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Canal Park at CambridgeSide

Lechmere Canal Park

Cambridge, MA

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The 16th Annual



The TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE celebrates its 16th year at Canal Park at CambridgeSide overlooking the beautiful banks of the Charles River12th

featuring 70+ of “Boston’s Best” Restaurants in Cambridge!

Exciting new particpants, sponsors, and entertainment.

Tuesday, July 10 2017 5:30-8:30 pm

Raindate: Thursday, July 12 2017 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Come celebrate with a dance party and Toast to Cambridge!

Enjoy great food & drinks, games,

grills, craft beer, the Dirty Water Brass Band,

celebrity DJ’s and dancing!

Feel good and do good!

Buy a ticket to this benefit and provide support to local Cambridge non-profits doing direct service work in Cambridge in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment. The TOC helps to support non-profit alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs each year. This years beneficiaries will be announced in May.

Each year foodies descend upon the Taste of Cambridge to sample the delicious, creative, healthy and award-winning cuisine that enriches the culture of our city – and results in our being one of the best-recognized restaurant destinations around.

Highlights of this Year’s Annual Taste of Cambridge include:

This year, the whole event is VIP!

We are offering a “Taste and Spirit” tier for $75, which includes all food, beverages, and 4 beer, wine or specialty cocktails.

The “Taste” tier for $50 includes all food and non-alcoholic beverages ( mocktails, juices, teas, and specialty coffees). Children and Families are welcome! Get the ultimate Tasting Ticket for the under 12 set (accompanied by a parent): Kids Tasting Tickets are available for $15.00 each for children 6 to 12; kids under six are free.

Mocktail contest! This year watch Cambridge mixologists compete to make the most innovative and best-tasting mocktail in the “Peoples Republic”. Local celebrity judges will decide the winner!

Best in Taste! Everyone gets a vote to elect the best “Taste” of Cambridge. Your vote counts!


NEW! 50Kitchen Personal Chef and Catering Service
Abbey, The
Abigail's Restaurant
Alden and Harlow
ArtBar Cambridge
Asgard Irish Pub
Bambara Kitchen and Bar
Bantam Cider
NEW! Beard Papa's Cream Puffs
NEW! Beat Brasserie
Bombay Sapphire
NEW! Boston Burger Company
NEW! Cafe Barada
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Cambridge Common
Cambridge Office for Tourism
NEW! CambridgeSide
NEW! Christopher's Restaurant
Craigie on Main
Dosa Factory
Downeast Cider House
East Cambridge Savings Bank
NEW! East Coast Grill & Raw Bar
NEW! Farmer Willie's
Flour Bakery + Cafe
Formaggio Kitchen
NEW! Freepoint Hotel
Friendly Toast, The
Fuji At Kendall
Hong Kong Restaurant
Hops Test Kitchen & Raw Bar
Iggy's Bread of the World
Insomnia Cookies
Irving House
Jose's Mexican Restaurant
NEW! Kalahari Biltong
Kika Tapas
Late July Snacks
Legal Sea Foods
NEW! Les Sablons
NEW! Little Donkey
Lone Star Taco Bar
Lord Hobo
NEW! Luzanel Tequila
NEW! Mad River Distillers
NEW! Mainely Burgers
Middle East Restaurant
NEW! Nirvana The Taste of India
NEW! Noosa Yoghurt
NEW! Oath Craft Pizza
NEW! Olivia's Organics
NEW! Poke city
NEW! Privateer Rum
Puritan & Company
NEW! Purity Juice
Rising, The
Roxy's Grilled Cheese
NEW! Saloniki Greek
NEW! Shanti
NEW! Smoke Shop, The
Sparkling Ice
NEW! Spindler Confections
Star Market
State Park
NEW! Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
Summer Shack
The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
Veggie Galaxy
NEW! Vice Cream
Whole Foods Market - River Street


The Taste of Cambridge (ToC), founded by the Cambridge License Advisory Board (CLAB), is produced by dedicated CLAB volunteers. CLAB works year-round to prevent underage drinking and to educate and support liquor license holders in their efforts to prohibit sales to minors. The ToC, in addition to being an extraordinary gastronomic experience, is also a charitable event! Our participating restaurants, sponsors, and volunteers present the best “Taste of...” event to provide financial support to our beneficiaries!


Please note: This is a charitable event and we do NOT issue ticket refunds.
In case of inclement weather we have a rain date of 7/13/16.

Advance tickets until May 16, 2017: Taste and Spirit $60, Taste $40, Kids $12

Regular ticket sales after May 16, 2017: Taste and Spirit $75, Taste $50, Kids $15

At the door tickets July 11 or rain date July 13: Taste and Spirit $85, Taste $60, Kids $15

For more information about the event please contact:

Juliana Lyman: 617-312-0278 or clab.exec@gmail.com





Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All ages are welcome, but you must provide a valid ID to receive a 21+ bracelet if you want to consume alcohol.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Dress to be outside comfortably for a few hours and bring some rain gear if weather looks iffy. Please keep your belongings to a minimum, as all bags are subject to inspection. No outside food or alcohol is allowed.

When will I know if the event has been moved to the rain date?

In the event of expected prohibitive weather (e.g. lightening, heavy winds, excessive precipitation, etc.), an email notice will be sent on the day before the originally scheduled event (July 10th) to inform all ticket holders; please alert all members in your party.

May I bring my pet (dog, bunny, snake, pigeon, dinosaur, etc.)?

Although we love them, due to health code restrictions, ONLY service animals are allowed.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email clab.exec@gmail.com with any questions, thank you!

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