3 - 3½ hours
6 stops
12 people max
English
Local food and culture
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What you'll do

On our Secret Food Tour: Boston, you'll savor the freshest seafood and the famous Italian dishes that have been a staple in this neighborhood for the past 100 years. As you explore the vibrant culinary scene, learn about the city's 400 year history, one bite at a time. On this tour, you'll sample the freshest pastas, our famous clam chowder, mouth-watering desserts, and lots more. Plus, don’t forget our Secret Dish!

All the food will be served with water and at times, a non-alcoholic beverage. Or if you prefer, a thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drink Package is available.

  • We'll begin our journey exploring the Blackstone Block Historic District where you'll enjoy New England clam chowder in one of the oldest restaurants in America.
  • Next, you'll discover the secrets of the Boston Public Market, an urban food hall and marketplace where the locals shop.
  • Now it's time to venture into the historic North End, Boston's very own Little Italy.
  • First up is a visit to an authentic Italian import market where you'll savor the flavors of freshly sliced Italian meats and cheeses on their original submarine sandwich.
  • Get ready to say "hi!" to Paul Revere and other American legends as your guide leads you through parts of the Freedom Trail.
  • Did someone say pizza? Devour one of Boston's best secret slices at the neighborhood's oldest operating bakery.
  • And, of course, no visit to the North End would be complete without some fresh homemade lobster ravioli - a local favorite!
  • And, finally, conclude your adventure learning all about Boston's legendary Cannoli Wars while sampling one of the city's best.
  • As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drink Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to what is already served on the tour:
  • Colonial Ale
  • Limoncello Martini
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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.

Book Your Tour
$89/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • New England clam chowder
  • An Italian sandwich
  • Italian bakery pizza
  • Handmade lobster ravioli
  • Cannoli
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Water
  • For more drinks see the Alcohol Upgrades above


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

WHY THE HISTORIC NORTH END?

With nearly 100 restaurants and bakeries nestled into just 0.36 square miles, let your local guide lead you to the North End's hidden gems.

Walk in the footsteps of American legends; Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, John F Kennedy, and even some infamous characters like Charles Ponzi.

Where better to learn about the history of Boston, than it's oldest residential neighborhood. With influences from many waves of immigrants, taste today's best Italian food in the heart of the city.

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Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

Secret Food Tours Boston

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Meeting Spot
We'll meet in front of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, near the Haymarket T Stop. During the warmer months, you'll see brightly colored tables and benches near our meeting location. During the winter, this will be an empty brick area on John Fitzgerald Surface Road, between Hanover Street and Sudbury Street. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

WHY THE HISTORIC NORTH END?

With nearly 100 restaurants and bakeries nestled into just 0.36 square miles, let your local guide lead you to the North End's hidden gems.

Walk in the footsteps of American legends; Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, John F Kennedy, and even some infamous characters like Charles Ponzi.

Where better to learn about the history of Boston, than it's oldest residential neighborhood. With influences from many waves of immigrants, taste today's best Italian food in the heart of the city.

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Frequently asked Questions
Health & Safety Standards
Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with local regulations
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special? Are you organising an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email.

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

We will meet in front of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, near the Haymarket T Stop (The T is America's oldest subway). During the warmer months, you will see brightly colored tables and benches near our meeting location. During the winter, this will be an empty brick area on John Fitzgerald Surface Road, between Hanover Street and Sudbury Street. Your guide will be holding an orange Secret Food Tours umbrella.

If you are using a GPS, the address is: 136 Blackstone Street, Boston, MA 02109

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Where the tour will end?

The tour ends on Hanover street.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Yes, the North End tour can be modified for vegetarians. Please let your guide know at the start of the tour any dietary restrictions you may have. The North End tour is not recommended for anyone with gluten or dairy allergies.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome to our tour and it's free for any child 2 years or under! We have had many families attend from all over the world and everyone enjoyed the tour.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like!

Is there enough food during your tour?

We give enough food to all our customers. Trust us: you will not need to go to the restaurant after the food tour!

Where do I add my discount voucher?
Vocuher
I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

We will walk about 1 mile over the course of 3 hours, and suggest that you wear comfortable shoes. Heels are not suggested on the cobblestone streets.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 12 people maximum. If you are more than 12 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and he will do his best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

We work with small shops in the Boston area. The food and beer we buy is top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Boston. Bring an umbrella and we will try to be more indoors than out. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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