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Upstate New York Food Tour Trail

Eat Your Way Across the Empire State

By Sarah Barden on April 16, 2018


We’re so glad you’ve joined us—it’s always fun to meet another foodie. And we’ve saved you a chair… at all of the best restaurants across Upstate New York!

The Upstate New York Food Tour Trail is a collaboration between small, owner-operated food tours. Our goal is to encourage those with adventurous appetites to explore the bountiful food and drink of the Empire State! We all began our businesses out of a passion for the fabulous cuisines found in each of our towns, and now we spend our summers—and sometimes out winters too—sharing delicious meals with all of you.

Upstate New York Food Tour Trail

Join any one of our tours and we guarantee you’ll be surprised by what you find: not only do we eat (and eat well!) but while we walk we discuss history, architecture, and culture. First-time visitors and long-time locals alike have enjoyed our culinary adventures, and many guests make taking a food tour a regular habit whenever they vacation. For those of you who don’t travel often or far, a food tour is a fabulous way to make the most out of a single-day or weekend getaway.

So what are you waiting for? Pick a town below and come join us—like we said before, we already saved you a seat!

Flower City Food Tours

Rochester, NY and Pittsford, NY

Eat, experience, and enjoy the flavors of some of Rochester’s popular and unique neighborhoods one bite, one step at a time.

Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tours

Ithaca, NY

Enjoy local cuisine on a guided walking tour of Ithaca’s unique restaurants.

The Roaming Table

Lewiston, NY

Sample delicious food from six local restaurants while learning the rich history, culture, and architecture of our quaint village.

Oswego Food and History Tours

Oswego, NY

This tour will provide you with a history of Oswego through time. You will also enjoy many edible samples of privately owned restaurants and businesses.

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Syracuse, NY

Our three hour walking tour includes stops at award winning restaurants as well as visits to cultural and historic landmarks.

Saratoga Springs Food Tours

Saratoga Springs, NY

Our cultural walking tours pairs delicious food with tales of Saratoga Springs history.

Taste of Troy Food Tours

Troy, NY and Albany, NY

Rediscover historic Troy & Albany: experience their evolution into a foodie paradise!

Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tours has partnered with a group of regional food tours to create the Upstate New York Food Tour Trail.  The group is an association of locally-owned walking food tour companies throughout Upstate New York launched recently to offer visitors new opportunities in culinary tourism.
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Sarah Barden

I’ve always dreamed of a career in food. When I was in high school I used an independent study to learn the basics of cooking. It was then I realized – I’m not much of a cook. All these years later I’ve finally found a way to follow my stomach. I could not be more excited to share this passion for food with you!