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Boston Public Market & North End (Little Italy) Tour

  • Experience Boston’s delicious food culture with a local culinary expert
  • Learn about the history of the Boston Public Market and North End
  • Sample classic and contemporary regional dishes on a leisurely walking tour
Boston Public Market & North End (Little Italy) Tour
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Explore Boston’s culinary delights on this guided group walking tour. With a local expert leading the way, sample lobster rolls, apple cider doughnuts, maple syrups, and more at Boston Public Market. Learn about the rich food heritage of historic Little Italy as you feast on an Italian sub, taste fresh mozzarella at an old-school salumeria, gobble up cannoli. All tastings are included in this fun, convenient and delicious outing.
What to Expect
This walking tour begins in the lobby of the Bostonian Boston hotel at 9:45 a.m. Sundays, and at 10:00 a.m. the remainder of the week. It generally runs 3 hours. The route itself is no more than a mile, entirely located in the central area of the Market District and the North End. All stops are handicap accessible, with the exception of one basement bakery.
Our tour route will bring us through the historic, 200+-year-old outdoor Haymarket Market (Fridays and Saturdays only). 
Our first stop is the two+-year-old, indoor Boston Public Market, which is a must-visit, whether a local or a visitor to Boston. The Market is comprised of up to forty local food vendors, some of whose stories we'll hear firsthand. We'll also enjoy tastings throughout, including a popular, largely-regional doughnut*, infused maple syrups, roasted nuts, and drinking vinegars. And how could we forget seafood? Will a lobster roll tasting at a Best of Boston Fish Market do? We thought so!
In the North End (Little Italy), we'll visit THREE Best of Boston winners: a lines-out-the-door sandwich shop, a THREE-TIME Best of Boston Bread Bakery, and an award-winning pastry shop. And we'll enjoy  freshly-made cheese in a *very* hidden Old World salumeria featured on Travel Channel's "Zimmern's List".  You're not afraid of alleys, are you?
Our finale? Cannoli, of course!
Reviews (22)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With so many different food tours to chose from it is difficult to select but we did a perfect job and selected a great one. Audrey knows food and she knows Boston. She put both to good use and guided us to some fabulous places....More

Thank mville24112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Boston Public Market and North End Food Tour

Audrey was great - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, informative and fun!! It is obvious she loves what she does. We highly recommend this tour as a highlight of a trip to Boston.

Thank Deanne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wow. Wow. Wow!!

Audrey was amazing! Even without a voice! We saw some amazing things, learned about local history from a born native, tasted Jack fruit at the hay market ( who knew it even existed), tasted something just about everywhere we went. Saw a back alley bread...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Extremely enjoyable

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Informative, fun and delicious. Our guide Audrey was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Leslie N
Reviewed 8 September 2018
Well done tour

Audrey was our guide for the tour and was outstanding. She clearly knows the neighborhood and its people as was obvious with her interactions as we walked past the locals on the street and in the restaurants. This gave her the background to make the...More

Thank nobia2016
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Renae L
11 July 2018|
Response from Audrey G | Property representative |
Renae, I'm so sorry that you didn't hear from us sooner. Just realizing that inquiries are not all filtered through main page any longer. Afternoon tour includes iconic pizza and a pasta dinner finale, both of which are not... More
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