Foodie’s will be delighted by this central Downtown culinary walking tour. Located in the heart of New Haven in the shadow of the great Shubert Theater, this tour takes us from one amazing restaurant to the next as we meander through the courtyards of Yale University.
The stops include some of the City’s best eats. We pre-dine with wine at The Wine Thief, then voyage to Bar for phenomenal pizza and locally-made beer, take a trip to Soul de Cuba for Cubano sandwiches and mojitos, digest it all on a stroll through Yale, land back at Cask Republic for a beer and some Gastro Pub fare, and finish it off with the tastes of Spain with tapas and sangria at Barcelona.
Downtown New Haven has both a vibrant past and a rich eclectic restaurant scene. There are so many options for dining and learning in the area and touring with Taste of New Haven is the perfect way to experience it all! This tour focuses on the most northern part of Downtown.
On this 4-Hour Canal Quarter Tour: Start off with tasting amazing fresh pastries and coffee at Koffee. Enjoy a wine tasting at Odd Bins Bottle Shop. Rendezvous with a crepe at Choupette Creperie. Then indulge in some delectable cupcakes at Katalina’s Kupcakes on our way to a freshly made bagel and schmear nosh at Olmo. Have a cheer of Guinness with some traditional and inspired Irish fare at The Trinity Bar. We finish off with a healthy glass of wine and some fondu at Au Chalet. Your bellies and your minds will be fully satisfied after this tour! This tour is chock full of local history, architecture, culture, sights, sounds and lots of food and drink tastes.
-All food and drink tastings are included in the ticket price
-Please bring cash to tip your tour guide
-We walk about 1 mile total
-Tours are rain or shine
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 treats 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 one of New Haven’s best pies and locally made soda. Then we head next door to Christopher Martins for a sandwich, salad and a beer tasting. The tour ventures a little into the residential neighborhood where walk and absorb the architecture and history. We spice it up at Mezcal for a taste of regional Mexican food and mezcal tasting and finish our journey off at Oak Haven for a dessert and wine tasting.
Celebrate New Haven’s Italian American history and food through the Wooster Square Tour. This tour brings guests to a variety of food venues while walking through one of the city’s best preserved neighborhoods. We start out at the famous Frank Pepe Pizzeria for apizza and beer, then head to La Bella Vita for a wine tasting, the City Seed Farmer’s Market to sample local produce, walk through the city’s first historic district at Wooster Square Park, head to G Cafe for a bread and pastry tasting, try some fresh Indian food at Tikkaway Grill, then head back to Little Italy to Abate for some pasta, salad and wine and finally we end at Libby’s for Italian Ice. If it sounds indulgent, that’s because it is!
The On 9 Tour is right on time to serve you delicacies from one of the most eclectic corners of Downtown New Haven. Held in and around the Ninth Square, foodies will find this to be the most hands-on tour around. We start at the Elm City Market, to sample, smell and see local foods and produce. After we head to G cafe for glorious bread and pastry tastes, followed by Tikkaway Grill for fresh Indian fare, then to Italy at Skappo Italian Restaurant for a pasta dish and wine and onto Skappo Merkato to sample imported the family’s Italian imports. We finish our stroll over at Trinity for a tasting of the best Irish fare and Guinness this side of the big pond!
Combining some of New Haven’s best restaurant tastes while scoping out your return shopping trip after the tour, the Broadway Chapel Tour shows off downtown’s amazing walkability within the splendid architecture and history of Yale University.
On this tour we visit Tomatillo Taco Joint for chips, salsa & limonada and Yorkside Pizza & Restaurant for Greek specialties, pizza & wine, within the Broadway District that includes stores like J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, Patagonia, L.L.Bean, Apple, Barbour and Lou Lou Boutique. We continue our food trail with Turkish meze and tea at Midpoint Istanbul and then duck quesadillas & caipirinhas at Pacifico. We end the tour in the Chapel Street Historic District around retailers including Wave Gallery, idiom Boutique, L’Occitane en Provence and Raggs for Men & Women, with desert at the famed Anchor Spa. This special tour includes a parking voucher at 56 Broadway and exclusive offers to select shops!
The Live To Eat Tour combines amazing food, drinks and atmosphere with the science and education of healthy eating.
On this tour, we stroll and sample delicious foods from across the globe, all having one thing in common; they will make your feel great! With a tour guide educated in nutrition and genetics, we will test amazing cuisine from local restaurants and cafes to make sure it all fits. Our tour starts at Lalibela for Ethiopian fare, then to B Natural Cafe for a fresh juice, Yorkside for Greek yogurt & salad, and Sherkaan for fresh Indian street food and a crafted cocktail. The tour finishes off at the original sustainable sushi spot, Miya’s for sushi & Saketinis. This tour combines food for thought, exercise for your stomach and a good stretch of your legs.
There is no better way to cover more ground on a pizza and pint exploration, than to hop on your bike and cruise through the city. This is the Pizza and Pints Bike Tour! Our inspiration comes from some New Haven originals; the first pedaled bicycle was invented here in New Haven in 1866 and we were also known for our grand breweries. We then add in New Haven’s own style of pizza, called apizza (pronounced “ah-beetz”). Considered by many to be the best pizza in the world, these Italian tomato pies are known for its unbelievably savory combination of thin crispy, crunchy crust; simple fresh sauce; and locally made mozarella cheese.
We will begin our freewheeling tour at Devil’s Gear Bike Shop where those without bikes and helmets may rent their own. The pizza and pints tour will take us to Wooster Square for the famous Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana, cross city lines to West Haven for Zuppardi’s Apizza, then back over to Downtown at Bar with more pie and their home brewed ales, across town to Westville for Ernie’s Pizzeria and we end up at East Rock for Modern Apizza.