A Taste of Quincy Market, Boston
Outside Quincy Market
If you’re in Boston for a day or so doing the touristy bit, you will most definitely find yourself heading to the old historic area of downtown Boston where you’ll find Quincy Market; I think it’s the Number 1 attraction in Boston. Well, actually, it’s more than a tourist attraction, even the locals go their to eat on a very regular basis as the food is amazing!
The Historic Quincy Market
The Market is located right beside the Fanueil Hall Marketplace, which is easily found if you follow the Freedom Trail, and most people do! Quincy Market is found in an old, restored historic building and consists of a long walkway, entirely comprised of food stands, with a beautifully restored circular seating area, in the center of the building, with a copper-based dome ceiling on the second floor. This also covers an open common seating area, which is almost always packed with people eating, so it’s hard to find somewhere to sit!
The Central Dome Seating Area
The Long Walkway
There was such an array of food it was really hard to choose what to eat, and of course it’s all temptingly displayed. There were the obligatory Coffee Shops, Cake Shops, Giant Topped Bagels, Crab cakes, Gelato cones, Clam Bake Soup, Brownies, Cookies, Pizza, Chinese and Japanese food, Smoothies, Lobster rolls, and so much more, including an Irish Pub!
Huge Brownie Cakes!
I think we must have walked the entire length of the Market about two times before we decided on what we wanted for lunch, and I decided on the most delicious thing on the planet, Philly Cheese Steak and Fries, which is either a 6″ or 12″ long roll, heated on a hot plate, then filled with melted cheese with thinly sliced steak which is fried on a grill, with mushrooms or onions, or whatever else you fancy, then piled into the roll, delicious
Philly Cheese Steak and Fries!
The Grill at Philly Cheese Steak
Since we were in Boston, we had to try the clam chowder in a gorgeous little cottage loaf bread bowl, so you could literally eat the whole thing. Needless to say after eating that, you couldn’t possibly eat anything else!
Cottage Loaf Chowder
The Chowder Company
The food was so good here that we ate here on the second day too. We also got the pleasure of finishing the day with one of the most gigantic Gelato Cones I have ever had!
Here are some more pictures from Quincy Market. This is only a minor portion of what we saw. I was so impressed with the place!
The Dog House
The New York Deli
And not forgetting the Irish Pub!
The Irish Pub
Outside the Market there are an abundance of old fashioned carts selling all sorts of stuff from clothing to toys. There are also the usual high street stores lining the edge of the Market, so it is a shopping area too as well as food.
The Outer Shops
Tips for Visiting Quincy Market:
Quincy Market can be found in the heart of downtown Boston, and is adjacent to historic Faneuil Hall. It’s also bordered by the Financial District, the Waterfront and the Harbour, the North End, Government Center and Haymarket. It is a very well-known part of Boston’s ‘Freedom Trail.’
4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, United States