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Madison Food Explorers

2406 Upham Street, Madison, WI 53704
608-444-3050
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Ranked #2 of 19 activities in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Madison Food Explorers offers an opportunity to learn about Madison's history and culture via a walking food tour. Our Lake to Lake Tour features top... more » Owner description: Madison Food Explorers offers an opportunity to learn about Madison's history and culture via a walking food tour. Our Lake to Lake Tour features top Madison attractions, like the Monona Terrace, the State Capital and food that is uniquely Wisconsin – artisan cheeses, brats, locally-brewed beer, and ice cream. Enough food is served that lunch afterward is not needed. Tours start at 12:30pm, rain or shine, Mon-Sat. Monroe Street Tour: Some call it the perfect neighborhood. The mix of academics, professionals and students generate a lively, thriving, artistic atmosphere. We will explore the wide range of local food delights as we tour past art galleries, wine shops, designer clothes shops and eclectic specialty stores. This tour operates on Sunday starting at 12:30pm. « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great way to spend a few hours getting to know the city and find place you would never go or find otherwise. Time goes by fast (took wife and teenage kids). Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I would seek out another explorer tour based on this one.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I have lived in Madison for many years. We took the lake to lake tour with Andrea as our guide. She is very knowledgable and funny!! We had great food at Merchants, Fromagination, Ian's mac & cheese pizza (it was great!). Enjoyed an Indian beverage at Chautara. Always a fun day on State Street when there's a... More

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galena, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

,Andrea are tour guide,did a great job . The history of Madison and its Restaurants made it a fun . The tour started on time ,and the next 3 1/2 hr went by very fast .The mix of tasty food and history was a nice way to spend the day .We have friends that grew up in Madison , and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My husband and I went on the lake to lake tour with guide Stanley. We we super excited to eat and tour our way through Madison!! We've done 3 walking food tours prior to this one and were excited to add it to our list. There were many things we loved about this tour; Stanley's enthusiasm, the beautiful day and... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I was just in Madison for a conference, and whenever I go to a new place I always struggle deciding where to eat. Especially when a city is known for good food, like Madison is, it can be hard to prioritize. Also, traveling by myself, I usually shy away from sit-down restaurants. This tour was a perfect way for me... More

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We've visited Madison before but never took this tour. Now I'm sorry we didn't schedule both tours. The Monroe St. food tour was informative and the food was interesting and delicious. Our guide, Kyle, was great! He was a great speaker, very knowledgeable about the history of the area and a fun guide. I would highly recommend this tour. The... More

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geneva illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Both tours were excellent! The restaurant and menu selections were spot-on delicious and well-presented. The tour guides - Stanley and Erica - have thorough knowledge of the area history and are engaging and fun in the ways they shepherd the tour group along. The stories they tell of settlers to the area, the WI capital city, and University held interest... More

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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

During our first visit to Madison, we explored the city on foot, learned about its history and culture, and sampled delicious food and drink during each of the tours offered by Madison Food Explorers. Our guide for the Lake to Lake tour, Stanley, was welcoming, friendly, and very knowledgeable. While walking from Lake Monona to Lake Mendota, we learned about... More

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We just returned from a trip to Madison WI, looking for things to do. We are so glad we chose to do this tour! Erica, our guide, was an excellent guide to the sites and foods of Monroe Street. She is very knowledgeable, living in the area, to the gems of this section of Madison. We enjoyed hearing about some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A friend and I had a wonderful time learning about Madison via this tour. The food was delicious. It was a nice mixture of food/cuisine. We had fun with our tour guide Erica. She was very knowledgeable. It felt like we had spent the afternoon with a new friend.

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