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Eat, Drink and Be Merry – Restaurants, Quincy Market Food Colonnade and More

Boston Baked Beans, Indian Pudding, clam chowder, lobster rolls, oysters on the half shell…all New England delicacies that join a cornucopia of foods from around the world to create a unique dining experience at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. For over 40 years, the Marketplace has been a food destination featuring top restaurants and the world-famous Food Colonnade.

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History Awaits You at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Visitors interested in the history of Faneuil Hall Marketplace from the 40th Anniversary and beyond have numerous free opportunities! Whether it be a walking tour throughout the property or a glimpse at original artifacts in Historic Faneuil Hall, history fanatics are sure to be pleased.

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Specialty Shopping – The First Retail Pushcarts In The U.S.

America’s first retail specialty carts program began at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in 1976. Local artisans and craftspeople were sought to sell their wares from wooden carts to provide a historic flavor to the Marketplace when it first opened. Today, our 40 local businesses sell unique, hand crafted items to throngs of visitors who seek out a unique shopping experience in one of the most historic retail locations in the world.

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Shopping at the Marketplace: The Perfect Blend, From Antiques to the Latest Fashions

Visitors interested in the history of Faneuil Hall Marketplace from the 40th Anniversary and beyond have numerous free opportunities! Whether it be a walking tour throughout the property or a glimpse at original artifacts in Historic Faneuil Hall, history fanatics are sure to be pleased.

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace Street Performers: 40 Years of Cheers and Still Wowing the Crowds

For many, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is synonymous with world-class street performers showing off unimaginable acts of juggling, acrobatics and more for throngs of tourists and locals who gather to watch. The street performances that visitors have come to identify with Faneuil Hall were born with the Marketplace’s historic revitalization, and have been going strong since 1976.

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Shop • Dine • Experience • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Explore our other chocolately flavors on the website! Including a seasonal pumpkin chocolate chip cookie

#thechipyard #faneuilhall #boston #bostoncookies #quincymarket #desserts #bestcookies #chocolatechip #freshlybaked #traditionalrecipe

Meet the Merchant: Sprinkles Ice Cream and Fudge Shoppe, Kilvert & Forbes Bakeshop/Maggie’s Sweets, Quincy’s Place

Sara Youngelson – Sprinkles Ice Cream and Fudge Shoppe, Kilvert & Forbes Bakeshop:Maggie’s Sweets, Quincy’s Place
Sara Youngelson, Sprinkles Ice Cream and Fudge Shoppe, Kilvert & Forbes Bakeshop/Maggie’s Sweets, Quincy’s Place and more
Sara Youngelson, started her career at the Marketplace as an ice cream scooper in 1988 at Steve’s Ice Cream Shop, now Sprinkles Ice Cream & Fudge Shoppe, in Quincy Market.

Today she is the owner of four businesses at the Marketplace including Kilvert & Forbes Bakeshop/Maggie’s Sweets, Quincy’s Place, Quincy’s Place Ice Cream Cart and of course Sprinkles Ice Cream and Fudge Shoppe. In addition, she owns The Grasshopper Shops in Historic Faneuil Hall.

Sara says that being located at Faneuil Hall Marketplace is truly special. “This is where our forefathers started bringing their goods to sell. It is amazing to see the history of time at the Marketplace. Meeting people from all around the world including local customers who come to shop, eat and also learn about the history of Faneuil Hall makes having a business here priceless. Walking on the cobblestones makes you feel the history of this property. You cannot find this type of experience anywhere else,” she said.

Youngelson agrees that being located in an outdoor festival marketplace gives shoppers a unique experience. “There is a buzz like no other and it will be a place you will always want to return to” she added.

Sara sums it up best by describing the property as the “jewel of the city” and she encourages guests to “shop small” to support local merchants.