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By Erica Jackson Curran / October 29, 12:00 AM
A Day in Faneuil Hall
Derek Kouyoumijian


Historic Faneuil Hall has been a center of commerce in Boston since it was gifted to the city in 1742, and it’s as vibrant as ever today. With dozens of shops, restaurants and entertainment to choose from, the marketplace is rightly dubbed the hub of the Hub.

Eat Your Heart Out

Wagamama. Inspired by traditional Japanese ramen bars, this quick and casual eatery is known for its expertly prepared noodles and inventive juices. 617-742-9242, wagamama.us.
Anthem Kitchen and Bar. Stop by this rustic-modern restaurant for tasty chowder and an expansive cocktail list. 617-720-5570, anthem-boston.com.
Mija Cantina and Tequila Bar. Tequila fans will definitely want to stop at Mija-they have 150 varieties to choose from. Not to mention a menu of authentic Mexican goodness. 857-284-7382, mijaboston.com.
Ned Devine’s Irish Pub. This popular pub channels Boston’s Irish heritage with casual dining, a lively bar scene and live music on the weekends. 617-248-8800, neddevinesboston.com.
Wicked Good Cupcakes. You may have seen this mother-daughter team on ABC’s Shark Tank-they’re famous for serving their tasty cupcakes in jars. 781-923-1369, wickedgoodcupcakes.com.
McCormick and Schmick’s. Grab a table on the patio and people-watch while you down some oysters and a nice glass of wine. 617-720-5522, mccormickandschmicks.com.

Shop ’til You Drop
Newbury Comics. You’ll find a lot more than comics-like records, streetwear and funky gifts-at this Boston institution. 617-248-9992, newburycomics.com.
Cheers Gift Shop. After grabbing a pint at the Cheers replica bar, stop by the gift shop for some officially licensed gear. 617-227-1630, cheersboston.com.
Boston Pewter Company. Visit this unique shop for pewter tableware, sculptures, lighting and more. 617-523-1776, bostonpewtercompany.com.
L’Attitude Boston. Shop for stylish clothing, accessories and jewelry at this locally owned boutique. 617-723-8833, lattitudeboston.com.

Just for Fun
Street Performers. You’ll almost always find someone interesting performing outside of the marketplace, whether it’s a bluegrass band, magicians, contortionists or a levitating Geisha girl.
ArtsBoston’s BosTix Booth. Make a beeline for this booth if you want to score half-price day-of-show tickets to shows like Blue Man Group and Shear Madness. You can also buy tickets to Duck Tours, Freedom Trail Walking Tours and more here. bostix.org.
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