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“Overall great, local food.”

Denver Gourmet Tours
Ranked #70 of 81 Tours in Denver
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Owner description: Join us on a tasting tour to meet Denver's premier local gourmet food producers and purveyors. This isn't some big, impersonal, stay-behind-the-velvet-ropes tour. Our small group tours are intimate, informal, hands-on and fun. Each stop on our tasting tours brings you front and center to see and experience truly gourmet products, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what makes gourmet taste so good. We also plan progressive dinners, cooking classes, parties, tours and corporate team building events for groups, clubs, reunions and businesses.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our tour started at Denver Beer Co, a cool little brewery in an great old building. The beer was delicious! We had food from Harvest food truck and the owner came out and talked to us for awhile. Then we went to a pizza "restaurant" that operates outdoors with a portable wood oven. Delicious! The owner spoke to us about the restaurant and made 5 different pizzas for us to sample. Then we went to Gigi's cupcakes and each picked a cupcake to try. Next was Rocky Mountain Chocolate Co where we sampled fudge and caramel apples. Delicious! Lastly we went to EVOO Marketplace for gourmet olive oil and vinegar. The tour guide was friendly and helpful. I give the tour a 4/5 only because Gigi's and Rocky Mountain are chains and are widely available throughout the country. Also, the directions on getting to the meeting place were too vague for out-of-towners. We had a difficult time finding parking and meeting the group. Overall, worth the $50 ticket. A nice way to try some local food in downtown Denver.

2  Thank suzbeern
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Bought two groupons for tours. Your groupon is only good for a subset of the available tours. If I want to use my groupon, things are pretty much sold out for the rest of the year. If I'm willing to pay $50 a person, there seem to be spots available. That really goes against the spirit of groupon.

Two emails to them later, I haven't received a response. It may be an entertaining tour but don't bother trying this with a groupon or other voucher.

8  Thank Washout
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ChellyV, Owner at Denver Gourmet Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2012

While I appreciate Washed Out's frustration with the reservation process, tours go all year round and Groupons, Living Social, etc. certificate holders have first priority in booking. Certificates are valid on ALL of the walking tours except the progressive dinners, which are only held once a month, which leaves between 10 and 20 events per month that certificates are valid on and there are still tickets available for the summer tours. Additionally, this is on the front page of our website:

"Thanks for purchasing a daily deal certificate for a delicious Denver Gourmet Tour. We have expanded the tours that your certificates are valid on to include the Gourmet Tour, the Downtown Gourmet Tour, the Taste of the Highlands Tour, the Gourmet Street Food Tour and the Taste of Lodo Tour.

Our tours run all year round and we are currently working on our fall tour schedule. If you would like to be notified when the new schedule is available and reservations can be made, please send an email we will be happy to email you when the schedule is ready."

Thank you - Chelly Vitry, owner - Denver Gourmet

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Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

We signed up for the tour expecting to visit several food places and sample some exciting foods. Not the case. Big hike for some ice cream preceded by a poor presentation of how ice cream is made. The visit to Shangri-La was good. Great paninis! Spending 30 min in a spice shop was way too much and should be skipped. The Pearl St tour in Boulder is much better. We were disappointed to say the least. Over priced for what you get.

4  Thank GeeandVee
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

I've never gotten the chance to try food trucks recently, but this tour took us to three, plus a fairly new brewpub and a small bakery. We got tastes at each stop and the owner gave us a rundown on how the business got started and an insight into how they were doing. All the food was great. The beers were pretty good and all were interesting the brewpub is still finding itself and so brews a lot of different beers. If they (Denver Beer Co.) becomes successful and grows, I suspect that the selection will narrow, so going right now is pretty interesting. Chelly knows her business and everything went without a hitch.

2  Thank rjsteinborn
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We started out at the Denver Beer Company for a flight of tasters. They had good beers, and Casey was very informative on the process. The staff was personable, really enjoy what they do, and the fact we were there. Then, on to three separate food trucks, with very different fare. We got enough at each to get a good taste, but not so much we were overstuffed. Then, off to a small but elegant bakery where we got some tasty bites, and got to decorate our own cupcakes. We will definitely go back to all the stops (already been back to the Denver Beer taproom). The only thing is, we don't want to get an entire Argentinian Sausage Sandwich because we would be too full to try the cheese fritters or barbecoa tacos, or the pecan bars. Obviously, the guide and owner took the criticisms from the other reviews to heart. We had a very different experience than any of the other reviewers. We did it on a day with perfect weather, all of the purveyors of food were really nice, personable, engaging and answered our questions cheerfully. We'll do this tour again, with a fun group of friends. I'll watch for the Groupons and definitely buy future tours.

2  Thank TezzaS
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