This past weekend my mom and sister came into town and we had a paaaaarty! My mom lives in Chicago and my sister lives in Utah, which means that all three of us can’t get together as much as we’d like to, so this weekend felt really great. It was perfectly timed and so needed for all of us! We didn’t get to do everything I wanted to in Boston – but I guess that’s inevitable when you’re trying to explore every part of a big city in just a few days! It was SO FREAKING COLD this weekend, so we really had to get bundled up to go exploring. When we stepped outside I immediately thought, oh gosh we have made a terrible mistake!! Hahaha. But we were totally fine 😉
Soooo let’s jump in – here’s what we ate!
Oh, Tatte, I love you! I mean, everyone in Boston is obsessed with Tatte. It is always jam packed inside, so getting a seat can be tricky depending on when you go. But don’t let that dissuade you! We went to the location in Kendall Square in Cambridge on Saturday morning and shared an avocado tartine, ricotta toast, almond croissant, and pain au chocolat. 4 of the best things on the menu, if you ask me 😉
MAX BRENNER’S CHOCOLATE BAR
Funny enough, we actually stumbled upon this restaurant on accident – my mom and I walked past it after going to the Lindt store on Boylston and determined that after my sister flew into town, we’d go the next day for breakfast! HOLY MOLY. We ordered the triple chocolate pancakes, banana chocolate hazelnut crepes, and three different kinds of hot chocolate. They have tons of savory options on their menu, too, which I’ve heard are fantastic! But I mean – you know we couldn’t resist the chocolate 🙂 I’m excited to go back with Brig and try some more of the menu!
My mom and I went to sweetgreen on Thursday and grabbed a couple of their seasonal salads – the apple cheddar & curry cauliflower. Both were great! When we got to sweetgreen, I took Sophie out of her big puffy full-body winter coat and realized that her diaper had leaked……everywhere 🙂 Hahaha. So much goes on behind the scenes of these photos – eating in restaurants is not very easy with a baby – but always exciting! 😉
KILVERT & FORBES (in Faneuil Hall Marketplace/Quincy Market)
On Friday, I needed to find a chocolate chip cookie because I didn’t have time to make one for the #TFWCookie Challenge!! We were exploring around Haymarket in the North End, so we went into Quincy Market and snagged a giiiiant chocolate chip walnut cookie from Kilvert & Forbes! I have a hard time loving room temperature cookies – I mean, warm & gooey is where it’s at for me. However, this cookie was pretty dang good! We got a bundle of 6 cookies from The Boston Chipyard in Quincy Market to compare because it has really great reviews, but to be honest – we didn’t like their cookies at all. Bummer! I’m excited to take another trip back to K&F because they had some other insaaaaane looking treats I want to try. It’s times like these that I’m grateful we’ll be living here for four years 😉
THE BOSTON CHOWDA CO.
Okay liiiiiiiterally best clam chowder & lobster mac of my life! While walking around Quincy Market, we spotted a girl with a bread bowl and had my sister search the market to see where it came from, hahaha. She figured out that it was from Boston Chowda, so we hopped in (a very, very, very long) line. We got one clam chowder and one lobster mac and holy moly, guys!! So so good. The lobster mac had plenty of lobster and the yummiest creamy cheese sauce, and the clam chowder was perfectly thick & clammy (but not toooo fishy.) Definitely some of the best eats we had this weekend. You can’t really tell from the photo, but the portions were really well-sized, too – you get what you pay for! This place is a MUST STOP.
We grabbed takeout from Sofra for dinner on Saturday night (not a whole lot of seating inside – be warned!) Sofra is the coolest Middle Eastern bakery & cafe in Cambridge, with a really neat little “shop” section with various spices, special oils, syrups, jams, and traditional Middle Eastern goods. So awesome! From the cafe we ordered the chicken shawarma, spinach falafel, buttered hummus, bulgur dumplings, and their famous “crick crack” crackers. The spinach falafel was truly the BEST falafel I’ve ever had – so so moist! Everything we tried we loved. I am itching to go back – there are SO many more things I want to try!
You know I had to show my mom & sister Pressed Juicery! I mean, soft-serve made with fruits, vegetables, and nuts? It’s just too cool to pass by 🙂 Even though it was suuuuper chilly outside, we grabbed a cup anyway and ate it indoors 😉
I’m so excited for our next girls weekend in Boston, whenever that may be, because there is sooooo much more I want to show them! This city is nothing short of magical and I feel so stinking lucky to be living here.