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Private food tours with a healthy helping of history! 

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The Original
Madison Food Tour

Are you hungry for good food and knowledge? Join us on a walking culinary tour of Madison’s savory neighborhoods. Discover locally-owned restaurants and learn about Madison’s history, architecture, and regional food traditions. 

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How to Schedule a Tour

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Find 4-12 people who would like to do at least two of these three things: eat food, drink cocktails, learn about history.

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Peruse our menu of tour descriptions below, and decide what works for your group, or if you want to customize.

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We'll ask you a few basic questions and get back to you with options for your private tour!

A Sample of our Food Tours: 

Happy Hour Tours

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These delectably didactic tours last about 90 minutes and can include up to three food and drink stops. We have several curated tours that share highlights of Madison's scenic and cultural views.

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Lake to Lake

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Madison's first and best guided food tour allows exploration of our unique city with ease. We'll walk from Lake Mendota to Lake Monona, stopping at local restaurants and specialty shops. Native Madisonians and visitors alike can relish this one-of-a-kind way to experience the heart of the city!


Dear Bus Tour Operators

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Erica, the owner of Madison Food Explorers, is full of knowledge about the history and culture of Madison and is the best guide for your bus tour! She's a docent for the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, a  board member of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and a former employee of the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Chicago Architecture Center.

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Are you interested in gifting a tour to your friends, family, or colleagues?  Have you been tasked with finding a corporate team-building activity? Are you a non-profit seeking donations? 

The Perfect Gift!

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