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Our Boston Location Will Re-Open in 2022.

Catering & Food at our Boston Location

Food is an excellent companion to paddling, and Charles River Canoe & Kayak is happy to arrange catering from any local restaurant. A selection of our favorites is presented below.

You can arrange the catering yourself (so you can confer directly with the caterer regarding menu selections), or we can make the arrangements: choose one of our Featured Selections (at right) or work with us to plan your menu for a fee of 20% of the food cost (minimum fee $50; food cost includes 6.25% state tax).

Most of our locations have a waterfront picnic area available for group use. Learn more about picnicking at our Allston/Brighton location!

Redbones Barbeque

A very popular Davis Square restaurant serving authentic, downhome-style Southern food. Menu includes standard barbeque favorites like ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and more. See our Featured Selection from Redbones above.

Redbones Featured Selection

MENU: Memphis Pork Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork & Sandwich Rolls, Choice of Three Side Dishes, BBQ Sauce Selection, Soda & Bottled Water

SIDES: Baked Beans*, Garlic Mashed Potatoes*, Dirty Rice*, Potato Salad, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Veggies, Garden Salad [10+ ppl.], Red Beans & Rice, Cole Slaw, Succotash, or Collard Greens (*=standard).

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN OPTIONS: Veggie Burger, Portobello Mushroom Sandwich, Veggie Rice, Vegetarian Collard Greens (not vegan); all sides except Baked Beans, Dirty Rice are vegetarian (but not vegan).

GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: All meats except BBQ Hash; all sides except Mac & Cheese, Cornbread, Chips; all sauces; Portobello Sandwich made w/o onion jam.

$34 per person, incl. taxes and fees

For arrangements, contact our Newton office at (617) 965-5110.

Bakers Best Catering

Huge variety of salads, entrees, pastas, etc. An excellent, inexpensive box-lunch sandwich option.

Sensational Foods Featured Selection

Sensational Foods Deluxe Box Lunches

Basic Box ($15): Deli Sandwich, Bag of Chips, Cookie or Piece of Whole Fruit, Beverage

Healthy Choice ($16): Half Wrap with Grilled Chicken, Turkey, Ham, or Roast Beef, Garden Salad w/ Lite Italian Dressing, Whole Fruit, Beverage

Express Box ($18): Deli or Specialty Sandwich, Pasta Salad, Bag of Chips, Cookie or Piece of Whole Fruit, Beverage

Prices are per person, including taxes and fees.

For arrangements, contact our Newton office at (617) 965-5110.


More Catering Options

Eagles Deli

A Boston Classic that's been featured on Man vs. Food, Eagles offers a variety of catering options from bag lunches to fruit platters to the Eagles Deli Spectacular. They'll even deliver your food (10 person minimum).

Maggiano's Little Italy

Serving amazing and filling Italian dishes is a Maggiano's specialty. They offer a full range of catering options, including vegetarian and dessert.

Bruegger's Bagel Bakery

New England farmhouse-inspired bakery-café offering bagels and fresh sandwiches. In addition to visiting their nearby restaurant for a sit-down meal, you can order individual boxed meals or large platters for catering, so small and large groups can be accommodated equally well.


Conveniently located around the corner from our Allston/Brighton location (and lots of other places), Subway offers quick, healthy sandwiches. Pick up your sandwiches here and bring them along while you paddle!


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