Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Taste the World - A Delicious Tour of Lancaster

From Taste the World's Facebook Page
A couple years ago, a really hip girlfriend of mine introduced me to the "Taste the World" walking and sampling tour of downtown Lancaster ... and it was a BLAST!  It felt a bit like a "foodie scavenger hunt"... we followed a map, working our way from restaurant to restaurant, tasting the delicious samples they had planned for us.  In between the restaurants we enjoyed the sights, shopped a bit, people-watched, listened to live music, and generally enjoyed exploring beautiful & eclectic downtown Lancaster.

Noodle King - photo by Seth Marsical

Fast forward a few years and the Taste the World tour has expanded considerably!  They have tours scheduled monthly (2nd Fridays) from May to November, each one with a different theme.  Proceeds from the tours go to the Lancaster Public Library, so by taking this tour, you're not just having a deliciously good time, you're helping a good cause to boot!!!



Here are the list of dates and themes:
May 10:  Signature Foods
June 14:  Vegetarian Foods
July 12:  Exotic Foods
August 9:  Chill!!!
Sept 13:  Seafood
Oct 11:  Finger Foods
Nov 8:  Soups On!

And some of our favorite restaurants are participating!!
  • Annie Bailey's Irish Pub
  • Arabian Knight
  • Catering by Christina
  • Cocina Mexicana
  • Himalayan Curry & Grill
  • Kohm's Eggroll Paradise
  • La Cocina Restaurant
  • La Dolce Vita Italian Courthouse Bakery
  • Mucho Mexico
  • Noodle King
  • Rachel's Cafe & Creperie
  • Sakura Asian Fusion
  • Spyro Gyros
  • Upohar Ethnic Cusines
  • plus Lonley Monk Coffees
Tickets are $12.50 for early birds (more than 1 month ahead), $15.00 the month of the event, or $17.50 the day of the event.  Here's a link where you can purchase tickets:  http://www.tastetheworldlancaster.com/get-tickets.html 

So if you're looking for a unique way to tour downtown Lancaster, while sampling delicious foods and enjoying a lovely spring, summer or fall evening walk, then this is the tour for you.  We'll definitely be recommending it to guests of the Historic Smithton Inn!!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I wish I were there for the vegetarian event!

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  2. We'll have to see about recreating it for you when you come in November. Downtown Lancaster is really fun, and "artsie-hip"...a fairly stark contrast to the farming / Amish image most people have in mind for our area.

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