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Taste of DTX: Let's Do Lunch in Downtown Crossing

The 2nd Annual Taste of Downtown Crossing is on Sunday, September 24th from 12-3 pm. The Taste is a celebration of diverse food, culture and entertainment. The event is gated on Avenue de Lafayette; patrons may purchase tickets online prior to the event for $25/person or at the event for $30/person. For more information about Taste of Downtown Crossing visit Check out event updates on Facebook or Twitter. You can also join the conversation using #TasteofDTX.

Here are a few of the restaurants participating in the Taste of Downtown Crossing that are great spots for lunch.

Who doesn’t love a good lunch outing? From family style BBQ to fresh seafood, Downtown Crossing has it all! Here are just a few of our top picks for the perfect lunch in Downtown Crossing!


Legal Crossing has a full lineup of delicious lunch options for you. This stylish seafood restaurant will not leave you disappointed.

Perks of lunch at Legal Crossing

  • It is an urban neighborhood restaurant with a vibrant feel

  • They have a beautiful patio along Avenue De Lafayette

  • Inside contains a lounge and dining room overlooking the kitchen

  • $2/hr parking before 4 pm

A few lunch menu options

  • Soups and salads: The Crabmeat & Avocado Salad +  New England Clam Chowder

  • Endless sandwich options: A juicy lobster roll + the Tuna Burger

  • Main entrees: Fish Tacos and Korean Rice Bowls

  • There is also a gluten free menu



Delicious and fresh ingredients are what Papagayo is all about. A vibrant Mexican restaurant, this spot is the perfect place for a “mid-day escape.” Enjoy any of their sizzling lunch options with flavor that really packs a punch!

Perks of lunch at Papagayo

  • This Mexican restaurant has an upbeat atmosphere and colorful decor

  • They can seat groups of just about any size

  • Papagayo has a customer loyalty app which offers great deals

  • There is easily accessible parking meters close to the front door

A few lunch options

  • Unique soup and salad options: Chicken tortilla soup and Chipotle BBQ Chicken Salad

  • Sandwiches: The Mexican burger and Grilled Chicken Sandwich

  • Entrées: Tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas & burritos

  • Small tacos deal: $3.50 tacos at the tequila bar, which is open all day!

  • Their fresh “hand-hacked” guacamole



Serafina has plenty of fresh and flavorful Italian dishes you won’t be able to get enough of!

Perks of lunch at Serafina

  • Serafina has a chic, classy and fun environment

  • Beautiful and bright decor

  • It’s a lively space for the mid-day work crowds

  • There is street parking and a garage nearby on High Street

A few lunch options:

  • Choose from a variety of soups and salads: the Shrimp and Avocado Salad and a different soup of the day every day

  • A Boston special: Lobster Mac and Cheese

  • Pasta dishes: Lobster Ravioli and Penne Alla Vodka

  • Their lunch special includes: Mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma and more for as little as $5



Bringing Texas style BBQ to Boston, Shed’s BBQ is a family restaurant with good company and even better BBQ! Lunch is served from 11 am - 3 pm.

Perks of lunch at Shed’s BBQ

  • Shed’s sources the best meats for their smoking process but what really sets them apart are their rubs and sauces – perfected for the best BBQ on the market

  • Shed’s is committed to bringing you quality meat and ingredients and the best darn BBQ in Boston

  • Online ordering for pick up is a quick and convenient option

  • A variety of sauces are provided on the table or by request, including: Espresso BBQ Sauce – Traditional Texas Dipping Sauce – Spicy Q – Memmaw’s Molasses (NGF) – North Carolina BBQ Sauce (vinegar based)

A few lunch options

  • Choose your sandwich, spread/sauce and a choice of one side, give the fried pickles a try

  • Variety of meats, sauces, and sandwiches to choose from

  • You can buy their home smoked meat right on site