Authentic Italian Lunch within Walking Distance from EC Boston!

Have you been looking for a great new lunch spot? Is your stomach begging for something different? The gourmet food offerings of the North End are exactly what you need! One of my favorite neighborhoods of Boston is the lovely historic North End which is fortunately only a quick walk away from EC Boston!  It’s also home to one of EC Boston’s student residences! The other day I was lucky enough to take my lunch break in the North End and had such trouble trying to decide on just one place to get my lunch. The North End is a quaint little part of Boston full of charming cobblestoned streets and a plethora of Italian restaurants, bakeries and eateries as well as many historical landmarks of Boston. Every street is lined with a multitude of dining choices that are all as delicious as the next. It is the perfect place to grab dinner or lunch and finding a great place for dessert is never a problem! I was overwhelmed by my lunchtime choices and just absolutely torn between a traditional sandwich from J.Pace & Sons, something more adventurous from Volle Nolle or even a delectable little treat from Mike’s Pastry. I finally was enticed by J. Pace and Sons, a combined sandwich shop and small store that also has a full deli and a wide variety of Italian specialties and groceries that are perfect for any special Spaghetti dinner. In the Spring and Summer there are patio tables just outside with a front row view of the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway. They have a case full of fresh salads, pies, and premade sandwiches as well as the option for you to create your own custom sub. I went with a classic grilled chicken on Italian bread with pesto, provolone, lettuce … Read more

Discovering Boston’s Many Neighborhoods – The North End, “Little Italy”

Boston is known for its many different and distinct neighborhoods. One of its most famous and oldest neighborhood’s in Boston is the North End, also known as “Little Italy”. Boston’s North End is the oldest part of Boston and includes famous landmarks such as the Old North Church, Hanover Street, Paul Revere’s house, the Skinny House, and the Freedom Trail just to name a few! The North End is also known as “Little Italy” because of all the authentic Italian cafes and resteraunts that line Hanover Street as well as the festivals that happen every summer. Some of the famous places to eat is the original Pizzaria Regina, Caffe Vitoria, and Mikes Pastries. You can access the North End from the Haymarket T and bus stops.