Rediscover this 200-year-old gem of a city as you experience the vibrant culinary scene surrounding Troy’s year-round farmers’ market.
Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 12 and under
- Private Groups Minimum of 4 tickets must be purchased
Great start to your weekend in Albany!
Taste Albany’s rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River! It’s perfect for foodies, Albany tourists, locals, friends and family, celebrating a birthday or bachelorette party, book club, etc. Guests need to be able to walk/roll 1.5 miles and stand for 5 – 10 minutes at a time.
- 7 tastes and sips that represent Albany’s culinary and craft brewing scene.
- Discover New York’s historic connection with craft brewing and how it has returned to flourish.
- Learn where key symbols of this legacy city are located and how they reflect Albany’s rich history.
- Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
- Food tastings provide a progressive lunch.
- Our tours take place rain or shine! Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
- This tour is for most fitness levels and best for adults.
- Tours run every 1st, 3rd and the occasional 5th Fridays of each Month from June through end of October, 12:30 pm.
- Gift certificates are available.
- There is beer tasting and alternatives available for GF and non-drinkers, with advance notice.
- Paid parking is available on the street near our first taste, DeFazio’s Pizzeria, 77 Livingston St. Albany NY.
Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining and delicious way to experience Albany. New York’s Capital City for 320+ years, is undergoing a culinary and craft brewing boom. You’ll sip and sample from restaurants that are spicing up Albany’s food scene. Discover stunning architecture and cultural tidbits that will help you develop a fresh perspective on New York’s capital city. The first, third and occasional fifth Friday from June through October, we sprinkle in history, architecture and culture to kick off your weekend in the Capital District. Bring your appetite and your friends and family, to celebrate this great legacy city and let your culinary adventure begin! Currently all tours have the option to be private, with the minimum booking of 4 guests and maximum is 8 guests. Public tours, limited to 8 guests, are also available.
Your tour guide will meet you outside of the Albany Distilling Co. and DeFazio’s Pizzeria on 77 Livingston Ave. Albany NY 12207. Our tour highlights 7 sips and tastes from 5 different local restaurants, some history of Albany, architectural accents and culture. Our tour lasts 3 hours and we walk about 1.5 mile, with plenty of rests during our tastes.
A 3 generation family business (import grocery store from 1951 and serving wood-fired pizza since 1991) nestled inTroy’s Little Italy and just opened their second location this year, on the west side of the Hudson River in Albany.
Albany Pump Station:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company, a family business that got its start brewing beer in 1786 in Hudson and have been in this historic building since 1999.
Olde English Pub:
Dine in the 2nd oldest building in Albany. A neighborhood pub, with strong British influences in beverages and menu items, with a beautiful garden.
The Hollow Bar and Kitchen:
Hip spot in an historic Albany building with seasonal American tapas and main dishes, rotating craft beers and live music. Yum describes it well!
Cider Belly Doughnuts:
Although this family-run tasty business is entering its 7th year, and they sell out by the time we get to them – tour guests will still get to end their tour with the sweet taste of two of their classic apple cider doughnuts – simply sugar and Ol’Albany, apple cider glazed.
Your tour guide will meet you outside of the Albany Distilling Co. and DeFazio’s Pizzeria on 77 Livingston Ave. Albany NY 12207. We ask you to arrive by 12:20, so that our tours can start on time and all our tastes will be hot or cold as need be for our arrival. Paid parking is available on the street near our first taste, DeFazio’s Pizzeria, 77 Livingston St. Albany NY
We will be following the NYS and CDC guidelines for safety of our guests, partners and tour guides. Guests will be asked for proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours old prior to tour date, NYS residents can download the Excelsior Pass app that allows this information to be easily scanned. All guests will be expected to wear masks when not eating, to observe current distancing guidance. Guests are asked to bring a bottle of water and either ear buds or headphones too. Hand sanitizer will be available if needed.