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Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours

Six Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113
+1 617-523-6032
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Wonderful way to see the North End!

A friend of mine and I went on this food tour of the North End. It provided amazing insight and... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
via mobile
Worth every dime

This was a great tour, we went today in some horrible hot and humid weather and they did a great... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Clinton M
Framingham, Massachusetts
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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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Six Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine and I went on this food tour of the North End. It provided amazing insight and tastes of the fun North End. Be sure to allow time after for dinner and perhaps returning to some shops for shopping because the tour...More

Thank kqbj
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This was a great tour, we went today in some horrible hot and humid weather and they did a great job keeping us out of the weather and in some AC. The stops were great and you learn a lot about the history of the...More

1  Thank Clinton M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I took this tour last week. On our way there I start thinking 3 hour might be a little much but assure my husband if we get bored we walk away. Not the case at all. In fact our tour ran past...More

Thank belarus70
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I've done a lot of food tours internationally, and I've always left them feeling stuffed with both food and knowledge. The tour, however, left me STARVING and exhausted. You have only tiny samples of maybe a dozen items over the course of two and a...More

1  Thank MaggieLizCarol
Reviewed 5 July 2016

My mom and I took the North End Market tour this past Saturday. Our tour guide was Beth and she was awesome, especially with your knowledge of the area, food and even better cooking tips! Overall, the tour was a great day and we learned...More

1  Thank ajalbert782
Reviewed 19 June 2016

+ Knowledgeable, kind guide Non-touristy establishments within the tour Pleasant group of people - For the price ($57/person), more food was expected. ~$40 seems more appropriate.

Thank SueLee_1988
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Have lived in Boston area my whole life and never experienced the local small shops, enjoyed the food tastings,and explored the North End of Boston. Michele was a wonderful guide, filled with knowledge, and it felt like we were in Italy. Our private tour for...More

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We took the tour on a Whim & was the best part of our ENTIRE vacation. Food was great and SUZI is the best tour guide EVER!!!! I highly recommend her & the North End Tour.

Thank MonteTraveler
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Bring your appetite for knowledge and food! Jackie our tour guide was cheerful and full of wonderful history of Chinatown. She was energetic and had loads of fun stories. We enjoyed true BBQ, bakery and Dim Sum. My sister does not eat meat and Jackie...More

1  Thank 2sisterstravel
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Our guide Jackie was knowledgeable and light hearted, with a passion for what she does and an obvious desire to share. Other reviewers have described what the tour consists of, but what intrigued me the most was how much I felt like I was visiting...More

2  Thank fortpoint
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.