Let’s do Lunch in Downtown Crossing

Sep 20, 2017

Who doesn’t love a good lunch outing? From family style BBQ to fresh seafood, Downtown Crossing has it all! Here are just a few of our top picks for the perfect lunch in Downtown Crossing!

Shed’s BBQ

32 Bromfield Street

Bringing Texas style BBQ to Boston, Shed’s BBQ is a family restaurant with good company and even better BBQ! Lunch is served from 11am – 3pm.

Perks of Lunch at Shed’s BBQ:

  • Shed’s sources the best meats for their smoking process but what really sets them apart are their rubs and sauces – perfected for the best BBQ on the market
  • Shed’s is committed to bringing you quality meat and ingredients and the best darn BBQ in Boston
  • Online ordering for pick up is a quick and convenient option
  • A variety of sauces are provided on the table or by request, including: Espresso BBQ Sauce – Traditional Texas Dipping Sauce – Spicy Q – Memmaw’s Molasses (NGF) – North Carolina BBQ Sauce (vinegar based)

A few Lunch Options:

  • Choose your sandwich, spread/sauce and a choice of one side, give the fried pickles a try
  • Variety of meats, sauces, and sandwiches to choose from
  • You can buy their home smoked meat right on site

Legal Crossing

558 Washington Street

Legal Crossing has a full line-up of delicious lunch options for you. This stylish seafood restaurant will not leave you disappointed.

Perks of Lunch at Legal Crossing:

  • It is an urban neighborhood restaurant with a vibrant feel
  • They have a beautiful patio along Avenue De Lafayette
  • Inside contains a lounge and dining room overlooking the kitchen
  • $2/hr parking before 4 pm

A few Lunch Options:

  • Soups and salads: The Crabmeat & Avocado Salad +  New England Clam Chowder
  • Endless sandwich options: A juicy lobster roll + the Tuna Burger
  • Main entrees: Fish Tacos and Korean Rice Bowls
  • There is also a gluten free menu


15 West Street

Delicious and fresh ingredients are what Papagayo is all about. A vibrant Mexican restaurant, this spot is the perfect place for a “mid-day escape.” Enjoy any of their sizzling lunch options with flavor that really packs a punch!

Perks of Lunch at Papagayo:

  • This Mexican restaurant has an upbeat atmosphere and colorful decor
  • They can seat groups of just about any size
  • Papagayo has a customer loyalty app which offers great deals
  • There is easily accessible parking meters close to the front door

A few Lunch Options:
Unique soup and salad options: Chicken tortilla soup and Chipotle BBQ Chicken Salad

  • Sandwiches: The Mexican burger and Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Entrées: Tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas & burritos
  • Small tacos deal: $3.50 tacos at the tequila bar, which is open all day!
  • Their fresh “hand-hacked” guacamole

Serafina Boston

10 High Street

Serafina has plenty of fresh and flavorful Italian dishes you won’t be able to get enough of!

Perks of Lunch at Serafina:

  • Serafina has a chic, classy and fun environment
  • Beautiful and bright decor
  • It’s a lively space for the mid-day work crowds
  • There is street parking and a garage nearby on High Street

A few Lunch Options:
Choose from a variety of soups and salads: the Shrimp and Avocado Salad and a different soup of the day every day

  • A Boston special: Lobster Mac and Cheese
  • Pasta dishes: Lobster Ravioli and Penne Alla Vodka
  • Their lunch special includes: Mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma and more for as little as $5

More about Taste of Downtown Crossing

Taste of Downtown Crossing is a celebration of diverse food, culture and entertainment. The event is gated on Avenue de Lafayette; patrons may purchase tickets online prior to the event for $25/person or at the event for $30/person.

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