Tours, tastings, and workshops for cooking and brewing your own palate-pleasers
21 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760
At this personal brewing facility and microbrewery, individuals and small groups can brew their own beer or make their own wine or soft drinks.
60 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701
93 Fortune Boulevard, Milford 01757
400 Washington Street, Holliston 01746
21 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01770
900 Washington Street, Wellesley 02482
Offering hands-on classes for people looking to grow and cook their
140 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581
Angel Share Tasting Room is free and available all the time, offering 48 wines on tap to allow you to “try before you buy.”
1138 Worcester Road (Route 9E), Framingham 01702
Samba’s chefs will share with you the secrets of great sushi, including: how to prepare the food and perfect the rolling technique on a variety of makimono rolls, including Spicy Tuna, California and Vegetarian, and more!
91 Main Street, Marlborough 01752
Craft beer tastings each Thursday 5-7pm and wine tastings every Friday 5-7pm.
14 French Drive, Boylston 01505
One-session cooking classes focusing on chocolate, superfoods, and raw foods.
Food & Drink
Food & Drink - Heritage
Community Spotlight - Hudson
Sitting on the bank of the Assabet River, on the western edge of Middlesex County, Hudson has come to embody the quintessential “new New England town.” While maintaining its charming, traditional essence, the town’s revamped downtown area has injected an air of trendiness and excitement to go along with its serene natural beauty.
Previously a village of Marlborough, Hudson was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Taking full advantage of its location along the Assabet River, the town quickly became a thriving factory town and home to 17 different shoe factories, even becoming known as “Shoe Town.” The availability of work opportunities made it an ideal place for immigrants to come to work and raise a family, and the land was settled by newcomers of predominantly Irish and Portuguese descent.
With an influx of younger residents, Hudson has become a trendier, contemporary town, and its culinary offerings reflect this demographic shift. For those who enjoy a local craft brew, there’s Medusa Brewing Company and Ground Effect Brewing Company, which pair perfectly with a variety of artisanal cheeses from downtown’s Mullahy’s cheese shop. For the even younger crowd, Hudson offers many ways to pass the time, including Cellucci Skate and Splash Park and Roller Kingdom. For those looking to liven up their personal style or home décor, Hudson’s downtown is home to several clothing and home goods boutiques with offerings from both local and international artisans. Although these local shops and boutiques add to the charm of Hudson, it is still home to many of the big-box stores that simply make life a little more convenient.