- 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
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.
Really excellent tour. Guide was very knowledgeable we learned a lot about the area, and great to see parts of the city you wouldn't normly see on the usual tourist trail. Lovely food and good portion sizes, enough to keep you feed without being full. Would thoroughly recommend.
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.