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Salem Food Tours 2021
A Delicious Way to Walk Through History
We are temporarily paused with all tours due to Covid limitations and safety through mid winter. For updates please check our Calendar page.
Salem Food Tours, established in 2012, are the perfect way to explore historic Salem, MA. Enjoy tastings from some of Salem’s best food shops and restaurants. Our five-star rated Tours bring history to life through the senses. As our guests say, “It’s like a roaming/walking dinner party!” Enjoy chats with local owners and fellow foodies. You’ll learn about Salem’s illustrious spice trade history, get insider tips on great secret foodie finds, and more. With today’s culinary renaissance and Salem’s award-winning food scene, locals and visitors on our Tours agree—Salem is truly a vibrant, fun, and delicious place to explore!
Salem Food Tour Basics:
Your ticket ($58pp) for the Tour includes two savory tastings (one seafood and one other savory surprise), fresh cheeses, wine, spices, award-winning local breads, spices – bringing our spice trade history to life – handmade chocolates and locally made sweet treat. The Tours runs approximately 3.5 ish + hours starting early afternoon. Kindly note most of the Tour is outside/standing, tastings are ‘to go’. Please dress accordingly and notify us of any allergies in advance. Please see our FAQ page for more info.
AM Coffee Walks & Afternoon Strolls
AM Coffee Walks: 1.5ish hours, $25pp. Giving guests a great overview of our delicious City, our AM Coffee Walks include complimentary organic coffee or tea (or bottle of water), a sweet treat, a mini spice tasting. As we Walk you’ll enjoy information on our local history, including our illustrious spice trade history, walking past historic landmarks, and learning about our wonderful shops and restaurants, dynamic cultural scene, and more. When we’re done you’ll know where to eat, shop and visit! Coffee Walks are open to all ages, children 6 and under free.
Afternoon Stroll: 2.5ish hours, $42pp. Our Strolls include the same great information as our AM Coffee Walks Strolls include fresh New England clam chowder (or vegetarian soup option), cheese, wine, sweet, and spice tasting. $42 per person includes all tastings.
Visiting Salem? we highly recommend joining in on one of Tours as early in your visit as possible to make the most of your stay 🙂
Salem Spirits Trolley
**We will update everyone on our Salem Spirits Trolley by early spring 2021. Due to limitations on the Trolley and the locations we visit, Covid-19 is limiting our capacity to plan. We hope to have more info on these fun and delicious excursions soon. Salem Spirits Trolley public offerings are end of September through early November, typically on Friday afternoons . They are available for private groups WEEKDAYS only April through December.**
Hop aboard the Salem Spirits Trolley and explore the history of Salem’s illustrious spice trade, learn about the role of spices in the production of spirits, and enjoy delicious samples of locally produced craft products like hard cider, gin, rum, and beer!
This fun and informative journey is $45 per person and runs approximately 2.5 hours in the afternoon. You’ll be seated on the charming Salem Trolley and travel through some of Salem’s prettiest historic neighborhoods. Your local host for this Tour is renowned comedian Mark Scalia.
Team Outings and Private Bookings for the Salem Spirits Trolley info 2021 soon.
Kindly note: ages 21+ only. State ID required. The Salem Spirits Trolley is committed to fun but also a responsible environment so that all patrons will enjoy the tasting experience. We reserve the right to refuse service if deemed necessary.
Private & Corporate Tours
A deliciously special excursion for your group!
Salem Food Tours Custom are the perfect excursion for private and corporate groups. Let us whip up a delicious experience, whether it be for team outings, office party, family reunion, anniversary, or just to gather friends and celebrate time together. Private tours make a stellar business or team building outing, a great thank you for a client, or an enriching afternoon for your executive team. We’ve welcomed businesses from banking to technology to healthcare and more on our Tours. Both walking tours and trolley excursions are available. We can work with restaurants to include a sit down experience finale.
Contact us today for more information or to book your Tour. Include your company name, total numbers of guests, and desired date(s) you are considering.
Let us custom craft a fun and memorable afternoon with your wedding party, family members and friends. Contact us for details on our bridal offerings and to find out about date availability.