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Massachusetts Avenue Food Tour

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US$ 62.00
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    What to Expect
    This Indianapolis food tour explores the commercial corridor bordering two of the earliest and most historic neighborhoods, Lockerbie and Chatham Arch. Massachusetts Avenue is a prominent commercial boulevard crossing a grid of residential, commercial and industrial buildings that developed mainly throughout the 19th century. The area is also home to an expanding food scene, hosting nearly two dozen locally owned restaurants. The restaurants throughout the area are a combination of long standing local favorites dating back to the 1800's and new hot spots embracing the culinary traditions of the area.

    The Massachusetts Avenue Food Tour will explore the advancement of Indianapolis cuisine over the past 150 years; from the traditions brought over by the city's original immigrants, to locally sourced progressive cuisine, all within a beautifully restored neighborhood.

    This food Tour is a walking activity for smaller groups, although private and custom tours are available upon request.  We can alter menus to accommodate for nearly any dietary restriction, as long as we are given advance notice. Although the tours are walking, they are meant for people of most activity levels, and  cover roughly a mile within the 3 hour time frame. 

     The Food Tour may include the following culinary highlights:
    • High end Midwestern inspired dishes
    • Traditional German cuisine and drinks
    • An Indianapolis' indigenous sandwich
    • A sampling of local beers in downtown's only brewery
    • Hand crafted desserts that utilize local produce

    On the Massachusetts Avenue Food Tour some historic highlights may include the following:
    • James Whitcomb Riley home
    • Historic Murat Theater
    • Real Silk Lofts
    • Stouts - the nation's oldest shoe store
    • The Athenaeum - (Das Deutche Haus) home of the Rathskeller, the oldest and longest running restaurant in Indianapolis
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Outside Rathskeller Restaurant
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    3h 30m
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Food tasting
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Please list any food allergies/restrictions. **Accommodations can only be made if allergies or restrictions are noted at the time of booking.
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    This was a great 3 hour tour! My wife and I went with 2 other couples and had a great time. The food was good and the tour guide (Dani) made it even better. This is the second tour I've done and will be doing...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Matt M
    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    My husband and I had an incredible time! Melanie was awesome - so knowledgeable and really engaging (not to mention a great sense of humor!); the places we went to all had great stories and food and we felt warmly welcomed everywhere. We also couldn't...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sandra M
    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    Yesterday was just about perfect. Our guide, Melanie, was there waiting for us under the canopy. At the stroke of 3PM we headed into the Rathskeller for the first food stop – which was an individual plate with small samples of several German favorites, pretzel...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Dan G
    Reviewed 7 May 2019

    we enjoyed the different locations and food. The portions were almost too large but very tasty. We tried everything offered and the drinks were good as well. The length of time was about right and the walk not too much

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank tedbertke
    Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

    Fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Dani our tour guide was excellent. She was friendly courteous and informative. My wife and I had the best time enjoying Dani talk about the history of the area and the story behind the food and restaurant on the...More

    1  Thank mikeaU9012GJ
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    28 September 2018|
    Response from mikeaU9012GJ | Reviewed this property |
    They are quick to respond. If they have any opening they will take late reservations. The tour starts early afternoon. Great activity to do with friends and family
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