Tasties: L.A. Burdick, Boston MA


Another fantastic place I was able to visit while I was in Boston was L.A. Burdick, an amazing homemade chocolate shop and cafΓ©.

L.A. Burdick are known for their little chocolate mice, and their cafe was decked out with Easter treats. There were chocolate bunnies and colourful ribbons everywhere. They spared no creativity with their cakes either, which were beautiful to look at.

I was spoilt for choice but I was told that their hot chocolate was a must-try so I opted for the White Chocolate drink. Bar one extremely thick molten hot chocolate that Ty and I had in Venice, this was most definitely the best chocolate drink I've ever tasted. It was just thick enough to be decadent but not sickly and the white chocolate was delicious. 

The cafΓ© itself had a very Parisian feel to it, a lot like an all-chocolate-everything version of Patisserie Valerie (you'll get that if you're a Londoner). It was a lovely little place that offered some welcome respite to the rainy Boston weekend I was experiencing.

They have quite a few locations around the US if you're thinking of visiting. Find them all on their website: BurdickChocolate.com

Tasties: Clover Food Lab, Boston MA


So I said I'd be blogging about some of the places I ate at whilst in Boston last week. First up is Clover, a 'Food Lab' serving up healthy fast food that's sourced locally, is mostly organic and all vegetarian. 

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Clover started as a food truck, which was so successful that it multiplied into several food trucks, then expanded into several pop-up restaurants. They currently have 5 restaurants and 5 food trucks open around Boston, so there's no excuse not to try it out if you're in the state.

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Their menu, like their food, is pleasantly simple with a few specials that change daily. I opted for the chickpea fritter sandwich (basically a falafel wrap but a really, really good one), and I shared some of my cousin Vivienne's rosemary fries. Everything I put in my mouth was delicious and the bonus is that for the most part, it was good for me. They also do some great loose leaf teas. I had the green tea which was very fresh and yummy. 

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Clover is really worth a visit if you're in Boston. Find out their locations on their website: CloverFoodLab.com