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Portland: Land, Sea, to Fork Food Tour provided by Maine Food for Thought Tours

Portland: Land, Sea, to Fork Food Tour

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Overview
Portland has a vibrant food scene, deeply rooted in Maine’s farming and fishing traditions and largely unknown outside the city. On this food tour, take a deep dive into the local cuisine by sampling delights from five of the best restaurants in the Old Port neighborhood. Try seasonal dishes highlighting locally and sustainably sourced ingredients, meet passionate area chefs, and discover why the city is a hot culinary destination.
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You'll start at
UNION Restaurant
390 Congress St, Portland, ME 04103, USAEnter Congress Street doors
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  • 1
    Maine Food for Thought Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Evo Kitchen + Bar
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Solo Italiano
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Luke's Lobster Portland Pier
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Piccolo
111 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
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Highlights
  • An insider’s look at Portland’s thriving culinary culture
  • Stops at several restaurants in the Old Port district for samples
  • Dishes featuring locally sourced seafood and other specialties
  • A small-group experience for more individual attention
Important Information
Departure Point
UNION Restaurant, 390 Congress St, Portland, ME 04103, USA
Duration
2h 45m
Return Details
Piccolo, 111 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Five food tastings - enough for lunch
  • Local guide
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Maine Food for Thought Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Evo Kitchen + Bar
  • Entry/Admission - Solo Italiano
  • Entry/Admission - Luke's Lobster Portland Pier
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from starting location
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The meeting location is UNION Restaurant, 390 Congress Street. Please enter the restaurant at the Congress Street doors and your guide will meet you just inside the restaurant. If you are driving, there is a $3 an hour, or $16 a day, public parking lot nearby - Top of the Old Port Parking, 119 Pearl Street, Portland. Please note that this lot is cash only. There is another lot at 385 Congress Street that takes debit/credit cards. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure a prompt tour start at 11:00am.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • We can accommodate the following dietary restrictions: Vegetarian; No Pine Nut Seeds; No Nuts; and/or a Shellfish Allergy. We must be advised though at time of booking.
  • A total of one mile of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Simone A wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I was able to take the virtual tour from my home in Chicago with a group of friends from all over who also experienced the cancelation of summer plans due to Covid. This was a ton of fun and allowed us to continue to learn something new, and look forward to planning something
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Michelle H wrote a review Mar 2020
Dorado, Puerto Rico124 contributions10 helpful votes
We just got done with this tour. It was amazing and definitely recommend. We hit 5 restaurants with great ambience and the food at each was amazing. In addition to the great food, the tour was really informative with regards to how food in Maine is sourced and will make you
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Response from SarahH11528, Owner at Portland: Land, Sea, to Fork Food Tour
Responded 04 May 2020
Thank you so much for joining us on this tour and for the review. It is greatly appreciated! It was a pleasure to have you and hope, when our world is in a healthier place, we will be able to see again.
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Brian D wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Portland's food scene rivals cities 10 times it's size. This tour brings not only great food but the personal stories of those who put their soul into delivering it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from SarahH11528, Owner at Portland: Land, Sea, to Fork Food Tour
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Thanks for coming on our tour, Brian! I am really glad you were able to join us on our "opening day" tour this season! We definitely do pay homage to the incredible men and women in Maine who operate across the supply chain to deliver world class and sustainably sourced food.
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kafcooks wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Maine15 contributions5 helpful votes
I took my 16-year-old daughter on the tour and we loved every minute of it. The Maine Food For Thought tour is singular in how it combines food, history, sustainability, economics, and its chef and maker partners into one fantastic experience. As a local, I learned so much and
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from SarahH11528, Owner at Portland: Land, Sea, to Fork Food Tour
Responded 05 Mar 2020
Thank you so very much for joining us on a tour. It meant a lot that you and your daughter were able to be a part of the experience. Yes, no doubt, Paolo's pesto at Solo Italiano is definitely something special! We're glad you were able to go back for your b-day. Great choice!
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Jaime E wrote a review Feb 2020
Tarrytown, New York36 contributions7 helpful votes
This food tour is much more than just a delicious foodie stop. It's a walking history of how our food makes it to our table. I just wish we had brought our teens on the tour with us, they would have enjoyed it as well. We learned so much while enjoying a taste of several
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from SarahH11528, Owner at Portland: Land, Sea, to Fork Food Tour
Responded 05 Mar 2020
We so enjoyed having you and your husband on our tour, Jaime! We are glad you enjoyed it and we also appreciate your thoughtful insights too. That really meant a lot! We hope the opportunity presents itself that we can have you join us on a tour again.
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By: Maine Food for Thought Tours
sallye185
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TAKE THIS TOUR! (virtual or otherwise!)
I loved the virtual tour! We all sipped wine while learning about the kelp and history of Maine. Thank you for prov
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trishfla
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fabulous food
i like to take a food tour when i visit new places and this one did not disappoint. we have fabulous food while le
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Bradford H
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Great experience
The tour was full of rich history and interesting facts regarding Maine and the local food groups. Lots of great fo
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HinghamDDM
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Portland Maine Food tour
This afternoon was very fun. The restaurants were excellent and the food was great. We learned alot about Maine too
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Analise G
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A must do in Portland
The food throughout the entire tour was amazing! Bryce was a very knowledgeable guide. Would definitely do again!
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Sean D
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Knowledgeable and Delicious
Though my partner and I are Portland residents and are familiar with the restaurant scene, this was our first time
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ScotRishNam
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Great Tour
Sam did an amazing job, very knowledgeable. Top notch selection of restaurants. Can’t wait to bring my friends.
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K L
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Educational, inspirational and delicious
We visited six different top notch restaurants in the Old Port section of Portland, ME. Our guide was extremely kno
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pamH9655CI
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Informative & Tasty
We did this tour on 10/15. The variety of foods we sampled was great...they were also very accommodating with a me
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JF945
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Excellent food and information tour
My husband & I did the Toast to Maine Food tour on 10/18/19. I realize now my review is long. My husband recently r
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Peter E
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Good food, drink, and information
My wife and I have been on a foodie tour before, but this one came with thoughtful information about local growers,
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planet_janet99
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Delicious and informative
We had a great time on the tour, we learned so much and we wanted to go back to every single restaurant because the
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MaureenSch52
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Great, informative food tour.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Food & drinks were outstanding, Bruce had an amazing knowledge of Maine’s products th
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lmhodgkins
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Great food and cocktails and lesson in Portland food scene
This was more than a great introduction to the wonderful cuisine in Portland, but also a behind the scene look at t
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t01054
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A perfect foodie experience.
The food tour was a perfect way to experience many restaurants that we wouldn’t have ordinarily tried. It’s a great
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  • Duration: 2h 45m
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