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The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

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There’s so much to see and do in downtown Colorado Springs this summer, and if you do it right, you’ll work up a hunger! So why not combine your exploration of our downtown with a hunt for good eats by making a plan to join The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour?

This well-established and popular walking tour organized through Rocky Mountain Food Tours highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class. In three hours, you’ll enjoy a guided dine-and-dash experience by visiting some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs. Instead of simply popping into a restaurant on your own, taking this tour will earn you an insider’s perspective into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene. With tales of the original Antlers Hotel, founder William Jackson Palmer, Pikes Peak, Spencer Penrose, the railroad, and more, even locals will walk away having learned a thing or two! And of course, you’ll get to eat while you listen with each local hot spot, hole-in-the-wall, and award-winning host ready and waiting to serve you and yours generous portions of their signature favorites. Any guests 21 years and older with proof of id, will be invited to elevate their dining experience by adding three drink pairings to the tour for only $15. Drinks may include wine, cocktails, hard cider, or Colorado craft beer. Pairings are set in advance according to a tour’s specific itinerary and are intended to complement your tastings!

Featured destinations in the 1.5-mile tour will include:

  • Bingo Burger - diner fare and craft beers served with a fun and funky vibe
  • Spice Island Grill - Jamaican grill serving spicy jerk chicken and island cocktails
  • Poor Richard’s - casual cafe serving pizza, salads, and craft beer
  • Story Coffee Co. - charming tiny house serving pastries and award-winning coffee
  • Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub - cozy hangout with traditional Irish fare and live music
  • Pikes Peak Lemonade - the only organic lemonade tap house in the nation!
  • Brakeman’s Burgers - juicy burgers, shakes, and fries served in an old train depot
  • Homa at Kinship Landing - boutique hotel setting hand-pies and European fare
  • White Pie - modern pizzeria serving rustic pies and crisp wines
  • The Carter Payne - reconstructed gothic chapel serving elevated food and drinks
  • Munchies 719 - food truck dishing out snack foods and gourmet waffles
  • Lucky Dumpling - hip-hop-inspired Asian dumpling house
  • Four by Brother Luck - famed kitchen of two-time contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef
  • Dos Santos - vibrant Mexican taqueria slinging tacos and fresh lime margaritas
  • Josh & John’s Ice Cream - long time favorite for hand-churned ice cream

The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour started in 2010 as a way to celebrate Springs’ local chefs, their delicious local food, and the vibrant culture of a blossoming downtown. Today, we have multiple tours to accommodate the growing interest! Public tour times are Thursdays and Fridays at 1:45pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. Groups larger than eight people can schedule a private tour. Call to book your tour today!