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Off The Eaten Path Tours

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Address: North Square, Boston, MA 02109-1160
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Off The Eaten Path Tours, the essential food tour of Boston's historic...

Off The Eaten Path Tours, the essential food tour of Boston's historic North End. Join us to see, hear,and taste Boston's most colorful neighborhood the way people who live here do everyday. We believe a food tour should be a striking harmony of a neighborhood's cuisine, history, and architecture. And in a neighborhood as rich in food culture, and history as the North End-America's most vibrant "Little Italy"- you'll experience great fun just being apart of it all. Join Off The Eaten Path Tours as we uncover the fabled path, and culinary traditions of this old world neighborhood. On this tour we will live "La Dolce Vita" and enjoy the art of good eating, in the finest specialty food stores, bakeries, salumeria's, and restaurants.

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Great food and very informative history of the North End

Paula was fantastic and had so much information on the North End. Although the weather was so-so, she did her best to keep us warm and dry. The food was Fantastic. Not only was it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 22, 2016
TL R
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Paula was fantastic and had so much information on the North End. Although the weather was so-so, she did her best to keep us warm and dry. The food was Fantastic. Not only was it great it was plentiful. A wonderful way to learn to real authentic spots in the North End. Loved it!

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Three of us locals joined with nine others for a fun day in the North End with Paula. The tour is a terrific combination of a deep dive into the North End's fascinating history, punctuated by examples of the best food and wine the neighborhood has to offer. We sampled two kinds of pizza, amazing (and amazingly huge) arancini, bread,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Paula provided us with an all-round fabulous experience, delivered with charm & passion. She has a wealth of information about this 'little gem' Boston's North End. Loved it & highly recommend it as a 'must do' whilst visiting Boston.

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Berwyn, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed Paula's food tour in the North End. She took us to places we probably never would have found on our own and told us lots of history of the area from 1600 to today. It was a lovely afternoon, enjoying food, wine and dessert. My personal favorite was the cannoli and gelato. I highly recommend Paula's tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The North End is decidedly an Italian neighborhood so this tour is really an Italian food tour. Our tour guide, Paula, has lived in the neighborhood for over 10 years and was well versed on the history of the area. While we ate Paula gave us a history lesson about how the North End started and evolved to become the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

My mother visited me for the day and I wanted to show her Boston--this was the absolute BEST way possible! Paula is so amazing. She has so much historical knowledge of the North End and so much knowledge of the culture and food. She's very genuine and very engaging. It's incredibly clear how passionate she is about what she does.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I joined Paula for a tour of Boston's Little Italy neighbourhood. It felt like being shown around the area's best hidden gems and we also learned so much about the area's history. This is the best food tour experience in town. Look no further!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Paula gives great tour. Her love of the North End and Italian food comes through loud and clear. Limited walking but great history and food along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We could not have had a better time at this tour! Not only did we get to enjoy delicious food (way more than I had expected) but I also felt like I learned so much interesting history about the North End. Paula was an awesome guide and I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to visit the North... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Just had my 3rd tour of the North End with Paula, and it was just as enjoyable as ever. For each of the past 3 years I’ve had an opportunity to go back & visit Boston with a different set of friends and/or family. On each visit we’ve gone on the “Off The Eaten Path” tour, and without exception everyone... More 

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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 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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