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Haymarket Boston
Haymarket Boston

Haymarket Boston

Fri and Sat year-round
Boston, MA, 02108

The basics

The Haymarket Boston is an outdoor market that features the best of seasonal products at impressive prices. Beyond the typical fruit and veggie selection, you can find everything you need to make an amazing meal, from fish and cheese to spices. Shop here to furnish a picnic or stop by for unbeatable people-watching. Locals are known to frequent the Haymarket, so it's a great place to get a feel for Boston.

This free outdoor market is close to many colonial sights, so it's easy to combine a visit with self-guided Freedom Trail sightseeing, or a walking tour. Faneuil Hall, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, and Old North Church are all nearby. The market is also on the border of the North End, Boston's Little Italy, so this is the place to sample old school Italian cuisine on a food tour.

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Boston's North End Secret Food Walking Tour w/ Private Tour Option
Boston's North End Secret Food Walking Tour w/ Private Tour Option
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$95.23 per adult
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I traveled to Boston for a conference and my boyfriend joined me as neither of us had been. We arrived a day early to see the city and could not have picked a better way to see the city and sample all the amazing food that it has to offer. Fantastic time, tour guide was knowledgeable and fun, food was amazing.
Annie_E, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

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Yummy food!
Sandra_A, Mar 2022
Boston Public Market & North End Foodie Tour with Local Guide
Great experience with Audrey! Excellent food tastings at quintessential Boston favs for pizza, cannoli, arancini, balsamic vinegar, mozzarella, bread & clam chowder.
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Amazing experience!
Melissa_F, May 2019
Boston Public Market & North End Foodie Tour with Local Guide
This tour was wonderful! Everything we sampled was so delicious and we even learned some history of the area as well during it. My only regret was not doing it earlier in my trip so I could take advantage of all the wonderful food we learned about. We will definitely tour with them again on our next visit!
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Fabulous
Avril_W, Oct 2019
Boston Public Market & North End Foodie Tour with Local Guide
What a fantastic experience we had yesterday with the wonderful Audrey. It definitely was worth every penny visiting special places with History and wonderful food tastings. I don’t know how people say they don’t get much to eat we had had no breakfast but still had to carry out our cannoli as we were so full we couldn’t manage it. The market traders were all polite and were eager to share their knowledge as was Audrey who kept us amused with her stories about the area we were in and the people . Best tour yet in Boston. Thank you Audrey and also the lovely Canadians Ron and Sue who were great company.

Things to know before you go

  • Though it's tempting, touching the merchandise is frowned upon: ask the vendor, and they're happy to fill your order.
  • Bring change, and pay in cash—vendors don't like breaking US$20 bills.
  • Vendors may pack up early if the weather turns.
  • The market is not stroller friendly. 
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How to get there

You can find the Haymarket on Blackstone Street between Hanover and North Streets. While you can drive there easily enough, public transit is typically more convenient. You can take the orange and green MBTA lines to Haymarket, and head south on Congress Street to Hanover. 

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When to get there

Haymarket is open Friday and Saturday. It opens early, closes around dinnertime, and the market is always buzzing. If you arrive early (before 8am) or late (around 6pm) you can expect fewer crowds. If you arrive later on Saturday the deals are plentiful. You can get armloads of fresh goodies for practically nothing.

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Visiting the Faneuil Hall Marketplace

A Boston mainstay since the mid-1970s, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a top destination to eat, drink, and find souvenirs while hanging out in Downtown Boston. The market has a bit of everything, from souvenir shopping to unbeatable dining and local artisans selling handmade wares from pushcarts. Events and performances happen frequently—particularly in the summer—and walking tours often depart from this central location.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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