Boston Public Market
Boston Public Market
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace featuring 35 New England artisans and food producers housed under one roof offering fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items. Residents and visitors alike can find seasonal, locally sourced food from Massachusetts and New England, including fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, seafood, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, and prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • Haymarket • 1 min walk
  • Government Center • 4 min walk
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4.5
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Paul Smith Palliser
Peru345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We were just passing by because we already had lunch but still the market is an amazing place with a large variety of food options and also they have stands of arts/crafts. Great atmosphere.
Written 11 May 2024
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Chris P
Milwaukee, WI114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great place to stop for coffee & popovers (or donuts or bagels) the gentleman greeting at the front end gave us some insight to other great spots to visit - like Cupcake Johnny's - was so good we went there twice which is one of our rules not to do
Written 12 November 2023
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DebraTom
Silver Spring, MD29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Lunch at the Boston Smoked Fish Company—delicious and affordable. Market has a very good vibe, less hectic than others nearby. Very enjoyable!
Written 4 September 2023
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I wandered in here to get a sandwich while in the neighborhood, and was pleasantly surprised at the variety of foods and arts/crafts available. They offer soups, sandwiches, noodle dishes, and rice bowls, and everything looked so good that it was hard to choose! I ended up ordering the JP sandwich and a bottle of water, and had a minute to peruse the artwork and other crafts while I waited. The staff are super friendly and the prices are reasonable for the area. There are tables available inside and outside, as well as a restroom.
Written 24 May 2023
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mandyyorkshiregal
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Loved this place! Great food offering something for everyone. We ate at the noodle place - great ‘clean’ food with wonderful flavour.
Written 11 April 2023
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Chris
Clermont, FL25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Food hall with a good variety of vendors and types of food. Deli sandwiches, Vietnamese, Filipino, Pasta, Bagels, ice cream to name a few. Several tables and community benches scattered throughout for sitting. I would give a higher rating except for the fact that the public restrooms are only available by using a code that a vendor will give after a purchase. I understand that there are challenges of maintaining facilities in an urban setting, but if you are going to call yourself the ‘Public Market,’ make it truly and fully accessible to the public. The management should take it upon themselves to treat their customers like adults and not children having to ask permission to go to the bathroom. You have a service business, provide the service.
Written 20 March 2023
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,553 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts and specialty items are in abundance here. Everything at the market is either produced or originated in New England. This is a great market to support both local artisans and food producers.
Written 28 November 2022
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Margaret M
Waterford, United States16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
We used to love this place. Apparently the pandemic has gutted it. Only 50% of the booths were being used, and of those, only half had someone actually working. I had a gift card and could barely find anything to use it on. That said, Union Donuts and the popover place are always worth a visit.
Written 14 November 2022
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Heindels
Atlanta, GA187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Loved everything about the outdoor Saturday Farmers Market, with many different vendors and incredibly low prices ! ( ! $ 1.00 for strawberries, blueberries or raspberries for example. )
Written 10 September 2022
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Dragonz Fyre
Brandenburg, KY54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Sadly many of the shops were not open on the day we visited. Hence the 3-star. There was a variety of unique food vendors, and artisans located there….when open I’m sure they do lots of business. The reclaimed MA trees vender, and the reclaimed rocks vendor were both closed but the items looked beautiful. We did buy a local bottle of wildflowers honey Meade though.
Written 30 August 2022
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