10 Food and Drink Tours Worth Exploring Now | Tabelog

   Jan 05, 2015
Food and Drink Tours
Some people like to go dancing. Some people think a movie is the perfect date. Well, if the thought of exotic flavors and exciting, new gastronomic experiences really gets your juices flowing, check out these mouth watering food and drink tours. Here are some of the most exciting food tours, from your backyard to the other side of the globe.

1. Sweet & Savory South End Walking Food Tour – Boston, MA

Boston is one of the most historical cities on the east coast. Come and see how classic dishes combine with hip, fresh ideas in Boston's 'South End' district. This walking tour provided by Bites of Boston Food Tours will stop at over six restaurants, sampling food that will leave the taste of New England on your tongue and its history in your heart. This tour does include a good amount of walking so, plan ahead.


2. From Beantown to Beertown – Boston, MA

If the beverage that accompanies your meal is as important as the food on the plate, maybe New England Brewery Tours will wet your whistle. These folks offer both private and daily tours to some of the best breweries in Boston. This tour is only for the adults, so call the babysitter and come try some amazing beer! You won't leave hungry after the included lunch and beer pairings. Leave the driving to them. It's probably safer that way.


3. Bite the Big Apple – New York, NY

Taste the seasons in the big city. New York has some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the US. Fun Foodie NYC Tours offers a different walking tour for every season. If the exciting, new food truck scene is where you're tastes lie, maybe their Food Truck Fridays tour is more your speed. Spend two hours, visiting eight of the most chased down food trucks to try their innovative 'mobile mouthfuls'. Hells Kitchen is not just a show on television; it's a 'melting pot' neighborhood with a rich culinary culture. Get out of the city and try some of the best dishes from Irish, Greek, Thai and Cajun style restaurants. Bring the whole family to try the best that Gotham has to offer.


Bite the Big Apple
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4. Gastro Jackpot – Las Vegas, NV

Ready to try some of the most decadent delights in Sin City? Nosh Las Vegas has a Downtown Walking Tour allowing you to learn the rich history of 'Old Vegas' and see the new sights in the city that never sleeps. The food and drinks on this tour will explode in your mouth like the lights of Fremont Street. The food is the one thing in Vegas that isn't a gamble. Gourmet food and colorful cocktails are part of the fun on this 21+ tour.


5. Cajun, Creole and Culture – New Orleans, LA

The flavors are as lively as the music in the ‘Big Easy.' Experience the historic French Quarter, trying cuisine from some of the oldest restaurants in the country. Spend an amazing 3 hours exploring all the character the home of Mardis Gras has to offer. Fresh seafood and a dash of history await you, with New Orleans Culinary History Tours' French Quarter Tasting. If 'getting your drink on' is what comes to mind when you think Bourbon Street, try the 21+ New Orleans Classic Drinks Tour and learn why Absinthe is called 'The Green Fairy.'


Cajun, Creole and Culture
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6. Don't Whine. Have Some Wine. – Napa & Sonoma County, CA

No list of food and drink tours could be complete without a mention of California's 'wine country.' These aren't your grandma's wine tours. Come see some of the most beautiful vineyards in the country in chauffeured style. Take the opportunity to taste and buy the best the west coast has to offer with California Wine Tours. Choose between the Sonoma Valley, Northern Cali or even a Champagne Tour. Learn how to taste wine like a pro. Spitting is optional.


7. Get Your Street Meat On! – Vancouver, BC

Join the food truck revolution! Grab an umbrella and head north, to try some of the best 'meals on wheels' Vancouver has on offer. See creative creations and classics with a twist all offered up with some award winning personality. Mom, Dad and the kids are all welcome to try a fusion 'Japadog' or a spicy chocolate Diablo cookie on Vancouver Foodie Tours’ World's Best Food Truck Tour. Come to 'Rain City' and find out why the best part of lunch is catching up with one of these great mobile restaurants.


Get Your Street Meat On!
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8. That's a Spicy Meatball! – Southern Italy

Got 13 days and a passport? Maybe a food and wine tour of Mediterranean Italy is what you need. Visit the birthplace of pizza. The Chinese may have invented the noodle, but these guys perfected it. The 'Old World' culture in Calabria, will take your breath away. This tour has everything! Food, wine and cooking classes are all on the menu with Go Ahead Tours', Southern Italy Food and Wine tour. Great for large groups and a memorable trip for the entire family.


That's a Spicy Meatball!
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9. Crave Gourmet? Oui Invented It! – Paris, France

Do words like cuisine, chef, and gourmet set your heart a flutter? On a Paris Food Walking Tour, you'll taste food at one-of-a-kind bakeries and cheese shops to get your mouth watering. Visit the finest gourmet shops and learn why this culture's cuisine has been emulated and imitated for centuries. Group sizes are kept small to give you a more personalized experience. Choose between the Montmartre tour or the Latin Quarter.


Crave Gourmet? Oui Invented It!
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10. Beer. Breakfast of Monks – Belgium

Beer has one of the longest histories of any beverage we drink. It's taken hundreds of years, but Belgians have perfected it. Find out how a lack of grapes led to a tradition that has been passed down for centuries by abbey monks. You'll see how important each ingredient is in the brewing process and learn why Belgian abbey beers are some of the most sought after in the world. If you are already in Europe, add 'Belgian Beer Tours' to your itinerary.