It’s easy to fall into the trap of limiting ones Boston culinary adventures to the same few neighborhoods; however, there are tons of delicious destinations if you’re willing to explore. Seaport’s very own Lori L. lives across the harbor in East Boston and is quite the foodie. Whether you’re in the mood for the best pizza in town or simply want to know where Johnny Depp went when he had a hankering for cold cuts, she knows all. Herewith, some of Lori’s favorite Eastie cuisine:
· Santarpio’s (111 Chelsea Street, Boston, MA, 02128): Known as the best pizza in town, Santarpio’s was founded as a bakery in 1903 and switched to pies of the pepperoni variety three decades later. The neighborhood has come a long way since the Boston Globe attested, “the average New Englander’s only knowledge of East Boston is the sign for Santarpio’s Pizza that can be seen from the highway on the way to the airport.” Lori says to also be sure to try the delicious barbeque skewers they cook on a pit at the bar—steak or lamb tips and sausage, too! Be sure to stop at the ATM on your way—Santarpio’s is cash only.