6 Essential Boston Spots for Foodies

January 20, 2021

Home to one of the most diverse dining scenes in the country, Boston offers an impressive collection of local culinary talent catering to all palates. We’ve curated a list of several must-try spots located just moments from The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s in Brighton.

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese & Burgers

Starting out as one of Boston’s first food trucks, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese & Burgers is a sandwich empire serving up innovative grilled cheese sandwiches, with ingredients like goat cheese, fig, guacamole and applewood smoked bacon. Not big on grilled cheese? They have a delicious lineup of creative burgers and vegan options, just a 5-minute drive from The Overlook.


Serving up one of Boston’s most in-demand ramen dishes, Uni was once a tucked-away sashimi bar that quickly transformed into a 100-seat Izakaya, where they offer crave-worthy sushi, sashimi and an assortment of street-food inspired plates. Located less than 5 miles from The Overlook.

Craigie on Main

Owned by award-winning chef Tony Maws, Craigie on Main offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience that’s definitely one to be savored. Their daily changing menu combines French-inspired cuisine with the best local and organic ingredients. Did you know? Their burgers are so amazing that they often sell out! Get your fix less than 4 miles from The Overlook.


Capturing the rustic spirit of an upscale taperia, Toro Boston is a must-try Spanish tapas destination in the South End that showcases a delectable menu of Barcelona-inspired hot and cold small plates, plus thirst-quenching cocktails and an eclectic wine list. Plus, they’re located only 5 miles from The Overlook.

Eagle’s Deli

Featured on The Rachel Ray Show, Man v. Food and The Travel Channel, Eagle’s Deli is a family-owned restaurant in Brighton serving up delicious breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and super-sized “challenge” meals. Think you have an appetite? Check out Eagle’s Deli to find out! Located less than 2 miles from The Overlook.

Union Square Donuts

Positioned at the top of every foodie’s bucket list, Union Square Donuts is an award-winning bakery that offers a delicious menu of both sweet and savory donut options that are made fresh daily. Some of their quick-to-sell-out flavors include maple bacon, sea salt bourbon caramel and berry pistachio. The best part? They have a location less than 2 miles from The Overlook!

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