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Mainstrasse Village Food Tour in Covington KY

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  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
Mainstrasse Village Food Tour in Covington KY
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Mainstrasse Village Food Tour in Covington KY
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Bring your appetite for this 3-hour walking and eating tour in Mainstrasse Village located in Covington, Kentucky, just five minutes from downtown Cincinnati.  Linger in the German village, soaking up the charm of European architecture, a glockenspiel, cobblestone streets and fountains. Indulge in local treats, such as Bavarian pretzels, beer cheese, goetta chili dogs, homemade desserts, a tasting of local craft beer and much more!

What to Expect

Mainstrasse Village is a picturesque restored German Village dating back from the 1830's.  During the summer months, people flock to the sidewalk seating on the town square. It is like dining on a sidewalk cafe in Europe! We stroll under a canopy of trees with park benches to sit and relax.  This is the easiest of our walking tours.  Included on this tour are ample portions, more than enough for lunch.  Plus we sample beer, wine and bourbon! Each tasting is served from a locally-owned and operated restaurant which takes pride in utilizing Kentucky Proud products and supporting nearby farms and businesses. We normally get to meet at least 2 or 3 of the owners and learn what it takes to make it in the restaurant business.

Some of the 6 or 7 tastings you will enjoy include German Bavarian pretzel with homemade beer cheese dip,  a gourmet chili cheese hotdog featuring a Tex-Mex style chili made with from an authentic German goetta recipe, a tasting of one of 65 different flavors of soft serve, a slice of a signature pizza or a portion of a gourmet burger, a Charcuterie board featuring a variety of locally sourced cheeses, jams, almonds, dried fruits and to top off the tour, a homemade seasonal dessert served with a generous cup of Ethiopian coffee or tea.  We promise you won't leave this tour hungry!

Please note: The food venues are not handicap accessible. We can accommodate vegetarians only. Vegetarians must call prior to the tour 513-289-0035.  We cannot accommodate food allergies, gluten-free, lo-carb or vegan diets. A standard liability waiver form must be signed prior to the start of the tour. Restrooms are available at every food venue. The total walking distance is a relaxing 1.25 miles on a flat terrain.

If you feel your tour guide met or exceeded your expectations, tips are greatly appreciated.
Reviews (28)
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Reviewed 23 October 2018
Well worth the cost and time! Relaxing and enjoyable

Laura, our guide, was wonderful in picking some great food places and in providing the history of Covington. Had a wonderful time, enjoyed the food (and there was plenty of it), relaxed in the laid-back atmosphere of the tour and places we visited, and had...More

Thank Freshnotfr
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I really like hosting the Sunday morning Madison Avenue Food Tour. There are so many unique restaurants in downtown Covington and the city is quiet and relaxing on Sundays. Thank you so much for sharing.

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Great experience even for locals!

My coworkers and I did this tour for a team outing. We were all pleasantly surprised by the places we visited because they weren't the places we would have thought to have gone to, but the food and drinks they all had were great! We...More

Thank Lauren M
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks Lauren for sharing on the Mainstrasse Village Tour in Covington KY. More and more companies are choosing Mainstrasse for their team outings because it is different from downtown Cincinnati and is "new" to many locals. It's fun to try all the different local family...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Mainstrasse Village Food & History

Riverside Food Tour did an Excellent job showcasing hidden restaurants and rich German history of Mainstrasse Village in Covington, KY. Katie was our tour guide. She was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide for the day. We are locals, from Cincinnati, so we will definitely revisit...More

Thank Vmhtravel
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Wow, thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Katie is a wonderful guide and it is fun meeting the owners of some of the restaurants. It's a special privilege on the Mainstrasse Village Tour. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Wonderful tour of Mainstrasse!

Our first food tour, and we had a great time walking around Mainstrasse Village in Covington, KY, learning about its history and sampling food and drink from some pretty cool places! Mainstrasse is a very charming, unique place, and Laura was a wonderful tour guide,...More

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Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

I'm so glad your first food tour was great! Mainstrasse Village is a fun area to explore with so many different restaurants, there's something for everyone. I look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Fun, Food and Family

On a gorgeous weather day for July, we were met by Katie. She had e-mailed us prior to the tour so we knew where to park and meet her. The stops on our tour were fun and unique. The favorite food stops for my husband...More

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Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you so much for sharing on the Saturday Mainstrasse Village Tour and thank you for mentioning your favorite foods. Katie is a knowledgeable guide and fun to be around. I'm happy to hear you had an awesome time.

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