Pizza Lovers Tour

Pizza Lovers Tour

Pizza lovers and beer buffs will love this history-laden walking tour featuring 12 pizzas from some of the top-rated pizzerias in the country. Get your walking shoes on and don’t bother eating breakfast! One of the country’s most in-depth pizza tours, we skip the lines and bring the pizza and pints rolling! On this 6-Hour Pizza Lovers Tour we start with the oldest and most famous at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana on Wooster Street and then head on down to Downtown to the popping popular spot, Bar. After a healthy walk through Yale University we hit the rockstar place Modern Apizza on State Street. Our last leg is a stroll back over to Wooster Street for the legendary Sally’s Apizza. Each pizzeria serves beer or soft drink, a plain tomato pie, a mozzarella pie and then a specialty pizza (totaling more than 12 slices!). Afterwards you get to be judge of your favorite pizza & pizzeria.

Pizza in America: Pizza on the Grill

Pizza in America: Pizza on the Grill

Pizza in America: Pizza on the Grill is a searing hot 1 1/2 hour Virtual Pizza Class to get you ready for your July 4th barbecue! Featuring 4th generation pizzaiolo Jimmy Ormrod from Zuppardi’s Apizza & Zupp’s Pizza Truck we will teach you how to set up your grill, prep your dough and toppings, and produce the best thin crust New Haven style grilled pizza. Filmed and recorded LIVE from Jimmy’s backyard, we take you step by step in an entertainingly educational experience.

-ingredients list, dough making & prep videos we made will be sent prior to the class
-instruction on gas, wood & charcoal grills on the grate or a stone
-Zoom link will be sent upon sign up

Little Italy Pizza Tour

Little Italy Pizza Tour

This amazing forage into the world of pizza in the heart of New Haven’s Little Italy on Wooster Street takes you to some of the top-rated pizzerias in the country. We focus on pizza, history and pizza (did we mention that?) with a little stroll, and some beer and wine. The 4-hour tour visits the historic Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana and the iconic Sally’s Apizza for New Haven style apizza, new kids on the block Zeneli Pizzeria for traditional Neapolitan style pizza, and Abate’s Apizza for a tray of Grandma style pie plus another New Haven style pizza to wash it all down. All-in-all you will try 10 pizzas, have options for wine, beer and soda, and then vote on the best pizza of the day!

Lender’s Bagels History

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Join historian and food guru Colin M. Caplan on a virtual journey into the history of the storied Lender’s Bagels from the family’s roots in Poland to the streets of New Haven and onto the freezers of America’s households. This illustrated and narrated presentation will be held on Zoom providing safe, easy access to view and hear history come alive from your home. The legendary Marvin Lender will be joining us for a Q&A afterwards!

Harry Lender began his bagelry as a street peddler on Oak Street in 1927 expanding this special style of Jewish bread to larger quarters and bringing in his entire family. After introducing mechanization Lender’s began making frozen bagels and popularizing this food to the rest of the country. After years of success the Lender family sold the company which has now been added to the roster of one the largest bakery groups in the world.

Taco Tour

Taco Tour

Our Taco Tour is packed full of Downtown New Haven’s tastiest tacos! This traditional Mexican snack has reached the top of the food pyramid for many and we are going to town to find the best. To wash it down we pair these savory treats with refreshing Margaritas at each stop. To accomplish all this we visit an array of restaurants that serve these corn or flour tortilla wraps and sweet and sour cocktails to perfection.

Our tour starts at Pacifico for a Baja style fried fish on a soft corn taco and a zesty margarita, second we head to El Segundo for marinated pork tacos al pastor on corn tortilla with a signature margarita. Next we stroll over to another Elm City institution Elm Cit Social for their jerk chicken tacos on flour tortilla and killer margaritas. We finish our journey at the legendary Geronimo Tequila Bar for the chef’s selection of a variety of meat and vegetable soft corn tacos and their perfectly balanced margaritas. Your stomach will be eternally happy achieving this level of taco heaven!

-Tour is 4 hours long and about a mile of walking

-Guests who consume alcohol must be 21 and over with a valid ID

-Margaritas can be made with no alcohol on request

-We may not be able to accommodate some dietary restrictions due to our strict taco regiment

-Tour guide gratuity is greatly appreciated!

Chef’s Cooking Class: Pat DeRiso of Ernie’s Pizzeria

Chef’s Cooking Class: Pat DeRiso of Ernie’s Pizzeria

Join us for an exciting way for you to meet top chefs in their kitchens, learn their preparation and cooking methods, and then make their food with them. This class meets Pat DeRiso, pizzaiolo at Ernie’s Pizzeria in Westville. He grew up baking apizza with his father, Ernesto “Ernie”, who emigrated from Amalfi, Italy over 60 years ago. Established since 1971, Ernie’s loyal following sets them apart from other area pizzerias. Run entirely by the Pat, the pizzeria is one of the top-rated spots in the country taking awards for their mozzarella and plain tomato pizzas.

This class involves getting your hands dirty! Pat instructs the class on pizza making techniques. Members roll the dough into balls, flatten, stretch and dress the dough. Then each member delivers their pie into the oven and when finished, provides a meal for after class. Pizza history guru and author of Pizza in New Haven, Colin M. Caplan will be on hand to give background to pizza culture from its beginnings in Italy to its perfection in New Haven. During the class you are provided two servings of pizza, wine, beer, soda and coffee. You leave with vast knowledge of pizza making techniques, your own cooked pie, and an option to take pre-rolled pizza dough.

Latin American Tapas Tour

Latin American Tapas Tour

Join us on a Latin American themed culinary tour around Downtown New Haven sampling small plates of food from a variety of nationalities. La comida, or food, shows off the city’s diverse Latino culture. We will start with a Iberian wine tasting at The Wine Thief. Next we cross over to Soul de Cuba for a Cubano sandwich and mojito. We spice it up with Nuevo Latino cuisine featuring a duck quesadilla and a caipirinha at Pacifico. The tour rounds off back to the motherland of Spain at Barcelona for traditional tapas and sangria.

Chocolate Walk

Chocolate Walk

You will not be able to resist this 4-hour chocolate themed walking tour featuring decadent tastes all along the way. Oh baby, it’s the Chocolate Walk! This tour takes your taste buds along upper State Street where we sample various foods along with a different type of chocolate creation at each stop.

We start at Chestnut Fine Foods for a pick-me-up coffee, a chocolate pastry and some nice port, followed by a rich morsel of a chocolate ganache at Marjolaine. Don’t fret because an icy chocolate martini and Italian fare await you at Christopher Martins. After we sample ample chocolate-full cookie dough at Doughlicious. We amble over to Mezcal to sample the ancient chocolate chicken mole poblano, rice and beans, paired with a shot of mezcal. We mocha you crazy with a chocolate stout and some of the most stout New Haven apizza at Next Door.

-tour is 4 hours and about a mile of walking
-percentage of proceeds benefit the Montessori School on Edgewood
-must be 21 or over to attend

Trick or Eat Spooky Tour

Trick or Eat Spooky Tour

Get ready to taste the parts of New Haven that come from the depths of your nightmares. We have put together a walking tour that will make even the darkest demons hungry. It’s a tour to please to most sinister of impulsive appetites while we fill your brains with mind-bending tales and travel to known haunted sites, ancient cemeteries, eerie basements and fabled Yale secret societies. We may even have a few visitors popping in along the way….. Besides the copious amount of flesh we will be feeding on, our path will lead us to a coven of tasty bites, toothy tastes, and blood-thirsty concoctions.

Stops include indulging on a tasty morsel and a margarita from Temple Grill, then we trounce over to Yorkside Pizza & Restaurant for gluttonous amounts of Greek food, pizza and beer or wine, followed by ghost pepper infused Indian food and a bittersweet cocktail at Sherkaan, and then a most ghoulish stroll past a cemetery to tickle your darkest appetites to our final resting place; tearing into blood sausage, bangers and mash and other Irish delights all washed down with a pour of Guinness at The Trinity Bar.

This creepy amble lasts about 4 hours and is rain, shine or kingdom come. Survivors walk about 1.5 miles total. All food, blood and drink tastes are covered in your ticket price. To escape the wrath of your guide, bring a little cash treat to help them wet their beak, or else…

Book a Private Tour

Create your own private group tour! Taste of New Haven offers interested parties a flexible schedule with an assortment of cuisines and themes. This is the perfect opportunity for you to celebrate a birthday, engagement, school reunion or bachelor or bachelorette party. Private group tours are perfect for an office team building experience, university departments looking to show off the local restaurant scene, or a group of friends just looking for an exciting culinary adventure. We work with over 70 restaurants and shops in Downtown, East Rock and Wooster Square. Tours start at $85 per person for 4-6 hour food, drink, history and fun! Contact Dan to book a private group tour today: [email protected] or 203-231-5649