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Tuesday, July 15th 2014 (rain date Thursday, July 17th) 2014

Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM

VIP Area: Opens at 5:30 PM and closes at 9:30 PM – 1 hour later then the general admission area!

Location: University Park & Sidney Street (between Franklin & Pacific) in Central Square.

Each year foodies descend upon the Taste of Cambridge to sample the delicious, creative, healthy and award-winning cuisine that comprises our city – one of the most widely recognized restaurant destinations in the area. The Taste of Cambridge transforms University Park Common and Sidney Street into a lush haven for gastronomical and gustatory indulgences of the highest order!

Our event is one of the great food sampling experiences in the region featuring 100+ local restaurants and local specialty butcher, cheese, honey, wine, beer, specialty drinks and coffee purveyors.

Feel good and do good!

Buy a ticket to this benefit and provide support local Cambridge non-profits doing direct service work in Cambridge in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment. The TOC helps to support five non-profit alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs each year.

Highlights of the 12th Annual Taste of Cambridge include:
  • Kids

    Get the kids the ultimate Tasting Ticket for the under 12 set (accompanied by a parent): there is so much to choose from -it’s hard for even the pickiest kid to resist! Kids Tasting Tickets are available for $15.00 each for children 6 to 12; kids under six are free

  • VIP

    Our “VIP” ticket holders are welcomed into a VIP Garden full of “Lawn Games & Raw Bars, Grills & Craft Beers” and specialty cocktails & craft punches served by our Celebrity Bartenders!

    Our Liquor Sponsors (TBA) have several bars in the VIP area – featuring cocktails & punches by celebrity bartenders from VIP restaurants!

  • Adults

    Each “Adult” General Admission ticket to the Taste of Cambridge includes four glasses of beer or wine from our beer and wine gardens featuring local Craft Beers and Amstel, Harpoon, Heineken, John Harvard’s Brew House, Rex Goliath, and a variety of other specialty beers and wines


2014 Participants Coming Soon!

Would you like to participate in the Taste of Cambridge?
Please contact Robin Lapidus at robincentralsquare@gmail.com or 617-864-3211

2013 Participants

2014 Sponsors coming soon!

Would you like to sponsor the Taste of Cambridge?
Please contact Robin Lapidus at robincentralsquare@gmail.com or 617-864-3211

2013 Sponsors

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  • Sponsor-BostonMag
  • Sponsor-CambridgeSeal
  • Sponsor-CambridgeTourism
  • Sponsor-CambridgeTrust
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  • Sponsor-CSBA
  • sponsor-drambuie
  • Sponsor-ForestCity
  • Sponsor-Harpoon
  • Sponsor-High_Mighty
  • sponsor-irving
  • sponsor-middleeast
  • Sponsor-MIT
  • Sponsor-Mmmmaven
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  • Sponsor-Renewal
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  • Sponsor-WickedLocal
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2013 Beneficiaries

*2014 Beneficiaries coming soon!


The Cambridge Licensee Advisory Board (www.clab.org) presents the Eleventh Annual Taste of Cambridge a celebration of this historic city’s extraordinary dining scene enhanced by a beautiful park setting, live music, and a great crowd, the TOC is one of Cambridge’s most anticipated annual events. The TOC is organized and run by CLAB, a volunteer organization that works year-round to prevent underage drinking and to educate and support liquor license holders in their efforts to prohibit sales to minors. The CLAB mission and its community minded focus is at the heart of the Taste of Cambridge. Proceeds from the TOC benefit non-profit partners chosen for their alignment with the CLAB mission. On behalf of the entire planning committee and the Cambridge business community, we thank you for your support, and hope you’ll enjoy the 2013 Taste of Cambridge.