Redline T Stops, Ranked by Food Choices
Ask me my favorite place in Boston and I'll tell you the Big Red high capacity car at 8 am. No joke I really love the MBTA (except for when it snows, when it's under construction, or when people breathe on me)! Not a complete list, currently in the process of the red line challenge.
- 10.Charles MGHThere's a restaurant here that used to be a prison so that's charming right?
- 9.AlewifeGateway to Belmont, home of Ranc's, so it's 💯. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Apple Cinemas in walking distance. It's #9 because you still have to drive to Belmont, home of Ranc's (get the hydrox frappe, Boston speak for an Oreo shake).
- 8.Kendall/ MITFind your poor man's version of Mark Zuckerberg here where Google, Facebook, and the school with geniuses across the river are located. There's also a Panda Express and the busiest Clover location in the city. Points for the Friendly Toast, one of my favorite brunch spots. Not quite enough points though because the wait is horrendous and they don't take reservations.
- 7.South StationIt has a McDonald's. I used to take the t to South Station just for the McDonald's. But outside of the stop, there's a lot of amazing food trucks on weekdays because of all of the businesses around.
- 6.BroadwaySouthie may not have the history (read: angry old people who don't want you walking around their Beacon Hill alley) but it's my favorite neighborhood in the city. Go to Broadway's Best to get a cheap slice and then get your nails done at an Irish (you read that correctly) nail salon.
- 5.PorterUniversity Liquor makes the days go quicker. Also, home of Bagelsaurus so you really can't lose here (highly reccomend the sea salt bagel with honey rosemary cream cheese or the pretzel bagel with mustard butter; come on any weekday besides Monday for a much shorter line!); also houses my favorite takeout sushi place, Super Fusion.
- 4.HarvardHigh schoolers flock to this spot at 4 PM on Fridays. Tourists flock to this spot from 7 AM to 9 PM, every day. Must eats include Pinnochio's pizza, the taro snow at Boston Tea Stop (get it?), margaritas on the Felipe's rooftop in the summer or Border Cafe in more inclement weather, and a cannoli at the Harvard location of Mike's Pastry. When you're there, check out Winnie the Pooh's house and leave him something!
- 3.Downtown CrossingChange here for the Orange Line— and take a Xanax if you're planning on hopping out to walk around Primark. (Close to Chinatown, where you can get box toast, and the best bubble tea in the city at Tea Do.)
- 2.CentralFavorite square for food. Life Alive (get the Adventure Bowl, trust me- you'll feel like Gwenyth Paltrow), Veggie Galaxy (if Life Alive is too rabbit food for you), Cafe Luna (if stuffed French toast is more your thing), Paris Baguette at H Mart, Toscanini's (named the best ice cream place in the state), and more. Plus, check out the ever-changing graffiti wall.
- 1.Park StreetEveryone gets off here so it's my favorite. Get off and you're facing Boston Common. If it's daylight you're probably here to walk around the garden. If it's night you're probably here to go clubbing. Protip- if you really have to pee, pee in the common under a tree... Just make sure to lift your dress to not pee yourself. If you're classy, head to No. 9 Park for their tasting menu and tell the petite Asian hostess Sali sent you. If you're more on the hot mess side, there's a BK and McDonald's.