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Address: 96 Blake Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone Number: 203-710-3710
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Take a Taste of New Haven! The city's latest culinary and cultural...

Take a Taste of New Haven! The city's latest culinary and cultural incarnation is led by the animated and knowledgeable historian and food and drink lover Colin M. Caplan. Take a taste that will fill you up and inspire you.Every week Colin leads a group of culinary adventurers through historic Westville. The tours included multiple food and drink stops with a carefully crafted menu that shows off some of the city's best cuisine and cultural surprises. The tours will be expanding to Downtown and East Rock soon.

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The best food tour ever!

The Theater District food tour with Natalie this past Sunday was phenomenal! Not only was Natalie well informed and personable and a masterful guide, the restaurants included on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Karen F
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Milford, CT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Hubby and I were gifted A Taste of New Haven; thus, we had no idea what to expect. I'll try to summarize so you will: There are several New Haven neighborhoods from which to choose your "taste" of the city. We chose the Theatre District option for the variety of cuisines offered; we have no regrets. We met our fabulous... More 

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C-Lion, Owner at Taste of New Haven, responded to this review

We appreciate your wonderful and informative review. Given its positive nature, we were surprised to see that you gave us such a low rating, and we are hoping that this was just a mistake. Hope to see you on another tour soon! More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

My BF and I read about food tours in many different cities and have always wanted to try one. We live in Brookfield, CT (near Danbury) and decided to try one close to home and after reading the reviews about Taste of New Haven on Trip Advisor, decided to go for it. We're so glad that we did! Jennifer was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very nice, comfortable and welcoming place. I highly recommend. Everybody in our family enjoys a lot!

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Theater District food tour with Natalie this past Sunday was phenomenal! Not only was Natalie well informed and personable and a masterful guide, the restaurants included on the tour were all very good to excellent. The food quality and quantity was better than any tour we've taken. The ahi tuna sliders and hand cut fries at Temple Grill were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Tuna sandwich, fries, doughnuts, pork belly, pizza, guacamole, shepherds pie, ice cream...wine, sangria, beer, tequila, smoothies...history, laughs, a great time. Just go!

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Cobleskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food and drink alone would make this 4-hour excursion worth it, but what really made the tour special was guide (and owner) Colin Caplan's witty and knowledgeable commentary throughout the day. We chose the Theater District tour, and were introduced to several restaurants and shops we had never experienced before, even though we live in the area. The first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

There aren't enough words to express how happy I am that I FINALLY got to experience the Taste of New Haven. A group of friends surprised me with this tour for my 40th birthday. It was a perfect gift for me, since I am a die hard "foodie" and was born and raised in this beautiful city. We did the... More 

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Langport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The tour was conducted by Colin Chaplin. Brilliant tour brilliant restaurants and brilliant food. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This an interesting way of spending a few hours with friends or a community group. You get to sample a variety of restaurants while learning a bit more about New Haven. Temple Grill and Bar Pizza were excellent. Kelly's was good. I wasn't impressed with the food or atmosphere at Brick. There were also a tasting at Wine Thief (good)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I took this tour with two friends, all of us new to New Haven. WE have a terrific time, Colin does an amazing job of weaving history, food and drinks into this tour. We ended the tour at the New Haven Symphony which was in a gorgeous restored building and the music was fantastic. The restaurants were unique and delicious.... More 

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