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Historic Downtown St Paul Food Tour

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    Stop At: Rice Park, 109 W 4th St, 5th St / Washington St / 4th St / Market St, Saint Paul, MN 55101

    Explore the best of St. Paul food in the heart of downtown on this indoor food adventure. You’ll learn about the Capital City's food culture while exploring the city’s rich history. You’ll sample food from an old gangster hangout and drink local-brewed craft beer from the only brewery in the country that uses well water to produce its beer.

    Stroll through some of the most historic areas in St. Paul including the Saint Paul Hotel that overlooks Rice Park

    Stop At: Landmark Center, 75 5th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1431

    And see the Landmark Center. Along the way you’ll enjoy quaint eateries that have pride in local ownership; including a favorite since 1932. Visit one of the best local chocolatiers/confectioners in the Twin Cities while eating and sipping on their hand-crafted chocolate.

    See the tallest building in St. Paul as well as Mickey’s Dinner Car, a local favorite that was featured in both "The Mighty Ducks" and Rachel Ray's "Tasty Travels" on the Food Network. To cap off an incredible tour of Minnesota’s second-largest city enjoy food from the Restaurant Critics’ Choice for Japanese food along with a variety of African and Mediterranean food. Between the rich history and incredible food, you’ll never want to leave the state’s capital.

    This tour is approximately 90% indoors and includes about 3 city blocks walking outside.

    Example tasting menu (subject to change):
    • Must eat on any Minnesotans list – Walleye Fingers from the land of 10,000 lakes beer-battered with local craft beer
    • Found only in Northern Lakes, local wild rice in a fresh harvest chicken salad
    • Fine local chocolates including, Potion #9 Chocolate Sauce, Sipping Chocolate and a truffle of your choice - 41 - 99%. Our favorite is the Himalayan Caramel!
    • Gyoza (Japanese dumpling) featured from a winner of Restaurants Critics Choice
    • Locally-brewed Minnesota craft beer (optional non-alcoholic tastings available)
    • Variety of mouthwatering African, Mediterranean, and American cuisine made fresh and prepared Halal
    • Japanese skewered chicken or beef featuring a bold Asian flavor profile bursting with savory and sweet goodness (Yakitori/Kushiyaki)
    • Deliciously sweet and salty popular Chicago Mix® popcorn
    *Tastings subject to change without notice. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated

    Pass By: The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 N Market St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA

    Stroll through some of the most historic areas in St. Paul including the Saint Paul Hotel that overlooks Rice Park and Landmark Center

    Pass By: Mississippi River, MN

    Take a stroll along the Mississippi River in the historical Northeast neighborhood.
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    Departure Point
    221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    411 Minnesota St, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
    • Stroll through the most historic areas in St. Paul including Rice Park and the Landmark Center
    • Foods from our multicultural communities; the best water in the US for creating delicious craft beer
    • Visit one of the best local chocolatiers in the Twin Cities while eating hand-crafted chocolate
    • Lunch food tasting
    • Professional local guide
    • Small group tour that includes all taxes, fees, and handling charges
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please specify any dietary restrictions in the Special Requirements field at time of booking * This tour can provide an alternative menu for the following food allergies or food choices IF requested at least 24 hours before the tour: nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, shellfish-free, pork-free, vegetarian or vegan.
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years. Photo ID required
    • All travelers will be required to sign a Liability Waiver before the start of the tour
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Popular mentions
    Me, my daughter, my sister and my niece took this tour today and it was so great! Even though I grew up just 45 miles from St. Paul and I many times worked out of St. Paul, I learned so much from this tour! I knew that St. Paul was one of my favorite cities but this confirmed
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    Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Historic Downtown St Paul Food Tour
    Responded Aug 19, 2019
    Thank you for the review! St. Paul is such a beautiful city! Hope we can see you again soon!
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    We learned a bit of the history of St Paul by engaging in this food tour. The restaurant stops were educational - I had no idea there was so much to know about chocolate - Legacy chocolates was amazing. The japanese restaurant gave us a wonderful tasting of several
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    Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Historic Downtown St Paul Food Tour
    Responded Aug 8, 2019
    Thank you for the review Ann! There are so many interesting places and things to see in St. Paul. Hopefully we can show you around to some more places in the future!
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    The downtown St. Paul food tour is a great way to explore the area, try new food, & learn some interesting history about the city! Not only do you sample a delicious variety of foods & cuisines, but you also get to meet the owners/chefs & hear why they are so passionate about
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    Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Historic Downtown St Paul Food Tour
    Responded Jul 25, 2019
    Thank you so much for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed tasting your way through the heart of St Paul. It's a city rich in both history and food and we love showing it off to our guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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    Thoroughly enjoyed our St Paul Food Tour this past Saturday! My fiance and I went with another couple and had Tim for our guide. The tour started with just the four of us and Tim and in our opinion, gave us a real great introduction and feel for Tim. He was fantastic and had so
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    Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Historic Downtown St Paul Food Tour
    Responded Jul 1, 2019
    Thank you for the review! Congratulations to you and your fiance! I am happy to hear that you had a good time with Tim. We hope to see you again!
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    My wife and I have done several other food tours in other cities around the United States and internationally and wanted to comment on this tour as it was overall a poor experience. 1) Restaurant order - We started off with a chocolate shop which was not a good idea. Coming to
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    Response from TasteTwinCities, Owner at Historic Downtown St Paul Food Tour
    Responded Oct 7, 2018
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We're sorry some of the tour components didn't meet your expectations. We've taken your comments into consideration while planning 2019's tours. Regarding some of your concerns: * The guide explained that the chocolate shop was first because it closed at 12pm, and the tour began at 11am. It's an excellent example of locally-made delicacies and it would be a shame to eliminate it from the tour. Many guests enjoy feeling a bit 'naughty' by eating sweets first! * The weather WAS hot and humid that summer day which is typical for St Paul. Unfortunately the venues weren't located on the skyway system so there was no choice but to walk outside from location to location. * The African restaurant on the tour had tables reserved for the group for immediate seating. Reflecting their roots and culture, it's a 'family style' restaurant, meaning that it's a bit more do-it-yourself as far as the guide setting up plates, filling water glasses, and bussing tables. * We'll be sure to let Kim know that you enjoyed her knowledge about St Paul! Wishing you all the best in your future travels!
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    About the operator
    By: Taste Twin Cities Food Tours
    193 reviews
    Santa Maria, California
    Absolute blast
    We went for a bachelorette party and had an incredible time. Michelle was wonderful! Made great memories and loved
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    Very pleasant tour guide. Food was decent. Nice overview of the history of the city of St. Paul. Overall, an
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    Johnston, Iowa
    Fun way to know a city
    We had Brian as our tour guide for the day. Super nice and knowledgeable. He was extremely helpful as I was in a
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Super fun even for locals
    We had a blast and can’t wait to go on our next one. We are local and learned a ton. I would highly recommend it
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    Food not that great, guide tried and was good
    Two of the food pls es were donuts and popcorn, not great. Hell’s Kitchen was good, but overall the food choices
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    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    Fun winter activity; interesting tour!
    This is more than a food tour! The stories, folk lore, and urban legends you learn along the tour are very
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Wine tour
    We had a great experience. The bus was clean. The tour guide Brian was fantastic. Doug our driver was also great!
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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Walking tour was good. Great food.
    So Nancy was our tour guide, and our leader. I was there in May 2019 so I don;t remember all the places we went.
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    Ghaziabad, India
    Value for money
    Kim was a very good tour guide.She came out to be a very informative guide.The food tour of downtown Saint Paul
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    Great food tour!
    This was an awesome food tour through an historic area and plenty of delicious shops and restaurants. Our guide
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    Denver, Colorado
    Great way to get to know Minneapolis
    The tour was able to cover a whole lot of Minneapolis and its history in a short amount of time. Our guide Nancy
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    Kansas City, Missouri
    Very Informative Historical Food Tour
    The food tour which included visit to six food places was very informative. The tour guide was local and knew a
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    Riverwalk Food Tour
    This tour was so fun! The food was all very delicious and our guide, Steve was very nice, fun, and informative. We
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    Phoenix, Arizona
    We have been on food tours in the past, but this one was very disappointing. Plan to walk a couple of miles. The
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    Great experience!!
    Our tour guide Brian and driver were awesome! It was so convenient to have our tour guide pay for one of drinks at
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