Most Local Dishes

Boston’s culinary landscape offers something for everyone. But only a few dishes can truly claim iconic status by making your taste buds water while also striking a cord of nostalgia. Below is a taste of the signature Boston bites offered at Time Out Market Boston.

Lobster roll at Saltie Girl: True lobster lovers appreciate the opportunity provided by first-rate lobster rolls: all of the sweet, glorious meat without the effort. The Saltie Girl team of owner Kathy Sidell and chef Kyle McClelland meet with vendors to ensure they use the freshest lobster meat available for their gourmet lobster rolls. All you have to do is choose which style you prefer, as the rolls are offered warm with butter sauce or cold with house mayo.

Burger and fries at Craigie Burger: In certain circles, Boston has been thought of as a meat-and-potatoes kind of town filled with locals whose idea of a perfect meal is an unfussy plate of protein and carbs. With his lauded Craigie Burger, the locally-raised chef Tony Maws utilizes local, sustainable and traceable beef from Massachusetts-based Northeast Family Farms. Throw in perfectly pillowy steak fries and you have the ultimate burger-and-fries combo.

Pastrami Reuben at Mamaleh’s: The Boston area used to be one of the world’s great deli Meccas, but nowadays there are few options for a soul-pleasing sandwich. Mamaleh’s Delicatessen merges the classic and modern by serving up expertly constructed Reuben sandwiches made with Russian dressing, Swiss and sauerkraut. Try the version made with house-made pastrami, or for a less calorific alternative, order the smoked mushroom variety instead.

Boston Cream donut at Union Square Donuts: Bostonians know a thing or two about having a sweet tooth. As the city’s most famous dessert, Boston Cream pie can be found around town, but it’s often served in giant slices and many bakers use artificial fillings or other shortcuts. For a gourmet, and far more manageable, take on the classic sweet treat, try Union Square Donuts’ Boston Cream variety. Like all of USD’s eye-catching creations, the rich cream filling and chocolate frosting is created in-house using real ingredients.