To escape the summer heat, the Mo and I headed into the air conditioned newly-opened Boston Public Market that showcases close to 40 different local vendors hawking the most fresh butchered meats, organic vegetables, homemade dressings, beautiful floral creations, local craft beers and the like. If you're not in the mood to shop and carry around good, you can still enjoy the atmosphere and dine at one of the eateries or snack shops.
Upon entry, I was mesmerized by the aroma of fudge, cider donuts and toasted nuts. I wanted to go straight for the cider donuts and I could see the Red Apple Farm stand in the corner making fresh mini cider donuts on site.
The great thing is that customers weren't forced to buy a dozen (not that I would complain either)
but visitors were allowed to sample the piping hot donuts at just a buck a piece!
|Red Apple Farms Single mini cider donut $ 1.00|
We made our way to Union Square doughnuts where there was already a long line of people waiting for savory doughnuts. The doughnut shop has a brick and mortar location in Somerville but also serves their delicious doughnuts at a handful of farmer's market and SOWA, south end market.
|image via Unionsquaredonuts|
By the time it was our turn, they already had run out of varieties. Premium donuts were $3.50 each and included the maple bacon, Boston cream and chocolate covered pretzel. The majority of the doughnuts were $3.00 each and they included vanilla bean, sea salted bourbon caramel, sugar raised, toasted coconut and brown butter hazelnut crunch.
We split the maple bacon! It was amazing, sweet, salty and savory! I was addicted and I wanted more but I knew my thighs didn't feel the same way so we limit ourselves to just one.
|Union Square Donut - Maple Bacon Premium $3.50|
I was surprised to see a liquor store selling local craft beers, wine from nearby wineries and whiskey in the market. What stops a person from buying a bottle of brew to wash down their cider donuts?
Towards the Haymarket St. entrance of the market, Bon Me was bustling with customers wanting a bite of a banh mi sandwich or one of their healthy noodle salads or rice bowls.
The prices were a bit too high for me to try a banh mi (I'm used to paying $4.00 bucks) so we opted out.
|Bon me famous Banh mi sandwich image via Bon Me|
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