New Foods to Try in 2019
It’s a new year and we’re already thinking about all the different things we can eat for the 365 days of 2019. We can hardly contain ourselves. If you’re not too into resolutions like us, but if you want to start this year off with a fun food adventure, then you should keep reading to see the six new foods to try in 2019 that we think will give your palate a boost. All of the foods can be found at restaurants that we visit on one of our three walking neighborhood food tours so join us for an afternoon of food and fun or stop by one of these amazing spots on your own. This list has it all from spicy to sweet, finishing off with a dessert that looks like a confetti-filled party. No one said you had to stop the party just because the holidays are over. Live it up in 2019 and treat your tastebuds to some new and exciting flavors!
Kick off the new year with a BANG. Literally. This dish packs some heat. Soft rice cakes, vegetables, and fish cakes are cooked in sweet red chili sauce with a fried kimmari seaweed roll and hard boiled egg on the side make up the Tteokbokki at Coreanos (pronunciation not required for ordering…thank goodness). Not only is Coreanos in Allston serving this incredibly tasty, traditional Korean dish, but they are also serving Korean-Mexican fusion. What?! Try their kimchi quesadilla on our Allston Arts & Eats Tour or pop in yourself. You’re tastebuds will not know what hit them.
Address: 172 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
If you’re on the new year’s resolution health-nut train but don’t want to sacrifice the taste then head to Whole Heart Provisions in Allston and have anything on their veggie-filled menu. This is food you can eat every day. They push that boundaries of what vegetables can be and we’re impressed. Try their beet pastrami reuben for example (shhh it’s vegan-friendly). It has all the flavor and we keep going back for more. Check them out on our Allston Arts & Eats Tour or pay them a visit for yourself. You might just become a regular…new year, new you?
Address: 487 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
For a bite that you MUST have in 2019 head to one of Orinico Kitchen’s three Boston locations. They serve Venezuelan fare inspired by “taguaritas” — rustic, inviting, family-run eateries found along Venezuelan roadsides. One of their specialties is the datiles, bacon-wrapped almond-filled dates. Oh yeah. Talk about the perfect combination of flavor and texture. Succulent and salty bacon wrapped around a soft, sweet date, with a crunchy, earthy almond in the center. Thank you, we’ll have 10. Make that 20. New year, same us, more food. We visit Orinoco and try these little flavor bombs on our Sweet & Savory South End Tour so go ahead and join us or stop by on your own time for a delicious arepa alongside your datiles.
Address: 477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Smoothie bowls are so last year and frozen yogurt bars, so a couple years ago. What’s in right now, or should be in our opinion? The labne bar from anoush’ella in the South End! Labne is strained yogurt, which is thick, rich, and tangy. It definitely feels like an indulgence and it can be made sweet or savory at anoush’ella, a fast-casual restaurant serving Eastern Mediterranean street food inspired by the flavors of the owners’ Armenian Lebanese childhoods. Stop by for a bowl of their delicious labne and dress it up however you like — lamajun mix and olives, eggplant and chickpeas, banana and honey, the combinations are endless. Sometimes we visit anoush’ella on our Sweet & Savory South End Tour so come on a tour with us or head over there on your own. New year, new yogurt!
Address: 35 W Newton St, Boston, MA 02118
As if dumplings could get any better than little pockets of doughy-goodness filled with warm, tasty fillings of meat and veggies, imagine all of that with fatty, luscious broth inside also. Yes, INSIDE the dumpling. Is your mind blown yet? Just wait until you taste them! Fifty percent of our entire diet in 2018 was made up of soup dumplings and we want to share the love. Head to Taiwan Cafe in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown to try them or join us on our Chinatown’s Culture & Cuisine Tour. How do they get the soup inside the dumplings you ask? You’ll just have to come on our tour to try them and find out. Or check them out yourself, but the tour is lotssss of fun!
Address: 34 Oxford St, Boston, MA 02111
For a dish we guarantee you’ve never tried before, or at least one quite like this, you have to have to have to try the cube toast dessert from Double Chin in Chinatown. It’s…A LOT, in the best possible way. Homemade brioche is hollowed out and cut into cubes that are French-toast fried and put back in the center and then topped with ice cream and anything else you could imagine from cereal to mochi to fruit to matcha milk. It’s like the Beyonce of French-toast. It’s insanely good and the perfect dessert to share with a group of friends. We visit Double Chin on our Chinatown’s Culture & Cuisine Tour but we stick to the savory so be sure to go in for the cube toast on your own. It’s a great way to celebrate the start of a new year!
Address: 86 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111
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