Downtown Minneapolis Food Tour

4-half
From: $42   Region: Minneapolis (View all 32 Minneapolis experiences)
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Location(s):

Minneapolis, MN

Availability:

April - October:
Select Fridays - 1:00 PM
Saturdays - 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

On this Downtown Minneapolis Food Tour, you will discover the best cuisine in the area while you take in some of the city's beautiful sights and famous landmarks.
  • Your tour provider has been featured as the best city tour on Official Best of Minnesota 2011 and in Downtown Journal
  • Sample food up to 6 one-of-a-kind restaurants and specialty stores in the area
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the downtown skyline, the Grain Belt Beer sign, and Our Lady of Lourdes church, among other sites
  • This tour is great for locals, foodies and tourists alike!


More detailed description >

Description:

This Downtown Minneapolis Food Tour will take you on a fun, cultural and culinary journey through the Twin Cities' most unique and historic neighborhoods. 

On this tour, you will enjoy sightseeing of local attractions like the downtown skyline, the Grain Belt Beer sign, Our Lady of Lourdes church and more.

Along the way you will taste food from up to 6 one-of-a-kind restaurants and specialty stores that paint a wonderful story of what these areas have to offer as well as learn about how these neighborhoods came to be the thriving ethnic communities they are today. 

Stops on this tour may include (and are subject to change):

  • Punch Pizza - authentic thin crust Neapolitan pizza
  • Kramaczuk's - an Eastern European deli and restaurant
  • Gorkha Palace - a Mill City farmers' market favorite now with its own restaurant
  • Gardens of Salonica - a Northeast gem with the best Greek food in the Twin Cities
The tour includes all food tastings which is enough to constitute a full lunch. You will also be provided with a map of the area and store coupons so you can return to your favorite places later and receive discounts!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • All food tastings are included in the price 
  • Visit up to 6 locations for samples
  • Participants can expect to walk approximately 1.5 miles throughout the tour

Duration:
2.5 - 3 hours

Maximum Participants:
You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 12 people per tour.

Spectators:
This experience is only for those on the tour.

Weather Dependent:
Tours are held rain or shine. In the event your tour is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings for this experience are final.

Experience ID:
LIF-MSP-0013



View FAQ's >

  1. What happens if it rains or snows?
    Tours are held rain or shine. In the event your tour is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions.
  2. How much food is served on the food tour?
    This tour provides enough food for a moderately sized lunch.
  3. What types of foods are served on the tour?
    Tasting locations on the tour range from pizza, Greek dessert, fresh vegetables and eastern European food. All tasting locations are subject to change without advance notice.
  4. Are any beverages served on the tour?
    Most locations have water available for tour participants. Beverage tastings may be included at some locations and participants may always purchase beverages at locations if desired.
  5. How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
    Tours generally last around 3 hours and participants can expect to walk at a moderate pace for 1.5 miles throughout the tour.
  6. Does this tour have anything to offer a native Minnesotan?
    Yes! Your tour guide hopes to introduce you to new restaurants and specialty food stores in your city as well as talk about local landmarks that you may not know as much about.
  7. Does the tour guide accept gratuity?
    Although gratuity is not mandatory, it is appreciated if you enjoy your tour.
  8. What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
    Most food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated on this tour. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking of any special needs or requests.
  9. Do we only walk around and sample food?
    Absolutely not! This food tour combines architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight for a unique 3-hour experience.
  10. Are children allowed on the tour?
    Children are allowed on this tour. Please note, the tour lasts approximately 3 hours with a lot of both standing and walking.
  11. If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?
    Children under the age of 8 that will not be participating in food tastings do not require a ticket. However, please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you will be bringing an infant or young child along with you.
  12. Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?
    This tour includes a set of stairs in the route, but can be avoided with an alternate route adding approximately 2 blocks. One tasting location has a single step in the entryway.
  13. Does the tour end at the same place we meet?
    No, this food tour does not finish at the initial meeting point. However, all participants receive a map with return directions included at the beginning of the tour.
  14. Are restrooms available during this tour?
    Yes, there are public restrooms available during the tour at many locations.

Customer Reviews:

  • Downtown Minneapolis Food Tour

  • October 27, 2014

  • 4-half

  • Minneapolis

"We enjoyed it very much. The tour was given as a gift to us and was something we probably wouldn't have thought to do on our own. We had a beautiful fall day which made it even better. I enjoyed tasting different foods and learning a little bit more about Minneapolis history along the way. "

  • Downtown Minneapolis Food Tour

  • October 01, 2014

  • 5

  • Minneapolis

"Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide; fun tour. Highly recommend and will choose another venue!"

  • Downtown Minneapolis Food Tour

  • September 08, 2014

  • 3

  • Minneapolis

"The history part was very interesting. If you are one that is familiar with the Minneapolis food scene, the food good be better. Punch pizza should not be in the mix, especially when it is right by Nye's Polonaise. It is a bit odd that it doesn't circle back to where your car is, but it wasn't too long of a walk."