October 15, 2015
Time for a #TBT to last month when the Aria team had the best kind of team bonding: over delicious food. The Aria foodies put their flavor palate to the test and embarked on a food tour of Boston’s historic North End to sample classic Italian delicacies. Hungry for fresh-baked bread, aged balsamic vinegar and mouth-watering cannolis? We thought so. Check out all the spots we hit below, and be sure to stop by them yourself for an authentic taste of Italy.
- Maria’s Pastry: This little shop is often overlooked, but deserves much more than a second glance. Trust us, the marzapan is to die for.
- Bricco Salumeria and Pasta Shop: Two words – Chicken Parmigiano. This nearly hidden family-owned sandwich shop is a local favorite in the North End.
- Bricco Panetteria: Step out of Bricco Salumeria and Pasta Shop and down a short flight of stairs to find a small bread bakery using only the most natural ingredients. Yum!
- Polcari’s Coffee: Here you can find over 35 varieties of roasted coffee beans, but rest assured this isn’t your traditional coffee shop. A wide array of fresh herbs and spices are also for sale, such as Ceylon, or ‘true cinnamon.’
- Alba Produce: A great stop for seasonal produce, with the friendliest staff and most unique selection! We can guarantee you won’t see prickly pears or persimmons at your local chain grocery store.
- Hanover Wine and Spirits: There is a reason it’s called ‘wine and dine,’ right? Spirits are in no short supply here, with a great selection of wines from Italy and all around the world, including Italy’s famous limoncello.