International Food Tour Downtown Lancaster

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the most interesting places to eat in Lancaster on this small-group food tour. Try a diverse mix of international flavors—such as Danish, Cuban, French, Italian, and Ukrainian cuisine. Along the way, hear commentary about locals that you wouldn’t discover if exploring alone—such as the stories of immigrants and refugees who moved to Lancaster to search for better lives and ended up launching local food businesses.
  • Taste your way around Lancaster—lunch is included
  • A small-group tour means a more personalized experience
  • Expand your understanding of Lancaster’s culturally diverse community
  • Enjoy international flavors, including Nepalese and West African food

What's Included

  • Walking Tour of Downtown Lancaster
  • Culturally diverse food, drink, and other tour experiences at 6 locations. Varies by tour

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 38 Penn Square
      38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA

      The Historic Visitor Center is in the center of town. Park on street for 2 hours paid at the kiosk or ParkMobile app, Prince Street Garage, or paid Parking lot on Prince Street. Arrive 10 minutes early to arrive and find parking. Call Unique Lancaster Experiences if you need help.

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    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with walking impariments
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    37 reviews
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    Educational and delicious!
    Joyce_L, Mar 2023
    Kendra, the owner and our tour guide, was fabulous! She was enthusiastic and friendly and very informative! We ate plenty of food to be filled and even though i live locally, i learned of places that I’d never eaten at before! She also made us aware of the cultural foods from the immigrant population in Lancaster and taught us things about Black history in Lancaster.
    So good!
    Michelle_J, Mar 2023
    It was a great time! Kendra was an amazing host and was very knowledgeable of the area. I’m from the area and learned a lot! The tour consisted of good food, fun facts and a walking tour of the city. She also showed us some shortcuts which I will be taking from now on!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    I'm so glad you had a fun experience on the food tour in Lancaster!! Yes I love the shortcuts too! It's very true to the nature of Lancaster! See you next time!
    Truly Unique
    Todd_D, Feb 2023
    Food was unique and excellent. The experience was great and I loved the stories. Who knew downtown Lancaster had so much to offer?!?!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    I'm glad you enjoyed the food tour in Lancaster City! We hope to have another one soon which is all Latin food! Would be happy to have you join! Stay in the loop with new tours at See ya next time!
    Ashleigh_B, Feb 2023
    Positive- Kendra was wonderful! We enjoyed meeting Pastry Chef Cedric. Negative- The tour is not a lunch tour as was advertised. We've been on several food tours in Europe where thr samples were lunch size. Going to the oil and tea shops were a waste of time...nothing special and any tourist to Lancaster could have gotten a sample free of charge. All the samples could have been given inside the central market since there were Thai, Cuban, Spanish, Ukrainian, Middle Eastern, Italian and Pennsylvania Dutch delicacies. Recommend the tour be renamed Tastes of Lancaster. We paid $260 for four people and it was not worth the price!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you for your feedback and the compliment and I'm glad you enjoyed the experience overall. While you will find hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google and Airbnb, I am glad you are giving constructive feedback based on your experience. The tour takes place at lunch and includes food and drinkn at 6 different places. The locals who live downtown and know Lancaster really enjoy the added commentary from our chefs. As we discussed on the phone it is important that you know I take your feedback seriously. Many of the chefs took the time to talk to our group which adds tremendous value to the tour. Most people find the amount of food to be really nice - especially considering the rising cost. We have re-evaluated some of the descriptions to include words like "sample" and "tasting" even though it is quite a bit of food. Lastly, as I mentioned, if you book through Viator or Tripadvisor you are paying a 23% fee to them. Whereas booking on our website you have access to our specials which make it more affordable. It was very nice to meet you.
    Very cool experience
    JENNY_C, Jan 2023
    Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable! I'm glad that we got to experience this whole new side of Lancaster that we have never seen before. It was a really fun and educational experience!
    Epic fail.
    Pamela_C, Dec 2022
    The most memorable thing is that no one showed up to pick us up. Called the tour operator who said viator never notified them. She apologized and offered to meet us later or a refund. We chose the refund.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Hey Pamela, We apologize that there was a misunderstanding with your booking. Although we spoke on the phone and issued you a full refund. Since you did not experience the tour we are disappointed that you have chosen to leave a review. Feel free to contact us directly next time and we will go above and beyond to ensure you have a great experience.
    Fantastic experience!
    Elissa_A, Dec 2022
    The tour was wonderful! We loved supporting global majority owned businesses and learning the history of Lancaster.
    A wonderful way to experience Lancaster!
    Nancy_D, Dec 2022
    Highly recommend the food tour! Our guide Mable was such a delight! She was knowledgeable and adapted the tour based on the needs of the group. Her tour provided us with insight into the history and current events of this wonderful city!
    Great was to spend an afternoon!
    Cathy_E, Dec 2022
    Mabel was the best! She was warm and bubbly with a great personality. She wanted to hear about you as much as you wanted to hear about Lancaster food. Most of the food was very good and I enjoyed learning about it and the people who made it (even if I didn't care for some of the food) All in all it was a great little tour.
    Enjoy a fantastic experience!
    Mary_F, Nov 2022
    Kendra was fabulous guiding us to hidden gems and giving us samples of tasty treasures! She provided history and heartfelt stories that brought the area to life. I learned a lot, laughed a lot and enjoyed every item I ate as well! My favorites were the delectable French macaroon and hearty West African stew with peanut butter.
    Lancaster International Food Tour
    Chelsea_G, Nov 2022
    This was a phenomenal food tour!! The tour guides, Kendra and Mabel, were both personable, kind, conversational, and professional. They were knowledgeable about not only the diversity in food , but also able to share the vast history of Lancaster and its people. I will definitely be recommending this tour to friends and family.
    International food tour is the way to go—small group, informative and a great way to see some of Lancaster from in insid
    Maureen_c, Oct 2022
    Kendra, the guide, was very interesting and knowledgeable about Lancaster in general. She offered tips on things to do—so we got to taste great food and did a mini city tour at the same time. The food was not typical—Scandinavian hot dog, yuca, plantains and olive oil/balsamic store plus two desserts. All really yummy.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Maureen! I am glad you had a fun experience on the food tour! It was wonderful to meet your family!
    Lancaster has more to offer then the history of the Amish
    Jill_M, Oct 2022
    Kendra was friendly, knowledgeable, and entertaining. Nice balance of good food and interesting insights.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you for such a kind review! I appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed the food tour!
    Wonderful tour, delicious food, amazing guides
    Joseph_S, Oct 2022
    Our guide Mabel was extremely well versed in all the local international foods and family businesses; and was gracious, kind, and personally engaging the entire tour. She took the time to answer questions, get to know us, and make the overall experience truly special and fun!
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you for your feedback! Mabel is a wonderful cohost on the International Food Tour! I am so happy you enjoyed it!
    Like nothing else in the city! Don’t miss this!
    alwaysmrsglen, Oct 2022
    Our guide, Kendra, rocked this experience for my brother and me. The shops and stands she took us to not only had amazing international foods to experience, but stories that we never would have heard otherwise. And the history! We learned so much about Lancaster city. What a delight! The walking was easy and I have 2 replaced hips and knees! The pace was perfect. Kendra was such a lovely person to get to know (we even invited her to visit us in Cali) Don’t miss this. A wonderful bang-for-your-buck!
    Great experience!
    mellwag, Sep 2022
    We had so much fun learning about new places to eat in the city and trying new foods. The olive oil tasting was especially fun and informative!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    I'm glad you enjoyed the blind taste test. It's on of my favorite parts!
    Fun, delicious, and informative
    Maryke_T, Aug 2022
    We really enjoyed our tour with Kendra. Despite being late due an issue with another tour guide she went above and beyond to give us a delicious, fun, and informative tour. Highly recommend.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thanks for the cupcakes and a wonderful morning with you and your mother! I learned a lot from you both!
    Anniversary Weekend Getaway
    Daphnide_S, Jul 2022
    If you are in Lancaster PA I highly recommend you book a Lancaster International Food Tour. We walked around the city tasting foods from Scandinavia, West Africa Cuba, Italy, and more! Not only did we taste amazing food we got to learn about Lancaster's history and contribution to the underground railroad all thanks to our wonderful tour guide Mabel! This was a great experience to add to our anniversary weekend getaway.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and the food tour! Mabel is an amazing tour guide. It was nice to meet your family!