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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!


Laura Tour guide June 2021-1a

I love my job and I never get tired of hosting tours because every guest on every tour brings a unique experience.  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 variety of fun new restaurants, beautiful parks, the ease of the streetcar, the picturesque river front are just a few of the reasons to plan a visit.


Jackie Tour guide June 2021

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. 

David Tour guide June 2021-1

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.

Jen BW 360×280

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! 

Katie Tour guide at music hall 360×280

I am a current graduate student in Education at UC. I grew up in Dayton but left for four years to attend college in St. Louis. After graduation, I decided to move back home because I missed Ohio so much! I love being a tour guide because it combines my three favorite things: teaching, food, and history. Being able to share my love for Cincinnati with our guests is one of my most enjoyable pastimes and I look forward to meeting every single person on each tour!

Beth Palm Sept 2021 BW 360×280

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. 

Mike Tour Guide

My wife Laura and I created Riverside Food Tours in the spring of 2016. We enjoy living in downtown Cincinnati and being so close to sporting events, concerts, great food and the city parks. As a tour guide, I really enjoy meeting visitors and answering questions about what to do and see. I also enjoy sharing the history, pointing out the beautiful architecture, the Ohio River, parks, street art murals and of course the food. We’re fortunate to have so many family owned local restaurants. They add a lot of fun and variety to our tours.

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