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Newport Neighborhood Food Tour
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Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

By Rhode Island Red Food Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Discover a new side of charming Newport—and follow your guide to many of the city’s top, locals-frequented restaurants—when you book this small-group food tour. Be sure to come hungry: you’ll venture to six different local addresses, from historic taverns and boutique hot-dog eateries to gourmet restaurants and vegan juice bars. As you go, enjoy delicious samples, and learn more about the city’s architecture and history. Upgrade to enjoy three alcoholic beverages as part of your tour.
from
$89.00
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$89.00
per adult

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Ages 6-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 3h 15m
Start time: Check availability
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English

Highlights
  • Head off the tourist trail, and visit Newport’s locals-frequented eateries
  • This small-group walking tour provides a personalized experience
  • Visit numerous local venues, and enjoy six different tastings
  • Upgrade to enjoy three alcoholic drinks with your snacks

  • All food tastings
  • Local guide
  • 3 Alcohol tastings can be added for an additional cost. Contact tour operator to upgrade.
  • Entry/Admission - Newport
  • Entry/Admission - Newport
  • Entry/Admission - Newport
  • Entry/Admission - Old Colony House
  • Entry/Admission - Great Friends Meeting House
  • Entry/Admission - Newport
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks unless alcohol included tickets were purchased.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Jane Pickens Theater


Departure details
  • 31 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840, USA We will meet at the intersection of Marlborough St and Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. in front of the Great Friends Meeting House. You will see a community garden alongMarlborough St. and we are to the right it.
Return details
  • 22 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840, USA We sometimes end in Long Wharf Mall.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42415P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise us of any allergies or specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Please advise all guests in your group to bring cash for guide gratuities, if you enjoy the tour.
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please provide us with each guests name and contact info.
  • Changing Covid Policies will apply
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 14 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42415P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    31 Marlborough St
    31 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
    We will meet at the intersection of Marlborough St and Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. in front of the Great Friends Meeting House. You will see a community garden alongMarlborough St. and we are to the right it.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Humming Bird
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Stoneacre Brasserie
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Perro Salado
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Old Colony House
    Stop: 3 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Great Friends Meeting House
    Stop: 2 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Brick Market Place
  • 6
    Jane Pickens Theater
    Stop: 2 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    The Nitro Bar
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    22 Long Wharf Mall
    22 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840, USA
    We sometimes end in Long Wharf Mall.
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Road236764
Road236764
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Great food in an awesome city!
Awesome food stops plus some fantastic history of Providence made this a great experience. Brittney, our tour guide
Greneestone
Greneestone
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Super tour!!
Fabulous way to spend the afternoon! Loved learning some of the history of Rhode Island and tasting our way throug
fruity25
fruity25
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Wonderfully planned and executed food tour
Jack gave an excellent tour as we navigated in and out of the Providence Fresh Foods Market. Jack’s knowledge was p
VOYJEAN
VOYJEAN
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New PVD Valley Neighborhood Victuals Tour -- Great Experience!
We were among some of the first to take the PVD Valley Neighborhood Victuals Tour, the new winter-option of Rhode I
abcdefgemma
abcdefgemma
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Love this for a day date or as a gift for family
Had a GREAT experience with this company, two years in a row. Last year, I purchased the Down city tour as a gift f
sabrakw
sabrakw
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Love this food tour!
We loved this food tour!! Even though my wife and I live in Providence and had been to some of the spots before, we
Experience477697
Experience477697
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Amazing guide, okay food
Ellen our guide was amazing. Great energy and seemed to really love their job. The food options were not awesome. I
jamesspease1
jamesspease1
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Education, stories of Providence, fun, interesting and very pleasant other members of the group. Ellen was wonderful.
We enjoyed learning about the history of Providence and Rhode Island, the food industry and meeting other participa
tlray1011
tlray1011
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Family fun
Amazing! Second time we have done this tour - first time was pre Covid and we took our teen girls this time. Ellen
Y1918KTkarenb
Y1918KTkarenb
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Great fun and food!
Great fun! Brought my work colleagues from around the globe - Jack did a great job sharing the history of the city,
L2688KIdeannas
L2688KIdeannas
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Excellent experience, highly recommended!
I recently did this tour with family and out of state friends and we had an excellent time! The food/restaurants al
crazybert77
crazybert77
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Great way to spend the afternoon
We had a great time with Jack as he guided us through Providence!! Each restaurant offered a wonderful tasting from
jackiekatz446
jackiekatz446
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Did this tour as a company outing and we had Jack as our tour guide and it was AMAZING. He was very knowledgeable
johncM6989VO
johncM6989VO
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Great way to spend the afternoon
Great way to see the city, walking and enjoying great food. 6 stops with a range of RI’s best bites. Jack was a gre
FitzsTravels
FitzsTravels
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Fun & delicious day!
This was a wonderful way to spend my birthday! We were toured around Providence with Jack who was exceptional in hi
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Jellybean916
Staten Island, NY17 contributions
We had a fabulous experience with Jack during this food tour- when we travel we always book tours….food, history, ghosts….you name it ! We would always say the tour guide can definitely make or break the experience so I wanted to specifically point out that our tour guide, Jack, was genuinely personable, funny, down to earth and just a great time to tour with!! The places we visited were all unique, off the beaten path and delicious with generous servings. Jack was great in offering historic tid bits and general local recommendations along the way (we stopped back into the Vanderbilt for a drink and a gorgeous rooftop view before dinner as he suggested), he also super accommodating when it can to any special dietary needs and continuously asked for our feedback- I would 110% recommend this tour to anyone, worth ever penny!
Written September 3, 2022
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TMB
Honolulu, HI70 contributions
Our guide was intimately familiar with the local food establishments. She clearly had spent time reviewing and selecting six different restaurants that all came together as a fabulous dining experience for our group of eight. Morgan, our guide, was superb. Vivacious, and engaging!And very humorous. We all loved her.
Written September 9, 2022
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justicedoit
Boston, MA2 contributions
Jul 2022
Jack was an engaging, knowledgable and enthusiastic tour guide. He knows his food and drink and local lore. He was really great about making sure the tour was well paced and that everyone felt taken care of and had their needs met. There was a wide variety of different kinds of food and drinks in different kinds of restaurants, cafes and a boutique hotel. Along the way, we learned interesting Newport and Rhode Island history and at each stop Jack shared the story of the restaurant owners. The tour primarily featured smaller restaurants owned by a family or a group of friends. The food was delicious: we had carnitas tacos, Caribbean spiced chicken with plantains, pesto and cheese toast, pork ribs, super fresh oysters, coconut creme dessert cups. For drinks we had cold brew nitro coffee (a RI obsession), rose, local beer and a watermelon margarita. There are vegetarian options and alcohol free options. We hope to do the Providence tour in the future. Highly recommend!
Written July 29, 2022
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KathyVH57
Bel Air14 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The tour started out well with a visit to a coffee shop. We were served a small sample of their coffee which is brewed for 24 hours, and a half of a breakfast burrito with egg, chorizo, cheese and beans. Then we went to a small grocery store, which served us a taco. The taco had a great taste, but was very small, about 3 - 4 inches in diameter. Next stop was a place for Jamaican jerk chicken. Again, 2 - 3 bits was served. The alcohol was about a 4 oz cup of red striped beer, made in Jamaica and available in most states. Nothing special to Newport. There are local breweries.Next stop was a Mexican restaurant, which served us chips and guacamole. Margarita was ok. Again, nothing special to Newport. We can get chips and salsa anywhere,. The 4th stop was for a smoothie served in about a 2 oz cup, 2 gulps worth. Last stop was for 2 cookies and sampling of wine, which was choice of an Argentina melbac or California chardonnay. No local wine served. While the tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable, being the concierge at a local historical hotel, the food was not worth the $64.00, and with drinks, $84.00. The website says come hungry. You will be eating afterwards. Being Newport, we didn't sample any seafood. We had 3 similar ethnic samples and 2 dessert type items, smoothie and cookies. The tour should try promote local restaurants, but also promote why visitors are attracted to Newport, famous seaport. This would help with tourism. Change up the menu!
Written July 16, 2021
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Paula S
Hi Kathy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review but I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the tastings. We do bill the tour as an off-the beaten-path neighborhood tasting tour where the locals go, enough food in its entirety for a comfortable lunch.The restaurant locations are all locally owned businesses and show a more diverse side of Newport that tourists don't really know to go. Although seafood is very much a part of food you will find in the more touristy sections of Newport in the neighborhood we take the tours through there is far less of that, we chose to take you to a couple of ethnically owned restaurants, one was a Central American style bodega with traditional street food, another was Jamaican which btw is why you were served the Jamaican beer. Unfortunately, the one day you were on the tour one of the most popular stops had an oven breakdown so all they were able to serve was chips and salsa which is not our usual tasting served with a margarita, so I apologize for that but the margaritas there are very popular. Also, a couple of the tastings you mentioned have actually changed since you took the tour for various reasons, some of which is supply related. All in all, our hope is that you see, learn and taste a different side of Newport and find it an enjoyable afternoon meeting and tasting different foods with new people. Thank you for taking our tour.
Written July 17, 2021
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Sherrie P
23 contributions
I rated this tour a 2 but would rate the food as a 5. The food was amazing! However, our tour guide Morgan was a different story. In the beginning she seemed friendly and was extremely energetic. By the third stop she had basically latched on to a group within our tour group that had younger guys and girls. My husband and I sat at a table and she sat at our table and looked over at the table with the younger guys and said can I join you you guys you are way more fun. The others at the table looked at us like they couldn’t believe what she had just said and quite honestly we were a bit floored. She hardly spoke to others and talked a bit much about her personal life. Sorry we were into talking more about the tour and food and city history and not being fun. We will try a different tour company next time for sure.
Written August 4, 2021
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Paula S
Thank you for bringing this to my attention although I wish you could have contacted me directly and I certainly would have tried to make this right by you. I'm sorry you had this isolated incident happen to you, it certainly is not indicative of who we are as a company nor has this ever been an issue in the past as evidenced in the hundreds of reviews here. Knowing the guide the way I do, I can only say that it was probably thoughtlessly said in jest, but nonetheless not acceptable. We want all our guests to be comfortable and feel appreciated at all times and I will ensure this does not happen again. My sincerest apologies, I hope you will reconsider giving us another try in the future.
Written August 6, 2021
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Arlene M
Pottstown, PA303 contributions
While in Newport RI, we took several excursions. This was my least favorite. 1) the tour guide was the third one on our visit and did not meet up to the standards of the other guides. She complained a lot about her health. She talked very fast and was difficult to hear at times due to us being on a street. The company should consider getting walking mic sets. 2) the choices of restaurants was eclectic. The food was edible, some was too spicy for my taste. At the Nitro, a coffee shop, an alternative to coffee should have been given. I tried to keep an open mind as I don’t drink coffee. I heard chocolate and cherry infused and thought..give it a try. I took a cautious sip and regretted it the rest of the walk. If you drink coffee, you might enjoy it. 3) We had taken 2 trolley tours for historic lessons, so when she began to kill time stopping at sites we had already seen and heard about, I just wanted to move on. I would have enjoyed it more spending more time relaxing at the restaurants and not feeling rushed to eat what little food I was given. Perhaps another restaurant or 2 could be added instead of the historic buildings. She also paused us near homeless folks that were making it less than appetizing on a foodie tour. She looked over at them but made no attempt to move us away from their disgusting noises. Very disappointed and probably won’t take a foodie tour for awhile. I was looking for delightful and delectable and this tour was not it. PS We found many wonderful Restaurants in Newport. Just not on this tour.
Written October 17, 2022
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Paula S
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm sorry this tour did not meet up to your standards, we recognize that everyone has different ones and it isn't always possible to please everyone. Fortunately, this is rare as evidenced by our hundreds of positive reviews from our guests. Food tours are meant to expose you to different neighborhoods or restaurants you may not otherwise find or try, with the hope you will expand your palette and might find a place you would like to go back to and try something else that you would prefer. We can't expect everyone to love everything. We do add some history to break up the tour as we walk past landmarks in the neighborhood to keep it interesting for everyone, many who have not taken multiple tours while visiting, guests have often told us they did not expect it and were happy to learn something they didn't know. Walking food tours are a breed of their own and there are many facets and logistics involved in them, which I do not expect guests to know but there are too many to go into here. As opposed to other tours that do not have food in them or tours that are in vehicles. Because we are walking in a neighborhood in a city you will run into all kinds of people. Sadly yes, sometimes even homelessness, which is a problem in most cities in the country today. It sounds like you would be more inclined to appreciate a private tour with a driver which could be more tailored around your preferences. Thank you again for taking our tour.
Written October 18, 2022
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Samara W
7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Business
This was an all around incredible experience! We went as a staff outing and were so thrilled with the tour. Our tour guide Jack was so knowledgeable about not just the restaurants we visited, but also the neighborhood we walked through and Newport history. So much diversity in the selection of tastings, allergies were well accommodated, and some of the restaurant owners even came out to greet us! Might have to sign up to go again
Written July 26, 2022
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Lisa T
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Spent a very warm afternoon on the Newport Food Tour with Jack as our guide. He did a very good job of finding shade, great food and providing historical information in an entertaining way. We have visited Newport a few times and it was fun to explore an area we were unaware of with so many food options. Looking forward to our next visit!
Written July 25, 2022
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Jean
Warsaw, United States7 contributions
Sep 2021
The selection of restaurants was nice and showcased several smaller restaurants with unique offerings. We enjoyed hearing some history as we walked between restaurants; however, our tour guide was very theatrical and called more attention to herself rather than using the time to highlight the town.

We would have found the tour much more enjoyable with a more subdued and informative tour guide.

Masking and social distancing were not enforced or encouraged.
Written September 13, 2021
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Thank you for taking our tour and leaving a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food, restaurants and history shared with you on our tour by our guide, so overall I would say it we achieved what we set out to do. Regarding our Covid Policy, which is on our website and is sent to each ticket purchaser in their confirmation. Essentially it is that we are requiring everyone to wear a mask inside every restaurant unless eating. This is not necessarily the restaurants policy or is it our state requirements, so we do not ask our guides to police it throughout the day, we are not in the business to be confrontational. We ask that everyone respect our decision to mask up inside for the health and safety of all our guests and restaurant partners. Our guides should be addressing this at the onset of the tour and I will reinforce this with them going forward. Ultimately, we want our guests to feel safe and comfortable through the course of our day together and if anyone chooses to wear a mask outside or wishes to sit at a separate table if they let us know we always do our best to accommodate them and their various comfort levels. Our guides are an important part of our tours and we recognize that everyone has different expectations from them, but I must say 99% of our guests seem to enjoy someone that is entertaining. In this case our guide happens to be someone that does act professionally in theatre. At the end of the day, everyone is unique and we welcome diverse personalities as our guides and guests. Though many of our guests find they make a nice new connection to the city with our guides who shares many hidden gems and things they should do while visiting, it may not be realistic for everyone to completely gel, as they say "C est la vie" such is life. Thank you again for taking our tour!
Written September 14, 2021
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Lorraine S
8 contributions
Nov 2021
The perfect way to see Newport and taste the foods of the neighborhood. Jack was our guide and he was absolutely amazing. His sense of humor and knowledge of each restaurant and neighborhood history was not only fun but informative. All of the restaurants were hidden gems, each with their own speciality and flair. We had a fun group of people that joined my husband and myself, which made for a fun afternoon. This food tour is a must if you're in the Newport area.
Written November 29, 2021
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