Off the Eaten Path, Boston

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

We started the day by finishing the Freedom Trail (see the first half of the trail here). Making stops at:

We did not cross the river to see the USS Constitution or Bunker Hill.

After all of that we met up for our food tour of the North End. This was such a great tour and a great way to try a little bit of food from all the amazing places in the North End.

Our guide was Paula who owns and does the Off the Eaten Path tours. We started at 10:45 and met at the Paul Revere House. Then we headed to Galleria Umberto's for some pizza and arancini. Both were delicious! This place opens at 10:30 and closes when they run out of food. Best part is that nothing on the menu is over $5.

Then we headed to Cantina Italiana where we had some nice little pastas with red sauce. After the pasta we headed to The Wine Boggeta which specializes in natural wines. Then we went for dessert at Cocoanuts where we sampled some sweets and had some amazing caramels that didn't stick to your teeth!

On the last leg of the tour we headed into this little hole in the wall, literally, to get some of the best bread ever at Bricco Panetteria! They don't use mixers here, its all done by hand and its all amazing. And last but not least we headed into Cafe Paradiso for some cannolis (that were piped to order), espresso and homemade gelato.

I loved the tour and Paula did a great job telling us about the history of the North End and the history of some of the restaurants we stopped at.

This day is surprisingly not over, more to come!

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