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Boston Food Tour - Explore the North End

Boston, United States

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Experience hosted by Bob

2 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your tour begins at the famous Boston Harbor - starting with a walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston, and nearby historic wharfs as we make our way to the heart of the North End.

We'll visit a hidden Italian bakery serving up fresh bread daily. Break bread with your fellow travelers and let the carbs give you the energy to continue your adventure! A proper Italian salumeria is next, and you have a chance to enjoy Italian meats and cheeses at their finest and freshest.

Then, we'll head to the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street. It’s time for a mid-tour break at a traditional Italian café. Here, you have a chance to purchase your choice of a classic cappuccino, espresso, or tea, or just rest your feet.

Let the caffeine kick in as we go back in time into North End history. Hear stories about some of the most influential events that have happened in Boston. We will make our way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls. To this day, North Enders still attend this church, which is famous for its role in the Revolution.

After church, we dive deeper into the local side of the North End. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and the stories are endless. We cap off your North End food experience with samples of the best of the best Italian pastries along the backstreets of this delicious neighborhood!
Other things to note
This tour features visits to locations that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Discounts are available and I can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour. Please contact me ahead of time, if needed.
Your tour begins at the famous Boston Harbor - starting with a walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston, and nearby historic wharfs as we make our way to the heart of the North End.

We'll visit a hidden Italian bakery serving up fresh bread daily. Break bread with your fellow travelers and let the carbs give you the energy to continue your adventure! A proper Italian salumeria is next, and you have a…

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What's included

  • Food
    You'll receive a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats...
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee to the historic church (or equivalent alternative).
From $46
/ person
Sat, Mar 6
$57 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 3 other guests
$57 per person
Sun, Mar 7
$57 per person
$57 per person
Mon, Mar 8
$57 per person
$57 per person

Meet your host, Bob

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I have a deep love and appreciation for the history, diversity, and unique culture of Boston. Sharing this love for the one-and-only Beantown with visitors (first-timers and frequent visitors alike) is a passion of mine. Boston's big draw is obviously American history, but there's so much more in this city to explore! I've spent time getting to know restauranteurs, artisans, and other foodies, so that I can show you the coolest spots to get a bite in the North End neighborhood. Of course there's the postcard historical sights, but there's also some awesome snacks, only-in-Boston dishes, and amazing hand-crafted treats - the type of places that locals (like me) love. One things for sure, on my tours, you'll receive personal attention from a real, Boston local and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join me!
I have a deep love and appreciation for the history, diversity, and unique culture of Boston. Sharing this love for the one-and-only Beantown with visitors (first-timers and frequent visitors alike) is a passion of mine. Boston's big draw is obviously American history, but there's so much more in this city to explore! I've spent time getting to know restauranteurs, artisans, and other foodies, so that I can show you the coolest spots to get a bite in the North End neighborhood. Of course there's…
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Where you'll be

Discover the local side of Boston’s most popular neighborhood, the North End. Visit Boston’s most revered church and snack your way through the neighborhood with delicious tastings of meat, cheese, bread, pastries, pizza, and cappuccino. Tradition, history, and food define the North End, so join me to discover the best of this dynamic neighborhood. Of course, I’ll taking you off the beaten path to discover some of my favorite hidden gems, too!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 58 reviews.

Rebecca
February 2021
Our Boston experience was an absolute success thanks to Bob and his wonderful recommendations. We were brought to the North End to explore the locals variety of what Boston had to offer, while learning Boston’s history at many different stops along the way. Definitely enjoyed Bob and his friendly demeanor, running into other tour guides on our route, having some good laughs, his charisma was a warm welcome on an otherwise cloudy, groggy day.
Our Boston experience was an absolute success thanks to Bob and his wonderful recommendations. We were brought to the North End to explore the locals variety of what Boston had to…
Lyndsey
February 2021
Bob was a great tour guide! There was history, food, and amazing personal touches to the program throughout. Definitely a fantastic way to spend a few hours- great for friends or significant others looking for a unique date experience!
Marjorie
January 2021
We booked this tour last minute with the hopes of having a local food experience and it was much better than we expected. It was a rainy day, so we ended up having a private tour with Bridget. She was very accommodating and wanted to make sure that dietary restrictions were not a problem for us. She took us to locally owned restaurants and small shops that have been owned for generations. We made four food stops and everything was delicious. Bridget also made some stops along the way to show us historic sites and and landmarks. I would definitely book another tour with her. :)
We booked this tour last minute with the hopes of having a local food experience and it was much better than we expected. It was a rainy day, so we ended up having a private tour w…
Victoria
December 2020
This was one of the best tours I have taken! Corrine was so fun, and really knew the history of Boston while picking great food finds. 10/10 recommend.
Hamilton
December 2020
A great morning tour for Boston! Just right for Boston first timers or those looking for some new insights into the city history and food culture.
Kacey
December 2020
This tour was so much better than expected! The kindness of our tour guide and fellow tourers really made us feel welcome! For the first time in Boston we left feeling like we learned a lot :) would defiently recommend

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 2 and up can attend.