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Downcity Providence Food Tour

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    What to Expect
    After meeting your guide across the street from Providence City Hall at 12pm, you'll begin a walking tour on this one-of-a-Kind food tasting tour. This fully-narrated guided tour will visits at least six food tasting locations in the Downcity Arts District neighborhood. Delicious food tastings are served from both casual eateries serving up approachable, local farm-to-table comfort food to award winning fine dining plating fresh creative dishes. A few stops include a tasting and briefing on the art of 'bao' making (Chinese filled steam bun); a Parisian-inspired café, where guests partake in the pleasures of seasonal, wholesome goodness; a coal-fired, made from scratch gourmet favorite; and a non-traditional, experimental bakery stand serving up inventive sweet and savory snacks.

    Between bites and samplings, you’ll get an insider’s view of the Providence Downcity's hot modern day culinary landscape, where food, art and architecture collide in a very walkable, scenic, diverse small city. Your expert guide with share their knowledge of epicurean favorites, hidden murals and art, architectural gems, hidden speakeasies and local festivals and entertainment to be found in the creative capital.

    Sample Tasting Locations:
    • Ellie's Bakery & Cafe - A Parisian inspired bakery filled with goodness and prepared with responsibly sourced local ingredients
    • Oberlin - James Beard nominated casual neighborhood restaurant and wine bar with a hyper local small plate focus.
    • Dune Brother's Seafood - Unconventional local sustainable New England fish shack.
    • Friskie Fries - Crunchy fun-tastic fries served with savory and sweet toppings. Watch for their retro inspired food trucks and jump in on the naughty toppings.
    • Knead - Classic, timeless artisan doughnuts elevated to a whole new level.
    • Yoleni's  - A first in the US, Greek Emporium where you will discover and experience exotic foods and flavors of Greece.
    • Gracie's - A seasonally inspired fine dining establishment focused on fresh local ingredients, some grown on their own rooftop. A Prestigious, AAA 4 Diamond Award Winner 5 years in a rowThe tour will end at Gracie's on Washington Street at approximately 3pm - 3:15pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Knowledge District
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    Return Details
    Tour ends at Gracie's on Washington St. at approximately 3pm - 3:15pm
    • Food tastings
    • Local guide
    • Guide sheet & map
    • Alcoholic drinks (if option selected)
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in, departure starts promptly at 12pm
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved,1 slight incline, approx. 1.8mi (2.89km)
    • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking
    • Vegetarian substitutions available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Pescatarian diets can be accommodated at some locations, but not all, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years, if you choose the food and alcohol ticket upgrade
    • Children 8 and up must be accompanied by an adult, under 8 years old is not recommended
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately for weather
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My wife and I would highly recommend the Providence Food Tour; what a great way to sample the offerings of several food establishments and at the same time, learn a little history. This was our first city food tour, but it won't be our last. Our food tour guide, Jenny Currier,
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    We had a wonderful tour with Jenny- she was so enthusiastic and genuine-- lots of history of Providence and one-on-one chats with owners or managers of the various restaurants. I would recommend it enthusiastically to anyone, local or visiting. This was my first tour of this
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    I had such a great time spending the afternoon learning about Providence through food and drink! Our guide was Jenny and she was just as amazing as the city and the food. She was perfect. She has tons of knowledge and a very warm personality. I highly recommend taking this tour
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    We have been on many food tours and find it a great way to explore a city and find some hidden gems as well as getting a feel for the town and their food scene. This was one of the best tours we have been own due to the fact that most of the places we visited had an owner or
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    Once a year we pick an activity to do as a store. This year we chose the down city Rhode Island Red Food Tour. Very informative and fun trying out local places! The samples were generous and delicious! Check out the tour and learn more about Providence’s local downtown
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    About the operator
    By: Rhode Island Red Food Tours
    362 reviews
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    Boston, Massachusetts
    Fun and delicious Newport food tour!
    Our family of four, including our daughters in their early 20s, had a fabulous time! Our guide Morgan was fun,
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    Providence Food Tour with Jenny Currier
    My wife and I would highly recommend the Providence Food Tour; what a great way to sample the offerings of several
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    Lincoln, MA
    "Unexpectedly delightful!"
    We had a wonderful tour with Jenny- she was so enthusiastic and genuine-- lots of history of Providence and
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    Food Tour With Sara
    Sara was an amazing tour guide. She was very knowledgeable during the tour and showed us some great places for
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    Joel C
    Trumbull, Connecticut
    Looking for something different?
    We have been to Newport enough times that we were looking to do something different. Having done food tours in
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    New York
    So much fun, food and fall folliage
    Sarah was great. She took 12 of us on the most fun and fabulous food adventure. From gourmet hot dogs to
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    Chesapeake, Virginia
    Wish I had gone at the beginning of our week in Newport
    Even a cold rainy day couldn't put a damper on an awesome tour. Morgan was our tour guide and she was full of
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    Dale T
    Glendale, California
    Friends and Food
    We enjoy these types of tours when we travel and this was a good one! Sarah was knowledgeable and engaging. The
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    Medfield, Massachusetts
    Very nice variety of foods
    The tour showed us a number of very good foods not associated with the usual seafood or pub type restaurants in
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    Still dreaming about the short ribs...
    This was a fun afternoon of food, friends and learning about Newport. Sara was an absolutely awesome guide! I
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    Fun day eating away
    Went on a great food tour today. Morgan was our guide. Great young lady with good sense of humor and lots of
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    Stacey L
    Great City Tour with an amazing tour guide
    I had such a great time spending the afternoon learning about Providence through food and drink! Our guide was
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    Maria C
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    Best Afternoon Ever!
    Sara, our guide, took us through the streets of Historic Newport while we enjoyed so many delicious treats.
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    Enthusiastic Guide; Tasty Eats
    Morgan guided us on the Off-the-Beaten-Path Food & Cultural Walking Tour, sharing highlights of historical sites
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    Patricia G
    Arlington Heights, Illinois
    Great tour, great food.
    We had such a great afternoon sampling Newport’s great food and learning about its history with Morgan our guide.
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