Going Green in Boston: 6 Green Treats to Help Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

March 14, 2017 | ,
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Behind maybe Dublin itself, Boston is certainly known for its celebrations and libations for St. Patrick’s Day! While you’ll no doubt be able to find plenty of Irish pubs and bars beaming with Irish pride and various “Kiss ME!” attire, you can still pay homage to the Emerald Isle with these tasty green treats across the city!


For Green with a View:
Bacon Guacamole from Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar


Photo Credit: Loco Taqueria via Yelp

Whoever says tacos can’t be eaten on every holiday can kiss our blarney stone. With Loco Taqueria right on the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade route, it’s the perfect stop to refuel during the celebration! Keep it green and start the meal with one of their signature avocado dips- and you really can’t go wrong with bacon guacamole! If it’s green, it’s Irish-right?

412 W Broadway, Boston MA 02127 (617)917-5626 www.locosouthboston.com


For A Visit from the Green Fairy:
Any Absinthe Cocktail at Waypoint


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Move over, leprechauns- thanks to the absinthe-infused cocktail menu, there might be a new mystical green creature to rule St. Patrick’s Day. While Waypoint’s food offerings in no way disappoint (hello , crab French fries!), it’s the classy cocktails with the sinister substance that have everyone buzzing. If you’re new to absinthe, ease in with the absinthe cobbler: a concoction with notes of charred blood orange and smoked maple.

1030 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02138 (617)864-2300 www.waypointharvard.com


For a Green Drink That Isn’t Beer:
Frozen Voodoo Grenade at Buttermilk & Bourbon


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Opened only a few weeks, this basement-level restaurant-meets-speakeasy already has the town drooling with its jaw-dropping gothic décor and mouthwatering southern delicacies. Even if the beignets and biscuits aren’t Irish, the bright green Frozen Voodoo Grenade with melon liquor will certainly make you feel lucky!

160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02116 (617)266-1122   www.buttermilkbourbon.com


For Updated Green Eggs & Ham:
Huevos con Nopales at Tu Y Yo

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Photo Credit: Tu Y Yo via Yelp

If you got a little too shamrocked on green beer, Somerville staple Tu Y Yo has brunch selections sure to help you recover from your festivities. Our pick for the perfect cure-all? Huevos con Nopales- creamy scrambled eggs infused with green cactus and peppers! Dr. Suess would be proud!

858 Broadway, Somerville MA 02144 (617)623-5411 www.tuyyorestaurant.com


For Green without the Guilt:
Market Bowl & Matcha Latte at Dig Inn

Matcha Green Tea Latte Dig Inn Yelp

Photo Credit: Dig Inn via Yelp

We’re pretty sure at the end of the healthy-eating rainbow you’ll find Digg Inn instead of a pot o’gold! With a location recently opened in back bay and more on the way, this small franchise aims to make vegetables the star with custom bowl creations featuring maple sriracha brussels sprouts and pesto roasted carrots. For a drink that looks as good as it tastes, you must indulge in a matcha latte!

557 Boyston St. Boston MA 02116 (617)904-3711 www.diginn.com


For A True Boston Green Experience:
Green Monster Milkshake at Tasty Burger


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While baseball season may still be a few weeks away, you can still gaze up at the green monster of Fenway and indulge in a Boston tradition at Tasty Burger. While the burger and fries draw fans from across the region, the mint chocolate Green Monstah Shake hits a home run and is perfect way to celebrate a Boston St. Patrick’s day. Just remember to grab one before Dropkick Murphy’s annual St. Pat’s Concert at the House of Blues!

Multiple Locations www.tastyburger.com


Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!

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