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Boston Chocolate Walking Tours: Chocolate Locations of Newbury Street

We’re Boston Chocolate Walking Tours, and we provide guided walking and tasting tours of select Boston chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes. We’re Boston’s original chocolate walking tour, founded by Harvard grad and chocolate maniac Valerie Beck. Enjoy a guided walking and tasting tour of select chocolate shops and other chocolate locations on and near Boston’s vibrant Newbury Street.

Stops visited:  

Our route goes through the vibrant Newbury Street neighborhood, and visits a combination of stops including Teuscher Chocolates, Deluca’s Market, Pinkberry, Lindt, Kickass Cupcakes, Robin’s Candy, and Gourmet Boutique.

Routes are subject to change due to store hours, etc.

When and where:

Fridays at 3:15 pm

Saturdays at 12:15 pm and 3:15 pm

Sundays at 12:15 pm and 3:15 pm

The chocolate tours start at Teuscher Chocolates, 230 Newbury St., outside the shop, where you’ll see your tour guide with a Boston Chocolate Walking Tours banner.

Tickets and additional information:

Advance registration please!

Public tours are $40 per person (includes chocolate!). Or, contact us for pricing and details for a private tour for family, friends, clients, staff, or your bridal party!

Space is limited and advance registration is required; you can purchase tickets online, or contact us at info@bostonchocolatewalkingtours.com or 617-955-2228. After you register, we’ll email you a confirmation, and you’ll be all set.

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Boston Chocolate Tours: The Great Boston Cupcake Crawl – Boston, Massachusetts

The cupcake craze that all started with Carrie and Miranda chatting outside of Magnolia Bakery in New York on the very popular Sex and the City television show has arrived in full force in Boston.  Join our friendly expert guide who will bring you to Boston’s premiere cupcake bakeries where you will indulge in the traditional and exotic sweet treats that they have to offer.  Our destinations have been carefully selected from the very finest cupcake bakeries that Boston has to offer.

Our exclusive 2 ½ hour walking tour highlights some of Bostons most historic and famous neighborhoods and landmarks – The Back Bay and Beacon Hill, the Boston Common and the Gardens.  You’ll learn the history of the cupcake, how they are created, how the craze started and made its way to Boston, and what each of our destinations specialties are.  We can’t think of a better way to satisfy your “sweet tooth” on a Saturday morning than strolling around our beautiful city while learning about and enjoying these delectable treats.

Whether simple and swirled or sweet and sprinkled  The Great Boston Cupcake Crawl introduces our guests to the best cupcakes in Beantown.

Here are some of our destinations where you can experience the best cupcakes in Boston:

  • Feature Stop: Cakeology – “ The home of yummy, yummy treats for every occasion,” and winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!
  • A cupcake shop dedicated to a Boston-based chef’s lovely daughter!
  • These cupcakes are on the move all day long, and you’ll be lucky enough to have them pull over for you on our tour!
  • This famous ice-cream store takes a new twist on the classic cupcake!
  • Named one of Boston’s Best, there’s no way we could take you on a Cupcake Tour without stopping at this Newbury Street Bakery!

You’ll pick up plenty of samples as you go, plus tips on tasting, buying and storing these delicious cupcakes.

The Great Boston Cupcake Crawl meets on Saturday or Sunday mornings at 11:00AM, outside of Cakeology, 45 Province Street, Boston, MA 02111 or at the Kickass Cupcake Truck in Dewey Square.

Advance tickets required – tour size limited to 14. Reserve your space today!

Price: $40

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Bites of Boston: The Sweet & Savory South End Walking Food Tour

Over the course of our 3-hour guided tour, you’ll sample scrumptious food from neighborhood restaurants, cafes and specialty food stores while learning about the foods you are tasting and the people who make them. You’ll also experience the local culture as we stroll the neighborhood streets, visiting sites of historical and architectural interest. The casual pace makes this walking food tour appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

Delicious Food Tastings - The Sweet and Savory South End Walking Food Tour takes place in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood. You’ll taste local favorites from 6 South End eateries including award-winning pizza, a creatively concocted cookie, and the iconic New England fried clam, to name a few. You’ll also learn how these local establishments came to be, who owns them and some fun and interesting stories they have to share. The food sampled on the tour is included in the price of your ticket and is enough for a satisfying lunch. Tasting Locations are listed and described below.

Neighborhood Nourishment - On top of delicious food tastings, you’ll also enjoy a hearty helping of historical, architectural and cultural information about the South End neighborhood.  You’ll see some beautifully planned Victorian bowfront communities, learn about the cultural development of the area, and hear some fascinating facts about some of the South End’s sites and famous residents. Our Sweet & Savory South End Walking Food Tour is full of food, facts, and fun!

Delicious food specialties are served on the South End Food Tour (subject to change):

  • Parish Cafe American restaurant featuring sandwiches created by renowned Boston chefs (Est. 1992)
  • Orinoco Kitchen A Latin kitchen inspired by family-run Venezuelan eateries (Est. 2003)
  • Flour Bakery Popular local bakery and cafe with mouth-watering pastries and delicious sandwiches (Est. 2000)
  • Morse Fish Company Boston’s oldest fish market (Est. 1903)
  • South End Formaggio Purveyor of fine meats, cheeses, wines and specialty products (Est. 1999)
  • The Upper Crust Pizzeria Award-winning pizzeria serving gourmet thin-crust pizza (Est. 2001)
When: Wednesday/Thursday – Sunday, April through November
Time: Tours depart daily at 12noon and last 3 hours
Price: $48 Adult | $35 Child (Ages 12 and under) +tax
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Yummy Walks: Boston North End Little Italy Food Tour

In the North End, the streets are narrow and compact, and there is history – Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, burial grounds – seemingly around every corner. The neighborhood is packed with restaurants, virtually all of them Italian, and the locals carefully maintain their deeply-rooted ties to Italian culture.

This is the oldest urban neighborhood in America. The air is fragrant with the fresh ocean breeze and scents of coffee houses, bakeries, and restaurants, as we wind our way through the scenic narrow streets.

Our friendly and engaging guides will take you to several North End venues where you will have an opportunity to sample delectable foods and meet those who craft these culinary delights. Along the way, you will learn about the colorful history of the North End.

We visit food shops, restaurants and bakers. Best of all you’ll meet the people whose families have traded in the area for generations and still produce wonderful food. And we also meet those bringing new international tastes and food ideas to the table.

Our gentle stroll has lots of stops with frequent, generous tastings along the way. We point out good places for lunch or dinner, though after all the tastings it’s very unlikely you’ll need lunch.

Soak in the history and culture of the North End and enjoy delicious foods in this historic neighborhood while on our Food Tours in Boston!

Even if you think you know Boston, our Food Tours in Boston will show you food establishments you’ve never noticed before.

Yummy Walks’ North End Little Italy Food Tour is a leisurely-paced walking tour that carves a path through the streets of the charming North End.

In the North End, the streets are narrow and compact, and there is history – Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, burial grounds – seemingly around every corner. The neighborhood is packed with restaurants, virtually all of them Italian, and the locals carefully maintain their deeply-rooted ties to Italian culture.

On this tour, you will:

  • Visit several shops in the North End.
  • Sample delectable foods from food shops, restaurants and bakeries.
  • Go behind the scenes and meet the bakers, chefs, and families who have worked in the area for generations and still produce wonderful food!
  • Visit newer establishments and meet those who are bringing new international tastes and food ideas to the table.
  • Learn about the colorful history of the North End from our friendly and engaging guides.

Boston’s North End is the oldest urban neighborhood in America. As we wind our way through the scenic narrow streets, you’ll find the air is fragrant with the fresh ocean breeze and scents of coffee houses, bakeries, and restaurants.

Our gentle stroll has lots of stops with frequent, generous servings of food along the way. We point out good places for lunch or dinner, though after the tour, it’s very unlikely you’ll be hungry.

Some of the foods you may enjoy include:

  • Pastas
  • Cheeses
  • Italian meats
  • Brick-oven pizza
  • Freshly made cannolis

Soak in the history and culture of the North End and enjoy delicious foods in this historic neighborhood while on our Food Tour in Boston!

Meeting Location

North End/Little Italy (Boston, MA) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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Yummy Walks: Foods of the Freedom Trail Tour – Boston

Nothing tops the Boston Freedom Trail as an introduction to the history and popular sites of Boston. This walk will take you past 14 significant landmarks, every one an authentic American treasure. You will see churches, cemeteries and meeting halls while getting to know about the Boston Common, the North End and other unique neighborhoods. So put on your walking shoes and explore Boston’s past. Its fun and entertaining- its American history but not the same old story….

Our Foods of the Freedom Trail Yummy Walk will explore the Freedom Trail sites from the Boston Common to the Old North Church and taste typical New England cuisine as its been revolutionized for today’s Bostons food scene.

A Brief Culinary History of Boston

You are probably aware of the nickname “Beantown”, because from the earliest days Boston has been awash in molasses to convert to rum as a result of the triangular trade route between the West Indies, Boston, and West Africa. They cooked the beans in molasses and this important staple was sold by the bite, or number of spoonfuls of beans available.

Its only fitting that one of the nations most historic towns would possess an intriguing food history. At the beginning of the 18th century, Boston didn’t have a central marketplace, so vendors pushed carts through town selling local fare such as seafood, wild game, fowl, apples, nuts, berries, and onions. Cooking traditions were based on those of English and Irish immigrants, featuring plenty of stews, roasts, preserved meats, biscuits, and puddings. North American regional foods such as corn, squash, beans, and potatoes were introduced to the local cuisine.

Faneuil Hall, built in 1742, served as a marketplace for fresh goods as well as an area for public congregation. The region became important for trading, farming, and fishing. By the 19th century, traditional Bostonian dishes such as baked beans slow-cooked with molasses, deep-fried batter-dipped clams, and creamy clam chowder (which got its start as a working-class, one-pot meal for New England fishermen) began to appear on dinner tables.

During your 3-hour Food Tour you will learn about the history and culture of the neighborhood while tasting delicious food specialties representative of the area.  We’ll take you past 14 significant landmarks on this tour including:

  • The Boston Common – America’s oldest public park
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Granary Burial Ground
  • Kings Chapel
  • Old South Meeting House
  • The “Old” State House
  • Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall
  • The North End
  • Paul Revere House
  • Old North Church

As we follow the Freedom Trail to the Old North Church, we visit several restaurants & shops and serve generous portions of foods that are iconic in Boston. Our gentle stroll has lots of stops with frequent, servings of food along the way. We point out good places for lunch or dinner, though after the tour, it’s very unlikely you’ll be hungry. Some of the foods you may enjoy include:

  • Lobster Bisque
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Boston Cream Pie cupcakes
  • Other delicious foods reflecting the Italian heritage of the North End

So put on your walking shoes, loosen your belt, and explore Boston’s past and its tastes! It’s fun and entertaining…it’s American history but not the same old story….

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: $55

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Boston Foodie Tours: Rose F. Kennedy Greenway & Wharf District

Having just celebrated its one-year anniversary, Boston’s newest tourist attraction, the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway,  and the newly-dubbed, neighboring “Wharf District”, offer something for everyone, whether it be a carousel ride, food trucks/carts, contemporary art, craft fairs,  festivals, or the city’s newest trendy restaurants and hotels.  Our tour guests will visit some of Boston’s top culinary talent, including a Hell’s Kitchen semi-finalist who recently hosted President Bill Clinton, a Cooking Channel’s Eat St.-featured food truck, subway station ”best eats” (you’ll be surprised) and the French home of Boston’s best creme brulee.  And what would a Boston waterfront food tour be without a little ”lobstah”.  Lucky for you, we remembered that, too.

The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway has become one of Boston’s most popular attractions for tourists and locals alike. The Greenway is a one-mile stretch of land that is comprised of five separate parks:
  • North End
  • Wharf District
  • Fort Point Channel
  • Dewey Square
  • Chinatown

Always bustling with activities, the Greenway has something to offer everyone, including an antique carousel ride, food carts, food trucks, an edible garden, and contemporary sculptures throughout. Depending on the day and time of year, you’ll also find a farmers’ market and various fairs and festivals.

While our tour stops are subject to change, recent Greenway tour partners have included:
  • Legal Seafoods
  • Blue Inc. (Chef Jason Santos, Hell’s Kitchen semi-finalist)
  • Silk Road BBQ (Featured on the Cooking Channel’s “Eat St.”)
  • Grilled Cheese Nation
  • James Hook & Company
  • Dewey Square Farmers’ Market (Q’s Nuts)
  • Clover Food Truck (Featured on Cooking Channel’s “Eat St.”)
  • Rosie Bakery
  • doc popcorn
  • InterContinental Hotel’s French restaurant, Miel (Best of Boston creme brulee)
  • Radius (A 4-star restaurant owned by celebrity chef and James Beard Award winner, Michael Schlow)

This 4-hour food tour promises to be one of Boston’s best!

The tour meets in the lobby/street level of the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel at 1:00 p.m, and leaves for its first tour stop at 1:15 p.m. The hotel is easily accessible by public transportation (Blue Line, Aquarium stop), which we strongly encourage that you consider. If you require parking, we suggest that you visit parking instructions on the Aquarium’s website at http://bit.ly/96mNYZ.

Guests are advised to come with a hearty appetite. Our goal is to provide you with an adequate number of tasting samples, but not an excessive amount. That being said, our chefs have been known to be quite generous.  If you have diet restrictions, while we will attempt to be accommodating, it may not always be possible. Please plan accordingly.

We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated and a tote bag or backpack for purchases.

Tour cost is $65.00 per person, which covers all tasting samples.  Should you wish to order alcohol with your tasting samples, you will be charged accordingly by our tour partner.  Gratuities are welcome if you are pleased with the service our tour guide provides.  Industry standard is 15%-20%.  There is not a separate ticket price for children or seniors.

Meeting Place: Lobby/street level of the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel @ 1:00 p.m.
Start Time:1:15 p.m.
Duration:4 Hours
Price:$65.00 per person plus processing fee. Tour guide gratuity not included.
Available Dates: Thursdays and upon demand/request with minimum of four. Saturday tour coming soon!
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Boston Foodie Tours: Beacon Hill & Back Bay

The Beacon Hill/Back Bay Food Tour is one of our most popular tours.  On this tour, we  explore two of Boston’s historic neighborhoods. Featured is the restaurant of  one of the country’s “Top 10 Badass Female Chefs”, whose lobster pizza was recently voted as one of the top ten pizzas in the Massachusetts by Food Network magazine.  Recent celebrity sightings at this restaurant include Shaq and comedian Denis Leary.

Also included are a  ”Best of Boston” chocolate winner,  as well as a “Hall of Fame” gluten-free chowder. Can you guess what the secret ingredient is?  And we hope you won’t mind if we make a quick stop to visit one of Boston’s popular food trucks, maybe even a local competition winner.  Deviled tea eggs, anyone?  But that’s not all.  We’ll visit a Boston breakfast institution that has seen the likes of Jack Nicholson, Ben Stiller and Kevin Costner,  as well as a notorious murderer.  We’ll also introduce you to a few hidden gems, such as a fabulous, new wine and cheese shop that’s off the beaten path, and, depending upon the day, Oprah’s favorite, go-to gift basket provider.  It’s been featured in her magazine twice!

And how could we forget Julia Child’s personal market?  She’d never forgive us!   Before we part, we’ll enjoy some of Boston’s best desserts, perhaps the creations of award-winning or celebrity chefs.  Maybe even a Top Chef!

This is an approximately 4 to 4 1/2-hour, leisurely walking tour that covers about 1 mile. Guests should be physically capable of walking that distance.

This tour is tailored to both locals and tourists. While tour stops and menu samples are subject to change, some of our recent tour stops have included:

  • Scampo
  • Savenor’s Market
  • Beacon Hill Chocolates
  • Bacco’s Wine and Cheese
  • Copley Square Farmers’ Market (Nella Pasta, Siena Farms…Tuesday & Friday)
  • Sabatino & Co.
  • Bon Me food truck
  • Turner Fisheries
  • Sweet Cupcakes
  • L’Espalier

Guests are advised to come with an appetite, but also to eat a light meal beforehand. Our goal is to provide you with an adequate number of tasting samples, but not an excessive amount. If you have diet restrictions, while we will attempt to be accommodating, it may not always be possible. Please plan accordingly.

We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated in the warm weather and a tote bag or backpack for purchases.

Tour cost is $65.00 per person for our standard tour, which covers all tasting samples, and $75.00 for our premium tour, which includes either a 4-star restaurant or a 5-star hotel.  Our tour partners would be happy to keep a tab for alcholic drinks that are not included in the tour price. Gratuities are welcome if you are pleased with the service our tour guide provides.  Industry standard is 15%-20%.  There is not a separate ticket price for children or seniors.

Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Price: STANDARD TOUR: $65.00 plus processing fee. PREMIUM TOUR: $75.00 plus processing fee. Tour guide gratuity not included.
Available Dates: Tour is offered every Saturday. Weekday dates available as demand warrants or upon request.

Meeting Place: Second floor reception area of the Liberty Hotel at 1:00 p.m.
Start Time: 1:15 p.m. promptly
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Boston Chocolate Tour of the South End

Our exclusive 2 ½-hour walking tour highlights the historic South End neighborhood. This area is home to elegant Victorian brick row houses, many dating from the 1800s, and one of the most diverse populations in Boston. The South End blends many of the best elements of the city and of course, fine chocolate. Learn the history and life of chocolate, how luxury chocolates are created, and much more. We can think of no more fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon among friends.

Here are some of our destinations where you can experience the best chocolate in Boston:

  • Feature stop: ChocoLee  – this award winning chocolate shop is owned by Lee Napoli one of Yankee Magazine’s Top 5 Chocolate Makers
  • Enjoy chocolate heaven in the form of a homemade Oreo at a bakery owned by Celebrity Chef Joanne Chang
  • Yelp reviews call this hidden spot’s “chocolate chip cookies” to die for
  • A neighborhood landmark restaurant with a celebrity chef shares their special chocolate martini during their pajama brunch
  • The best homemade chocolate ice cream in Boston can be found at this Pizza restaurant
  • Enjoy cupcakes named The Madison, The Harriet and The Simon voted “The Best of Boston” by the Improper Bostonian
  • Rosie’s Bakery is not in the South End but their famous chocolate orgasm is and we know where to find and sample it.
  • There is a bonus stop on this tour that we can’t promise but when they are open, it will be the coolest chocolate shop/antique store you will ever see, anywhere.
  • and MORE!!!

You’ll pick up plenty of samples as you go, plus tips on tasting, buying and storing fine chocolate.  Each participant also receives our VIP Card, good for discounts and VIP treatment at local gourmet businesses.

The Boston Chocolate Tour of the South End meets on Saturday afternoon at 2:00PM at Code 10, 1638 Washington Street in Boston’s South End. The walk itself is moderate and it ends near the Boston Center for the Arts.

Advance tickets required – tour size limited to 14.

Day/Time: Saturdays at 2:00 PM

Price: $48

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Harvard Square Chocolate Tour

Our exclusive 2 ½-hour walking tour highlights a bustling center of activity, Harvard Square that embodies all that is Cambridge. This historic area is rich in culture, architecture – and of course, fine chocolate. Learn the history and life of chocolate, how luxury chocolates are created, and much more. We can think of no more fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon among friends where students and academics mix with tourists and locals to crowd the sidewalks and restaurants learning about and enjoying chocolate.

Note:  This tour is a great for kids too and we have special kids pricing.

Here are some of our destinations where you can experience the best chocolate in Cambridge:

  • Feature Stop: L.A. Burdick who many consider the premiere chocolate shop in the area known for their hot chocolate and their homemade truffles.
  • This Harvard Square favorite won Boston Maagazine’s award for Best Coffeehouse
  • Known for “amazing bread”, this welcoming bakery has some amazing chocolate items as well
  • Everyone’s talking about cupcakes nowadays and we are big fans of this Boston & Cambridge favorite.
  • Visit Harvard’s “other institution” and see their wall of chocolate
  • If you add passion to ice cream, you will enjoy some of the best of both.
  • Enjoying Chocolate decadence at a famous local dessert chain started as a Harvard University project
  • An ever changing addition of chocolate surprise stops

You’ll pick up plenty of samples as you go, plus tips on tasting, buying and storing fine chocolate.

New – VIP pass included offering special discounts to tour participants to our chocolate partners.

Advance tickets required – tour size limited to 14.

Day/Time: Sundays at 10:00 AM

Price: $48

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Boston Chocolate Tour of Faneuil Hall & The North End

Our latest 2 ½ hour, family-friendly walking tour uncovers the famous (and infamous) chocolate delights in the center of Faneuil Hall and the North End. Join Boston Chocolate Tours as we expertly guide you through the corridors of the Quincy Market Colonnade, The Bull Market, Faneuil Hall’s open air shops, and the North End’s historic (and delicious!) bakeries and cafes. Learn the rich history of Boston’s most famous areas while sampling the chocolate delicacies and delights that have crowned Boston as a chocolate destination.

Some of our stops include:

  • Featured Stop: Godiva Chocolates – One of the most famous international chocolatiers, Godiva Chocolates has opened its doors to allow samplings of its renowned seasonal offerings.
  • Find a delectable chocolate fudge cake in the most unlikely of restaurants
  • Pull a stool up and dig into a Boston Crème Pie at the place where everyone knows your name
  • Tour the busy hallway of the Quincy Market Colonnade while sampling some of Boston’s most famous ice cream shops and bakeries
  • Travel to the North End for a taste of real hand-made chocolate gelato
  • Visit one of the North End’s most famous local bakeries known for their chocolate nougat

You’ll pick up plenty of samples as you go, plus tips on tasting, buying and storing chocolate. You’ll also receive our VIP card, good for discounts and VIP treatment at Boston Chocolate Tour partners citywide!

The Boston Chocolate Tour of Faneuil Hall and the North End meets on Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm on the 2nd floor of Godiva at 1 South Market Street in Faneuil Hall. The walk is about 1.5 miles, and ends nearby. Advance tickets are required, and our tour size is limited to 14.

Day/Time: Saturdays at 3:30PM

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