Baskets of fresh fruit for sale at a local farmer's market

SoWa, or South of Washington, an area of the South End neighborhood, has truly blossomed into one of the most impressive art districts in the country in recent years. At the pinnacle of this artistic success is the SoWa Open Market, a weekly collection of over 150 local farmers, food trucks, specialty food vendors and artisans. Here are the top seven reasons to check out the area:

The Farmer’s Market (SoWa Open Market)

The fruit and vegetables offered by local farmers and growers in the farmer’s market are as fresh and quality as can be. Stock up for the week with seasonal produce or just grab some of nature’s candy to give you the energy to explore the rest of SoWa!

The Vintage Market

This market is open year-round, rain or shine, and is one of the best places in Boston to shop for timeless artifacts. With a large and growing selection of fashion, jewelry, art, home furnishings, and one of a kind curiosities, you truly never know what you’ll find!

The Food Trucks (SoWa Open Market)

As we covered in our previous blog, food trucks provide some of the quickest, most delicious food in the city. SoWa Market can be considered Boston’s mecca for these roving restaurants. An ever-changing lineup of over 30 trucks includes favorites like Bon Me, Moyzilla, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, and The Cookie Monstah.

The Beer and Wine Garden

One of the SoWa Open Market’s newest additions, the beer and wine garden gives adults the ability to stop in and enjoy tasty craft beers, ciders, and wine, listen to music, and play lawn games like cornhole. Don’t worry if you’re a parent of children or canines, the garden is kid-and-dog friendly!

The Shops and Boutiques

As a haven for local artisans, it will come as no surprise that SoWa offers some of the most interesting boutiques and shops in the city. Stores like Bobby from Boston and Sailormade provide visitors with unique style, while 3D Bean allows you to create lifelike 3D-printed figurines of yourself of loved ones.

The Restaurants and Bars

For those looking for more of a classic dining experience, SoWa also has some of the best restaurants in the city. From Cinquecento’ for fine Italian to Toro for Spanish tapas, some of Boston’s most celebrated chefs call this area home. The bar scene is quite impressive as well, led by the renowned JJ Foley’s Cafe, considered by Esquire to be one of the best bars in the country.

The Community

Don’t take it from us, this is what a local had to say about South of Washington:

SoWa is like no other place I have lived. I can’t say enough about the markets, the food, and the amazing artisans, but it is the sense of community in the neighborhood that makes living here so special.” -Alexandra, SoWa Resident

SoWa Open Market Hours

Sundays from 10am-4pm until October 30th