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On our 3 hour Cincinnati Streetcar Food Tour, we work in conjunction with some of the best restaurants in the city. We have a huge selection to choose from, so the restaurants will vary from tour to tour.  Depending on their availability, we visit We Olive for an informative tasting of olive oils and vinegar, plus a sample of wine and an array of charcuterie board tastings.

At Nicholson's Pub we enjoy an authentic Scottish dish or at Bru Burger, a gourmet burger and  inside the Contemporary Arts Center at Melt Eclectic Cafe, a new bistro, we enjoy fresh innovative salads and sandwiches. 

We’ll board the streetcar and travel a few blocks north, where we may visit Arnold’s, a quaint and quirky bar/restaurant operating continuously since 1861 or continue riding north to Over the Rhine.  In OTR, tastings are on the sweet side featuring 3 Sweet Girl’s Cakery, Quaintrelle, Holtman's Donuts or Brown Bear Bakery. Each spot is better than the next!

We head north to Findlay Market, where stops may include Maverick Chocolate, where we sample piece after piece of hand crafted chocolate made right in the store.  Another new addition is Harvest Pizza featuring a new twist on traditional pizza toppings or The Rhined, an artisan cheese and wine shop.

We venture inside Findlay Market, where we may stop at Taste of Belgium to savor the taste of a true Belgian waffle and a quick look around. 

We end our tour in the Findlay Market area with a visit to the Epicurean Mercantile Company where we tour the newest urban market in the city and enjoy a unique tasting from the The Counter located within EMC.

Our tours are more than just food.  You get an insider's view of the city as we visit some of the newest areas in town as well as famous landmarks.  We share the history, hottest spots and all the information you need to know to navigate downtown Cincinnati.  We begin out tour in the new Banks neighborhood surrounded by various sports stadiums, Smale Park and restaurants amidst upscale urban living.  We hop on the streetcar to the “Backstage Entertainment District" named in honor of the Aronoff Center and learn about the redevelopment of the theater district. We’ll pass by famous landmarks and end up in OTR (Over the Rhine) where we’ll talk about the history and redevelopment of this hippest new neighborhood. We end the tour at historic Findlay Market where there is a bounty of sights and aromas to entice your taste buds.

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Have you heard the news?  Cincinnati is rated one of the top 10 cities in the whole country to see and have we got the tour for you!  Whether you have lived here all your life or just visiting, the new streetcar is the way to see it all.  We sit and dine at three unique restaurants, enjoying a sample of beer and wine in the backstage entertainment district.  We catch the streetcar to the hip and trendy Over the Rhine neighborhood to sample more Cincinnati favorites.  We conclude our culinary adventure at Findlay Market, chock full of interesting food vendors and more eateries to try.  There is so much to see and taste on this tour, we promise to leave you full - both mind and body!  Plus you have an all day streetcar ticket to continue the fun on into the night.
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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Cincinnati Riverside Food Tours

We scheduled the 10 Best tour on-line as a side trip to attending the Western Southern Tennis Event in nearby Mason and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our week. Laura, owner and our personal guide made the experience both informative...More

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Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing on the Cincy Top 10 tour. It was my pleasure meeting you and your wife. That makes me feel good that you enjoyed the tour so much. I hope to see you next August on another tour!

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Street car food tour

It is an awesome way to learn all about the city, especially with Kat as your guide! Not only do you learn the history of the city and see where it's headed, you get to taste some wonderful good along the way. Totally worth an...More

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Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share on the Friday afternoon Cincinnati Streetcar Food & Culture Tour. Kat covers a lot of ground and is an excellent storyteller. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed everything about it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cincinnatti Streetcar Food Tour

Laura, the owner was a dream to deal with. Our questions were answered quickly. We could text her with concerns. We needed a refund for one of the members due to illness and it was processed immediately. Our guide Kat was great. She knew so...More

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Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the compliments. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour despite the bad weather. Kat is a wonderful guide and so knowledgeable about the history of the city. I hope you can join us again on one of our other tours!

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Great way to spend an afternoon

We met our tour guide Nicole at the information desk at Findley Market, She was very knowledgeable about the area and the restaurants we were headed to. She was an excellent guide, a lot of fun and gave us pointers on the ticket kiosk for...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018
A Wonderful experience, Want to try other tours by Riverside Food

My wife and I were lucky enough to be the only people on our tour. Laura, our guide, was very knowledgeable about Cincinnati history, and has partnered with wonderful places. Every bite was excellent, and the locations where we were able to interact with the...More

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Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thank you Seth. You and your wife Liz were so much fun to host. I'm glad you enjoyed the history, the restaurants, and meeting the owners. We think it's the perfect tour too!

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April W
May 17, 2018|
Response from Seth R | Reviewed this property |
the tours happen at different times. ours was an 1 pm start and lasted almost 4 hours. my wife and I were the only ones in our group -so we could take more time at places.
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