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Address: 6 Charter St, Boston, MA 02113-1301
Phone Number: +1 617-523-6032
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Join us as we celebrate our 20th year providing culinary walking tours of...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 great spots she really explained the food. The Italian processes and the backgrounds. She even... More 

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 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 establishment very well. The distant of the walk is not very long so it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 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 welcomed us. And wow - the samples were so delicious and ample that it removed... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 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 to age some of the wonderful foods. There were 10 in our group and it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

It was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours and we would like to try the Chinatown tour too. After considering the experience, it does seem a bit pricey. But, if you have the money, are not very familiar with the North End, and like to learn about food, I think you will enjoy it. A smaller tour group... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

My husband and I were fortunate to be with a group of eight of our wonderful friends taking Michele Topor's tour of the North End Italian section of Boston. Beth, our tour guide, was lovely and extremely knowledgeable of all things Italian. We learned the history of the area, the history of Italian food in general, met wonderful people working... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We were a group of about 40 travelers from Pennsylvania on a "Mystery" bus trip. We had no idea where we were going when we left. We ended up in Boston. I had been there twice before but this time the food tour was perfect for me as I love to cook. We visited several places the regular tourist would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We booked the tour because my wife has a gluten allergy. There was another couple on the tour whose wife also GF. The tour was given by Rebecca Reilly. She did an amazing job not only discussing all the gluten free options, but she also provided some GF bread and cookies for our wives, that she made herself. That was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I went on the North End Food Tour about eight years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. But yesterday (9/24/16) went on the Chinatown Food Tour lead by tour guide Jackie Church. Jackie gave us a lot of history about the area before heading out on our tour, and it was fascinating. Learned a lot! We then headed into Chinatown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Amazing time today with a friend and her daughter on the Chinatown Tour! Jacqueline Church, our wonderful tour guide is a knowledgable and enthusiastic leader who brought us to interesting and yummy places in Chinatown. I had really no experience whatsoever navigating Chinatown, and I've lived near Boston all my life. This was a perfect tour for us. Jackie gave... 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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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