Prepare for a taste sensation as you take a guided tour of one of Boston's most famous historical neighborhoods. Head to to the legendary Boston Common and North End areas and get ready to sample delicious New England cuisine like never before.
This guided culinary walking tour will showcase 14 landmarks, every single one an authentic American treasure. You'll learn about the intriguing food history of one of the nation's most historic towns and find out more about the cooking traditions founded on its unique and eclectic immigrant history.
Take a step back in time to the 18th century and learn how the region's importance as a trading and fishing hub gave birth to celebrated Boston dishes such as baked beans slow cooked with molasses and lobster bisque. You'll enjoy delicious tasting stops at a hand-picked selection of gourmet eateries and restaurants showcasing Bostonian cuisine as never before.
If you think you know Boston, think again! This culinary voyage of discover celebrates the city's rich history and gourmet traditions as never before.
Experience Boston and its food as never before with a passionate food expert. Explore some of the city's best hidden secrets and make friends along the way. You will see churches, cemeteries and meeting halls while getting to know about the Boston Common, the North End and other unique neighborhoods.
Tours last three hours and are led by energetic and knowledgeable guides. Tasting stops on the day include Mooo (classic steakhouse), Sweet (Boston’s best cupcake shop), Durgin Park (Quintessential New England cuisine), Salumeria Italiana (gourmet italian shop), Artu (authentic Italian eatery).
Tours take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm. They are not weather dependent and take place rain or shine. Early booking is recommended as this tour can be booked out up to 2 weeks in advance.
This tour includes six stops where you will experience culinary delights including:
- MOOO - A classic steakhouse with a modern twist, Mooo opened in 2007 on Boston's famous Beacon Hill. Mooo offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and an award winning wine list in a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere.
- Sweet - The Improper Bostonian awarded Sweet with the Boston's Best Cupcakes award three years in a row. With cupcakes and cakes baked fresh from scratch daily you will discover why this Sweet spot is a Boston staple.
- Durgin-Park – Taste a piece of Boston history at Durgin-Park located in the old warehouse in Faneuil Hall. The warehouse once housed a dining room for market men and ship crews and still serves classic New England comfort food today.
- Salumeria Italiana - Salumeria is a family owned and operated Italian shop offering authentic Italian and Mediterranean food including oils, vinegars, pasta and other specialty items. Since 1962 local residents, tourists and even famous chefs like Guy Fieri have come to love Salumeria as a Boston tradition.
- Artu - Artu opened in 1992 as a small take-out place. They have since become a quaint neighborhood favorite of locals and tourists alike. Artu offers classic Italian fare specializing in roasted vegetables, meats and home-style pasta.
- Maria's Pastry Shop - A must for anyone looking for authentic Italian pastries, Maria's pastry shop which opened in 1982 offers homemade, award-winning Cannolis along with pastries, cookies, cakes, breads and candies in the old world Italian tradition.
You’ll explore historical landmarks including the Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burial Ground, Kings Chapel, Site of America’s first public school, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, the ‘Old’ State House, Boston Massacre Site, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.