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Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours

Six Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113
+1 617-523-6032
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Food on the Food Tour

This was an interesting, jam-packed tour of the North End food scene. Some reviews here seemed to... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Ruth O
Good Tour

This was a good tour with a very good tour guide. The guide told us about the history of Little... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
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Join us as we celebrate our 20th year providing culinary walking tours of Boston's "Little Italy" North End and Chinatown. Boston Food Tours embraces Michele Topor's passion for all things culinary. Trained as a professional chef, Michele has taught cooking, catered, and consulted since 1979. Michele's cooking classes, market tours and culinary trips to Italy have been featured on the Travel Channel, TV Food Network, HGTV and CNN, as well as on the radio, and in various national and international publications. Close your eyes and imagine strolling down quaint and narrow streets while enjoying colorful sights, tantalizing aromas, and chaotic sounds as we wind our way through neighborhoods alive with colorful immigrant history and undiscovered "hidden gems". Both walking tours are like cooking classes on foot. You will learn how Mediterranean and Asian cultures prepare and enjoy their food, and how their dishes have been adapted to American kitchens. The secret of a cuisine is the high quality of ingredients, a sense of regional tradition and an understanding of the culture. In order to help you choose the best products, we visit the local merchants who stock the highest quality and most authentic ingredients, while learning how to avoid fraudulent imitations. On our tours, each stop provides a sample tasting of specific food ingredients and delicacies, often a benchmark flavor of that cuisine. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides offer cooking tips for incorporating these essential foods into your own recipes. As you become immersed in a world of ethnic flavors, you will learn the secrets of the world's healthiest cuisines. Our tours give you an insider's view of the vibrant, thriving ethnic enclaves. You will gain confidence in how to select the essential products that are both delicious and healthy. Your world and dinner will never be the same. Join us on Boston's oldest and most original culinary walking tour of "Little Italy" (North End) and Chinatown, and learn everything you must know to enjoy traditional Italian and Chinese foods in order to nourish your body in the way that nature intended.
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“chinatown tour” (19 reviews)
“pastry shop” (14 reviews)
“italian food” (20 reviews)
Six Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113
North End
+1 617-523-6032

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This was an interesting, jam-packed tour of the North End food scene. Some reviews here seemed to want tastings from restaurants. That is not the kind of food scene that we sampled. We went into grocery stores and bakeries and a produce shop and a...More

1  Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was a good tour with a very good tour guide. The guide told us about the history of Little Italy in Boston and Italian food. Very interesting about all the foods. I don't understand some of the critical reviews about no food as I...More

Thank H3582JEandrewb
Reviewed 1 April 2017

In spite of the cold and wet weather, this tour of "real" Italian food was amazing. Following an orientation, we visited six different stores, tasted delicious bread, cheeses, meats, vegetables, olive oils,balsamic vinegars and digestifs. Learning how to taste Olive Oil was extraordinary.

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This was an awesome food tour and our guide Bonnie was extremely knowledgeable! She engaged our teenage son and we had the best morning learning about little Italy, the neighborhood and trying new food and drinks. This is a great value for the money and...More

Thank ernstfamily4
Reviewed 23 January 2017

They get all the keys to a great food tour right. A good mix of shops to visit. A bite to eat at each one. Lots of information about the neighborhood and the history of food. Our guide Beth was easy to hear, knowledgeable and...More

Thank Warmnothot
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Three of us joined the tour for an afternoon. What a great way to get to grips with the North End. It was very interesting to hear the history, and the food was great. We went back later in the week for dinner, using the...More

Thank pants1969
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My company was taken on a food tour of North End Market. Rebecca was our guide and she was fantastic. Cold day so wasn't thinking a walking tour would be something I would like. Was I wrong !! She not only took us to some...More

Thank pmarble13
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I took 12 of my employees on a Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours. The tour guide was excellent. We enjoyed her commentary for three hours. The stops for the tour were interesting. At each stop there was little tasting of some sort which portrayed each...More

1  Thank Skier9175
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I joined a tour of Boston's North End with 9 other people on 10/12/16, led by our very knowledgable guide Susie (Suzy?) She was wonderful at communicating her love both of Italian cooking and the North End of Boston. The stores that we visited clearly...More

Thank Kathryn K
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My friends and I were very impressed with this tour. Our guide, Susie, was awesome-very knowledgeable. It was a great way to learn about the area and sample some of the greet foods. Also, learned a lot about the preparation and the time it takes...More

Thank brucep675
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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Lori O
21 August 2017|
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Response from vincotto | Property representative |
Thanks for asking about our GF Tours. Yes, although infrequent, we do offer a gluten-free tour. Our next GF Tours will be on Sept 30, Oct 21 and Nov 11 from 11am-2pm. You can find more information on our website.