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Do you love food? Do you love history? Like exploring neighborhoods? Then you are going to LOVE Off the Beaten Path Food Tours! Founders Lizzie and Sam started the business four years ago as a natural result of their love for the region and passion for food adventures. They are long time Somerville and Cambridge residents that currently live in Davis Square, the site of their first ever tour and currently the home of one of their guests’ favorite stops on the Somerville-Davis Square Food Tour – Opa Greek Yeeros. Lizzie shared a particular interaction she and her guests had with the owner of Opa Greek Yeeros one day. “George is friendly, exudes charm and hospitality and serves delicious food. On one stop, George had just opened his outdoor space near the restaurant. Our guests sat down to enjoy delicious yeeros. George came out moments later with a tray of his mom Sophia’s famous Greek yogurt with dollops of honey on top. He went back in and got us some loukoumades – delicious fried dough balls and guests squealed with delight. And he wasn’t done yet! As we polished those off, he came out with a tray of “galactic booty call” or Galaktoboureko, another Greek dessert that was phenomenal and so nice of him to share.” Emily Tingle, who gives tours in Union Square and Davis Square in Somerville, has been working for OTBP for about 6 months. She believes strongly in the caliber of customer service given by the business, saying that “Lizzie and the businesses on the tour[s] go above and beyond to make sure that each guest gets a great experience…I try to follow their example by catering the content of the tour to the guests’ liking…to ensure that everyone has a good time.” Not only does she believe in the quality of the customer service, but the support within the business is exceptional as well. She finds that "there is a lot of collaboration between the guides and Lizzie" and room for even more collaboration between the guides going forward. When I asked Emily if she feels fulfilled at work, she responded that "when I feel that I've given a good tour where the guests have learned something new and enjoyed themselves, I do feel fulfilled." Schedule a food tour in Davis Square, Union Square, Harvard Square and Jamaica Plain now at offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com and learn about the exciting food scene in your community!

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2017 Best Places to Work: Off the Beaten Path Food Tours  
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