Within walking distance of Seattle’s Pike Place Market—and its dizzying array of fresh produce, sensational seafood and unique eateries—the Hyatt at Olive 8 inspired us to find the best ways to get a taste of a city. And food tours became our answer.
Photos courtesy of Chicago Food Planet Tours, Savor Seattle, Michelle Topor’s Boston Food Tours and Foods of New York Tours
Here are a few of our favorite guided gourmet walking tours:
Savor Seattle Pike Place Market Food and Cultural Tour: Sample more than 16 bites and sips—including crab cakes, chowder and cheese—during a 2-hour tour of this 105-year-old landmark.
Chinatown San Francisco Tours: Try Dim Sum, fortune cookies, teas and more on a 3-hour tour of this popular neighborhood.
Chicago Food Planet Bucktown/Wicker Park Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour: Visit 6 authentic mom-and-pop establishments and ethnic eateries in this local artists’ community.
Michele Topor’s Boston North End Market Tour: Experience life in “Little Italy” as a local, with stops at a green grocer, salumeria, pasticcerias and an enoteca.
Foods of New York Tours Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District: Explore this 112-year-old-landmark building (the birthplace of the Oreo!) and became an insider on gourmet foods and flavors.
Category: Around Town
, Wine & Dine
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Picture this: You’ve just polished off a gourmet cupcake at one of 50 food stalls and trucks, and you’re about to make your way to the Beer Pavilion for a refreshing pint. As live music drifts across Pennsylvania Avenue and the sun sets over the Capitol Building, you think to yourself: God Bless America (and $3 tasting menus).
When it comes to food trucks, we consider ourselves experts. This year’s Taste of DC event crossed our radars because of its many eateries, live music and—for the truly daring—2nd Annual World Chili Eating Championship. And it’s located just a short stroll from many of D.C.’s finest hotels (we’re currently loving Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel).
Taste of DC takes place from October 6th through the 8ththis year. Trust us—you won’t want to miss this.
Photo courtesy of Taste of DC
Category: Exciting Events
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