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Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours

6 Charter St, Boston, MA 02113-1301
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Very Informative Food Tour

We’ve done food tours in Portland and Newport in the past but I think this food tour was the most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane B
Better than your usual food tour

Michelle's tour was one of the best food tours I've been on. it's not just the usual visits to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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6 Charter St, Boston, MA 02113-1301
North End
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve done food tours in Portland and Newport in the past but I think this food tour was the most informative. There was a large variety of food to taste along the way but not so much that you were over full when the tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michelle's tour was one of the best food tours I've been on. it's not just the usual visits to restaurants w/ a sampling of their food. which is fine but Michelle goes beyond that so you take w/ you info on the various food and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Michele is such a wealth of useful information about Italian culture and the foods of Boston. A must do if you for all foodies!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took Michele Topor's food tour of the North End in Boston on June 1st, 2018. Michele led our tour through six different places, from bakeries, salumeria (meat and sausages), produce to a great wine shop to learn about apertivos( drinks before dinner). Michele knows...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Linda, our tour guide, was well connected, knowledgeable, and so kind. My company outing here was so much fun and though we’re all locals we learned so much! Thanks Linda :)

Thank Lindsey K
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

My husband and I purchased Michele’s tour at a silent auction and thought we were getting a regular tour of the restaurants in the North End. We were so wrong and so happy to be wrong! Michele’s tour is a wonderful review of the history...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

If you want to be captivated for a few hours, please do not miss Michele's food tour of the North End of Boston. She imparts invaluable information about how to find and cook the healthiest and most authentic Italian foods, and as a long-time resident...More

Thank abbi247
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

This is an excellent tour. Michele is very knowledgeable and gives great advice and suggestions. Michele takes you into a world of true Italian food. She offers many ideas and a true insight into the sights, sounds and taste of being in Italy. The bakeries,...More

Thank Joyette B
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

You won’t eat your heart out but it will “taste” your breath away. A very engaging tour that takes you back into little Italy’s history. You’ll venture into nooks and crannies, meet the owners, bakers, chefs, and clerks that keeps the community authentic. Michelle’s passion...More

Thank poperry00
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

The sights, sounds and tastes of Italy greeted us when we took Michele's North End culinary walking tour.It felt like being with a trusted friend as we walked the historic streets and visited stores and landmarks. Her vast knowledge of the best producers and products,...More

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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
...More
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Mindy U
May 7, 2018|
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Response from vincotto | Property representative |
Hi Mindy, Do you mean Saturday, May 12? If so, yes we have availability on the 10am tour. Thanks for asking. Michele
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Jimmy G
March 23, 2018|
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Response from vincotto | Property representative |
The maximum that we have on tour is 13 participants.
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Lori O
August 21, 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.
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