Weekend Warriors: Tours to Tantalize Your Tastebuds
Be sure to check out these tasty tours in Columbus Ohio!
Wine and Beer Tours:
Dessert, Breakfast and Coffee Tours:
- Alt Eats Ethnic Food Tour
- German Village Walking and Tasting Tour
- Global Groceries: A Tour of Ethnic Markets in Columbus
- Columbus Meat Lovers Tour
FEBRUARY 7, 2015 – MARCH 28, 2015
SATURDAYS from 2:30 PM — 5:30 PM
Join us on this van-based tour featuring some of the best desserts in Columbus. This tour will start at new specialty bakery Kolache Republic. Then we’ll visit Dan the Baker’s bakery and Toast Bar and then head north to the Pattycake bakery in Clintonville. Of course no dessert tour of Columbus would be complete without Jeni’s splendid ice cream, so we will visit their Clintonville location to try some of their newest seasonal flavors. Finally, we’ll finish our tour with a fabulous dessert cocktail created by mixologist extraordinaire Cris Dehlavi at M Restaurant (there will be a non-alcoholic drink option available for those under 21 or who do not wish to consume alcohol).
The tour starts at 2.30pm on Saturdays and will last approximately 3 hours. The cost is $55 per person.
FEBRUARY 28, 2015 – MARCH 21, 2015
SATURDAYS from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
We will visit three of the premier coffee venues in Columbus. We will start with a visit to Cafe Brioso downtown where we will discuss espresso drinks and the art of the barista. Our second stop will to be Stauf’s roastery to learn about sourcing and roasting coffee. Our final stop will be at Luck Bros in Grandview to hear from Andy Luck about how to improve your coffee making at home. As well as plenty of samples of coffee we’ll also be having some snacks along the way. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the art of coffee making and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
JANUARY 30, 2015 – DECEMBER 18, 2015
FRIDAYS from 6:00 PM — 9:45 PM
Travel the world while without leaving Columbus – this tour’s itinerary will introduce you to some of the best ethnic food in the city. We’ll experience Nigerian food and hospitality, eat Vietnamese sandwiches, sample Somali cuisine, learn about Southern Indian food, and visit a Mexican Bakery. This tour is fun, filling and informative. Please purchase tickets in advance.
Join us in our comfortable 14 passenger van, and learn about the cuisines and cultures of some of Columbus’s finest immigrant kitchens.
FEBRUARY 19, 2015 and APRIL 16, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Columbus has a lot to offer the carnivore, and not just in the form of its juicy burgers and famous sausages. On our Meat Lover’s Tour, we’ll encounter one of the most creative chefs in the city using farm fresh cuts and innovative preparations, a pair of ethnic cuisines displaying novel uses for a wide range of proteins, and a smokehouse with a long history of preparing European-style smoked and cured meats. This event is (self evidently?) far from vegetarian friendly and is a delicious overview of some of the most delicious carnivorous delights to be found in the city!
Our stops include:
– Skillet – The darling of Columbus foodies, Skillet is about far more than just breakfast! Chef Caskey will take the opportunity to display his brilliance with meat preparations
– Thurn’s – A behind the scenes look at this hundred plus year old business in which an astounding variety of meats and sausages are cured and smoked according to traditional European and family recipes.
– Apna Bazaar – This unassuming Pakistani market hides an exceptional restaurant where we will see, first hand, how they use the art of tandoor cooking to prepare delectably moist and tender kebabs.
– San Su – At this Korean restaurant, we’ll experience two types of traditional beef dishes, prepared in the Korean BBQ style.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 – MARCH 28, 2015
SATURDAYS from 11:00 AM — 2:45 PM
The microbrew scene is exploding in Columbus!
Learn more about how beer is made, taste the different styles produced and served at each destination and discover more about the history of each brewery. You’ll hear the stories behind each business and have a chance to meet a wide range of owners, brewers and craft beer experts. This tour is designed to be a fun, educational and delicious introduction to Columbus’ growing local beer scene.
Our Downtown Tour includes some of the most well established and acclaimed breweries in town as well as some of the newest and most exciting micro-brewers. This tour spans the area stretching from the historic Brewery District to the vibrant Short North neighborhood, with stops in between at breweries in the heart of the city center.
We will visit four breweries and brewpubs and depending on the day these stops will include: Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant, Seventh Son Brewing Company, North High Brewing, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company and Barley’s Brewing Company.
This brewery tour is priced at $55.00. It includes tastings at 4 breweries, a light snack, air-conditioned van transportation between all of the stops, and a guide with plenty of local beer knowledge. It lasts approximately 3.5 hours. This tour runs year round.
This tour starts on September 7th 2013 and will be offered weekly on Saturday afternoons and some Sundays. It can also be offered as a private tour for groups of 8+ people on weekday afternoons. Please check the calendar for available dates or contact us to arrange a private tour.
OCTOBER 17, 2013 – MARCH 28, 2015
SATURDAYS from 4:00 PM — 7:45 PM
The Grandview area is nothing short of the city’s premier incubator for the craft of micro brewing.
Starting in 1998, with Smokehouse Brewing (formerly Barley’s Smokehouse and Brewpub), the area has seen tremendous growth in craft brew destinations, offering a wide range of intriguing styles of beer and brewing methods.
We’ll start our tour at Smokehouse Brewing for beer sampling and light apps. From there we’ll explore a couple of the newer microbreweries in the neighborhood. Stops typically include Four String Brewing and Zauber Brewing Company. We’ll end our tour at the Ohio Taproom where we’ll be able to taste from a selection of harder to find Ohio-only microbreweries. This tour is an introduction to craft brewing in the region and is designed to be fun, educational, and delicious.
This brewery tour is priced at $55.00. It includes tastings at 3 breweries, samples at the Ohio Taproom, a light snack, air-conditioned van transportation between all of the stops, and a guide with plenty of local beer knowledge. It lasts 3.5 – 4 hours.
This tour is offered on select Thursdays and most Saturdays. This tour runs year round. Please check the calendar for available dates or contact us to arrange a private tour.
JULY 5, 2014 – OCTOBER 31, 2015
Dates vary – Saturdays from 1:00 pm — 4:00 PM
Take a 3-hour global food tour through local ethnic markets. We’ll continue on to an Asian market where among other Asian taste experiences, we’ll discover durian-you’ll either love it or hate it. Then on to an Indian market where you’ll be delightfully overwhelmed with the smell of spices and array of Indian staples. Next, we’ll visit a Mexican market. You’ll take the “Coca Cola Challenge” and see an array of Hispanic pastries, breads, and other food items. Finally, we’ll end up at a Turkish market where you can buy Middle Eastern spices by the ounce and experience genuine Turkish sweets.
JANUARY 10, 2015 – MARCH 28, 2015
Dates vary – Saturdays from 9:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Take a tour of the “breakfast mecca” and learn how Columbus likes to start the day!
It’s your chance to have breakfast with Nick on a tour of five stops that demonstrate why the New York Post called Columbus a “breakfast mecca.” The tour visits old school bakeries, a classic diner, some spicy ethnic eats, and an innovative brunch stop. Learn the stories of the long-time restaurant owners and see how they’ve been winning the hearts of regulars with donuts, pancakes, eggs, and bacon.
This tour is a special partnership between Columbus Food Adventures and local blogger Nicholas Dekker of Breakfast With Nick. Nick is the author of the Columbus breakfast guidebook Breakfast With Nick: Columbus.
This food tour is priced at $55.00 and includes: tastings at five stops; air-conditioned van transportation (to and from downtown Columbus and all stops in-between); and will be guided by Nick Dekker, aka Dr Breakfast. This tour runs monthly on Saturday mornings at 9:30am. The next available dates are October 11th and November 8th.
FEBRUARY 7, 2015 – MAY 9, 2015
SATURDAYS at 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Grab a glass of wine and come with us on a fun, informative tour of the first and oldest winery in central Ohio! During the tour you will learn about the history of Wyandotte and about the process of making wine. The tour lasts about an hour, and please be aware there are steps down to the wine cellar. Informative, educational, and fun! Afterwards stay for lunch and a wine tasting, or enjoy a bottle of wine!
The tour is free, but reservations are required due to limited space. Click on the reservation link above to reserve your spot. Our reservation system will only accept reservations for groups of six or less. If your group is larger than six people, please call us for reservations by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 614-476-3624.
Please note: Groups of 8 or more guests receive one check with 18% gratuity included. We can not split checks for groups of eight or more.
MARCH 14, 2015 – NOVEMBER 28, 2015
SATURDAYS from 2:00 PM — 6:00 PM
German Village is Columbus’ most historic and picturesque neighborhood, full of cobblestone streets lined with beautifully restored brick cottages and meticulously maintained gardens. Join us for our walking tour of German Village, where we’ll share the sights, flavors, and history of the largest privately restored neighborhood in the country.
As the home to some of Columbus’ finest dining establishments, Columbus Food Adventures will give you tastes of the best food German Village has to offer. The stops on our German Village food tour include Lindey’s (voted best restaurant in Columbus) and G Michael’s Bistro with its seasonal low country inspired menu. Katzinger’s, a deli that has become a German Village institution, has been featured on the Food Network’s show ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’. Schmidt’s, home of the Bahama mama and massive cream puffs, has been featured on Man vs Food. And, of course, no visit to German Village is complete without stopping for a treat at Pistacia Vera. Our tour concludes at Barcelona, where we’ll sample from their tapas offering and enjoy a cool refreshing glass of their signature sangria.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.