South End Food Tour of Boston

Discover the Best Bites of Boston and Flavors of the South End

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South End Food Tour of Boston

Discover the Best Bites of Boston and Flavors of the South End

5 stars rating 9 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

Explore the sweet and savory side of Boston’s South End during this scrumptious three hour Boston Food Tour. This vibrant historic neighborhood is home to some of the best eateries in Beantown!

The fun of this experience gift begins when you meet your friendly Guide in the heart of the South End. They will escort you and the rest of the group through this unique neighborhood, filled with beautiful architecture and mouthwatering morsels. Throughout this Boston Food Tour, you will indulge in treats from six different South End eateries and savor gourmet sandwiches, creative confections, New England fried clams, and more tasty treats! Along the way, you'll also learn about the history and culture of the neighborhood as you take in the sights, sounds smells and tastes of the South End on this 5-Star rated culinary tour.

So whether you're looking for fun things to do in Boston, a unique gift or a guide to this trendy neighborhood, this Boston Tour is the ticket so put on your walking shoes and don’t forget to bring your appetite!

Who Who
The South End Food Tour of Boston Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be up to sixteen participants on the tour.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
Massachusetts, Boston

When When
The Boston Food Tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, April thru November, subject to availability. Tours begin at 12:00 PM.

duration Duration
This South Boston Food Tours have a tour length of 3 to 3¼ hours and a total duration of approximately 3½ hours.

Weather Weather
The South End Food Tours take place in all weather conditions.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably according to the weather. Flat rubber-soled walking shoes are recommended for this culinary adventure. Tours depart rain or shine, so please be prepared with a rain coat or an umbrella for rainy days and sunglasses and sunscreen for sunny days.

Additional Information Additional Information
Tours include less than 2 miles of walking and visit six tasting locations, where participants will sample various dishes along the way. All tastings are included. For most, the tastings offered are more than enough to fill them up for a full meal. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the experience substitutions cannot be made for all dietary restrictions.

Locations visited on the tour include:
The Elephant Walk South End, a Cambodian-French fusion restaurant; Orinoco: A Latin Kitchen; Flour Bakery; South End Buttery; Formaggio Kitchen South End, a purveyor of fine meats, cheeses, wines and specialty products; and Stephi’s on Tremont, a new American Brasserie. Specific stops on the tour are subject to change.

Water is available at several tasting locations. The beverage samples included in the tour may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, are subject to change, and vary between tours. Non-alcoholic alternatives for those who do not drink alcohol and those under 21 can be provided.

Children 12 years of age or older are permitted on the tours and must be accompanied by an adult. Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 12 and strollers are not permitted on the tour.

Restrooms are available at the start and end of the tour.

Gratuities for the Guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1489-002

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
Changes to reservations for the South End Food Tour of Boston Experience cannot be made once the date of this Experience is reserved.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $69


Who Who:
The South End Food Tour of Boston Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be up to sixteen participants on the tour.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The Boston Food Tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, April thru November, subject to availability. Tours begin at 12:00 PM.


duration Duration:
This South Boston Food Tours have a tour length of 3 to 3¼ hours and a total duration of approximately 3½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The South End Food Tours take place in all weather conditions.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably according to the weather. Flat rubber-soled walking shoes are recommended for this culinary adventure. Tours depart rain or shine, so please be prepared with a rain coat or an umbrella for rainy days and sunglasses and sunscreen for sunny days.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Tours include less than 2 miles of walking and visit six tasting locations, where participants will sample various dishes along the way. All tastings are included. For most, the tastings offered are more than enough to fill them up for a full meal. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the experience substitutions cannot be made for all dietary restrictions.

Locations visited on the tour include:
The Elephant Walk South End, a Cambodian-French fusion restaurant; Orinoco: A Latin Kitchen; Flour Bakery; South End Buttery; Formaggio Kitchen South End, a purveyor of fine meats, cheeses, wines and specialty products; and Stephi’s on Tremont, a new American Brasserie. Specific stops on the tour are subject to change.

Water is available at several tasting locations. The beverage samples included in the tour may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, are subject to change, and vary between tours. Non-alcoholic alternatives for those who do not drink alcohol and those under 21 can be provided.

Children 12 years of age or older are permitted on the tours and must be accompanied by an adult. Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 12 and strollers are not permitted on the tour.

Restrooms are available at the start and end of the tour.

Gratuities for the Guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1489-002


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

Changes to reservations for the South End Food Tour of Boston Experience cannot be made once the date of this Experience is reserved.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Great Food, Great Tour 

5 stars

 A great way to tour and eat your way through one of Boston's best culinary areas, the South End. We stopped at six eating establishments including a fish market and fromaggio and tasted a little bit at each place. Along the way, we learned a lot about the history of the South End up to today! A great time for tourists and locals alike! 

- - Duxbury. MA

Great Way to Spend an Afternoon 

4 stars

 The tour was very interesting. It was nice to learn about the South End and taste some delicious food along the way. It is a good mix of quantity of food as well--some bigger portions and some smaller snack size portions. It would be nice to have a little more time to get to know the other folks on the tour--at the first stop we did get to chat a bit with a few people we sat with. It accommodates vegetarians fairly well (just one stop where they can't have anything). It would have also been nice to indicate if you do or do not drink alcohol. As neither my husband and I drink, but the only non-alcoholic beverages were offered to those under 21. 

- - MA

Tour of the Neighborhood, with Lovely Food! 

5 stars

 Alyssa gave us a fantastic tour of the SE, complete with great stories about the neighborhood and the emergence of the "foodie" scene that has accompanied the area's revitalization. Nice balance of facts, sites, stories, tastes and strolling. Highly recommended, even for jaded residents of Boston and the outlying 'burbs. 

- - Waltham, MA

Live, Love, and of Course Eat! 

5 stars

 This was one of the best food tours I have been on. I have gone on tours in different states and different types you would be interested in, but hands down this was great! The portion sizes were filling, Rachel our tour guide was very informative and lovely to be around! The area was beautiful and I can't wait to see what other tours you offer! Thanks so much again. 

- - South end of Boston

Wonderful - Even for a Local 

5 stars

 I have lived in the Boston area for about 15 years now and I had only visited the South End a handful of times and all surrounded visiting a restaurant on a main drag. This food tour took us deep into the South End down streets I had never visited before. I never even realized some of the side streets had incredible restaurants, some of the best in the city, in fact. Unless you've spent a lot of time previously in the SE area, you WILL get something out of this tour. A handful of the sample sizes were a bit disappointing but other than that, the food all around was phenomenal at the six places we visited and you likely won't leave hungry (but make sure you go that way). 

- - Medford

Bites Of Boston Tour 

5 stars

 We had a fantastic experience! Our Guide Alyssa made the South End truly come alive for us. She shared history as well as stories that made us feel connected to the neighborhood. We even met one of the Chef owners and thanked him ourselves. The food added to the total experience and was wonderful. We loved every minute of the tour & will be recommending it to our family & friends! Kudos again to Alyssa! She is a natural! 

- - South End Boston Tour

Bites of Boston Food Tour 

5 stars

 This was an amazing experience! Our tour guide was fabulous and the trip was so educational - we learnt so much about the South End including historical facts and information on the architect and culture of the area. I would definitely recommend this trip for local Massachusetts residents who are unfamiliar with the South End. 

- - Melrose, MA

Boston Food Tour 

5 stars

 My boyfriend and I were celebrating our 9 year anniversary on July 4th. Our tour guide Alyssa was very well educated with the area and all the foods we were tasting. I really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to my family & friends :) My favorite spot was The Parish Cafe II, what a great place! I will for sure be going back to the South End in the near future to enjoy some of the other restaurants that were talked about and we passed by, such as Coppa on Shawmut Ave. And we will definitely go back to try a different sandwich at the Parish Cafe II. We picked a great weekend for this tour, the South End was peaceful and the tour felt private. Thank you again for such a wonderful experience!!!! 

- - Chelmsford, MA

Boston Food Tour 

5 stars

 It was awesome, filling, and educational. What a day! 

- - South End

Question: I received this food tour as a Christmas gift, is the tour vegetarian friendly?

Answer: Yes, the Boston Food Tour of the South End is vegetarian friendly. The Guide can provide vegetarian substitutions at most tasting locations with advance notice of the dietary restriction.

Question: I am trying to find a unique gift for Mother's Day. My wife and I just moved to Boston and I am thinking of buying this tour for her. Is this Boston tour recommend for locals?

Answer: Absolutely! Participants will have the chance to savor bites from eateries across the South End. Besides find hidden gems that you might not find on your own, your Guide will fill you in about the unique rich historical, architectural and cultural side of this trendy Boston neighborhood.

Question: I would like to buy this Boston Tour as a gift for a friend who's in a wheelchair. Is the South End Food Tour in Boston handicapped accessible?

Answer: Yes, the South End Boston Food Tour is handicapped accessible. However, please note that some of the sidewalks in the area are made from older brick which may be uneven.