Healthy Food, Places to Get Outside, and the Best Gyms in the Seaport
Use our healthy neighborhood guide to find the best gyms in the Seaport, plus healthy food and places to get outside, including Soul Cycle, Tatte Bakery, and more.
The Seaport is now the place to be when it comes to wellness, and there seems to be something new popping up every single day. Whether it’s a new restaurant, workout space, or retailer, everything is headed to the Seaport, and those lucky enough to live there are reaping all the benefits of the shiny enclave. Although we might get many new places to work out and eat in the next few months (because truly, it’s hard to keep up with the growth in that area), here are our picks for the best healthy food, places to get outside, and gyms in the Seaport (with a few Fort Point options thrown in, as well).
Where to Work Out
EverybodyFights: This franchise, the brainchild of George Foreman III, offers a complete fighters’ training plan. Each of the five classes offered focuses on a different aspect of traditional boxing training. For instance, there’s a bootcamp-style class called “Train” that focuses on strength training movements and some cardio endurance. The “Bags” class is designed around heavy bag work with mitts. Road runners can hit the treadmills for an interval-based running workout and those needing active recovery join a “Flow” class for stretching and core work. And for those seeking a little more technique work, hop into the ring and learn from active boxing coaches and amateur boxers. 15 Channel Center, Boston, everybodyfights.com.
Soul Cycle: Has the opening scene of I Feel Pretty been permanently engraved into your head every time you see Soul Cycle? Yeah, same here. This popular destination, with over 82 studios across the U.S. and Canada, adds a dimension of mindfulness thanks to the energetic instructors. In this 45 minute class, you’ll feel like you’re riding with a pack to one common goal with rhythm-based choreography. Book a bike (shoes are available to rent) and get pedaling. 101 Seaport Blvd., Boston, 617-996-7685, soul-cycle.com.
CorePower Yoga: Whether you’re a newbie on the yoga mat or a seasoned pro, CorePower yoga has an array of classes suited for every level of yogi. They’re most known for their approach to yoga being a little more fitness-forward and challenging, as opposed to relaxing and rejuvenating. Drop in for a Yoga Sculpt class that combines free weights with sequencing and cardio movements from the CorePower Yoga 2 class to intensify each move. You’ll mix squats, lunges, and bicep curls with down dogs and warrior poses for an integrative and sweat-inducing workout. 20 Bond Dr., Boston, 617-925-5570, corepoweryoga.com.
Where to Eat
By Chloe: You definitely don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy the fare at this local fan-favorite vegan chain, born in New York City. They offer everything from salads to burgers and sandwiches, to breakfast options, non-dairy frozen desserts, and even treats for your pup. Try the classic burger made with tempeh, lentils, chia, and walnuts, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, beet ketchup, and special sauce on a potato bun with a side of air baked sweet potato fries. You’ll have to swing by the restaurant multiple times to really figure out what your favorite is on the extensive menu. 107 Seaport Blvd., Boston, 617-845-1055, eatbychloe.com.
Tatte Bakery: Although the gooey monkey bread and cinnamon walnut coffeecake from the display case at Tatte might be hard to resist, there are healthy options at the fast-casual bakery. The chicken pita, stuffed with cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, and green herb dressing, is a perfect pre-workout meal washed down with a matcha latte. They also serve a handful of bountiful salads, such as the Green & Nutty, which has green and red leaf lettuce, baby arugula, apples, black sesame, edamame, dried apricot, roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, topped with goat cheese and orange vinaigrette. 200 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston, 617-765-7600, tattebakery.com.
Bon Me: If you fancy Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches, rice bowls, and noodle salad bowls, this spot, which started as a food truck seven years ago, is your go-to. The menu has many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-friendly options as well, all made with unique twists on original flavors—your healthy food will be anything but boring. Choose from noodle bowls like the K-town Throw Down, which starts with a base of white rice, and is topped with gochujang chicken, hard-boiled egg, kimchi, Chinese broccoli, roasted scallions, roasted sesame oil, and a soy drizzle. Or sample the J.P., which is the vegetarian bahn mi, served with roasted paprika tofu, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, rosemary-walnut spread, and spicy mayo, all stuffed in a toasted baguette. Wash your meal down with spicy ginger lemonade or iced blood orange hibiscus tea. 313 Congress St., Boston, 857-350-4035, squareup.com.
Where to Get Outside
Fan Pier Park and the Seaport Common: Although the Seaport may be filled with more traffic cones and construction barricades than flowers and trees, there are still a few pleasant coves to escape to when you need a little respite from your cubicle. Take a stroll through Fan Pier Park and along the Boston waterfront with views of the Harbor and relish the fresh sea breeze. Or watch the boats and sit in the green space next to the Barking Crab. If you’re looking for something a little closer, the Seaport Common always has some new installation, and definitely a few benches to sit on and get some fresh air. And during the spring and summer months, be sure to catch Seaport Sweat in the Common for free workout classes from Kick It By Eliza and Booty By Brabants. 22 Liberty Dr., Boston, fanpierboston.com. 75 Sleeper St., Boston, bostonseaport.xyz.