Put on your walking shoes and step “behind-the-scenes” at a number of Massachusetts ethnic markets, food production tours and unique culinary finds. Whether it’s a tour of an ethnic market, a taste of chocolate, artisan bread, or a lobster tour; you’ll be under the expert guidance of tour operators and food producers from across the Bay State. Be sure to contact businesses directly for specific details.
| Ahla Food Tours
80 Park St.
|Tours & product sampling at Jewish & Russian markets in Brookline.|
|Art's Dune Tours
4 Standish St.
508-487-1950 / 800-894-1951
|Sunset dinner tours; clambakes & BBQ on the scenic Atlantic Ocean National Seashore sand dunes. Tours by reservation.|
|Boston Brew Tours
1035 Cambridge St - Suite 1
|Daily beer adventures to the region’s top breweries and brewpubs. From Pilsners to Stouts, Boston Brew Tours' beer geniuses will introduce you to award-winning beers of all styles and flavors. Each tour includes 15+ different beers, a beer focused lunch, and round-trip transportation.|
|Boston Chocolate Tours
|Chocolate tours in the Back Bay, South End and Beacon Hill. Reservations required.|
|Boston Chocolate Walking Tours
|Guided walking tours and tastings of select Boston chocolate shops, bakeries and cafes. Visit website for tour details and reservations.|
|Boston Lobster Tours
Sargent's Wharf - 260 Commercial St.
|Coast Guard licensed 6 person Boston harbor tours including a 75 minute "Keep What You Catch" Lobster Tour, 60 minute Sunset Dessert Tour, & Lobster Roll Tour.|
| Boston University Programs in Food & Wine
808 Commonwealth Ave. Rm 112
|Ethnic market tours. Pre-registration required.|
| Boston's Original Chocolate Tour
2 Park Plaza
|Guided tour to several Boston landmark restaurants for chocolate desserts.|
|Cape Ann Foodie Tours
|Walking culinary/cultural tours of Glocester, Rockport and Newburyport. The most delicious way to discover Cape Ann.|
|Cape Cod Foodie Tours
|A walking and eating excursion (1.8 miles, approx. 3 hours). First of its kind in Hyannis. Showcases small owner operated restaurants.|
|Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory
100 Breed's Hill Rd.
|Tour of potato chip factory.|
|Chef Paul's Truffles & Catering
2628 Main St.
|Natural organic hand crafted chocolate truffle tastings.|
|City Wine Tours
One Mifflin Place, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02138
855-455-8747 ext. 3
|Passionate about real world wine experiences, City Wine Tours highlight wine destinations in select neighborhoods, including the North End, South End, Harvard Square and Back Bay. Led by certified sommeliers, the walking tours visit upscale restaurants, luxury hotels and gourmet wine shops to sample the very best in their respected wine selections.|
183 Roxbury St.
|Ethnic market tours. Visit website for details.|
|Farm. Field. Sea.
|An island culinary adventure! Special farm, field and sea experiential tours are carefully crafted to include a day that puts you in touch with your food; connecting you to the land and food producers of Martha's Vineyard.|
| Food Tours of Boston
6 Charles St.
|2-3 hour tour of North End & Chinatown markets.|
| Gray's Grist Mill
638 Adamsville Rd.
|Narragansett Indian Flint Corn products. Tours by appointment only.|
| Harbor Sweets
85 Leavitt Street
|Tour of candy making factory. By appointment only.|
|Jim's Organic Coffee
21 Patterson Brook Rd.
|Tour organic coffee roasting facility. Call ahead for appointment.|
|Kitchen Porch Culinary Experiences of Martha's Vineyard
54 Hewing Field
|Offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes in a relaxed, informative environment for everyone. Taught by professional and engaging chef-instructors, restaurateurs, caterers, and artisans who will ensure you leave every class with new techniques, recipes, and ideas.|
|Latitude 43 & Yankee Fleet Whale Watch
25 Rogers St.
|"We Cook What You Catch" fishing trip paired with lunch or dinner. Call restaurant manager for details.|
|Mount Major Adventures
|Bike Farm Table Weekends combine the farm-to-table movement with the fun of exploring by bicycle! Enjoy beautiful and peaceful rides to local farms. Meet the farmers and harvest food at the peak of its season, hand off the food to a distiguished chef, and then savor a 3-course gourmet meal.One weekend each month from June to September.|
|Nashoba Brook Bakery
152 Commonwealth Ave
|45 minute "behind-the-scenes" artisan bakery tour. By appointment only.|
|Offer tours to farms and food producers which include tastings and a behind the scenes experience of production. Occasionally offer special farm to table dinners with a featured producer.|
|Ryan & Wood, INC.
15 Great Republic Dr. Unit 2
|Free distillery tours at 10 am Thursday-Saturday, and by apointment.|
|Salem Food Tours
|Guided food walking Tours of historic Salem, MA. Enjoy tastings at some of Salem’s best shops and restaurants.
Learn about Salem’s history, food and local culture. Visit their website for a schedule of upcoming tours.
|Taste Gloucester is a guided food and cultural tour of America's oldest working seaport. Join us as we make our way through downtown sampling a variety of local dishes while learning more about this working maritime city and the people who call it home. Your sure to walk away "full" of knowledge!|
|Taza Chocolate Factory Store
561 Windsor St.
|45 minute guided tour of the Taza Chocolate Factory. 15 people maximum. Can be booked on line. Reservations required.|
| The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
2020 Massachusetts Ave
|Ethnic market tours. Pre-registration required..|
|Fun and delicious walking, food tasting, and discovery tours of the Freedom Trail, North End, and the Waterfront. Highlight "off the beaten path" mom and pop establishments that locals frequent as well as iconic eateries and restaurants.|