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Morning Food Walk Tours with Brunch

Brunch in Historic Bonita Springs Downtown

~ Food stops may vary during Hurricane recovery ~

Walk historic downtown Bonita Springs, where Naples' business founders began.  Enjoy an organic brunch in the iconic 1920s Shangri La Resort.  Also, visit diverse purveyors of other delicious food in this regentrifying neighborhood.

When: 9:00 AM October through May

Where: The Bandshell at Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds, Bonita Springs, FL

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CITY DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE

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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 traveler’s favorite, Cove Inn. The Cafe defies aging; but the freshest of breakfast fare from the griddle is ready for sampling. Complete 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 through May
Where: CITY DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE, 880 12th Avenue South

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CLAM PASS PARK / NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT

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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 boardwalk (by foot or by golf cart - your choice) to the luxurious NAPLES GRANDE restaurant. A sit-down brunch curated for you the intrepid wanderer, is the final reward of this WALK experience.

Meet: 9:30 AM October through April  (sorry - too hot to do this in May!)
Where: CLAM PASS parking lot gazebo, 465 Seagate Drive

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GALLERIA / VANDERBILT MARKET

Galleria Shoppes in North Naples is an active hub for real Neapolitans in search of casual restaurants, fresh seasonal produce.  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.

When: 9:30 AM  October through May

Where to Meet: 2355 Vanderbilt, at the Nawty Hogg corner

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Naples Design District

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Our only food & history tour that includes shopping! Make two unique shopping stops, hear historical anecdotes as we walk along, enjoy a brief visit at the Depot Museum, and cap the morning with a generous Italian lunch.  The Design District is a downtown darling, awaiting your exploration.

When: 9:30 am, October through May
Where to Meet: Baker Park - under the flagpole by the kids' playground - Central Avenue & Goodlette-Frank Rd

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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 May

Where:  North Village, corner of Gulfshore & Park Shore,

in front of the 24' steel sculpture 

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FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH

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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

Where: Cambier Park, 8th Street (half block south of Fifth) in front of the flagpole/Veterans Memorial

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THIRD STREET SOUTH

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  • 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 by 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 May

Where: On the turtle sidewalk in front of Naples Pier,

west end of 12th Avenue South.

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WATERSIDE

 

WATERSIDE offers ethereal Designer shops and exquisite waterscapes. Enjoy 4 or 5 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

Where: In front of Waterside Valet, between Brio Italian restaurant and California Pizza Kitchen.

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Evening Food Walk Tours

SUNSET PICNIC

Whether it’s Euro elegance in sweets, 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.  Pricing based on personal preferences.

When: Before natural sunset - for two hours

Where:  Call to arrange your preferences.

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MERCATO

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 quarter-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  stroll to the best places for small plates and special insights at the best of Collier's Mercato.

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 The Meet:   5:30 PM  October through May
Where:  The sidewalk in front of Sur La Table, 5118 La Strada, North Naples in The Mercato

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BAYFRONT / Gordon River Basin

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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 tastings on the Boardwalk, reminisce what used to be Naples at Tin City, then. fast forward into the 21st Century by crossing to the swank Bayfront for more 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.  "Only Paradise will do!"

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