Come out for an evening of PIZZA, jazz, movie, beer & wine, all for a great cause! PIZZA NIGHT takes place outdoors in central Downtown’s Temple Plaza. Featuring a variety of New Haven style apizza made on site by Big Green Truck Pizza, beer, wine & hard seltzer poured from The Bev Truck, local jazz & soul bands playing live & an intimate screening of New Haven’s own documentary, “Pizza, a love story.”
The event is also a fundraiser for IRIS, Integrated Refugee & Immigration Services, providing emergency and continued care, support, help and hope for hundreds of incoming people from all over the world and now, especially Afghanistan. A percentage of ticket sales goes to this non profit, and you can add extra donations before, during and after the event.
-Gives you ticket stubs for 4 slices of any kind of pizza & 2 beverages of any kind. A percentage of the proceeds goes to charity!
-Percentage of proceeds supports the non-profit Iris
-Pizza from Big Green Truck Pizza
-Beer, wine & seltzer from The Bev Truck
-Jazz music from local bands
-Pizza, a love story movie screening under the stars!
We are walking back to 2011 where it all started for Taste of New Haven: Westville! This tasty forage brings guests to new and old restaurants in one of the most artsy and diverse neighborhoods in New Haven. We’ll start strong with the new Delaney’s Tap Room for a locally brewed beer and their famous chicken wings, then fly over Pistachio for a Turkish delight & tea, and after dive into Fin & Scale for a taste of the state’s only Kosher sushi along with a raspberry daiquiri. Next we flock to Amaru for a Peruvian Pisco Sour and traditional Ceviche, then head to Rawa for a Middle Eastern style pizza & spreads with pita bread paired with Lebanese wine. The tour concludes at Camacho Garage for a Mexican sampling of chef Franco’s tacos & margaritas!
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 taco and a margarita from Geronimo, then we trounce over The Trinity Bar for Irish blood sausage washed down with Guinness. We step on graves to get to Yorkside Pizza & Restaurant for gluttonous amounts of Greek food, pizza and beer or wine. Our lives and tour ends in the dark depths of the basement of Old Heidelberg Bar for your final meal of brats, cocktails and beer & the faint sound of our screams of udder delight.
This creepy amble lasts about 5 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…
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 only US pizza tour outside of New York, Boston or Chicago, 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 . After a healthy walk through Wooster Square, Downtown & Yale University we hit the rockstar place Modern Apizza on State Street. Then we mosey over to the award-winning wood-fired pizzeria, Next Door. Our last leg is a stroll back over to Wooster Street for the legendary Sally’s Apizza. Each pizzeria will serve a plain tomato pie with garlic, a mozzarella pie and then a specialty pizza. At the end we take a tally where you get to be judge of your favorite pizza! Saturday tours start at Modern Apizza.
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!
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!
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
We are gathering the herd to head to Upper State Street for the Goatville Tour! Here guests will be delighted to find an intact commercial district just outside of Downtown, full of restaurants, shops and lore. Our day starts off in the morning some tasty pastries and a morning warmer at Chestnut Fine Foods, a neighborhood staple restaurant and caterer. It’s a hop, skip and a jump over to Marjolaine for a taste of French style pastries. We move across the street to the famous Modern Apizza to try a pinnacle of New Haven Apizza and locally made beer or soda. Then we head next door to Christopher Martins to sample a chef-inspired dish paired with a beer . We spice it up at Mezcal for a full combo plate with the flavor of central Mexican food sealed with a shot of mezcal itself! We finish our journey off at Oak Haven for a dessert and wine tasting ,or alternatively at Cave a Vin for some chocolate truffles and a wine tasting!