MADISON AVENUE FOOD TOUR
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Tours available Sunday mornings
Madison Avenue is the Main Street of Covington, Kentucky. After enduring decades of urban decline, it's now the Comeback Kid. We begin our journey at the stunning Hotel Covington, once a former department store. As we stroll down the Avenue, we enjoy a wide variety of dishes from down home Kentucky cooking to an Italian deli featuring the fragrance of wonderful baked bread. We step back in time to the days when this was the place to shop in all of Kentucky. The iconic buildings still stand as a monument to the glory days which are making a swift return!
PRICE $59.00 per adult/ $49.00 children age 6-10. Children 5 & under free, if sharing parent's tastings
TOUR DAYS Sundays
DEPARTURE TIME 10:00 AM
DURATION 3 hours
DISTANCE 1.25 miles - we rate this tour as physically moderate due to the distance. There are no stairs and we stroll along flat surfaces.
Enjoy generous tastings from five unique privately owned restaurants plus visit a local craft brewery.
Travel back in time as we explore the history as well as the exciting new developments taking place in and around Madison Avenue.
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What to expect from the Madison Avenue Food Tour
A UNIQUE CULINARY ADVENTURE
On our Madison Avenue food tour, we visit local family owned eateries where we taste delicious food featuring global cuisine and "down home" Kentucky favorites! We enjoy a variety of foods such as the black pepper biscuit at Coppins inside the lobby of Hotel Covington. Next, we walk to Left Bank, a family owned French inspired coffee house which features a big variety of coffee drinks. Right around the corner is McK's Chicks, a new eatery with the best barbecue brisket sliders you've ever tasted. Followed by an epic taco in a new tequila bar Agave and Rye. After a stroll through the Mutter Gottes neighborhood, we arrive at a traditional New York Style Italian Deli in the heart of Covington. We move on to Braxton Brewing Company for a local craft beer sample in a refurbished Sears and Roebuck store and end the tour with a sweet treat from Sugar Whiskey Sis. The food tastings are ample for a satisfying lunch. Guests who like to order additional drinks, may simply run their own tab.
CULTURAL, HISTORIC AND ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCES
As we stroll up Madison Avenue, we not only enjoy worldly cuisines, but our well-informed local tour guides will help you uncover old and new landmarks and share about the exciting renaissance the city is undergoing. At it's peak, Madison Avenue was a cultural epicenter, with premier shopping, banking, theaters and celebrations. Current revitalization efforts are restoring this historic gem to it's former glory, providing many ethnic restaurants a new home. From the German Mutter Gottes neighborhood to Pike Street, our food tour allows the curious traveler to discover the historic significance of Covington and it's continuing ties with immigrants from all over the world. While you're enjoying this interesting walk, our food tour guides will share recommendations and tips about other neighborhoods who are also a foodie´s haven.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE MADISON AVENUE FOOD TOUR?
All our tours provide a VIP experience for every guests. The groups are small and led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. The Madison Avenue Tour is easy walking on flat surfaces. This "culinary adventure" is perfect for natives and tourists willing to try new dishes while meeting owners and chefs, see some stunning architecture, and learn historical facts and unknown insights regarding this fascinating neighborhood. The Madison Avenue Food Tour is also a great activity for birthdays, bachelors parties, team building experiences or as a gift idea to enjoy time with friends. Rated with 5 stars on TripAdvisor, Riverside Food Tours guarantees a fun and unique food experience.
WHY CHOOSE RIVERSIDE FOOD TOURS?
We feature generous portions at restaurants that are family owned and operated. Our walking food tour helps you to slow down and enjoy the morning in a way you have never experienced before. Whether you are meeting old friends or making new ones, you will gain a whole new perspective which will leave you with sweet memories for weeks to come!
READY TO BUY TICKETS?
Ready to join us by treating yourself to some of the best food in town? Our tours fill up fast, so click BUY TICKETS or call 1-800-656-0713 to see available dates and purchase your ticket through EzTix. We look forward to seeing you soon!
When: Every Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Rain or shine - we still dine.
What’s Included: All food tastings, one alcohol beverage tasting and an entertaining guide for $59.00.
What to Wear: Comfortable shoes and casual “weather appropriate” clothing.
Where: Meet inside the lobby of Hotel Covington located at 638 Madison Avenue, Covington Ky 41011. MAP IT
Driving Directions: From I-75 / I-71, take the Covington 5th Street Exit (#192). Follow this road eastward and turn right on Madison Avenue. Street parking is free on Sunday.
What Else: For more information, please see our FAQs page.