Best of Neighborhood

Summer Itinerary: Boston's South End

Get to know the South End this summer.

  • South End Open Market @ SoWa
    • Farmers Market
    • South End
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    On Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM, May through October, three blocks along Harrison Avenue turn into an open-air fair that includes an art market with vintage and antique finds, a farmer’s market and a food truck court.

  • B&G Oysters
    • Seafood
    • South End
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    $54

    A stonewalled patio decorated with string lights sets the outdoor scene at this Seafooder whose menu includes more than 12 types of East and West Coast oysters, lobster rolls, fried clams and other New England seafood fare.

  • Siena Farms South End
    • Gourmet Grocery Store
    • South End
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    Those who enjoy locally sourced ingredients should head to this gourmet store to find hand-picked produce and flowers from Siena Farms, a 70-acre market farm 25 miles west of Boston. 

  • South End Buttery
    • American
    • South End
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    $27

    Meet for brunch or dinner on the patio of this New American neighborhood spot. If you’re just passing by, stop by the ground-floor bakery for cookies, cupcakes and seasonal tarts.

  • Olives & Grace
    • Gift Shop
    • South End
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    This Tremont street boutique sells goods made by emerging artists, gift producers and small-batch food makers from across the country. In addition to its artisanal inventory, it also hosts workshops and tastings.

  • Stella Restaurant
    • Italian
    • South End
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    $49

    Fair weather dining calls for sidewalk seating at this South End Italian that serves seasonal dishes for brunch, dinner and late-night meals.

  • Cinquecento Roman Trattoria
    • Italian
    • South End
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    Head to the 60-seat patio and choose from an extensive list of Roman trattoria-style brunch and dinner dishes. Don’t forget to order a handcrafted house cocktail.

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