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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.
  • 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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Avital Tours: Haight Ashbury Food Tour – San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco’s famous Haight Ashbury neighborhood is most well-known for its hippie days. This time we’ll take you on a trip worth remembering through The Haight and Cole Valley culinary scene on this “Eat Your Drink” food tour. You’ll have the unique opportunity to explore Second Act’s hidden garden where one of America’s top cocktail bars sources its cocktail ingredients, to sample Russian piroshkis, and to finish with an exclusive dessert drink made by San Francisco’s only soda jerks at an authentic soda fountain. What a delicious way to be a culinary insider!

The Tastings

Taste off-menu “piggy” tacos and bacon Mexican hot chocolate from one of San Francisco’s best loved food trucks, Bacon Bacon now turned brick-and-mortar

Go behind the scenes into Second Act’s private garden where Alembic sources herbs for it’s experimental cocktails and then sip on the Southern Exposure cocktail and paired pickled quail eggs inside Food & Wine Magazine’s #1 best craft cocktail bar in America from gastropub owner Dave McLean

Watch a demo of how a piroshki is made and then bite into a savory beef and cheese piroshki from the Second Act Marketplace’s gem, Anda Piroshki

Sample and learn about Taylor’s Tonics and unusual sodas and saltwater taffy from a unique soda pop shop, The Fizzary, boasting over 900 different sodas

Sip on a Green Russian, a Dill Lactart Soda developed exclusively for Avital Tours by Virginia Miller at New York Times acclaimed Ice Cream soda fountain featuring over 75 tinctures

* Stops and tastings are subject to change based on availability. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Vegetarian option available.

The Facts

  • Meet chefs, bar managers, and industry experts and chat with them!
  • Tour and exclusive menu items developed in conjunction with one of San Francisco’s top food writers, Virginia Miller of The Perfect Spot and SF Editor of Zagat
  • Available Sundays 2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Flat route with two slight hills, approximately 1 mile
  • Begins in front of  Victorian Row at the corner of Waller and Masonic (20 minutes from Downtown San Francisco)
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide
  • Tour can accommodate non-alcoholic drinkers including children
  • Advance Tickets are required

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Avital Tours: Union Square cocktail and Food Tour – San Francisco, CA

Go behind-the-scenes in San Francisco’s Union Square to meet bar owners, bartenders, and industry experts for a unique cocktail experience at three Union Square cocktail havens. Drink delicious, well-balanced libations from the nation’s top mixologists paired with delectable bites. Learn about San Francisco’s integral role in the revival of the cocktail culture, as well as the origins and back-stories of the spirits in the cocktails. What a delicious way to be a cocktail insider. Cheers!

  • 2-hour San Francisco Union Square walking cocktail tour
  • Meet bartenders, bar owners and master mixologists!
  • Visit 3 specialty cocktail lounges, with drinks at each and paired bites at two stops
  • Flat route, approximately half a mile
  • Begins at the Hotel Serrano in downtown Union Square
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • $64 per person (gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide)
  • Tour guests must be 21+
  • Available First and Third Saturdays 4pm-6pm

TASTINGS*

San Francisco’s most storied drink, the Pisco Punch at a bartender-owned vivacious bar boasting the country’s most complete selection of Latin spirits

Sip high-end Hudson Whiskey from Applewood Smoked Snifters torched tableside paired with Michael Mina prepared bites

Spirit forward cocktail poured from the tap at a well-known cocktail industry watering hole paired with a blue cheese mini-burger

Spicy Tequila cocktail at charming historic speakeasy paired with celebrity chef, Charlie Palmer arancini and sweet shishito peppers

Famous Chartreuse Swizzle considered one of America’s Top 10 Cocktails at classy Michael Mina clock-inspired lounge paired with bacon and cheese popcorn

* Stops and tastings are subject to change based on availability. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Vegetarian option available.

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Avital Tours: North Beach Food and Wine Tour – San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s North Beach is the home of the former Barbary Coast, known during the Gold Rush for its saloons, brothels and shanghaiing dens. Go behind-the-scenes in Little Italy on our North Beach Food and Wine tour to join us as we explore its great restaurant scene and visit the Hidden Prohibition-Era Tunnels where booze was smuggled in. Then, get an exclusive peek at the Oldest Pizza Oven on the West Coast built in 1935, which was copied by Wolfgang Puck at Spago and Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Let’s eat and drink through this notorious neighborhood!

  • 3-hour San Francisco North Beach Food and Wine walking tour
  • Meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts and chat with them!
  • 5 restaurants, with tastings at each
  • Flat route, approximately 3/4 of a mile
  • Meeting location is a 10 minute walk from Downtown San Francisco
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • $86 per person
    (gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide)
  • Tour guests must be 21+
  • Available Thursdays 4pm-7pm and Saturdays 4pm-7pm
  • Advance Tickets are required

TASTINGS*

Fill your own delicate cannoli with an Italian expert cannoli maker at a historic Italian bookshop turned cafe

Wine and Cheese pairing at trendy wine bar pouring wine directly from barrels. Drink as if you’re in Napa!

Authentic Italian Wood-fired Pizza from the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast – Voted No. 3 Best Pizza in the US according to People Magazine’s Pizza Search. Pizza paired with a glass of private-label Syrah

Contemporary Kale Chips and Bolivian Beef in former Amelio’s, a historic North Beach restaurant and speakeasy which hosted Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s wedding dinner

Sweet and Savory local artisan agave caramel and caramel popcorn at neighborhood gourmet food boutique

* Stops and tastings are subject to change based on availability. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Vegetarian option available.

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Avital Tours: Mission District Food Tour – San Francisco, CA

Our Mission District Food Tour visits a New York Times acclaimed Cheese Bar and continues as you sample the best of the San Francisco food scene. Stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood learning about its history and visit the famous Clarion Alley – a Mural covered street. Our progressive meal in San Francisco’s trendy Mission District concludes with mouthwatering desserts near Dolores Park. Be sure to bring your appetite!

  • 3 hour San Francisco Mission District Food Tour
  • Meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts!
  • 5 restaurants, with generous tastings at each
  • Flat route, approximately a mile and a half
  • Begins in front of the Women’s Building (15 minutes from downtown San Francisco)
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • $68 per person 
    (gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide)
  • Alcohol pairing add on: $16 per person
  • Available Saturdays 11am-2pm and Tuesdays 6pm-9pm
  • Advance tickets are required

TASTINGS*

Artisan American Cheese Flight at a New York Times acclaimed chic cheese cafe

Artisan cured Ham and Oyster at San Francisco’s first ham and oyster bar

Go behind the scenes into a commercial kitchen to eat freshly filled Argentine-style Empanadas featured on 7×7 Magazine’s list of Top 100 Foods to Eat Before You Die. You’ll even have the opportunity to get hands-on and make your own!

Fresh organic fruit tasting at iconic neighborhood artisan grocery

Salted Caramel Ice Cream considered one of the top five desserts in America at the United States’ best loved Creamery. Skip the inevitable line with Avital Tours!

ALCOHOL ADD ON INCLUDES:

Seasonal Scott Beattie-created cocktail featured on 7×7 Magazine’s list of Top 50 cocktails in San Francisco

Unique dark Belgian Style beer paired with cheeses for incredible pairing unlike any other you’ve ever tasted (warning: 9% alcohol)

* All stops and tastings are subject to availability. We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Vegetarian option available. This tour is not recommended for vegans or people with gluten allergies.

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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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Local Roots Food Tours: Origins of Sacramento Food Tour

The Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour is our newest addition.  This tour explores the very beginnings of Sacramento,  from Sutter’s colony Nueva Helvecia to the Fabulous Forties, with tastings of the best dishes the immigrants brought with them.  You’ll learn about how the many diverse groups forged our great city and created its agricultural dominance.

Participants enjoy a 3  hour, 2.5 mile flat walking route past historical national landmarks, gorgeous mission style churches and famed architecture throughout period neighborhoods.  Liberally sprinkled among these sites are ethnic eateries that echo the region’s diversity.  Come taste Sacramento’s amazing authentic foods hailing from far flung lands such as Spain, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, and China’s Szechuan province.

Our Origins of Sacramento Food Tour finds us meandering through two very historical but popular neighborhoods; Midtown’s Sutter District and East Sacramento’s Fabulous Forties.  Stroll under tree-lined streets while you explore hidden gem eateries.  Meet the talented and passionate chefs while sampling their creations….a foodie’s dream come true!  Local Roots Food Tours limits each group to 16 individuals to keep the experience small and intimate; each tour is narrated by our trained guides.  Special dietary needs can be met with prior notice.  Private group tours are available by reservation.

Typical tastings on our tour:

  • Grilled Polenta Triangle w/ fresh basil marinara sauce
  • Handmade Shrimp and Shitake Dumplings
  • Orange Blossom Cocktail
  • Baby spinach, artichokes, chicken & feta cheese pizza
  • Refreshing Pilsner Urquell from Czech Republic
  • Stuffed Date w/ goat cheese and pancetta
  • Dungeness crab cakes w/cayenne pepper aoili & red pepper sauce
  • Death by Chocolate Cupcake

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Vancouver Food Tour: Craft Cocktail Tour

Create and sip craft cocktails with Veteran Vancouver Barman and Cocktailian, Jay Jones(formerly Pourhouse), with Melody as your host in an interactive and informative cocktail tour through 5 Gastown gems.

The hands-on tour presents fundamental cocktail-making theories and techniques in a stylish and delicious fashion.

This is one event that cocktail lovers CANNOT miss!

The Gastown All-Star Lineup includes:

L’Abattoir – “Slaughterhouse” – Homage to Gastown’s butchery district. Extraordinary concoctions, stunning interior.

The Diamond – Charming neighbourhood parlour. Distinct Gastown atmosphere. Home of “The Diamond Preparatory School for All Things Drinks”.

Pourhouse – Gastown cocktail stronghold with Oldworld charm. Fueled by passion and flawless beverages.

Boneta – Internationally acclaimed restaurant with ever-changing seasonal cocktail & food menu. Sexy, mind-blowing desserts a bonus.

Calabash Bistro - Kick it to bumpin’ Carribean jams with refreshing Summer cocktails to wind down (or up) your night.


Tour Includes:

  • Interactive and informative cocktail making session
  • Enjoy 5 craft cocktails created at each destination
  • Nibbles
    • Gratuities to your guide are highly appreciated

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Next tour: to be determined

Price: $89 CDN per person

Capacity: 12 guests for public tours. Private tours can accommodate more.

Meeting and Ending Spot: The Steamclock in Gastown, Vancouver. (On the corner of Water St. and Cambie St.) – VIEW MAP

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Vancouver Food Tour: Paint the Town Culinary Tour

Experience the best of Vancouver’s food culture in 3 neighbourhoods: Granville Island, Yaletown (Downtown), and Gastown.

Begin your adventure on Granville Island, our local food and art destination. Feast your senses on local seafood, produce and artisanal delights as you nibble through the bountiful Public Market.

Become a sake expert by sampling 3 premium Japanese rice wines at Canada’s first sake brewing studio. Wrap up your afternoon by wandering through Granville Island’s specialty shops and art galleries at your leisure. Beer lovers can take an extra stop to sample a few at the brewery!

Take a ferry across False Creek to Yaletown and enjoy some fresh, local oysters and mussels steamed before your eyes at happy hour. The Pacific’s chilly waters are home to the sweetest shellfish in the world and cannot be missed.

Stroll into the historic Gastown district, Vancouver’s most vibrant restaurant scene and Canada’s cocktail capitol. Meander through the neighbourhood and become acquainted with the hottest restaurants, hidden cocktail nooks, and hole-in-the-wall establishments.

First, sample 3 BC wines alongside local charcuterie and farm cheeses from an ever-changing chalkboard menu. Nearby BC farms produce fantastic, award-winning meat and cheese products.

Conclude your eventful day at a modern, Barcelona-inspired taberna. Entice your tastebuds with innovative, Westcoast inspired tapas and pintxos that pushes the envelope.

BONUS: Love whiskey? Discover a secret whiskey bar with one of the most extensive collection in the country.


Tour Includes:

  • All meals, food, and samplings
  • Fun and informative guided walking tour
  • Drinks: Sake tasting and wine flight.
  • Ferry transportation
  • Gratuities to your guide are highly appreciated

Time: 1 pm – 6 pm

Price: $199

  • 5% off 6-11 guests, 10% off 12+ guests

Maximum capacity: 12 guests for public tours. Private tours can accommodate more.

Meeting Spot : Granville Island, Vancouver. Outside Kid’s Market (Cartwright St), near the entrance of Granville Island. – VIEW MAP

Ending Spot : The Steamclock in Gastown, Vancouver. (On the corner of Water St. and Cambie St.) – VIEW MAP

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