Northampton MA Digital Guide

Recommendations from Off The Beaten Path Food Tours including our Official Tasting Spots. Trust us, they're worth a visit.

Two polaroid photos show three women walking over an art mural painted on the street while enjoying an Off the Beaten Path Food Tour in Northampton; and the outside facade of a local cafe. 

Northampton, Massachusetts (called “NoHo” or “the Hamp” by locals) is an active community in the Pioneer Valley only two hours from Boston. It is home to Smith College and has a rich history and some of the best food in the state. Originally it was named Northampton by John A. King, one of its original English settlers. Can any of you guess why? Because he was born in Northampton, England so he borrowed the name.

Did you know President Calvin Coolidge was the mayor in Northampton and retired in NoHo as well? Many famous people have walked the streets of NoHo, which is also coined The Paradise City, and inspired the creation of the popular comic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The culinary talent in NoHo is top notch, and they put a lot of care into sourcing as well as handcrafting unique recipes you won’t find anywhere else.