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 step back in time to the days when this was the place to shop in all of Kentucky. This is a foodie adventure!
*Enjoy dishes from 5 restaurants, a coffee shop and a craft beer at a local brewery - 7 stops total!
*Begin with a dish at beautiful Hotel Covington plus a tour of this chic boutique hotel.
*Stroll to the Licking Riverside neighborhood and enjoy coffee at a French style cafe.
*Visit Mother of God Church from the 1870's. You'll feel like you've walked into a European cathedral!
*Walk down Pike Street, the original turnpike from Lexington to Cincinnati.
*Visit one of the most successful craft breweries in the tri-state history and choose a beer of your choice.
*Visit the newest "moonshine bar" for a sweet ending to our culinary adventure!
PRICE $59.00 per adult/ $49.00 children age 6-10. Children 5 & under free, if sharing parent's tastings
TOUR DAYS 10:00 AM Sundays
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.
When: 10:00 am
Meeting/Ending Point: Meet inside the lobby of Hotel Covington located at 638 Madison Avenue, Covington Ky 41011. MAP IT
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 to Wear: Comfortable shoes and casual “weather appropriate” clothing.
SEE FULL ITINERARY BELOW
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! Our well-informed local tour guides will help you uncover old and new landmarks and share 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 new restaurants owned by a variety of entrepreneurs.
We begin our tour inside the lobby of Hotel Covington with a gourmet breakfast sandwich. 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 an artsy 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.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE MADISON AVENUE FOOD TOUR?
The Madison Avenue Tour is easy walking through 3 neighborhoods on a quiet Sunday morning. If you are a foodie, you will love the variety of food and drinks on this tour. If you like history, you will enjoy hearing about the immigration of the German immigrants who were largely responsible for the city we see today. Parking is free on Sundays too. The groups are small and led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Please note: Gratuities for your guide are not included and very much appreciated.
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. 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. Riverside Food Tours is the top rated food and culture top in Cincinnati and Covington. Read what others have to say!
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! Local contact: 513-289-0035.