My friends and I will be visiting your city this weekend (July 7th),. After spending a few hours surfing this board, I have a general idea of what to avoid and what is recommended. Perhaps you could give me more specific recommendations, adapted to our itinerary? It would be much appreciated, because we have never been to Boston.
For lunch, we want to have a picnic at the Boston Common, and we would like to buy tasty sandwiches beforehand. We initially thought that we could buy something at Faneuil Hall but I've understood that we should avoid this place at all costs. Pressed Sandwiches, Al's State Street Cafe, Bean & Leaf Cafe and Delicato Cafe & Catering all seem to be interesting places. Any other suggestions (or warnings on the places I mentioned)?
We will be spending our evening around Harvard Square and we would love to have dinner in a relatively unexpensive sit-down restaurant. I've heard mixed reviews about Cafe Pamplona, so I am not sure we should go there. We are pretty open-minded, so any type of cuisine is fine. Any hidden gems or places that we shouldn't miss?
Thank you very much in advance, and I look forward to hear your recommendations!