North End Food Tour

Operated By: Urban Adventures Boston

Activity Description

Discover the local side of Boston's most popular neighborhood, the North End. Visit Boston's most revered church and snack your way through the neighborhood with delicious tastings of meat, cheese, bread, pastries, pizza and cappuccino. Tradition, history and food define the North End, so join us to discover the best of this dynamic neighborhood. And, we'll taking you off the beaten path to discover some of our favorite hidden gems, too!

North End Food Tour Highlights

  • Relax with your local guide, Italian-style, and enjoy one of the best cups of cappuccino or espresso in Boston
  • Walk past some of the most historic locations in Boston's oldest neighborhood
  • Hear stories from some of the neighborhood's long-time local merchants
  • Take in the history of one of the most influential churches of the American Revolution
  • Take in the tastes and smells of a traditional salumeria, a generations-old bakery and a family-run pastry shop


Local English-speaking guide, a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats and cheeses, pastries and a hot drink, plus the entrance fee to the historic church.


Additional food and drink, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.


Meeting point: The Aquarium "T" Station (Outside, in front of the Long Wharf Entrance - Northeast Corner of State St. and Atlantic Ave.) 222 State Street, Boston, MA 02109. View on Google Maps.

Ending point: A central location in or near Boston's North End

Starting time: 10.00 AM

Duration: 2 hours

  Full Itinerary

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select 'child' above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you'll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Your North End experience begins at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor. Walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston and the historic wharfs lining Atlantic Ave. We make our way to the heart of the North End, with views of some of the most historic sites and properties in the neighborhood, some dating back to the late 1600s and early 1700s.

Next up, we take in the energy of the North End's busiest corridor, Hanover Street. It's time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café. Here, you have a chance to enjoy your choice of a classic cappuccino, espresso, or tea.

Office phone number: + 1 617 539 8271 Email address:

Let the caffeine kick in as we go back in time into North End history. Hear stories about some of the most influential events that have happened in Boston, including Paul Revere's midnight ride. We make our way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls. To this day, North Enders still attend this church, which is famous for its role in the Revolution.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Closure of sites: In the event of a site closure, we will do our best to replace it with a similar alternative.

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats and cheeses, pastries and a hot drink, plus the entrance fee to the historic church.

This North End food tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour. Please contact us at for more information.

Delicious food is never far away in the North End. Your guide introduces you to a small, hidden Italian bakery serving up fresh bread daily. Break bread with your fellow travelers and let the carbs give you the energy to continue your adventure! A proper Italian salumeria is next, and you have a chance to enjoy Italian meats and cheeses at their finest and freshest.

After the Boston food tour, you're surely ready to make a dinner reservation. Ask your guide for the best recommendations and we can set you up for an amazing time in Boston.

After church, we dive deeper into the local side of the North End. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and the stories are endless. We cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best of the best Italian pastries along the backstreets of this delicious neighborhood. Hopefully, there is a chance to meet and chat with the area's top bakers, if we catch them at a quiet moment.

Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Phone Number: 617-539-8271
Average Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Beginner

Location - The Aquarium “T” Station



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