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20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
Donut lovers from all over the city have embraced this new addition to the breakfast scene. We Bostonians do love our baked goods! Handcrafted in Somerville, the shop is open Thursday thru Sunday from 9 am to sell out. Some days that happens...
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314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
French toast with fresh strawberries—the picture from South End Buttery explains itself! Great brunch location. *Tip, they also have an amazing deli, so stop in to pack the perfect picnic. Self-described as "an eclectic combination of fresh...
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83 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
For a great brunch, head over to Chinatown to experience dim sum that's delicious yet easy on the wallet. For those of you who want an authentic experience of being back in Hong Kong—the servers push the carts around the restaurant, showing you...
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563 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Render Coffee is a great option for any and all who appreciate a carefully crafted cup of java. Located within walking distance of Copley Square on Columbus Ave, Render offers a variety of specialty coffees (including Counter Culture), boasts...
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853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
There's a reason chef Tony Maws has developed a cult following at Craigie on Main. For years, the cozy restaurant has been turning out beautiful food in a space that feels like it might be your friend's dining room. Its commitment to regional,...
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1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Pick any meal of the day and you can have your farm to table experience at Henrietta's Table in the Charles Hotel. Chef Davis is a Boston native with strong ties to the local farming and fishing community. His menu reflects the New England...
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1166 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
I love walking into a restaurant and being able to feel its vibe from the moment you enter. Puritan is sparkling, open and crisp. The menu reflects that spirit with traditional New England fare, prepared in a contemporary way. No gimmicks, just...
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318 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
If you recognize the name, you might have been one of the lucky recipients of the infamous "nut boxes" this spot is known for. Tatte's second location in Kendall Square {the other is in Brookline} serves other worldly breads and pastries along...
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02118, 480 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
A very cozy spot in Boston's South End, Petit Robert Bistro is a good place to go if you want to have a "dinner in Paris" feel. They have a light-up Eiffel Tower outside their door to welcome guests (and a menu to match), as well as two other...
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553 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hamersley's Bistro, operated by Gordon and Fiona Hamersley for more than 20 years, is a perennial favorite. The menu is features modern plays on standard bistro fare, as well as traditional bites, that change with the seasons. As if that weren't...
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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Toro, located in Boston's South End district, is a little slice of Barcelona in the Northeast. The menu is based on small plates (tapas), and while the ingredients are regionally sourced, the wine list is all Spanish, giving Toro a nice mixture of...
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560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Located in a wonderful old warehouse building in South End, this French brasserie has tiled walls, globe lamps, and streetlights, as well as a great vibe. Check it out for brunch, as I did! Our wonderful server insisted we try the deep-fried,...
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9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
A tasting-menu tour de force in intimate surrounds is the promise fulfilled by Journeyman, the much-sought-after Somerville restaurant from Tse Wei Lim and Diana Kudayarova. Consider the smell of woodsmoke an amuse-nez hinting at the nine to 11...
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1 Faneuil Hall Market PL, Boston, MA 02109, USA
One of my all-time favorite crabs, and I'm obliged to them for their contribution—the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy their deliciousness. Only available in appropriate season, and with only lemon, clarified butter and a little loving work...
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134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
The North End of Boston is the oldest residential area in the city, a small neighborhood inhabited since the 1630's. It's an understatement to say it's loaded with character, and no other spot in Beantown will transport you to another world as...
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88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boston is celebrated for its seafood and the Barking Crab, located along the Fort Point Channel, is one the best paces to grab a lobster while experiencing the waterfront. Not a typical Boston seafood restaurant, The Barking Crab is "funky" casual...
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12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Flour is the kind of Boston bakery worth a visit—or two. While they're famed for sticky buns, it's not their sweetly glazed, pecan covered pastries that keep residents coming back. It's their on-site homestyle baking that makes every crust, bread,...
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2 Pleasant St, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Like to have a meal with historic spirits? Visit the oldest tavern in MA. and one of the most historic watering holes in America. First erected in 1780 in Charlestown, George Washington dropped in for refreshments and Paul Revere counted it among...
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The Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina is beautiful. Still a working port, the shipyard is home to many a gorgeous boat. I have to say that I am also partial to KO Catering and Pies—a little slice of home in Boston, serving Aussie goodies like...
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
My Thai is an all-vegan Boston restaurant with spatially connected seats in the common area. The wait staff are gracious and the food has no heart-clogging cholesterol. A perfect place to eat and recharge.
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206 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
It's an awesome place to just sample all the different local foods. lots to choose that' s for sure!
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93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Brick oven classics come out of the kitchen in this North End mainstay. The traditional beehive shaped, wood burning oven makes great thin crusted pizza with all the traditional toppings. Mushroom and artichoke just happens to be my favorite....
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20 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Momogoose had to be one of the first food trucks around. Founded in 1989 by MIT alums, it's only natural they would take a scientific approach to cooking. Their barbecued tofu is just the way I like it: chewy, moist and very meatlike with...
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Chinatown, Boston, MA, USA
After spending a day walking around Boston--eating yum cha in Chinatown, going to the Institute of Contemporary Art, navigating through a pop-up street market--we decided we were a little peckish. As soon as we exited the arches designating...
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1 Financial Ctr, Boston, MA 02111, USA
An unexpected burst of color in Boston, directly across from the main entrance to South Station! For two summers now, it's been impossible to miss when you take in Dewey Square... from pretty much any angle. In 2013, what first grabbed the eye was...
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375 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
With names like Falling in Love, Pretty Eyes, We Work Well Together and Call Me Flower, this is definitely a feel good food truck. Luckily the sandwiches live up to their complimentary hang tags. Our apple, honey and goat cheese grilled sandwich...
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278 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
I really like clever. With names like Storming of the Basil, Kale'n It and the Revolution, this food truck makes the grade. The Affectation was a home run with bacon, arugula, goat cheese and a fig reduction. Who says I don't eat meat anymore?...
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Waltham, MA, USA
Kefi's Kitchen is a food truck that offers yummy selections with a Middle Eastern twist. Tunisian tuna, chopped Middle Eastern Salad and falafel are a few of the tasty lunches made with the freshest of ingredients. Soups are seasonal, depending on...
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Clover's mantra-to make simple food you love that is fresh, local and whenever possible organic has been winning fans since they first opened. 5 locations and growing, with an ever expanding fleet of food trucks serving the Boston area they pride...
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655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Mei Mei (meaning “little sister” in Chinese), is the product of three siblings who share a passion for bringing good food to the hungry masses—literally, in a food truck. They fuse the Asian cuisine of their childhood with some modern flair and...
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306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
By Sunday, it was time for some serious day-drinking at Harpoon Brewery. For like 5 bucks, you go on a short tour with one of the cool guides through their brewing process. The facility is remarkably small. Highlights? The near-continuous jabs the...
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348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
The Ft. Point Channel neighborhood has undergone a renaissance of late, and Barbara Lynch's bar Drink is a fun addition to the scene. Arrive at the modern basement space and you're fate is left in the hands of the bartenders. Talk about your...
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348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
If you come to Sportello for a quick meal you'll undoubtedly linger over a glass of wine. Hand-selected to compliment each dish, their wine list is artisan-focused and reasonably priced. What's more, the modern space is warmed by their Italian...
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215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Drinks in the old Charles St. Jail? Kudos to whoever dreamed up the idea to create Alibi in the former "drunk tank" for the City of Boston, a building with a storied past. Set in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, the original floors and brick walls...
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271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
This Back Bay spot is one of my favorites. I would definitely recommend going here for the ambiance; i's a great date-night spot, or a place to grab a few drinks on the weekends. The decor includes black damask, printed walls, with red accent...
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270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
The chic, waterfront location of Legal Harborside will remind you of a beautiful yacht. Three floors offer the best of seafood, each in a distinct venue. The first floor is open and pays homage to Legal's casual beginnings. The market area will...
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257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
There are two well-known pastry shops within about a block of each other in Boston's historic North End: Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry. The two are engaged in a constant battle for supremacy, and any good Bostonian has a strong opinion in favor...
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83 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Georgetown Cupcake is famous from the TLC reality show "DC Cupcakes," but the cupcakes themselves are amazing! They are some of the best cupcakes I have had, and I visited the store twice during my visit. It's located on trendy Newbury St., which...
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52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, {additional location in Boston proper} this inviting cafe is guaranteed to take the chill off winter. The mulled cider is wonderful, but drinking chocolate, especially the dark variety, is a rich, decadent...
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165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
When you've been called "the best coffee in the world" by the likes of NPR and the NY Times, you've got the bar set pretty high. Thinking Cup does justice to those beans, and is a really great spot to get your morning or afternoon fix. Their cafe...
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24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
Love history? Then don't miss at least part of The Freedom Trail. Two and a half miles of 16 sites steeped in history make up Boston's version of the 'Yellow Brick Road.' This time, the brown bricks start at the Boston Common, and lead you on a...
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700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
I fell in love with the Boston's Central Library on my first visit, and have returned to its gorgeous stairs, painted walls, changing art shows, and literature finds at least once on every trip here. I could happily spend a few hours here,...
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206 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
The Trinity Church in Boston located in the back bay area. This is a historical landmark of America, worth a visit if you are into architecture. Check out the court yard at the back as well. ***Update*** Another reason for you to check out the...
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4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Sure, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market make up the most touristy part of Boston, complete with street performers, a light show, and the obligatory Yankee Candle store and Cheers restaurant; we nonetheless defy you to stay away. This part of the ...
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370 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Walking through the narrow streets of Boston's North End might have you thinking about a delicious Italian meal. Take the time, however to explore the area on Hanover Street where the surrounding brick buildings suddenly give way to a park where...
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Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Passing through the Egyptian-style granite gateway of the Old Granary Burying Ground one is instantly transported back in time to Colonial Boston, a place where cows roamed the streets and patriots abounded on every corner. This is perhaps one of...
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200 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Take a deep breath and be prepared, for you are about to journey to the center of the earth—without ever having to leave Boston. Located on Massachusetts Ave in Boston's historic Back Bay, this beautiful globe is one of a kind. Chester Lindsay...
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Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
A trip to Boston, especially the first time, would be incomplete without a short walk across the Charlestown Bridge to the Navy Yard. Not only is the surrounding neighborhood filled with lovely colonial houses encircling the magnificent Bunker...
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10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Located on Beacon Street the Boston Athenaeum is the perfect blend of beauty, history and intellect. Behind its somewhat austere entrance lies a delicate world where art and literature coalesce and the ghosts of Boston's literary luminaries reign....
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Monument Sq, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
A horrid thought, but this is the spot where that famous cry originated in 1775 at the Battle of Bunker Hill. If you dare, climb the 294 stairs of local granite, where you'll be rewarded at the top of the obelisk with a spectacular view of the...
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58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
King's Chapel, Boston's first Anglican church dates back to 1688, and has the oldest American pulpit still in use today. The bell that rings every Sunday calling worshipers to the still active church was recast by Paul Revere who claimed it was...
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5226, 1132 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Honey lovers rejoice, this Cambridge store is devoted to all things dripping with sweet goodness from the hive. Its owner travels the world to bring the finest of ethically sourced and sustainable bee inspired products. Lavendar honey anyone?...
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185 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Visiting Beyt Design in Cambridge was inspirational. Their award winning social enterprise uses architectural salvage from conflict zones in the Near East destroyed by violence and up cycles them into one of a kind home decor. Tiles from 18th...
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561 Windsor St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
As soon as you walk in the door at the Taza factory in Somerville, you are hit with a chocolate aroma that will tell you you're in for a treat. Here, they craft stone ground chocolate unlike any you've tasted before. It's rustic, delicious, and so...
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244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
For over 30 years, Fromaggio Kitchen has been a Boston institution. Here you can shop for artisan products from all corners of the globe. The owners crowded travel schedule has them taste testing in unusual places and bringing their high quality...
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Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
While your grades might not get you admitted, anyone can take a walk in Harvard Yard. You can't leave Cambridge without having a look-see at the oldest institution of higher learning in the country. The campus shouts quintessential New England,...
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0 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
This award winning spot, with several outposts around the city, bakes cupcakes from scratch daily. Using only the finest ingredients, you'll find seasonal specialties and confections of just the right size to satisfy your sweet tooth craving.
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5 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Black Ink is a shop focused on presenting good design in all of it's many forms. You'll spend time perusing all these items you never knew you needed, and leave with gifts for just about anyone on your list. Their selection of cards is clever and...
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350 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Marimekko is a Finnish textile company known for the unusual prints and colors featured in its fabrics. The designs have an interesting twist, and the array of fabrics is used to make captivating clothing and home decor pieces. This store, one of...
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26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
I get so excited when I visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History. It has so many diverse displays that there is something of interest for everyone. Drawn from specimens of Harvard's 3 research museums, it covers the categories of animal,...
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1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The bookstore with history on the Mass. Ave in Cambridge offers the so called "Book on demand" service, which is fascinating to a book lover like me. What it is about: An Excerpt from their site says: "With our books on demand service, our...
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1771 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Long before fair trade was a part of our vocabulary, Nomad was serving up an eclectic mix of folk art, home furnishings and ethnic jewelry from around the world. The boutique's support of Made in America clothing is evident in the well edited...
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1326 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Clover's mantra-to make simple food you love that is fresh, local and whenever possible organic has been winning fans since they first opened. 5 locations and growing, with an ever expanding fleet of food trucks serving the Boston area they pride...
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32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The new Renzo Piano designed Harvard Art Museums is so dynamic and state of the art it will take your breath away. Housing an extensive collection that combines the Fogg, the Bush-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler under one roof, it's a...
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249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
Sarma is modeled after the meyhanes of Turkey, serving a menu of small plates or mezes that are designed to be shared like the tapas of Spain. The unusual cocktail selections pair perfectly with variety of dishes spiced with Mediterranean and...
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Sankt Hans Torv 3, 2200 København, Denmark
Situated right on Sankt Hans Torv in southern Norrebro this little cafe has a cozy interior that embodies the warmth and charm of Danish hygge. With decent coffee, chai, tree, beer, and soy options available for those who are lactose intolerant,...
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Griffenfeldsgade 7, 2200 København, Denmark
If kebabs and pizza aren't cutting it for you, consider hitting up Maed Ethipian for their lunch special. Open for lunch and dinner, this small place has reasonable prices and a decent assortment of dishes. The owner/operator and his wife are...
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Rømersgade 18, 1360 København, Denmark
If you're on the hunt for semi-reasonably priced, quasi-fancy smørrebrød around the city center Hallernes' is a popular option. With a small stand in the modern and hip Torvehallerne shopping center, they prepare a mixture of traditional and more...
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Banegårdspladsen 7, 1570 København, Denmark
Doesn't October look great on Copenhagen? The shoulder season has it's perks. My 28th country had a few firsts. The most important one for me was seeing the Baltic Sea. I love it's coldness and roughness. The vikings were really tough and...
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Øster Farimagsgade 10, 2100 København, Denmark
A visit to Denmark must include trying the country's famous, impossible-to-pronounce open-faced sandwich, smørrebrød (I'm fairly certain that only native Danish speakers can pronounce it properly -"SMUHR-bruth"). Smørrebrød translates to "buttered...
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Kongens Nytorv 34, 1050 København, Denmark
This small no-frills shop has excellent sandwiches, bagels, and salad for sale at extremely reasonable prices. Their chicken sandwiches are always overflowing with well marinated chicken and richly flavored greens. Eat in, or grab it to go and...
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Frederiksborggade 21, 1362 København, Denmark
Foodies, rejoice. Torvehallerne is a one-stop shop for several meals, snacks, and gourmet groceries or gastronomical gifts. It's an airy, light-filled building with all kinds of purveyors, from fantastic coffee shops, chefs cooking fresh pasta and...
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Ryesgade 3, 2200 København, Denmark
Beer aficionados, listen up. I'd be willing to bet that your ale-induced reveries often took you to a place almost too good to be true, where the homemade beers not only rocked your socks but also your taste buds with a mouth-watering, upscale...
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Kultorvet 5, 1175 København, Denmark
The Hvide Lam has been where it is forever. A tiny bar, it often has live jazz on evenings with crusty old performers playing the classics. Out of all the jazz bars in Copenhagen, this is my favorite. In part, because it's not so much a jazz bar...
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Fælledvej 11, 2200 København, Denmark
Smørrebrød comes in a plethora of different flavors, styles, and price ranges. One of my favorites is the budget smørrebrød from Rita's, in which thin slices of Danish rye bread are covered with toppings like pork or beef meatballs, roasted calf...
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Nørrebrogade 31, 2200 København, Denmark
While Nørrebrogade is famous for its kebab and pizza restaurants one of the best in southern Nørrebro is La Centrale. They not only serve fresh kebab and pizza, but also have a wide assortment of different foods including vegetarian friendly...