Boston Rob Does Beantown: Guide to East Boston

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Join Rob Mariano to explore some of the hidden gems that East Boston has to offer. 

East Boston, a melting pot of cuisines and cultures, is known for its vibrant neighborhoods, some of Boston’s most diverse eateries and the best waterfront views the city has to offer. (And, of course, Logan Airport.)

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🧘‍♀️ Sound Bath with Alyson Raymer

“I gotta tell you, I enjoyed it thoroughly. I’m a little bit surprised at how much I liked it.”

Relaxing sound therapy meets the most relaxing location–right on the waterfront. Follow in Boston Rob’s footsteps and book a stress-reducing sound therapy session with Sound Healer Alyson Raymer. A local leader in the sound healing and movement space, Alyson is passionate about mind and body relaxation. Her suggestion? All you have to do is show up with an open mind, just like Boston Rob.

🔗 Alyson Raymer’s website | Alyson Raymer’s Instagram

🪓 Revolution Axe Throwing

Whether you’re visiting for a celebration, looking for a new hobby or just want to try your hand at throwing an ax, this local spot is the perfect group activity. From beginner-friendly axes to larger options (once you get into the swing of things), you’ll get plenty of chances to hit the bullseye, just like Boston Rob. Oh, and there are plenty of local craft beers to enjoy, too.

🔗 Revolution Axe Throwing Website | Revolution Axe Throwing Instagram

Revolution Axe Throwing
Getting there
73 Norman St, Everett, MA 02149, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 4:30 – 10:30 PM
Fri-Sat 1 – 10:30 PM
Sun 1 – 8 PM
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🇸🇴 Tawakal Halal Cafe

Started by a refugee from Somalia, this restaurant is truly a family business. Everything is made from scratch and made to order, and all of their spices are imported from abroad. They sought to put Somali food on the map, and, based on their repeat customers from all over the city, they certainly have. Their mission statement: you come in as a friend and leave as family. 

🔗 Tawakal Cafe website

Tawakal Halal Cafe
Getting there
389 Maverick St, Boston, MA 02128, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 11am–9pm
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🍻 Downeast Cider House

“It’s just apples. How can it be bad? It tastes delicious.”

Eastie staple Downeast Cider specializes in unfiltered apple cider. Their classic cider is made from five apples–and nothing else. With several variations of seasonal ciders blended on top of their original blend, there’s an array of flavor profiles (and alcohol percentages) to choose from. Don’t forget to take a pack home–and be sure to flip over and shake the cans to blend the flavors around.

🔗 Downeast Cider website

Downeast Cider House
Getting there
256 Marginal St #32, East Boston, MA 02128, USA
Mon-Wed Closed
Thu-Fri 5 – 9 PM
Sat 11 AM – 8 PM
Sun 12 – 7 PM
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