Historic Downtown Food Tour

Taste Albany's rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River.

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Frey

The Historic Downtown Food Tour takes you for a particularly tasty 1.5 mile stroll around Historic Downtown Albany. Tours include 6 tastes and sips at five independent venues for a progressive lunch with a delicious side of history.

A Taste of the Scene

The Historic Downtown Food Tour gives you a generous taste of Albany’s rapidly evolving culinary scene. The tour lasts 3.25 hours with plenty of rests during tastings. End your tour with a toast to the weekend to kick it off on a positive note!

During the tour you’ll see stunning architecture and bits of culture that will give you a fresh perspective on New York’s capital city. Additionally, you’ll exploring this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River!

Tour Highlights

Albany Pump Station

C.H. Evans Brewing Company, a family business that got its start brewing beer in 1786 in Hudson and have been in this historic building since 1999.


First Church of Albany

Oldest church in Albany, on National Register of Historic Places since 1974. Second oldest church in NYS.


Ama Cocina

Modern Mexican street food. Encompass food-laughter-love in this hip setting.


The Hollow Bar and Kitchen

Hip spot in an historic Albany building with seasonal American tapas and main dishes, rotating craft beers and live music. Yum describes it well!


Stacks Espresso Bar

Cool place for your hot beverage paired with Cider Belly’s doughnuts.


Olde English Pub

A perfect ending, in the 2nd oldest building in Albany. A neighborhood pub, with strong British influences in beverages and menu items, with a beautiful garden.

Hours of Operation

Tours run on Fridays from May through end of October and begin at 12:45 P.M. Maximum capacity is 12 guests.

“The tour does a wonderful job combining the love of food with the love of history into a delightful three hours of walking and eating around downtown Albany. It’s a great adventure for a group of friends or just to do on your own”

—David L., TripAdvisor

Take Amtrak to the Historic Downtown Food Tour

Experience the Historic Downtown Food Tour via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany-Rensselaer—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany-Rensselaer office today at: 518-472-1111.