picnics in boston at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation 

BELLE ISLE MARSH RESERVATION
Bennington St, East Boston

Make your way to this 152-acre East Boston preserve, and you'll have earned yourself the opportunity to wade shoeless in Boston's last remaining salt marsh — a rare pleasure in city living. Only a stone's throw from the Suffolk Downs station on the Blue Line, Belle Isle makes for a surprisingly secluded urban oasis. Pro tip: bring your bird-watching binoculars (and, if you're the Mark Trail type, maybe a kayak).

For the Carnivores

CARLO'S MARKET & COLD CUT CENTER | 567 Bennington St, East Boston | 617.567.0058

You want a huge sandwich? You're so hungry you could eat a what? Okay, well, better get yourself to Carlo's (on the same street as the marsh), where the hoagies are both immense and cheap — go for the chicken cutlet.

For the Herbivores

ANGELA'S CAFÉ | 131 Lexington St, East Boston | 617.567.4972

Veggie enchiladas. Stuffed with sautéed mushrooms, spinach, onions, and peppers. Even the meatheads will be jonesin' for a bite. Okay, maybe not — they've got that chicken cutlet going. But you'll be more than satisfied.

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