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The area around Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is home to some of the best restaurants in the United States. Joining a food tour is one of the best ways to sample the wares and learn more about the culinary processes. Whether you’re a self-confessed gastronome or you simply can’t resist a good feed, you’ll love the following food tours near Mount Laurel.
Chew Philly: Enjoy the Real Taste of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, 18 miles from Mount Laurel, has an iconic food culture. Its Philly Cheesesteaks are famous across the nation, while its tomato pies and hand-churned chocolate ice-cream are local secrets. You’ll taste them all on Chew Philly’s popular Authentic Philly Food Tour. The tour takes you out of the downtown area and into historic Manayunk, a northwestern neighborhood famous for its food.
You’ll enjoy eight tastings on this 2.5-hour tour, which runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in March through November. Chew Philly limits tour groups to no more than 16 people to ensure you receive the best service.
City Food Tours: Eat Exotic Dishes
While many South Philadelphia food tours focus on the region’s Italian heritage, City Food Tours offers something a bit different with its Ethnic Eats tour. This tour takes your taste buds to the Far East with stops at authentic Vietnamese, Indian, and Thai restaurants. City Food Tours is also the only local tour company that will take you to a Buddhist temple. Another stop at an Asian supermarket is sure to inspire your next grocery shop.
City Foods Tours’ Ethnic Eats tour runs Sundays from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Taste4Travel: Discover Chestnut Hill
Trained chef and Philadelphia native Jacqueline Peccina-Kelly showcases her hometown’s food culture through her Taste4Travel tours. These tours take in various parts of the city, including up-and-coming food destination Chestnut Hill.
The Taste of Chestnut Hill tour takes you to an eatery that features “the planet’s greatest sandwich,” the global food stands of the farmer’s market, the neighborhood’s best cheese shop, and a historic bakery and ice-cream shop that’s served sweet treats to locals since 1889. Food demonstrations, plenty of samples, and Chef Jacqui’s expert commentary help make this Chestnut Hill tour something special.
Taste4Travel’s two-hour Taste of Chestnut Hill tour runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
On the Town Food Tours: Discover Mount Holly
The tours combine historic details with delicious food from local eateries. Sample the famous homemade soups at The Robin’s Nest before trying a late breakfast, South American style, at Kitchen 87. Stops at The Local and Village Idiot Brewing Company make this an adults-only event. End the tour with wine and chocolates at Gallery 72 and Abstract Expressions gallery, followed by a cold dessert at Vincent’s Homemade Ice Cream.
On the Town Food Tours’ Mount Holly tours run Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.
Make sure you bring your appetites and a sense of adventure when you embark on these fantastic food tours near Mount Laurel.