Foodies

Boston is a world-class culinary destination.  Foodies will enjoy succulent seafood, scrumptious sweets, and ethnic enclaves with eclectic menus.  For the social foodie, shared plates and tapas options are aplenty.  For the experiential foodie, market tours, wine tastings and cooking classes showcase Boston’s unique culinary characteristics.

Culinary Tours

Boston Public Market The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round market offering fresh, locally...
Off The Beaten Path Food Tours Explore Boston neighborhoods with us on our guided tours while eating delicious...
Michele Topor/Boston Food Tours Join us as we celebrate our 23rd year providing culinary walking tours of Boston's...
Yummy Walks Yummy Walks offers fun and delicious walking, food tasting, and discovery tours. We...
Boston Pizza Tours Got Pizza? Discover historic Boston slice by delicious slice! We're serving up...
Taza Chocolate - Factory Store & Tours Join us at the factory for an Intro to Stone Ground Chocolate, a brief talk and...

Boston and seafood are peas in a pod, and here you will find all the staples – lobster rolls, clam chowder, fried clams, you name it! Historic haunts like the Union Oyster House and Durgin Park offer a singular Boston experience.  Looking for a savory cup of clam chowder?  Head to one of Boston’s Legal Sea Foods locations. 

A few old favorites....

Union Oyster House America's oldest restaurant, established in 1826, is located on the Freedom Trail...
Legal Sea Foods The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. With over 40...
Cheers Beacon Hill The Bull & Finch Pub, the inspiration for the setting of the TV series Cheers ,...

Restaurant Listings

Dining - Lobster dinner
Seafood Restaurants Boston and seafood are peas in a pod...
Flemmings Steak House
Steakhouse Restaurants Sometimes you just have a hunger for a good old-fashioned steak. There's plenty of...
Meatballs in redsauce
Italian Restaurants Let your taste buds travel around Boston for Italian dishes that rival those served...
Back Bay Harry's Burger
American Cuisine Popular favorites - classic & familiar...
noodle entree with white wine
Cross Cultural Dining A variety of cuisines including Asian, Latin, and more...

Boston’s diverse neighborhoods offer delectable delights for discerning palates. Explore the North End, Boston’s oldest neighborhood, where authentic Italian restaurants and cafes line every street.  When dinner ends, don’t miss out on a delicious cannoli or scoop of gelato.  Join a guided tour, complete with tastings, with North End Market Tours or Yummy Walks.

A short walk from the North End is Boston Public Market, New England’s first and only sustainable, year-round, locally-sourced market.  The Boston Public Market is an amazing emporium of regional produce, dairy, seafood, and craft breweries.  The Kitchen at Boston Public Market features weekly cooking classes and chef demonstrations. Nearby is Quincy Market, where scores of food vendors offer regional and international cuisine for folks on the go.      

Wherever your Boston trip takes you, a dynamic dining experience is around the corner.  The bistros and tapas restaurants of the South End are ideal spots for social diners; the steakhouses of Back Bay are capital indeed; millennials will love the brasseries and craft brews offered across Cambridge and Somerville; and the emergent Seaport District is home to Boston’s newest dining digs.  And more culinary destinations are on the horizon!  Mario Batali’s mega-complex Eataly is open in the Back Bay, while Tuscan Kitchen & Market is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017 the Seaport District.     

Annual Food, Wine & Beer Events

wine festival pouring red
Boston Wine Festival The nation's longest running wine and food festival. The Boston Wine Festival...
Harvard Square Chocolate Festival
Harvard Square Chocolate Festival Harvard Square establishments pull out all the stops to celebrate all things...
Chili Cook Off in Cambridge
Some Like it Hot Chili Cook Off Sample chili from Harvard Square’s HOTTEST restaurants - vote for your favorite!
Extreme Beer Fest Boston
Extreme Beer Fest The annual Extreme Beer Fest is held in February at the Seaport World Trade...
Dine Out Boston logo and salad
Dine Out Boston Sample area restaurants at special prices in March and August
scooper bowl
Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl The nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival
Taste of Cambridge
Taste of Cambridge Sample delicious, creative healthy and award-winning cuisine from local chef's and...
Chefs at Boston Seafood Festival
Boston Seafood Festival Sensational seafood tastings, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and...
Boston Local Food Festival
Boston Local Food Festival On the Rose Kennedy Greenway in September, the festival is free and showcases...