Much better than Faneuil Hall for a place to eat lunch. Its maybe half a block away but air conditioned with places to actually sit and eat your meal. There are maybe a dozen or two restaurants and also some other vendors. There is a farmer's market outside in the street. Its expensive but way less crowded. I had a mediocre sandwich at the Bagel Guild. Again, we weren't really here to have a good meal, just a place to stop, use bathrooms, sit in air conditioning and have some fast food type meals. There are lots of different vendors, so everyone can find something nice to eat. They had a worker who went around cleaning up the tables so its much less dirty than a food court.