Boston University: Haymarket

 

 

Hello friends! Yesterday I went to Haymarket with…Amanda! I think we shall be adventure buddies. I haven’t told her that yet but I think the idea will grow on her.

Besides the weather being freezing and me wearing flats (bad decision), Haymarket was a lovely experience! It is a farmer’s market right next to Faneuil Hall and the North End with very inexpensive produce (see pictures below). The concept of the market is actually really nifty: the vendors buy the produce from wholesalers who couldn’t sell all the produce to the supermarkets. As a result, the produce is really cheap and very ripe. Therefore, don’t buy more than you can eat because it won’t keep very long! Amanda is sold; she said she’s not going to Target anymore 😛

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After perusing the aisles of the market, we went to the North End for coffee! The shops have some Christmas decorations already, gingerbread houses! I’d like to make a gingerbread house now (HINT dad).

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Caffè Vittoria is my favorite spot in Boston right now. It’s a small Italian café that has good cannoli and tiramisu, plus cappuccino! I love this place because it lets you linger; there’s no rush to get out! I think Amanda and I sat there for a couple hours, laughing of course.

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I decided to try the flan and while Amanda said it was good, I wasn’t sold. Maybe it’s because I’m not a custard person? Or because it was cold? I do love crème brulée, but this flan just didn’t do the trick. 2.5 stars (but if you like flan, by all means!)

At night I went to the tree lighting at Faneuil Hall~ super pretty & very crowded. I introduced my friend Melissa to Mike’s Pastry afterward, but I really recommend the cannoli from Caffé Vittoria or to try Modern Pastry. I’ve heard that some people like MP better, but I can’t say because we didn’t get any cannoli there because the line was horrendously long and slow.

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(please excuse the grainy phone photos)

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This weekend I’m off to NYC to see my dear friend Allison!

Happy Thanksgiving ❤

 

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