Market Street Food Tour

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: Downtown Frederick, MD



Ages 13 and up



Ages 12 and under

Free rescheduling available until further notice

Rescheduling is available on all public and private tours until further notice.

Embark on a 3-hour guided walking tour and culinary adventure through historic downtown Frederick, Maryland.

  • 7+ bites, tastings & a sip or two paired with local insights & tales of Frederick's history, culture and architecture.
  • Enjoy local favorites like locally brewed beer and some of the best pastrami you'll ever have.
  • Experience artisan chocolates with Mediterranean flair at Zoe's Chocolate Shop.
  • Around Market Food Tour booklet with maps, a restaurant guide & exclusive guest coupons.

April-November, Saturdays & Sundays

Tours depart at 11 or 11:30 am (depending on availability) and last approx. 3 hours

All food tastings included, enough for lunch

All ages and fitness levels

12 people per tour

Tour takes place rain or shine

What to Expect

You can expect good food and good fun. The Market Street Food Tour takes you through some of Frederick, Maryland’s historic and cultural gems by way of six delicious tastings from local restaurants and specialty food shops. You’ll taste local favorites including Mediterranean-inspired artisan chocolates and locally brewed beer inspired by colonial Maryland to name a few. You’ll also learn how these local establishments came to be, who owns them and a few fun and interesting stories along the way. All of the food (and beverages) sampled on the tour are included in the price of your ticket and for most, are enough for a satisfying lunch. Tasting locations are listed to the right.

You’ll also enjoy a few hearty tastes of the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up the downtown neighborhood. You’ll catch glimpses of the city’s iconic Spires, learn how a flooded drainage ditch became an award winning park, and hear some fascinating tales about some of downtown Frederick’s sites and famous residents. The Taste Frederick Market Street Food Tour is full of food, facts and fun!

Delicious food specialties are served on the Market Street Food Tour (subject to change)

Brewer's Alley

Restaurant & Local Brewery (est. 1996)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations

Gourmet, Doughy Delights (est. 1991)

The Wine Kitchen

Seasonal American Bistro (est. 2011)

North Market Pop Shop

Nostalgic glass bottle, cane sugar sodas (est. 2011)

Firestone's Market on Market

Gourmet foods, wine & gift baskets (est. 2006)

Zoe's Chocolate Co.

Artisan Chocolates with a Mediterranean Flair (est. 2007)

Crisafulli's Cheese Shop

3 generation, women-owned cheese shop (est. 2015)

Where to Meet

Tour meets near Market and Second Streets. Exact location provided at time of ticket purchase.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Absolutely! We strongly encourage locals to attend and learn a little more about the city they live in. Or just to enjoy some food from their favorite restaurants in a new and unique way.

Tours last between 2.5 – 3 hours depending on the tour route and participants can expect to be standing or walking for the majority of the time. We walk at a moderate pace and try to provide at opportunities to sit whenever possible. We encourage participants to wear comfortable shoes.

Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling EzTix, at 301-658-7520 using a Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Cash is not accepted.

To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.

Absolutely not! Our tours combine historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique experiences. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning about the neighborhoods from real locals.

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"The food was wonderful and we gathered lots of knowledge of the city, buildings, gardens, and the "food scene". Good mix of food stops and a walking history lesson on Frederick. I've been on 8 food tours around VA, MD, and FL and this was by far the most organized and well planned tour I've taken."

ViginiaMom, TripAdvisor

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