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Beyond the Plate Food Tours
Availability: Every Weekend Location: Downtown Somerville, NJ Weather Conditions: Rain or shine Distance: Approx. .4 miles, ≤ 8 minutes walking between each stop Our Guides: Tours led by fun & friendly local experts Number of Stops: 3-4 tasting locations, plus dessert Occupancy: Limited to 16 guests
Beverages: 2-3 alcoholic beverages (non-alcoholic beverage available) Please note: Both PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TOURS are back! Public tours are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month and anyone can join. Select weekend private tour slots are also bookable on the calendar and require 8 or more participants. If you’re interested in a custom or weekday private or corporate tour date of 8 or more, please email or call us for availability!
Somerville Food Tour Got an international palette? With more than 50 restaurants, bars, and cafes packed to the brim of this two-square-mile borough hailing from every corner of the world, this restaurant walking tour of downtown Somerville is sure to satisfy those traveling taste buds (along with some beers, wine, and cocktails, of course!) Whether you’re a local or coming from a state away, this tour will get you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the best chefs and eateries in town, as well as some insight on the ins and outs of this eclectic borough from a local.
What to Expect » Try cuisine from every corner of the world, from mom-and-pop Latin American and Thai restaurants to more traditional Italian, French and New American hot spots. » Meet restaurant owners and chefs in a beyond-the-scenes experience that your average dinner could never provide. » You’ll get an insider look at one of the most diverse and hidden gem restaurant scenes in the Garden State, included on NJ.com’s top 23 up-and-coming food scenes in New Jersey. » Learn a little about Division Street, one of the only pedestrian-only malls in NJ, and this tiny two-mile borough that packs a culinary punch. » Enjoy wines, beer and cocktails perfectly paired by Somerville beverage experts. » With 14 restaurant and beverage partners, every Somerville tour can be completely different from the next!
Below is a list of featured tasting locations you can expect to see on rotation. For certain BYOB* restaurant stops, we pair select wine curated by Discover Wine or beer from Village Brewing.
Expect to visit 4-5 spots from the list below: King Tut | Cafe Picasso | Kyma | De Martino | Cheech’s Own | Division Cafe | Fresh Tiki Bar | Kuay Tiew Noodles | Project Pub | Village Brewing Company | Blue Sheep Bake Shop | Verve | Tapastre * Tasting locations subject to change