Due to COVID-19 we are on pause until Spring 2021.  We are carefully planning safety measures for our guest and tour guides to provide a safe environment for our future tours.

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How it works:

Utica's Finest Food Tours: Experience 5-6 delicious tastes and sips, no matter your diet. Allow our experienced guide to help you discover the re-emergence of Downtown Utica through food while learning about the rich history. Both locals & visitors will enjoy these easy walks that highlight some of Utica's rich history while sampling scrumptious tastes and sips. Relax & make memories with friends, family and co-workers on our progressive meals with a side of history.

We love Utica, and want to show you why. Sharing what we love about what the city were and what they are becoming, has never and will never feel like a job to us.






  • 6 tastes and sips that represent Utica's culinary and spirits scene

  • This tour will take place rain or shine and is less than a 1.5 mile walk through historical Downtown Utica.

  • Our tour will meet at the historical Landmark Building.

  • We select the venues & menus, you have a delicious adventure on foot.

Must be 21+ in order to consume alcohol on our tour


  • This tour will highlight the beauty and uniqueness of Utica's Bar and Brunch scene in our very own Brewery District.

  • Sampling the best-of-the best and enjoying unique cocktails paired with the perfect bar-bite.

Must be 21+ in order to consume alcohol on our tour.




Tours take place every Saturday,

 Early Spring-Late Fall

Tours start at 1pm​



3 delicious hours



16 person capacity

(unless special event is requested)



Tours take place rain or shine and great anytime!




Contact us directly


Downtown Utica Tours will meet at the Landmarc Building 

118 Columbia Street

Utica, NY 13502



Tips for our tour guides are never expected, but are ALWAYS appreciated! 


We also offer private tours for visiting families, wedding parties and corporate businesses, to name a few.  Please feel free to contact us with any special requests and we will do our best to accommodate you.


The Deck Family has been active in the Food Service Industry since 1979. Mike and Kelly both meeting at a popular Greek restaurant, Symeon's.  From there, Mike attended and graduated from the  Culinary Institute of America.  In 1992, Mike and Kelly opened up their own restaurant in New Hartford called Olivia's Cafe.  Their daughters, Olivia and Mikelle also have been working in different food establishments, in and out of the area, supporting themselves while attending college and beyond. 


While visiting other major cities we noticed all of them had Food Tours.  We took our first tour in Boston and we were hooked!  Although the food was delicious, we soon realized that the uniqueness of food in Utica is second to none. There is not another area that can compare to our culinary diversity and  outstanding dishes. We soon decided to bring the Food Tour business to Utica and hope you will  share in our excitement as we bring our culinary venture home.

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