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Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington

From US$62.00
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Vegetarian meal option available
Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington
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Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington

Enjoy a 3-hour walking cultural tour led by a local, guide who is passionate about the food, culture and history of this city.  Madison Avenue is the Main Street of Covington, Kentucky.  After enduring decades of urban decline, it's now the Comeback Kid!  Learn all about the exciting changes and savor delicious dishes at 6 locally owned eateries. Some dishes will be global cuisine, and others are down home Kentucky favorites.  Enjoy a craft beer of your choice at a family-owned craft brewery.  We promise you won't be bored and you won't leave hungry!
The ticket fee covers all food, and one beer tasting..  You are welcome to order additional drinks on your own.
Vegetarian?  Please contact Laura your guide at: laura@riversidefoodtours.com

What to Expect

On our Madison Avenue food tour, we visit local family owned eateries where we taste delicious food featuring global cuisine and "down home" Kentucky favorites! We enjoy a variety of foods such as sweet corn fritters with buttermilk remoulade sauce at Hotel Covington. Right around the corner is McK's Chicks, a new eatery with the best barbecue brisket sliders you've ever tasted. Next, we sample an epic taco in a new tequila bar. After a stroll down historic Madison Avenue, we arrive at Amerasia, for an authentic Chinese dish. We move on to Braxton Brewing Company for a local craft beer sample in a refurbished Sears and Roebuck store. We end our tour at Left Bank, a French inspired coffee house featuring locally roasted coffee and a yummy pastry from Butler's Pantry. The food tastings are ample for a satisfying lunch. Guests who like to order additional drinks, may simply run their own tab.

As we stroll up Madison Avenue, we not only enjoy worldly cuisines, but our well-informed local tour guides will help you uncover old and new landmarks and share about the exciting renaissance the city is undergoing. At it's peak, Madison Avenue was a cultural epicenter, with premier shopping, banking, theaters and celebrations.  Current revitalization efforts are restoring this historic gem to it's former glory, providing many ethnic restaurants a new home. From the German Mutter Gottes neighborhood to Pike Street, our food tour allows the curious traveler to discover the historic significance of Covington and it's continuing ties with immigrants from all over the world. While you're enjoying this interesting walk, our food tour guides will share recommendations and tips about other neighborhoods who are also a foodie´s haven.

The food, tax and 20% gratuity to the servers is included in your ticket. Gratuities for the tour guide are appreciated, however. The food served on this tour is ample for lunch. Additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased on your own. Street parking is free all day on Sundays.

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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Loved it!

My family and I loved the Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington. It was very informative about Covington and delicious food!!! Laura was a fantastic tour guide. We highly recommend this tour. We look forward to doing another Riverside food tour.

Thank Brenda B
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brenda, Thanks for sharing. I loved meeting your family! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. I appreciate your high recommendation.

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Sunday morning food tour of restaurants in the Madison Ave area of Covington

Great Tour. Great Food. Wife and I really enjoyed the food and the information on this Tour. Laura (Tour guide and owner) had deep knowledge of the area history and the current restaurant scene. Would highly recommend this tour.

1  Thank Ralph R
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you Ralph for your kind words and review. I enjoyed meeting you both and I appreciate your high recommendation.

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Amazing Tour with Amazing Food!

I scheduled this tour for my friend's bachelorette party and it totally exceeded my expectations! Laura and her husband were wonderful guides--so friendly and knowledgable. Also, you will definitely not leave hungry! We tried amazing foods and learned so much history about the area. I...More

Thank kirstnic2018
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience for your bachelorette party. We enjoy doing private tours because they are so much fun! Thank you for the compliments. I'm glad we exceeded your expectations!

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile
Best Tour Ever

Both educational and delicious! Was very impressed with our tour guides knowledge of the area! Very filling and all the restaurants I'd definitely want to visit again!

Thank mbs1990
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you.. We promise to leave every guest full both mind and body. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Great Food & Company

We had so much fun on our Covington tour! There were so many places we had never been too and may not get the chance to try. The food was amazing and Laura was the sweetest. Would love to go on another soon!

Thank Claire W
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thanks Claire. Our goal is for everyone to have a fun time, learn the history and enjoy amazing food. Hope to see you again!

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12 May 2018|
Response from Dave K | Reviewed this property |
Their FAQs page says that this specific tour is not wheelchair accessible, but they list others which are. (TripAdvisor won't let me include a link to that FAQs page so hopefully you're able to find it from Riverside Tours... More
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