Providence Riverwalk Tour: Chef-Led Culinary Tour

Newport Gourmet Tours

Zerve Seller: NewportFoods
Activity #3104

No future dates/times are currently scheduled for this activity.

For more information, please contact NewportFoods.


Give us two hours and two miles and Newport Gourmet Tours will give you a delicious, chef's-eye view of Rhode Island's capital city, Providence. CNBC recently named Providence one of America's top foodie cities and on our Providence Riverwalk Tour you'll see why!
On this tour you'll go behind-the-scenes in top kitchens, meet talented chefs, learn insider info, and at the end, have a full belly and a true appreciation for the Providence food scene.
On The Providence Riverwalk Tour, you'll:
  • Start at a gourmet burger joint owned by one of the pioneers of the Providence restaurant scene. 
  • Meet one of the states "rising star" chefs
  • Enjoy one of the great seafood restaurants in Providence history 
  • Tour a restaurant that Julia Child called "one of America's finest."
  • Visit a former Federal Reserve building that now is home to some of Providence's best cocktails and small plates
Providence is not only Rhode Island's capital city, it's also its dining capital and our Providence Riverwalk tour will show you the best chefs and restaurants Providence has to offer.   
Newport Gourmet Tours offers three unique tours, each featuring a half dozen or so stops, opportunities to sample sweet and savory treats, and each led by a "seasoned" chef who can offer a unique perspective on what you are eating along the way.  

So, are you hungry yet? Good! Then join Chef Michael for Newport Gourmet Tour's Providence Riverwalk Tour.

What Is Not Included?

Any food, beverages, or other items not offered by chefs or gourmet shop owners at the locations we visit are not included, but you are welcome to make additional purchases where appropriate.

Meeting Location

Harry's Burger Bar (Providence, RI) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Cash is accepted at the time of the tour, but only if there is space available. We strongly recommend that you buy in advance.
Do the tours run rain or shine?
Yes, Newport Gourmet Tours run rain or shine. We will provide umbrellas for you to use. If weather is particularly harsh, we do reserve the right to reschedule, but we anticipate nothing but sunny skies all season long!
Are children allowed on the tour? What about babies in strollers?
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children under the age of 12, including babies. We love kids, but space and liability issues limit us.
If a tour is sold out, is there any chance you will add on more spaces for my group?
Unfortunately, no. So buy early!
How much food is served on the tour? What kind of tastings will there be?
There are approximately 6 stops on the Providence Riverwalk tour. While the amount and kind of food will vary each day, we suspect you will feel quite satisfied by tour's end.
Are any beverages provided on the tour? Can I bring my own?
Some stops may offer a beverage, but we will provide water of our own just in case. Rhode Island does not allow open containers of alcohol to be transported in public, so water or soft drinks only, please.
How many people are in the tour group?
We limit groups to 12 people per tour so that the experience is friendly, intimate, and not over-crowded.
I'm concerned about the distance that we will have to walk. Will it wear me out?
Newport Gourmet Tours proceed at a leisurely pace. For the most part, the Providence Riverwalk tour covers mostly flat terrain. You'll walk less than two miles in two hours, and you can always have a seat when we arrive at a destination. Frankly, being professional foodies, we're on the chubby side ourselves and don't move that fast!
What about my food allergies?
Unfortunately, if you have food allergies to peanuts, shellfish, or anything else, you may want to consider opting out of some of the tasting samples. Newport Gourmet Tours and our partners along the way cannot at any time guarantee that certain ingredients are not present in the food they serve to you.
What if I need to use a bathroom?
While there are no public bathrooms along the Providence Riverwalk tour route, use of facilities will be offered at some of our stops.
Are cameras allowed?
Absolutely! Click away...and then share the good pics with us so we can add them to our website.
Should I tip my guide?
If you feel as though the tour guide earned it, feel free to tip.
Is the tour route wheelchair accessible?
For the most part, the terrain we cover is flat and most, but not all, stops are wheelchair accessible. However, we don't recommend wheelchairs for the tours as spaces in shops and kitchens can be very limited and difficult to access via wheelchair.
Can I bring a pet with me on the tour?
It is against Rhode Island Department of Health regulations to have animals in kitchens and dining rooms. We have to leave our two Labradors, Olive and Lemon, at home and we ask that you do the same with your pets.
What if I'm from Providence, will I enjoy the tour?
Completely! As a Providence local or Rhode Islander, you will love learning more about the culinary talent in your own back yard. And while you may have dined at some of the establishments we will take you to, it's rare that you get to see the kitchens or meet the chefs who prepare the food you love. You'll end up with a new appreciation for Providence's culinary landscape.
Can I shop along the way? Do we get discounts at any of the stops?
We always encourage shopping! But as most stops offer a bite to eat, they don't as a rule offer an additional discount.
What if I have a last-minute question or concern?
Call us! You're not dealing with a huge corporation here -- just two foodies who want to show you the best Providence has to offer. We're available via phone and you will be provided with our contact information upon purchasing tickets.
Are gift certificates available?
Absolutely! Please click on the "Contact NewportFoods" link to request a gift certificate.
Can I book a private tour?
We would love to book a private tour for your group, whether it's two or 12 people. Let us know what you're interested in via the "Contact NewportFoods" link and we'll arrange the details!


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.

Other Policies

Children under 12 not permitted.
Children under 12 are not allowed on the tour. All guests must have a standard priced ticket in order to attend.


Newport Gourmet Tours

Chef Michael Martini has spent the last 20 years working for some of the top restaurants in Rhode Island. Educated in culinary arts at RISD, he brings a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective to what you see, learn and eat along the way on a Newport Gourmet Tour.
Ann Martini has more than 10 years experience in publishing and chef and restaurant public relations, and has worked with top chefs and food events all over the country. Her years as an editor at Rhode Island Monthly magazine offered her an inside view of Rhode Island's growing culinary community.

Together, Ann and Michael form the perfect team to take you on a culinary excursion you won't soon forget!
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