ABOUT US

What makes Riverside Food Tours unique? Our small group tours cater to you! Our local guides are friendly and knowledgeable. We choose the best restaurants and promise you won’t leave hungry. If you enjoy sightseeing, trying new restaurants and feeling welcomed, informed and entertained – this is it! Visiting Cincinnati? We are the experts in culinary adventures!

MEET THE TEAM

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Laura

I love my job and I never get tired of hosting tours because every guest is different.  We laugh and talk and by the end of the tour, I feel like I’ve known this person my whole life!  Plus being a part of downtown Cincinnati, OH and Covington KY is so exciting right now.  The revitalization of old neighborhoods, the plethora of new restaurants, the parks, the streetcar, the river fronts and all the new residents embracing urban living, creates change every single day!  I feel blessed to be a part of it!

 

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Jackie

I love Cincinnati and I love good food! I moved downtown 5 years ago to experience the renaissance occurring in OTR and Downtown. Riverside Food Tours allows me to share my passion for our city’s history as well as great food choices available in the area! My favorite meal is the short rib ravioli at Sotto (YUMMY!) and my favorite place is Over the Rhine in Washington Park and Findlay Market. 

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David

I am a proud resident of northern Kentucky, sometimes known as ” the south side of Cincinnati”. I am the guy that friends call when they need to know where to take out-of-town guests or what new restaurants to try. Because of my interest in and love of Cincinnati, years ago I created the board game, ‘Queen City Trivia”. I have also been an extra in numerous films shot in the area. What I love most about the “Top 10 Tour” is that it is like “Cincinnati 101”. You learn so much and see all the city’s top sites while enjoying iconic Cincinnati foods.

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Whitney

Hello! I’m a local gal who grew up in Northern Kentucky. I work in the Operations Department for Delta Airlines. I love working for Riverside Food Tours because it allows me to meet new people and see the city on foot. My favorite tour is the Ethnic Eats tour in Over the Rhine. Being a foodie, I love seeing the new restaurants open up and being a shopper, I love exploring the little boutiques and family owned shops. It’s a unique cultural experience just to stroll the streets and watch all the people come and go!

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Katie

 am a transplant to the Cincinnati region from the Kansas City area and currently call Newport, KY home. I moved to Cincinnati for graduate school and just could not bring myself to leave! I work as the Exhibitions and Collections Manager for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and I have a Master’s in Public History—so when I say I love history, I really mean it! As a self-proclaimed “foodie,” I love the opportunity to talk with new people about all the different type of food and beverages! 

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Beth

I am a retired educator who has a passion for the local history, arts and food of the Greater Cincinnati area. Although I’ve lived in Kentucky my whole life, I’m spending a lot more time in Cincinnati volunteering downtown. Since Cincinnati is such a foodie city, I’ve also made it my mission to dine out more! Riverside Food Tours is the perfect way to blend my passions and allow me to share my “new discoveries” with lots of friendly like minded folks. 

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Jenn

Hi! I’m a local Cincinnatian from the East side and I have been in real estate since 2008. I love this city! In fact, I’ve been all over Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky moving about every 6 months. My favorite things about our city are the history, the culture and mostly the food. I just returned from a year long trip around the world and found myself returning to my roots – moving to downtown Cincinnati. I’m excited to share my love of this city with you! 

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Zach

I grew up in Maryland and graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, but I’ve been a proud Cincinnatian since 2010! I own a historic home in East Walnut Hills, dating back to 1890, and I’m in love with the amazing architecture that our city has to offer. Speaking of homes, I’m a real estate agent when I’m not giving tours, and absolutely love sharing my knowledge and love for Cincinnati. Food has always been extremely important to me and I’ve been lucky enough to visit over a dozen countries, from China to Spain, and numerous delicious destinations in between. I’m also a proud dog dad to a chunky boy named Bo!

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Emily

I was born in Cincinnati, moved away in 1996, living all over the country. In 2014, I returned to the Queen City and I absolutely love it! There is so much culture, history, an awesome culinary scene, outdoorsy people, plus everyone here is so friendly. I’m an avid foodie, so friends come to me first for restaurant recommendations. I went vegan about 3 years ago and I am excited to share the huge variety of restaurants and vegan dishes with you on this tour. I think you will be delightfully surprised!