Enjoy local cuisine on a guided walking tour of Ithaca's unique restaurants. During a three-hour culinary adventure, satisfy your appetite for inventive and delicious food while getting a taste for our town's history, culture, and architecture ... More info ›
Enjoy local cuisine on a guided walking tour of Ithaca's unique restaurants. During a three-hour culinary adventure, satisfy your appetite for inventive and delicious food while getting a taste for our town's history, culture, and architecture.
Our flagship tour delves into the heart of Downtown Ithaca with stops at beloved restaurants and notable landmarks in The Commons area.
- 6 satisfying tastings - enough for a complete lunch!
- Peek behind-the-scenes of our partner restaurants.
- Explore the hidden history of our city's center.
- Walk away satiated, with knowledge of Ithaca's past & present and new culinary perspectives.
Tours run weekly on Saturdays beginning at 11:30am and ending at 2:30pm. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free tastings are available. Gratuity for the restaurant staff is included in your ticket price.
Our Downtown Ithaca Food Tour is a narrated, guided tour of the heart of Ithaca. You will visit six different one-of-a-kind restaurants that showcase the incredible variety of what this town has to offer. Delicious food tastings, enough for a full lunch, will be served by these locally-owned culinary hotspots.
Between scrumptious samplings, you’ll be treated to a local’s knowledge of Ithaca’s history and culture. Your expert guide will share their love for their hometown as they showcase historic sites, architectural gems, public art, and so much more. At the end of the tour, you’ll be well acquainted with Downtown Ithaca’s attractions, restaurants, upcoming events, and more.
The Downtown Ithaca Food Tour is perfect for Ithaca locals and visitors alike! Whether you’re a first time visitor or a lifelong “townie” we guarantee that you’ll walk away with a satiated appetite and a new perspective on Ithaca’s culture, cuisine, and community.
This tour covers a 1.1 mile walking route which includes stairs.
Our tasting locations include:
World-famous natural foods restaurant renowned for their James Beard award-winning cookbooks.
Ten Forward Cafe
Star Trek themed vegan cafe featuring fabulous milkshakes, hot & cold sandwiches, and dessert baked fresh daily.
Hawi Ethiopian Cuisine
Ethiopian restaurant serving authentic ancestral recipes cooked to order.
Coltivare Culinary Center
Seasonal cuisine and local alcohol pairings served at the culinary center of TC3's (Tompkins Cortland Community College's) innovative Farm-to-Bistro program.
A specialty culinary boutique featuring high quality extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, custom spice blends, & Finger Lakes gifts.
Sweet Melissa's @ Press Bay Alley
Small ice cream shop offering handmade hard ice cream made with a from-scratch base in a rotating array of inventive flavors. Vegan desserts & freshly-baked sweets available daily.