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Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

Cambridge, MA, USA
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About Off The Beaten Path Food Tours
We offer Boston neighborhood food and walking adventures! Do you like off-the-beaten-path finds? Our gastronomical food adventure gives you the opportunity to sample food from at least five local places in just one afternoon -- from Davis Square to Union Square, Somerville to Harvard Square, Cambridge. Our friendly and smart tour guides will lead you on a quirky, fun, and delicious walk through the colorful, historic area. Together with shop owners, you will hear stories from local entrepreneurs and understand the rich history of these New England towns. Our mission is to share with you some of the cultural treasures of this funky, hip college area! And you can support some amazing local store owners in the process. Our tours are suitable for all ages. We welcome everyone: families touring colleges (Lesley, Tufts, and Harvard are right in our backyard), bachelor and bachelorette parties, students, newcomers to the neighborhood and neighbors alike!
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Combine a historical Cambridge tour with an indulgent chocolate tasting on this engaging walking tour. Pick between afternoon and evening departure times, and meet your guide in the center of Cambridge; with a maximum of 15 attendees, this tour guarantees a personal way to explore. See historical Harvard Square and learn about Harvard University’s history. You’ll also enjoy locally made ice cream, will sip chocolate tea, will browse a traditional candy shop, and much more.
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Discover another side of academic Cambridge on this delectable tasting tour. Meet your guide in the afternoon, and set off on foot; you’ll spend several hours exploring the vibrant Kendall Square neighborhood. Visit local landmarks like the MIT campus, and learn more about the area’s history. As you go, you’ll also discover top-rated neighborhood eateries, will taste numerous samples, and will finish off your tour with a specialty cocktail.
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Central Square, Cambridge is home to a vibrant public art scene from Graffiti Alley to ten colorful murals around Massachusetts Avenue. Uncover the artists and meaning behind these murals and enjoy delicious eats from local restaurants while you're at it. This fun walk will take guests along Massachusetts Avenue right by MIT to uncover the history of the area and the importance of self expression. You may even get to try your hand at painting graffiti yourself!
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Calling all foodies! We'd love to take you on a Food Tour neighborhood adventure in Harvard Square! 

Join us for a delicious culinary adventure through historical Harvard Square. You'll hear interesting stories about the Square, learn fun facts about the places we visit, and sample the best and most interesting food around -- and a lot of it. Located right outside of Boston in Cambridge on the Red Line MBTA Train Stop, Harvard Square is home to Harvard University and also has a flourishing food scene with some of the best and most unique food in the city. 

Each tour is 2.5 hours and includes 6-7 stops with plenty of food and less than a mile of walking. We can't wait to take you on a unique, foodie adventure! While we can accommodate gluten-free options on our other tours, on this tour there are two stops where gluten-free substitutions are not available unfortunately.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My mom was visiting from out of state and we took the Harvard Square Chocolate tour with Biz. She was great - very friendly and knowledgeable! The fun facts were interesting and we learned a lot and ate so much chocolate. I'd definitely recommend this...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so excited that you guys joined us! Hope to meet you on another tour soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting way to see this historic part of Boston all while tasting yummy treats. One of the best value for dollar adventures I’ve had in a long time . Courtney was a great guide

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We absolutely loved meeting you on our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour! Please join us again on another tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took this tour with our 12 year old niece and had a great time. We’re from the area and just did this for fun. Our guide Courtney was very personable and added her own flair to the tour. In general, I...More

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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed July 22, 2019

5 stars and great. The best tour i have ever had. It was very useful and she was very nice and easy to be with!!

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Wow thank you so much! We loved meeting you and hope to meet you soon on another tour

Reviewed July 11, 2019

I absolutely loved the restaurant selection, all the murals and the tour's interactivity (getting to play barcade games AND tag in Graffiti Alley). My party and I agreed that Julia was the best tour guide we've ever had. We learned a ton, but it felt...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We loved meeting you and hope to see you again soon on our other tours of Cambridge and beyond.

Reviewed June 17, 2019

Harvard Square Chocolate tour was GREAT... Courtney was an excellent guide. She waited for us as we were late. She was knowledgeable and fun. My teenage grandkids loved it.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2019

Thank you so much, we loved meeting you! Hope to see you again on another tour :)

Reviewed May 20, 2019

This tour was very fun, filling and beautiful! We ate a range of foods from salad to boa to boba tea and were able to admire many beautiful murals, all while learning about the history of Central Square!

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We loved meeting you and hope to see you on another tour soon :)

Reviewed May 14, 2019

Will be sure to visit these restaurants in the future for unique foods. Well informed guide with a lot of local knowledge.

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We loved meeting you and hope to see you on another tour soon!

Reviewed May 13, 2019

Lots of chocolate goodies and lots of fun facts! Molly was great - so upbeat and excited about what she is sharing with her group. She made it fun as well as interesting. Go and enjoy it yourself!!!!

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Food T, Manager at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Molly enjoyed meeting you on our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour! We hope to see you on a future tour!

Reviewed May 10, 2019

Excellent tour, great tour guide and lovely balance of science, history, food and innovation. I would recommend to anyone looking for an engaging experience with a

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Food T, Owner at Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review of our Kendall Square Food and Innovation Tour. It's a new tour for us, and we are excited to spread the word! Hope you try another adventure with us.

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