Mangia, Mangia Boston’s Little Italy – Italian Food and Beverage Tour
Spend the day in Italy without your passport. Boston’s Little Italy testifies to the age-old immigrant experience in the new world. Spend the day in one of our country’s oldest neighborhoods, and find out what it has to offer.
This walking food tour is like a cooking class on foot. Spend the morning learning how Italians eat while you glean insider cooking tips. Gain resources and knowledge on how to identify, and where to buy the very best ingredients. You’ll discover the panetteria (bakery), pasticceria (pastry shop), the greengrocer, the deli, an enoteca (wine shop), and a spice and confection store. Enjoy the colorful sights, tantalizing aromas and authentic tastes of bread, pastries, cured meat, cheeses, balsamic vinegar, the freshest seasonal produce, and a little liquori in this old-world community. The
tour incorporates numerous stops in which we’ll enjoy sampling authentic Italian ingredients that can be incorporated into our own cooking and eating adventures.
Once the tour of Italy has finished, there will be free-time for you to grab lunch (on your own), or do some shopping in the markets visited during the tour. This is a great time to get stocked up on those authentic Italian ingredients.
This afternoon, you will head to Sam Adams where you will take a tour and learn about the beer making process.
At the conclusion of the tour, sample beer.
There is a gift shop for your shopping pleasure. *This tour requires a great deal of walking (about five city blocks, or about .3 miles) and standing.
Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. While the markets are inside, getting to and from each location requires walking outside in the elements. Bring appropriate outerwear.