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Neighborhood of the Arts-Early Evening Tastings & Tapas-Thursdays & Fridays

Duration: 4pm-7pm (3 hours)

Location: Neighborhood of the Arts-Village Gate and surrounding areas



Group size limited to 12 people
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in...
Tour will start on time due to scheduled tastings.
All food and beverage are included.
Purchase tickets before 2pm for that day's tour
Rain or Shine

Lots of tours, lots of dates to choose from!

Food Tour Season is here....get your tickets now!

Enjoy the days happiest of hours on this early evening Tastings & Tapas Tour featuring the flavors of the Neighborhood of the Arts!

  • Enjoy tastings from 7 local favorites...an experience you will always remember at places you will never forget!
  • Taste your way through some of the neighborhood's popular restaurants and unique gathering spots!
  • Entertaining tour guides will share points of interest along the way!
  • Embrace the true artistic flare and character that make this neighborhood a local gem featuring art and artists with varying talents!

Tour takes place rain or shine

Tours run 4pm-7pm

Photography Encouraged

All food tastings provide enough for a meal for most people

Alcohol will be served at some of our tasting stops. Guests must be 21 and present valid ID

This tour is geared toward adults and is an easy walk for most

What to Expect

Unique and Specially Selected Food Tastings-Our food tours are guided walking tours of The Neighborhood of the Art’s most interesting and inviting restaurants and gathering spots.  Each tasting is served from locally owned and operated establishments.  The food samplings on this tour are sure to stimulate and satisfy your appetite on this culinary adventure.

This Early Evening tour offers delicious tasting that are enjoyed at 7 stops coupled with insightful presentations of the area’s cultural, historical and architectural highlights provided by knowledgeable and entertaining local guides.

Between the fabulous flavors, you will discover hidden gems…from the Memorial Art Gallery Sculpture Garden to Writers and Books, there are things only you will find in the Neighborhood of the Arts.

Tour Details….Your Tastings & Tapas tour will last about 3 hours and provide food and drink that are an adequate meal for most.  The walk is about 1.2 miles and is experienced at a leisurely pace allowing you to sip and savor this culinary adventure one delicious bite at a time!

Enjoy the Happiest of Hours with a balance of tastings that has something for everyone!

All food and tastings are included in the ticket price of $65.


An experience you will always remember at places you will never forget! Tasting stops vary but include the following:

The Gate House

Gourmet Burger & Wood Fired Pizza Cafe'

Salena's Mexican Restaurant

Truly Authentic Flavors & Fun


Local *Seasonal*Sustainable


Casual Fine Dining to Please your Palate

Starry Nites Cafe

A True Neighborhood Gem

Fiamma Centro

Delicious & Expedient Dishes...fresh, hearty and authentic

Three Heads Brewing

We don't just know beer, we live it

Nox Cocktail Lounge

A secret library of cocktails & comfort food hidden inside the Village Gate

Get Caked Bakery

A little something for your sweet tooth with lots of choices!

Where to Meet

Parking is available in and around Village Gate (274 N. Goodman Street). There are parking lots and spaces surrounding the buildings.

Tour guide will meet you under the covered entrance between Nox and Salena's in the Village Gate Courtyard as pictured below.
(Please arrive 10-15 minutes early as the tour will start promptly at 4:00pm)

Get Directions

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Pittsford Food Tour:  Parking is available throughout Schoen Place and in lots behind the Public Library.  There is also a parking lot  located behind town hall.

Park Avenue Food Tours:  Park near the intersection of Park Avenue and Vassar Street.    ( Please note posted signs for on- street parking restrictions.)

Neighborhood of the Arts:  There is plenty of parking at Village Gate as their are lots and spaces surrounding the building.  Arrive early to ensure you get a spot in time to meet the tour.

Beverages are provided at most stops.  At some locations, a Host Business may offer to serve alcohol to guests over the age of 21.   If you are planning to consume alcohol , please have proper valid ID if asked.    Non-alcoholic beverages will be available at all locations.  Feel free to bring your own bottled water if you choose.

Yes.  tickets must be purchased in advance.  Tours often sell out so we suggest purchasing your tickets early to guarantee availability on your desired tour day.  Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

Our tours are geared more toward adults, however, well-behaved children may join us with a paid ticket.  The tour is 3-3.5 hours long and involves standing, walking and listening.  Some children have a limited attention span; therefore the tour may not be appropriate for them.  Parents, who know their children best, should consider this and assess their situation individually.

We are unable to accommodate children who are not included in your paid reservation.  All participants are required to have a ticket purchased in advance, even if they do not wish to participate in food tastings.

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The Neighborhood of the Arts offers so much more than I ever realized.....every bit of this tour was appetizing and satisfying! A must for locals and visitors to appreciate all that this area has to share.

Susan Ward, Oswego, NY