Welcome back to the second edition of What’s On My Plate! This time, we’re switching things up a bit, and I’m coming at you with a special travel edition.
In the What’s On My Plate posts, I share a glimpse into what an average day of eating looks like for me. I personally love hearing what other people eat, and I’m always looking for inspiration for new meal ideas. I hope these posts help you in that way as well!
My Recent Trip to Boston
Last week, I took a quick trip up to Boston on my days off work. One of my friends is going to school at Tufts, so I wanted to go visit her and explore around the city for a bit. I took the train up there after work on Tuesday night, and I came back Thursday afternoon. Though it was a quick trip, I really enjoyed it, and it was great catching up with her.
I’ve been to Boston dozens of times before, but I always love exploring around the city. I love the historic buildings, the cobblestone streets, and all the New England vibes. Personally, I truly believe New England is the most beautiful area in the U.S. by far!
I stayed with my friend at her place in East Somerville, and I spent most of the day exploring around downtown. Walking through Chinatown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the North End, I walked over 28,000 steps in one day.
For this What I Eat in a Day, I thought I would walk you through what I ate on my first day (and my only full day) in Boston. Since I was out of town, I exclusively ate out, so it was definitely a change of pace from what I normally eat.
I’m not going to lie—I was really excited to visit Boston in October because all the autumn vibes.
That morning, I woke up early and went on a three-mile run from East Somerville to Cambridge. I’ve always been in love with Cambridge and Harvard Square, and I knew I wanted to explore around there during my trip. Along the way, I passed lots of beautiful trees, though it definitely wasn’t quite peak fall foliage season yet.
For breakfast, I ended up stopping at Tatte Bakery & Cafe in Cambridge. They have several locations throughout Boston, and I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in town!
I decided to try the pistachio croissant and their house latte, which has honey, cardamom, and some other spices. I walked down to the Charles River and sat down to eat, watching the rowers go by.
Next time I’m in Boston, I want to try some of their savory breakfast options. It also seems like a great place to sit and do some work, so I’ll have to keep that in mind as well!
For lunch, I met my friend in Chinatown on her break from classes for the day. We decided to check out Pho Pasteur, and we beat the lunch rush by minutes. It gets so, so busy there during lunch, so definitely keep that in mind if checking it out!
Because it was so busy, the service wasn’t great, but the prices were pretty affordable. We split the spring rolls to start, and I got the grilled pork with fried rice as my main dish. For the price, the portion size was huge, so you could definitely split it into two meals and have the rest later.
After lunch, I walked around Beacon Hill for a while, just admiring all the beautiful townhomes. Beacon Hill has always been my favorite area in Boston, and I love just strolling through there when I can.
As a side note, if you’re into photography, I highly recommend checking out brianmcw’s Instagram account for gorgeous shots of Boston and Beacon Hill.
Afterwards, I did some shopping on Newbury Street for a bit, then stopped into Starbucks to do some blog work. At this point, my legs were absolutely exhausted, and all I wanted was to sit down for a bit.
Don’t judge, but I decided to order the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. I can’t stop getting it! I know it’s not the healthiest option, but it is so freaking delicious. One of these days, I’ll get over my addiction. Maybe.
Once my friend wrapped up her classes for the day, we met up to go to dinner. She had been wanting to check out Neptune Oyster for a while, and I’m always down for some good seafood.
Even though it was a Wednesday, the wait for dinner there was over an hour long, so we walked around the North End for a bit. Though it probably wasn’t the best decision before dinner, we popped into Mike’s Pastry to split a chocolate chip cannoli. I’m not the biggest cannoli fan, but I have to admit this one was pretty good! They also had lots of unique flavors, such as amaretto and pecan caramel.
Once we finally got off the wait list at Neptune Oyster, we sat down to eat. We split the clam chowder to start, then we shared the lobster roll and the scallops. Everything was absolutely delicious, and I loved the ambience in the restaurant. I can’t imagine what the wait times would be like on a weekend, but it makes sense given how small the restaurant is.
Check Out the Video!
In case you’re hungry for more, I actually made a Youtube video for this day, showing what I got up to and the places I ate at. Make sure to check it out below, and subscribe to my channel on Youtube to keep up with future videos!
What’s On Your Plate?
That’s it for this travel edition of What’s On My Plate! Now, I want to know: what have you been eating lately? I’d love to hear some recipes that you’ve really been enjoying. Let me know in the comments below!