Sweet & Savory South End Tour
Join us for a walking food tasting and cultural tour in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The rich history and renowned food scene found in Boston’s South End provide the perfect ingredients for a fun and memorable experience in one of Boston’s most vibrant and tasty neighborhoods!
During this delicious walk, you can expect to:
- Stroll the neighborhood streets and explore the South End
- Sample food specialties from local eateries
- Learn about the South End chefs and proprietors and how this neighborhood’s past has contributed to its modern culture
Sound interesting? Read On!
When: Our tours run seasonally from March – December.
Please visit our online Tour Calendar for up to date availability.
*Private Tours are available year-round by request.
Time: Tours depart at 11:30am and/or 12:30pm depending on the day of the week.
Cost: $71.49 pp (+tax)
What’s Included: Guided South End neighborhood walking tour + food tastings from 5-6 local eateries
Duration: Tours last approximately 3 hours and cover about 1.5 miles of walking
Where: Tour meets on Washington Street in the South End. Exact location provided at time of ticket purchase.
Who: All who enjoy, walking, exploring and eating! Ages 12+
Capacity: 16 guests per tour
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes! We’ll be outside and on our feet for most of the tour.
Weather: Tour takes place rain or shine. We have fun in all kinds of weather so please come prepared for the forecast.
South End Tasting Locations*
Cambodian-French fusion restaurant offering a bi-cultural menu
A Latin kitchen inspired by family-run Venezuelan eateries
Popular local bakery and cafe with mouth-watering pastries
and delicious sandwiches
Purveyor of fine meats, cheeses, wines and specialty products
Neighborhood bakery/cafe known for coffee, cupcakes
and fresh, simple, high-quality menus
“Fine-casual” Eastern Mediterranean eatery specializing in m’anoush, or flatbread sandwiches
Urban creole hangout specializing in Cajun-style seafood boils and Southern-inspired comfort food
Neighborhood hotspot for thin crust pizza and homemade ice cream
Roman-inspired Italian cuisine with housemade pastas and an outdoor container bar
Hip, modern shop serving plant-based ice cream
*Regularly-scheduled tours visit 5-6 tasting locations.
This list is subject to change
On top of delicious food tastings, and learning about local chefs and restaurant owners, you’ll also enjoy a hearty helping of historical, architectural and cultural information about Boston’s South End neighborhood.
You’ll be visiting the largest urban Victorian community in the country, hearing about the early physical and ongoing cultural development of the South End, and learning some fascinating facts about some of the neighborhood’s historical and architectural sites and famous residents.
Our Sweet & Savory South End Walking Food Tour is full of food, fascinating facts, and fun!
From Our Guests:
“Every detail was well thought out and executed.”
Such an awesome way to see a unique part of the city. We spent the afternoon doing the South End tour with group of extended family – my parents, my husband, and sister. There was truly something for everyone…fun facts about the neighborhoods for the history buffs and delicious eats along the way for everyone. My parents, who have lived outside of Boston for 40+ years, loved hearing new and interesting stories about this neighborhood. Every detail was well thought out and executed. I highly recommend – you will learn new things and taste new things, even if you have spent your whole life nearby. We will definitely be back to try Bites of Boston tours in other neighborhoods.
– Heidi M.
“A delicious tour and educational to boot!”
Five of us went on the tour even though we have lived in Boston all our lives. We wanted to get a taste of the foodie places in the South End and were not disappointed. Every place we visited was terrific. We also learned some little known facts about the South End that we never knew before. A very enjoyable day!
– Nanagini | Boston, MA
“Fabulous South End food tour with Laurel”
Our group of six women from all different parts of the country had a perfect tour of the most excellent foodie places in the South End! Laurel was so well-informed and kind and generous with her time. She was patient and answered all of our questions. We loved the selection of places: Elephant Walk, Formaggio, Stephi’s on Tremont and The Buttery. The whole experience was Perfection: so stimulating to all five senses to say the least! A huge shout out to our guide, Laurel. Highly recommend her and the tour to everyone.
– Lynn E
“Sweet & Savory tour was wonderful”
We took the Sweet & Savory Tour Yesterday (10/1/2017). We visited 6 places and sampled dishes at each one. The food was delicious and the pace of the tour interspersed with local landmarks and history lessons was perfect. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
– Gryphon | St. Thomas
“Eat like a local”
We always find food tours to be a great way to explore a city and this was no exception. What do you get? History, orientation, restaurant recommendations, small groups led by your own tour guide, and yes, great food. We loved exploring South Boston, a section of the city unfamiliar to us, enjoyed each and every stop and thoroughly enjoyed the energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of Pasquale, our guide. Try this. It does not disappoint.
– S. L. | Dallas, TX