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Things to Do with 36 Hours in Albany

Photo: Amy Koren-Roth   The historic city of Albany, NY was founded more than three centuries ago and each year has more and more to offer. Whether you’re planning a staycation in Albany or want to vacation in the capital region for a weekend, the city will provide you with a summer weekend that can’t…

Expert Insider Moment: 5 fun foodie things to do in the 518 for under $15

The following list is proof that exploring our local food scene doesn’t need to be expensive. You just might need an expert to show you how to eat deliciously yet affordably.  As a serious tea drinker, I drink copious amounts of tea (brewed from a broad selection of loose teas.) We are lucky in the…

Travel 2022 COVID Style

Food is a tasty way to sample a cuisine, a country, a region and even your home turf. When you travel, being on location will engage all of your senses with different views, unusual sounds and unfamiliar scents. Looking for a way to recapture what travel offers? Consider savoring a brand new cuisine to be…

Bachelorette on a Budget: Party Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Taste of Troy Food Tours can help you plan the perfect bachelorette celebration. A three-hour tour in Albany or Troy will lead you to various restaurants and breweries, where you can sample delicious food and enjoy local beers. Reach out to us today! 518-495-2277   Bachelorette on a Budget: Party Ideas That Won’t Break the…

Our 10 favorite vegetarian dishes in the Capital Region

This season, we had some out-of-state tour guests who were uber excited by our ability to accommodate vegetarian diets on our tours. They were amazed at the number of restaurants in our area that offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options on their menus. (Note there are also a growing number of vegan restaurants…

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…