Planning a party in a pinch? Or just feeling a bit lazy to cook? Don’t fret, there are plenty of places in Boston to get charcuterie boards and party platters for your next gathering! Here are some of our favorites. Check them out!
Have you tried any of these places? Did we miss any of your go-tos?
The Formaggio Kitchen family of stores began its story in 1978 with a vision of creating a European shopping experience in Cambridge.
The Kitchen specializes in artisan cheese. The institute is well known for being the first retailer to build a cave for aging precious cheeses.
Formaggio is also particularly well known, for its award-winning house made charcuterie, made using humanely raised meats from local farms when possible.
From their website: Located on the line of famous Boston neighborhoods, Back Bay and South End, the Salty Pig is a neighborhood focused restaurant with an emphasis on charcuterie.
Featuring a wide range of “Salty Pig Parts” in the form of house made meats and hand selected cheeses, The Salty Pig’s menu is designed to be mixed and matched to create personalized charcuterie boards.
Fresh, locally grown seasonal ingredients rotate frequently to make stone-grilled pizzas, hand made pastas and regional Italian entrees. The Salty Pig’s bar features value driven Old World wines, American craft beer and specialty cocktails.
Zaftigs was founded in 1997 (or “5757,” as the deli states on its website), and it quickly gained a reputation as one of Boston’s most well-known Jewish delis.
Since it first established in Brookline, the restaurant has also a location in Natick, Massachusetts.
Everything is on point, from the Zaftigs combo appetizers, to the Chicken Pot Pie, or the Barbecue Chicken Burger, to the Fanny Nanny. They even have a fantastic breakfast menu, and delicious omelets.
From their website: Coppa is an intimate enoteca tucked away on a quiet street in Boston’s South End with expansive patio seating, and featuring Italian small plates by James Beard Award-winningChefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette.
The restaurant features made-in-house pastas, pizzas, a unique charcuterie program, and a diverse natural wine and cordial program.
From their website: We make nearly everything at our restaurant from scratch, so our dinner menu changes often. Similarly, behind the bar, we work with small producers and homemade ingredients so our wine list and cocktail menus also change often.
Must try: Vincent’s Board – Chef’s selection of charcuterie and cheese served with traditional stuff