Lancaster City Tour: Explore Hidden Culinary Gems
27 Ratings
Embark on a door-to-door walking tour of Lancaster City and uncover hidden culinary gems. Sample delicious treats, meet passionate food purveyors, and learn about the city's rich history.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Bistro Barberet & Bakery - Guests will be amazed at the array of French pastries and desserts and will get to choose one individual dessert to take with them or eat in the cafe’.
  • Lancaster Pickle Company LLC - We will explain the process used in this very unique pickle making operation. Guests will have the opportunity to sample any and all of the flavors of pickles and each will chose a container of their favorite to go.
  • Lancaster Cupcake - Guests will choose one of the many unique and delicious flavors of cupcakes from this Lancaster baking institution to either eat in their cafe or take to go.
  • Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom - Guests will have an introduction from the staff explaining the many fantastic flavors of balsamic vinegars and olive oils sourced from their own Spanish vineyard before being turned loose to sample any varieties and combinations you want. Guests of loKal Experiences receive a 10% discount on any purchases.
  • The Spice & Tea Exchange Of Lancaster - Our guests will get a full explanation of the stores offerings by their knowledgable staff as well as an interactive experience sampling all of the aromas of their unique spice blends, sugars, salts, and teas. Each guest will receive a hot or iced tea of their choosing from the 70-plus loose leaf teas they offer, as well as a 10% discount on any purchases by virtue of being a loKal Experiences guest.
What's Included
    • Refreshments
Additional Information

Hailing from Lancaster and carrying a proud badge of being an ex-professional baker, I am a dedicated gastronome who is thrilled to introduce you to Lancaster City’s secret culinary treasures! My enthusiasm is deeply rooted in food and in hosting/engaging with new individuals. This door-to-door walking tour will take us to a selection of exceptional and diverse businesses tucked away in the city center. These visits will offer you exclusive interactions and insights directly from the business owners and operators. Feel free to pose your queries, and immerse yourself in generous sample tastings! The tour cost includes take-home treats and a treasure trove of city history.

2 Penn Square
Penn Square
There is a large monument at the intersection of King and Queen Streets. We meet at the monument - not the visitor's center across the street.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Mar 23, 2024
Sweet and Savory tour - Great tasting tour. Unique deserts and item to taste. Learned about Lancaster. Enjoyed the experience. Parking was easy and affordable.
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Jan 2, 2024
Fun afternoon - Mike was a great guide full of historical facts. We enjoyed all the local shops. Mike is a foodie so he was able to recommend pairings of olive oils with balsamic vinegar. We dropped by the central market though it wasn’t on the tour. The meat stalls looked amazing.
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Dec 29, 2023
Lancaster Food Walking Tour with Family - This was a fun experience where we not only got taste some treats from local businesses, we also learned about Lancaster history from our guide Mike. Mike was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Oct 28, 2023
excellent - Mike was great/ it was just my husband and I, but Mike gave the full experience. Great time and lots of goodies.
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Oct 21, 2023
A must!! - Mike, Mike made this tour!! We enjoy Lancaster and this was our first tour, exceptional customer service. Enjoyed each of our stops. The rich history that Mike shares with you. Can’t thank him enough. P&J Salmon
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Sep 15, 2023
Sample some hidden gems and take home some memories! - A great two hour slice of history and food experiences in downtown Lancaster. Mike is very knowledgeable and well versed in the local history and took us to some hidden foodie gems. We sampled fresh pickles, French desserts, custom blended teas, oils and vinegars and a local treat, the stroopwafel. And we took home some goodies! Great time with a great host. Book this excursion and get in on the fun!
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Aug 24, 2023
Personal shopper and tour guide - Mike, our tour guide, was like a personal shopper, who took us to a variety of specialty shops and recommended his favorites things Including flavored olive oils and vinegars, cupcakes and pastries, and salt-free pickles. The dills are to die for. He also brought alive the history of landmark buildings we walked by.
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Aug 24, 2023
Like Having Personal Shopper and Tour Guide - Mike was like our personal shopper who walked us around to various shops and recommended his favorite olive oils, vinegars, teas, cupcakes, pastries and pickles. The dills were to die for. Every shopkeeper had a story. He also brought the history and buildings of Lancaster alive through animated conversation.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 20, 2023
Food amazin - The tour was amazing. Food was great and the history of town was terrific . Tour guide was amazing.
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Sep 1, 2023
Fun but not quite savory - Our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable and personable. Tons of history given about the city, architecture. We enjoyed the tour but wish there was a touch more savory perhaps something in the market or a slice of pizza. The 4 attendees went to lunch at the end of the tour. The cupcake stop and the french bakery was our favorite but we did return to purchase 6 bottles of balsamic vinegars.
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
May 2024