The North End Little Italy Food Tour is a leisurely-paced walking tour that carves a path through the streets of Boston’s charming North End.
- Combine a tour of the historic Freedom Trail and lunch in one tour.
- Learn about the culinary history of Boston foods.
- Visit 12 sites on the Freedom Trail from the Boston Common through Faneuil Hall.
- Enjoy foods that Boston is known for.
Visit restaurants along the Freedom Trail
Sample delicious food as you stroll the Freedom Trail with your knowledgeable local guide.
What to Expect
Your tour guide will greet you in the Boston Common. You will follow the famous Freedom Trail as it winds its way through Boston, seeing 12 sites in “the heart of the Freedom Trail” and enjoying the delicious food that Boston is known for. The food tour will conclude at Quincy Market and close to public transportation.
Chef-owner Jamie Mammano (whose other restaurants include Mistral, Teatro, Sorellina and L’Andana) channels his culinary creativity with modern interpretations of classic dishes.
Luke’s Lobster provides traceable, sustainable seafood. They work directly with fishermen to hand pick the best seafood and bring it straight to their own seafood company.
Bell In Hand Tavern
This is American’s oldest tavern founded in 1795. A gathering place for printers and politicians, sailors and even Daniel Webster, it became the most famous alehouse in the city.
The Popover Lady
Early English settlers in the American colonies brought their recipes with them. The recipes were then adapted. And the popover was the delicious result.
Red Apple Farm
Over 100-year-old, 4th generation New England family farm! An experience as American as apple pie!
Union Oyster House
The Union Oyster House enjoys the unique distinction of being America’s oldest restaurant, serving food since 1826. The building dates back to Pre-Revolutionary days.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Boston eating our local artisans’ most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.
You should bring a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf as Boston can get cold. If it looks like rain bring your umbrella.
Please let us know if anyone in your group has a dietary restriction when purchasing your tickets. As long as we know well in advance, we can often accommodate your needs. If we do not find out about your dietary restrictions until the day of the tour, it is usually impossible for us to accommodate your needs. Additionally, there are some foods on the tour that are very difficult to replace depending on the shop or restaurant. At these stops, you may not be able to participate in the food portion of the stop, depending on your specific dietary restriction. We will always do our best to accommodate each person’s needs. Please contact before booking if you would like to confirm ahead of time whether or not your dietary restriction can be accommodated.
Please note that none of our tours are gluten free or dairy free and only the North End tour is vegetarian.