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"What fun!!! I've been living in the area for about a year and a half now and clearly I've not gotten out much. This tour was absolutely perfect for exploring, learning, and trying new and interesting food. Not only was this beyond tasty, but it was entertaining and informational. I generally can't remember anything after a tour because I'm inundated with too much information and nothing to help mark any notable takeaways. Food is the perfect way to fix that, let me tell you. Let delicious treats highlight interesting tidbits of local history as you snack your way around town with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. I could not recommend this more for locals and visitors!"
"The highlight of our vacation!"
"Wonderful food tour and I've done them round the world. Have been back to a couple of the restaurants we were introduced to. Can't recommend this highly enough. Hope to do more with this company."
"Katie did an incredible job showing us around our new neighborhood. Highly recommend this food tour if you're interested in getting to know Somerville's rich cultural history and taste some delicious treats along the way. 5 stars!!"
"In my opinion, Yelpers definitely want to get off the beaten path and discover places the locals love to eat! I was so excited to find this tour of Davis Square after moving to the area recently. I absolutely LOVED it and am telling all my friends and acquaintances to go take this tour!"
The 10 Best Boston Walking Tours August 2018 "For a unique, food-focused tour, check out Off the Beaten Path Food Tours. Tastings, tours, and progressive dinners are offered in Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Jamaica Plain, and more. The Davis Square Food Tour highlights the colorful, diverse Somerville neighborhood that has become a hot destination for dining. With knowledgeable guides, you’ll learn the history of the neighborhood, sample innovative eats, try your hand at candlepin bowling, and finish up with a taste of marshmallow fluff, a sweet treat invented in Somerville. "
Eat With Off The Beaten Path Food Tours July 2018 "Go on a foodie adventure with Off the Beaten Path Food Tours in Boston. “Our food tours are unique in that we offer a lot of delicious food, so come hungry,” said Lizzie Bell, co-founder of Off the Beaten Path Food Tours. “The food is varied and can range from an authentic gyro, to a flatbread pizza with local ingredients, to maple fluff candy, to specialty spices, to ethnic food like momo dumplings, to locally made chocolate.” The food tour experience is led by a knowledgeable guide who shares stories of the history of the neighborhood, while taking groups on a 90- minute to three-hour tour that stops at four to six places. Groups will get to meet and talk to owners at some of the food stops."
Here, there, and everywhere -- "J.P. Walking & Eating Tour" April 2018 "Sometimes the best way to know a city or neighborhood is by experiencing its local restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and other food offerings. But how to decide where to go and what to eat? Off the Beaten Path Food Tours — known locally for its tours of Union and Davis Squares in Somerville, and Harvard Square Food and Chocolate tours — is debuting a new walking tour this spring. The Jamaica Plain tour focuses on this Boston community’s best and tastiest spots along popular Centre Street, home to a variety of independent eateries often owned by local residents. The tour runs approximately two hours and stops at four to six places. There is an optional extension to tour nearby Turtle Swamp Brewery, a micro-craft brewery with a dedicated fan following. www.offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com"
Calling All Gourmands: New Tour Highlights Jamaica Plain Food April 2018 "A new tour with a Jamaica Plain foodie focus is making its way through the neighborhood while encompassing history, dessert, beer and delicious food. "We truly believe JP has the freshest, yummiest food in town," said Lizzie Bell, co-owner of Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences. ..."Time and again, I found myself visiting Jamaica Plain because there is an incredible food scene here with lots of unique stories and history as well as a strong, neighborly culture that shines through," said Bell. “We are excited to take guests on a delectable culinary journey through the commercial district of Centre Street. We will visit a mix of historic restaurants that have graced the neighborhood for decades and also newer businesses that are growing their following.”"
Valentine's Eats: (Chocolate) Bar Hopping With Off The Beaten Path Food Tours February 2018 - Online and Full Page In Print "With innumerable new establishments and favorite old haunts as well dotting the landscape, it helps to have a expert connect the dots on Greater Boston’s ever-growing food map. Lizzie Bell and Sam Schlussel of Off The Beaten Path food tours are up for the job, as the couple has been mining and exploring the food scene around here for more than a decade. Now they’re taking friends and strangers along with them on their dining adventures, including on a special chocolate tour that runs through Valentine’s Day. We asked Lizzie all about their startup operation and this latest taste quest."
November, 2017 Issue: Guide to Boston "Boston is a world-class foodie destination - but sorting through the artisanal delight from the shrink-wrapped standard can be tricky. For our money, Off the Beaten Path Food Tours really nails it. They're Davis Square specialists offering a deep dive behind the scenes at some of the most unique eateries in Somerville, from Sacco's to the Oat Shop." offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com