Maine Food for Thought Tours
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Maine Food for Thought Tours

Maine Food for Thought Tours
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Taste Maine's Bounty and Discover the Story Behind the Plate. Through a series of locally sourced and harvested dishes, you’ll learn how Maine’s people, environment, and economy interact to shape a celebrated food destination.
Portland, United States

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Simone A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
I was able to take the virtual tour from my home in Chicago with a group of friends from all over who also experienced the cancelation of summer plans due to Covid. This was a ton of fun and allowed us to continue to learn something new, and look forward to planning something in the future! We all left wanting more and cannot wait until it is safe to travel to do the live tour and experience all the great learning and food we discussed!!! Thank you Maine Food for Thought, this was a great experience.
Written 14 August 2020
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Sally E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I loved the virtual tour! We all sipped wine while learning about the kelp and history of Maine. Thank you for providing an engaging experience whether in person OR online!
Written 7 August 2020
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Michelle H
Dorado, Puerto Rico119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just got done with this tour. It was amazing and definitely recommend. We hit 5 restaurants with great ambience and the food at each was amazing. In addition to the great food, the tour was really informative with regards to how food in Maine is sourced and will make you think about what you can do to help when you make food choices in general. Absolutely worth the time and money!
Written 14 March 2020
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Thank you so much for joining us on this tour and for the review. It is greatly appreciated! It was a pleasure to have you and hope, when our world is in a healthier place, we will be able to see again.
Written 4 May 2020
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Brian D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Portland's food scene rivals cities 10 times it's size. This tour brings not only great food but the personal stories of those who put their soul into delivering it.
Written 8 March 2020
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Thanks for coming on our tour, Brian! I am really glad you were able to join us on our "opening day" tour this season! We definitely do pay homage to the incredible men and women in Maine who operate across the supply chain to deliver world class and sustainably sourced food.
Written 9 March 2020
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kafcooks
Portland, ME15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I took my 16-year-old daughter on the tour and we loved every minute of it. The Maine Food For Thought tour is singular in how it combines food, history, sustainability, economics, and its chef and maker partners into one fantastic experience. As a local, I learned so much and felt an immense sense of pride in the place I call home. I was worried that my daughter would be bored, but she was not. She LOVED the food and the opportunity to walk around the Old Port in a way we had never done before. Our tour guide Bryce was kind, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. We have our local haunts where we normally eat in town, so it was great to try new places like Solo Italiano Bistro. We loved the pesto pasta - so much so that we went back to Solo Italiano for my birthday dinner. This tour is a gift to our region and I HIGHLY recommend it for both locals and tourists alike.
Written 1 March 2020
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Thank you so very much for joining us on a tour. It meant a lot that you and your daughter were able to be a part of the experience. Yes, no doubt, Paolo's pesto at Solo Italiano is definitely something special! We're glad you were able to go back for your b-day. Great choice!
Written 5 March 2020
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Jaime E
Tarrytown, NY41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This food tour is much more than just a delicious foodie stop. It's a walking history of how our food makes it to our table. I just wish we had brought our teens on the tour with us, they would have enjoyed it as well. We learned so much while enjoying a taste of several different cooking styles. The tour is well organized, each stop is hand-picked by the owner, and you never feel rushed. We would definitely do it again!
Written 21 February 2020
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We so enjoyed having you and your husband on our tour, Jaime! We are glad you enjoyed it and we also appreciate your thoughtful insights too. That really meant a lot! We hope the opportunity presents itself that we can have you join us on a tour again.
Written 5 March 2020
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Sightseer787314
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is more than a food tour. My husband and I enjoyed the wonderful small plates at each of the restaurants we visited but we also toured a working lobster wharf and were fascinated by the stories Bryce, our tour guide, shared about Maine's food "system".
Written 21 December 2019
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Thank you so much for joining us on our tour last weekend. It was a real pleasure to have you and we are glad you enjoyed the food and stories that make up our food system!
Written 26 December 2019
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Woodbee
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Just amazing! My husband and I enjoyed this tour implicitly. The time and energy spent creating this walk/tour exemplifies their love of this beautiful city. The talented chefs and their histories. These restaurants working to use locally sourced foods and ingredients to make unbelievably fresh, fantastic, innovative, delicious dishes. You are going to want a fully prepared meal from every restaurant on the list. Loved our guide, freakishly knowledgeable, I think he should run for president. Overall,...lovely experience! We were fortunate enough to have his daughter along for the tour, an absolute gem, pretty soon she may show up her father.
Written 15 December 2019
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Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour last Saturday, even in the driving rainstorm we had that day! Connecting the food with the education is really what it is all about for us. We are admittedly biased on this but we think our daughter is an absolute gem as well and is always welcome to show us up!
Written 16 December 2019
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KathleenHall1700
Camino, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Thank you so much for a fabulous tour! The owner, Bryce, was our guide and was so knowledgeable and made it very fun. The food was outstanding and we enjoyed meeting the chefs, who rightly took great pride in their creations. Thank you for our first food tour and the bar has now been set very high!
Written 1 December 2019
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Thank you for the review, Kathleen! We are glad you and your family were able to join us last weekend, particularly coming in from locations as near as Boston and as far as California! We are glad you enjoyed both the food and the education associated with our tour and hope, this being the first food tour you have been on, that you are able to enjoy future food tours ahead in other places you visit!
Written 2 December 2019
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trishfla
florida28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
i like to take a food tour when i visit new places and this one did not disappoint. we have fabulous food while learning about portland. the focus here is not just on food but on locally derived items on the menu. the hosts & restaurateurs are very informative and passionate about what they are presenting.

con: parking is hard to find and expensive in town. if you can uber, do that.
Written 29 November 2019
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We are glad you were able to join us on the tour, Trish, and that you enjoyed the food and education we have put into this experience! Admittedly, parking can be a bit hit or miss in Portland and sorry that part of the experience was more challenging.
Written 2 December 2019
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