Go for the bagels. Seriously. With six locations in the city, you’re bound to be near one to experience their bagels after they’re made in-house. (Check the website for all location addresses.)
Who knew there was a three-story stained glass globe in the city? Probably not you. Get inside it (literally) at the Mark Baker Eddy Library.
Get your bread where the North End eateries get theirs. You probably wouldn’t look twice, but a narrow walkway nestled between two restaurants on Hanover Street leads to a staircase down to a huge selection of freshly baked breads. You’ll face a decision between multiple types of Ciabatta and Baguette loaves, among other selections.
A Cantonese place so legit, it’s underground and you need to ask for a fork. The food is amazing and it’s open ’til 3am, making for a perfect last stop after the clubs on weekends.
Right over the river lies a tiny lounge that, as many say, feels like a Berlin techno club on the appropriate night. (Your best bet for that is a Thursday, and occasionally a Tuesday.) This spot boasts a lax vibe, cool people, and good music.
AKA a little chocolate house nestled between the infamous Newbury and Boylston streets. If you weren’t looking for it, you would never experience the best drinking chocolate in all of the land.
All-you-can-eat hard shell tacos for $9?!? #YesPlease. As you’re about to leave, you’ll catch yourself devouring cotton candy topped with Pop Rocks (on the house).
A creepy and hilarious collection of art not worth putting on refrigerators. Ticket included in the price of a ticket to the Somerville Theatre.