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“Great intro to town”

Taste Newburyport Food Tour
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Owner description: There are many ways to experience Newburyport, MA however none are as fun or as satisfying as our Taste Newburyport food and cultural tour. Get a true sense of this charming New England city as we make our way on foot through downtown Newburyport sampling food from local vendors. Taste Newburyport is the most delicious way to discover Newburyport!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Came to town for a couple getaway and this was a super way to start our weekend. We were able to scout out a number of places for dinner and other events. Definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

This was our first food tour and it was great. We took the Newburyport Food Tour; our guide was Wednesday and she did a wonderful job. The tour included a number of tastings (both sweet and savory), lunch at a popular local restaurant, and bits of historical information and locations woven throughout the tour. As another reviewer noted, it's a good way to see a city. Highly recommend it as a fun, interesting, and filling (!) way to spend an afternoon.

6  Thank Lea C
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patrick h, Owner at Taste Newburyport Food Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Thanks so much for reviewing! Wensday is a great guide and I am glad to have her on board. Thanks for touring with us and I am glad you enjoyed the day out.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We love to travel and we love to eat, so when our friends asked us to spend a day in Newburyport, Massachusetts doing a foodie tour - we were excited! If you've never been on a food tour before, the premise is you travel around a city and try a bunch of different samplings of food from different restaurants and shops in the area.

We booked our tour with Cape Ann Foodie Tours, who offer tours in Rockport, Gloucester and Newburyport. You pay a flat fee at the beginning and then you are basically covered for the rest of the tour. Everything is prearranged with the tour company so you walk in and are handed food. While you eat, you hear a little bit about the restaurant or shop you are visiting. It's low key and because everything is set up with the tour company, you eat your food and by the time you are done it's on to the next place! The tour pace was perfect: slow enough that you don't feel rushed but speedy enough that you aren't bored or waiting around.

We had a great mixture of sweet and savory foods. We even had a few opportunities to try food we we had never tried before. That's the part of a food tour that's fun - you are trying samples of things you might not normally eat. Usually if you go into a town you might have a meal at one restaurant. By trying a food tour, you really get the flavor of a city.

On the way around town, our tour guide, PJ, pointed out historical sites and gave us a little background on Newburyport. It was fun and gave us a little bit of time to digest on our way to our next stop! All in all, it was a wonderful day enjoyed with great friends! We were stuffed and had so much fun walking around and learning about the city and its local vendors.

We had a truly great time on the Cape Ann Foodie Tour and would love to take their other tours some day! PJ was a great guide. He was friendly, informative and has great taste in food! If you are looking for a nice day trip or want to plan a weekend away, definitely consider one of these great tours!

4  Thank Lindsay W
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patrick h, Owner at Taste Newburyport Food Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Quite the review! Thank you for taking the time to let our future guests know what they have to look forward too, it means a lot. I am always looking at ways to mix up the tour and keep it new and fresh so please feel free to come tour with us again!

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

My children and I took my husband on the Taste of Newburyport Food Tour for Father's Day. We learned a little bit about the nautical and manufacturing history of the town and tasted a lot of great food along the way. Patrick, the owner and guide, has clearly developed relationships with all of the shop keepers we visited. They were all interesting and engaging. Even as residents of Cape Ann, we learned some new things and discovered some hidden gems.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Having grown up in a nearby Cape Ann town, I was already familiar with the downtown area of Newburyport but thought it would be a unique experience for my husband and some friends visiting from out of town. Not surprisingly, they all had a wonderful time. We got to stop at a local farmers market, enjoyed enough local sweets to ruin our dinner, and then somehow found room for a delicious bowl of lobster macaroni and cheese.
The tour was the perfect mix of learning about local businesses, history of the area, and also some local landmarks that I have walked by lots of times but never knew their relevance. I highly recommend this tour to not only people visiting the city, but those who live in nearby towns and just want to rediscover this beautiful seaport. Big thanks to PJ for a perfect day!

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