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Public North End Neighborhood Tour

5 (90)
Boston, US

Public North End Neighborhood Tour

5 (90)
Boston, US
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Experience the BEST food tour EVER with Boston Foodie Tours' Public North End Neighborhood Tour! This multi-award-winning tour takes you on a culinary journey through the historic North End neighborhood. Indulge in the country's #1 pizza, a Best of Boston-winning Italian sub, an award-winning pasta featured in Time magazine, and an iconic cannoli. But it's not just about the food - our tour is designed to tell the WHOLE story of this neighborhood, with topics ranging from history to movies to crime. Venture off-the-beaten path and meet the neighbors who will share their own experiences. Don't miss out on visiting the three-time Best of Boston-winning bread bakery and the Food Network-featured salumeria. Join us for an ahhhhhmazing tour that will leave you craving for more!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Dinner
  • Price includes all food, taxes, and servers' gratuities.
  • Tour cost does not include drinks or tour guide's gratuity should guests wish to consider.

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Experience the true taste of Boston's vibrant and historic North End with Boston Foodie Tours' Public North End Neighborhood Tour. This exceptional culinary adventure is not your average food tour. Led by an Italian-American native Bostonian and culinary school alum, this award-winning tour goes beyond delicious eats to unveil the rich stories, culture, and hidden gems of this iconic neighborhood. From world-famous pizza to mouthwatering Italian subs, delightful pasta, and iconic cannoli, every bite is carefully selected to showcase the best of Boston's culinary scene. But that's not all; as you explore the North End's charming streets, you'll dive into the neighborhood's captivating history, fascinating landmarks, and even tales of crime and movies. This tour is a true feast for the senses and an extraordinary way to discover the heart and soul of Boston's North End.

What to expect?

On the three-hour Public North End Neighborhood Tour, get ready to indulge in an array of delectable dishes and explore the fascinating stories behind this historic district. The tour starts at the iconic Tony DeMarco statue, where you'll meet your knowledgeable guide and fellow food enthusiasts. From there, you'll embark on a culinary journey that takes you to the top-rated pizza joint in the entire country, as ranked by TripAdvisor. Savor every bite of pizza perfection and discover why it has earned such prestigious recognition. Next, visit the historic Old North Church for a quick exterior visit before diving into the best Italian sub you'll ever taste, a proud winner of the Best of Boston award. As you continue your adventure, uncover two hidden gems: a three-time Best of Boston bread bakery and a salumeria that has been featured on the Food Network's "Best Thing That I Ever Ate." Sample their delectable treats and learn about the dedication and craftsmanship behind their creations. You'll also enjoy a pasta course at a renowned family-owned restaurant loved by both locals and celebrities. And to round off this incredible tour, savor an iconic cannoli that has become a symbol of the North End. From the first bite to the last, this tour will leave you with a deep appreciation for the culinary delights and captivating stories of Boston's North End.

Who is this for?

The Public North End Neighborhood Tour is perfect for anyone seeking an unforgettable gustatory and cultural experience in Boston. Whether you're a local looking to explore your own city from a new perspective or a visitor hoping to dive into the heart of Boston's food scene, this tour is sure to exceed your expectations. Food lovers, history enthusiasts, and adventurous souls will all find something to treasure on this tour. The North End is home to a vibrant Italian-American community, making it a haven for lovers of authentic Italian cuisine. With its mix of famous eateries and hidden culinary gems, this tour caters to a diverse range of tastes and preferences. From families to solo travelers and friends exploring the city together, everyone is welcome to join this immersive and mouthwatering adventure.

Why book this?

Boston Foodie Tours' North End Neighborhood Tour stands out as the ultimate way to truly experience Boston's beloved North End. Led by an experienced and passionate Italian-American guide, this tour offers an unrivaled insider's perspective on the neighborhood's culinary scene and rich history. The carefully crafted itinerary combines top-rated eateries and hidden gems, ensuring a diverse and unforgettable culinary journey. From the country's number one pizza to an award-winning sandwich that will forever redefine your sub expectations, each bite showcases the culinary excellence unique to the North End. But this tour is not just about food; it's about uncovering the stories, traditions, and vibrant culture that make the North End a must-visit destination. As you stroll through the charming streets of this historic neighborhood, your guide will share fascinating insights into its captivating past, tales of crime, and even Hollywood connections. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals, who add their own personal touch to this immersive experience. Boston Foodie Tours prides itself on creating an atmosphere of warmth, authenticity, and camaraderie, making this tour not only educational but also incredibly fun and interactive. Join this tour and journey beyond the typical tourist experience, discovering the heart and soul of Boston's North End in a truly delicious and captivating way.

Good to know

The Public North End Neighborhood Tour lasts approximately three hours, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the flavors, culture, and history of this vibrant Boston neighborhood. The tour starts at the Tony DeMarco statue, conveniently located at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets. Please note that the meeting point is not at 191 Hanover Street. Throughout the tour, you'll visit various establishments to sample different culinary delights, all carefully selected to provide an exceptional experience. Along the way, your guide will share valuable insights and stories about the neighborhood, adding depth and context to your journey. Be prepared to walk and explore, as this tour takes you off the beaten path and lets you discover hidden treasures. Comfortable footwear is recommended to ensure you can fully enjoy the experience. The tour ends at Ristorante Limoncello, leaving you with a satisfied palate and a wealth of memories from your time in Boston's North End. Whether you're a foodie, history buff, or simply curious about the local culture, this tour promises to be an unforgettable highlight of your time in Boston.


Guests who have embarked on the Public North End Neighborhood Tour rave about the exceptional experience provided by Boston Foodie Tours. Customers have described it as the "BEST food tour EVER" and "ahhhhhmazing." The carefully curated selection of eateries, ranging from the country's top-ranked pizza spot to award-winning bakeries and family-owned restaurants, has left guests in awe of the North End's culinary prowess. Beyond the incredible food, the tour's informative and engaging guides have received praise for their in-depth knowledge and passion for the neighborhood's history and culture. Visitors have also appreciated the personalized touch of interacting with locals, who eagerly share their own experiences and contribute to an authentic atmosphere throughout the tour. Guests praise the tour's ability to go beyond the surface and provide a deeper understanding of the North End's rich stories, from its role in movies to intriguing tales of crime. The North End Neighborhood Tour has consistently exceeded expectations, showcasing Boston's culinary delights while immersing visitors in the vibrant tapestry of this historic neighborhood.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Boston Foodie Tours

Tour begins at 1:00 p.m. at Tony DeMarco Statue at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets in the North End. 1st stop, iconic pizza that TripAdvisor ranked the #1 IN THE COUNTRY TWICE! 2nd stop, an exterior visit to the historic Old North Church, followed by tasting of Best of Boston Sandwich, which is sure to be the best Italian sub that you'll ever eat. Then we'll visit two hidden gems: a THREE-TIME Best of Boston Bread Bakery, and a salumeria that was featured on the Food Network's "Best Thing That I Ever Ate". Last up, a pasta course at an award-winning family-owned restaurant that's a fave with locals and celebrities alike! Oh, and a cannoli for the road, but not just ANY cannoli. An iconic one! Have we convinced you to join us?



5 (90)


I enjoyed a fantastic North End food tour with Audrey. It was just me and one other couple, so we had a lovely intimate group that had a great time strolling around Little Italy and sampling so many delicious tastings. Audrey is a wealth of information about the North End, but what makes it so special is that she really knows the people in the neighborhood so you feel like you get an insider's glimpse of life in this community. Not only did we enjoy tastings at a number of exceptional award-winning restaurants, bakeries, and shops, but if you follow all of Audrey's recommendations and suggestions for other notable eateries, you could plan out your whole Boston visit with top-notch experiences. My favorite part? A sit down meal with bread, olives, pasta, and a delightful glass of chilled limoncello to finish up the tasting. I highly recommend this tour as part of your Boston visit, but make sure to do it at the START so that you can follow up with all the places you will discover!


Audrey, the owner, is amazing. She knows so much about the area, restaurants and culture. The food selections were fantastic (come hungry) and the small group was so enjoyable.


We stopped in Boston on a cruise and have always wanted to visit the North End. Audrey, the tour guide was great and does her best to make the experience memorable. The tour tastes were great and some people enjoyed some more than others. We went on a Sunday, so some changes are made because of business closures. The alternatives were good but maybe different than where you expect to go. There are great places where we went that you may not have found/went on your own. It’s always easy to know where the most popular place are, but we went to a few lesser known gems. My favorites were the sub sandwich and the pasta restaurant, they were amazing I’m so glad we had Audrey. It’s her business and it’s obvious how much she tries to make it enjoyable.


Glad we didn't eat before we started the tour-- wow, so much great food! We really enjoyed the tour and getting tips and recommendations for where to eat next time we visit. Audrey was so fun and knowledgeable and connected to everyone on the tour. We had a blast!


We were lucky enough to be the only participants on a tour of the North End with Audrey. Her knowledge of the area and the warm greeting at all the venues we visited was a testament to how well respected she is in the area. All the venues we visited were great. Even after our tour time finished we sat chatting with Audrey at the restaurant. We were so full we had to take our cannolis home to eat later. Definitely recommend.


I wanted to do something fun with my niece, so i booked the North End Boston Foodie Tour, We had such a great time! Our tour guide Audrey was so knowledgable and brought us to several awesome spots in the North End to have some amazing goodies. I would recommend it to anyone visiting or even locals - like me! What a fun and yummy day!


My friend and I went on our very first food tour with Audrey, who came highly recommended by a friend who grew up in the Boston area. We were absolutely delighted with our choice to join the tour! Audrey was an exceptional guide, with a wealth of knowledge about the history and behind-the-scenes stories of the North End restaurant scene, as well as the most delicious food tastings. It was truly an outstanding and unforgettable day. On top of that, Audrey's charming personality and witty sense of humor only added to our enjoyment of the experience.


This tour came highly rated from a friend who had taken the tour more than once. I could not have asked for a better tour. Loved it!!! Audrey made our day. We visited several local restaurants, she is so knowledgeable about this area, we learned a lot and on top of that we tasted wonderful foods. She was so personable, I enjoyed this so much, and would recommend it over and over again. If i make it back to Boston, this tour will be number 1 on my list to do again,


We had such a good time on this tour. Our guide Audrey was amazing. She was very knowledgeable of the North End and took us to great restaurants where we got to taste delicious food. And because it was my wife's birthday, Audrey arraigned at the last restaurant for the staff to bring her a dessert with a candle and sing happy birthday. Good times.


We had a blast on this food tour! Audrey is great- funny and knows everyone… we’ve gone in a lot of food tours before and this was definitely one we would recommend! The food was fantastic as well- and I loved the older stores that have such long histories. Go as soon as possible because quite a few will be closing when this generation retires… thanks again for a great day out!!
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