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Boston Small-Group Walking Food Tour With Tastings

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Small group Guided Walking Food Tour in Boston

From $115.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Sample some of the most delicious bites that Boston’s North End has to offer—and enjoy a personalized, first-hand introduction to the area’s charms and Italian heritage—on this small-group walking tour. Choose between several convenient start times, and be sure to bring your appetite: you’ll follow your guide to a number of local businesses, where you’ll try everything from clam chowder and lobster rolls to pasta and cannoli. At the end, you'll enjoy a delicious Secret Dish, that will be revealed only on the day of the tour.
  • This small-group tour is capped at 12 to keep things personal
  • Discover a local’s eye view of Boston’s North End
  • Enjoy enough bites and samples to add up to a hearty meal
  • As you explore, learn insider stories and tips from your guide
  • Find out on the day of the tour what the Secret Dish is

What's Included

  • Cup Clam Chowder
  • Lobster Roll
  • Italian Pizza
  • Mini Cannoli
  • Baked Beans
  • Our Delicious Secret Dish
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 136 Blackstone St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

    We'll meet in front of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, near the Haymarket T Stop. During the warmer months, you'll see brightly colored tables and benches near our meeting location.

End point

  • Hanover Street
    Hanover St, Boston, MA, USA

    The tour ends on Hanover street.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • *Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Family fun
Heidi_M, Apr 2024
Great experience with my kids - good food and some learning! Kept them entertained and full! Would recommended as something different for a family trip
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for recommending us as a unique family activity, Heidi. Remember, Secret Food Tours operates in over 60 cities worldwide, so there's always more to explore!
Delicious, informative and FUN tour!
Kerry_S, Apr 2024
We celebrated my husband’s birthday with a large group of family and friends. Our tour guide, Avery, provided both historical and anecdotal information about Boston’s North End while we relished delicious food from several restaurants and eateries. It was a fun, mouth-watering, memorable day!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you, Kerry, for celebrating with us and for sharing your delightful feedback! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you on another culinary adventure soon.
Food experience in charming Boston
Simona_S, Apr 2024
I enjoyed very much this food tour with Jayden. We were 12 altogether and the atmosphere was really friendly. Recommended!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much for recommending us! We'd love to host you again in one of our 60+ cities worldwide.
Fab food tour exploring the heart of Boston and all of its delights!
Gregor_S, Mar 2024
We had a really lovely time on this food tour with our guides Seán and Jayden. Shout out to Jayden for delivering a superb first tour... your humour and character really came to life, even as we journeyed around Boston in the rain, so thank you! This tour takes you beyond the typical tourist hotspots so you can sample different delights; from clam chowder, to lobster rolls to italian cannelloni. Thank you also Seán for providing and inspiring us with such rich knowledge of your travels to date, places to explore in Boston and wider across the US.
Expensive experience with a sample of food
Tina_C, Mar 2024
We had did another tour for half the price and honestly preferred the other one. It’s quite expensive and definitely focuses on food with a little bit of history, but not much walking/sightseeing. You are stopping at places for food and get 15 minutes at each location to browse which honestly I’d prefer seeing other places with a tour guide. Food portions were small for the price of the tour. The best was the lobster roll! You get a cup of clam chowder, one slice of pizza, a taste of nuts, a tiny doughnut, a lobster roll, and the small cannoli. The tour guide was nice and we ended up joining only two other couples on the tour so the group size was perfect. Viator said they could honor my booking price switching from Thursday to Wednesday and after 1.5 hours on the phone with Viator they didn’t honor after already canceling my Thursday reservation so don’t be fooled! We paid in the end since Viator didn’t honor the original booking price $230 for 2 tickets and we would estimate $80 total on the food for 2 people based on portion sizes on tour. Hope this helps!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your insights, Tina. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed our culinary highlights, particularly the lobster roll, which is indeed a local favorite. We do understand your perspective regarding the balance between food tastings and sightseeing. As a food tour, our primary focus is to showcase the authentic flavors of the city, while providing guests with insights into the local culinary scene and the stories behind each dish. This tour was carefully curated to provide a well-rounded taste of Boston's flavors, and our chosen dishes are intended to allow guests to savor different tastes throughout the tour while ensuring that no one leaves our tour feeling overly full or missing out on sampling our various offerings. However, we acknowledge your feedback regarding your desire for more historical context and will consider ways to enhance this aspect of our tour without compromising the culinary experience. It's also disappointing to hear about the inconvenience you encountered with Viator's booking policy. While we don't have control over third-party booking platforms' policies, we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We encourage guests to share their feedback directly with Viator for further review, as they handle pricing matters independently. We value your comments as they help us refine our offerings and ensure that each guest enjoys a fulfilling experience with us. We'd love to welcome you back on one of our tours, where we're confident you'll discover even more culinary delights and fascinating stories. If you’d like to discuss this further, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@secrettours.com.
The food was very good...
nicki_p, Mar 2024
The food was very good and the background stories of the area were extremely interesting and filled with fun facts
Rainy day in Boston
Maura_B, Mar 2024
We had 6 people on our tour, which was the perfect number. The tour guide, Sky, provided a good mix of history and general Boston information along with the food stops. We enjoyed the lobster roll, clam chowder, cornbread, flavored nuts, and canoli we had on the tour.
Great way to kickoff a Boston Weekend with couples tasting + tour
Michelle_K, Mar 2024
Gabriel was a wonderful guide. Our group of 12 had a lot of big personalities and special food requests and he handled it all with professionalism and humor. The food was delish and the vendors were kind and ready for us. In most cases we had a private space for our tasting (which was a smart move their part) Highly recommend the tour and Gabriel as a guide!! It was a great way to start our Boston weekend
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We truly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you to our tours again, Michelle. Wishing you safe travels ahead!
Highlight of our Trip to Boston
Stacy_P, Mar 2024
Great tour - tour guide was very knowledgeable about food and history of Boston. Great choices of food from locals, not the tourist traps
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We're grateful for your kind words, Stacy, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Great guide, great food, great time.
Sam_G, Mar 2024
Our guide Sean D was incredible. So much knowledge in history and food. Really fun and made everyone comfortable. The food was great, particularly the lobster roll and cannoli.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Sam. We're pleased that you savored the lobster roll and cannoli; they're indeed among our tour's highlights! Come join us again for even more delights.
Exactly what we were hoping for!
Cascey_W, Mar 2024
This tour was exactly what we were looking for! Our guide Sean D. was great! We got a great history lesson about Boston and were able to try some amazing food! Really enjoyed walking the different parts of the historic city and tasting the many different cuisine options it had to offer.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Your positive feedback reinforces our commitment to delivering exceptional tours that highlight the best of Boston, Cascey. We hope you'll join us again!
Fun day in a fun city!
Amber_K, Feb 2024
The lobster roll from reds was incredible! We also very much enjoyed the cannoli from modern pastry. We loved all the history and tidbits that Anya shared along the way. North end was lovely, and seeing Paul Revere‘s house was great too. Really a fun day and a fun city. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for recommending us, Amber! Don't forget, Secret Food Tours operates in over 60 cities worldwide, so there's always more to explore.
History meets delicious food!
Mandy_S, Jan 2024
Sean was our tour guide and he did an excellent job sharing interesting historical facts while sharing Boston's delicious food with us
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We appreciate your kind words, Mandy! Your feedback encourages us to continue providing memorable food tours in Boston. We'd love to host you again on another gastronomic adventure!
10/10 experience!
Jordin_M, Dec 2023
Wow where do I start?! Our tour guide Anya was on point! Not only were the food stops amazing, but you also learn about a lot of cool history on each stop. Definitely recommend her for your food tour. 10 out of 10 experience for sure!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks for the review, Jordin! We appreciate your kind words about Anya and we'll be sure to share your compliments to her. It's always rewarding when our tours become a highlight for our guests. We value your support and look forward to guiding you through more culinary delights in the future!
Great experience and great food
Michael_F, Dec 2023
Anya who is a great guide. She was very knowledgeable and made an effort to make a connection with each group in the tour. The food was excellent and we were all full by the end of the tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We appreciate your feedback, Michael! Anya's dedication to making our tour enjoyable for every guest reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional service. Your positive feedback serves as a testament to the success of our efforts!
Great food, tour guide was awesome
Sindhu_B, Dec 2023
Gabe was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable and super friendly. The food on the tour was delicious and I learned so much about Boston along the stops. Luckily the weather was nice on our trip but I would recommend bundling up in the winter time. Overall would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you for leaving your remarks, Sindhu! Your feedback aligns with our commitment to always ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for our guests. We're glad to have met your expectations and we look forward to hosting you again on another tour!
Great stuff to share!
Dan_B, Dec 2023
Avery was great. Shared interesting stories and history bits we hadn’t heard before. We found ourselves retelling bits we learned with friends!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
It's our pleasure to have hosted you on our food tour, Dan! We're glad you enjoyed the culinary adventure we've prepared for you. Thank you for choosing Secret Food Tours and we look forward to welcoming you back!
Perfect Tasting Tour!
Samantha_C, Dec 2023
Food was the perfect mix of Boston food highlights. Our tour guide Ayna was very helpful and informative. I would recommend taking the tour on the first day of your visit so you have plenty of time to go back and revisit several of the stops to try even more food.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We appreciate your review, Samantha! Your suggestion to take our Boston tour on the first day is a smart approach - allowing ample time to revisit the stops and explore even more culinary delights. Thanks for joining us and we look forward to welcoming you back to explore more flavors!
Excellent Christmas Food...
Lisa_C, Dec 2023
Excellent Christmas Food tour of Boston!! Our guide, Gabe, was fantastic!! Loved the food, history and beautiful neighborhoods!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for the review, Lisa! We're delighted to have met your expectations during your journey through Boston's delights. It's our pleasure to have had you with us and we look forward to welcoming you again!
Great tour as describe. Definitely book it for you and your family!
Frank_L, Nov 2023
What a great experience. First off, Nicola was an amazing tour guide! Made us feel at home. Great knowledge on history of Boston and knows the great food spots to eat. The best part was the majority of the spots we were planning to visit were covered in this tour. Won’t give up the spots and will let you guys experience it on your own. Please come hungry. Eat a very light breakfast because you will need plenty of space for food tasting. But if we could give 10 starts we would!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks for the 5 star rating, Frank! We're glad Nicola was able to successfully showcase the best of Boston's food scene during your tour. We hope you'll join us again!
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