All tours begin at the Chinatown Gate; the Chinatown Experience Tour ends with dim sum at Hei La Moon. Other tours will visit destinations within Chinatown and end at the Gate.
Experience the tour through the eyes of Boston Zest: Put this Chinatown food tour on your calendar and shopping list.
Gift an experience they'll always remember...
Chinatown tours are fun and make terrific gifts. Printed on heavy card stock with a gorgeous red edge, they'll come in their own envelope. Food, fun, fables are all included!
Buy gift certificate here, or book a specific tour below.
Boston Chinatown Tours - Food, Fun, Fables
CYBER MONDAY DEAL:
Buy a gift certificate for a friend and get half off your own Chinatown Experience Tour. Make a date! Grab a friend! Join me!
Offer ends noon tomorrow (11/28)
Chinatown tours make GREAT gifts! Holidays, weddings, birthdays...
Explore Chinatown with me
Get the inside scoop with Boston Chinatown Tours -- Tastes: Barbecue Pork, Dim Sum, Mooncakes, Bubble Tea, Street food, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dumplings! Learn ramen hacks to boost your next bowl. Get expert tips for cooking Chinese food at home: do you know the secret ingredient to the beloved Dan Dan noodles? Travel to a new destination, even if you already live here.
Three Chinatown tour options:
- Chinese Market Secrets - market tour including: expert tips, secret ingredients, ramen hacks (1 hour, $50)
- Market Plus - grocery tour plus three tasting stops (2 hours, $50)
- Chinatown Experience - shopping, tasting, history, insights and dim sum (3 hours, $75)
Private tours are also available, customizable to your goals.
Let me know what you're interested in and I'll let you know the next available date:
For a great insider's view of what a tour is like, read Penny Cherubino's review on Boston Zest. Thanks Penny, this is the sort of happy customer I live for!
Photos by Penny Cherubino
Meet your guide
I always thought I’d leave for NYC or SF after law school, but Boston and my husband, a Hong Kong-born California-raised transplant, stole my heart. Having lived through some “Joy Luck Club” family dinners, I can attest to the rich delights of Chinese food & culture, as well as the pitfalls!
With years of corporate training experience, as well as public speaking, and leading cooking classes (both public and private), I bring expertise in teaching, in sharing food and culture in an entertaining way. My passion for this food and culture shines through in years of five star reviews.
My guests appreciate personal insights, local history, and insider tips. We have fun and the time flies. I’ve developed relationships with a wonderful group of vendors who dote on my tour guests and show them a real taste of Chinatown.
Guests leave happy, feeling as though they’ve traveled to another destination.
For five years I've been delighted to lead North End & Chinatown tours with the original and best food tour company Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours. Now that we're focusing on North End tours there, I'll be leading my own walking tours of Chinatown here.
Come join me on a Chinatown tour and enjoy the insights and tips, fables and foods that make Chinatown so special.
*Thanks to Mark Bauman for a good number of the photos here. Mark was one of my tour guests who became a friend. Lucky me, he brought his camera!