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Columbus Food Adventures: German Village Tour – Columbus, Ohio

German Village is Columbus’ most historic and picturesque neighborhood, full of cobblestone streets lined with beautifully restored brick cottages and meticulously maintained gardens. Join us for our walking tour of German Village, where we’ll share the sights, flavors, and history of the largest privately restored neighborhood in the country.

As the home to some of Columbus’ finest dining establishments, Columbus Food Adventures will give you tastes of the best food German Village has to offer. The stops on our German Village food tour include Lindey’s (voted best restaurant in Columbus) and G Michael’s Bistro with its seasonal low country inspired menu. Katzinger’s, a deli that has become a German Village institution, has been featured on the Food Network’s show ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’. Harvest Pizzeria always makes a big splash with it’s gourmet Neapolitan-style pies. And, of course, no visit to German Village is complete without stopping for a treat at Pistacia Vera. Our tour concludes at Barcelona, where we’ll sample from their tapas offering and enjoy a cool refreshing glass of their signature sangria.

The tour starts at Schiller Park Recreation Center at 2pm on Saturdays and will last approximately 4 hours. This tour runs from March-December. Please check the calendar for availability.

We will be walking approximately 2 miles during the tour. Tours run rain or shine so please dress appropriately for the weather. We may be able to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice, please ask.

This culinary tour is priced at $55.00. It includes tastings at 6 stops and an experienced guide with a wealth of local culinary and historic knowledge. Specific stops are subject to change.

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Columbus Food Adventures: Coffee Tour – Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a great city for the coffee-lover. The availability of well-sourced and meticulously roasted beans is impressive, and the deep knowledge of coffee preparation found at our better purveyors amounts to a tremendous wealth of useful information waiting to be tapped.

And so, with that, we are proud to present our Coffee Tour. The format is simple: we’ll visit a roaster to learn about what goes into turning raw coffee beans into something exquisite, a top espresso bar to discuss turning those beans into top quality espresso drinks, and a premier coffee shop to learn about how to get the best from your beans at home. At each stop there will be coffee and snacks, and – most importantly – plenty of information on how to get the best out of home coffee preparation!

Our first stop will be Cafe Brioso downtown where we will discuss espresso drinks and learn more about the art of the barista from their talented team. Our second stop will be at the roasting facility at Stauf’s where we will get a behind the scenes look at the art and science of roasting. We will also do a cupping and learn about how coffees are sourced and selected. Our final stop will be at Luck Bros in Grandview to hear from Andy Luck about how to improve your coffee making at home.

This tour runs quarterly.  The tour includes transport, coffee samples, and food and some coffee beans to take home.

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Columbus Food Adventures: Meat-Lover’s Tour – Columbus, Ohio

Columbus has a lot to offer the carnivore, and not just in the form of its juicy burgers and famous sausages. On our Meat Lover’s Tour, we’ll encounter one of the most creative chefs in the city using farm fresh cuts and innovative preparations, a pair of ethnic cuisines displaying novel uses for a wide range of proteins, and a smokehouse with a long history of preparing European-style smoked and cured meats. This event is (self evidently?) far from vegetarian friendly and is a delicious overview of some of the most delicious carnivorous delights to be found in the city!

Our stops include:
- Skillet – The darling of Columbus foodies, Skillet is about far more than just breakfast! Chef Caskey will take the opportunity to display his brilliance with protein preparations and talk about some of his favorite cuts.
- Thurn’s – A behind the scenes look at this hundred plus year old business in which an astounding variety of meats and sausages are cured and smoked according to traditional European and family recipes.
- Apna Bazaar – This unassuming Pakistani market hides an exceptional restaurant where we will see, first hand, how they use the art of tandoor cooking to prepare delectably moist and tender kebabs.
- San Su – At this Korean restaurant, we’ll experience two types of traditional beef dishes, prepared in the Korean BBQ style.
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Columbus Food Adventures: Dessert Tour – Columbus, Ohio

Join us on this van-based tour featuring some of the best desserts in Columbus. This dessert tour will start at the acclaimed Pistacia Vera in German Village, visit the new Sugardaddy’s downtown Columbus location to sample some of their sumptuous brownies and blondies, stop to learn about artisan roasted coffee at Cafe Brioso and then head north to the Pattycake bakery in Clintonville. Of course, no dessert tour of Columbus would be complete without Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, so we will visit their new Clintonville location to try some of their newest seasonal flavors. Finally, we’ll finish our special holiday food tour with a fabulous dessert cocktail created by mixologist extraordinaire Cris Dehlavi at M Restaurant (there will be a non-alcoholic drink option available for those under 21 or who do not wish to consume alcohol).

The All Dessert Food Tour starts at Pistacia Vera at 2.30pm on Saturdays and will last approximately 3 hours. Please check the calendar for availability. The cost is $55 per person. An all dessert tour gift certificate makes a perfect Holiday or Valentine’s Day gift. Visit our food tour page to see other Columbus Food Adventures tours.

We can also arrange special gluten-free dessert tours for groups of 8 or more.

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Columbus Food Adventures: Taco Truck Tour – Columbus, Ohio

Taco trucks serve up far more than just tacos, and nobody knows Columbus’s expansive taco truck scene better than Columbus Food Adventures. This van tour will explore the taco trucks of the west side, taking you to some of our favorites and providing you with the best of Mexican food in Columbus. Each stop includes a tasting, and this favorite Columbus tour is structured with an emphasis on individual truck specialties, as well as the diversity of regional cuisine found at these trucks. We don’t mean to brag (or maybe we do!), but this tour has been regaled in local papers as a unique Columbus attraction and is our most popular tour.

If you want to find out what the buzz has been about, or want to learn more about authentic Mexican food, this is the tour for you. This unique city tour is suitable for those who have never visited a taco truck, as well as those who are looking to explore new trucks and dishes. As the creators of Taco Trucks Columbus, with us as your tour guides, you are in good hands!

In addition to sampling food and drink from 5 different trucks, you will learn all about the different dishes, meat choices, and how to order at a taco truck. We regret that it is not possible for us to arrange for vegetarian-friendly options at all of the taco trucks.

This food tour is priced at $55.00. It includes tastings at 5 stops, air-conditioned van transportation (to and from downtown Columbus and all stops in-between), and a guide with plenty of local culinary knowledge. It lasts approximately 3 hours. Taco truck tours run from April to the end of October.

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Columbus Food Adventures: Short North Tour – Columbus, Ohio

Take a leisurely stroll with us through Columbus’s hip Short North and savor its culinary delights. More than just an arts district and home to the monthly Gallery Hop—a famous downtown Columbus event—the Short North also boasts a wealth of dining and shopping opportunities. The Short North is packed full of Columbus’ best restaurants, boutiques, bistros and nightlife, and this local food and walking tour is designed to show off some of the best that the Short North and Columbus have to offer.

We’ll start at the historic North Market, Columbus’ only public farmers’ market, where we’ll meet some of the local food vendors and learn the history of the building.  We will then stop at five eating establishments, sampling some of their signature dishes and hearing their stories. Stops will include some neighborhood favorites, some already highly regarded new additions, and some of the finest dining in the city, such as James Beard nominated Kent Rigsby’s restaurant. We will finish on a sweet note with a trip to the renowned Jeni’s ice creams, featured on the Food Network’s “America’s Best Sweets.”

We will be walking approximately 1.5 miles during the tour, and along our route you will also learn about the colorful history of the Short North neighborhood.

The Short North Food Tour & Walking Tour starts at 11am, rain or shine. Although we are never outside for more than a few blocks at a time, we do ask that you dress appropriately for the weather. Please check the calendar for availability.  Specific stops are subject to change.

This culinary tour is priced at $50.00. It includes tastings at 6-7 stops, which is plenty of food for a complete lunch, and an experienced guide with a wealth of local culinary knowledge.

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Columbus Food Adventures: Alt. Eats Tour – Columbus, Ohio

Travel the world without leaving Columbus – If you’re looking for fun things to do in Columbus, this guided culinary tour will introduce you to some of the best ethnic food in the city.  We’ll experience a Somali cuisine, eat Vietnamese sandwiches, sample Nigerian food, visit a Mexican bakery, learn about Southern Indian delicacies … and more.  This unique city tour centers on the thriving ethnic enclaves of north Cleveland Avenue, where much of Columbus’ immigrant community lives, eats, and plays.

Join us in our comfortable 14-passenger van and learn about the cuisines and cultures of some of Columbus’s finest immigrant kitchens. If you’re a food lover, this tour is not to be missed!

This food tour is priced at $60.00 and includes: tastings at five stops; air-conditioned van transportation (to and from downtown Columbus and all stops in-between); and an experienced guide with plenty of local culinary knowledge. This tour runs on Friday evenings at 6pm.

We can accommodate vegetarians on this tour with advance notice.

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