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About Us

About Us

I found my passion at historic Findlay Market in 2009 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 National Geographic Traveller, Daily Beast, The Metro (London), New York Times, Forbes, and Chicago Tribune.


Celebrating 12 Years in Business
in 2024!

Our Partners

We are always looking to add to our team of merchants and restaurants partners. If you would like to be involved with Cincinnati Food Tours, please contact us at

Findlay Market

Dean’s Mediterranean Import
The Gourmand Group
Churchill’s Fine Teas
Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen
OTR Bagel Bar
Mama Lo Hizo
Taste of Belgium
Eckerlin’s Meats
Maverick Chocolate
The Arepa Place
Em’s Sourdough Bread
Babushka Pierogies
Makers Bakers
Flavors of the Isle
Market Wines

Walnut Hills

Fireside Pizza
Just Q’in
Gomez Salsa Cantina
Esoteric Brewing
Decibel Korean Fried Chicken
Caffe’ Vivace
Urbana Coffee

Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton

Banasun Smoothie Bar
Taste of Belgium
Lucius Q
Nation Kitchen & Bar
1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab
French Crust
Macaron Bar
Wodka Bar
Brown Bear Bakery
Aladdin’s Eatery
Sacred Beast
The Lubecker
Braxton Brewing
Goose & Elder
Bee’s Barbecue
Cora’s Cakery

Nedra McDaniel, Barb Cooper sitting at a table posing for the camera
Streetcar Tour, Beyond the Market, and Downtown

Prime Cincinnati
Taste of Belgium
French Crust Cafe & Bistro
Skeleton Root
Street City Urban Gourmet
Sleepy Bee Cafe
Macaron Bar
The Rhined
Cherbourg Cypress
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery
Cosmic Gorilla
Pata Roja

Hyde Park

The Echo
Churchill’s Fine Teas
E & O Kitchen
Peace Love & Little Donuts