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  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:  3 hours (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.

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  • 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

Meet your knowledgeable local guide at a central point in Boston’s South End to begin your food 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 neighborhood on foot, covering less than 2 miles (3.2km) at a leisurely pace with frequent stops and some seated tastings.

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.

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’s, you’ll see the Cathedral of The Holy Cross, a Gothic Revival cathedral built in 1875 and one of the largest Catholic churches in New England.

Continue your stroll to Vejigantes Restaurant where you’ll try authentic Puerto Rican dishes and hear about the Puerto Rican community’s rich history in the Villa Victoria area of the South End.

Nearby, the gourmet food shop South End Formaggio serves up samples of artisan cheeses, meats and wines. Wrap up your tasting tour with a sweet treat at Flour Bakery, a renowned bakery and cafe that makes cookies and pastries among other delicious temptations.

As you make your way through this colorful historical neighborhood, your guide will point out Victorian brownstone buildings and share stories about some of the South End’s sights and famous residents.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was a great tour. It was not only about the great food in this South End Neighborhood, but the history, live style and beautiful architecture. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. Don't eat a big breakfast before going, the food portions were more than enough. Wear comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking, but there are plenty of nice stops along the way. Very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was really good and gave you the opportunity to be guided around apart of Boston you may not have otherwise considered visiting, whilst you learn the history of the area, and try some great food along the way. I would recommend this tour. You are only given samples of the food, but it’s enough. You are recommended restaurants as you walk around one we later visited.

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