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Off The Eaten Path Tours, the essential food tour of Boston's historic North End. Join us to see, hear,and taste Boston's most colorful neighborhood the way people who live here do everyday. We believe a food tour should be a striking harmony of a...more
North Square, Boston, MA 02109-1160
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+1 617-504-8813
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our most favorite experience of our trip to Boston. So much history packed into this food tour -- both the story and food were described with such passion. We returned to eat meals at two of the places we sampled.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Boston this weekend and scheduled this tour for Saturday. This is the only food tour we had ever done so to be honest I was a bit nervous. I had no idea what to expect. I love food but I...More

Thank Rachael K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I’ve visited the North End many times, I was somewhat shocked to realize that I really know very little about it. Paula provides an insightful look at the North End and its food culture. She provides just the right mix of history and food...More

Thank Margaret B
Paula T, Owner at Off The Eaten Path Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this review. I strive to offer a 5 star experience even on dreary days. I am so glad you enjoyed it and learned along the way.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even with a rainy start, Paula, our guide, was pleasant and cheerful. Her informative tour was a pleasure to attend. It was great learning some of the history of Boston, and especially the North End, while sampling authentic Italian specialties in various locations. I highly...More

Thank Curiosity224100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!!! What a food tour to write home about. First of all Paula was so easy to work with and very very kind! I absolutely loved her knowledge and passion about the area. Each stop was top notch. I will always remember this tour.

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We so enjoyed Paula’s tour, which I went on for the second time today. It is a perfect combination of history and delicious food, and I learned a ton even the second time around. As a local parent with young kids, it is a nice...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food experience is beyond filling and eye opening for its cultural and historical insights. Paula is an encyclopedia. While the delivery can be a bit dry and long winded, the commentary is enlightening. In all fairness, don’t go if you are just about the food...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a fantastic food tour and was completely impressed. What I didn't expect was to learn so much about the history of the North End. Paula, your tour guide, is so passionate about and intertwined with the North End of Boston. This was...More

Thank TarynJ1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was perfect. Lots of amazing food while learning so much! 100% worth the price. The tour guide seriously knows the secrets of the city and has a passion for the neighborhood.

Thank Roving632103
Paula T, Owner at Off The Eaten Path Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can not say enough good things about this tour. It is a must on any trip to Boston. Paula’s passion for the North End comes out in every part of the tour and it is clear that she is a beloved neighborhood resident. Not...More

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North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Judy G
6 August 2018|
Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
I believe you meet at 10:45am but the website will tell you. The tour length depends a bit on questions, etc., but three hours is a good bet. I'd plan to be done around 2pm.
1 May 2018|
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Response from 953DeniseR | Reviewed this property |
Hi.....I think if you just search off the eaten path or walking food tours of the north end in Boston it should show up! Enjoy
Elizabeth H
15 October 2017|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very relaxed pace. Lots of stops. Only two sit downs so you have to be able to stand for a fair time.