As the weather warms up in Boston and locals and visitors take to the streets, the urge to sample Boston’s food and neighborhoods is upon us. What better way to indulge in the spring and summer delights of the city of Boston than to take a Boston food tour that also serves up some Boston history?
A new tour company called “Bites of Boston Food Tours” is now offering walking food tours in Boston’s “most tasty neighborhoods,” according to information from the company. Anyone who has spent more than a few days in Boston is well aware of the diverse culinary delicacies the city has to offer in both its fine restaurants and sidewalk cafes.
Tours last about three hours and cover less than two miles. Tour participants are on their feet most of the time but they also have the chance to sit at two of the tastings for a combined total of about 40 minutes. The guided tour group walks at a "moderately casual pace, stopping frequently at tasting locations and neighborhood sites," according to information from the tour company "Bites of Boston."
How much food is served on the "Bites of Boston" food tour?
The tour includes six different food tastings. The tour company says the tastings are "enough for a satisfying lunch for most participants."
“Bites of Boston” walking food tours “provide a unique opportunity for Bostonians and visitors alike to experience local flavors while gaining insight into the historical, architectural, and cultural components of the city,” according to the new tour company.
This sounds like a great combination and just the right thing to do on a Boston Day Trip or visit to the Boston area. With the goal "to provide both a fun and filling experience in Boston as we walk - and eat - our way through Boston’s most scenic, historic and delicious neighborhoods,” this tour seems like a good bet for an afternoon adventure in the city of Boston.
“Bites of Boston” food tour itineraries
Guests purchase tickets for a three hour guided tour during which they can sample “scrumptious food from neighborhood restaurants, cafes and specialty food stores.” Foodies will also pick up some culinary culture and history about the foods they taste and the people who make the foods. At this time a food and walking tour os Boston's South End is being offerred.
Tours are “appropriate for all ages and fitness levels,” according to “Bites of Boston.” Participants will also experience the local culture as they we “stroll the neighborhood streets, visiting sites of historical and architectural interest The casual pace makes this walking food tour appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.
Boston walking tour tips
Vistors to Boston should prepare for any walking tour. Boston is known as a walking city and a city of neighborhoods. However, as a city steeped in American history, some of the streets are paved with cobblestones which can be rough on feet.
So, Boston visitors should be sure to wear study walking shoes or sneakers which will offer good protection. A sunhat, ball cap and suntan lotion are also advisable since spring and summer weather can be hot and sunny in greater Boston. Since "Bites of Boston" food tours run rain or shine, bring a raincoat and umbrella, too
Tickets and Tour Information for "Bites of Boston" food tours
- When: Wednesday/Thursday - Sunday, April through November
- Time: Tours depart daily at 12noon and last 3 hours
- How much: $48 Adult | $35 Child (Ages 12 and under) +tax
- What's included: All food tastings, enough for lunch
- Who: All ages and fitness levels
- Capacity: 16 people per tour
- Contact "Bites of Boston" Food Tours at 198 Tremont St. Suite 451, Boston, MA, 02116
- Phone: (800)-979-3370 -