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Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Boston North End provided by Secret Food Tours Boston

Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Boston North End

Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Boston North End
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Meander along the cobblestone streets and narrow brick alleyways of Boston's Historic North End while sampling some of the best food the city has to offer. Delve into the heart of the city's best Italian food while your guide takes you off the beaten path, to places only the locals shop at. Let your local North End guide navigate the winding streets in Boston's oldest neighborhood to show you the hidden gems you wouldn't find on your own. As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7812P131
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 136 Blackstone St, Boston, MA 02109, USA We will meet in front of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, near the Haymarket T Stop (The T is America's oldest subway). On 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.
  • Hanover Street, Hanover St, Boston, MA, USA The tour ends on Hanover Street.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • 136 Blackstone St, Boston, MA 02109, USA We will meet in front of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, near the Haymarket T Stop (The T is America's oldest subway). On 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.
  • Hanover Street, Hanover St, Boston, MA, USA The tour ends on Hanover Street.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Hanover Street, Hanover St, Boston, MA, USA The tour ends on Hanover Street.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    136 Blackstone St
    136 Blackstone St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
    We will meet in front of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, near the Haymarket T Stop (The T is America's oldest subway). On 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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Old North Church & Historic Site
    The Paul Revere House
  • You'll end at
    Hanover Street
    Hanover St, Boston, MA, USA
    The tour ends on Hanover Street.
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
9 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
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Average
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Alexa B
1 contribution
May 2022 • Business
Brandon and Shannon took THE BEST care of our group (it was a corporate outing) and showed us the go-to spots around the North End. Will definitely going back to those restaurants.

I’d highly recommend this tour and those guides if you want to learn more about the North End, Boston history, and eat some delicious food!
Written May 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
secretfoodtours
Hi Alexandra, Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your awesome tour experience with our guides, Brandon and Shannon. It's always a pleasure to receive such kind words from our wonderful guests like you. Please come and visit us again in our other Secret Food Tours - now in more than 60 cities worldwide!
Written May 14, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle B
Manchester, NH3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Liam was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and funny. The food was delicious and we truly enjoyed the experience. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys history and food.
Written May 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexa N
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
The tour with Shannon was the best. We felt like we had the food tour & walking tour with the Boston's history all in one tour.
Written May 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy F
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
Feb 2022
The choice of restaurants, food samples and tour guide were excellent. Liam was the guide and he was a wealth of knowledge, with memorable anecdotes, stories and history of the neighborhood, restaurants, and food origins. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the Secret Food tour and would highly recommend. We were also very satisfied with the quality and quantity of the food samples served and would go back to a couple of the restaurants during a future visit to Boston's North End.
Written April 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melanie R
2 contributions
This is the second secret food tour I’ve done & it was very enjoyable! We sampled numerous foods from the North End which were delicious! Liam was a great guide!
Written April 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jamie L
2 contributions
The word “ disjointed” comes to mind to describe this tour. Having experienced several food tours in many cities, most of which were stellar, this one was not. We began by being rushed away from our first restaurant. We were given “18 minutes max” for what was usually a leisurely 45+ minute experience. It felt rushed and we felt as if they did not want our group there. With 2 of the restaurants, our guide had to go inside and haul the food outside to stand up tables and dole it out. We had nothing to drink throughout- not even water! We had dessert in the middle of the offerings, and ended with some nuts snd ( actually quite tasty!) lobster roll. Everything felt rushed, odd, and out of sequence. The dining experience of sitting at a table was absent, except for the first stop. We stood almost the entire 2 1/2 hours. Certainly not comparable to others we’ve done, although our guide appeared to give a mediocre effort. Disappointing.
Written October 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Page P
Kansas City, MO28 contributions
My husband and I had the most delightful and delicious private tour with Shannon our guide. Shannon is from the area and totally knows Boston. She gave us the history of the restaurants and food we ate. The restaurants that were chosen gave a great sampling of all the phenomenal food in Boston. We stopped at just a few historical sites. If you want an in-depth history walk, save that for another day.
We look forward to another Secret Food tour in a new city.
Written September 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erin
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This tour was canceled on my family less than a week before the trip. I underhand that staffing has been difficult for places but the reasoning was the flu (not CoVid which I’d understand, even with a fully vaxxed family, I don’t want to be around CoVid).
Written July 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize that your tour had to be cancelled. Because we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, we must act responsibly and take every illness reported to us by our team as seriously as possible. We reached out to you to cancel the tour as soon as our guide alerted us that they were not feeling well even though we were still waiting for the final results of their COVID-19 tests. Fortunately, our guide tested negative. The COVID-19 Pandemic has been a crushing blow to both our business and the industry as a whole and we hope you understand that we must take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety and wellness of all of our guests. We hope that you'll give us another chance to join us on our tour in Boston or on one of our other tours around the globe!
Written September 14, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sxjose
Chapel Hill, NC14 contributions
A fantastic experience! Our tour guide, Thatcher, was knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed delicious food and learned the back story about alot of Boston history. Highly recommended
Written December 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your participation in the tour dear guest. It was our pleasure to host you and we cannot wait to see you again in our other tours in 50 cities now worldwide. Again, we do appreciate your recommendation and see again soon!
Written December 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Secret Food Tours Boston
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Incredible food selection, tour lacked enough history/cultural/facts to complement the food
The food was amazing and very plentiful! Completely stuffed by the end. Super delicious and I felt like a good vari
qshoukat
qshoukat
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10/10, Great Food, Great Experience, Great Guide
Absolutely amazing time! Was so lucky to have Brandon as our guide who was so friendly and engaging. He told us all
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paulahQ9221FZ
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So much fun!
We did the North End secret food tour with 2 other couples and Brandon was our guide. He was so friendly, fun and i
siainaa
siainaa
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Fantastic
Brandon was an absolute gem! You can tell you knew about all the history and loved talking about it! Food was fanta
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Secret walking food tour
So much good and great varieties! We were able to sit down in most venues and Liam was awesome! Very polite and gra
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Great food great tour!
The food walking tour was so much fun. Our tour guide Brandon was friendly and a wealth of information! We had the
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Liam was awesome!
Our guide was wonderful, the food delicious and the history very interesting! Great combination of walking and sitt
reet60
reet60
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Fabulous food tour
Lobster ravioli and pizza were definitely those star of the shoe. Our guide Shannon was very informative and super
561maryw
561maryw
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Food, family, fun
We were looking for something fun to do in Boston with our kids & their spouses/significant others. This was a fun
carol12748
carol12748
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A Must Do of Boston!
Shannon was such a pleasure to have as our tour guide! The food options had much variety and were all delicious. Go
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R6733HQamyc
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North End Good Eats & Fun Folks
I decided to book this secret food walking tour in Boston and left very full and happy :) The group was small and S
Wander54182933120
Wander54182933120
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Brandon was amazing, weather was very cold and only 2 other people showed up but we had the best time!
Great food and interesting history at the same time. Loved the area and getting to see different restaurants and sh
Josely_PR
Josely_PR
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North End: good food and great guides!!!
Secret Food Tours in Boston with Shannon and Brandon was fun and the food very good. My husband and I has a privat
Richard J K
Richard J K
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You won’t finish this tour hungry
Shannon was knowledgeable and friendly. I will recommend this tour to anyone I know visiting Boston in the future.
GrandTour559789
GrandTour559789
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Could have been better.
I think food tours should be about the culture and history of the area & food as well as tasting good foods. This t
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