ETHNIC EATS IN OVER THE RHINE FOOD AND CULTURE TOUR
JOIN US FOR A SATURDAY STROLL
AS WE TRAVEL THE WORLD IN OTR
Tours available Saturday afternoon
Travel the world without leaving Cincinnati! If you’re looking for fun things to do in Cincinnati, this guided culinary tour will introduce you to some of the best ethnic food in town. Ethnic food is the Spice of Life and historic Over the Rhine is home to dozens of entrepreneurs. It truly is a place where different worlds collide.
*Dine at six unique locally owned restaurants famous for their international dishes. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail.
*Begin in Washington Park and learn about Music Hall, and the history of Over the Rhine.
*Learn the history of Vine Street, known as the "Paris of America", the German brewing heritage and the effects of prohibition.
*Stroll past dozens of locally owned boutiques and advice about our favorite places.
*Experience the multi story murals throughout the neighborhood and learn the history of these public works of art.
*See a neighborhood full of beautiful churches and Italianate architecture from the mid 1800's.
*Receive a shopping guide with the list of restaurants, plus advice from a local guide who knows the city.
*Our promise to leave you full - both mind and body!
PRICE $59.00 per adult/ $49.00 children age 6-10. Children 5 and under free - if sharing parent's tastings
TOUR DAYS 1:00 PM - Saturday
DURATION 3 hours
DISTANCE 1.5 miles total walking
When: 1:00 pm
Meeting/Ending Point: Meet inside the parking kiosk at the corner of 14th and Race Streets (across from Anchor OTR restaurant) in Washington Park, Cincinnati, OH 45202 MAP IT
From I-75 South -Take Ezzard Charles Drive exit. Turn left at the light and proceed to Central Parkway (Ezzard Charles Drive dead ends at Central Parkway). Turn right at the light onto Central Parkway. Continue on Central Parkway, which will curve to the left, to Elm Street and turn left. Garage entrance will be on the right, in front of Music Hall.
From I-75/I-71 North - Take the Fifth Street exit. Continue on Fifth Street about three blocks to left on Elm Street for about nine blocks. Garage entrance will be on the right, in front of Music Hall.
Parking: The Washington Park Garage is directly east of Music Hall. There is an entrance from Elm Street which runs north and an entrance from Race Street which runs south.
What to Wear: Comfortable shoes and casual “weather appropriate” clothing.
SEE FULL ITINERARY BELOW
We begin our culinary journey in beautiful Washington Park, where the heart of Over the Rhine congregates. Here at the northern edge of Cincinnati, we'll share a brief history of the German immigrants who built this neighborhood from the ground up. Learn why Music Hall is said to be one of the most haunted places in the country!
We enjoy Hawaiian inspired dishes, a choose your own topping Indian dish and gather at the sushi bar to see it made right before your eyes. Across the street is an Asian Vietnamese fusion restaurant where the Japanese pancake is amazing. We relax in a neighborhood bar and enjoy the best tacos in the city and conclude our urban adventure at a Lebanese restaurant for a sweet ending and a cocktail.
From centuries old buildings to new business opening every day, this tour will expose you to several modern-day artisans, from designers to shop keepers. By the end of the tour, you’ll have some amazing photos in front of iconic buildings and landmarks, an insider’s local knowledge of the food and drinks scene, and the scoop on where to shop to find the most unique hand crafted items.
WHO SHOULD TAKE AN ETHNIC EATS FOOD TOUR?
This tour is great for foodies, especially vegetarians. If you love shopping and finding out more about the great little stores that dot the streets, you'll love this tour. It's an easy stroll through Over the Rhine among the hustle and bustle of a Saturday afternoon. If you haven't been to Over the Rhine, you will be amazed at the revitalization and renewal of this historic neighborhood. The Ethnic Eats Tour is perfect for locals who want to feel like they’re on vacation, as well as visitors looking for an out-of-the way foodie adventure. We guarantee you’ll come away with new insights and appreciation for this beautiful neighborhood.
MORE THAN JUST FOOD
Our tours include sightseeing, history, art, and architecture. We stroll through an 8 acre park full of beautiful gardens. We share the story of how prohibition decimated the beer capital of the world. We view story high murals and learn the origins of each. Whether you are of German descent or not, you will enjoy the stories of the hard working immigrants who developed this little neighborhood on the north side of Cincinnati. Look up and you'll notice one building after another featuring timeless Italianate architecture. You are escorted and entertained for 3 hours by a local friendly guide. Please note: Gratuities for your guide are not included and very much appreciated.
WHY CHOOSE RIVERSIDE FOOD TOURS?
Our tours are focused on making each guest feel like a VIP. We are the top rated food and culture tour in both Cincinnati and Covington on Trip Advisor. Our Ethnic Eats Food tour helps you to slow down and enjoy an afternoon in a way you have never experienced before.