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THE FOODS OF ZINZINNATI TOUR

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Adult Ages 11+
$59
Child Ages 6-10
$49

The Foods of Zinzinnati Tour

The foods of Cincinnati are inspired by the European immigrants who brought their hearty fare with them to the Ohio Valley in the early 1800’s.
If you love the Cooking Channel, this is the tour for you. We  retrace the restaurants and enjoy 5 of the foods seen in the show Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations ‘Cincinnati’.   On this tour, we enjoy a variety of foods that are unique to the city along with a local German beer.  W
e share the history, the stories and the folklore behind these famous dishes.
Highlights include a visit to Findlay Market to taste goetta from a 5th generation German meat shop.  We ride the streetcar to an old saloon erected over 150 years ago. There we share on the Lenten traditions in Cincinnati which inspired McDonald’s filet of fish. We enjoy the best fish sandwich in town with a tasting of local craft beer.
Next door, we visit a candy shop that hasn’t changed in over 100 years. On our way to our next stop we see beautiful architecture and story high outdoor murals.
At our third restaurant, we enjoy the World’s Greatest Reuben paired with a crispy deep fried potato pancake.
We stroll through beautiful Piatt park to our next stop, Skyline Chili. Cincinnati Chili is like no other you have ever tasted and you get to choose between a 3-way or a chili cheese dog.
We polish off our culinary adventure with a walk to Fountain Square in the center of town. We enjoy a dish or cone of Graeter’s black raspberry chocolate chip, Cincinnati’s favorite!
Our Cincinnati feast has come to a close. It’s time to catch the streetcar back to Washington Park. Or if you prefer, ride the streetcar a few blocks south within view of the great Ohio River.

Highlights

Visit 2 neighborhoods: Findlay Market and downtown Cincinnati.
Hear stories about the German immigrants, their food and customs that left a lasting impact on Cincinnati.
Stroll through Findlay Market and hear the story of the oldest urban market in Ohio.
See and hear stories about Washington Park, Music Hall, Crosley Square and City Hall.
Experience colorful multi-story murals.
Enjoy dining at a variety of local restaurants and enjoy a local craft beer.
Receive a food guide with map and advice from a local guide who knows the city.
Our promise to leave you full – both mind and body!

Tour Information

  • Meeting/Ending Point: NE corner of Washington Park. Address: 1390 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. We gather at the corner of 14th and Elm Streets near or inside the glass parking kiosk.
  • Parking: Parking is available directly underneath in the Washington Park Garage. Two vehicular entrances/exits are located on Race Street and on Elm Street.
  • Dietary Options: Vegetarians only. The integrity of the foods will be compromised.
  • What to Wear: Comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing (an umbrella if needed). Bring a water bottle for hydration in warm weather.
  • Distance: 1.2 miles total walking – The most we walk at one stretch without stopping is 3 city blocks.
  • Bring your own face mask.  The city of Cincinnati has a mask requirement for all public indoor settings.  It is a personal decision to wear it outdoors. It is not mandatory outdoors.