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Minneapolis Riverwalk Food Tour

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    Stop At: Gold Medal Park, Second Street and 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

    Your food tour along the river in Minneapolis starts at Gold Medal Park, where you'll meet your guide.

    You'll be introduced to a variety of culinary highlights in the city as you sample dishes at the first Thai restaurant in Minnesota, drink regionally brewed craft beer along the oldest street in Minneapolis, and enjoy a local favorite—cheese curds. Taste pasta at an eatery in the historical Chase building, sample homemade gelato, and nosh on savory European-style baked bread as your stroll through the farmers' market.

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    Stop At: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163

    In addition to food tastings, you'll also visit the Mill City Museum

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    Stop At: St. Anthony Falls, West River Road and Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

    Stroll by the Guthrie, and admire views of St. Anthony Falls as you cross the Mississippi River on the Stone Arch Bridge into historical St. Anthony on Main. Learn about the history of both these neighborhoods, and enjoy chatting with other food-loving participants. By the end of the tour, you'll have an appreciation for these distinct districts that some visitors never see.

    Example tasting menu (subject to change):
    • Unique mouth watering pasta with an amazing atmosphere
    • You haven't been to Minnesota until you've tried the Cheese Curds!
    • Dessert from a local chef Nominated for the James Beard award and featured on many baking TV shows
    • Authentic fresh Thai spring roll from the first Thai restaurant in Minnesota
    • Variety of Minnesota brewed craft beers (non-alcoholic tastings available)
    • Delicious and most popular Thai dish, you better eat it all, you don't want to enrage the "God of Rice"
    • Gelato that is sure to please your taste buds
    • Gooey cheese-bread made from a local bakery
    • Award winning coffee including local favorite Noreast Mud (only in private tours)

    Please note: Some tastings are only available on specific tour dates. Market is closed for Thursday tours. Tastings subject to change without notice. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. The Mill City Museum is closed on Thursday evenings.

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    Stop At: Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge, 100 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

    Walk along the Stone Arch Bridge into historical St. Anthony on Main

    Pass By: Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252

    In addition to sampling food, we will also stroll by the local Farmers Market, Mill City Museum and Guthrie Theater
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
    Return Details
    Northeast Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    • Enjoy food at the first Thai restaurant in Minnesota, home-made gelato, and local brewed beer
    • You'll visit the Mill City Museum, stroll by the Guthrie, enjoy gorgeous views of St. Anthony Falls
    • Lunch food tasting
    • Professional local guide
    • Small group tour that includes all taxes, fees, and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - Mill City Museum
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking
    • Please specify any dietary restrictions in the Special Requirements field at time of booking
    • * This tour can provide an alternative menu for the following food allergies or food choices IF requested at least 24 hours before the tour: nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, shellfish-free, pork-free, vegetarian or vegan.
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years. Photo ID required
    • All travelers will be required to sign a Liability Waiver before the start of the tour
    • Wheelchair accessible, please advice at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    Our food tour was absolutely amazing! Steve was the best guide! He had a great sense of humor/personality and was extremely knowledgeable about the area! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a fun and new experience. :)

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank smithe524
    Rebecca P, Owner at Taste Twin Cities Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2019

    Thank you for your review! I am happy to hear you had a great time with Steve. We would love to see you again!

    Reviewed 29 May 2019

    I really enjoyed this tour. I've lived in Minneapolis most of my life and still learned a lot of interesting history. It was a beautiful day for a long walk and our guide, Andrea, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. My only criticism is that the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Liz H
    Rebecca P, Owner at Taste Twin Cities Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2019

    Thank you for the review! I am glad you had a good time! Andrea is amazing, and very passionate about the tour. It would be nice if the gelato could be at the end; but the tour was not designed to be progressive, and due...More

    Reviewed 17 September 2018

    My daughter just moved to the Twin Cities and I thought this wouldn't be a great way to acclimate her to downtown. It was a spectacular evening and our guide, Andrea, was very warm, friendly and knowledgeable about history and cooking! I was a little...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    TasteTwinCities, Owner at Taste Twin Cities Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

    We're very happy you and your daughter joined us for this tour. Andrea is indeed very knowledgeable and passionate about Minneapolis and food - a great combination for a welcome to town! Thank you for the kind review; we hope to see you both again...More

    Reviewed 17 September 2018

    We were given the food tour as a gift and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a great variety of food which was delicious. Our guide, Andrea, was very knowledgeable. We learned some interesting facts about Minneapolis and went across the Stone Arch Bridge for...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Maureen1973
    TasteTwinCities, Owner at Taste Twin Cities Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your tour. We're delighted you enjoyed your gift of experiencing Minneapolis's food scene! If you'd like another food tour (including a stop featuring cheese curds), you might enjoy our St Paul food tour which also...More

    Reviewed 28 August 2018

    Overall the tours was good. The food was all good. The pasta at The Old Spaghetti Factor was wonderful, but I was disappointed that this is a chain restaurant all over the US. The owners aren't from MN. The history and information shared by the...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank U3428HNmichellel
    TasteTwinCities, Owner at Taste Twin Cities Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad you enjoyed the food and history. The Old Spaghetti Factory is selected because of the historic building housing it, and for its fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. I'm sorry to hear you were left behind; we'll speak...More

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    17 July 2018|
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    Response from d0rrainea | Reviewed this property |
    Our private tour took 4 or 5 hours, I believe.
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