Eat Local Guide

These restaurants and cafés prioritize ingredients sourced from our region. They are proud of their links to farmers, fishermen, brewers and vintners and they welcome your questions. Support them and support our local food community.

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Sprigs Restaurant & Bar
5 Strawberry Hill Road

The best of Boston without the drive! Located two miles west of the Concord Rotary, Sprigs serves Chef Gregory Ludlum’s contemporary cuisine and seasonally changing menu in a comfortable antique house. We source produce from our own gardens, and from small, local farms. Warm and attentive service rounds out a wonderful dining experience.



Kitchen on Common 442 Common Street 617.484.4328

Kitchen on Common is a small, casual, family-run restaurant in Cushing Square, belmont, offering great food focusing on fresh local produce. our menu is seasonal and changes often depending on what is available fresh from the farmers market and the local farms that supply us with our produce.  open Monday–Saturday for lunch and dinner.


Vicki Lee’s 105 Trapelo Road 617.489.5007

A leader in the industry for our hand-crafted one-of-a-kind desserts using only the finest and freshest available. We pride ourselves in our commitment to superior quality & consistency. Vicki lee’s invites you to join us in our uber-chic café, serving lunch daily and Sunday brunch. now open 7 days a week featuring prepared foods, full service catering, chef demonstrations and a seasonally changing line of unique artisan giftware. We hope to see you soon! Mention this ad and receive a free “Anzac” cookie.


606 Congress
Located in the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street

Chef Richard Garcia presents 606 Congress, located in the vibrant South Boston Waterfront district and features modern farm cuisine using ingredients from local New England farms and purveyors. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, a communal table, bar and lounge, exhibition kitchen and private dining rooms.


Eastern Standard 528 Commonwealth Avenue 617.532.9100

A true neighborhood brasserie, Eastern Standard serves a classically inspired, seasonally driven, something-for-everyone menu.  The award winning craft cocktail program draws patrons to the bustling bar and canopied outdoor patio overlooking Kenmore Square; the house-made charcuterie, steak frites and raw bar keep them in the handsome dining room well into late-night, before and after the game and for restorative Sunday brunch.  open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Flour 1595 Washington Street 617.267.4300 12 Farnsworth Street 617-338-4333

Our mission at Flour bakery + Café is simple: We are incredibly passionate about sharing the pure pleasure that mouthwatering pastries and foods and warm hospitality can bring into your life.  We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert seven days a week with rotating daily and weekly specials, all made with the freshest ingredients. We love what we do and even more we love sharing it with you. We hope to see you soon!

four burgers
134 Boylston street

A better burger is our promise to you!  We offer grass-fed beef from Northeast Family Farms, wild Alaskan salmon, all-natural turkey and organic vegan black bean burgers to suit your lifestyle and satisfy your burger craving. We make a big deal about what goes into our burgers, but, mostly, we make a bigger deal about what doesn’t go into them.



The Fireplace 1634 Beacon Street 617.975.1900

The Fireplace located in brookline, Massachusetts, is a cosmopolitan new England grill serving food with integrity while celebrating the bounty of the region and its Colonial influences. in addition to being the first Green Certified Restaurant in boston, the restaurant has won numerous awards and mentions including Greenest of them All (Boston Globe 2009).


LiNEaGe 242 Harvard Street 617.232.0065

Located in the heart of Coolidge Corner, linEaGe features modern American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. in our “hook to table” kitchen, seasonally driven ingredients are the focus. An all American wine list and daily printed menus showcase the dedicated fishermen, artisans and growers of new England and beyond.




The Blue Room 1 Kendall Square 617.494.9034

Good + Friendly since 1991. We’ve been committed to excellence, quality and uniqueness in our kitchen, on our wine list and through our service for almost two decades.  If it’s local, home grown, seasonal, mom + pop and tastes good – we’ll make sure to serve it.

Cambridge Brewing Co.
1 Kendall Square

CBC blends a passion for fresh, flavorful beer and imaginative cuisine, since 1989. CBC is a destination for people with discerning palates and a thirst for adventurous and unique beer styles. We work with local farmers and artisan purveyors to enhance your dining experience and further our mission of promoting sustainable restaurant practices.


Craigie on Main 853 Main Street 617.497.5511 Eat out and feel at home!

Chef Tony Maws, James Beard Award winner for Best Chef, NE, pioneered French-inspired “nose-to-tail refined rusticity” with  ”no exceptions”  local, seasonal, & organic or natural ingredients. Food & Wine “Top 100 Bars  in US”; Tasting Menus - USAirways -14 Most Influential Restaurants in US; GQ - #2  of 10 Best New Restaurants in US; Food Network - Best Breakfast in MA; Boston Magazine- 2010 Best Bigtime Chef; Boston Globe “10 Most Influential Restaurants” of the decade.


Flour 190 Massachusetts Avenue 617.225.2525

Our mission at Flour bakery + Café is simple: We are incredibly passionate about sharing the pure pleasure that mouthwatering pastries and foods and warm hospitality can bring into your life. We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert seven days a week with rotating daily and weekly specials, all made with the freshest ingredients.  We love what we do and even more we love sharing it with you. We hope to see you soon!


Four Burgers 704 Massachusetts Ave. 617.441.5444

A better burger is our promise to you!  Our Grass Fed Beef from North East Family Farms, Wild Alaskan Salmon, All Natural Turkey and Organic Vegan Black Bean burgers provide you with choices to suit your lifestyle and quality and flavor to satisfy your burger craving.  We make a big deal about what goes into our burgers, but, mostly, we make a bigger deal about what doesn’t go into them.

Henrietta’s Table
The Charles Hotel
Harvard Square
One Bennett Street, Second Floor

Henrietta’s Table is an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, which emphasizes a fresh and honest cooking philosophy. Executive Chef Peter Davis uses sustainable and native ingredients from local producers in and beyond Massachusetts to create an original and simple approach to classic regional cuisine.


Rendezvous 502 Massachusetts Avenue 617.5761900

The food at Rendezvous features chef/owner Steve Johnson’s direct, accessible style of cooking and places an emphasis on the market approach to cooking. The freshest, top-quality ingredients—from local farmers, fishermen and specialty purveyors—are prepared with care and attention to detail, inspired by the flavors and aromas of the western Mediterranean. The wine list is carefully curated to complement the menu and features small, artisan producers. We look forward to meeting you at the Rendezvous!


Rialto 1 Bennett Street Harvard Square 617.661.5050

Chef Jody Adams is known for her regional Italian cuisine prepared from the finest New England Ingredients at her Harvard Square landmark restaurant, Rialto.  Signature menu items include her Lobster bucatini and slow- roasted duck.  The Boston Globe awarded Rialto a coveted four stars in three consecutive reviews and Gourmet Magazine named it one of the "World's Top Hotel Restaurants."


The Table at Season to Taste 2447 Massachusetts Avenue 617.826.9037

We are passionate about local sourcing and believe that the ingredients should dictate cooking techniques and menu content. The table d’hôte format best reflects that farm-to-table philosophy. our intimate kitchen and rustic farm table allow guests to see the highest quality ingredients crafted into a truly unique dining experience.  Reservations only.



Ashmont Grill 555 Talbot Avenue 617.825.4300

Bringing a cup of culinary cheer to Peabody Square since 2006, Chris Douglass' modern tavern fare - from grass-fed burgers to grilled brook trout and homestyle desserts - is a hit in teh 'hood with its ambiance of community, cocktails and conciciality. Weekly wine club, $1 oysters, trivia.



Tavolo 1918 Dorchester Ave. 617.822.1918

This large ristorante steps away from Ashmont Station brings Italian flavor to The Dot with fresh antipasti and pizzas, plus authentic recipes featuring fish, lamb, pork, vegetables, seafood and more. Wednesday’s Pasta Tour event explores all 20 Italian regions.  See and be seen in the bar, get cozy in the romantic alcove, or watch the street scene with family and friends from a window seat.  Soon, everybody will know your name.  Weekend cooking classes.  Take the T or park free across the street.


Woodman’s of Essex
121 Main Street

Enjoy the Best of Local Seafood at Woodman's where the fried clam was invented in 1916. This “American Cult Classic” (Zagat) serves traditional NE fare" in the rough" all year round. Self service,  gluten free menu, and kids eat free seasonally. Nestled in heart of Cape Ann with easy access to beaches and other area attractions.


Ohana 51 Main Street 978.283.3200

Located in historic Gloucester, home to America’s original seaport and the oldest art colony in North America, Ohana offers New American cuisine with a menu influenced by French techniques, Italian flavors, & Asian spices. We use only the highest quality ingredients featuring locally sourced fish, meat, produce, and artisanal foods.


The Willow Rest 1 Holly Street 978.283.2417

The Willow Rest is considered by neighbors, visitors and foodies from all over the North Shore to be their home away from home.  We use only the finest ingredients (locally grown is our first choice) for breakfast, lunch, and our prepared foods. Artisanal cheeses, local meats and fresh produce too.


Water Fresh Farm 151 Hayden Rowe Street 508.435.3400

Come on down to our farm and nurture yourself with our soups, sandwiches, and prepared meals made with ingredients freshly harvested from our hydroponic greenhouse and from other like-minded local producers. Discover what fresh tastes like!


Chrissi’s Café & Fine Catering
8 Hayward Street

A unique local café & market that offers a variety of options including, full service fresh sustainable seafood, prepared meals, artisan foods, made to order sandwiches, local specialties & daily lunch specials with gluten free options.

JAMAICA PLAIN City-Feed-logo City Feed and Supply 672 Centre Street 617.524.1700

City Feed and Supply has been building connections between local and regional food producers and local eaters since 2000. How else can you get a locally grown tomato year round in New England? Try our #9, Farmer’s Lunch sandwich, featuring locally grown pickled green  tomatoes. Enjoy!

thehaven The Haven 2 Perkins Street 617.524.2836 www.thehavenjp.comThe Haven provides our customers with “something different.” We love introducing our patrons to traditional Scottish recipes made from scratch and using local ingredients. We offer unique Scottish ales, local craft brews and a diverse wine menu. We invite our guests to enjoy themselves in an intimate pub atmosphere.


Ula In the Brewery complex 284 Amory Street 617.524.7890

Ula was founded on the conviction that providing a friendly, comfortable and creative space where individuals can casually interact with community members is equally important–for customers, employees and the community at large–as offering delicious coffee and tea, fresh and creative bakery items, and hearty soups, sandwiches and salads. Recipient of the 2010 Green business Award.



Nourish 1727 Massachusetts Avenue 781.674.2400

A welcoming table....that’s our goal. our eclectic menu provides great tasting options for meat-eaters and vegans alike. We work with local/regional farmers and local food producers to offer responsibly sourced food at reasonable prices. live music Friday/Saturday nights. Building community around food, music and art. A tasty good time!



AKA Bistro 145 Lincoln Road 781.259.9920

AKA bistro brings a city dining experience to Lincoln serving both authentic Provençal fare and innovative Japanese sashimi, prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Chris Chung. Whether choosing from the French bistro or the sashimi menu, everything will be fresh, seasonal and the surrounding farms of Lincoln will provide much of the produce.


Dancing Lion Chocolate 917 Elm Street Manchester NH 603.625.4043

A bowl of hot drinking chocolate warming your palms. A true croissant, rich with freshly-churned butter. A delightful surprising lunch that changes daily. A perfect chocolate truffle smooth with New Hampshire cream. Exceptional food begins with exceptional ingredients, and we at Dancing Lion Chocolate believe local tastes better.


5 corners kitchen 2 school street 781.631.5550

One of Boston's "Top 5 French bistros" in the Zagat 2011-2012 guide. We focus on cuisine, wine + warm hospitality. Our food is sourced locally when possible, responsible and crafted with love. You will be welcomed by our knowledgeable professional staff that will provide you with a memorable experience.


Mann Orchards 27 Pleasant Valley Street 978.683.0361

A family owned orchard since 1886, Mann Orchards is dedicated to homegrown produce, handmade pies and a friendly atmosphere. Farm to Table Country Lunches are served Mon-Fri from 11am-2pm and highlight locally grown seasonal products in each week's menu. Check out our website to see this week's menu!


The Plate 27 Central Avenue 617.698.8900

The Plate is a small neighborhood food shop offering handcrafted sandwiches, soups + homey baked goods. Recipes vary with the season’s local ingredients and are made and served by people passionate about food. We are open Tuesday-Sunday for breakfast and lunch, plus take away dinners on Thursday and Friday nights. Come taste what were cooking up at the plate!


Volante Farms
292 Forest Street

Since 1917 we’ve been harvesting fresh produce from our three Needham fields. Our new farmstand this spring will feature our produce as well as a full deli, bakery, ice cream and indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy a fresh sandwich or salad made with our homegrown produce and taste the difference!


Enzo Restaurant & Bar 50 Water Street, Suite 304 978.462.1801

At Enzo Restaurant & Bar we’re excited to serve you delicious food and great drinks. Our menu is inspired by dishes found in the trattorias of Northern Italy. We use that inspiration to create seasonal menus that combine local ingredients and traditional New England recipes with those Italian flavors.


51 Lincoln
51 Lincoln street

Locally sourced, globally influenced, 51 Lincoln is Newton Highlands’ neighborhood jam offering creative Modern American cuisine. The best ingredients, a passion for flavor, innovation and attention to detail are the foundation of what we offer our guests. In the summer, Chef Jeffrey Fournier keeps it hyper-local by growing in our rooftop garden.


George Howell Coffee 311 Walnut Street 617.332.6886

George Howell, former owner of The Coffee Connection, returns with his first coffeehouse in almost 20 years. Come enjoy a cup of our single-estate Terroir Coffee/Espresso, which we roast daily in Acton, MA, pick up a bag of our fresh roasted beans, or grab a pastry, chocolates, honey, sandwiches and salads-all locally sourced!


Karl’s Sausage Kitchen one bourbon street 781.233.3099

Karl's Sausage Kitchen is pleased to announce the opening of our German cafe featuring locally made sausages and smoked meats, pastries and cakes, chocolates and coffee. Visit our new location at One Bourbon Street, for a taste of Germany, made in Massachusetts.



A&J King Artisan Bakers 48 Central Street 978.744.4881

We here at A&J King are dedicated to crafting the best breads and pastry we possibly can—and that means getting up early, staying up late and sourcing the best local seasonal products around. if we can’t make it great, we won’t make it.


Scratch Kitchen
245 Derby St.
Corner of Derby & Congress

We at Scratch strive to bring what is best of the seasons and of the region to our kitchen.  We believe in helping our regional and local producers in showcasing their efforts to the best of our abilities in creating dishes that let their hard work stand forward, Enjoy! Chef Bill Fogarty


Dave’s Fresh Pasta
81 Holland Street
Davis Square

A specialty food shop minutes from the Red Line; we make fresh pasta, sauces and prepared foods. Our fantastic sandwiches are available for takeout or eat in. Visit our extensive selection of fine cheeses, grocery, deli, as well as dairy and produce sourced from local farms.  Our wine department specializes in wines from small producer & artisanal winemakers.

The Painted Burro
219 Elm Street

The Painted Burro is Davis Square’s new upscale yet casual Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar from the family that brought you nearby Posto Restaurant. Our goal at The Painted Burro is to provide diverse food and drink inspired by Mexican culture using local ingredients. Cocktails, craft beer and an extensive tequila and mezcal list in a fun and unique venue.


Pizzeria Posto 187 Elm Street 617.625.0600

Wood fired Italian restaurant presented in a “farm chic” open air concept. Featuring inspired wood fired pizza, grilled meats & fish, hand made pastas, craft cocktails and an extensive glass wine list. Posto presents wonderful food and drink inspired by Italian culture using local ingredients, while providing a family friendly, approachable dining venue.



Tomasso Trattoria 154 Turnpike Road 508.481.8484

Tomasso offers authentic Italian cuisine paired with unique Italian wines, served in a comfortable setting with genuinely warm hospitality.  Our seasonally changing menu is prepared using the finest sustainably and humanely raised ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Please also visit our adjacent wine and gourmet shop, Panzano Provviste e Vino.  open Monday—Friday for lunch and dinner; Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch.


Local 149
149 P Street

Local 149 is a neighborhood joint in the City Point section of South Boston. Its daily menu offerings have a no-boundaries approach to eclectic cuisine, hand-selected beers and crafted cocktails. The schematic layout of “Local” creates a cozy and communal yet fresh and sexy space for bar snacking, lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks.



Nancy’s Airfield Cafe 302 Boxboro Road 978.897.3934

Chef/owner Nancy McPherson has been serving delicious farm to table cooking at Stow’s Minute Man Airfield since 1996. Her able hand lends a savory touch to familiar classics and unusual international fare. Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, craft cocktails and cheerful service all year round in this unique country setting.



Bistro 5 5 Playstead Road 781.395.7464

A Modern European bistro with an inspired menu by Chef Vittorio Ettore. A gem for any one who loves local, fresh and seasonal food. bistro 5 has the heart and personality of a local favorite but also boasts the sophisticated fare found in a destination dining experience.  Open for dinner Tuesday–Saturday.


A Tavola
34 Church Street

A Tavola serves an eclectic Italian menu featuring “Piattini,” homemade pastas, local fish, house-cured meats and whole roasted pig. A Tavola features an all-Italian wine program representing many regions and styles. We are dedicated to serving only the freshest local ingredients while supporting local farmers.



Armsby Abbey 144 Main Street 508.795.1012

Recognized nationally for world-class craft beer offerings and known locally for our farm to table concept featuring a scratch, slow food kitchen sourcing ingredients personally from nearby farms. our bistro’s seasonal focus stretches through to the weekly offered Farmhouse brunch as well as the fresh, hand-crafted cocktails.  open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. *21+ after 6pm every night.

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