At Bites of Boston Food Tours, we are passionate about all things Boston – and the fabulous food scene is no exception! For me personally, great food has always been an integral part of exceptional days and memorable vacations, and exploring different cultures through cuisine is one of my favorite parts of traveling. There’s a lot to love about Boston and being a part of this city means being surrounded by an abundance of delicious and eclectic food options every day. My love of food and local culture, and a desire to share both in the context of the urban Boston lifestyle, first inspired the creation of the first Bites of Boston food tour in 2011.
Mouth-watering food tastings provide the foundation for our tours but we firmly believe food is best enjoyed when served in the context of your local surroundings. Our neighborhood tours are carefully curated to create just that experience for our guests. By combining sweet and savory food tastings with fascinating stories, local culture, history and architecture, we have created the perfect recipe for a fun, one of a kind way to explore some of Boston’s most vibrant and tasty neighborhoods. We hope you’ll see Boston the way we do and feel more like a local at the end of your tour experience. We hope you will return to the neighborhoods on your own and feel confident navigating your way through the streets, back to your new favorite eateries and specialty shops.
We look forward to sharing our passion, knowledge, and favorite local foods with you on our tours. Join us and Stroll Boston. One Bite at a Time.™
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Rachael moved to Boston in 2014 to further her education and to pursue of two of her passions – history and food – as a Gastronomy student at Boston University. During college, a semester abroad in Florence, Italy helped solidify Rachael’s passion for creating meals that communicate local culture. Successfully completing the Masters Program in Gastronomy at BU this year, Rachael continues to combine her love of food and history as a guide on our South End and Allston Tours.
Favorite local eatery: Oleana, Cambridge
Favorite local dish: Biscuits at Sweet Cheeks Q
South End food fave: Spaghetti alla Busara at SRV
When deciding where to purse an undergraduate degree, top notch academic institutions and top notch food topped the must-haves list for Laurel and this Poughkeepsie, New York native found both in Boston! After earning an undergraduate degree in hospitality from Boston University, Laurel stayed on at BU to further focus on food and culture, earning a Masters Degree in Gastronomy this year. An avid artist and food enthusiast, Laurel paints a colorful picture of Boston’s local food scene and and vibrant culture as a guide on our South End and Allston tours.
Favorite local eatery: Alden and Harlow, Cambridge
Favorite local dish: Falafel at Oleana with beet tzatziki
South End food fave: Scallop Rangoon Dip at Banyan