Want Authentic New England Clam Chowder?
Boston’s rich history dates back to the 1630s with the arrival of the first Puritans. Later Boston became a popular nesting ground for colonists who rebelled against the heavy tax levy imposed by the British government. Today, Boston’s rich history continues with its love for education, cultural stimulation and diversity.
Tourist visiting Boston should enjoy exploring the scenery and visiting some of the best
restaurants in the area. The best dish to try is authentic New England Clam chowder. Not many restaurants in Boston make it the same way. Each recipe is unique, but here are a few restaurants you may want to try.
The Summer Shack
Don’t let the name fool you. The Summer Shack owner/ chef has several locations throughout Boston, and another location in Connecticut. This chef literally wrote the book on clam chowder. Chowder was first introduced in Canada and the Northeast more than 100- years- ago, and is now served in restaurants across the country. The one- dish sensation features clam, bacon, black pepper, spices, herbs, chives, bay leaves and fennel. Although, the recipe varies. It was not until the 1940s, that a French chef introduced cream as an additional ingredient in chowder, and now everyone who comes to Boston wants good chowder.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Oysters is not the only specialty the chefs are cooking up at Island Creek. This restaurant makes the tastiest clam chowder, with special attention given to the ingredients. The clams are dug by hand, the bacon is house- cured, and the potatoes are nicely cubed. The broth seals in the flavor, and when you add the oyster crackers, there is no going back. By the way, you can try the chowder with homemade mini buttermilk biscuits.
The Barking Crab
Crabs don’t bark, but the clam chowder here has a bite. The Barking Crab’s chowder here is made fresh from scratch every day, and served with wine soaked, poached quahogs. When you add the black pepper, smoked bacon, celery, onion and delicious cream, it’s a wrap. The restaurant serves the chowder in a cup, with no reflection on taste. It’s still delicious.