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Newport Neighborhood Food Tour
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Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

By Rhode Island Red Food Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Discover a new side of charming Newport—and follow your guide to many of the city’s top, locals-frequented restaurants—when you book this small-group food tour. Be sure to come hungry: you’ll venture to six different local addresses, from historic taverns and boutique hot-dog eateries to gourmet restaurants and vegan juice bars. As you go, enjoy delicious samples, and learn more about the city’s architecture and history. Upgrade to enjoy three alcoholic beverages as part of your tour.
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Ages 6-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 3h 15m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Head off the tourist trail, and visit Newport’s locals-frequented eateries
  • This small-group walking tour provides a personalized experience
  • Visit numerous local venues, and enjoy six different tastings
  • Upgrade to enjoy three alcoholic drinks with your snacks

  • All food tastings
  • Local guide
  • 3 Alcohol tastings can be added for an additional cost. Contact tour operator to upgrade.
  • Entry/Admission - Newport
  • Entry/Admission - Newport
  • Entry/Admission - Newport
  • Entry/Admission - Newport
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks unless alcohol included tickets were purchased.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Old Colony House
  • Entry/Admission - Great Friends Meeting House
  • Entry/Admission - Jane Pickens Theater


Start:
  • 31 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
    We will meet at the intersection of Marlborough St and Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. in front of the Great Friends Meeting House. You will see a community garden alongMarlborough St. and we are to the right it.
End:
  • 22 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840, USA
    We sometimes end in Long Wharf Mall.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42415P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise us of any allergies or specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Please advise all guests in your group to bring cash for guide gratuities, if you enjoy the tour.
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please provide us with each guests name and contact info.
  • Changing Covid Policies will apply
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42415P1

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Itinerary
  • 31 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
    We will meet at the intersection of Marlborough St and Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. in front of the Great Friends Meeting House. You will see a community garden alongMarlborough St. and we are to the right it.
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  • 22 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840, USA
    We sometimes end in Long Wharf Mall.
About the operator
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  • Rhode Island Red Food Tours
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    Newport, United States
    Joined in January 2015
  • Adventure592689
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Afternoon on the Food Tour
    We had an amazing time during the Downcity Providence Food Tour. Jenny, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. Throughout the tour, we visited six stops, indulged in excellent food, and enjoyed the fantastic chemistry within our group, where everyone was friendly and engaging.
    Written 13 July 2024
  • L3698HNcristinap
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must - Do
    The food was delish, tour guide Jenny was informative and entertaining, even for us locals. Would def do again with family/friends, esp from out of town.
    Written 6 July 2024
  • Wander38052071971
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food tour
    Great tour of downtown Providence with great food from a variety of cuisines, and Michelle was a knowledgable and hilarious guide
    Written 16 June 2024
  • ChristopherD2707
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun food tour in PVD
    My wife & I recently did the Providence food tour, and even in fickle New England weather it was super fun! Our tour guide, Michelle, was very knowledgeable about the city & took us to some hidden gems to dine at... with plenty of humor along the way. The folks at the 6 dining joints will _not_ leave you hungry. So come on down and bring your appetite, this tour is so worth doing!
    Written 10 June 2024
  • ckeenWyalusingPA
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Michelle was great
    Absolutely fantastic! Our tour guide, Michelle was excellent! She is a chef so she knows her food and she also included historical points of interest and descriptions of the murals in Providence. She definitely introduced us to the soul of Providence!
    Written 10 June 2024
  • B6173DRelizabethk
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food Tour- A+=
    Michelle was an amazing tour guide! She was witty and knowledgeable and we visited restaurants we never would have found on our own as visitors. Highly recommend!
    Written 10 June 2024
  • ElizabethK77
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Family Bonding Food Tour in Providence!
    Super fun day exploring Providence and checking out some great new dining options. Even though we live in Rhode Island, we learned new facts about our little state and got to try some fun new food. Tour guide Michelle was excellent - hysterical and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
    Written 9 June 2024
  • Tomwaite
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply outstanding
    Bottom line: outstanding tour guide - Michelle, outstanding eating stops, and outstanding intro to Providence, RI. We can’t wait to go back to every single one of our 6 stops, and would tonight but we cant decide. Michelle is personal, social, outgoing, knowledgeable, and knows good food. We had a great time and would do it again in a minute.
    Written 9 June 2024
  • Mattkasprzak
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Experience and Great Tour!
    MICHELLE is an Incredible Tour Guide! Highly recommend you ask for her! Local, Funny and knows her history of PVD! Cheers and Enjoy. Thanks Michelle!
    Written 8 June 2024
  • cbchance
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well do this again.
    Michelle was the perfect hostess . She was informative, passionate about her city and food, and attentive to her guests. Highly recommend.
    Written 8 June 2024
  • Peg123456
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when in Providence!
    Would definitely recommend doing this! Lots of great information about the city and a nice walking tour along with delicious food. Michelle, our tour guide was really knowledgeable and fun!
    Written 2 June 2024
  • benjamino1979
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time enjoying good food
    Had a great time with Jack on the Providence food tour in mid May. The tour went about an hour over schedule, but he checked in with us a couple times before that happened to see if we had a hard deadline. Tour was as advertised, with six unique, local stops for high-quality food. Often times a manager would speak to us about their business, and Jack had lots of trivia and history to share as we walked between sites. Highly recommend!
    Written 27 May 2024
  • 946darlaf
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mother's Day food tour
    We visited 6 very different restaurants and had such delicious food. Jack was delightful and made the experience so fun. He did a great job of giving us a little Providence history as well as explaining where and what we were going to have. So very glad we did this tour!
    Written 18 May 2024
  • janeto780
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First rate food tour
    Fabulous tour with Jack as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and charming. Food selections were quite varied and excellent. We will be recommending this tour and also booking a Newport tour since we enjoyed this one so much.
    Written 18 May 2024
  • Q3235TKpatriciaw
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    RI food tour
    Michelle was a fabulous guide. She had so many fun facts about the city. The food was awesome. Every bite was delicious. Loved every minute
    Written 17 May 2024
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kvh57
Bel Air19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
The tour started out well with a visit to a coffee shop. We were served a small sample of their coffee which is brewed for 24 hours, and a half of a breakfast burrito with egg, chorizo, cheese and beans. Then we went to a small grocery store, which served us a taco. The taco had a great taste, but was very small, about 3 - 4 inches in diameter. Next stop was a place for Jamaican jerk chicken. Again, 2 - 3 bits was served. The alcohol was about a 4 oz cup of red striped beer, made in Jamaica and available in most states. Nothing special to Newport. There are local breweries.Next stop was a Mexican restaurant, which served us chips and guacamole. Margarita was ok. Again, nothing special to Newport. We can get chips and salsa anywhere,. The 4th stop was for a smoothie served in about a 2 oz cup, 2 gulps worth. Last stop was for 2 cookies and sampling of wine, which was choice of an Argentina melbac or California chardonnay. No local wine served. While the tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable, being the concierge at a local historical hotel, the food was not worth the $64.00, and with drinks, $84.00. The website says come hungry. You will be eating afterwards. Being Newport, we didn't sample any seafood. We had 3 similar ethnic samples and 2 dessert type items, smoothie and cookies. The tour should try promote local restaurants, but also promote why visitors are attracted to Newport, famous seaport. This would help with tourism. Change up the menu!
Written 16 July 2021
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Hi Kathy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review but I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the tastings. We do bill the tour as an off-the beaten-path neighborhood tasting tour where the locals go, enough food in its entirety for a comfortable lunch.The restaurant locations are all locally owned businesses and show a more diverse side of Newport that tourists don't really know to go. Although seafood is very much a part of food you will find in the more touristy sections of Newport in the neighborhood we take the tours through there is far less of that, we chose to take you to a couple of ethnically owned restaurants, one was a Central American style bodega with traditional street food, another was Jamaican which btw is why you were served the Jamaican beer. Unfortunately, the one day you were on the tour one of the most popular stops had an oven breakdown so all they were able to serve was chips and salsa which is not our usual tasting served with a margarita, so I apologize for that but the margaritas there are very popular. Also, a couple of the tastings you mentioned have actually changed since you took the tour for various reasons, some of which is supply related. All in all, our hope is that you see, learn and taste a different side of Newport and find it an enjoyable afternoon meeting and tasting different foods with new people. Thank you for taking our tour.
Written 17 July 2021
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Sherrie P
33 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I rated this tour a 2 but would rate the food as a 5. The food was amazing! However, our tour guide Morgan was a different story. In the beginning she seemed friendly and was extremely energetic. By the third stop she had basically latched on to a group within our tour group that had younger guys and girls. My husband and I sat at a table and she sat at our table and looked over at the table with the younger guys and said can I join you you guys you are way more fun. The others at the table looked at us like they couldn’t believe what she had just said and quite honestly we were a bit floored. She hardly spoke to others and talked a bit much about her personal life. Sorry we were into talking more about the tour and food and city history and not being fun. We will try a different tour company next time for sure.
Written 4 August 2021
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Thank you for bringing this to my attention although I wish you could have contacted me directly and I certainly would have tried to make this right by you. I'm sorry you had this isolated incident happen to you, it certainly is not indicative of who we are as a company nor has this ever been an issue in the past as evidenced in the hundreds of reviews here. Knowing the guide the way I do, I can only say that it was probably thoughtlessly said in jest, but nonetheless not acceptable. We want all our guests to be comfortable and feel appreciated at all times and I will ensure this does not happen again. My sincerest apologies, I hope you will reconsider giving us another try in the future.
Written 6 August 2021
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Jean
Warsaw, United States7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The selection of restaurants was nice and showcased several smaller restaurants with unique offerings. We enjoyed hearing some history as we walked between restaurants; however, our tour guide was very theatrical and called more attention to herself rather than using the time to highlight the town.

We would have found the tour much more enjoyable with a more subdued and informative tour guide.

Masking and social distancing were not enforced or encouraged.
Written 13 September 2021
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Thank you for taking our tour and leaving a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food, restaurants and history shared with you on our tour by our guide, so overall I would say it we achieved what we set out to do. Regarding our Covid Policy, which is on our website and is sent to each ticket purchaser in their confirmation. Essentially it is that we are requiring everyone to wear a mask inside every restaurant unless eating. This is not necessarily the restaurants policy or is it our state requirements, so we do not ask our guides to police it throughout the day, we are not in the business to be confrontational. We ask that everyone respect our decision to mask up inside for the health and safety of all our guests and restaurant partners. Our guides should be addressing this at the onset of the tour and I will reinforce this with them going forward. Ultimately, we want our guests to feel safe and comfortable through the course of our day together and if anyone chooses to wear a mask outside or wishes to sit at a separate table if they let us know we always do our best to accommodate them and their various comfort levels. Our guides are an important part of our tours and we recognize that everyone has different expectations from them, but I must say 99% of our guests seem to enjoy someone that is entertaining. In this case our guide happens to be someone that does act professionally in theatre. At the end of the day, everyone is unique and we welcome diverse personalities as our guides and guests. Though many of our guests find they make a nice new connection to the city with our guides who shares many hidden gems and things they should do while visiting, it may not be realistic for everyone to completely gel, as they say "C est la vie" such is life. Thank you again for taking our tour!
Written 14 September 2021
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MikeWiggins
Newport, RI26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This walking tour of a section of downtown Newport, which included stops at six eateries, was a delightful way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon. Morgan, our tour guide, was professional, knowledgeable, and lively. She kept us entertained and well taken care of.

Unlike some walking tours where we have walked almost continuously for three hours, the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour stopped every so often to introduce us to the Newport food scene with its tasty bites and drink samplings (note: alcohol is optional). At the end of the tour, having visited 6 eateries, we didn’t feel tired or hungry as we had visited some unique food emporiums, each with their own unique reason to return.

We highly recommend the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, from Rhode Island Red Food Tours, to both tourists and locals alike. And as locals, we have been introduced to new places. We are already planning to go back to “Nitro” for their Cowboy Cookies and to the “Perro Salado” (Salty Dog) for their Sticky Pork Ribs.
Written 31 May 2021
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Leslie F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The Neighborhood Food Tour in Newport was fun and diverse, with a natural flow between neighborhood eateries surrounded by fascinating history. Elise has a gift for making everyone in the group feel welcomed and kept the tour moving at a comfortable pace. Her enthusiasm for both the restaurant backgrounds and local history radiated in her expressive narration. I loved learning about the White Horse Tavern and George Washington's time spent in Newport. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in local fare and lore!
Written 21 July 2023
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ahappyguest797
Middletown, RI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Who would think you could have so much fun in the pouring rain? You can’t pick the weather, but I was happy I booked this tour. Morgan made it so enjoyable. Her little quips while walking the neighborhood and her knowledge of every stop we made, made everyone feel welcome. She even sang us a song. She had us all laughing and smiling all day. I highly recommend this tour and would absolutely do it again. Book the alcohol…the Blood Orange Margarita was to die for! 😍
Written 9 September 2021
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Lorraine S
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
The perfect way to see Newport and taste the foods of the neighborhood. Jack was our guide and he was absolutely amazing. His sense of humor and knowledge of each restaurant and neighborhood history was not only fun but informative. All of the restaurants were hidden gems, each with their own speciality and flair. We had a fun group of people that joined my husband and myself, which made for a fun afternoon. This food tour is a must if you're in the Newport area.
Written 29 November 2021
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Roseann P
Stamford, Connecticut2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Enjoyed the day! It was a slightly rainy day for our food tour but it didn't matter because we had a great time maneuvering around the neighborhoods of Newport in between the sprinkles. It was actually a perfect day for a tour. Visited 6 different off the beaten path restaurants that served up a taste of their specialties from their menu's and all were delicious. Morgan was a great tour guide with exceptional knowledge of the area as we stopped at a couple of historical sites along the way. She is fun and quirky and made an excellent guide. I personally only bought the food portion of the tour to save a few bucks and that ended up being an ok decision as not having it did not take away anything from this tour.
Written 26 April 2022
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Cathy M
Deep River, CT5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Fantastic food and history tour led by the charming Sara. My friend and I paid extra for alcoholic beverages paired with 3 out of our 6 tastings and they were perfect matches for the food offered. Nice variety of food (Jamaican, El Salvadoran, Mexican fusion, etc) and all were locally owned. All locations had a delicious-looking vegetarian option for the person in our group who requested it. Booking was easy and great communication with a reminder email with link to directions and parking. We came to Newport from CT specifically for this tour, and it was totally worth the almost 2-hour drive, but would be even better to start a longer visit as you will want to check out what else each eatery has to offer!
Written 9 July 2021
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Greg G
Plymouth, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Not sure where to begin because there were so many great things about the tour. I guess the best place to start is that this tour is not focused on bringing you to the hot touristy places. You get to visit and sample some eclectic, off the beaten path tastings. Without giving too much away, the night before our tour my wife and I walked past a couple of the places on the tour; they weren't on our list of places to try. We were wrong!

Our tour guide Elise, made sure of that. The tour started away from Thames Street and focused on some smaller, unassuming little restaurants where we learned about the history of the restaurants and their owners and got to taste samples of their most popular dishes.

We were taken to six places in all, all were different cuisines. The food they served was a generous tasting, the right amount at each. If you spend a little extra you are served alcohol at some of the stops. The blood orange margarita was amazing at a stop where we sat outdoors under a cherry tree in the restaurant's courtyard.

In addition to taking us to and talking about the different food offerings, Elise also threw a lot of Newport history into our tour. We heard about George Washington's visits to the city.

And we did end on Thames Street. It was a great tour and Elise was a great guide for us.
Written 28 August 2023
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