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Here’s a Gluten-Free Boston Guide that includes restaurants and activities in this charming, historic Massachusetts city.
This post includes my experiences and recommendations for a gluten-free trip to Boston! I’m sharing my favorite restaurants and activities.
Visiting Boston & Salem, Massachusetts
Have you ever been to Boston? I’ve been a few times before, but they were just short trips. I never fully appreciated how lovely, walkable, clean, and charming the city is until this recent visit. My husband and I also got to see Salem on this trip, which is just a 30-minute drive outside of Boston, and the home of the witch trials from the late 17th century. The timing was perfect for Halloween, ha!
Alan and I were actually supposed to be in Oklahoma at the end of September, but then my sweet cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few months before her wedding, so she had to postpone it. Isn’t that the saddest story? The good news is that she has an excellent prognosis.
Anyway, once our trip to OK was cancelled, we started chatting about possible places to visit in the US. Boston came up as a fun place to visit and explore, and I’m so glad we did!
The Ritz-Carlton Boston
When planning our trip to Boston, we had the opportunity to stay at the Ritz-Carlton which was a luxurious treat! We generally stay at business-type hotels, so getting to stay at a 5-star location was so nice. There’s just nothing like arriving at your hotel from a long day of plane travel or walking tours, and sinking into a quiet, modern, and cozy hotel room. Our room even had a separate bathtub from the shower which I used a few times to rest my tired bones. I think I’m forever spoiled and only ever want to stay at nice hotels now! The location of the Boston Ritz is excellent, too, it’s just across the street from the Boston Commons.
Favorite Boston & Salem Activities
There are so many different things to do in Boston. We had four full days of sight-seeing, and easily could have filled many more days. The weather was mild when we were there in early October, so we opted for the more outdoorsy things, but were tempted by the world-class museums and indoor activities that we’ll have to tackle on another trip.
I highly recommend these activities and sites in Boston and Salem:
- Boston Public Market
- Boston Duck Tour
- Harvard Museum of Natural History
- House of Seven Gables Tour in Salem, MA
- The Freedom Trail
- USS Constitution – an 18th-century ship commissioned by George Washington. Incredible!
Favorite Gluten-Free & Gluten-Free Friendly Boston Restaurants
I highly recommend these restaurants as part of my Gluten-Free Boston Guide:
- Artisan Bistro (inside the Ritz-Carlton Boston) – American food of exceptional quality with special allergy-friendly menus. So good!!!
- by Chloe – Vegan food (Back Bay & Fenway). Don’t miss the vegan classic burger and fries
- Jennifer Lee’s Allergen Friendly & Vegan Shoppe (inside the Boston Public Market) – Bakery
- Mamma Maria (North End) – Italian food with gluten-free pasta
- Nebo Restaurant (North End) – Italian food with gluten-free pasta options
- Teatro (Theater District) – Italian food with gluten-free pasta options
Have you ever been to Boston? What did you enjoy seeing there?
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