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Triangle Food Tour – Raleigh Walking Food Tour

Downtown Raleigh’s District Dining via the R-Line

Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all 5 downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. On the tour, we’ll be walking and using the R-Line circulator as we make our way through each district. It’s fun, informative and delicious.

We’ll be stopping numerous times for sample tastings from at least 6 local establishments*. For example,

  • A contemporary restaurant that takes you to new heights of dining & entertainment, or
  • A Modern Mexican experience packaged in an historic venue, or
  • A new German restaurant that will have you dreaming of bratwurst & dumplings, or
  • A fun, fine dining experience that won’t break the bank, and many more…

* tour stops can sometimes vary depending upon scheduling and availability

Saturday Tour Information

When: Saturdays- 2:00 pm (arrive 10-15 min. before- don’t be late the tour won’t wait)

Who: Able-bodied adults, no more than 10

How Much: $ 28 per person (+$2.50 svc chg), includes all tastings

Weather: Tours are rescheduled if there is a cancellation due to severe weather

What’s it like: Delicious, fun and informative (but remember we’ll be walking approx. half of the 3 hours)

What to wear: Comfortable clothes & walking shoes

Where to meet: Old Depot, 327 W. Davie St, Raleigh (In front of Jibarra). Free Parking in the lot in front of Jibarra for tour guests

Where to buy tickets: Check tour dates, reserve and pay a minimum of 24 hours in advance of tour date. Click here for available dates and tickets

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Food City Tours – Lower East Side Artisan Food Highlights Tour

This isn’t your grandmother’s Lower East Side anymore!  Yes, some of the grand jewels of the neighborhood still exist like Russ & Daughter’s, Kossar’s Bialys and Yonah Schimmel knishes, but this tour will take you to some of the newest hotspots in New York City.

Today’s Lower East Side is filled with some of the best restaurants and eateries in New York, in addition to some of the most fashionable young designer shops and boutiques found anywhere in the city.

Discover one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Manhattan while tasting & learning about some of the most delicious foods you’ve ever had from our professionally trained chef tour guides on the Lower East Side Artisan Food Highlights Tour.

On this easy walking, 2 hr. adventure, you’ll visit at least 6 different food purveyors & have food or beverages from each.  You’ll be outside most of the time, though most tours visit a couple of stops that are indoors.

Our Guides will give you a combination of history about the area and neighborhood mixed with history and information about the foods you’ll be enjoying.

While the stops on the tour are small, specialty shops, you will have an opportunity to go inside and meet the owners and chefs and buy, if you wish.

Our tours are generally small and personal, with groups of 12 or fewer the norm.

Taste a variety of treats from the colorful neighborhood of the Lower East Side such as:

  • Mango, green tea & dulce de leche donuts
  • Greek olive tapenade on crackers
  • Specialty sandwiches
  • Farmstead sheep’s milk cheese from Spain
  • Freshly ground and brewed Fair Trade organic coffee
  • Locally made chocolate bon bons
  • Crunchy garlic pickles
  • Freshly cooked poultry
  • Decadent pastries & cupcakes
  • Honeydew sorbet & blueberry white chocolate gelato

Please note that stops vary by day due to varying operating hrs.

If you love people watching, eating, and want to learn about New York’s history, then join us for this fun and decadent experience!

What Is Not Included?
You must provide your own transportation to and from the tour.

Bottled water is not included. Guests may fill their bottles at certain sites. However, other beverage samples will be offered on most tours.

Meeting Location:
Lower East Side near Essex and Delancey Streets (New York, NY)

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City Food Tours – In the Steps of a Top Chef

Are you a fan of Top Chef ?  Are you inspired to do more cooking at home or to become a trained chef? Then take this 3 hr. (approx.) walking tour, In the Steps of a Top Chef. (We’ll also jump on the subway for a short ride.)

Visit some of the neighborhoods, shops, restaurants & landmarks that the chefs went to while in NY. Taste some great food, experience things not offered to the public & learn what it’s like to be a chef.

Participate in an interactive challenge and shop like a chef (and enjoy a special discount.)  Learn how to use a variety of knives and have a snack at one of Tom Colicchio’s eateries.

Enjoy a variety of  tastes:

  • Sandwiches at ‘wichcraft
  • Savory snack made by a former cheftestant
  • A Chinatown Treat
  • Artisan Cheese in Little Italy where Leah shopped

Many real-life locations are featured on the tour, including:

  • Where Gail had her bridal shower
  • The location where Carla cooked squab & peas
  • Where the chefs shopped for their challenges
  • The cooking school where they shot during season 3

N.B. This isn’t an authorized or official tour, but it sure is fun! Top Chef is the property of Bravo Media, which is owned by NBC Universal.  City Food Tours is not licensed, approved by or otherwise associated with NBC Universal, or any contestant, judge or any other person responsible for appearing on Top Chef.  The content is assumed to be within the realm of the Public’s Right of “Fair Use” & no copy infringement is intended.

What Is Not Included?

In addition to providing your own transportation to and from the tour, this tour involves taking the subway as part of the tour (price not included in ticket cost). You will need to use a Metrocard. The total cost is $2.25 for one subway ride. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Metrocard; the guide can help you buy one at the station.

Bottled water is not included. Guests may fill their bottles at certain sites. At least one stop will have water available even for those without bottles.

Meeting Location:
SoHo (New York, NY)

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iNeTours – Taste of San Francisco Culinary Ride, Walk and Chew Tour

“The eat your way through San Francisco Tour” is the nickname given to this multi-neighborhood culinary walking tour. The itinary changes with the season.
Options include seafood and sourdough bread at Fisherman’s Wharf, prosciutto, salami, cheese and olives in North Beach, dim sum, Peking Duck and exotic fruits in Chinatown and/or Irish Cofee at the famous Buena Vista Pub.
Also included is a 24hour pass on the downtown loop double decker bus for use after the tour. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Taste of San Francisco (Culinary Ride, Walk, and Chew Tour)
Adult: $55.99, Child: $40.99
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Maine Foodie Tours – Culinary Delights Trolley Tour

Culinary Delights Trolley Tour Includes Samplings of:

  • Fresh Maine Rock Crabmeat
  • Delicious pastries and breads
  • Handcrafted beers developed by one of America’s most influential brew masters
  • Local artisan cheese on fresh baguettes
  • Handcrafted wines from the finest wildflower honey
  • Native Maine seafood chowder
  • Wild Maine blueberry cobbler

Culinary Delights Trolley Tour Details:
When: Tours offered most days at 1:30. Please check our current schedule at Zerve and buy tickets online
How long: 2.5 hours
How much: $39 per adult ticket
What’s included: All food tastings
Who: All ages are welcome
Weather conditions: Tour takes place rain or shine
Where: Meet at Long Wharf in the heart of the Old Port (Portland, ME)
Buy Tickets in advance: Zerve Ticket Center or call 800-979-3370. For day of reservations (space available) visit the Portland Discovery kiosk on Long Wharf.

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