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Foodies Rejoice: Food Tours Make Their Debut In Ithaca

on April 25, 2017

Ithaca, NY: Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tours, a locally-owned tour company specializing in walking food tours, will offer their first public tours beginning May 6th. Tours will run every Saturday from 11:30am until 2:30pm. Guests will enjoy six prepared tastings – altogether enough to replace the full meal – while learning about the food they are enjoying, the restaurants they’re visiting, and the history, culture, and architecture of Ithaca. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diets are welcome.

Owner-Operators Sarah Barden and Seth Wraight are Ithaca locals and self-professed foodies who were inspired to bring food tours to their hometown after participating in a tour in Bar Harbor, Maine. “It was a fantastic introduction to what to eat and do in the town, and with Ithaca already having so many restaurants and so much to do, a food tour seemed like a natural fit,” explained Seth. “We’ve designed the tour to appeal to locals and visitors alike,” Sarah added. “We grew up here so we made a point of including historical and culinary details that everyone would find interesting.”

Each tour is a carefully curated experience designed to entertain, educate, and satisfy adventurous appetites. Food tastings were selected in collaboration with the restaurant partners and the result is a diverse menu which showcases Ithaca’s many cuisines. The leisurely tour format is excellent for travelers unfamiliar with the area, small groups in search of a unique activity, and long-time residents interested in gaining a new perspective on their town.

About Ithaca is Foodies: Ithaca is Foodies is a food tour company in Ithaca, NY. Founded in 2017, Ithaca is Foodies operates walking food tours in and around Downtown Ithaca. Tours run weekly from May through October and tickets can be purchased online at Private group tours are also available upon request for celebrations, clubs or organizations, and business or university groups.

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