Rave Reviews

In addition to the reviews shown below, the market tours, cooking classes, and culinary tours to Italy have been featured in various publications and websites, including The Boston Herald, The Bostonian Society, North Shore Magazine, “W”, New England Monthly, The Improper Bostonian, The Patriot Ledger, The Post Gazette, Cucina, Boston Magazine, Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England and The Journal of Italian Food, Wine & Travel, Entree, Chicago Tribune, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Express (London), Taiwan The Great News, Cooking Light, The Columbus Dispatch, Group Tour Magazine, Toronto National Post, The Shuttle Sheet, Cape Cod Times, ASTA, Sojourns, BBC Good Food, Successful Meetings, Chef2Chef.com, The Knot, Weddingpages Boston, Vineyard Gazette, The Providence Journal, The Daily Mail (London), New England Travel and Life, Family Travel Times website, Essentially America (London), San Diego L’Italo-Americano, ComUnico, National Geographic Traveler.

Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours featured in Palmer Journal Register
“The Tastes and History of Italy” was in the Palmer Journal Register. Click here to read the pdf.
Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours featured in “100 Things to do in Boston Before you Die, 2nd Edition”

“Eat your way through the North End” was in the book “100 Things to do in Boston Before you Die, 2nd Edition” by Kim Foley MacKinnon. September 15, 2018
Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours featured in Yankee Magazine
From the article:Here, in the city’s oldest neighborhood, it feels as if we’ve struck culinary gold.” Read the full article here: https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/food/tour-de-fork-new-england-food-tours/
Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours featured on LUXLife Magazine’s site
From the article: “A great culinary adventure awaits you on this award-winning walking tour through the oldest Italian community in America…” Read the full article here: https://www.lux-review.com/winners/boston-food-tours/
Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours featured on Escape.com.au
From the article: “There is no better way to learn about a city and its people than a food tour. Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours take you on an afternoon through the North End — America’s oldest Italian community. Her knowledge, insights and genuine love of the neighbourhood come from someone who has lived here for over 40 years.As you walk down the cobbled streets you hear “Michele” again and again; she has known many of the shopkeepers and personalities like Polcari’s Bobby and Monica’s Patrick since they were kids.”Read the full article here: https://www.escape.com.au/world/north-america/boston-food-tours/news-story/898f52ca061a60e8fbb8abbc8a7b3be5
Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours featured on Credit Donkey’s “Best Food Tours 2018: Top Places Worth Traveling For”
From the article:“Boston Food Tours has been offering culinary adventures through this world-famous city since 1994. Founder Michele Topor is a 40-plus-year resident of Boston’s North End and has taught and consulted on Italian cooking since 1979.Why Boston Food Tours is a Top Food Tour: Their North End Market Tour lets their guests experience one of the most authentic Little Italy neighborhoods in the country, tasting and learning about traditional Italian cooking along the way. They also offer a speaker series about Italian heritage, a virtual tour of the North End Market, and more.”Read the full article here: https://www.creditdonkey.com/food-tours.html
Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours featured on TraveMag.com’s “The Best Boston Walking Tours”
“This three-hour Italian-themed walking tour offers a great way to delve under the skin of America’s oldest neighbourhood and learn about its culinary methods, tastes and traditions. You’ll come away with insider cooking tips, as well as advice on where to buy the very best ingredients…” Read the full article here: https://www.travelmag.com/articles/boston-walking-tours/
May, 2018
This Magnificent Life blog feature on Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours.
Michele Topor knows the North End of Boston better than most. She’s lived here for more than forty years and now she shares her culinary secrets, her friends and the food of America’s oldest Italian community.
Read the full blog post here: http://thismagnificentlife.com/boston-tastes-of-the-north-end/
December, 2017
Yankee Magazine - Best of New England

May/June 2012
Boston’s Best Local Secrets 2012
by The Editors of Yankee Magazine


Boston Chinatown Market Tour, Boston
Tour guide Jim Becker speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese and has a long history as a chef and restaurateur. His enthusiasm for Chinese food is infectious. Learn to differentiate galangal root from ginger; figure out how to use dried shrimp; discern the differences among several Chinese greens. The 150-minute tour is followed by a dim-sum lunch. Cost: $65. 617-523-6032; bostonfoodtours.com/chinatown

North End Market Tours
Delicious and delectable explorations of the venues that make up Boston’s “Little Italy” and Chinatown. Cooking tips included.
–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

Summer Escapes - Stick Around, Boston MagazineBoston Magazine lists Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours in their Summer Escapes.
May 2011
Read about Boston Food Tours “Driven By Passion” in Edible Boston magazine.
Spring 2011
Taste new foods and learn about the neighborhood
on the Chinatown Market Tour

August 2010
Unleash Your Inner Italian
September 2009
BCA 2006 - Boston's Choice Awards
The North End Market Tour was the WINNER of
Walk this Way (Best Unique Tour)
in the 2006 Boston’s Choice Awards!
Michele Topor, center
5 Questions with…
Michele Topor
July 2007
CityScape – Boston

Midwest Airlines Magazine
Sept-Oct 2006

Adventure Close to Home

AAA Horizons
April 2006

Foot Traffic

Where Boston
May 2006

J Magazine
May 2006
Final Flings

Bride & Groom
Spring/Summer 2006

A Stroll to SavorBoston Magazine’s
Home & Garden

Spring 2006
Special ReportTravel & Leisure
March 2006
North End Food Tour: For the Whole CannoliWashington Post
July 2005
The Right IngredientsWhere Boston
May 2005
National Geographic TravelerInsider’s Boston
September 2004
Food Network
Best of the Best of
2004Go to website
Ladies Home Journal

Travel Journal:
Boston Accents
September 2002

BostonTABNorth End exposure
An insider reveals the Italian neighborhood’s culinary treasures
August 30, 2002
Boston Globe Calendar

Hit of the Week:
July 18, 2002

Food & Wine

Places travel:
L’arte di cucinare
October 2000

Delta Sky

Bostonians — And why they can’t stay away from the North End
September 2000

Yankee: Traveler’s Journal

Michele Topor’s North End
March 2000

PanoramaThe Official Guide to Boston
Vol. 51 • No. 1• May 28 — June 10, 2001
Food & WineWise Guides: BOSTON
May 1999
by John Koch, Globe Staff
June 14, 1998

by Carol Stocker, Globe Staff<brThe Boston Globe
May 18, 1997
by Alison Arnett, Globe Staff
The Boston Globe
April 22, 1992
Tales From Cooking Class

by Jack Thomas, Globe Staff
The Boston Globe
May 10, 1989