2.7 min readBy Published On: January 5th, 2024Categories: Lifestyle0 Comments on 6 Must-Try Spots in the Neighborhood This Year 

From bakeries crafting delectable treats to Italian sandwich havens and rejuvenating sauna lounges, South Boston is undergoing a delightful transformation! Don’t miss the chance to explore these vibrant establishments and support your local small businesses!

Nourish Lounge

Exciting update for Southie! Introducing Nourish Lounge, the women-owned social wellness space at 321 W. Broadway. Unwind and pamper yourself with an individual sweat session where you may be provided with noise-canceling headphones or tune into your favorite Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime series! Prefer a little company while you sweat? Group bookings are also available! The lounge can even be rented to enjoy two-hour sessions with up to 5 clients for a collective sweat session. Don’t miss the grand opening of this hot spot next week in Southie!

The Dirty Italian

No matter what happens this year, you must experience the culinary magic of Talya Pessolano, the small business owner behind The Dirty Italian on Old Colony! Dive into the delectable PESTOlando sandwich, featuring a breaded chicken slice, prosciutto, arugula, roasted red peppers, and pesto, or savor the fame of her amazing Italian sandwich. If you can’t make it for lunch, you can elevate your dinner with a homey chicken Parmesan and indulge the family with the brownie cheesecake balls. Don’t miss out on these thick Italian classics crafted with flavor!

Native Sun Marijuana Dispensary

Curious about cannabis? Embark on your 2024 cannabis journey guided by the expertise of Native Sun Dispensary’s knowledgeable team! Recently established in Southie, they infuse local vibes by showcasing nearby businesses, hosting food trucks, playing a curated playlist, and designing a unique in-store experience to elevate your cannabis journey. Immerse yourself in the thoughtfully curated interior, explore marijuana and CBD products, and check out this local destination for an informed cannabis experience!

Southie Cookie

Craving something sweet? Founded by Maude Gagnon, who left her 9-5 job in 2023 to pursue the world of cookies, Southie Cookie is a must! Mark your calendar every Sunday at 5 pm for the cookie restocks on southiecookie.com, then swing by In Good Company on 653 E Broadway every Friday from 1-6 for pick-ups. Can’t make the pickup? This thriving Southie bakery now ships nationwide! Indulge in these must-have, creative, gooey delights – and don’t forget, they’re very generously sized!


Nestled just beyond the hustle of Southie, Chickadee stands out as an award-winning Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Indulge in must-have dishes like cheddar biscuits, squid ink fusilli, duck three ways, and top it off with the exquisite pistachio baklava for dessert! With a seasonal menu sourced from local farms, markets, and producers, Chickadee promises a culinary experience that is an absolute must-try!

The Playwright Bar

The transformation of Playwright Bar on E. Broadway is impossible to overlook! With ongoing renovations set to double the size of the restaurant and bar, the grand opening is eagerly anticipated this year. Southies’ favorites will be making a comeback soon, featuring beloved savory classics, music, and, of course, their renowned margarita towers. While it might be a chilly winter now, things will be heating up with the imminent grand opening of this soon-to-be hot spot. Get ready for an exciting revival you will not want to miss this year!

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