If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, drop a couple letters: It can also be the way to a man’s art.
Culinary tourism means Walk, Eat, Drink, Repeat.
The concept is simple but the experience is complex.
What exactly are food tours?
Basically we eat and drink our way through town and enjoy great food and drinks. We also highlight regional history, architecture, art and culture.
Strolling through the Canton Arts District offers a colorful backdrop. Ten years ago empty buildings and a nondescript downtown greeted visitors to nearby destinations such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame and National First Ladies Historic Site. Thanks to ArtsInStark, our county-wide arts council we now have numerous studios/galleries and 40+ pieces of public art. The arts have laid the foundation for our city’s revitalization and we showcase these galleries, artists, and public art on each tour.
Food tours allow visitors to take a closer look at public art and learn about the artist. To offer tours following COVID-19 health guidelines, we have options to enjoy our food at galleries instead of in a restaurant. This allows us to maintain social distance regulations, and lighten the load on restaurants who need to restrict seating capacity.
Culinary tourism is another way to showcase the great art and artists of Ohio.