Food Trends


Boston Has a Poutine Problem

It’s a cold Wednesday night in April, and I’m sitting at Olde Magoun’s Saloon, a great bar in Somerville, waiting for bad poutine. One by […]


Variations on a Theme: Southern Picnic

A new batch of down-home restaurants is serving up plenty of southern hospitality right here in the Hub.


Boston Gets a New Pickle Fair in June

Long before fermentation was a deliciously ubiquitous trend on Boston-area restaurant menus and artisan grocery shelves, cooks have been using the technique to preserve and […]


Where to Find Cocktail Flights (and More) at Boston Restaurants

Flights—a lineup of three, four, five, or more sample-sized servings—are a requisite feature of winery and brewery tasting rooms. But why put a limit on the […]

Polar Seltzer

Polar Seltzer’s Summer Flavors Inspire Cocktails and Ice Cream

The day Polar Beverages makes its seasonal flavor announcement is a joyful day at the Boston magazine office, year after year. Apparently, we are not […]


Important Boston Tinned Fish Scene Updates

Last summer, tinned fish—typically imported cans of preserved, sometimes seasoned, seafood—emerged as an undeniable trend in Boston, with two hot newcomers, Saltie Girl and Haley.Henry […]


Variations on a Theme: Mediterranean

With a parade of Mediterranean dishes descending on Boston, it’s suddenly chic to eat Greek.

The Juice Union in Somerville made a magical strawberry-açai smoothie

This Somerville Juice Shop Is Making a “Unicorn” Smoothie

When the team at the Juice Union noticed a pink-and-purple pint making the waves on Instagram last week, they did a little research and development. Employee […]


BU Starbucks Barista Rails Against the Unicorn Frappuccino

This Boston University student has had it with the infernal Unicorn Frappuccino. Jaime Bennis, who works as a barista at the Starbucks inside BU’s Questrom School of […]


Trending Ingredient: Charcoal Is the New Black

From cold-pressed juice to artisanal ice cream, culinary-grade activated charcoal is taking local menus to the dark side.


Where to Eat Poké in Boston

Here’s where to find the hot new dish.


Variations on a Theme: Toasts with the Most

Move over, avocado.

Manoa Poke Shop's Ahi Classic bowl

[UPDATE] Somerville Gets Two Poké Stops This Winter

UPDATE, Friday, January 6, 3 p.m.: Manoa Poke Shop is officially open on Saturday, January 7. Check out the debut menu over at Eater Boston. The […]


Think Inside the Box with Gâté Comme des Filles’ Chocolates

Think inside the box this holiday season with Gâté Comme des Filles’ luxe chocolates.


Throwback Thursday: The Local History of Candied Yams

If you’ve ever eaten a vegetable and thought “This would taste better with candy on top,” then you’re probably a sucker for sweet potato casserole, or candied […]