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-Make the most of your time - enjoy six tastings of locally, sustainably and responsibly sourced food at nationally-acclaimed restaurants.
-Deepen your understanding of the farmers, fishermen, foragers, and chefs whose efforts fill our plates.
-Have an authentic experience by discovering Maine’s advantages, challenges, and innovation in the food sector.
-Meet local chefs and enjoy a behind the scenes VIP experience.
-Be entertained by our knowledgeable and passionate local guides eager to satisfy your appetite and thirst for all things related to Maine.
-Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

Our restaurant partners tell the story of the Maine food system through their menus; each is unique and each is rich in local ingredients.

Our name represents the restaurant’s relationship with the community – the local farmers, fishermen, brewers and craftsmen that create the uniquely Portland experience.

EVO Kitchen + Bar
EVO kitchen + bar cooks contemporary Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired food using local, seasonal ingredients.

Solo Italiano
Solo Italiano represents truly authentic, Italian cuisine. All components are prepared by hand and are fresh from the farm and sea.

Scales is a local seafood restaurant focusing on the best quality ingredients sourced locally whenever possible.

East Ender
East Ender is a casual, two level restaurant located on Portland’s food famous Middle Street.

Piccolo is a restaurant where everything is made with the best local produce, fish, meat, and the finest imported Italian ingredients.

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Maine Food for Thought Tours

Uncover Portland's culinary scene as you eat your way through the historic Old Port area with this small-group walking tour. You and your fellow food tasters will get a chance to try cuisine from six of the best area restaurants -- be prepared for everything from Italian fare to locally sourced seafood. You’ll also get an insider’s look at the local food scene, with the opportunity to meet local chefs at some of your stops.

  • Guided tour with an entertaining food-loving guide

  • Taste all sorts of food from six local restaurants

  • Small group tour limited to 12 people for an intimate feel

  • Meet local chefs and learn about their visions and creations
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful Food Experience

We enjoyed this tour so much. Not only was the food extremely tasty at all locations and very typical of the area but the tutorial that accompanied each stop was extremely informative about the farm to table process and Maine agriculture and aquaculture and commercial...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago
A Must for Portland regulars too!

Each of the six restaurants we visited gave a fantastic education of the farm-to-table Maine Food System process that local restauranteurs and famers have painstakingly established in order to deliver us the best ingredients for some of the best meals available. Grateful for Bryce's expertise...More

Thank Gil C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fine food, fine guide

A most enjoyable three hours visiting six restaurants, meeting their chefs, sampling their signature dishes, and listening to Bryce’s well-prepared discussions of the mostly-local origins of the ingredients and how they got from the soil or sea to our plates.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best Tour in Portland

Great tour with lots of interesting information. The restaurants were to notch and everything was delicious.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Must do!

We had the pleasure of going on this food tour. Each place we ate was fantastic! Loved meeting the Chefs! Some of these places are tough to get a reservation. Great way to visit them. Very interesting and informative tour. Our guide was the owner,...More

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July 31, 2018|
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Response from JohnQPublic007 | Reviewed this property |
As of the moment there is only 1 space available. Maybe that is keeping you from purchasing 2 tickets.
June 27, 2018|
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Response from rbp_parker | Reviewed this property |
Don't see why they wouldn't have the tour. Best to give them a jingle.
June 17, 2018|
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