Duration: 3-3.25 hours
Location: Historic Downtown Albany
Maximum capacity is 12 guests. All sales are final. Tax and ticketing fees not included. Non refundable. Tours occur rain or shine.
Taste Albany's rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River!
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 Fridays from May through end of October, 11:15 am.
Gift certificates are available.
There is beer tasting and alternatives available for GF and non-drinkers, with advance notice.
Paid parking is available in the lot behind Albany Pump Station.
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. Each Friday, 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!
Your tour guide will greet you at Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207. We meet at 11:15 and our first taste will be at 11:35. Our tour highlights 5 tastes from different local restaurants, some history of Albany, architectural accents and culture. Our tour lasts 3 hours and we walk about 1.5 miles, one slight climb up State St., with plenty of rests during our tastes .
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.
First Church of Albany
Oldest church in Albany, on National Register of Historic Places since 1974. Second oldest church in NYS.
Modern Mexican street food. Encompass food-laughter-love in this hip setting.
Symbol of Albany as a sanctuary city, giving new immigrants an opportunity. Great Thai food too!
Worth the climb up State Street, local cheeses and breads, combined to make amazing grilled cheese.
Fort Orange General Store
Local crafts and hand selected specialty items, many specifically relate to Albany and the region's history.
Stacks Espresso Bar
Cool place for your hot beverage paired with Cider Belly's donuts.
Meet your tour guide outside the Albany Visitor's Center, just past the Albany Pump Station. As you drive down Broadway, turn onto Spencer St. and the first right (cobblestone street) towards the Albany Pump Station. You can park your car in the city lot behind. Easy access off from Route 90 and 787. Parking is a dollar an hour, with a maximum fee of $6.
25 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY, United States
Food lovers, foodies, food explorers, groups celebrating life cycle events, guests from out of town, locals and regular people! Our tours are designed for anyone that loves great food and loves to discover the hidden gems and interesting stories of Troy, NY or Albany, NY. If you are in search of local food establishments, history, culture, and architecture that is what you will find on our tours. Even if you have food allergies or food restrictions, we welcome you to join us– we’ll make accommodations and make you feel comfortable all along the tasting journey. Whether you are married, single, on a first date, getting together with friends and family, or on a company outing, our tours offer a lot for everyone.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free, caffeine intolerance, vegan, no alcohol etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate most of your dietary needs.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking around Troy or Albany eating our local artisans delicious foods while learning about the past and present of these legacy cities.
Our tastes and sips are pre-ordered to be ready for our arrival. To maximize your chances of getting the date and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at all the food-tasting locations.
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