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Old 08-21-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Looking for a food to remember from Boston

So this is the deal,

My family and I travel to different cities. Each city has that certain "food" that we must pick up every time we visit.

For example, every time we are in Philly, we stop by a soft pretzel factory and get 100 + to take home. In New York, we go to the lower east side and get knishes and pickles. In Portland, ME we get Whoopie pies, Hershey we get chocolate ( obvious).

Anyway, we will be traveling to Boston in the near future, and I'd love to know what is something that is typical, or 'the best when found in Boston" to eat, and take home with us ( and make it a tradition, just like the others).

Only challenge to this request, is that we are vegetarians ( which is why I didnt list NY Deli, or Philly Cheese steak..)

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Old 08-21-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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Baked beans.

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:02 AM   #3
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Hi Larry, it's nice to see you at DC again! I will be going to Boston soon also so I'm really interested in this request. We are not vegetarians however, so I hope you don't mind if I tag along here, and ask for seafood recommendations also.

Off the top of my head, I think of Boston Cream Pie and Parker House rolls.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:19 AM   #4
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A nice cup of tea
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:32 AM   #5
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The Durgin Park Restaurant - Baked Beans

The Parker House Hotel - Parker house rolls
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:27 AM   #6
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Brown bread.

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Old 08-22-2011, 06:52 AM   #7
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My parents are from New England and would say what a couple have, baked beans and brown bread. The brown bread actually comes in a can, and you take it home and steam it, so it is a good "taker-homer".
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:11 AM   #8
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Don't forget Boston Style Chili, and also, get some New England Boiled Dinner. Boston has good Sourdough as well, or so I've heard. Oh, and for seafood, Boston Bluefish is tops.

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Old 08-22-2011, 08:59 AM   #9
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Boston Cream Pie! Boston Baked Beans, Parker House Rolls (from the Parker House Hotel).

Lobster, Fried Clams.

I've never seen "Boston Bluefish". It's a dated reference to pollack. Real bluefish is a treat.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:16 AM   #10
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Traditional Boston Baked Beans contain pork.

Before I lived there, I used to bring back maple sugar candies.

There's a famous bakery in the North End -- Modern Pastry -- that makes torrone so good that visiting Italians send it home to Italy. You might like to try that!


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