Summer in the city: meet the 6 freshest food spots to launch in Boston

Interested in exploring the freshest new spots to dine and drink in Boston? From a brewpub to an ice creamery to a slurpable noodle bar, read on for a list of the newest destinations to open their doors near you.

Democracy Brewing

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Now open at 35 Temple Place in Downtown Crossing is Democracy Brewing, a worker-owned brewery serving a full food menu and house-brewed beers like Suffragette pale ale and 1919 Strike stout. 

Mangia Mangia

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After closing down earlier this year, decades-old cafe Mangia Mangia, located at 147 Endicott St. in the North End, has been reborn under a new owner. It continues to serve casual breakfast and lunch fare like omelettes, subs and the Mangia burger.

Soup Shack

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Soup Shack is a noodle bar specializing in Thai and Vietnamese noodle dishes, as well as Japanese ramen. Whether you’re craving pho or khao soi (a Thai chicken and coconut curry noodle soup), this spot has you covered. It recently opened its doors at 779 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain.


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Now open at 669 Boylston St. in Back Bay is Cava, a Mediterranean chain that features build-your-own bowls and wraps with ingredients like falafel and spicy lamb meatballs with harissa.

TreMonte Restaurant & Bar

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New North End Italian restaurant TreMonte Restaurant & Bar opened recently at 76 Salem St. A spinoff of a popular Italian spot in Woburn, it offers classic dishes like veal parmigiana and lobster ravioli, as well as cocktails and wine.

JP Licks

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Now open at 24 District Ave. in North Dorchester is the latest outpost of popular Boston-area ice cream chain JP Licks, serving up its signature scoops, coffee and hand-packed ice cream cakes.