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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...more
North Square, Boston, MA 02109-1160
North End
+1 617-504-8813
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paula was so incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the people, history, community and food of North Boston! We could have sat there eating amazing food, listening to her all day. We got to see the neighborhood from the perspective of an insider, visiting little gems...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Paula is incredibly personal, down-to-earth, and extremely knowledgeable about the North End, Boston, Italy, italian food, and how they all come together! Even if you are don't consider yourself a history person, you will definitely enjoy the way Paula weaves together stories and makes the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was amazing! I love to do food tours in different cities and this one was by far the best! Paula has so much passion and knowledge of the North End. We spent a day of our momcation enjoying this tour and can’t wait...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Are you looking for a little history on Boston (specifically its North End), and the people who populated it, and why they did it? Are you interested in a wine lesson, or in what to look for in extra virgin olive oil? Do you like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Paula T, Owner at Off The Eaten Path Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Ralph!! You are right. I will do whatever I can to not let my guests down.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very passionate about the north end, Paula will give you a very deep historical view of Boston and the north end. Great choice of spots visited and lots of fun ! Highly recommend the “ off the eaten Path Tours

Date of experience: November 2018
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Paula T, Owner at Off The Eaten Path Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a local, we've visited the North End many times before, but we realized we really didn't know the North End until we took this tour. Paula is passionate about the history of the North End and that came through as we visited the various...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marlene D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our most favorite experience of our trip to Boston. So much history packed into this food tour -- both the story and food were described with such passion. We returned to eat meals at two of the places we sampled.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Boston this weekend and scheduled this tour for Saturday. This is the only food tour we had ever done so to be honest I was a bit nervous. I had no idea what to expect. I love food but I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachael K
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Although I’ve visited the North End many times, I was somewhat shocked to realize that I really know very little about it. Paula provides an insightful look at the North End and its food culture. She provides just the right mix of history and food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret B
Paula T, Owner at Off The Eaten Path Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this review. I strive to offer a 5 star experience even on dreary days. I am so glad you enjoyed it and learned along the way.

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Even with a rainy start, Paula, our guide, was pleasant and cheerful. Her informative tour was a pleasure to attend. It was great learning some of the history of Boston, and especially the North End, while sampling authentic Italian specialties in various locations. I highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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Judy G
August 5, 2018|
Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
I believe you meet at 10:45am but the website will tell you. The tour length depends a bit on questions, etc., but three hours is a good bet. I'd plan to be done around 2pm.
April 30, 2018|
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Response from 953DeniseR | Reviewed this property |
Hi.....I think if you just search off the eaten path or walking food tours of the north end in Boston it should show up! Enjoy
Elizabeth H
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very relaxed pace. Lots of stops. Only two sit downs so you have to be able to stand for a fair time.