Lunch Spots That Will Never Make You Want To Head Back To Work In Boston

With today’s always connected work-obsessed society, it’s time to take a step back and make some extra time for a linger-worthy lunch. Here is a look at five of our favorite haute spots for lunch in Boston that will never make you want to head back to work.

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

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Grab a few of your closest friends and head to Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro located in what is arguably the prettiest section of Boston. Order up The Rachel turkey sandwich served on rye bread or a hearty cobb salad filled with all things tasty (think a hardboiled egg, applewood bacon topped with blue cheese crumbles). Finish your leisurely afternoon off in this lovely neighborhood with a stroll along  the brownstone-lined streets, popping into some of the boutique shops on Charles Street.

25 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114; Website

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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As if a full restaurant located in a bookstore isn’t enough temptation to linger longer after lunch, Trident Booksellers & Cafe also has to be located on one of the best shopping streets in Boston. Try the breakfast dishes served all day or go for one of their famous bowls like the falafel filled with hummus, cucumber and feta then hit the streets for some couture fashion.

338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115; Website

Earls Prudential Center

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There’s nothing quite like enjoying a relaxing lunch of quinoa and avocado power bowls at the hautest newcomer to the Prudential Center, but if you need to get in and out quickly, sign up for the 45-minute express lunch. Now that you have some extra time on your hands, you can finish off your visit to Back Bay with a shopping spree at the Prudential Center or the high end fashion boutiques at nearby Copley Place.

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199; Website

Antico Forno

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Nutella pizza. Need we say more? Classic Italian fare is what you will find at this North End gem where diners keep coming back for more overstuffed sandwiches like Arrosto di Agnello, a delicious sampling of brick oven roasted leg of lamb topped with sautéed Calabrese style peppers and onions served in brick oven baked peasant bread. Finish your visit here off right with a sampling of Nutella pizza topped with fresh strawberries with a cup of cappuccino and you won’t remember what time you need to get back to the office.

93 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113; Website

Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar

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If you were ever to have a liquid lunch (we aren’t promoting that you do it), Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar in Faneuil Hall is the place to do imbibe with its more than 100 varieties of tequila to choose from, but we digress. After a lunch of chicken tacos, hang out and watch the street performers or take a walk through Quincy Market’s food vendor for a sweet treat.

1 South Market Street, Boston, MA 02109; Website