Best Restaurants in East Boston – For English Students in Homestays

As a resident of East Boston, Molly, our Homestay Coordinator, has been exploring my way through the dozens of restaurants sprinkled throughout Eastie, and was astounded at all the options – Who knew so many diverse restaurants were available just across the river from EC Boston?! For students living in Winthrop or Revere, get off at Maverick or Airport on your way home for a taste of something different! For all other EC students, take a quick trip on the weekend or after class to find some great eats that won’t leave your wallet empty. Santarpio’s (East Boston) 111 Chelsea St Boston, MA 02128 Phone number(617) 567-9871 Why it’s great: With a casual atmosphere and a quick walk from Airport station, this is – according to many blogs, and Zagat – the best pizza in Boston. The only two items on their menu is pizza and grilled meat, what more could you ask for? CASH ONLY Angela’s Café 131 Lexington St Boston, MA 02128 Phone number(617) 567-4972 Why it’s great: A friendly and casual atmosphere filled with locals, Angela’s serves some of the best Mexican in East Boston. They also have a killer breakfast menu. Don’t leave without trying the Chilaquiles. KO Pies at the Shipyard 256 Marginal St Boston, MA 02128 Phone number(617) 418-5234 Why it’s great: This Australian meat pie restaurants is truly a hidden gem. Located on the harbor directly across from the city, the restaurant offers views of the whole city of Boston. The beer option is great, but KO Pies is most easily enjoyable during the summer, when you can sit outside on a picnic bench and enjoy the hot, flaky and flavorful goodness that is a KO Pie. New Saigon 985 Bennington St Boston, MA 02128 Phone number(617) 561-6500 Why … Read more

Study English in Boston and live in the North End!

Are you living in EC’s North End apartments? Not only are they a quick 10-minute walk from school, but they are also in the heart of Boston near some great attractions! Here are some suggestions of what to do during your stay: Go to TD Garden TD Garden is a short walk from the North End in the heart of Boston. Not only is it a great venue for concerts by top artists like Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry, but it also hosts basketball games for the Boston Celtics and hockey games for the Boston Bruins. Eat at La Galleria 33 Food lovers and realitytelevision show fans alike will love the Italian restaurant La Galleria 33. Featured in an episode of famous chef Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, this family-owned eatery is filled with delicious options! Formerly struggling to succeed, La Galleria 33 now boasts a charming atmosphere in addition to a wonderful menu! …and then have dessert on Hanover Street! The North End, Boston’s famed Italian district, is home to numerous restaurants and bakeries, but perhaps none are as well-known as Mike’s Pastry, home to delicious canolis! Visit Old North Church How can you visit Boston without learning about the history? Old North Church, along with several other landmarks such as Faneuil Hall and Bunker Hill, is located along Boston’s Freedom Trail. Follow the trail through the city to learn about Boston’s fight for freedom during the American Revolution in the 1700s!   Study English in Boston