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Street Food/"Grub"/Food Trucks along the Freedom Trail

itryalot Jul 21, 2010 05:16 AM

We don't want a sit down meal for lunch while walking the Trail and will be doing it self guided so we can stop wherever we like. Are there places where we can pick up and eat while we walk along the way, even "munchies"?
Can be simple food, but good (ie: a great hot dog. freshly squeezed lemonade, etc.)

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    adobokid Jul 22, 2010 08:57 PM

    Definitely Galleria Umberto when you get to the North End. Fits the bill perfectly.

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    1. re: adobokid
      Allstonian Jul 23, 2010 03:57 AM

      However, as has been mentioned on several other recent threads, Galleria Umberto is closed on vacation until August 2. In fact, itryalot has rearranged their return flight plans on the 2nd in order to pick up some pizza there for a friend back home.

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      hoolese Jul 22, 2010 07:26 AM

      Chacarero's is a chilean sandwhich place that has a location at 101 Arch St not far from the Freedom trail and a food cart in Downtown Crossing.


      101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110

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      1. re: hoolese
        scratchie Jul 22, 2010 07:35 AM

        +1 for Chacarero's.

        Herrera's burritos are still around, too, aren't they? They're pretty good (or were, when I worked downtown).

        101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110

        1. re: scratchie
          Allstonian Jul 22, 2010 07:43 AM

          itryalot, which day are you doing the Freedom Trail walk? Some of these places, such as Chacarero, are not open on the weekend.

          101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110

          1. re: Allstonian
            itryalot Jul 22, 2010 09:43 AM


      2. L2k Jul 21, 2010 09:52 AM

        There's a series of trucks along the Rose Kennedy Greenway (where they depressed the Central Artery in the Big Dig). Search here for "trucks" or "greenway"

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        1. re: L2k
          itryalot Jul 21, 2010 10:17 AM

          Yes I went on their website and pulled some up. Is this part of the Freedom Trail?

          1. re: itryalot
            scratchie Jul 21, 2010 10:43 AM

            No, it's not. There are food carts on Boston Common, and, I believe, at Faneuil Hall (which are part of the trail) although I'll have to leave it to others to suggest specific ones that are exceptional. (I believe I saw fried pickles on the Common the other day??)

            1. re: scratchie
              JoeM Jul 22, 2010 07:10 AM

              Grillo's Pickles has two pickle spears for $1 at their cart near the Park St T stop at the corner of the Boston Common right across from the Park Street Church. The cart isn't always there, so don't spend too much time searching for it if you don't see it near the others (hot dogs, fried dough) clustered around that corner.

              Grillo's Pickles
              Park Street Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02122

            2. re: itryalot
              L2k Jul 22, 2010 05:52 AM

              It's not on the trail, but it's pretty close (steps away, in places). As far as I know, there are no food carts/trucks directly on the Freedom Trail, although you might spot a hotdog vendor. You said "great", and the carts on the Greenway are much better than what we used to have in Boston

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