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Sampling Syracuse Food Tours will provide you with a delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse. Our 3 hour walking tour includes stops at award winning restaurants where participants will sample local fare as well as visit and learn about cultural and historic landmarks.
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amishamy
Millersburg, OH62 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
My husband and I frequently take walking tours when we travel. We've paid nearly this much for tours that DIDN'T include food! We enjoyed each of the stops and sampled things we might not normally have ordered. Everything was good and we were pleased with the portions. We were certainly full by the end of the tour! (I don't want to go into too much detail and ruin the fun for future tourists.) I will say that we like the spicy tomato dipping sauce at Pastabilities so much that we drove immediately to Wegman's to buy some to take home!

Our tour guide was organized, upbeat, and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history and future of downtown Syracuse and I can honestly say that this tour has made us want to visit this city again in the future. This was a great way to spend an afternoon and I highly recommend this tour!
Written July 25, 2015
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Chris Z
Lima, New York, United States4 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. She is a foodie (loves cooking and watching the Food Network) and a history buff, so it was like combining both of her favorite things. Kate, the tour guide, does a great job teaching you about the places you eat and the surrounding area. It was a good dose of history without getting too academic which could be overly boring for some. Everyone in our group seemed to enjoy themselves and have a great time.

She tells you that the goal is to get moderately full while having a good time and learning about the food and the area. This is exactly what she accomplished. I'm only a 5'8" 150 lb man and I got enough food for a lunch. I was no where near stuffed, but I felt like I had eaten enough to hold over until dinner without a problem. The one place that was disappointing was Pastabilities. My wife and I have visited Syracuse a number of times and were looking forward to trying their food, but we were only served bread and their spicy tomato oil there. Not every place was that skimpy on the food (or else I would have been unhappy) and I'm sure that's a big part of what they're famous for, but it was still disappointing for us. Other then that, we enjoyed the rest of the tour. We also visited Kitty Hoynes, Freedom of Espresso, Dinosaur BBQ and Gannon's Ice Cream. I got the feeling that this is the standard tour schedule.

I should also note that we know Syracuse and the area pretty well and we still learned quite a bit and also enjoyed some dishes that we never would have tried otherwise. Overall, I would definitely recommend this as a fun thing to do that will give you a taste of Syracuse.
Written October 26, 2014
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Swimmom1050
Dryden, New York103 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
I've always wanted to get to know downtown Syracuse better. This was a great opportunity to do so, along with learning something of the history of the city and sampling wonderful food at five eateries. Kate is a personable and knowledgeable guide, and we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the entire experience very much.
Written May 9, 2015
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Jaimeef200
Manlius, NY13 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
I would recommend this tour to natives of Syracuse and out-of-towners! The tour was approximately three hours and two miles long. We travelled along parts of Syracuse that I didn't know existed although I am from the area. Kitty Hoynes, Dinosaur BBQ, Gannon's Ice Cream, Freedom of Espresso and Pastabilities were tour stops along with other historic stops along the way. The guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. A must for Syracusians and people from out of town!
Written April 21, 2014
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DFluvs2travel247
Duncan, Canada1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Couples
We just had to write and say what a wonderful time we had on our food tour! We were taking our daughter to university and it was a fun final day all together for us! We all loved everything we tried, even things we didn't think we would like we ended up loving! Although We all agree the highlight was the Dinosaur BBQ!!! Yummy!!!! Thanks to our great tour guide for incorporating some learning about the area into our TASTY day!! Would definitely recommend this tour! 😊
Written August 28, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I'm so glad you all enjoyed the day together. and the tasty food! I agree, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is always delicious!!
Written April 15, 2019
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Anne C
Herndon, VA183 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
My husband, my adult son, and I went on the food tour on May 2. We had wonderful weather for the day, and we enjoyed every minute of the three hour tour. We used the parking garage right across the street from the first stop. Our guide (and tour owner) Kate was amazing in her knowledge of and enthusiasm for her home town of Syracuse. Our group of twelve were all given maps at the beginning, and we managed to stay together, even though there was a very popular street festival going on along one section of our walk.

All the food choices were interesting and flavorful, and at each stop, our group was seated at a special reserved table and the food brought out right away. The walk between the restaurants was easy, along mostly level sidewalks, and there was enough time at each stop to relax and recharge.

We were amazed at Kate's explanation of all the plans to revitalize this old section of the city and make it a great destination for locals and tourists alike. The many new apartment buildings and stores and restaurants within an area of a few blocks show how well these plans are working!

We certainly recommend this as a great activity for anyone visiting in the area!
Written May 7, 2015
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Charmaine E
Tupper Lake, NY8 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
My fiancé planned a day trip for the two of us. We've both been to Syracuse but never really had a chance to explore this area. This tour allowed us to try some local restaurants we'd never been to before while touring the beautiful armory square district and surrounding areas. We also acquired a thorough education on the local history. This was a great experience and I'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something different to do.
Written October 26, 2014
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Daniel A
Plattsburgh, New York, United States1 contribution
Aug 2014 • Family
I did not know there was such beautiful sites in downtown Syracuse. The food was fabulous. Kate is enthusiastic about Syracuse, as she should be.
Written August 15, 2014
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Mweed2014
Auburn, NY4 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
This was a great tour and a delicious meal! Kate is a wonderful tour guide and the 5 restaurant stops were excellent. At each place I tried something I may not have ordered on my own but was very impressed. I have lived in the Syracuse area for over 10 years and yet I learned many new things about the city on the tour. I would highly recommend this for both a local person as well as an out of town visitor. It was a great afternoon!
Written August 13, 2014
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Amy G
6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
I loved this tour. Our guide was great! Friendly and informative. She gave us a lot of history about the restaurants and the town. I lived in the Syracuse area most of my life and still learned a lot. The food was excellent and we were given a list of other great restaurants in the area. From now on when I travel I’m going to try to do a food tour my first day so I can find places to try.
Written August 25, 2019
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