Go on a foodie adventure with Off the Beaten Path Food Tours in Boston.

“Our food tours are unique in that we offer a lot of delicious food, so come hungry,” said Lizzie Bell, co-founder of Off the Beaten Path Food Tours. “The food is varied and can range from an authentic gyro, to a flatbread pizza with local ingredients, to maple fluff candy, to specialty spices, to ethnic food like momo dumplings, to locally made chocolate.”

The food tour experience is led by a knowledgeable guide who shares stories of the history of the neighborhood, while taking groups on a 90-minute to three-hour tour that stops at four to six places. Groups will get to meet and talk to owners at some of the food stops.

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Pizza, Off the Beaten Path Food Tours, Somerville, Mass. a
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A food tour can consist of walking 1 to 2 miles, so comfortable shoes are recommended.

Tours are currently offered in multiple Boston neighborhoods, but more are being planned throughout Massachusetts. Off the Beaten Path Food Tours currently offer a Harvard Square Chocolate Tour, a Harvard Square Food Tour, a Central Square Cambridge Food and Mural Arts Tour, a Kendall Square Cambridge Food and Innovation Tour, a Jamaica Plain Food Tour, a Jamaica Plain Vegan Chocolate Tour, a Fenway Neighborhood Food Tour, two Lowell Foods Tours, a Rozzie Village Food Tour, a Davis Square Somerville Food Tour (that includes candlepin bowling), a Union Square Somerville Food Tour, and a new Northampton Food Tour.

The company can accommodate food preferences and allergies with enough notice. Stops on the tour usually have enough options to offer something gluten-free, non-alcoholic or vegetarian, for example.

Tickets for a food tour must be purchased in advance. Groups of eight or more that are interested in a private tour need to schedule it at least 48 hours in advance.

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Opa Greek Yeeros, Off the Beaten Path Food Tours, Somerville, Mass.
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“We have lived in these neighborhoods for many years and have put a lot of thought and love into these tours to make them unique and interesting,” Bell said. “Each stop is definitely a deliberate one, and we take pride in sharing a varied group of stops so that there’s something for everyone. We can’t wait to see you in the neighborhood and to go off the beaten path together.”

Motorcoach parking is available throughout Boston. Groups can be dropped off and picked-up after the tour.  •

Off the Beaten Path Food Tours