Tastes Like Freedom: Eating on the Freedom Trail!

June 27, 2017 |
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The 4th of July is fast approaching, and what better way to spend Independence Day than taking in Boston’s revolutionary history! With over 3 miles of historical sites, the Freedom Trail is the perfect activity for any patriot looking for a dynamite 4th of July!  In honor of the original colonies, we’ve got 13 spots along the Freedom Trail to refuel!

Boston Common

Boston Common Coffee Co.

Exterior Boston Common Coffee Co

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Opened since 2004, this Boston cafe continues to supply Bostonians with cold brews and lattes.  Located just a block from the Commons, this spot offers you wifi and caffeine- all the ingredients needed to plot out your route and to get your trip started!

515 Washington St Boston MA 02111 (617) 542-0595 


Omni Parker House/ Granary Cemetery

Ziggy’s Coffee Bar


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Need a little more than coffee before you start down Boston’s red brick roads?  Ziggy’s Coffee Bar offers a full breakfast menu with favorites like lobster benedict and homemade corned beef hash.  They also start serving favorite brunch cocktails at 8 am, if you need liquid courage before going into battle!

102 Tremont St Boston MA 02108 (617) 426-0102


Sam La Grassa’s 

Sam LaGrassa's counter

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From reubens to cubans, this sandwich institution’s comprehensive menu satisfies your every craving and is guaranteed to please a crowd!  Want to keep the troops moving? Order online and pick up your sandwiches on the way to your next stop!

44 Province St Boston MA 02108 (617) 357-6861

State House

Falafel King

Falafel King

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What better way to celebrate the country of immigrants than with some tasty middle eastern cuisine! In addition to the lamb shawarma and chicken kabobs, Falafel King also offers many vegetarian options.

260 Washington St (617) 277-6400


Squeeze Juice Bar


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Just because you’re celebrating the red, white, and blue doesn’t mean you should skip your greens!  Get your daily dose with Squeeze Juice Bar’s tasty smoothies and bowls jam-packed with fruits and vegetables!

53 State St Boston MA 02109 (617) 670-1800 


Faneuil Hall



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If you’re looking for something portable to fuel your Freedom Trail stroll, a gyro from Zo perfectly fits the bill!  Since the Greeks invented democracy, no shame in indulging in some Greek delicacies this 4th of July!

92 State St Boston MA 02109 (617) 227-0101


Boston Public Market

Boston Public Market Stand

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Take a break from exploring Boston’s past and celebrate New England’s present!  Highlighting local food producers like Taza Chocolate and Siena Farms, this large indoor farmer’s market shows the best food New England has to offer!

100 Hanover St Boston MA 02108 (617) 973-4909 


Paul Revere House

The Daily Catch

Seafood Pasta

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With all the restaurants available in the North End, the Daily Catch consistently delights guests with fresh seafood and impeccable pasta.  Not-to-miss dishes include the Fra Diavolo and signature black ink pasta!

323 Hanover St. Boston MA 02113 (617) 523-8567


 Modern Pastry

Modern Pastry Shop

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Whether you’re wanting to weigh in on the local cannoli debate or just need a scoop of gelato to cool off, Modern Pastry will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth!

257 Hanover St Boston MA 02113

Old North Church

Monica’s Mercato

Monica's Mercato Counter

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Whether you’re looking for a classic Italian-style sandwich to fuel you on the freedom trail or need some goodies to take to 4th of July barbecue, Monica’s has you covered!  Go for the made-to-order sandwiches and antipasta bar, or try a slice of their recently added pizza!

130 Salem St. Boston MA 02113 (617) 742-4101

Parziale’s Bakery

Italian Cookies

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If your afternoon sweet tooth kicks in, Parziale’s welcomes each customer with a sea of biscotti, Italian butter cookies, and pizelle!  If sweets aren’t your cup of tea, grab some pizza- available by the slice or by the sheet pan.  That’s right, by the sheet pan!

80 Prince St. Boston MA 02113 (617) 523-6368


Bunker Hill/ USS Constitution

Warren Tavern

Outside Warren Tavern

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After a long walk to Charlestown, reward yourself with a cold one from Massachussetts’s oldest tavern!  Show you’re pilgrim’s pride with the Plymouth plantation sandwich (with turkey and stuffing!) or grab some pretzel sticks with Sam Adams cheese dip!

2 Pleasant St. Charlestown, MA 02129


Brewer’s Fork 

Pizza Oven

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You made it!  After taking in all of Boston’s history, celebrate with classic New England delicacies like clam pizza and wood-roasted mussels!  With all the draft beers on tap, you can’t help but raise a glass to Boston and their role in the American Revolution!

7 Moulton St. Charlestown, MA 02129


Have a safe and happy 4th of July!




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