One of the best things about the Esplanade is that while the park feels secluded and peaceful, it is only a short stroll from Boston’s bustling neighborhoods. This makes it easy to pick up lunch at a nearby restaurant and enjoy it in the park!
One of my favorite local places is Pressed, a quick-serve health food spot in Beacon Hill. Its location on Charles Street makes stopping in on your way to the Esplanade a breeze. Pressed serves cold-pressed juices, superfood shakes, homemade paletas (popsicles), and healthy lunch items.
On a hot day, there is no better way to cool off than with a superfood shake – my favorite one, simply called “Calm”, is a perfect blend of house-made chai, banana, coconut, almond milk, almond butter, dates, and hemp protein.
Another popular menu item at Pressed is the superfood sushi, a delicious combination of sweet potato, avocado, cucumber, burdock and yacon roots, seasonal pickled vegetables, black rice, and a miso-ginger dipping sauce.
Pressed is designed with the on-the-go health foodie in mind. The space is small, but inviting. Limited seating encourages patrons to grab their food and drinks and explore the neighborhood. This design, coupled with its accessible location, makes Pressed the perfect place to stock up for a healthy picnic on the Esplanade!
Next time you’re in the neighborhood, or on the Esplanade, give Pressed a try. It is located at 120 Charles Street.