Best Boston Food Tours: Sample Your Way Across the City
Boston's cuisine is bold and intrepid, traditional and innovative, healthy and over-the-top delicious. In short – the food here is incredibly diverse, much like the city itself. You can try classic Italian pasta, vegan chocolate, and authentic Chinese cuisine. Sip artisan coffee and savor Sicilian pastries. Nosh on lobster rolls and old-school pizza. You'll find food tours in many of the city's neighborhoods, including the North End, South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and Jamaica Plain. Most last two to three hours and all are walking tours, so wear comfortable shoes – and be sure to bring your appetite. Our hotel is located right on the waterfront for easy access to all of these Boston food tours. Check out some of our favorites and discover the true culinary greatness of this historic city. Bon appetit!
North End/Little Italy Tour with Yummy Walks
From Boston's best pizza to cannoli and pasta, this three-hour tour combines history and cuisine during an easy one-mile walk. You'll sample Boston's tastiest Italian foods in the charming and historic North End as you pass by top attractions like the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House. Visit family-run restaurants and local favorites, including Salumeria Italiano, Artu, Pizzeria Regina, Polcari's Coffee, Captain Jackson Chocolate Shop, and Maria's Pastry. Children are welcome on this tour, which runs year-round. Price: $60.
Sweet & Savory South End with Bites of Boston Food Tours
Explore Boston's vibrant South End on a walking tour that stops at five or six of the neighborhood's eateries. On this three-hour tour, you'll explore a unique area of Boston that's known for family-friendly diners, chic bistros, and laid-back pubs. It's also a culturally rich neighborhood with restored Victorian row houses and English-style squares, plus colorful markets and numerous warehouses-turned-art galleries. Join a guide on a 1.5-mile walk through the area and visit tasting locations like PICCO pizza, South End Buttery bakery, Formaggio Kitchen, anoush'ella Saj Kitchen, and Bootleg Special Cajun restaurant. Price: $69.
Historic North End & Italian Flavors Tour with Secret Food Tours Boston
Boston's historic North End is a culinary hotspot with almost 100 restaurants and bakeries within a 0.36-mile radius! Sample your way through some of the best establishments on this three-hour tour, which features six stops at local eateries. Enjoy a wide range of treats that represent the diversity of Boston and its many immigrant influences, including fresh pasta, lobster rolls, brick oven pizza, local honey, Italian salami, and Sicilian pastry. You can also upgrade to a VIP drinks package that includes Chianti red wine or Peroni light beer, plus a cappuccino paired with Sambuca or Baileys. Price: $75.
Boston Seafood & "Chowda" Tour with Yummy Walks
Situated on the New England waterfront, Boston has always been a maritime city with seafood at the top of the menu. On this three-hour walking tour, you'll visit three sit-down restaurants, including classic Boston establishments and upstarts. Savor a cup of award-winning clam chowder plus treats like lobster rolls, fresh oysters, fish and chips, and clams casino. Enjoy views of the Boston skyline as you stroll around the Seaport District and Boston HarborWalk – the perfect waterfront setting for your seafood adventure. Price: $62.
Jamaica Plain Boston Food Tour with Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
See part of Boston that most tourists never make it to on this street food tour of Jamaica Plain, a diverse "streetcar suburb" neighborhood that's famous for its tranquil parks, cool indie shops, and dynamic buzz around Centre Street. During this two-hour, one-mile tour, you'll stop by five to six eateries that are all owned by local residents. It's a vegan/vegetarian-friendly tour that takes you down Centre Street. Sample Mexican food, try Lebanese specialties, and tour an Italianate Victorian mansion. You can also add on a microbrewery visit for $15 more. Price: $55.
Still Hungry? More Boston Food Tours to Check Out:
- Allston Arts & Eats by Bites of Boston Food Tours
- Beacon Hill & Back Bay Tour by Boston Foodie Tours
- Boston Chocolate Tour by Secret Food Tours Boston
- Boston Public Market & North End Tour by Boston Foodie Tours
- Chinatown's Culture & Cuisine by Bites of Boston Food Tours
- Fenway Food Tour by Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
- Foods of the Freedom Trail by Yummy Walks
- Jamaica Plan Boston Vegan Chocolate Tour by Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
- North End Market Tour by Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours
- North End & Little Italy Tour by Boston Foodie Tours
- Rozzie Village Farm-to-Table Tour by Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
Embrace Boston's Diverse Culinary Character at InterContinental Boston
Eating is one of the greatest joys in life – and in travel. Food is one of the best ways to experience a destination's true spirit, and you can savor Boston's diverse culinary heritage at our beautiful waterfront hotel. Enjoy fresh cuisine from the South of France overlooking the waterfront at Miel, our chic French brasserie with outdoor dining. Relax with a handcrafted cocktail at RumBa and discover a huge selection of rare and specialty rums. And don't miss VodkaBa, a sleek hangout featuring more than 60 vodkas from all over the world. You'll also find fashionable private dining spaces at InterContinental Boston, along with 24/7 room service – plus the perfect location for exploring local restaurants and meeting Boston food tours. Plan your foodie getaway to Boston today!