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Have you tried one of our Food Tours or Chocolate Tours yet? Our newest tour is our Jamaica Plain Vegan Chocolate Tour. People may be surprised that just because the tour is dairy-free (and our Harvard Square tour can be made dairy free), it's not all dark chocolate. The tastings are varied and quite creamy - and we stop exclusively at small businesses created by local entrepreneurs. Plus you'll learn all about the magical fruit cacao on this walking tour as well.
One of our incredible JP Vegan Chocolate Tour guides is Mika. We are so lucky to work with Mika, a wealth of global knowledge who has lived all over the world from California to Japan and especially loves the East Coast. Mika is quite knowledgeable about sustainability and skin care (did you know that cocoa butter is often used in skincare?) so definitely ask her about it when you're on the tour. Plus she's bilingual in Japanese, so we can do a private group tour in Japanese as well for any groups interested. We know you'll learn a lot from Mika. Hope to meet you this Saturday!
Our Jamaica Plain Vegan Chocolate Tour runs Saturdays at 2pm. We also host a Harvard Square Chocolate Tour on Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm. Book today via offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com.
Somerville is a large, dense area of the city but each of its neighborhoods have their own culture and character. So just because you've visited Teele Square doesn't mean you understand the culture in Davis Square or Ball Square or Magoun Square or Union Square! And there are micro-cultures as well in these areas, from Aeronaut Brewery to Bo Market which are a 15 minute walk and feel very different in culture and space!
Our guides have significant knowledge of the areas where they host guests, and Meghan is no exception. Not only is she a friendly Tufts grad so knows Somerville really well, but she lived in Union Square and also works in the food industry. We are so lucky that Meghan is a guide on our Union Square Somerville Food Tour. She has a wealth of knowledge to share about local food systems and everything from fair trade food to food supply chain. You'll be in great hands with Meghan on an upcoming tour.
Learn more about Meghan in our About Us section of the website, and book our Union Square, Somerville Food Tour this Sunday to meet her and take a tour around this vibrant city.
Somerville Food Tours run Saturday and Sundays year-round including Davis Square and Union Square. Please check our Tour Calendar for more information!
We are so lucky to work with such amazing guides, and this week we are featuring one of our newest guides, Cam!
Cam has lived and worked in JP, and he is excited to help kick off the JP Vegan Chocolate Tour which runs on Saturdays at 2pm. Both Cam and guide Mika are working on this awesome tour which is fun for vegans and non-vegans alike.
What makes Cam perfect for his job as a tour guide is his love of training - he's not only a corporate training at his day job at Mass Mentoring Partnership providing trainings for youth-workers and schools across the Commonwealth but also a rugby coach. We're proud to work with someone like Cam who is making such a positive difference in our community through activism and community building.
Cam is also an avid cook, and his favorite stop on the Jamaica Plain Vegan Chocolate Tour is definitely for ice cream. Won't you join us this weekend for a tour?
Jamaica Plain Vegan Chocolate Tour runs Saturdays at 2pm. We also have a Harvard Square Chocolate Tour that runs on Saturdays at 2pm and 5 or 7pm. Join us at offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com.
Beer and food, food and beer. What a perfect pairing!
We are excited to attend the upcoming Small Business Network's Hyperlocal Craft Brew Festival on June 16, 2018 in Cambridge. So much so that we put together a brief history of Boston brewing and our top picks for where to try these delicious brews in a blog post.
Read on here for our thoughts on the subject. Will we see you on June 16th? Or maybe this weekend for a fun neighborhood food tour where you can support local small businesses?
Lizzie and Sam
We are excited to start a new Off The Beaten Path Food Tours Lowell, MA Food Tour later this year. In today's blog post, we sat down with Timna from the blog Life as a Maven to learn more about her great city, Lowell. Timna is based in Lowell and has lots of expert tips on where to go when visiting this vibrant area. Learn more from Life as a Maven:
Lowell is one place that never gets boring. From its rich, cultural history to the culinary diversity there is much that this city offers. Living here for so long I have had a chance to explore and learn about the city and sharing this with you is truly an honor. The more people that understand what Lowell has to offer in terms of adventure the more we are here to welcome you and help you along those adventures.
Being a food, travel & lifestyle blogger I pride myself on knowing a little bit of everything about my city yet still know I have much to learn. What I can share with you is my love for the culinary scene here in Lowell and some history gems that you may not know.
(Off The Beaten Path Food Tours side-note: We are lucky to stop at El Potro's Somerville location on our Union Square Food Tour!)
I hope to write again soon for you all and I hope you truly enjoyed the snippet of Lowell I offered you here.
Life as a Maven
Thank you, Life as a Maven, for this incredible tips on Lowell! We look forward to announcing the start of our new Food Tour later this summer but in the meantime, please check out these hot spots.
As we gear up for our first busy weekend of the summer with three brand new tours running, we couldn't be more thankful for the enthusiasm and commitment of our tour guides! We wouldn't be launching these new tours until we knew that we had incredible, passionate, and knowledgeable guides to take guests on the culinary walking journeys. We have profiled each of our guides in the About Us section of our site, so please check it out.
We are very excited to have Ellie on board as one of our Jamaica Plain tour guides! Ellie was raised on an organic farm in Wisconsin, so she definitely have a unique perspective on food that can't be matched. Ellie has spent months exploring her new home and also works with the Roslindale farmers market, which is legendary in the area. Besides being extremely active outdoors (Ellie typically bikes to our meetings), when she was in high school her parents had a limited amount of butter she could use each week because she loved to bake so much that she was going through crazy amounts of butter. And that must be a lot of butter given that she grew up surrounded by cows. We know you'll learn a lot from Ellie, and we cannot wait to welcome you on a food tour of JP.