Q&A with Lizzie and Sam of Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences
Lizzie and Sam are long-time residents of Cambridge/Somerville, Massachusetts with their great dane dog Maddie, foodies, and globe-trotters. We love exploring the world together and also supporter entrepreneurs of all kinds, especially locally.
What neighborhoods should people visit when they come to your city?
Somerville is right outside of Boston and conveniently located on the red line which also services Harvard Square. There are lots of great colleges and universities right at our doorstep and lots of fun things to do and culture around. We live in historic Davis Square and have a food tour that goes around there. We also have a tour of Union Square which is also a foodie mecca.
What is the best time of year to visit your city?
Sam and Lizzie love the Fall because New England is known for foliage. However, summers are also special in Somerville because of the relatively cool air and sunshine. There's lot so recreational activities available year-round an we are also partial to the beautiful Spring flowers and romantic snow fall in the Winter.
Are there any events foodies should plan their trip to your city around?
Yes! We offer a lot of festivals in the area. For example, every September there is a famous Fluff festival in Somerville's Union Square! We also have a Honk! marching band festival in October and a Porchfest musical festival in the summer. There's always something going on in Boston, and we can't wait to showcase our city to new folks!
What can people expect on your food tours?
Do you like off-the-beaten path finds? Our gastronomical food adventures give you the opportunity to sample food from many local Davis Square restaurants and shops in one tour. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will lead you on a quirky, fun, and delicious walk through the colorful, historic Davis Square. Together you will hear stories from local entrepreneurs and understand the most interesting tidbits from the rich history of this hip New England neighborhood where Boston locals live and dine.
You'll learn why Davis Square is considered one of Boston's most diverse neighborhoods and best food scenes. We will sample innovative eats as well as family recipes such as gyros and crepes packed with flavor. You may even get to try your hand at New England's candlepin bowling as we indulge in the area's favorite pizza. Wrap your day up with a sweet award-winning treat.
This tour is suitable for all ages.