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Taste of the Strand

Galveston, TX, USA
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About Taste of the Strand
Explore the Island's diverse culture and amazing cuisine with a little mystery, on this food & mystery casual, walking food tour of Galveston Island's Historic Downtown Strand District. Why only eat at one restaurant when you can try most of them! You enjoy generous sample, portions from some of the Strands Downtown Galveston's locally owned restaurants, experiencing their unique dining atmosphere. ​Using only the freshest ingredients in made-from-scratch dishes and original recipes. You are certain to discover a new culinary treat along this tour no matter what your style! Here on the Strand, Downtown Galveston Island's, Taste of the Strand food & our Tapas on the Strand food n' drink pairing tours. Bon ton Roulette! Keep in mind gratuities are greatly appreciated, for your tour guide specialist who is working hard rain or shine to give you a fantastic food or food n' drink pairing tour adventure! We're looking forward to seeing you on Island time! See website for more times &details
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Michael H wrote a review Jun 2020
Houston, Texas4 contributions
We really enjoyed the Tapas on the Strand Food & Drink Tour. The food and the drinks were very delicious. It was great getting to drink and eat at many of the restaurants. There was seafood, Mexican food and German food. The drinks were different at every stop. The Hurricane at the end was the best. It was a hot day but we didn’t notice because we were in the air-conditioning most of the time. If you like mixed drinks or beer they have both. We will definitely go on that tour again when we get back to Galveston
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from tasteofthestrand, Owner at Taste of the Strand
Responded Jun 9, 2020
Great to have the both of you in Island-time, it really was our pleasure to watch both of you experience what the pairings have to offer. Can't wait to see y'all on your next visit to the island.
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Scrivster wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Washington37 contributions7 helpful votes
We signed up for this tour based upon the positive reviews we'd read. Turned out, my wife and I were the only ones booked, so we got a private tour, led by the company owner and her husband. Very personable and friendly, and having lived in Galveston for most of her life, she was highly knowledgeable and connected to everyone we ran into. We definitely got our money's worth when it comes to food - far more than we could eat! Two things to note: Most alcohol was NOT included, so we had to pay additionally for beverages at all but one of the tour stops (although we were not obligated to purchases alcohol), and while the food was plentiful and tasty, there was a heavy prevalence of fried food. Not for those who are concerned about calories or dietary health. But it appeared to be an accurate reflection of the food specialties of The Strand region of Galveston. We enjoyed the experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mandymetts wrote a review Nov 2019
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We had an amazing time on our tour! Karen was wonderful and even met us in the rain! She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in making sure we had an outstanding time. I am so glad I opted in to have her take pictures for us. It made it easy for us to enjoy and she made sure to capture everything. She sent us all the photos very quickly and even made a slideshow with them for us! And the FOOD! Oh my gosh the FOOD! There was so much that my husband and I finally had to call it quits before it was done because we just couldn't eat any more! This was SO WORTH IT and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Texas Travel Girl wrote a review May 2019
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We do food tours in each city we visit. This one, by far, has been one of our favorites. Karen and Vernon took us to amazing places we would have never found on our own. Our group was small enough that we were able to interact with some of the locals to learn about their businesses. The food portions were generous. Along the way we were also introduced to a bit of Galveston history which we found very interesting. We are planning a trip back to Galveston next year and are looking forward to taking another tour with them. Thanks to you both for an awesome tour!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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mseltzer4 wrote a review May 2019
Glendale, Arizona171 contributions32 helpful votes
We have done a number of food tours with our friends from Portland to Italy. This was one of the most expensive tours we have paid for. That being said, we had more food on this tour than others. The food was as promised, from the local area. Ranging from a hero sandwich, pulled pork sandwiches and deep fried Ruben balls to wood fired pizza. As with most all food tours, expect to like some but not others. Karen was very passionate and sought to provide everyone with an enjoyable experience. Staying true to form (as advertised) this was a food tour and not a history tour. In all our other experiences, these are mixed together. Overall great experience.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from tasteofthestrand, Owner at Taste of the Strand
Responded Jun 9, 2020
Would love to welcome you back to see our shorter tour with alcohol drink pairings included in the ticket price. You will stop between 4 & 5 restaurants and several of the pairings are exclusive for our tour. Tour is called TAPAS on the Strand. Again thanks for your review.
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