Somerville – Taste Around the World

*** Please note: We are only booking private groups of 8-10 people at this time. Gather some friends and family and we’ll organize a tour any day of the week. Weekend tours are listed on the booking calendar. Times can be adjusted if needed. Call or email us for weekday availability! ***

Got an international palette? With more than 50 resturants, bars and cafes packed to the brim of this two-square-mile borough hailing from every corner of the world, this resturant walking tour of downtown Somerville is sure to satisify those thraveling taste buds (along 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 from 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

Somerville – Taste Around the World

When: MONTHLY

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $40 / $89 (Kids / Adults )

*Prices shown do not include booking fees. Tours cannot be REFUNDED but can be RESCHEDULED with 72-hour notice.

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Downtown Somerville, NJ

Tours led by Fun & Friendly Local Experts

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Approx. .4 miles, ≤ 8 minutes walking between each stop

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Rain or Shine

Limited to 20 Guests

4 Tasting Locations, plus Dessert

2-3 Alcoholic Beverages [non-alcoholic beverage available]

FAQs

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Your tour guide will meet you at the first location and will guide you through the whole experience, walking from stop to stop. All locations and menu items are curated in advance, so your only job is to show up, have a great time and enjoy all the food and drinks. Are you hungry yet?! Choose a date from the calendar, and book online in just a few steps.

Feel free to watch our video highlighting our amazing food tours!

How does this work?

Your tour guide will meet you at the first location and will guide you through the whole experience, walking from stop to stop. All locations and menu items are curated in advance, so your only job is to show up, have a great time and enjoy all the food and drinks. Are you hungry yet?! Choose a date from the calendar, and book online in just a few steps.

Feel free to watch our video highlighting our amazing food tours!

I bought a gift certificate for the Taste of Downtown Jersey City Food Tour. Can it be used for any of the above tours?

Yes, please call 551-233-9553 or email us for booking. The only one it will not apply to is the Booze n Bites Tour.

Wait, so do I need a group to book? Who is this tour made for?

Anyone can sign up for a tour! The minimum number of registered guests must total 4 or more, which can consist of a mix of individuals, couples, or groups. We keep the experience intimate so tours cap at 16 people. (Sorry, but no pets!) Kids are welcomed but we find most people prefer leaving them with a sitter! Perfect for first-time tour goers, and both locals and visitors alike. Jersey City is constantly changing. Even if you’ve taken this tour before, no 2 tours are the same! Come back and see where we’re touring now.

Do we tip at each restaurant?

Nope! Payment and tips to each restaurant is taken care of by us. Much like the rest of the hospitality industry, if you feel like your tour guide did a great job, the standard in the industry is 15-20%. Tips are not required, but they are very much appreciated.

How much food can we expect? What about alcohol pairings? What if I don't drink?

We recommend having a light breakfast! By the time we’ve tasted our way through 4 locations, there will not be a need for dinner after. There are generally 3 drink pairings on every tour and will usually be a mix of select wines, cocktails or beers. Alcohol can be substituted for non-alcoholic beverages.

Got More Questions?  Visit our FAQs page for more info.

Reviews

Such a fun time! Did the tour in Jersey City with a group of girlfriends and loved it. You get a VIP experience with reserved spaces, face time with owners and chefs, and amazing menu/drink pairings. As someone who frequents Jersey City for the bar scene, I was introduced to a whole new side of the food scene and am so excited to come back to these places. Great for a group of friends or corporate event!!” 

Audrey B.