Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s most historic neighborhoods, boasts an abundance of hidden and not so hidden gems. While most neighborhood residents (including me!) live on the hill along slanted (and steep) streets, the heart of the neighborhood is found at the base of the Hill, right along Charles Street. Charles Street is a street peppered with some amazing shops and restaurants. If you are ever nearby or find yourself in the neighborhood, be sure to check out some of my fave spots!
1. Follain 65 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
Selling healthy, highest performance skincare, hair care and cosmetics. Bonus: All products are made in the USA. Check out my favorite product here.
2. Fastachi 83 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
Here you will find the most amazing nut butters (the pistachio butter is the absolute best), roasted nuts and dried fruits among other snacks and sweets. Bonus: they offer samples of just about everything in the store!
3. Pressed 120 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
Boston’s home of the paleta (a fruity frozen treat that is similar to an ice pop) and some of the tastiest cold- pressed juices.
4. Second Time Around – Charles Street 82 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
A hidden gem for high-end, quality clothing and accessories. Bonus: You too can consign your gently used items. Nothing beats a little compensation for cleaning out your closet!
5. Paramount 44 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114
Best known as a go-to breakfast spot in Beacon Hill, Paramount is also a great option for an affordable, yet delicious lunch or dinner. Bonus: they have gluten- free options available!