- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Ages 11 and under
Sample the best food in the Boston! The North End Little Italy Food Tour is a leisurely-paced walking tour that carves a path through the streets of the charming North End.
- Combine North End history with Boston’s best Italian foods.
- Explore out-of-the-way establishments and off-the-beaten-path areas.
- Get to know the North End with an experienced guide.
- Eat Boston’s best pizza since 1926 that was voted the best pizza in the USA by Tripadvisor
- Try Boston’s best cannoli
- 1 sit-down restaurant
- Child-friendly tour
- Runs year-round
What to Expect
Your tour guide will greet you at in the North End and take you to several venues where you will have an opportunity to sample delectable foods. Along the way, you will learn about the colorful history of Boston’s North End.
Here, the streets are narrow and compact, and there is history – Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, burial grounds – seemingly around every corner. The neighborhood is packed with restaurants, virtually all of them Italian, and the locals carefully maintain their deeply-rooted ties to Italian culture.
This is the oldest urban neighborhood in America. The air is fragrant with the fresh ocean breeze and scents of coffee houses, bakeries, and restaurants, as we wind our way through the scenic narrow streets.
This family-run shop is as authentically old-world Italian as you can get. Since 1962, Salumeria has been providing locals of the North End with only the best in Italian foods.
Locals line up for the homemade pastas and dishes in this family-run Southern Italian trattoria.
This North End pizzeria has been wowing locals and visitors alike with their more than 90-year-old secret recipe for brick oven pizza. Voted Best Pizza in USA by Tripadvisor.
For over 80 years, the Bova staff and family has produced award-winning Italian pastries and treats from traditional Italian family recipes. Bova is known for their genuine Italian baking styles and fresh ingredients.
Polcari’s Coffee has been a staple in the North End since 1932 and still offers Mr. Polcari’s famous house roast that has maintained its popularity with the locals.
An award-winning, family-owned Italian bakery, Modern Pastry was created by the Picariello family over 70 years ago on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End.
Where to Meet
Your Yummy Walks guide will meet you in the North End on the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets. The tour will end in the same location.
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 about the neighborhoods from real locals.
Our tours have been developed for food and history lovers. In our vast touring experience we have found that younger children might be indifferent, fidgety and may not fully appreciate our tours. More importantly, their disinterest could interfere with the exciting experience which Yummy Walks has carefully crafted for you. Whether to bring your child or not is ultimately up to your discretion, but please note that all children, regardless of age, need a paid ticket. We do offer a discounted rate for children ages 12 and under. Please also note that strollers are not permitted on the tour, due to the many narrow sidewalks that we walk on, the uneven cobble stone streets that we cross, and the very small shops that we visit. If you have further questions pertaining to tickets for children, please contact us.
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.