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.
Easy 1 mile walk over 3 hours
Eat Boston's best pizza since 1926
Try Boston's best cannolli
1 sit down restaurant
Child friendly tour
Runs year round
Your tour guide will greet you at in the North End and take you to several North End venues where you will have an opportunity to sample delectable foods. Along the way, you will learn about the colorful history of the North End.
In the North End, 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 Italian food shop located on the Freedom Trail is as authentically old world Italian as you can get. Since 1962, Salumeria has been providing locals and visitors of the North End with only the best in Italian foods, oils, vinegars pasta and specialty items with a chef on hand to answer all of your questions about authentic Italian fare.
Since 1992 Artu has been a neighborhood favorite for those looking for classic Italian cuisine made with simple, fresh ingredients. Artu specializes in roasted meats and vegetables and home-style pastas
Since 1926 this North End pizzeria has been wowing locals and visitors alike with their more than 80 year old secret recipe for brick oven pizza made with only the freshest and most natural ingredients.
Polcari's Coffee has been a staple on Salem Street in the North End since 1932 when Anthony Polcari came from Italy and realized his dream of owning a coffee shop. Now owned and operated by a close friend of the family, Polcari's Coffee and grocery maintains its old world charm and still offers Mr. Polcari's famous house roast that has maintained its popularity with the locals.
Captain Jackson Chocolate Shop
This shop, the only of its kind in New England, explores the history of chocolate, including how it was produced and consumed during the American colonial period.
If it is authentic Italian pastries you want, Maria's is the place to be. Family run and operated since 1982, Maria's is known for their homemade cannolis, pastries, cookies, cakes, breads and candies made in the old world Italian tradition.
185-211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
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.GET DIRECTIONS
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.
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.
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Ingrid gave the most wonderful North End Food Tour . She was friendly and knowledgeable about our food visits and the history of the North End and Boston. The food was delicious. I would definitely go back for more! The tour was 3 hours of fun--I could have spent the whole day in the North End.