If you love Italian food, you can’t miss this tour of St. Louis’s largest Italian neighborhood, The Hill. Sample ravioli, pizza, gelato, and other Italian treats.
- Photography encouraged!
- 2 alcoholic cocktails are included in this tour.
- Vegetarian and vegan friendly! (Selectable during booking).
- Our tours take place in rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 0 - 12
Get a Taste of Maplewood!
Get the dish on the Maplewood neighborhood in St. Louis on this tasty and informational food tour. Explore this hub of award-winning food purveyors, craft brewers, and craftspeople making their wares!
- Visit 6 different restaurants/food purveyors.
- Tour the nation’s first Green Dining District and Route 66 businesses.
- Experience 8+ tastings, bites, and sips.
- Includes our popular Neighborhood Guide containing insider facts and recommendations!
What to Expect
Our Maplewood food tours will offer visitors to Saint Louis, as well as Saint Louis natives, an unparalleled chance to visit the area’s best restaurants with each tour. On our Maplewood walking food tour, our friendly, knowledgable, and enthusiastic guides not only escort you through tastings at restaurants but also offer a variety of historical, architectural, and cultural thoughts as we walk through one of the city’s premier inner-ring suburbs.
Those unfamiliar with Maplewood are often impressed with this up and coming area teeming with fun and hip businesses, both food and non-food related. It’s like someone has gathered the artists, craftspeople, visionary chefs, craft brewers, farm-to-table lovers, and the eco-conscious and put them all in one area. There are also a ton of unique shopping opportunities, so make sure to leave some additional time after the tour to explore. You’re gonna love it!!!
Dig into Maplewood’s food scene with a guided food tour and discover what makes it – Maplewonderful! Your tour may include:
- Start off your tour with a mini brunch at a quacktastic Maplewood eatery.
- Visit a “whole beast” butcher shop that finds creative uses for their byproducts.
- Enjoy an award-winning empanada while surrounded by quirky art installations.
- Watch chocolate being made while tasting local, artisanal chocolates.
- Be amazed at the unique cocktails that can be made from this German store featuring exclusive spirits and liqueurs.
Where to Meet
Meet your guide outside of the restaurant at the corner of Sutton and Manchester. EXACT location provided with ticket purchase. Tickets MUST be purchased/booked in advance.
After your food tour, your guide will provide you with hints and tips on additional locations to add to your visit to Maplewood.
Have questions? Here are the most frequently asked.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. In the tourism industry, it is typical to tip a standard gratuity of 15% to 20% of the retail price of the tour. If you enjoyed your time on the tour, please be sure to take care of our tour guides.
If there is alcohol described on the tour page, it is included in the price of your ticket.
Missouri State laws prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from consuming alcohol tastings. Proof of age may be requested by/or on behalf of the establishment serving the alcohol.
For participants that do NOT drink alcohol, feel free to pass on the alcohol portion of the tasting, but be advised there are no substitutions nor alternate tastings available. Please mark “NO ALCOHOL” under special dietary needs.
Water is always available.
We ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour so that we can stay on our food-tasting schedule and continue with the informative tour and food tastings in a timely manner. We ask you to allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite locations and/or stores. The tours are on a schedule to arrive at each tasting location so it’s important to stay on schedule so the food is freshly prepared for the participants.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a food allergy or dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, shellfish allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we will do our best to try to accommodate your needs.
We ARE able to accommodate those that require vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free tastings. Currently, our Hill Tour can accommodate vegetarians, but NOT a Vegan or dairy-free menu.
Please make your wishes known in the “dietary restrictions” portion when purchasing your tickets. You will be shown available options for your specific tour, including Vegetarian, Vegan (if available), and No Alcohol.
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise you to check the weather conditions for your day’s event and dress appropriately.
Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page to submit your own.