Foods of the Freedom Trail

I’ve always thought that cities are best explored on foot. And that to really get to the heart of a place, you need to sample the local fare. A walking tour that combines Boston’s Freedom Trail with food tasting is a great way to learn more about the city’s famous landmarks and culinary history.

Yummy Walks offer a ‘Foods of the Freedom Trail’ tour that starts at Boston Common and concludes at Quincy Market, taking in 12 of the 16 historically significant sites. I’m just going to give you a taster (!), but if you’re interested in reading more about each of the sites of the Freedom Trail, you can do so over here.

You can  also click on the links in the captions below the pictures for more information on the historical sites or for details of the restaurants and shops for food tastings.

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Boston Common
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Massachusetts State House
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Delicious Maine lobster bisque at Mooo
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Park Street Church
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Yummy Boston Cream Pie at Sweet bakery

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Granary Burying Ground
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King’s Chapel
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Old State House
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Boston baked beans at Durgin Park Restaurant. Way too sweet for my taste!
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Faneuil Hall
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Paul Revere House
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Old North Church

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Absolutely delectable lobster claw filled pastry from Maria’s pastry shop
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Quincy Market

Travel Log:

  • I travelled to Boston in August 2015 to start a tour of East Coast Canada.
  • Flights – London Heathrow to Boston Logan on British Airways.
  • Hotel – The Midtown Hotel (220 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115)
  • Yummy Walks offer 3 different tours – see here for further details.
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6 thoughts on “Foods of the Freedom Trail

    1. The pastry at the end was so delicious, as was the lobster bisque and Boston cream pie 🙂 Not so keen on the beans… the molasses make them too sweet (and I’m a fan of sweet things!)
      Definitely a great way to tour a city – I recommended this one to a friend and she also thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  1. “I’ve always thought that cities are best explored on foot. And that to really get to the heart of a place, you need to sample the local fare.”

    You are absolutely right about that, Nat! As you know, I’m a city dweller and lover, and there is no better way to see a city than by walking. I took my brother to NYC last month for his first time there ever, and he was overwhelmed by how much walking we did.

    Gorgeous photographs! I’ve never been to Boston, but it looks very much like the city of Philadelphia in its beautiful historical architecture. LOVE the shots of the tombstones in the grave yard, I have such a fascination for visiting cemeteries.

    Thanks for the tour!

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    1. I can highly recommend Boston! So much history and great food… and it’s perfect for walking.
      I’ve walked NYC flat every time I’ve been! The first time I was lucky enough to go (April 2014), I was in training for a marathon and covering 16+ miles a day was just perfect for me.
      The bonus is working off the calories from all the food sampling 🙂

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  2. I’ve always fancied seeing Boston Nat, I should have made that trip before my fear of flying grew so strong. Such a drag, these days it’s more or less just the four hour flight to Sydney and back twice a year.. even that’s getting harder ☺ Food tours are such a good idea, we do them here in Perth also.

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    1. I’d love to visit Perth and do a food tour some day…
      There seem to be a lot of very talented new Australian chefs – I’m addicted to Master Chef Australia (yes we get it and the NZ one in the UK :-)), which finished a couple of weeks back.

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