We’ve all heard that buying local is a great thing to do. It’s good for the environment, supports local businesses in your community, and often gives you a better product. Yet it’s very difficult during your average grocery run to cross everything off your list with completely local products. The Boston Public Market fixes this problem by only selling products that are produced in or originate from New England. Over thirty five vendors set up shop here daily, selling everything from produce, to meat, to seafood, to baked goods, to kitchen supplies and floral arrangements, to alcohol, to prepared and made-to-order foods.
My favorite vendors at the market include Jennifer’s Allergen Free Bakery, which offers baked goods and meals that are free of the top eight allergens; and Mother Juice, which has the best vegan salads in the city (I dream about their Forbidden Rice Bowl).
Communal tables offer a welcoming place to sit and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner (sometimes with live music), and cooking classes and other programming is offered throughout the month at the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. If you’re headed to the North End or Faneuil Hall area, don’t miss this place! There’s really nothing else like it in Boston.