Where To Eat Near The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hayley Milliman - Content Lead

Nothing pairs together quite like a day at the museum and a good, hearty meal. Like a fine wine and a stinky cheese, museums and food just go together.

If you’re planning a day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, you should also plan to eat something delicious. We’ve put together options from coffee to fine dining, so you can fit a good meal in before or after your company team building event or adventure with a private museum tour guide. 

Got a tip on a great restaurant we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Quick Bites

Garden Cafeteria at the MFA

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

What better way to grab a quick bite than by staying within the four walls of the museum itself? The Garden Cafeteria at the MFA is a casual American eatery with to-go food like pizza, sandwiches, salads, and more. Pick up a bite and eat amongst the art!

The Garden Cafeteria at the MFA

Qdoba

393 Huntington Ave Ste 101, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Qdoba is a Mexican(ish) chain restaurant that lets you make custom burritos, tacos, nachos, and more. Make your own and enjoy!

Blaze Pizza

1282 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215, USA

Founded in California, Blaze Pizza is a build-your-own pizza chain. Pick your cheese, your sauce, and your toppings and watch as they toss it into an oven and crisp the pizza right in front of your eyes. Presto, pizza!

Coffee and Tea

Dunkin Donuts

115 Forsyth St Northeastern – Shillman Hall, Boston, MA 02115, United States

America, or at least Boston, runs on Dunkin. Located just down from the road from the MFA (and at a million other locations within the city limits), Dunkin Donuts offers coffee, tea, sandwiches, donuts, and more.

Starbucks

Curry Student Center, 346 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

If you prefer your coffee a little more expensive and a little more international, you can always head to Starbucks. If you’re not sure what Starbucks is at this point, we’re not sure we can help you. Suffice it to say, they have plenty of options for coffees, teas, and snacks.

Pavement Coffeehouse

44 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Not a fan of coffee chains? Head over to Pavement Coffeehouse, conveniently situated a few blocks away from the Museum of Fine Arts. Pavement features high-end coffee, sandwiches and snacks in a loft-like environment.

Pavement Coffeehouse makes fresh bagels, too!

Vegan and Juices

B.GOOD

359 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

B.GOOD serves health-conscious versions of fast food favorites, like french fries and burgers. You can also pick up a smoothie to take your meal on the road. Be sure to try the eggplant meatballs!

by CHLOE. Fenway

100 Van Ness St, Boston, MA 02215, USA

by CHLOE’s message is to eat well with a purpose and their menu reflects their values. There are tons of vegan and veggie options, from burgers to cinnamon rolls. You can also pick up hand-pressed juices and other delicious, refreshing beverages.

International Cuisine

Thaitation

129 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215, USA

A cozy, charming cafe, Thaitation serves up different Thai specialties in a friendly atmosphere. Plus, if the weather is good, you can sit outside on the sidewalk while you enjoy your fried ice cream!

El Pelón Taqueria

92 Peterborough St, Boston, MA 02215, USA

A popular hole-in-the-wall serving authentic Mexican, El Pelon Taqueria is a favorite of the MFA crowd (and the crowd heading to Red Sox games, so prepare to wait if it’s game night). Try the El Guappo if you’re feeling really hungry!

Lucy Ethiopian Cafe

334 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Lucy Ethiopian Cafe is just a stone’s throw away from the Museum of Fine Arts. Tuck into a platter of warm food with some spongey injera bread. Lucy’s is a great way to end your museum adventure in a cozy, friendly atmosphere.

Museums + Food = <3

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P.S. We lead the best company team building events and private museum tours of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Send us an email at [email protected] to learn more. 

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