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Rhinebeck Village culinary crawl
The village is a lovely place to wander, with its outdoor cafes, bluestone sidewalks, elegant shopping and beautifully restored historic buildings.
Our culinary walking tour of Rhinebeck offers a fine meander, along with bites of culture, history and Rhinebeck’s best flavors.
For such a quaint little village, Rhinebeck has a wide variety of styles of cuisine, from New American Bistro to Thai, from French to barbecue, from health food to cozy wine bars and taverns. The Rhinebeck Farmers Market is consistently voted best in the Valley, and the annual Taste of Rhinebeck fundraiser for the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation draws nearly 500 tasters; if you taste around town at all, you’ll see why.
The village has 30 edible spots: eateries, bakeries, wine shops and candy and chocolate stores, and your tour guide will help you touch down at the best of them, getting to to know some of the chefs, owners and staff, who have stories to tell and will entice you with their tastiest treats.
"I had such a great time on this food tour ... We were welcomed everywhere we went and treated to such wonderful food and drink. Jennifer is a wonderful guide. She provided lots of history of Rhinebeck as we strolled along ... We left with a full belly and a happy heart. Highly recommended." --Dana B.
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“Rhinebeck is a charming town and our tour guide enhanced the experience by filling us in on some of the local history. The shop owners were glad to see us and bent over backwards to welcome us … We walked, ate and drank our way through Rhinebeck. It is a wonderful way to spend a day .”
--Janet Irizarry, Gardiner, NY
When: Tours run on Sundays May through October. They begin at 1 pm and will end two to three hours later. Private tours at other days and times are available as well.
Where: Meeting place is in the village center, in front of the "Doughboy" statue at the Municipal Parking Lot. A map, detailed directions and parking tips will be provided on registration.
How long: 2-3 hours, over 0.5 mile of flat terrain.
Who: All ages and fitness levels.
How much: $49 + 6% processing fee for ages 12 and up, $28 + 6% processing fee for ages 5-12, under 5 free. Discounts are available for seniors over 62, military personnel, culinary students and those who have taken other tours with us. All tastings are included. Although there are a few beverage samplings and water is included, additional beverages are extra.
Capacity: Only 12 people per tour, not including under 5’s.
Weather: Tours run rain or shine except for severe weather. See our cancellation policies here.
Do you qualify for one of our ticketing discounts? To book, click on red button above.
10% off if this is your second tour with Hudson Valley Food Tours, enter promo code crawl2
10% off tickets for seniors age 62 and up, enter promo code senior3
10% off tickets for all present or former military personnel, enter promo code service202
15% off tickets for culinary students currently enrolled in an accredited culinary training program, promo code culstu7
savoring 'beck ...
Rhinebeck Crawls begin with several tastings at the 22-year-old Rhinebeck Farmers Market, voted Best in the Hudson Valley for five years running. The tastings may include:
· LynnHaven: artisanal goat milk cheeses from their award-winning herd of naturally raised Nubian and La Mancha dairy goats
· Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery for a lively assortment of their handcrafted fruit-based spirits
Tousey Honey & Wine, for a sip of luscious healthful black currant juice sweetened with local honey or Tousey wines (fresh currant tastings in July)
Julia and Isabella Fine Fare for samplings of local cheeses from award-winning Sprout Creek
From the Ground Brewery for samplings of locally brewed beers farm-brewed from ingredients grown on the farm or nearby
THE CRAWL CONTINUES with a meander through the village, with a couple of rest stops here and there, interspersed with tales of history and local lore. Although venues are subject to change, your tour may include:
... natural, local meats house-seasoned and smoked at Smoky Rock BBQ
... a refreshing and beautiful salad at Sunflower Cafe
... local burger handcrafted by a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef at Buns
... an 86-year-old tradition of fine hand-dipped chocolates at Krause's Chocolates...