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Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours


Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours
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Join us as we celebrate our 24th year providing culinary walking tours of Boston's "Little Italy" North End. Close your eyes and imagine strolling down quaint and narrow streets while enjoying colorful sights, tantalizing aromas, and chaotic sounds...more
6 Charter St, Boston, MA 02113-1301
North End
+1 617-523-6032
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 12, 2015

There were 6 of us on the tour on a Thursday morning. We met at 9.20 am and the tour finished just after a fabulous dim sum lunch at 1 pm. Glad it finished as I could not have eaten another morsel! Knowledgeable and inclusive...More

4  Thank MikeBirdman
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 13, 2010

I'm a stay-at-home mom living with a toddler and elderly father on my husband's teacher salary and so when we decided to celebrate our second pregnancy with a babymoon to Boston, it was a splurge! Unfortunately, my baby miscarried at 12 weeks old, a week...More

8  Thank cyndec
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All reviews pastry shop pastries italian food the north end shop owners market tour italian culture highly recommend this tour cooking tips salumeria three hours fabulous tour tour ended hanover street cannoli informative tour great guide
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Reviewed today

This is one of my favorite cruise excursions I have ever done. Michele was interesting, informative and fun. Her passion for clean eating and authentic Italian food quickly becomes obvious. You indulge in lots of tasty treats along the way.

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Reviewed yesterday

Bonlie provided an informative and friendly tour of the Italian culture in this area of Boston The shops that still remain and continue to provide foods and enjoyable places to visit and shop. The explanation of this rich cultural heritage that adds to the culinary...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michele provides a wealth of information about the neighborhood's history, the best places to shop for authentic Italian food products of all kinds, the Mediterranean diet, cooking tips, and more! Even I, having grown up in an Italian-American household. learned a lot. Each stop included...More

Thank Maria C
vincotto, Owner at Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Maria, I'm very happy that you enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bonnie our guide met us in an easy to find, if pretty unattractive spot, in the North End. First there was a 30 minutes of introductions and general information about how the North End came to be, the people that live/d there, and where they...More

Thank Chrissy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michele gave us an awesome tour of all best spots in the North End! It was so informative on the history of the area and genuine Italian food and cooking, and very entertaining!! I highly recommend this tour for an inside local’s view of this...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We took this tour as an excursion on our cruise. Michelle had great information about the Boston area as well as the little Italy area. All the 6 stops we made were great. We got an education about the way to use Italian ingredients as...More

Thank cmanis01
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Our guide Bonnie took us down alleys and back streets all to show us the richness of food and drink to be found in the North End's purveyors of wine, olive oil, pasta, pastry, dry goods and produce. In 3 quick hours my appreciation of...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed September 7, 2018

If you cook, or just love to eat good food, this tour is for you. Great insights on where to go for incredible Italian-American cuisine, and where to find and how to use and enjoy the best ingredients. The amazing Suzi P. guided us through...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

I'm a Boston local foodie who even studied Italian and lived close to Italy for years - so I thought I knew Italian food and the North End. Wrong! I learned so much on this tour and had a blast doing it. It was a...More

Thank Alyssa D
vincotto, Owner at Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thanks Alyssa! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the tour...and learned so much! Michele

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

On my own in Boston and signed up for this 3 hour walking tour. Enjoyed the variety of small family-owned shops with great entrepreneurial stories. Having just returned from Italy,enjoyed the tastings and selection of authentic recipes and ways to prepare the various ingredients. Certainly...More

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vincotto, Owner at Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thanks so much for trusting out tour..on your own! We are delighted that you enjoyed a rainy afternoon with us. Kind regards.

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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
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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
Jimmy G
March 23, 2018|
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Response from vincotto | Property representative |
The maximum that we have on tour is 13 participants.
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.