Boston Public Market

Boston Public Market: Hours, Address, Boston Public Market Reviews: 4.5/5

Boston Public Market
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 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.
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The area
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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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Barry N
Coventry, RI3,067 contributions
a great place to visit lots of real history abounds here
Jun 2021
this is a true farmers market.not fancy but the produce and flowers are fresh and at good prices. Parking is a bit iffy but you can manage or you may haave to get in a lot which can be a bit expensive but your car will be safe. You can also walk from here to many places you want to see. Like the North End or Little Italy. Great restaurants are located here and pizza and also bakery's. They are really great. Pizza Regina is the one place I always go and a few small deli like places make outstanding grinder sandwiches (hero's) Paul Reveres house is on the way. I suggest going and looking but do not waste your money on going inside. no pictues allowed and very dark.
to me it was not worth it. /But the farmers market is great if you can bring stuff home.]
If not do what I do. /buy your wife or girl friend a small bunch of flowers. I have even done that with my one daughter when she was young and traveled with dad
I am giving time for both the market and the North End.
Written 17 July 2021
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Team McLemore
Philadelphia, PA150 contributions
Great spot with good variety of options!
May 2021
Great options, very clean and bright, very friendly merchants and a good location. Parking is hit or miss unless you use the garage which is very expensive.
Written 4 June 2021
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
Average
Apr 2021
I found this to be an average food market, nothing fancy about it other than it being located in the middle of a nice city.
Parking is non-existent and the food and produce variety wasn't all that.
It's a nice spot to walk around but I wouldn't make a detour to visit it. It was just "ok"
Written 8 April 2021
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Ilonka W
San Antonio, TX37 contributions
Everything
Sep 2019
The market had just everything, all kinds of food. From donuts (apple cider who knew) to Asian soups where they let you choose you ingredients. The honey shop has several types and they even have a working Hive. Of coarse you can find a Lobster roll the Boston staple. Walking through will entice you with the smells to want it all.
Written 6 March 2020
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TarJa
Salt Lake City, UT238 contributions
Markets are fun
Sep 2019
When I travel, I love to see these public markets. It's interesting to see what the locals sell, even if you don't buy a thing.
This is a cute market. You can walk the market pretty quickly, and you can grab a quick lunch or snack too.
If you have the time, it's worth a short trip.
Written 4 March 2020
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Shanelle
Santa Monica, CA2,170 contributions
Indoor local market with food and items
Feb 2020 • Solo
Indoor local marketplace with a variety of food options and goods. Stopped by here for lunch on a Saturday while I was going through the Freedom Trail and heard good things about the market. I grabbed a cup of clam chowder at Red’s Seafood ($5 for the cup, $8 for the bowl) and took my food to one of the open seating tables. For those with kids, there is a kids only section with tables reserved for the caretakers. There’s are two sets of bathrooms in the building, and free WiFi. There’s also water fountains with a water refill station, although the one I went to was really slow to dispense. There was a good amount of people in the afternoon considering it was a late time for lunch, but it wasn’t overwhelming. It reminds me of a cleaner, albeit smaller version of LA’s Grand Central Market. Overall it’s a good spot to grab some food, do some light shopping, or even just wander for a bit while you’re in Boston.
Written 20 February 2020
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Natalieb06
59 contributions
Great stop for lunch
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great for any foodies out there. Wouldn't say you'd need to pay the extra for a food tour. You can easily walk around and sample any of the foods from vendors, they openly offer for you to try things!

If you have a mixed group or even are just looking for authentic variety of food that is good quality but you're not paying an arm and a leg. This is the place to go. We tried the thai, they have a decent noodle soup ( cater for gf, for any coeliacs) there is also a great vegan place to grab a dessert, main or smoothie from and a macaroons vendor which are pretty good! Literally something for everyone and great if you want to buy any tourist foodie gifts like maple syrup, nuts, apple doughnuts, jams, chocolate etc. We visited twice in our 5 day trip.
Written 18 February 2020
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Linda L
Meriden, CT298 contributions
Something for everybody
Feb 2020
A snack or a meal. Healthy or indulgent. Something unique for your home or yourself. Everything under one roof. A really nice variety of vendors.
Written 9 February 2020
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debralgutierrez
Fullerton, CA50 contributions
Stumbled upon this our first night in Boston
Oct 2019
Love these type of markets. Higher end and much less crowded than Quincy market. Quickly noted a nice variety of cheese, beer, dessert vendors (there was even a vegan dessert vendor).
Enjoyed Red's best clam chowder, lobster bisque. Stopped by Red Apple farm for the Apple cider donuts. Since it was so late in the day, the nice saleslady threw in extra donuts for free. Definitely will go back when we return to the city!
Written 15 December 2019
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adalbert3
Newport Beach, CA5,335 contributions
Not large, but fun to walk through
Aug 2019
I love walking through markets--observing all the food to eat, flowers, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, local crafts, etc.. It is rare that I walk through a market and do not purchase something---this was no exception---the Cider Doughnuts from Red Apple Farm were too hard to pass up (and they ended up being very good) and we found a beautiful wooden bowl (made from a fallen tree) crafted by Spencer Peterman (at his booth). The flowers at Field & Vase by Stow Greenhouses made us wish we were not leaving town that day. This market is in a covered building so the weather does not have to be perfect the day you go--plus, it is not that large a market, so you can walk through fairly quickly if you are pressed for time. Check out my photos for more details.
Written 8 December 2019
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Boston Public Market is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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