5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location:Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From New England fried clams and Puerto Rican specialties to mouthwatering cookies and gourmet sandwiches, you’ll get a taste of Boston's best eateries on this South End walking tour. Visit six locations to sample Boston’s diverse culinary traditions — there are enough tastings to make a satisfying meal. As you stroll along historic streets, your expert guide shares fun facts about local establishments, culture and history. This tour provides a taste both literally and figuratively of one of Boston’s most vibrant communities.


  • 3-hour food and walking tour in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood
  • Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous restaurant districts on a food tour with an expert guide
  • Munch on deluxe sandwiches created by Boston’s top chefs
  • Sample restaurant dishes inspired by family recipes from Venezuela and Puerto Rico
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from a renowned local bakery
  • Visit Boston’s oldest fish market and try their classic fried clams

What You Can Expect

Boston South End Food and Walking Tour

Boston Food Tour

Please note: In the Special Requirements field at check out, please advise any dietary restrictions or food allergies; substitutions may be accommodated with advance notice.

Meet your knowledgeable guide at a central point in Boston’s South End to begin your food and neighborhood walking tour. The city’s lively food scene is constantly evolving; the restaurants mentioned are intended to give an idea of the places you may visit, but the itinerary could change on the day of your tour. Explore the South End neighborhood on foot, covering less than 2 miles (3.2 km) at a leisurely pace with frequent stops and some seated tastings.

Over the course of approximately 3.5 hours, sample foods from renowned local eateries and learn about the establishments and the chef-owners behind them. In addition, hear about the South End's history, culture and architecture from your guide.

Dive in with
sandwiches at the Parish Cafe, where you’ll learn how some of Boston’s top chefs created their own sandwiches for the menu. Then, get a taste of Venezuelan cuisine and its blend of Andean and Caribbean flavors at Orinoco Kitchen. Orinoco Kitchen invites you to savor its dishes in the warm ambiance of a taguarita, a traditional family-run restaurant typically found in Venezuela.

Continue your
tour with a sweet treat at Flour Bakery, a renowned bakery and cafe that makes cookies and pastries, among other delicious temptations. Down the street, tuck into fish specials such as New England fried clams at Morse Fish Company, Boston’s oldest fish market, established in 1903.

Across the street from Morse, get a look at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, a Gothic Revival cathedral built in 1875 and one of the largest Catholic churches in New England.
Then stop at the nearby gourmet food shop South End Formaggio for samples of artisan cheeses made in New England.

As you make your way through this colorful historical neighborhood, your guide will also point out Victorian bow-front homes and share stories about some of the South End’s sights and famous residents. Admire the community's most quaint residential areas, open green spaces and various points of historical and modern-day interest.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept the pace moving. The selection of restaurants was great. I would take one of these tours again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Rachel was awesome and the tour very informative. The food and the history experienced was terrific. The meatloaf sandwich was my favorite.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Alyssa was awesome! She gave us a lot of unique history and pointed out many interesting things from the past and present. The food was delicious and we enjoyed hearing about how the restaurants got their start. Top notch all the way!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a wonderful time on the South End food tour. Our guide, Rachel had a wealth of information about the neighborhood that she shared, which made the experience all the more interesting. The tastings were very good and varied. We have been on several food tours, both in Boston and NYC and this was one of the best. I would highly recommend this tour...it is a great way to get to know the South End!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very well put together, the information of that part of the city, the food was great, highly recommend this tour. We did it with a group of friends, so much fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My wife and I had a great time, will do more of these type of tours when we visit other cities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Extremely interesting, informative, well-paced, friendly. Fun to sample the foods of this eclectic neighborhood.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The food was fabulous and left us so sated we skipped dinner! And our guide was so knowledgeable about the area - that added a special spice all its own to the tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Loved the history food and guide! Recommending to all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was the perfect Saturday afternoon tour. My girlfriend and I both live in Boston, and yet we were still learning things every step of the way thanks to our friendly, knowledgable guide. The food samples and selections were excellent and the stops at specialty shops like Formaggio Kitchen were guaranteed to result in return visits from us this spring and summer. The size of the tour was also just right with about 10 people. Thanks again for a great afternoon!

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