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Experience Cincinnati Like a Local

Eat. Walk. Repeat.

In Cincinnati, we’re all about family, neighborhoods, and traditions. But we’re also at the crossroads of America, where a variety of cultures blend together. We find common ground at the table, as we share not only local specialties but also foods from around the world. In these uncertain times, our culinary tours may be just what you need. Come walk with us, taste with us, and safely experience Cincinnati in a whole new way.

Our regular restaurant and market tours are on hiatus until 2021, but consider our self-guided audio tour at Findlay Market. Feel free, too, to contact us about hosting your private group in a Covid-conscious way. We love to get creative and can help you make the most of this winter in Cincinnati!

Special Considerations for COVID-19

In order to help you feel confident when booking a tour, we have put the following guidelines in place:

  • Current COVID-19 ordinances require masks in public buildings. Even though our tours are primarily operating as OUTDOOR activities, we would like everyone to come prepared to follow the local ordinance.
  • Group size is limited to 8 people per guide.
  • Guides pay extra attention to physical distancing and assure each guest feels comfortable in the group. In some instances, we may offer an opportunity to take a look at an inside space or to warm up a bit. Of course, you may choose to wait outside.
  • Food and drink samples are prepared and served by merchants or restaurant staff in accordance with the latest Health Department regulations.
  • If for any reason you decide you would rather not join us after booking, you may choose to reschedule to a future date or convert your booking to a gift card.
  • In case we decide to cancel due to rain or other unforeseen circumstances, we will contact you directly to discuss rescheduling or converting to a gift card.

Buy Gift Cards and Gift Boxes!

Taste the World of Findlay Market Right at Home or at the Office

Send a gift from Findlay Market to share the flavor of Cincinnati’s historic public market. Each of our gift packages contains a collection of non-perishable foods from some of our favorite Findlay Market merchants. Great for birthdays, holidays, and virtual meetings! Boxes ship weekly. Local pickup available, too.

Gift cards are available in any denomination, as a stand alone gift or as a special addition to a gift box. Card value may be applied to any future Cincinnati Food Tours experience and never expire.

Note: For information about corporate gifts or other bulk orders, call Barb at 513-602-5602.

About Us

I found my passion at historic Findlay Market when my husband Barry and I opened our fresh produce and specialty shop called Daisy Mae’s Market. I discovered that our store was just the starting point for sharing our love of food and connecting with the Greater Cincinnati community. I launched Cincinnati Food Tours in 2012 as a way to introduce visitors to Findlay Market, share culinary experiences, and spread my enthusiasm for the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Cincinnati Food Tours continues to grow, exploring new neighborhoods and adding new small business partners. I invite you to join us as we share food, culture, and history one step at a time.

Barb Cooper, Certified Tourism Ambassador


Barb is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Erich Kunzel Queen City Advocate Award, presented by the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau. She and her Cincinnati Food Tours have been mentioned in the New York Times, Forbes, and Chicago Tribune.

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Over 200 Five-Star Reviews on Tripadvisor

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Great Tour

"This was a gift and an awesome one at that. The Findlay Market tour was wonderful. We learned a lot about the market and different shops. The samples were great and we left satisfied."

– Leigh M., Tripadvisor
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Great Time!

"It was a very enjoyable experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Food was very good and the places we visited were full of charm. The other people that were on the tour with us, were all very nice."

– Janene B., Tripadvisor
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Fabulous and Informative

"A terrific introduction to the city. My friend was so impressed. We did the classic Findlay Market tour with the Connector extension. Highly recommended."

– Renee W., Tripadvisor
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Findlay Market is Top 10 in the World for a Reason

"This is my second food tour with this group and I have no words but praise for the job they do. They really make you feel like a part of the market and the city even if you are not from Cincinnati."

– Theodore M., Tripadvisor