South Beach Tour des Forks Food Tour

Miami Food Tours

Zerve Seller: MiamiDeFork
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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

272 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Perfect lunch-time activity for bachelorette party
Sat, Apr 23  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Between the different dishes, history of the area, and the architecture, this tour was a great activity for the bachelorette party I planned. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Although we ate a lot of food, because we walked between restaurants and it was spread over 2 hours, we never felt uncomfortably full. We certainly left very satisfied!
Rating: 5
A fun and informational food and walking tour
Mon, Apr 11  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
The tour was really great! Lots of fun, food and information! The tour lasts 3 hours, with 5 food stops and informational stops along the way, including some South Beach history. The pace was perfect and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour!
Mon, Apr 11  11:00 AM Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Highly recommend this tour. The portions were perfect and had healthy options. Very accommodating to dietary restrictions. Sam I believe was our tour guide and he was great! Knowledgeable about the area/history/food. Moved at a great pace. Totally a worthwhile food adventure!
Rating: 5
Excellent
Fri, Apr 8  4:30 PM Male 40-49 Combination Couple on a Date
 
Gary Francis is an asset to this company he is very intelligent very friendly and very knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Lots of Fun
Sat, Apr 2  11:00 AM Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Gabriel was a great tour guide and has a great personality. My mother and I had a lot of fun. The food was absolutely delicious. He deserves a raise.
Rating: 4
Great tour of South Beach and Latin American food
Fri, Mar 25  11:00 AM Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Great walking tour of South Beach area and local food scene. Highly recommend. Our guide, Gary, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Rating: 4
Great experience
Thu, Mar 24  4:30 PM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Was fun , educational, and he food was very good , got to taste food from different country. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable, overall a very fun experience
Rating: 5
Delicious Food + Informative Tour = Fun
Sat, Mar 19  4:30 PM Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
 
The 3 hour tour of South Beach's Art Deco architecture and food tasting was all we expected and more. Gary, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared fascinating information about the development of the area. We really enjoyed the food stops at five very different establishments. Again, Gary gave us background on each of the places we visited and the food we tried. While we enjoyed all our food stops, our favorite was the Peruvian restaurant, Chalan, where we tried two very different main course dishes. The Cuban restaurant was also delicious with two different desserts and Cuban coffee, however I would have preferred to have had this later in the tour rather than our second stop. Our group was very interested in the great architecture and would never have noticed many aspects without Gary's expertise. We loved Espanol Way which was like walking down a street in Europe! I'd readily recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Perfect Balance Between Food & History
Wed, Mar 16  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Sam was an absolute wonderful tour guide, and my two friends and I all had an equally great time. I really appreciated the balance of information we received, between food, the stories behind the restaurants, and the history of Miami Beach itself. All of the stops were delightful: the portions were perfect and Sam had such knowledge behind the ingredients of what we were eating, why they were used, and the story of the restaurants. That combined with information about the architecture and history of Miami Beach during the in between (digestion time needed of course) made it so fun and informative, I found myself repeating everything to other friends later that evening and they were just as interested as I had been.

Overall, the entire experience felt genuine and I felt right at home with Sam, our group, and Miami Beach.
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience- Highly Recommend the Tour!
Tue, Mar 15  4:30 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
My 14yr old daughter and I went on this food tour and had a wonderful experience. Gary Francis was our tour guide and provide a wealth of historical knowledge and great food choices. I highly recommend this great tour!!!
 
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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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