Formaggio Melt at Alcove


Formaggio Melt. Photograph courtesy of Ed Alcove/Tara Orkofsky.

Tucked away on a quiet corner of the city’s eclectic West End, Alcove offers sophisticated grilled cheese sandwiches that pair fontina’s melt-ability with cheddar’s sharp kick. The restaurant also serves fantastic views.

50 Lovejoy Wharf,

Soup Dumplings at Dumpling Cafe


Soup Dumplings. Photograph courtesy of Dumpling Cafe.

This casual restaurant’s namesake dish comes in a variety of flavours and is served piping hot in sets of six. But it’s the soup dumplings (a.k.a. the mini juicy buns) stuffed with pork that really draw the crowds.

695 Washington St.,

Grilled Street Corn at Citrus and Salt


Grilled Street Corn. Photograph courtesy of Citrus & Salt.

Be prepared for the heat: the street corn at this Back Bay eatery is coated in a spicy chipotle mayo and rolled in crushed, Flaming Hot Cheetos. A sprinkling of cotija cheese finishes this spicy dish

142 Berkeley St.,

Meatballs at Tony & Elaine’s


Meatballs. Photograph courtesy of Tony & Elaine’s/All Day Hospitality.

This cosy trattoria in Boston’s North End—the city’s oldest neighbourhood—has a reputation for having the best homemade Italian meatballs. There is a reason this area is also known as Little Italy.

111 North Washington St.,

Smoked Mushroom Reuben at Time Out Market Boston


Smoked Mushroom Reuben. Photograph courtesy of Time Out Market Boston / Eva Sakellarides.

Set in the Fenway neighbourhood, this market is home to Mamaleh’s Delicatessen and its hearty, pressed smoked mushroom Reuben—portobellos and cheese on caraway seeded rye.

401 Park Dr.,

[This story appears in the April 2020 edition of WestJet Magazine.]