Learn why Providence is a foodie favorite with this 3-hour small group tour. Follow your professional guide to at least six tasting spots in the Downcity Arts District, a pedestrian-friendly area known for its charming architecture. Visit award-winning, high-end eateries like Gracie’s and Oberlin, as well as casual spots like an experimental bakery, Chinese bun shop, Greek emporium, and seafood shack.
Explore scenic Downcity Providence on foot
Enjoy gourmet tastings in a variety of settings
Get insider tips from a local guide
Small group size guarantees personalized experience
Alcoholic drinks (if option selected)
History, Art & Culture
Food and drinks, unless specified
Meeting And Pickup
1 Ship St
1 Ship St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Meet at the intersection of Ship, Dyer & Eddy St.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in, departure starts promptly at 12pm
A moderate amount of walking is involved,1 slight incline, approx. 1.8mi (2.89km)
Please advise of any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking
Vegetarian substitutions available, please advise at time of booking if required
Pescatarian diets can be accommodated at some locations, but not all, please advise at time of booking if required
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival
Minimum drinking age is 21 years, if you choose the food and alcohol ticket upgrade
Children 8 and up must be accompanied by an adult, under 8 years old is not recommended
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately for weather
Please advise all guests in your group to bring cash for guide gratuities, if you enjoy the tour.
Most travellers can participate
Mask wearing inside all restaurants is required, unless eating.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great day visiting new restaurants
Mindy_G, Oct 2022
Great way to explore providence! Had a wonderful time visiting nee restaurants. Our guide Jack was knowledgeable and very engaging. We will definitely recommend this walking and food tour to our friends.
A Delightful experience
Teresa_L, Sept 2022
Exploring restaurants that were unknown to me. Walking through the city and learning some history. All the food that we tasted were delicious!!!!! Very well organized and our tour leader, Elleen was superb!!!!!! The portions were perfect and the service at each restaurant was very quick. One of the owners of the restaurant spent a lot of time talking to us about the food, his restaurant and about his country. He answered all of our questions. Elleen was very upbeat and positive, she really caught everyones attention and made the experience really fun!
Great tour - leave full and happy
Stephanie_L, Sept 2022
This was a truly great tour! Our guide was super lively and informative- passionate about the city and food/restaurants we tasted. We enjoyed that the tour was kept on pace and the number of stops was great to leave full, exercised and happy. We will def come back to the spots we tried!
A fun tour!
Angel_R, Aug 2022
Getting the history of the area. Also appreciated getting a lay of the land, that we may revisit certain streets and restaurants.
Elizabeth_M, June 2022
The food was amazing and very different and unique. Ellen was awesome. She was so informative and had an amazing personality. If you like to eat and walk, this is definitely the trip to take.
Patricia_T, June 2022
We had a fabulous time tasting unique food while also learning about Providence’s history. Ellen was a fantastic and enthusiastic guide! Would definitely recommend this tour! Every bite of food was delicious!!
Take the Providence Food Tour!!
Karen_R, Oct 2021
Absolutely wonderful experience! Jenny, our tour guide was excellent-friendly, knowledgeable,!!! All six restaurants we visited had the best food and extremely friendly and welcoming owners and staff. Would definitely use Viator in future.
Excellent food tour of this big small city
Noy_E, Sept 2021
I was late and the guide Jenny did an excellent job of making sure I showed up. Overall this was an excellent food tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who is passionate about food and beer.
Dave_H, July 2021
Lanie was a natural as a guide, while we ate our way through Providence, Rhode Island. She clearly has good rapport with the restaurants we frequented and easily established relationships within our group of foodies, who began to feel like kinfolk by the end of the tour. We especially appreciated the decision to visit Kin, a black-owned southern food gem. The Providence food scene does not disappoint.