Ninth Square Food and History Tour

  • 4 Ratings

Journey through downtown New Haven to discover the city's rich past and eclectic restaurant scene. Sample delicacies from one of the most exciting corners found here, Ninth Square.

Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.

What You Will Do

  • Meander around Ninth Square on a four-hour food tour that fills your mind and your stomach
  • Start off at Elm City Market to sample, smell, and see local foods and produce, then enjoy delectable pastries and bread at G Cafe
  • Head to Tikkaway Grill for fresh Indian fare that treats your taste buds to a burst of flavors
  • Taste a specialty pasta dish and wines at Skappo Italian restaurant, plus sample imported and homemade Italian food at their specialty shop, Skappo Merkato
  • Learn all about local history, architecture, and culture as you experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of the city

What's Included

  • Guided food tour
  • Tastings

Customer Reviews

  • 4 Ratings

  • Dan

Good selection of restaurants, and the restauranteurs were entertaining. I didn't rate this as 'completely satisfied because it was billed as 4 hours, but took just over 3. It was a good tour though!

March 6, 2018

  • Sheila

We needed to have more time in between stops, taking ten steps out the door & being at the next place doesn't work well when you're still full. I would have been happy to walk (a lot) more to space things out, seeing & hearing more about anything in the city. It's not the guide's fault that we started late (waiting on people who failed to plan/figure out where they were going) & then seemed to be hurrying up the rest of the time. I had no idea the stops would be so close & we'd go directly to the next, cramming in food too quickly. I had really enjoyed the last tour & the wealth of information that Colin shared as well as the spacing of stops & generous sized drinks & food to try. The first stop only offered a fancy cracker with cheese, not even water, & was shown up by the cheese sample demo. Some places seemed less than enthused to have the group & drinks were much smaller/cheaper. The rushed timing was the biggest issue for me--space things out, walk a little more, relax & let us digest a bit, & see more of the city. It would make for a much better experience.

July 31, 2017
New Haven, CT, USA