Boston Public Market

By Eric Twardzik

The Boston Public Market—a year-round indoor marketplace featuring local vendors—brings more than two dozen New England farmers, food producers, and suppliers under one roof. While it’s hard to pick favorites, here are a few of our regular BPM stops: from a beloved local donut maker, to an ultra-fresh fishmonger, to a farm stand that supplies some of the best restaurants around.

Donuts from Union Square Donuts
Union Square Donuts

After years of local donut domination, Union Square Donuts hardly needs an introduction. Boston Public Market provides a downtown venue for picking up the oversized-yet-airy treats, which come in classic flavors like Maple Bacon or Brown Butter Hazelnut Crunch as well as seasonal specials like Caramel Apple Crisp, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Apple Cider Cake.

Siena Farms has an outstanding pedigree: It supplies produce to local restaurants including Coppa, No. 9 Park, Sarma, and Oleana. (It’s also run by Chris Kurth, husband of Sarma and Oleana chef-owner Ana Sortun.) Better yet, it’s located just 25 miles from the city. The BPM stand stocks more than 200 varieties of herbs, fruits, and vegetables, as well as specialty foods from local makers.

Boston Public Market hosts an outpost of Curds & Co., a Brookline-based cheese shop operated by a husband-and-wife team. Regional makers such as Cricket Creek Farm, Jasper Hill Farm, and Spring Brook Farm are represented, in addition to wheels from afar. And because cheese is always better with accoutrements, you can pick up jams, crackers, olive oils, and other non-cheese (yet still delicious) items.

Juice from Mother Juice

Specializing in smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and plant-based prepared foods, Mother Juice is the answer when we’re looking for something fast but healthy. All of its offerings—from Avocado Toast to Buffalo Chickpea Salad—are gluten-free and vegan, making it a reliable pit-stop for those with dietary restrictions.

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