Dreary weather got you down? Side-step the cabin fever and those grey-skies-blues by venturing out, equipped with umbrella, galoshes and hearty appetite, to taste the numerous cuisines and food creations Boston has to offer. With several festivals, food tours, and cook-off competitions, you’re sure to find something to do this weekend! So rain-coat up and chow down!
Strawberry Dessert Festival, June 7th
This month marks the 6th annual Strawberry Dessert Festival hosted by Mass Farmers Markets. Restaurants, cafes, and markets across the state (see list on official website) highlight the locally grown red berry in various desserts, baked goods, and sweet treats with proceeds going right back to farmers and Mass Farmers Markets.
Cambridge Food Truck Festival, June 8th
Featured trucks include the new A4 Food truck, Bon Me, Chubby Chickpea, Fugu, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, The Whoo(pie) Wagon, and many more! An inexpensive wristband gets you into the fest and the cheapest prices at all the trucks.
The Great Boston Cupcake Crawl, June 8th
A historic and delicious tour of downtown Boston and its best cupcake bakeries.
Burger Slam 2013, June 8th
A burger grill-off between several of Boston’s best chefs. Judges include local mayoral candidates and America’s Test Kitchen TV star Julia Collin Davison. Proceeds from the event go to the J.P. Manning Boston Public School.
Boston Irish Festival, June 7-9th
While the three-day festival focuses on Irish cultural traditions like dance, song, and art, there will be plenty of good Irish food for the tasting!
Herbstalk, June 8th and 9th
An educational plant walk in Somerville. Participants will learn how to use local and native plant species for cooking, healing, and more!
Hopefully these various happenings will keep you entertained and well-fed this weekend. Have fun and be sure to share your new food finds on the BU Gastronomy Facebook page!