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Boston: Chinatown Food Tasting & Cultural History Tour

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Join a unique, informative and delicious adventure in Boston’s Chinatown. This tour is perfect for those curious about how to navigate this neighborhood and wanting to discover the best traditional and modern-day eats.

Highlights

  • Stroll the neighborhood streets, visit sites of historical and cultural interest, and learn about Chinatown’s past and present
  • Visit beloved local restaurants and enjoy both traditional Chinese, modern Chinese and Chinese-American tastings
  • Discover how Chinese cuisine evolved in Boston and led to Boston-specific Chinese-American dishes
  • Enjoy a delicious cocktail or mocktail to end the tour

Description

During this 3-hour culinary walking adventure, you can expect to learn about Boston's Chinatown from both a past and present perspective. You'll discover how Chinatown began in Boston, and how historic events played a significant role in the development of Chinese-American culture and cuisine significantly in Boston. As you stroll the neighborhood streets in the company of your knowledgeable, friendly tour guide, you'll visit sites of historical, cultural and architectural interest, including the first street and the site of the first restaurant in Chinatown. Your walk will also include visits to local eateries and tastings from 6 local restaurants and bakeries. Tastings will include both sweet and savory examples of traditional Chinese, modern-day Chinese, and Chinese-American cuisine. You'll also learn about the history of each establishment and their owners. You'll visit the oldest restaurant in Chinatown, enjoy a sweet from the oldest bakery, and visit newer establishments, opened by 2nd-generation restaurant owners, which add a fresh and modern twist to the neighborhood. Top off your experience with a delicious cocktail or “mocktail” at the end of the tour. This is truly an experience for all of the senses. You will walk away from this tour full of delicious food and fun facts having eaten, explored, and experienced the vibrant neighborhood that is Boston's Chinatown.

Includes

3-hour guided walking tour of Boston's Chinatown Tastings from 6 local eateries (plenty of food for a satisfying lunch) Visits to multiple sites of historic, architectural, and cultural interest in the neighborhood One cocktail or 'mocktail' Local taxes and fees

Important Information

  • Your guides are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions or food allergies with alternative tastings on this tour
  • There is 1 restaurant that must be accessed by a flight of stairs (there is no elevator available at this location)
  • This tour is not recommended for guests under the age of 12
  • You will be outdoors and on foot for a significant portion of the experience, please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • This tour runs rain or shine, please bring an umbrella and a rain jacket if rain is predicted

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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