While living in France I have definitely enjoyed trying new foods and exploring the Parisian culture through its cuisine. And although I certainly am not at a point where I think any one region’s food is better than another’s on the whole, there is definitely an element of comfort surrounding some of the favorite foods I grew up with.
As such, during my stay in the US, I made sure to try and get my hands on the foods I’ve been missing most. Being a New England native, there’s definitely a theme to the foods I’ve been seeking. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the must-eat foods for those visiting the Northeast:
- Fried Haddock sandwich (with cheese) from River House on Bow Street
- Seafood chowder, also from River House
- Japanese Wrap (accompanied by a soy shake) from The Juicery on Hanover Street
- Anything on the menu at Shio on Lafayette street (near Big Lots), especially the miso soup 😉
- Tuna Melt (substitute cheddar for Swiss and hold the tomato) from The Works Bakery Cafe on Congress Street
- Malai Kofta (preceded by the vegetarian platter as an appetizer) from Kashmir Indian Restaurant on Newbury Street
- Tuna Burger from Cafeteria Boston, also on Newbury Street
- Crab Cakes from Ned Devines in Faneuil Hall (surprising, but so good!)
- A large, original frozen yogurt with strawberries and chocolate chips (though toppings may vary) from Pinkberry, again on Newbury Street
- Clam Chowder from Union Oyster House on Union Street (but be warned: you will have the slowest service at this place, regardless of whether it’s dead or packed!)
- Lobster Quesadillas from Game On! Boston (another surprise, but these quesadillas could hold their own at any tex-mex establishment!)
Hopefully in a few months I’ll be able to post a similar entry about my favorite French foods. In the meantime, perhaps this can serve as a fish-filled, vegetarian-friendly guide to food some of the best food in Portsmouth and Boston.