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Boston Foodie Tours

Boston, MA, USA
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About Boston Foodie Tours
Locally owned Boston Foodie Tours is a multi-award-winning food adventures service that specializes in hosting small groups on "best eats" food tours in Boston's historic neighborhoods. Our partners include James Beard Award winners, Best of Boston winners, and food institutions. Currently we offer two tours on a public basis: North End (Little Italy) Neighborhood Tour, and Boston Public Market & North End Tour. Our Beacon Hill Neighborhood Tour is available on a private basis only until further notice. Tours range from 3 - 3 1/2 hours, and include content that spans from best eats, history, and movies, to crime! We also accommodate corporate groups with customized tours, restaurant dine arounds, industry-led cooking classes, and "Welcome to Boston"-themed Tasting Boxes. Come join the fun, and create food memories with us.
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Gen G. wrote a review Nov 2021
Plano, Texas2 contributions
It was our first visit to Boston primarily to catch a Celtics game. We did all the touristy stuff the first day (hop on hop off bus ride and freedom trail tour) and decided to do a food tour the morning prior to the game. After comparing all the different food tour options (companies, prices, stops, etc.), we decided to go with Boston Foodie Tours - Boston Public Market and North End food tour. Audrey did not disappoint. She was a great hostess, very knowledgeable, and fun! She knew the neighborhood and its history. And I love seeing the good relationship Audrey had with the shop owners as it shows how she supports these small local businesses. For our food tour, we met at the Tony DeMarco statue (North End area). Audrey provided us with fresh baked Italian pastries (sfogliatelle). She then took us to a narrow alleyway that led up to a wonderful bakery and cheese/meat shop where we sampled fresh mozzarella, bread, and a variety of balsamic vinegars. The bakery even gave us a whole prosciutto-parmesan baguette to take home. We then visited Modern Pastry where we received fresh cannolis. Then we went to Umberto Galleria (James Beard winner) and had a slice of Sicilian pizza and Aracini. We then walked across to Haymarket and went inside the Boston Public market where we had more food samples: apple cider donuts, popovers, nuts, and ice cream. And for our last stop, which was the highlight of our food tour, was at Union Oyster House. Not only did we have some good clam chowder and cornbread, we also had the privilege of sitting at the Kennedy booth! So if you want to experience a sampling of the amazing food Boston is known for and at the same time learn about Boston culture/people/history then I highly recommend Audrey and her tours! We will definitely try out her other food tours the next time we’re back in Boston.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from AudreyG509, Owner at Boston Foodie Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for joining us for the relaunch of our Boston Public Market & North End Tour, and for being such wonderful guests. While we're glad that we met your expectations - and then some with VIP seating - we wish that we could meet one more: a Celtics championship! Here's hoping that they have a great season, and that we'll have an opportunity to share celebratory best eats with you in the near future.
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Roxana D wrote a review Nov 2021
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I have to give you the back story so you can understand how incredible this experience is. Back in the spring my fiancé then decided to book a surprise weekend getaway to Boston. We had three days and two nights of activities. One being a food tour through the North End. It was a miserable day , rain and cold. To make matters worse because I did not know what our activities for the day would be. I was dress completely inappropriately. Throughout the tour he would say we could leave and kept apologizing. I stuck it out and enjoyed every second of it , the food, history and most of all Audrey our tour guides enthusiasm. Now, It's October and we collaborate with Audrey to create a tour for our families as part as our wedding festivities. We hosted twenty of our family on this tour. Everyone loved it ! It was a perfect start to our wedding celebrations. Great food, great experience. Loved it will do it again- Just for that Italian sub and the prosciutto bread!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from AudreyG509, Owner at Boston Foodie Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Well, we think that you're pretty amazing, too, and the perfect client, with only one, simple request: Must include Monica Mercato's Italian sub! We're glad that the rain didn't dampen your spirit the first time that you joined us, and that the sun shined brightly for you the second time. It was a pleasure for our team to take part in such a celebratory occasion. And the best part? Seeing the joy that each new food discovery brought to your loved ones. We look forward to creating more food memories with you in the future. Until then, wishing you many years of happiness, shared adventures, and lifelong food memories.
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Afton H wrote a review Oct 2021
Ann Arbor, Michigan5 contributions2 helpful votes
Audrey created a fun, fascinating and delicious experience for us. The tour was kicked off with a still warm-from-the-oven mini apple cider doughnut. It was exquisite and unexpected. What followed was hours of insider stories about the quirky history of the area including neighborhood hijinks, true crime, and some nasty molasses. What followed was a blur of Italian delights including award-winning pizza, a taste of a delicious Italian sub, crusty bread with freshly made mozzarella and exquisite balsamic vinegar, and, the capper, Rosette pasta at Limoncella. But, no food tour is complete without desert. Audrey sent us on our way with cannoli for later, BTW, the best cannoli we had ever had. We loved her and the experience! Can't wait to take the food tour again next time we are back in Boston.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from AudreyG509, Owner at Boston Foodie Tours
Responded Oct 27, 2021
Every time that a guest tells us that we were the best part of their trip, we do a happy dance! Thank YOU for bringing the fun to our North End Neighborhood Tour. It's wonderful, appreciative guests like you who inspire us to continue to do what we do best: introduce guests to Boston's best eats, its rich history, and its authentic neighborhood cultures. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tastings, including the iconic cannoli, and look forward to creating more food memories with you in the future.
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Monica Bowe wrote a review Oct 2021
Canton, Ohio1 contribution
My husband and I had one day to spend in Boston and it happened to be the rainiest day of our vacation however Audrey was awesome and took us out in the rain with our ponchos and raincoats and we had the best time! We learned quite a bit about the North End history we got to taste delicious treats and had a fabulous time. I would definitely recommend enjoying the Boston Foodie Tour!
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Response from AudreyG509, Owner at Boston Foodie Tours
Responded Oct 20, 2021
We keep our rain gear handy for occasions just like this! At Boston Foodie Tours, we try our best never to disappoint our guests, especially visitors, who depend on us to follow through during their short stays. On this day, guests had the option to join us, to reschedule, or to cancel with a full refund. Ultimately, per your preference, this tour guide led the tour, inspired by your enthusiastic, never-say-die spirit. Thank you for being such terrific guests, and for leaving such a thoughtful review. We hope that we'll have another opportunity to share Boston's best eats with you in the future.
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Art444 wrote a review Oct 2021
Orange County, California11 contributions14 helpful votes
Everyone in our group of 4 loved the tour led by Audrey. It was a great afternoon of food and fun. Went to places and tasted food we would never have gone on our own (which is a major reason for going on a food tour?) Went down a few hidden alleys and stairwells to get to places. The food was amazing. Pizza, Italian sub (the favorite and it was different than any sub any of us had tasted before), bread, cannoli and a generous pasta tasting at Limoncello. My question going in was how much would we be eating? The amount of food we ate from the tastings left all of us very content. No complaints from anyone. You probably do not want to plan on dinner right after this tour. The tour is as much about the North End history as it is about food. Audrey is a great story teller and the fun and informative stories were an unexpected plus. It was funny how much after the tour we repeated to ourselves and other tourists the tidbits of information from the tour. We actually went back to Limoncello for dinner and the waitress told us the same stories about the history of the restaurant as Audrey had.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from AudreyG509, Owner at Boston Foodie Tours
Responded Oct 27, 2021
One of our best - *and* fun - group photos this season! We're thrilled that you created food memories on our popular North End Neighborhood Tour, and are equally delighted that you enjoyed some of our stories enough to share with others. While favorite tastings vary from group to group, Monica Mercato's Best of Boston-winning Sandwich is a food memory for nearly all of our guests. It is simply the best Italian sub that we've ever had. Our North End tour stories have been collected over several years, via firsthand experiences, oral histories, and research. That being said, there's one fun fact that stands out above all, and, we suspect, retold many times. We're glad that you enjoyed the story, too, and hope that the award-winning best eats to which we introduce our guests, along with the unique characteristics - and characters - of the North End will inspire others to join us as well. Thank you for being such terrific guests, and for offering suggestions offline that will help us to make this tour an optimal experience for all future guests.
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