Looking for an Allston Food Tour? Many call Allston the K-town of Boston! Not only is it filled with many amazing Korean spots, Allston has plenty of hidden off the beaten path food and experiences to explore and enjoy. Our Boston Chocolate tour uncovers fun spots around the Harvard Square area, but on the other side of the river, Allston and Brighton in Boston has just as many incredible fun spots to add to your Boston Bucket list!
Here are some our favorite hidden gems in Allston:
Address: 1 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
This 2021 opened mochi donut shop offers an assortment of Asian inspired flavored donuts. It’s the first one to exist in Boston! Pon de Joy is neatly tucked away inside the Super88 food court. Their donuts are uniquely shaped and have a chewier texture compared to regular donuts. Their flavors change every day, but our favorites are their black sesame and matcha oreo donuts.
Address: 129 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
If you haven’t been to Mala restaurant you are missing out! They are a hole in the wall joint serving authentic Sichuanese food in Boston. An amazing casual spot to visit with your date or friends for some shared plates. Their signature dish is their stir fried dry hot pot dish that you can make with your own selection of assorted veggies and meats. Everything is tossed with their mala spice which is a flavorful numbing spice.
Shop At Super88 Market
Address: 1 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Have you visited the Super88 supermarket? You may have seen the big Super88 sign and the food stalls when you enter, but did you know there is an Asian supermarket in the back? You can buy a large variety of fun Asian snacks and fresh Asian vegetables there. Craving napa or enoki mushrooms? You’ll find them there. Any type of ramen, frozen dumplings, scallion pancakes, and Super88 will have them.
Address: 81 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134
You may have had a beef corn dog, but have you had one filled with cheese? A cheese pull from a Korean corn dog can stretch the entirety of your arm’s length. Kimchipapi sells an assortment of corn dogs. Our favorite is the traditional mozzarella filled corn dogs. Take a big bite into the crunchy exterior and then pull away and see how far you can pull before the cheese breaks. An amazing afternoon snack.
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We love bubble tea – check out our top picks! Boba tea has taken over the city of Boston. Moge tee reigns one of our favorite Boba tea places. They recently opened in Allston. Our favorite is their original milk tea lightly sweetend with less ice, or if you have a sweet tooth their matcha crème brulee is absolutely amazing.
Address: 160 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
THIS is the hottest new spot in the neighborhood. Taking over what used to be Kim’s Tofu, Underdog hot chicken sells the best HOT chicken in town. This will perfectly satisfy your late night cravings. They even have a Crazy Dog spice level for those who are down for the challenge. Although their hot chicken is definitely the star of the show, don’t let their fried Oreos slip by. A big hidden gem in Allston.
Address: 138 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
And if you’re looking for something to do with your friends after all that food. Stage karaoke is a fun spot to hang out post-dinner. Its lounge is equipped with high-tech design and fun audio and lighting equipment. Who doesn’t love catching up with some good throwback songs? Or if shopping is more your thing, peruse the racks for very unique finds at designers circus.
Lanzhou Fresh Noodles
Address: 182 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Craving a bowl of hot noodles to warm you up? Lanzhou noodles serves authentic Chinese hand-pulled noodles. They have Biang Biang noodles as well as beef noodle soup. They have only a few tables inside so go quick and get a cozy spot and slurp up a bowl of noodles.
Address: 168A Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
It can be hard to find delicious authentic thai food in Boston. Right next door, there is S and I to go. Another hole in the wall for authentic Thai food. Pair a pad thai with their Thai iced tea and you have the perfect lunch.
Parking and Asian Liquors
Address: 103 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Have you tried Yakult flavored Soju before? Find your favorite liquor at Blanchards. Looking for parking in Allston? Park your car in Blanchards parking lot before you go explore the hidden gems in Allston. Then go stroll the aisles for your favorite liquor. They have an assortment of Korean soju flavors.
Address: 185 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Sushi on fire. Oppa Sushi’s Fire Bruins Roll is served with flames. This super unassuming sushi place serves special maki rolls as well as Korean dishes! If you want some good sushi without breaking the bank, head to Oppa Sushi!
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