For our 3rd round-up of great eats around a Barry’s Bootcamp location, we’ve enlisted our friends at Taste Savant to help us curate the best around Boston. They compile all the best critic, chef and industry expert reviews for only the very best restaurants. Taste Savant does all the work for you – providing menus, reservations through OpenTable, delivery by GrubHub Seamless. You name it.
Aside from this list, Dustin Martin and Brian Weller from our Boston location have their Boston picks on the Taste Savant site here.
So here are Taste Savant’s picks for great restaurants with some healthy options around one of our newest studios, Barry’s Bootcamp Boston.
1. JM Curley
Last year, JM Curley was on both Boston Magazine’s list of the 50 Best Restaurants and chosen as The Improper’s Best Downtown Crossing restaurant. The short 7 min walk from Barry’s will leave you pleased as it’s got a casual vibe with some amazing food to boot. Reservations are not accepted. There are some major temptations on this menu so it’s great for a splurge but if you’re trying to stay on track opt for another spot.
Why Go – After burning all those calories at Barry’s, it’s nice to just pop into a casual, bar setting with delicious eats.
Post-Bootcamp Worthy — Mussels, Catch of the Day
2. Avana Sushi
Sushi is always a good option to keep it lean. Avana is one of the best in Boston and not far from Barry’s located in Chinatown. It was chosen as Boston Magazine’s Best Sushi last year. It’s a bit of a hole in the wall but we all know some of the best sushi in the world is. Stick to the basics here, good clean, fresh fish.
Why Go: — Sushi is delicious and guilt-free for the most part and Avana is doing it best.
Post-Bootcamp Worthy – Spicy Seafood Miso Soup, Seaweed Salad, Sushi, Maki
Just a 9 minute walk from Barry’s, Trade is getting great marks from all the critics, The Improper, Boston Globe and Boston Magazine. The international flavors are delicious and there are some great healthy eats on this menu. Plus, one of our favorite things to do post-workout is grab a seat at the bar. Enjoy!
Why Go – This restaurant is hot, hot, hot with a fun atmosphere.
Post-Bootcamp Worthy – Whole Roast Fish (Boston Globe & Improper recommended), Tuna Crudo, Chicken Meatballs, Curry Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts (Improper recommended)
Laffa is for the business set – only open weekdays and closing at 7pm. A longer walk but worth it because this Mediterranean café packs in the good, healthy eats. After all, The Improper Bostonian picked it as last year’s best take out lunch.
Why Go – For on the go weekday lunch, this place is a hit especially with vegetarians.
Post-Bootcamp Worthy – Vegetarian Salad Bar, Baba Ganoush, Frozen Yogurt, Hummus, Tabbouli, Eggplant Ragout, Cauliflower Salad
5. Abby Lane
If you’re a Hell’s Kitchen fan, you may have already checked out Abby Lane. It’s a quick 9 minute walk from Barry’s and we love the atmosphere of this hopping place. The menu is large so there are plenty of options no matter what you’re looking for. There is a gluten-free pizza option, which is always a nice addition.
Why Go – Why Go – The space and vibe are fun and lively with great food!!
Post-Bootcamp Worthy — Roasted Chicken (Boston Globe recommended), Shaved Asparagus & Arugula Salad, Gluten Free Pizzas, Mahi-Mahi