Allston Arts & Eats Tour
Join us for a walking food tasting and public art tour of Boston’s Allston Neighborhood! Home to a large student population and colorful street art, Allston’s collection of fun local eateries and impressive public art murals go hand in hand in giving this neighborhood its unique vibe and making it a great destination for both eating and exploring.
During this tasty stroll, you can expect to:
- Feast your eyes on some of Allston’s most vibrant public art
- Tantalize your taste buds with food samples from local eateries
- Feed your mind with a hearty helping of information about the artists and chefs in the neighborhood
Sound interesting? Read on!
When: Fridays and Saturdays from April/May – November.
Please visit our online Tour Calendar for up to date availability.
Time: Tour departs at 1:30pm
Cost: $65 (+tax)
What’s Included: Tour includes visits to 9 public art murals and food tastings at 5 local eateries
Duration: Tour lasts approximately 3 hours and covers just over a mile of walking.
Where: Tour meets near the intersection of Harvard and Commonwealth Avenues in Allston. Exact location provided at time of ticket purchase.
Who: All who enjoy walking, exploring and eating! Ages 12+
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes! We’ll be outside and on our feet most of the time.
Capacity: 12 guests per tour
Weather: Tour runs rain or shine. We have fun in all kinds of weather so please come prepared for the forecast.
Allston Tasting Locations*
Korean-inspired poke bowls in a fast-casual setting
Korean eatery serving traditional Korean and Korean-Mexican fusion
Fast-casual, vegan-friendly spot where Veggies take center stage
Soup dumplings, steamed buns and Chinese and Taiwanese House Specialties
Premium alternative ice cream shop specializing in “ice not-cream”
Brick & mortar location of a popular local food truck serving inventive grilled cheese sandwiches
*Regularly-scheduled tour visit 4-5 tasting locations.
This list is subject to change
As the name Allston Arts & Eats implies, we’ll start with the Arts and end with the Eats! During this tour, we’ll explore 9 public works of art by 3 local artists and visit 5 eateries to sample local fare along the way.
The food tastings have been selected with purpose, in collaboration with the Chefs and Owners, to give you a taste of what each eatery has to offer. This tour is best enjoyed with an open mind and an exploratory palate. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Allston!
From Our Guests:
“Arts and Eats Tour was a Hit with Our Family”
Our family of four–one 17 yr. old and one college student and their parents-had a blast on this tour of the murals and unique food spots of Allston. Our guide was Laurel, who has degrees in both art and food culture, so was extremely knowledgeable on both topics and took us on a fun and informative tour. The combination of art and food made for a unique experience and some fabulous photos. The food was eclectic and included Korean/Mexican fusion, grilled cheese bites, beer flights and coconut ice cream. This is a great tour and a memorable experience for teens and young adults. I highly recommend it!
– Blair | Tampa, FL