Boston Public Market
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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About
The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace featuring 35 New England artisans and food producers housed under one roof offering fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items. Residents and visitors alike can find seasonal, locally sourced food from Massachusetts and New England, including fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, seafood, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, and prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • Haymarket • 1 min walk
  • Government Center • 4 min walk
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4.5
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Excellent
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Very good
159
Average
36
Poor
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Terrible
5

William J
Portsmouth, UK365 contributions
Jun 2022
We stayed at the Boxer hotel which was in easy walking distance to the Boston Public Market meaning we stopped by a few times. We ate and/or drank from the Popover Lady, the Bagel Guild, Beantown Pastrami, George Howell Coffee and Union Square Donuts. Our favourites (from the vendors we tried) were the Bagel Guild and the Beantown Pastrami. The offerings at the Market might seem a little pricey - but overall the pricing seemed in line with anywhere we ate in Boston. Some of the vendors operate at different timings; so we were a little disappointed to try and get a donut one evening but they were closed by then - it just meant we had to come back another time!
Written June 26, 2022
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Shanelle
Santa Monica, CA2,477 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Indoor local marketplace with a variety of food options and goods. Stopped by here for lunch on a Saturday while I was going through the Freedom Trail and heard good things about the market. I grabbed a cup of clam chowder at Red’s Seafood ($5 for the cup, $8 for the bowl) and took my food to one of the open seating tables. For those with kids, there is a kids only section with tables reserved for the caretakers. There’s are two sets of bathrooms in the building, and free WiFi. There’s also water fountains with a water refill station, although the one I went to was really slow to dispense. There was a good amount of people in the afternoon considering it was a late time for lunch, but it wasn’t overwhelming. It reminds me of a cleaner, albeit smaller version of LA’s Grand Central Market. Overall it’s a good spot to grab some food, do some light shopping, or even just wander for a bit while you’re in Boston.
Written February 20, 2020
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Natalieb06
59 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great for any foodies out there. Wouldn't say you'd need to pay the extra for a food tour. You can easily walk around and sample any of the foods from vendors, they openly offer for you to try things!

If you have a mixed group or even are just looking for authentic variety of food that is good quality but you're not paying an arm and a leg. This is the place to go. We tried the thai, they have a decent noodle soup ( cater for gf, for any coeliacs) there is also a great vegan place to grab a dessert, main or smoothie from and a macaroons vendor which are pretty good! Literally something for everyone and great if you want to buy any tourist foodie gifts like maple syrup, nuts, apple doughnuts, jams, chocolate etc. We visited twice in our 5 day trip.
Written February 18, 2020
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startwiththeendinmin
Calgary, Canada232 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Food is very expensive and only Ok. Seating options are poor so difficult to understand how they can charge what they do.

I recommend moving away from this area to eat. There are plent of great places 30% cheaper
Written August 4, 2022
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Dragonz Fyre
Brandenburg, KY49 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Sadly many of the shops were not open on the day we visited. Hence the 3-star. There was a variety of unique food vendors, and artisans located there….when open I’m sure they do lots of business. The reclaimed MA trees vender, and the reclaimed rocks vendor were both closed but the items looked beautiful. We did buy a local bottle of wildflowers honey Meade though.
Written August 30, 2022
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Barry N
Coventry, RI3,448 contributions
Jun 2021
this is a true farmers market.not fancy but the produce and flowers are fresh and at good prices. Parking is a bit iffy but you can manage or you may haave to get in a lot which can be a bit expensive but your car will be safe. You can also walk from here to many places you want to see. Like the North End or Little Italy. Great restaurants are located here and pizza and also bakery's. They are really great. Pizza Regina is the one place I always go and a few small deli like places make outstanding grinder sandwiches (hero's) Paul Reveres house is on the way. I suggest going and looking but do not waste your money on going inside. no pictues allowed and very dark.
to me it was not worth it. /But the farmers market is great if you can bring stuff home.]
If not do what I do. /buy your wife or girl friend a small bunch of flowers. I have even done that with my one daughter when she was young and traveled with dad
I am giving time for both the market and the North End.
Written July 17, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia15,388 contributions
Apr 2022
Boston public market caters more for fresh products - meats, vegetables, fruits,....but one can also find prepared food. It's rather small, sellers have their stalls outside also.
However, I liked much more the nearby Quincy Market which is bigger with amazing array of foods.
Written June 1, 2022
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theuncle2018
Scottsdale, AZ218 contributions
Jul 2022
Much better than Faneuil Hall for a place to eat lunch. Its maybe half a block away but air conditioned with places to actually sit and eat your meal. There are maybe a dozen or two restaurants and also some other vendors. There is a farmer's market outside in the street. Its expensive but way less crowded. I had a mediocre sandwich at the Bagel Guild. Again, we weren't really here to have a good meal, just a place to stop, use bathrooms, sit in air conditioning and have some fast food type meals. There are lots of different vendors, so everyone can find something nice to eat. They had a worker who went around cleaning up the tables so its much less dirty than a food court.
Written August 5, 2022
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
Apr 2021
I found this to be an average food market, nothing fancy about it other than it being located in the middle of a nice city.
Parking is non-existent and the food and produce variety wasn't all that.
It's a nice spot to walk around but I wouldn't make a detour to visit it. It was just "ok"
Written April 8, 2021
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Margaret M
Waterford, United States10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
We used to love this place. Apparently the pandemic has gutted it. Only 50% of the booths were being used, and of those, only half had someone actually working. I had a gift card and could barely find anything to use it on. That said, Union Donuts and the popover place are always worth a visit.
Written November 14, 2022
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