Morning Food Walk Tours & Brunch Picnics
A scrumptious and colorful spread will start the day for your private group of 2 to 6 people. We bring all furnishings and food for the Pop-Up Picnic at a beach, park, or private residence.
When: 9 : 00 AM October through April – Two hours’ durationBook Now
CITY DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE
Begin your day in Paradise with coffee and Floridian food where luxury boats greet the sun. Your feet will travel the even, synthetic timbers of the dock to a traveller’s favorite, Cove Inn. The Cafe defies aging; but the freshest of breakfast fare from the griddle is ready for sampling. Cap the morning like a local with seafood from one of Old Naples’ favorite waterfront restaurants, and attend a stand-up “buh-bye” reception at an historic gallery.
Meet: 9 : 30 AM October thru May
Where: CITY DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE, 880 12th Avenue South
CLAM PASS PARK / NAPLES GRANDE HOTEL
Get your morning constitutional by walking the 0.6 mile, mangrove bowered CLAM PASS boardwalk which delivers you to the beach. We’ll wait if you’re tempted to test the warm Gulf of Mexico by dipping your toes. We return on the 0.6 mile boardwalk to the luxurious NAPLES GRANDE HOTEL restaurant. A sit-down brunch curated for you the intrepid wanderer, is the final reward of this WALK experience.Meet: 9:15AM October through April (sorry – too hot to do this in May!)
Where: CLAM PASS parking lot gazebo, 410 Seagate Drive
GALLERIA / VANDERBILT MARKET
Galleria Shoppes in North Naples is an active hub for real Neapolitans in search of casual restaurants, fresh seasonal produce , and convenience for residents’ errands. We see how Galleria vendors prepare specialties, taste some, and chat with an original Market family of growers who share a generous supply of produce of your choice for your shopping bag.Meet: 9 : 30 AM October through May
Naples Design District
*** POSTPONED – Awaiting partners’ return to the route. ***
Our only food & history tour that includes shopping! Make two shopping stops, hear historical anecdotes as we walk along, enjoy a brief visit at the Depot Museum, and savor gourmet tacos before making another stop for hand-made chocolates. The Design District is downtown, immediately north of the Depot Museum on 5th Avenue South.When: 9:30 am, October through May
Where to Meet: The Depot Museum, 5th Ave South and Goodlette, Naples, FL
Afternoon Food Walk Tours
VILLAGE AT VENETIAN BAY
The VILLAGE is a peninsula of upscale shops and restaurants built with picturesque Venetian facades. It calls us to visit upscale restaurants to compare their best small plates – and gorgeous water views! Trusty food choices weigh in, as well as a nostalgic cool-down at Vermont’s famous Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream store.
Meet: 1:30 PM October through MayBook Now
FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH
FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH is Naples’ Champs-Elysees, packed on each side of the boulevard with inviting restaurants, cafes, shops, pocket parks, and beautiful people. We survey small plates from five restaurants with their singular global flair. Come ready for a few surprises, and an afternoon of delights!Meet: 1 : 00 PM October through May
THIRD STREET SOUTH has tony restaurants, high-end shops and galleries, historic buildings, and is only two short blocks from the iconic Naples Pier. We kibbitz at the Pier, pass by a Naples Original to enjoy a splashing fountain, and see for ourselves what the buzz is about at Sea Salt. We finish our eclectic stops with a creamy gelato created by Norman Love.
Meet: 1:00 PM October through MayBook Now
ALL NEW FOR SEASON !!
WATERSIDE offers ethereal Designer shops and exquisite waterscapes. Enjoy 4 gastronomic stops during the Walk, be introduced to a surprise or two, and hear about the legacy businesses that line up their gorgeous windows for your enjoyment.Meet: 1:00 PM October through May
Evening Food Walk Tours & Sunset Picnics
Whether it’s Euro Elegance, casual charcuterie, or tres sympa seafood delights, our Sunset Picnic Pop-Up will provide your 2 to 6 person private group with a memorable and delicious evening. All food and furnishings are provided at a beach, park or private residence.
When: Before natural sunset, plus a half an hour after – for two hours total.Book Now
*** POSTPONED pending improved Covid19 protocols ***
MERCATO is the latest edition for Naples food and nightlife, under the approving eyes – well, actually windows – owned by upper floor residents along the approximately half-mile long Mercato Strada. From the Society Room to an intimate, conditioned air humidor, to a balcony overlooking coveted high-end cars arriving at valet, we walk to five stops for small plates and special insights at the best of Collier’s Mercato.
Meet: 5 : 30 PM October through May
Where: The open area in front of Sur La Table store, north corner of the US41 entrance to Mercato.
BAYFRONT / Gordon River Basin
BAYFRONT ia a residential community above a pedestrian- friendly, oblong plaza that features popular restaurants that we will visit, and outdoor sports opportunities for you to try later on your own. The Gordon River opens into a lovely Bay which can be seen from US41, immediately south of downtown’s Fifth Avenue South. We enjoy olive oil & specialty tasting at funky Tin City to reminisce about what used to be Naples. We fast forward into the 21st Century by crossing to the swank Hyatt House for small plate deliciousness. As the sun sets, we wave to Captain Julie at her vessel, In the Pink, reminding us of just how special it is to be on the water of Naples, Florida. The Paradise Coast!
You’ll enjoy the food tour stops and the scenery – just as other mariners, food explorers, and wanna-be pirates did, who have gone before you.Meet: 4:30 PM October through May
Where: Entrance to TIN CITY, 1200 Fifth Avenue South (where Goodlette RD meets US41 at the Gordon River bridge)