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This fall, in between leaf peeping and football games, take a break and treat yourself to some tasty treats at one of these Salem Food Tours partners:

A&J King’s second location is now open. Visit them at 139 Boston Steeet in Salem! 

Caramel Patisserie will be opening their second location in Somerville in the next few weeks. 

Smokin’ Betty’s BBQ is now open for lunch Tuesdays through Sundays.


Peter at The Cheese Shop of Salem with samples. Image courtesy of Salem Food Tours.


September 16:

The Cheese Shop of Salem celebrates its second anniversary with a harvest themed local tasting party, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

September 19:

Finz Seafood is holding a fundraiser for Ruby Millea, a night of great food, raffles and entertainment to support this amazing little girl and her family.  

September 20:

Sake & Cheese class at The Cheese Shop of Salem (Tour Partner Koto is making something very unique for this!). 

September 23: 

Bring on the bratwurst—it’s Oktoberfest at the Gulu Gulu Cafe


September also marks the 5th anniversary of Salem Food Tours, and in addition to its regular tours, Salem Food Tours is offering a few different special programs and presentations:

September 17 & 24: 

As part of Essex National Heritage “Trails and Sails” eventSalem Historical Society will present the lecture “The McIntire District in the 17th  Century” at Hamilton Hall.  Salem Food Tours is pleased to be offering a mini tasting of spices and sweeteners used in early Colonial cooking prior to the lecture. This is a free/open to the public event. 


September 21: 

Special Autumn Stroll with Salem Food Tours, benefiting the Philips House Museum, includes a cheese, wine, sweet and spice tasting. Partial proceeds benefit this amazing Salem historic home.  To reserve your spots, please click on this special link for ticketing for this event:


September 24:

Join the Salem Spirits Trolley on a delicious excursion around Salem and enjoy tastings at Far From the TreeNotch Brewery, and Deacon Giles Distillery. Come and learn all about news and brews, such as Yankee Ingenuity Vodka (and soon to be released Absinthe des Voisins) at Deacon Giles.  


October Tour Schedule:

Salem Food Tours offers its regular Food Tours by request Monday through Thursdays in October. AM Coffee Walks are offered seven days a week for the entire month, and the popular Weekend Kick-off Stroll Friday afternoons from 3 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. For more information, please visit our reservations page

Regular tour schedules resume in November, and run all year/through winter. 


Mezza Platter at Opus. Image courtesy of Salem Food Tours.


And don’t forget to plan ahead for your fall/holiday special event needs. Salem Food Tours’ Tour Partners offer many wonderful options for catering and special events. For example, the super fresh catering menu items at Adeas; superb and fun onsite private functions at OpusFinz SeafoodSea LevelOlde Main Street PubBitBar, and Nat’s; delicious mobile catering options from Bambolina; nourishing catered meals from Life Alive; sushi platters at Koto; cakes and pastries from Jodi Bee Bakes and Caramel; variety of fresh sandwich platters at Milk and Honey; perfect event popcorn bags at Popped; sweet and savory crepe stations from Gulu Gulu; to exquisite cheese platters from The Cheese Shop of Salem.