A Feast for the History Books at Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall

14 Nov

My lovely family was in Boston this weekend to visit me, so we made all the designated tourist stops, including Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall. Boston’s first public market, Faneuil Hall was built in 1742, and quickly became a gathering place for America’s patriots, like Sam Adams.

The second floor, inside Quincy Market.

By 1822 the downtown commercial demand grew beyond the capacity Faneuil Hall, so Quincy Market was built in order to exand shop space. Today, it still functions as an indoor pavilion of vendor stalls, where over 19 restaurants–plenty of fast food and some upscale spots–are represented. We found some great nibbles (many at Boston Chowda Co.–check them out) to sustain us before we embarked out on the Freedom Trail. If you’re visiting Boston, it’s definitely a must-do.

 

A Heaping Lobster Roll from Boston Chowda Co.

Creamy Clam Chowder in a bread bowl from Boston Chowda Co.

Rich Lobster Bisque from Boston Chowda Co. Perfect for a crisp fall day.

Surprisingly Delicious, with a really tangy, briney home-made tartar sauce. You've got to try these Fried Oysters from the Fisherman's Net Stall.

Tender, Sweet Diver Scallops wrapped in Smokey Bacon with Roasted Cherry Tomato, and Fries--YUM!

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4 Responses to “A Feast for the History Books at Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall”

  1. Finnegan November 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    I would love to recreate all of those – talk about some great fall comfort food. I know you said a must see for any tourist, but I believe you also have your finger on the lesser known finds of Bean town – any hidden gems?

    Finnegan

    • goodtaste November 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

      Hmmm, hard to point to just one place, but one restaurant off the beaten path I took my family to was The Elephant Walk, which serves delicious (and reasonably priced) French-Cambodian fusion food. Next time you’re in Boston, check them out!

  2. Holly November 17, 2010 at 4:08 am #

    OMG! These dishes look sooo good! I love the Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall.My favorites from what you posted are the Creamy Clam Chowder in a bread bowl Tender and the Sweet Diver Scallops wrapped in Smokey Bacon with Roasted Cherry Tomato, and Fries. I’m gonna try to make them at home 🙂

    • goodtaste November 21, 2010 at 1:03 am #

      I know! Have you had a chance to visit Quincy Market? If not, you should go next time you’re in Boston! Thanks for stopping by Good Taste!

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