The Burlington Edible History Tour in Burlington, Vermont, is a unique concept that uses food as a way to teach people about local Burlington history. Burlington’s early community was and currently is shaped by the various racial and ethnic groups that make the city what it is. This is never more apparent than when looking at the culinary history of the city. The Burlington Edible History tour offers local residents as well as out-of-town visitors the opportunity to learn something new about Burlington, Vermont, while enjoying the various ethnic cuisines that have deeply influenced the city.
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All tickets for the Burlington Edible History Tour must be purchased at least a day in advance as this provides the chefs at the visited restaurants enough notice to prepare food. The tour is limited to 12 people to ensure a personalized tour experience.
If tour participants would like to offer gratuities to their applicable tour guides, this is accepted and appreciated, as gratuities are not included in the cost of the tickets.
The Burlington Edible History holds tours from June to October. At this time, tours are offered several days a week, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Tours begin at 1:00pm and end at approximately 4:15pm.
The Burlington Edible History Tour is a walking tour covering five local Burlington restaurants. The restaurants on the menu currently include Waterside Café at ECHO, Jam Bakery at Maglianero, Honey Road, Penny Cluse, and Juniper Bar & Restaurant. Tour participants will walk a 2-mile course that covers the five above-mentioned restaurants as well as several historic Burlington sites.
This is a walking tour. Thus, participants are urged to wear comfortable shoes. Please note that while this tour is wheelchair accessible, there is a portion of the tour that is uphill. Tours are conducted rain or shine.
Each tour participant will receive a tour guide book that includes coupons and special discounts that can be used at the previously visited restaurants for a more personalized experience.
There is no official menu for the Burlington Edible History Tour. While on the tour, participants will partake in a variety of samples at the five different restaurants visited during the tour.
The Burlington Edible History Tour offers several items for visitors to purchase. Gift certificates are available for purchase online via PayPal. Patrons can also visit the website to purchase Burlington Edible History Tour t-shirts as well as tickets to attend the tour.
The Burlington Edible History Tour donates 10% of all profits to The New Farms for New Americans program, which continues to foster the importance of community in Burlington by assisting immigrants and refugees with establishing their own local farms.
Keep up to date with all the latest happenings at the Burlington Edible History Learn more about how the local cuisine in Burlington evolved into what it is today as well as participate in various culinary and cultural events.
There are several convenient parking options available. Tour participants can get discounted parking at the ECHO parking lot. There is also another paid parking lot near this location. At City Garage at the Hotel Vermont at 41 Cherry Street, tour participants can get up to 2 hours of free parking as well.
Burlington Edible History Tour, 475 Shelburne Road, Burlington, VT 05401, website, Phone: 802-238-8828