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36 Hours in Troy – A Delicious Itinerary to Help Plan Your Trip

The city of Troy in New York’s Capital Region is perfectly located – 2.5 hours from Boston, 3.5 from Montreal, and an easy, beautiful 2.5 hour train ride along the Hudson River from New York City. Nestled right on the east shore of the Hudson River, the famous Collar City has had its ups and…

Looking for Ideas for Bachelorette Party Celebrations in the 518? Check this out…

2020 put a huge crimp in many couples’ wedding plans and related celebrations. With summer finally here and COVID regulations lifting, wedding season is returning at breakneck speed with more options from which to choose. Taste of Troy Food Tours is at your service with some delicious fun already mapped out. A creative alternative for…

Mapping Out Your Summer Travel? 4 Reasons to Visit Smaller Cities Rather than Larger Ones

When I tell people that I am from New York, the first image that pops into their mind is the New York City skyline. They think of New York City,  the Big Apple  – a  vibrant, exciting place that in its density offers many museums, well known tourist attractions, multiple restaurants representing every type of…

5 Reasons to Take a Food Tour in the 518 – Upstate New York’s Capital Region

As travelers, there’s always an important question we ask ourselves before we head out on our trip: Where are the best places to eat? In 2021, we have several added questions. Which restaurants are still open? Which ones popped up in the past year? Which ones have outdoor dining? Tripadvisor and Yelp reviews may help…

A Taste of Things To Come to the Capital Region in 2021

“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” ― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip Spring officially has arrived! I am starting to feel that I can really plan on offering food tours in June of 2021. Restarting my dormant business, Taste…

Did you know that February has two monthly observances? Black History Month and Library Lovers’ Month.

As a daughter of two librarians, the second observance was news to me. I grew up swearing I would never be a librarian, because wherever we went as I was growing up, my dad would know the librarian and we had to stop in and connect. However, I loved the original East Orange Public Library…

Taste of Troy Food Tours’ Sampling of New Restaurants in the 518 to Date

Taste of Troy Food Tours’ Sampling of New Restaurants in the 518 to Date I love food,  and I love exploring new to me or new to the Capital Region food establishments (whether they are restaurants or niche businesses.) COVID definitely continues to be hard on restaurants and small businesses, yet amazingly the news is…

A New Way to Travel Without Leaving Home

Unable to run tours, how would we find ways to replace the joy that came with walking around with hungry travelers on our Albany and Troy food tours? While there was no easy way to answer that question, we decided on one way we felt we could still be together even if we were apart….

The Ultimate Gift Guide to Troy and Albany Small Businesses

As we head into 2021, Taste of Troy Food Tours wants to celebrate the creative ingenuity and participation of our fellow small businesses. You can check out the boxes we created here, but for now, let’s celebrate the brilliant people and businesses behind them. When COVID-19 shut us down at Taste of Troy Food Tours, along with…

A Different Kind of Bachelorette Party

As featured in AAA Hudson Valley’s Home & Away magazine, special Wedding and Honeymoon Edition, March/April 2018: Spring is in the air, and wedding season isn’t far behind. A fun option for New York brides-to-be looking for a unique way to celebrate their upcoming nuptials is Taste of Troy Food Tours, which offers tours in Troy and Albany. Taste of Troy is a great way for the bride and her friends to celebrate while enjoying some culinary culture, history and magic of the Capital Region. These tours are also a wonderful way for an out-of-town wedding party to feel at home. Learn more about scheduling a private Bachelorette Party Tour Contact Us

Summer Time Travel – Explore Small Towns on the East Coast through Food Tours

Culinary Tourism is a popular trend for travelers and locals, combining sightseeing and enjoyment of unique and memorable food and drink experiences into one appetizing adventure. In addition to traveling across the country or world to eat and drink, we can be food travelers in our own cities and neighborhoods. Large cities that draw many tourists, like NYC, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, London, Lisbon, Barcelona etc. are known for their culinary delights. However, the United States has many smaller towns and cities, rich in history but a little more off the beaten path, that are foodie worthy destinations. Food tours help tell the story of a place in a delicious way; they’re about tasting local favorite foods and getting exposure to the entrepreneurs who are bringing creativity and culinary delights to their city. From North to South: 1 Maine Foodie Tours…

A 5 Day Guide to Ways to Support Your Favorite Small Businesses – For Free!

Looking for Ways to Support Your Favorite Small Businesses? Small businesses like ours are being critically impacted by the effects of social distancing, and it is hard to figure out how to support those businesses you love. The option of dropping in for a cup of coffee or tea, grabbing a doughnut, visiting a museum…

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