Due to the current Coronavirus crisis, all tour operations are suspended until further notice. We look forward to resuming tours and hosting our guests when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or check back for updates. Until then, all the best to you and yours…stay safe and stay healthy!
Duration: 2pm-5:15pm (3-3.5 hours)
Location: Park Avenue--Berkeley to Oxford
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 beverages are included.
Purchase tickets before 9am for that day's tour
Tour takes place rain or shine
Alcohol will be served at some of our tasting stops. Guests must be 21 and present valid ID
Tour runs Sundays 2-5pm
All food tastings provide enough for lunch for most people
This tour is geared toward adults and is an easy walk for most.
Unique and Specially Selected Food Tastings-Our food tours are guided walking tours of Park Avenue’s most interesting and inviting restaurants and eateries. Each tasting is served from locally owned and operated specialty food stores and ethnic or locavore-style establishments. The food samplings on this tour are sure to stimulate and satisfy your appetite for a lunch that is full of variety.
Sundays allow you to sip, savor and stroll as this tour will offer food tastings from 8 delicious stops coupled with insightful presentations of this popular neighborhood’s cultural, historical and architectural highlights provided by knowledgeable and entertaining local guides.
Between the fabulous flavors, you will discover hidden gems…specialty shops, tradespeople and merchants who provide something unique to locals and visitors alike.
Tour Details…Your taste of Park Avenue will last about 3.5 hours and provide delicious tastings that are an adequate lunch for most. The walk is under 2 miles and is experienced at a leisurely pace. All food and tastings are included in the ticket price of $59. Tastings stops include:
Sooner or Later, Everybody Dines at Jines! Est. 1971
Blu Wolf Bistro
#1 Gastro Pub of Rochester....burgers, brew and of course the Blu Wolf!
Cafe and Gallery of Fine African Art...jewelry, art & more!
The Half Pint Pub
Irish Bar and Pub known for ever changing beer selections!
Magnolia's Deli & Cafe
Amazing food in a relaxed atmosphere. Upscale cafe in the heart of Park Avenue.
eat. drink. roam
Caramel Bakery and Bar
Bakery and Bar, Need I stay more? Locally sourced, crafted with love.
Fast, Fresh & Local
Park near the intersection of Park Avenue and Vassar Street.
Your tour guide will greet you at....the parking lot at Park Avenue and Vassar Street. Meet in front of the UPS store. Address is 620 Park Avenue.
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.
The tour lasts approximately 3 hours and covers 1-1.5 miles. Most of our stops provide seating, however, you will be on your feet between locations and may have to stand at 2 or 3 stops. We walk at a moderately casual pace and will adjust to what is most comfortable for the group.
SHORTEST DISTANCE TO WALK TOUR–Park Ave-Thursdays…this tour covers 0.25 miles (2 short blocks). If you are concerned about walking too far, this route is manageable …lots to eat without much time on your feet!
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.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
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.
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Jackie H. Rochester, New York
"Absolutely LOVED this tour! I have done a food tour before in NYC and this was far better...a great mix of different food varieties and drinks...I highly recommend this tour to anyone whether they are just visiting the area or have lived her for years.
Enjoy this food tour..it's more about the flavors and less about the footsteps! This route is 0.25 miles (2 short blocks)