I love Christmastime in Boston! There are so many festive events to get you in the Christmas spirit. Whether it’s going to Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker, or shopping on Charles Street during Beacon Hill Christmas Stroll, I love this time of year in our city. I also love discovering new-to-me holiday events in town. The Eat Boutique Holiday Market is a perfect example of an amazing, festive and adorable holiday event that is sure to leave you with lots of Christmas cheer!
Eat Boutique Holiday Market is your go-to spot for food-related and edible gifts made by local vendors and curated by Maggie Battista. While Eat Boutique Holiday Market has been open for one special day each December the past five years, this year the market will be open for three weeks. The market is open from December 4th through 20th. I was lucky enough to attend a preview of Eat Boutique Holiday Market and trust me, you definitely need to add a visit to your holiday to-do list!
With Boston favorites like Tatte Bakery, Apotheker’s Kitchen and Loyal Supply Co. as vendors, it is no surprise the market is offering some truly delicious items. A few favorites from my visit include Apotheker’s quinoa and cacao nib chocolate, new-to-me salted honey ice cream from The Galley Ice Cream and Carr’s Ciderhouse cider syrup which would be delicious in a holiday cocktail.
You can also find gifts for the foodie, bar master or sweet tooth at the market. Whether they would love a gorgeous cookbook or a carry-on cocktail kit for their next long flight, there is something for everyone. Want to treat yourself to something special this season too? Grab your friends or your guy and head over for one of the special events- like cookbook signings from names like Joy The Baker and Joanne Chang and happy hours featuring local spirits.
The market is located at 267 Western Avenue in North Allston- right down the street from Harvard Business School- and is free to the public. The market is in a open space that is both rustic and industrial at the same time- with gorgeous rustic tables and chairs offsetting the industrial vibe of the space. The décor was perfectly festive which of course one would expect from a holiday market, but it is sure to leave you smiling once you visit.
Whether you are shopping for someone special on your list, or you just want to treat yourself to some local deliciousness, take a visit to Eat Boutique Holiday Market this December!