South Beach Tour des Forks Food Tour

Miami Food Tours

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Activity #3235
Discover both mouth-watering restaurants & cafés and the Art Deco architecture and history that make Miami's South Beach so unique!
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Description

The Miami Herald calls it a “A Feast by foot”!
 
Discover Miami’s unique Art Deco district—from Lincoln Road to Española Way & Ocean Drive—through the locals’ favorite mouth-watering restaurants and cafés.

On the SoBe Tour des Forks, you’ll get a taste of Miami as your enthusiastic guide takes you through 5 different restaurants and cafes in South Beach—Miami Beach’s most popular neighborhood. On tour, you’ll bypass the tourist traps and go straight to the eateries that the locals frequent to discover the mouth-watering dishes that will fill you up for lunch!
 
Your 3-hour food adventure may include tastings such as:
  • Miami Nouvelle Cuisine
  • Authentic Cuban Cafe
  • Peruvian Fare
  • Latin American Bakery 
  • Homemade Kosher Ice Cream
The SoBe Tour des Forks is not only a food tour, it’s an architectural, historic and cultural walking tour. Besides delving into the foods of Miami, you’ll discover the dramatic history, diverse culture and stunning Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach. Your local guide will share the dramatic (and romantic) stories that illustrate how Miami Beach has been shaped into the glamorous city we know today.

All tastings are included in the ticket price, enough for lunch!
Miami Food Tours can accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions; just let us know when making your ticket purchase. Tasting locations are subject to change.

Meeting Location

Lincoln Road in South Beach (Miami Beach, FL) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

Reviews

245 Reviews Rating: 4.8 4.8 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
FUN AND AMAZING FOOD!!
Fri, Jan 29  4:30 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
My wife and I had a great time on this tour! We did the evening tour. It was our first time in Miami. Such a fun way to explore the city, sample great local food, and learn more about the history of Miami. The food was delicious and large samples were provided, almost too much sometimes! Christina, our tour guide, was awesome - so friendly and knowledgeable! I will recommend this to everyone, as long as you are willing and able to walk about 1.5 miles and spend 3 hours learning and eating! The only thing missing was alcoholic drink samples, but that's understandable for the price. Can't wait to go back to Miami!
 
Rating: 5
A Must Do!
Fri, Jan 29  11:00 AM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
 
Do you like food, history, or architecture? Take this tour!
Rating: 5
Delicious Food
Fri, Jan 29  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Great fun tour....Peruvian food was delicious. Lots to choose from and great amounts. Glad we did not eat breakfast before tour at 11 am. Would recommend for the price!! Kristina is a great tour guide.
Rating: 5
Great time.
Sun, Jan 24  4:30 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Our guide Christina was very knowable about Miami history and food scene. Introduced to all local eateries that served excellent dishes, and would probably have missed had it not been for tour.
Rating: 4
Informative Tour
Sat, Jan 23  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
 
Lots to eat, see, and learn. Our tour guide Gabe was funny and kept it very entertaining. Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
WOW and more WOW. Must do!!!
Wed, Jan 13  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
I can't say enough great things about this tour; the food and the history is just fantastic. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and friendly (thanks Nic!!!!), there is enough quality and fresh food to feed an army, and the restaurants are just adorable and little local establishments to make this an absolutely enjoyable day. We've done this tour TWICE and learned so many different things each time - LOVE LOVE this tour. My father can't stop raving about it. Worth every penny!
Rating: 5
Enjoy the Food Tour very much
Sat, Jan 9  11:00 AM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
 
We had never been to Miami before but now we have a good feeling for the area thanks to our guide Sam. He was very knowledgeable of the food and the area. Enjoyed all the food choices and had plenty to eat. Sam also shared his knowledge of the landscape which made the tour even more enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Nicola was a great guide!
Sat, Jan 2  4:30 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Tasty and Informative!
Sat, Jan 2  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
 
I had a great time on the tour! Gabriel was a fantastic guide. He really asserted his local and historical knowledge while keeping a friendly enthusiasm. The food was also appropriately filling and representative of various Miami flavors. The amount of walking was just enough too - not too far or strenuous after each stop. Will highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Excellent way to experience a new city
Fri, Jan 1  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Description- About 3 hour tour of the heart of Miami Beach with 5 restaurant stops.

Experience- Miami Food Tours with Sam exceeded our expectations. Our group was amazingly small (only ~ 6 people even though it was the holiday season). After the first stop, I was worried that there would not enough food for everyone or that everyone would be too polite to eat much, however it turned out well! By the 4th stop my husband and I were stuffed. The snacks/meals were a mix of traditional foods and local restaurants. About half were dishes I was familiar with and the other half I would not order on my own but were very tasty. Learning about the food as we ate definitely enhanced the meal. The other tourists were Brazilians - they seemed more familiar with cuisine which I thought was a good sign. My husband is not much of a foodie or architecture-lover, but he really enjoyed this trip too. 3 Hours might seem long, but it was just right for a leisurely eating, strolling and talking.

Guide- Our guide Sam was very friendly, easy to talk to, and knowledgeable. Sam is a Miami transplant and his passion for his new hometown was amazing and infectious. Of all our tours on our vacation, this was the best one because of the personalized attention; it felt like a friend was showing us around the city. My advice is to feel free to ask questions - Sam did a good job providing interesting answers and tidbits to our questions.

Cost- the cost was reasonable! We felt we would have paid similar if we had gone to the restaurants on our own. Note: Be prepared to pay for parking!
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advance. To maximize your chance of getting the day, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, AMEX or MasterCard. Cash is not accepted.
If a food tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please click on the "Contact MiamiDeFork" link to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
The SoBe Tour des Forks covers 1.5 miles and lasts between 3 and 3.5 hours. We walk at a moderate pace with seating provided in most of the restaurants for at least an hour of resting total.
How much food is served on the food tour?
Miami Food Tours serves enough food that for most participants, lunch afterward is not necessary. Please know that our food tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch, so please consider eating breakfast before the tour.
What if I have dietary restrictions, food allergies or am a vegetarian?
As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions. And there are tastings for vegetarians. Please be sure to let us know if you or anybody in your group has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your ticket.
What type of food is served and what restaurants do we visit on the tour?
We taste foods from a variety of ethnic restaurants and cafes. Our tasting locations usually include The Cafe at Books & Books, David's Cafe II, A La Folie, Boteco Copacabana and The Frieze Ice Cream Factory, but please note that food tasting locations are subject change without notice.
Is the tour kid-friendly?
We do offer both Adolescent and Child tickets for families, however keep in mind that the tour is 3 hours long and some children have limited attention spans. Therefore, the tour may not be appropriate for some of them. Please consider the amount of walking and standing when deciding whether the tour is appropriate for your child.
If I am bringing an baby or very young child, do I need to buy a ticket for them?
If your child will not be participating in the tastings, they do not need a ticket. However, please do let us know that you will be bringing an infant or young child by including a Message to the Seller.
Are beverages or alcoholic drinks served during the tour?
A drink tasting is included on the tour and water is served at most tasting locations. Miami Food Tours does not serve beer, wine or cocktails during the tour. We also ask that if you feel like a beer or cocktail, to wait until after the tour in order to stay on schedule and respect the time of the rest of the group.
When is the best time to take the tour?
We highly recommend taking our food tours at the beginning of your visit to allow plenty of time to continue exploring South Beach and so you may return to your favorite food tasting locations and redeem your store coupons.
Where does the tour begin and end?
The tour begins in South Beach on Lincoln Road. The meeting point and directions will be disclosed upon ticket purchase. The tour ends just a block and half from the starting point, and a map is provided to all tour participants.
Is the tour wheelchair and baby stroller accessible?
Yes—our tour route and tasting establishments are wheelchair and baby stroller accessible and friendly.
Do your tours have anything to offer a native Miamian?
A significant number of Miami Food Tours’ participants live in the Miami area and are looking for something fun to do on their day off. Miamians who take our tour discover the rich history and architectural gems of city they live in, while getting to know the South Beach locals’ favorite restaurants and cafes.
Are the tours offered only in English?
Miami Food Tours operates our tours in English. If you would like to arrange for your own interpreter to join the tour, please click on the "Contact MiamiDeFork" link to discuss.
What happens if it rains or storms?
Miami Food Tours operates rain or shine, please bring an umbrella or poncho if it looks like rain and wear appropriate shoes. In the case of inclement weather, we are able to enter most of the establishments on the tour.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, bathrooms are available at most of our food-tasting locations.
May I shop during the tour?
We ask that tour participants hold off on their shopping until after the tour so that we can stay on schedule for our food-tastings. We end near the starting point, so it will be easy to find your way back to any shops.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes, cameras are allowed (we’re not visiting any museums on the tour).
Is there parking near the tour starting point?
Yes, plenty of street and garage parking is located near the starting point of the SoBe Tour des Forks. Specific parking details are provided upon the purchase of your ticket(s), including address, directions and pricing.
Are pets allowed on the tour?
Due to the policies of the various food tasting locations we visit, no pets, other than service animals, are allowed on the tour.
Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. In the tourism industry, it is customary to tip your tour guide as you would a waitperson, between 15% and 18%.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes, Miami Food Tours Gift Certificates are available. To purchase or learn more about our gift certificates, please click on the "Contact MiamiDeFork" link to let us know what you are interested in.
Can I book a private group tour?
Yes—Miami Food Tours Private Group Tours are available. To set up a private tour or to learn more, please click on the "Contact MiamiDeFork" link and let us know about your request. A member of our staff will get back to you within 2 working days.

About

Miami Food Tours

Miami Food Tours started in 2010, becoming the first Miami culinary tour company with the goal to turn Miami’s visitors into South Beach locals by introducing them to the best of the local cuisine through a selection of the locals’ favorite cafes and restaurants.

We began our research by tasting our way through our own city—fueling up on Cuban coffees, relaxing in SoBe’s European bistros, tasting our way through Miami’s Latin cafes and sharing laughs over plenty of ice cream. We listened to stories of the movers-and-shakers of Miami Beach, had lunch with the local business owners and hung out in the music and entertainment venues of South Beach.

Finally we found the freshest Ceviche, sipped on the best Cortadito and discovered probably the best ice cream in the world. When you join us on a Miami Food Tour, we bring you all of these and more on the city’s finest culinary walking tour—the SoBe Tour des Forks.

From international vacationers to local Miami residents, everybody is sure to discover something new. Whether it’s an architectural gem, a dramatic story from the past or a delicious new dish, you’ll be sure to find your own takeaway.

Our local, passionate tour guides are delighted to share the culinary discoveries, dramatic tales from the past and architectural observations with our guests. We suggest that you take your tour in the beginning of your stay because we will tantalize your taste buds and open your eyes to a whole new side of Miami that we’re sure you’ll want to keep exploring!
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