PRICE $59.00 per person
TOUR DAYS Saturday
DEPARTURE TIME 10:30 AM
DURATION 3 hours
DISTANCE 1.25 miles - we rate this walk as easy due to the level surfaces, tree lined streets and park benches.
Enjoy generous tastings plus drinks from five unique privately owned restaurants.
Step back in time as we explore the architecture and culture of this charming 1800's German Village.
Receive a Food Tasting Guide with exclusive coupons for Riverside Food Tour participants.
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE FOOD TOUR
On our Mainstrasse Village Food Tour, we visit 5 different restaurants in this charming restored German village. Included is a craft beer sample and a wine tasting too! The food samplings are ample for lunch and include a wide variety of dishes to please every guest. 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.
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!
All food and drinks mentioned above are included in the cost of your ticket. Would you like to enjoy additional drinks? No problem, you simply run your own tab. See all Tasting Locations below.
CULTURAL, HISTORIC AND ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCES
Between the great tastings, you’ll stroll as locals do - through the sixth street promenade, and hear stories about the German immigrants, getting a glimpse of what life was like in the early 19th century. You'll visit the 100 foot tall German clock tower and hear the glockenspiel play, and the beautiful Goose Girl fountain. You’ll hear fascinating tales of local legends and folklore dating from our early settlers through the recent revival of this iconic neighborhood.
WHO SHOULD TAKE A MAINSTRASSE FOOD TOUR?
Our Mainstrasse Village tour is comfortable walking on flat level surfaces under tree lined streets. Between restaurants, the walk is short and easy. The Mainstrasse Tour is perfect for locals who want to feel like they’re on vacation, as well as visitors looking for an out-of-the way foodie adventure. We guarantee you’ll come away with new insights and appreciation for this beautiful neighborhood.
WHY CHOOSE RIVERSIDE FOOD TOURS?
Our walking food tour helps you to slow down and enjoy an afternoon in a way you have never experienced before. On all our tours, you receive VIP treatment. We are seated and served soon after we arrive for no waiting. Our tours are well paced and you are entertained the entire time by a knowledgeable and friendly guide. We even chat with a few of the owners. Whether you are meeting old friends or making new ones, you will gain a whole new perspective which will leave you with sweet memories for weeks to come!
When: Saturday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. Rain or shine - we still dine.
What’s Included: All food tastings, one beverage tasting and an entertaining guide for $59.00.
What to Wear: Comfortable shoes and casual “weather appropriate” clothing. Chance of showers? Don't worry, we got you covered with Riverside Food Tour umbrellas.
Where: Meet on the plaza next to Zazou Grill at 502 W. 6th Street, Covington Ky 41011. The free Mainstrasse Village parking lot is accessed from Philadelphia Street. MAP IT
Driving Directions: From I-75 / I-71, take the Covington 5th Street Exit (#192). Turn right on Philadelphia Street and then turn left at the first driveway into the parking lot.
What Else: For more information, please see our FAQs page.