Six Weird Food Tours in America

Six Weird Food Tours in America
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Six Weird Food Tours in America

Explore a city's culinary landscape with one of these six weird yet fun food tours.

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Historic Inns of Rockland, Maine: Pies on Parade Tour

To celebrate National Pie Day (January 23), the town of Rockland holds the biggest pie event in New England by holding their annual Pies on Parade Tour, where you can sample more than 45 different pies at restaurants and inns. Fare includes savory eats like shepherd’s pie and pizza pie and sweet treats like whoopie pies and the signature Key LimeRock Pie at LimeRock Inn. You can buy tickets for the Inn-to-Inn Tour or make a weekend out of it with a one or two-day Pie Tour package.

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Houston Culinary Tours: Pig

Acclaimed chefs Chris Shepherd and Robert del Grande share their favorite places to find and eat the city's best pork in this five-hour long tour. One stop includes a sustainable shop in the Heights called Revival, known for its heritage breed meats sold directly from farm to customer, where visitors observe a butcher breaking down half a pig by cutting and even sawing through the meat.

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Savor Seattle: San Juan Islands Gourmet Kayak Expedition

For the gourmand who enjoys nature, Savor Seattle offers the uniquely luxurious experience of exploring the picturesque San Juan Islands by kayak while dining on gourmet cooked-to-order meals like grilled salmon with smoked sea salt and rosemary olive oil cake with macerated fruit. Paddles along island shorelines and scenic hikes are followed by campsite happy hours with local wine.

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Milwaukee Food Tours: “Bloody Third Ward” Bloody Mary Brunch Tour

This unique Sunday brunch tour explores the history of Milwaukee’s Third Ward, once known as the Bloody Third Ward, with Bloody Mary cocktails in hand. Visitors enjoy four 6-ounce samples along with family-style brunch fare during the popular one-mile walking tour.

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New York Chocolate Tours: The Luxury Chocolate Tour

Explore Manhattan’s Upper East Side to discover and sample some of the finest chocolates made from the best cacao by one of five European chocolatiers in New York City. The price of your tour ticket includes two samples from each stop and promises chocolate-induced euphoric bliss.

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A La Carte Food Tours: Doggie Lovers’ Foodie Tour

For dog lovers of all kinds, this Columbus, Ohio-based food tour starts at the city’s newly built dog shelter and makes pit stops at some of the best places for baked goods (for human and doggie treats alike), gourmet hot dogs and Skyline’s classic Cheese Coney secret-recipe chili dogs. A portion of the ticket price goes to organizations like Friends of the Shelter, benefiting sick and injured shelter dogs, and Woof (Worthington Organized Off-leash Friends).

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There's no better way to get to know a city than to eat through one, and many cities offer a variety of food tours to showcase the best of their culinary landscape. We've stumbled upon some strange itineraries, from gourmet kayaking getaways to whole hog eating adventures, and share with you the best six we've found.

Check out our slideshow above to discover six unusually awesome food tours.

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