 

The Chilly Cow

The gem of Arlington, the Chilly Cow has great local ice cream and is the family-destination after every Sunday game. Get an ice cream cake for your son’s birthday, or just get and entire cake for yourself to celebrate that promotion! It’s worth it, trust us.

Lizzy’s

Go to Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream for a Sundae Party; an ice cream party specifically catered for your event. Or just visit your local Harvard, Waltham or Needham locations for a sundae to-go! With a variety of flavors, toppings and locations Lizzy’s is worth the trip just to hear the crunch of the cone.


4 Fun Festivities for the 4th

Here are 4 Fun Festivities for the 4th, including a comprehensive guide to fireworks, parades, and music in Boston. Learn how to navigate thousands of people this 4th to get the best seat to watch the fireworks, hear the music and eat to your hearts’ content. Watch as Boston’s patriotic spirit lights up the night sky red, white and blue on Saturday night!

 

1. Boston Fireworks and Pops Concert

Check out the fireworks over the Charles River, or listen to the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, on both July 3rd and 4th on the Esplanade. The go-to event is free and fun for all ages! Musicians include: the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Michael Cavanaugh, Melissa Doolittle, Boston-born gospel recording artist Michelle Brooks-Thompson, USO Show Troupe, and Sons of Serendip. The concert begins at 8:00PM both nights, so make sure to get there early to find the best seats towards the back of the Oval (grassy area where the musicians play). Sit towards the right for the best views of the fireworks after the concert. Fireworks begin at 10:30PM, food is cash-only, and fun is not optional. The fireworks are the best in Boston, so even if you can’t make it to the concert, be sure to check out the fireworks from Boston or Cambridge anyway for a show you can’t dare to miss.

 

2. Harborfest 2015

This yearly 4th of July festival from July 1st to 5th features reenactments, historical tours, concerts, parades, museum exhibits, and more with mostly free admission for all ages. A family-friendly environment makes this series of events one of the best places to check out this 4th of July weekend. Sign up for a harbor cruise, take a walking tour, snack on some treats all while watching the flag-raising and parade on the 4th.

3. Parades on the 4th

Other than the parades at Harborfest, Chatham, Barnstable Village, Provincetown and Wellfleet all offer family-friendly and free parades on July 4th! Chatham’s parade goes down Main St. and starts at 9:30AM. Barnstable Village’s parade starts at 9:00AM and ends in a festival with food and games. Provincetown’s parade starts at noon and is the perfect place for some beach fun in Cape Cod.  Wellfleet’s starts at 9:30AM and has a classic car parade as well! Each parade is worth checking out if the crowds at Harborfest and Pops Concert are not for you and your little ones.

4. Picnic in the Park and more

The Concord Band presents ‘Picnic in the Park’ on July 4th for some free music at Emerson Field on July 4th at 10:00AM. Bring a blanket, basket of goodies, and your family to listen to a great selection of music for a relaxing 4th. After the band plays, and you finish your afternoon picnic in the sun, take a harbor cruise with your family to watch the fireworks over the Charles. Or walk to the Esplanade, get dinner, and dance the night away to the Pops Concert music. Even better; order-in and listen to the concert on CBS Boston’s WBZ News Radio AM 1030 or stream the concert online at www.cbsboston.com. No matter how you celebrate your patriotism on July 4th, Cambridge Realty hopes you have a blast!

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5 Best Donuts to Dunk in Boston

Ever crave for something more than Dunkin’ Donuts munchkins? Ever wonder where you can find the best donuts in Boston? These 5 Best Donuts to Dunk in Boston will most definitely satisfy your cravings for that powdery, sugary goodness that’s been missing in your life this summer. These homemade, hot and sticky donuts will solve any rainy day blues and brighten even the cloudiest of mornings.

1. Union Square Donuts

Handmade in Somerville, Union Square Donuts is renowned to Bostonians for their amazingly creative and fresh donuts and affordable prices. Whether you are getting a snack on your morning commute, or a cake for your office party. Union Square Donuts is the best around. Made form scratch daily, even the vegan donuts are a home run! Get cold brew, hot coffee, or tea with these award-winning donuts that will titillate your taste buds!

2. Twin DO-Nuts

Get some great homemade donuts on your lunch break in Allston at Twin DO-Nuts! Family-friendly and cheap, this donut shop offers more than finger-lickingly good donuts. Get breakfast, and leave with a dozen donuts for dessert! Don’t miss out on some of the best food and coffee in your neighborhood!

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3. Donuts With a Difference

This gem of Medford is Boston Magazine’s ‘Best of Boston: Donut’ for 2014, that Boston Magazine claims “melts-in-your-mouth.” We agree, these donuts are dangerously delicious. It’s not only worth the drive, but it’s worth revisiting again and again and again.

4. Verna’s Coffee and Donut Shop

How could there be even more homemade, soft and moist donuts in Boston? Verna’s passes with flying colors, offering seriously-savory donuts in North Cambridge. Make sure to get there in the morning, because the donuts go fast and then you’re left with less selection! Don’t be discouraged by the small interior, these donuts are worth it!

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5. Linda’s Donuts

Whoever Linda is, she makes the fluffiest donuts in Boston! Check them out in Belmont for not only great donuts, but breakfast and brunch on the weekends. Their honey-dipped look so delicious you might have to make the trip right now!

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6 Spots for Outdoor Yoga in Boston

Here are the best, and most importantly free, 6 Spots for Outdoor Yoga in Boston! Watch the sunset while you practice sun-salutations at your favorite parks and by the prettiest scenery in town. Try this new fitness routine, available on the weekends and sometimes even after your long day at work! This list will most definitely make your summer more healthy and fit, without spending anything!

1. Yoga on the Esplanade

Check out Healthy, Fit and Fun for some amazing free fitness on the Charles River! Try Sunset Yoga on Wednesdays at 6:00PM, or CrossFit on Thursdays at 6:00PM, or join Run Club or Zumba for free every week! The Esplanade Association requires you to register online, but it’s worth the extra five minutes for some free outdoor fitness!

2. Free Yoga Classes at Boston Common Frog Pond

Free summer yoga at the Boston Common Frog Pond is offered from June 4th to August 27th, on Thursdays at 6:00PM! This popular event attracts over 100 people every night, of all ages and levels, so don’t miss the fun at the Common Parade Ground!

3. Assembly Row Free Riverfront Yoga

Every Saturday at 9:00AM visit riverfront yoga for free at Assembly Row. This venue hosts tons of events, offering live music, a petpalooza and more! With over 170 events this summer, Assembly Row is the place to be.

4. Yoga at Leventhal Park

Start off your week with some great fitness classes, with multiple yoga classes for different levels at Norman B. Leventhal Park. Offering Pilates and even a boot camp, your summer fitness routine couldn’t get better!

 

5. Night Shift Brewery Free Yoga

For more great free yoga, check out ‘Yoga & Beer: the Key to Happiness’ at Night Shift Brewery. CorePower Yoga teaches a great class at 11:00AM on Sundays, the perfect addition to your weekend!

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6. MoveWith Yoga

MoveWith Yoga in Boston offers the cheapest classes on rooftops, outdoor arenas, even on the run! They definitely have the most variety of classes, instructors, and locations in Boston, so it’s worth the $12. Check out some of the best yoga available for your summer fitness commitment.


8 Great Summer Dates in Boston

Before you agree to meet that cute guy from Tinder, or see that pretty girl from OkCupid, plan the best date possible this summer! Here’s 8 Great Summer Dates in Boston for the best spot to have fun and enjoy the sun. These are cheap, outdoor date ideas that will sweep her off her feet a bit more than your usual Netflix-night-in. Bring on the romance with these incredible date ideas!

 

1. Boston Pedal Boats on the Charles River

Take advantage of the humidity by pedaling around the Charles River in a couples paddle boat! This cute, fun idea can be cheaply rented for either 30 min or an hour. Check out the amazing views of the city from your boat, and after walk along the Esplanade to Harvard Square for a date-night to remember. Wednesday through Friday, take full advantage of this adorable first-date activity.

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2. The Bleacher Bar at Fenway

One of the hottest spots in Boston, the Bleacher Bar is located right below the bleachers in center field of Fenway Park. Eat, drink, and watch the game without paying premium prices for Fenway Park tickets for a one-of-a-kind baseball experience and an even more unique date night.

 

3. Shakespeare on the Common

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has performed free fully-staged productions of Shakespeare plays on the Boston Common since 1996. Bring your date to a fantastic performance of King Lear from July 22nd to August 9th this summer! This will be Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 20th season of Shakespeare on the Common, so it would be a shame to miss this incredible opportunity to show-off your artistic side to an unsuspecting date! After, go get some ice cream or walk around the Common at night for a romantic and fully-entertained evening.

 

4. Kayak and Sail on the Charles

Since 1946, Community Boating Inc. offers sailing and kayaking on the Charles River from 10:00AM to 5:00 PM seven days a week. Take an adult sailing class with your date, or just plain impress them with your kayaking skills this summer! With a fantastic view of the city, the Charles River is a definite destination spot for outdoor activities for you and your date.

 

5. Boston Bike Tours and Rentals

Go on a bike tour with your date with Boston’s Urban AdvenTours! Take a city view tour, or a night ride with your date around Boston or Cambridge, offered everyday. This amazing outdoor date idea is definitely one to take advantage of, so use this fun and active date to kick off a fantastic date night!

6. Harvard’s Arboretum

Go on a romantic walk throughout the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University! With a plethora of plans and flowers to brighten up your day, this date idea will definitely have your date smiling ear-to-ear. This free, outdoor activity is open everyday and is a great precursor to a perfect date night.

 

7. Fenway Park Walking Tours

Bostonians are definitely reverent of their historic Fenway Park, so take your date on a unique walking tour of the best place on earth! This one-hour walking tour will be a great start to a great evening with your significant other; not only do you get to ogle at the perfection that is Fenway, but your date will appreciate your deep love of all things Red Sox.

8. Boston Harbor Cruises

With 329 weekday departures, Boston Harbor Cruises are a great way to get to know the city and your date! Go for a whale watch, take a ferry to the Cape, or get on a dinner cruise!


10 Freshest Farmers’ Markets in Boston

Celebrate National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month 2015 by visiting some of the best farmers’ markets in Cambridge and Boston! Eat healthy this week by getting organic fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets in your neighborhood. Not only can you find some of the freshest produce in the state, but also you can find the best the handmade baked goods and sandwiches around. See how tasty being a vegetarian can be and check out the top 10 freshest farmers’ markets in Boston for your favorite healthy ingredients.

 

1. The Boston Public Market

Find the largest selection of fresh fruits, veggies, and produce along the Rose Kennedy Greenway and in Dewey Square Plaza on the Greenway across from South Station this summer from May to November. These two seasonal farmers’ markets offer everything from eggs, meat and poultry to flowers, plants, and to-go lunch options. Boston Public Market Association, as a non-profit, is dedicated to bringing the healthiest and most organic produce to Bostonians through the 30 or more vendors offered. Visit these locations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays this summer on your commute home!

 

2. Harvard Farmers’ Market

On Saturdays from August 15th to October 31st, check out this non-profit farmers’ market in Cambridge! This will be their tenth year selling local produce with one of the biggest crowds around, not only offering fresh fruits and veggies, but spices, jams, and even herbs. Harvard Farmers’ Market brings soup to the elderly and supports local women’s shelters to help support a healthier and better Cambridge community. Offering outdoor entertainment from musicians and chefs alike, Harvard Farmers’ Market is truly one of the best places to find amazing food and people in Boston. So bring your dog for a walk to Harvard Square and check out this amazing farmers’ market!

 

3. Egleston Farmers’ Market

Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM in the JPNDC Lot at the Amory Brewery Complex is Egleston Farmers’ Market, supplying Jamaica Plain and Roxbury families with healthy, fresh, and organic produce. This all volunteer, community-led market gives both Jamaica Plain and Roxbury communities a chance to socialize and come together to enjoy locally grown food. Not only do they offer a summer and fall market, but an indoor winter farmers’ market once a week as well. They host events, performances, and even offer and create unique recipes!

 

 

 

4. Copley Square Farmers’ Market

Along St. James Ave., Dartmouth St. and Boylston St. on Tuesdays and Fridays, get everything from beef to biscotti at Copley Square Farmers’ Market. With over 35 vendors, Copley Square offers an amazing selection of local and organic produce. Are you craving Danish pastries, orchard apples or a flower arrangement? If you are, then Copley Square is the place for you. Go stop by Copley Square for unique and fresh food options your family will love.

 

5. Union Square Farmers’ Market

Everyone raves about Union Square Farmers’ Market for their ciders, fresh produce, local cheeses, teas, and friendly service! Most of the best produce is gone after the morning rush, and the live music and varied selection of foods and drinks attracts crowds of people on Saturdays from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, open through November. Though smaller, Union Square Farmers’ Market offers everything from mushrooms to hand-raised plants. Make the trip to Union Square, it’s always inexpensive and tasty!

 

6. Dudley Town Common Farmers’ Market

Since 1998, Dudley Town Common Farmers’ Market has offered some of the best produce every Tuesday throughout this season. This affordable option for Dudley and Dorchester residents is on the smaller side, but offers some of the freshest local fruits and veggies around. Check out this little gem in Dudley Town Common from 3:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesdays!

 

 

7. Boston Medical Center Farmers’ Market

On Fridays from 10:30AM to 1:30PM in Menino Pavilion during August, Boston Medical Center has a farmers’ market both indoors and out! Selling mainly fruits and vegetables, this is a great option for you to stop by after a doctor’s appointment for a healthy snack! bostonmedicalfarmers'market    

 

 

8. Charlestown Farmers’ Market

Mainly produce from Stillman’s Farm and Greenhouses, Charlestown Farmers’ Market offers Stillman’s organic fruits and veggies on Wednesdays from 2:00PM-7:00PM. A family destination, this farmers’ market has amazing flower arrangements and some great fresh produce that you can use for every dinner recipe. On Main St. and Charleston St. in Charlestown, MA, this farmers market is worth the drive. charlestownfarmers'market

 

 

9. Kendall Square Farmers’ Market

Go and visit Kendall Square on Thursdays from 11:00AM to 3:00PM to find an amazing cheese selection and fresh, local produce from the seed. A frequent spot for college student shoppers, this market sells everything from ice cream to jewelry! Go check out Kendall Square for an affordable and savory shopping experience!

 

10. Medford Farmers’ Market

Check out this sustainable market on Thursdays from 3:00PM to 7:00PM behind City Hall Mall in Medford. This market sells an assortment of wine, cheeses, pasta, poultry, and even maple syrup! Right behind City Hall, this market brings the community together through community events and concerts while promoting healthy living and sustainable farming. Be sure to visit Medford Farmers’ Market on your day off!


Top 4 Crepes to Crave in Boston

The French classic, the crepe, has become an international trend and staple among urban city dwellers. These four crepe places are the best in Boston for their sweet, savory, super, and sometimes gluten-free crepe options. Sweet crepes, or dessert crepes, are the most popular for their frequent use of Nutella, another European fad. Savory crepes, or lunch crepes, are filled with cheese, meat and vegetables. Super-sized, vegetarian, or gluten-free options are also usually offered at any amenable crepe establishment. Make sure to try out these mouth-watering top 4 crepes to crave in Boston on your lunch break!

 

The Paris Creperie

Located in Coolidge Corner, the Paris Creperie offers an array of breakfast and savory crepes with the freshest ingredients, as well as smoothies and a full café. Try a Nutella chocolate drink with your savory or sweet crepe at their food truck in Brookline. The Paris Creperie even caters graduations and weddings alike!

Mr. Crepe

Check out Mr. Crepe in Davis Square! Mr. Crepe offers gourmet savory and sweet crepes, super-sized and vegetarian options, as well as a full bakery! Try their salads or homemade granola parfait. You can’t go wrong with gluten free and vegetarian options, not to mention their espresso bar! 

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Neighborhoods Coffee and Crepes

This artisan coffee and crepe place uses ingredients and coffees from all over the world, using their venue to support initiatives and charities locally and abroad. These breakfast, savory, and sweet crepes will go fantastically with their unique teas and coffees from around the globe. Try a special daily pairing of coffee and crepe in the store!

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Crispy Crepes Café

These authentic French crepes, pastas and salads on A Park Drive definitely hit the spot. They offer everything from sweet to savory, super-sized to vegetarian options. A sweet crepe is a perfect desert after filling yourself with their homemade pasta, so a trip to Crispy Crepe Café is undoubtedly worth the walk.