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West Palm Beach Food Tours: Downtown Tour – West Palm Beach, Florida

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Put on your walking shoes and bring your appetite for a fun, entertaining and delicious way to learn about West Palm Beach. Sip, sample and savor the flavor of South Florida with 12 generous tastings from the best locally owned restaurants. Of course, we’ll sprinkle in a bit of history, architecture and culture to round out your perfect afternoon in sunny South Florida.

What to expect

Expect plenty of delicious food tastings that help tell the story of West Palm Beach. You’ll learn about the plight of our commercial key lime groves while enjoying a key lime tart. Meet local restaurant owners and chefs. Walk by historically significant buildings and stop to take pictures of colorful street art. Discover what it’s like to live in West Palm Beach.

Our enthusiastic local tour guides are culinary storytellers, and we love to entertain and educate. At the end of the tour you’ll know what a tamarind is, you’ll be able to name a few of our famous residents and you’ll have a long list of things you’ll want to do while visiting West Palm Beach. We want you to go home with tasty memories of your visit! As Erma Bombeck said, “I am not a glutton – I’m an explorer of food.”

What are you waiting for? We have all the ingredients you need for an afternoon of delicious fun!

Tastings?

  • Savor an Ahi Tuna Tostada piled high with a fresh mango and avocado salsa.
  • Enjoy Pan con Tomate at The Blind Monk.
  • Meet a local celebrity chef at Hullabaloo Italian Gastropub and enjoy a surprise tasting.
  • Sample fresh tropical juices from Ganache Bakery Café.
  • Taste an award-winning pizza at Pizza Girls.
  • Enjoy a taste of paradise as you bite into a delicious Key Lime Tart.
  • Sip a refreshing Cuban Mojito inspired wine cocktail in a chic wine bar.
  • Discover a hidden courtyard complete with a retro Airstream trailer.
  • Admire our vibrant street art.
  • Learn how to open a coconut.
  • Finish your afternoon in sunny South Florida at Le Rendez-Vous…a trendy Parisian restaurant.
  • Discover Delicious Downtown West Palm Beach.

When?

Tuesdays through Saturdays

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

How Much?

$65 adults, $45 children (ages 12 & under), free (ages 3 & under, not eating)

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What’s Included?

13 food and drink tastings

How Far?

1 mile with plenty of air-conditioned stops along the way.  Our longest walk without stopping is 2.5 blocks.

Who?

All ages and fitness levels are welcome, but the tour will be most enjoyed by teens and adults.

Capacity?

12 guests per tour.

What to Wear?

Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Yes…shorts are perfectly acceptable!

Weather Conditions?

Tour runs rain or shine, and we use the trolley on rainy days to stay out of the rain as much as possible.

Meeting Point?

We meet near the Evernia Street Parking Garage, 333 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Exact meeting point will be on your tour confirmation.

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Miami Culinary Tours: South Beach Food Tour – Miami, Florida

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EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE, HISTORY & CULINARY DELIGHTS OF SOUTH BEACH

Join us at the South Beach Miami Food Tour to savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach during a fun and engaging architectural, historical and walking tour of the Art Deco Historic District, with a culinary twist. Enjoy delicious tastings at hole-in-the-wall and mom & pop type of restaurants. Taste the best of Miami Beach’s global cuisine (“melting-pot”) with its predominate Latin, European, and American comfort food, uncovering the hidden hotspots for ceviche, authentic empanadas, homemade Cuban dishes, Refajo drink and much more. You will sit and relax while savoring different dishes, as well as stand and eat on the go as in a cosmopolitan city.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:

– Hear the dramatic, inspiring history & architecture of the Art Deco district.

– Get to see different movie locations and learn about the most important landmarks in the district.

– Visit local favorite restaurants and hole-in-the wall delicious ethnic eateries.

– Enjoy tastings at places where locals eat and get to know what restaurants to avoid.

– Meet people from all over the world who bond in the common interest for great culinary findings.

All food in included in the ticket price and equivalent to a full meal

ARTISAN FLORIBBEAN CUISINE

Savor one of the freshest ceviche (“seh-BEE-chay”) in town – done the traditional way. Ceviche is an old tradition in South America. Try a delicious ceviche with passion fruit, canchita and other authentic ingredients at a beautiful tavern where you will experience the real local ambiance.  A cooling beer cocktail enhances the experience at this local gem labelled ‘Best Colombian Restaurant in Miami Beach’ by The Sun Post

MIAMIAN’S FAVORITE BITE

Get a lesson of empanadas and try the most popular among locals. Crunchy on the outside filled with beef and smoked potato inside,  this traditional empanada with ahi sauce will make a perfect start to your edible journey.

A TASTE OF OLD HAVANA

Enjoy the local ambiance, and an old Havana atmosphere in this beloved local institution, while devouring a Cuban classic. Get to taste homemade mojo with your main dish of beef ropa vieja and sweet plantains mariquitas. Learn the secrets of Cuban cuisine as your guide explains each of the ingredients of this delectable dish.

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

Run by a young family from Verona, Italy, their vegetarian pocket made with a 300 year old recipe “mother dough” filled with homemade pesto, feta cheese, spinach and other delectable ingredients will leave you wondering how can you make another stop at this all-organic hole-in-the wall place that you certainly should not miss while you are back in the neighborhood

MOROCCAN DELICACY

You can almost taste the air of old-world Miami-glam as you float up the steps through the grand art deco entrance of  the Tides South Beach hotel where interiors are golden and glamorous. Once owned by Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, learn the different components of what makes its luxurious interiors classic Art Deco. Tempt your senses with delicious Moroccan Cuisine at the hands of chef Omar.

A SWEET & SALTY TREAT

Crispy crunchy on the outside, moist and light on the inside combined with a sweet and salty special coating, this Spanish treat filled with homemade dulce de leche is served hot for a melt-in-your-mouth experience served minutes after made at a casual cafeteria

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN

The finest Italian ingredients melt languidly in the mouth with award-winning gelato – rightfully winning the title of  “Best Gelato in Miami” by The Miami New Times

RESTAURANTS:

Taverna Bolivar, The Tides Hotel South Beach, Manolos on the Beach, Habanos Cuban Cuisine or Larios On The Beach, Blocks Deli, Milani Gelateria.

WHY TAKE A TOUR WITH US:

– We are not your typical tour guide. We are local food experts who are energetic, fun, passionate and filled with wonderful neighborhood stories to share.

– Our guests get VIP treatment; preferred restaurant sections are assigned, and dishes served within minutes after we sit down.

– Generous servings to cater for every appetite.

– We keep our tours small giving everyone a personalized experience.

– We will introduce you to some of the best local places most visitors would never find.

VEGETARIANS:

We fully cater for vegetarians and/or non-beef, non-chicken, non-pork or non-fish diets. People that require gluten-free diets will have to pass on some of the tastings. We are not able to accommodate food allergies.

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Miami Food Tours: SoBe Tour des Forks – Miami, Florida

Our guided walking and tasting tour takes you on a 3-hour culinary adventure through South Beach combining delicious food and drink tastings with historical, architectural and cultural insights. Finish our tours feeling like a local – with an insider view into the local life, a satisfied stomach, and confidence to continue exploring the neighborhood.

Discover Miami Beach’s unique Art Deco district—from Lincoln Road to Espanola Way & Ocean Drive—through the locals’ favorite mouth-watering restaurants and cafés. Our recommendation is to book your tour for the beginning of your trip so you’ll be in the know for the remainder of your holiday.

All food tastings, enough for lunch are included in the ticket price of $53.00.

What to expect on the SoBe Tour des Forks

A Taste of South Beach

Your enthusiastic guide will take you through five different restaurants and cafes in South Beach (often referred to as SoBe)—Miami Beach’s most popular neighborhood. On our tour, you’ll by-pass the tourist traps and go straight to the eateries that the locals’ frequent to discover the mouth-watering dishes that will fill you up for lunch! All tastings are included in the ticket price. Stops include Miami Nouvelle cuisine, authentic ethnic eateries and a Kosher Ice Cream factory. See all tasting locations to the right.

Architectural & Historic Sights

The SoBe Tour des Forks is not only a food tour, it’s an architectural, historic and cultural walking tour. Besides delving into the foods of Miami, you’ll discover the dramatic history, diverse culture and stunning Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach with your knowledgeable local tour guide. When you join a Miami Food Tour, your guide will share the dramatic (and romantic) stories that illustrate how Miami Beach has been shaped into the glamorous city we know today.

Who Would Enjoy the SoBe Tour des Forks?

Both Miamians and tourists—from foodies to gourmets—enjoy discovering South Beach with us on our SoBe Tour des Forks. Whether you’re a Miamian looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon in your own town or on your first visit to Miami, we’re sure that by the end of our tour you’ll have a fresh perspective on South Beach’s architecture and history and greater appreciation for Miami’s culinary scene.

Why Take the SoBe Tour des Forks?

Whether you’re a Miamian or a tourist, you’ll discover some hidden architectural gems, hear some dramatic stories about South Beach’s history and, most importantly, get a taste of Miami. So, if you’re looking for a deliciously enlightening way to spend an afternoon in South Beach—join us on a tour! On our SoBe Tour des Forks you’ll stroll for 3 hours through a selection of the best restaurants and cafes Miami Beach has to offer. Along with the tastings, you’ll be served up portions of architecture and history as we walk through Miami’s historic Art Deco district.

Where we taste:

The Café at Books & Books Miami – Nouvelle cuisine by South Beach’s pioneer chef, Bernie Matz

David’s Café II – Cuban restaurant serving award winning Cuban coffees

A La Folie  -A charming authentic French café

Boteco Copacabana – Authentic Brazilian fare

Amami – Italian fare with international influence

The Frieze Ice Cream Factory – All natural, super-premium Kosher ice cream & sorbet made fresh daily in the shop.

Details:

WHEN – Mondays-Sundays
October through June

TIME – Tours depart at 11 am

HOW MUCH – Adult, $53; Adolescent, $35 (Between ages 8 & 12); Child, $17.50 (7 years and younger, if eating)

WHAT’S INCLUDED – All tastings, enough for lunch and a guided city tour

DURATION – 3 hours

DISTANCE COVERED – 1.5 miles

WHO – All ages and fitness levels

CAPACITY – 12 people per tour

WHAT TO WEAR – Comfortable shoes and clothing

WEATHER CONDITIONS – We tour rain or shine!

WHERE – The tour meets on Lincoln Road in South Beach (exact location is disclosed upon ticket purchase)

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Dash Around Tours: The Kissimmee Kulinary Dash

Become a ‘local’ with Dash Around Tours and discover a hidden secret: Kissimmee’s international food truck scene!

For years local residents have come to the south Orlando/Kissimmee area to find the best in food truck fare, now you can too! We visit a variety of food trucks on this Dash sampling their flavorful offerings of food and drink at each one! We begin in historic Downtown Kissimmee, Florida and discuss it’s growth from cow town to tourist town to an international melting pot destination. You’ll get a good taste of the Caribbean and South American on this Dash as well as meet the operators of the trucks and hear their stories.

Peruvian, Colombian, Puerto Rican and Dominican and Venezuelan are just a few of the cuisines prepared fresh to order at Kissimmee’s food trucks. See what’s on the menu as we visit, one right after another, these fascinating food carts owned and operated by local area residents.

As you sample the food and drinks, learn the process of operating the trucks, permitting and inspections and even a visit with the owners discovering their stories. (Sample listing is for example only. Food and/or beverage samples vary by availability and are not guaranteed.)

Arepas – a dish made of ground corn dough or cooked flour, popular in Colombia, Venezuela and other Spanish-speaking countries. It can be topped or filled with meat, eggs, tomatoes, salad, cheese, shrimp, or fish
Pinchos – Beef, chicken or pork skewered on a ‘pincho’ (Spanish for spike). Usually eaten in bars or taverns as a snack while visiting with friends or relatives.
Mofongo – The national dish of Puerto Rico. A mashed mound of fried green plantains into which a combination of seafood, meat, or vegetables are added.
Carnitas – Literally “little meats”, is a type of braised or roasted (after first being simmered) pork in Mexican cuisine. It can be a dish by itself, or as an ingredient in tamales, tacos, tortas, and burritos.
Tripleta – This sandwich is similar to a Cuban sandwich but is more meat-packed and with a Puerto Rican twist. A tripleta mixes chicken, pork, and beef together in a single sandwich.
Cachapas – A traditional Venezuelan dish made from corn pancakes filled with cheese popular at roadside stands.

Food samples may also include: empanadas, Inca kola, pepitos, jugos, quipes, frituras, quesadillas

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream! We stop at a locally owned ice cream parlor that features handmade liquid nitrogen ice cream. It’s definitely the coolest stop on this Dash! Watch as the ice cream is made right in front of you as the frosty supercooled nitrogen mixes with the cream making a delicious and unique treat!

To whet your appetite, we take a Dash lap of Downtown Kissimmee and discuss its growth from rural cattle ranching community to an international tourism destination.

Time: 3 hours

Pricing:

Adults (ages 18 and over) and
Children (ages 10 – 17): $ 60.00 + $3.90
(6.5% FL tax) = $63.90 total per person
Children under 10 not accepted

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Miami Culinary Tours – Little Havana Food Tour

Get to know Miami beyond South Beach and venture to off-the-beaten-path places for curious eaters. This Food Tour is all about experiencing Traditional (Rustic) Cuban Cuisine.

  • Visit family-owned restaurants, and get the story behind the foods.
  • Our specialty is smaller, non-touristy, more remotely located hole-in-the-wall-type places.
  • Stories and background of the foods we sample and meet the people who make them.
  • We avoid crowds so you can experience the intimate charm of each unique place we visit.

Meet in Little Havana, a lively, family-friendly neighborhood, and begin a guided edible journey through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional, rustic Cuban cuisine by tasting your way through the must-visit street in the area — Calle Ocho. This tour is designed for both locals and visitors who want to learn about the area’s history while tasting some of the most delicious foods that have been prepared by the same families from recipes handed down through generations. Meet local artists, watch cigar rollers, take a peek at Domino Park – all while getting the insights of a vibrant Miami neighborhood.

“And while Little Havana has always been a mouthwatering Mecca of Cuban food, visiting this neighborhood on a Miami Culinary Tour is like having your own private Rosetta Stone, without all the annoying repetition.”

Lesley Abravanel Editor/Jet Miami/Fort Lauderdale

Our guided, narrated food tour is both a cultural and a culinary experience. All food tastings, more than enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price.

Delicious foods are savored at the Little Havana Food Tour:

  • You will try the best prepared coladita in town (seriously)
  • Cuban Mixto — leave knowing the history behind this legendary sandwich and how to differentiate the two types that are prominent in the state of Florida.
  • Mariquitas — learn how these plantain delicacies became a favorite snack.
  • Maduros omelette — this tasting is specially for foodies. Plus surprise your friends & family when you prepare this amazing dish at home!
  • Masitas — a must-try (pork) Cuban classic.
  • Yuca Frita — a staple of Cuban cuisine.
  • Tropical fruit juices — Guarapo juice and mamey tastings (we sample what’s in season) — they are all very good for you!
  • Sweet time — taste a savory, home-style Cuban dessert based on a recipe that has been handed down through generations.

*Tastings and stops are subject to change without notice. Please note that on summertime walking route is shortened.

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