When we travel, our vacation largely centers around food. We think a big part of exploring and experiencing a city is tasting it. So, before traveling, we research online, compare menus, and collect restaurant recommendations from friends. A good buddy of mine (jetsetter that he is) sent us in search of crazy delicious french toast. He led us to one of Boston’s most-loved breakfast spots: The Paramount.
This place doesn’t have a lot of frills. It’s simple, good food. You bask in the glory of a giant chalkboard covered in delicious descriptions, order at the counter, and have your food brought to your table. No, you can’t save seats. Call ahead seating? Stop kidding yourself. But somehow, despite being so crowded you almost lose hope, it all works out. Trust these people. They know what they’re doing, and you’ll get your breakfast despite the bustling yuppies and college kids.
The menu item that really stood out to us: the banana and caramel french toast. Behold it in all its glowing beauty. The french toast was cooked to perfection, and it was a wonderful excuse to have dessert for breakfast. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. The omelets and freshly squeezed OJ aren’t bad either.
Check out The Paramount at http://www.paramountboston.com. It has a couple locations in downtown Boston: one in Beacon Hill and one in South Boston.