The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida offers a cultural experience with tastings at bakeries and eateries. As you eat, learn about food culture and foodways infused with local history. The public tours travel to West Palm Beach on first Saturdays; Lake Worth area on second Saturdays; and to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach on third and fourth Saturdays, year-round, plus private tours are offered during weekdays. Fees are inclusive.
I am a huge fan of food tours. And history. And art. Combine all three and you have a trifecta: The Taste History Culinary Tour. Located in Palm Beach County (South Florida), this six-year-old food tour in South Florida offers three different established tours to choose from, in West Palm Beach, Delray & Boynton, and Lake Worth & Lantana. The tours run each Saturday and are 3-4 hours in length.
On my visit, which I scheduled weeks in advance because they sell out, I did the Lake Worth & West Palm Beach itinerary. My friend Griffin accompanied me. Tasting the local flavors of the Palm Beach areas was a delight.
Held on the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am
At least 3 to 4 locally owned and family-owned eateries that may include bakeries, pastry shops, delis, markets, juice bars, tea shops and cafes that are visited for food tasting. Some cuisines may be culturally-specific. Most food portions are hearty.
Cultural centers or emerging art and craft shops are visited
Tour may travel through historic neighborhoods, downtowns, main streets, emerging arts districts and off the beaten path.
Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
Some eating experiences are standing-only.
Tour is at least 3 to 4 hours
Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
To maintain an element of surprise, each tour is different and never an exact duplication of any previous tour hosted.
Private group tours are also available during the weekday
Pre-payment is required. Fees are inclusive
Tour takes place Rain or Shine.
Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accommodated. Click here to read about types of foods served on the tour.
Taste History is a food tasting tour, with art and history combined, and although there is some sitting it's not a sit-down luncheon but many of the food portions are hearty and most people are full by the end of the tour.
The mission of the tour includes incorporating education about food culture and food history with the food tastings thus dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.
Effective January 1, 2017, $50 per person is the new rate for the tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana; and West Palm Beach. Free for children under age 14 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Children age 14 and over pay regular price. Due to the increased operational costs and insurance an increase in our tour fees is necessary. Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be affected. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art galleries.