Market Mix: Cooking Playlists for Local Food Enthusiasts

We like to think we’ve already succeeded in captivating your sense of smell, touch, sight, and–of course–taste. Now, we’ve decided it’s time to capture that final frontier: hearing. To accomplish this task we’ve made a Spotify account, @bospublicmarket, to share music that we hope will be the perfect companion in your eating, cooking, and all other food-related endeavors. 

So far we’ve got two playlists to get you started: Adventures of the Blueberry and Listen in the Kitchen! Keep your eyes–and ears!–out for more. And, if you don’t have a Spotify account, we’ve still got you covered; below are our two debut playlists so you can recreate them on your own. 

Listen in your Kitchen! 

We’ve got to be honest: we can’t take full credit for this one. If you love this playlist, you have our vendors to thank. Anyone who knows cooking knows that it can only be made better by one thing: the perfect soundtrack. We checked in with our experts, and these are some of their favorite songs to listen to while they transform their ingredients into the products you find at the market. 

  • “Counting Stars,” OneRepublic
  • “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” The Beatles
  • “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell),” Squeeze
  • “Up and Up,” Relient K
  • “Boogie Wonderland,” Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Alexander Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr. (from Hamilton)
  • “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” The Temptations
  • “Sisters are Doin’ It For Themselves,” Eurythmics 
  • “Swanee River Rock (Talkin’ ‘Bout That River),” Ray Charles
  • “Little Wing,” Jimi Hendrix
  • “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker,” Prince
  • “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” Billy Joel
  • “Check Yes, Juliet,” We The Kings
  • “So What,” Pink
  • “Brown Skin Girl,” Leon Bridges
  • “Portugal,” WALK THE MOON
  • “Vegetables,” The Beach Boys
  • “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
  • “Don’t Stop Believing,” Journey
  • “Waiting for Superman,” Daughtry
  • “Soul Meets Body,” Death Cab for Cutie
  • “Livin’ On A Prayer,” Bon Jovi
  • “This Head I Hold,” Electric Guest
  • “1985,” Bowling For Soup
  • “Jerk Ribs,” Kelis
  • “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond

Adventures of the Blueberry 

Chances are you’ve heard at least a little something about our favorite new addition to the BPM, the BPM Blueberry. If you haven’t, you can read all about it here, but all you really need to know is that the BPM is on the move with an adorable blue trike that is taking to the streets of Boston to deliver up to 400 lbs. of fresh fruits & veggies at a time. Check out this produce-inspired playlist to jam out to the same tunes we do while we’re cruising through the city. 

  • “Blueberry Hill,”  Fats Domino
  • “Strawberry Fields Forever,” The Beatles
  • “Vegetables,” The Beach Boys
  • “Call Any Vegetable,” Frank Zappa
  • “Hot Potatoes,”  The Kinks
  • “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee
  • “Mr. Farmer,” The Seeds
  • “Down on The Farm,” Little Feat
  • Apples and Oranges,” Pink Floyd
  • “Raspberry Beret,” Prince
  • “American Pie,” Don McLean
  • “Fresh Strawberries,” Franz Ferdinand
  • “The Onion Song,” Marvin Gaye
  • “Green Onions,” Booker T. & the M.G.’s 
  • “Cherry Cherry,” Neil Diamond 
  • “Honeycomb,” Jimmy Rodgers
  • “Ice Cream Man,” Van Halen
  • “I Heard it through the Grapevine,” Marvin Gaye
  • “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie,” Jay & The Techniques 
  • “Wild Honey,” U2
  • “Wild Honey,” The Beach Boys
  • “Strawberry Swing,” Coldplay

Happy JAMming!