MetroWest Restaurants, Dining and Culinary Tourism

Food

Fueled by creativity and inspired by local ingredients, our region’s chefs, brewers, and growers are always cooking up new ways to cater to your tastes. Savor the experience!

 

Food

Fueled by creativity and inspired by local ingredients, our region’s chefs, brewers, and growers are always cooking up new ways to cater to your tastes. Savor the experience!

 

Restaurants

Our region’s 800 eateries represent a blend of all flavors reflecting our heritages, styles, schedules, and sophistication.

Culinary Tourism

Tours, tastings, and workshops for cooking and brewing your own palate-pleasers

 

Farmers Markets

Local produce, meats, beverages, baked goods, vendors, and crafts offered in more than a dozen towns, indoors and outdoors, in every season. Most also offer live music and many accept EBT/SNAP and WIC.

Retail Food & Drink

Items to buy there and eat here: from brews to bagels, cakes to catering.

Craft Beer & Hard Cider

In addition to breweries, find specialty stores to purchase new brews, plus great bars with extensive beer lists on tap.  Brewing your own?  Strange Brew has all of the supplies you need to brew at home, or brew onsite at Barleycorn's.

Community Spotlight - Milford

Settled as part of the town of Mendon in 1662, Milford made a name for itself as an early New England mill and mining town. Conveniently located on the Charles, Mill, and Blackstone rivers, the town utilized its natural resources to drive its early economic rise.

 

In addition to ample waterpower, the area yielded large deposits of beautiful pink Milford granite, discovered in 1870. Highly sought after, the polished stone was utilized in projects the world over and was even used in the building of the Washington Monument and the original Penn Station in New York City.

 

Just as Milford’s geography played a large part in the town’s early success, so too has its location provided a push for its latest revitalization over the past half-century. As the town’s economy stalled in the middle part of the 20th century, many residents made their way to other areas in search of work. Luckily, in 1969, Interstate 495 was built, making Milford easily accessible to this new corridor of transportation. Since then, the growing town has been moving at highway speeds.

 

Milford is still all about growth, especially growing locally, and you don’t have to look any farther than CraftRoots Brewing for proof. Not satisfied with simply joining in on the emerging craft beer scene, the local brewery and taproom was named the fastest growing brewery in the entire nation in 2018.

 

Community events continue to grow as well, with the inaugural July 4th parade in 2018 and the Celebrate Milford festival now in its third successful year.