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Jul 21, 2010 05:16 AM

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

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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  1. 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

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

      1. re: itryalot

        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

          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

          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

      2. 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

          +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

            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

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

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          1. re: adobokid

            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.