Lancaster Walking Food Tour: Explore Local Cuisine
66 Ratings
Embark on a 3-hour walking food tour in historic Lancaster, exploring local cuisine and family-owned eateries. No chain restaurants, diverse culture, and special dietary accommodations available.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Lancaster Central Market - Your guide will take you through the Market giving you the history of the Market and it’s vendors and some of their samples.
What's Included
  • Snacks included
What's Not Included
  • gratuities
Additional Information

Join our skilled narrative expert at Penn Square’s visitor center to embark on a journey through Lancaster’s rich history. We wouldn’t let you go hungry!

This captivating three-hour downtown Lancaster tour showcases the city’s colorful culture and includes mouthwatering food samples exclusively from local family-owned restaurants. We promise — no chain restaurants on this tour! We can also cater to specific dietary needs, so let us know ahead of your visit.

Come rain or shine, our all-inclusive tour is available in the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. Unfortunately, we don’t conduct tours in Winter (our guide prefers the warmth!) We can’t wait to meet you!

Penn Square
Downtowns' visitors center is located on the corner of King St. & Queen St. Using a GPS will only confuse you.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Dec 24, 2023
Marketplace - Loved the market. So many delicious things to choose from and everyone was so friendly. Perfect location.
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Oct 29, 2023
Great food, great stories - We got to sample a wide variety of foods, with regional and international foods represented. All of the businesses were local/family-owned. Along with having tasty foods, Deb was very knowledgeable about the City of Lancaster and its history. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes food and wants to learn more about the Lancaster area.
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Oct 22, 2023
History with snacks! - Great tour of Lancaster center. It’s billed as a food tour but it’s really a history tour with snacks. Highly recommend.
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Oct 22, 2023
A Yummy Storytelling Walk around Lancaster - Enjoyed learning the history of Lancaster while tasting food from small local businesses Debbie's insights & anecdotes were interesting & engaging.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 21, 2023
Perfect day in Lancaster! - My husband and I had such a lovely time on the Red Rose Walking tour of Lancaster. Deb was very knowledgeable and picked out food tasting spots that were owned by small/family businesses. Highly recommend this tour!
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Oct 17, 2023
Food, Fun, and Facts - Debbie was knowledgeable, personable, and did her best to meet individual needs and look out for the group during our tour. My husband and I felt the pace was perfect, with a few sit-down spots for snacking along the way. This is a very enjoyable way to learn about U.S history as well as the history of Lancaster, all while experiencing some new delicious foods!
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Sep 24, 2023
Wonderful Tour, Highly Recommend. - Our guide was smart, enthusiastic and made sure we were able to enjoy vegan choices from the food vendors. Great history tour as well. I recommend as a first step to learning about Lancaster from yesteryear until now.
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Sep 5, 2023
Wonderful, tasty and informative day in Lancaster! - Debbie was an outstanding and informative guide!! The food options were wonderful — went back to the Jamaican restaurant following our tour!! We had enough food to cover us until dinner time, following an 11 am tour. The stories and history lessons Debbie shared with us throughout the tour will stay with me for many years to come! Thank you!!
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Sep 5, 2023
A must do! FANTASTIC TOUR - Absolutely a fantastic tour! Excellent variety of food choices by local establishments! But honestly the best part was Debbie the tour guide! So knowledgeable with history, was truly and enjoyable day! Between the history and good great way to see Lancaster!
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Sep 2, 2023
Amazing tour - What a great tour. Not only did we get bits and bites we learned a lot of history. Deb did a wonderful job and made the whole experience enjoyable.
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up to 10 guests
April 2024