The 2013 Taste of the Nation Boston event was an enormous success raising nearly $95,000 to help support Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger in Boston and across the nation. With over 45 restaurants, 6 food trucks and nearly 30 beverage providers guests were provided a variety of options. We are incredibly grateful that so many in the community came together during one of Boston's darkest times from our wonderful honorary chefs to the hardworking volunteers and everyone in between. In a true display of Boston Strong the entire room honored the victims of the marathon bombing with a 26.2 second moment of silence - no easy task during such a large event - followed by Boston's very own Dropkick Murphy's "Shipping Up to Boston." THANK YOU for your support and we're already looking forward to next year!
Myers + Chang
Craigie on Main
Rialto & Trade
Taste of the Nation Boston features Boston’s great restaurants, wineries, specialty cocktails, silent auction and entertainment at Cruiseport Boston.
Thanks to our all-volunteer committee and generous sponsors! 100% of ticket sales supports Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger.
2013 Participating Restaurants
New restaurants are being confirmed every day. Check back later for an updated list!
- Cavit Collection
- Vin DiVino
- Landmark/Justin Winery
- Vineyard Brands
- Cape Classics
- J. Dusi
- J. Lohr
BEER & CIDER
- Stella Artois
- Notch Brewing
- High and Mighty
- Narragansett Brewery
- Bantam Cider
- St. Germain
- MS Walker
- St. George Spirits
- A. Hardy
- Sidney Frank
- Turkey Shore Distilleries
- Onyx Moonshine
- Inspired Beverage, Inc. (VIP)
In 2012, proceeds from Taste of the Nation Boston locally supported these organizations that are dedicated to fighting childhood hunger:
COOKING MATTERS MASSACHUSETTS A non-profit organization teaching nutrition education and hands-on cooking skills to low-income families while incorporating food safety and how to shop healthfully on a budget through six curricula that are tailored to meet the needs of kids, teens and adults. Classes are taught in Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Chelsea, Cambridge, Quincy, Plymouth, Fitchburg, Framingham, Worcester, Marlborough, and Cape Cod, and are they are currently adding more sites.
GREATER BOSTON FOOD BANK The Greater Boston Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. The Greater Boston Food Bank’s objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need. The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, the food bank distributed almost 35 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people at risk of hunger.
PROJECT BREAD Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. Through the Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, they provide millions of dollars each year in privately donated funds to more than 430 emergency food programs in 125 communities statewide. They also champion programs that provide food to families in neighborhood settings such as schools, after-school programs, summer programs, community health centers, hospitals, and elder home care facilities — making hunger relief a normal part of their day.
2012 Taste of the Nation Coverage
North Andover Patch, January 19, 2012
Fun & Fearless in Beantown, February 3, 2012
Travel, Eat, Love, February 3, 2012
Transient Travels, February 6, 2012
Carrots 'N' Cake, February 9, 2012
Poor Taste, February 10, 2012
The Wellesley Wine Press, February 10, 2012
Transient Travels, February 14, 2012
Boston Restaurant Talk, February 16, 2012
Urbanspoon, February 2012
WBUR Public Kitchen Blog, March 21, 2012
BostonChefs.com, March 30, 2012
Eat & Sip in the City, April 1, 2012
Drink Insider, April 12, 2012
WBUR Public Kitchen Blog, April 12, 2012
Confessions of a Chocoholic, April 15, 2012
Hot, Buttered, and Toasted, April 16, 2012
Somerville Patch, April 16, 2012
The Boston Day Book, April 17, 2012
Zagat, April 17, 2012
DGuides Boston, April 2012
Where Boston, April 2012 Issue