Santa Fe Railyard Arts District Food Tour
This unique tour focuses on the up and coming Railyard District in Santa Fe. This is home of the new Santa Fe, and you'll get to meet many of the chefs, distillers and brewers that are shaping this area today. Home to one of the top weekly farmers markets in the country, the Railyard District is where the locals go.
What brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants you'll get a chance to visit. You'll learn about how the railroad redefined the American Southwest, who Fred Harvey is and how his legacy lives on to this day. You'll also get to explore some of the hidden corners of Santa Fe, learning about how the city has evolved over the last century and where it is heading into the next one.
A few favorite stops on this tour are (you will stop at four only):
• Joseph's of Santa Fe
• Cafe Sonder
• Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room
• State Capital Kitchen
• La Choza New Mexican Restaurant
• Vivac Winery
• Second Street Brewery
Historical and cultural sights you will see include:
• Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (church built in 1777)
• Santa Fe Railyard Depot Building
• SITE Contemporary Arts Museum
• Gross, Kelly & Company historic warehouse building
• Santa Fe Farmer's Market (Tuesday and Saturday tours only)
• Historic ranchhouses and warehouses (including sites on National Register of Historic Places)
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A WALKING TOUR that covers approximately 1.5 miles (flat). YOU MUST BE ABLE TO COMFORTABLY WALK 1.5 MILES TO ENJOY THIS TOUR.
- Fun and knowledgeable local guide
- Two sit down food tastings, each with drink pairing
- One spirits or wine tasting (Friday tour only)
- One other food/drink tasting (e.g. bakery, chocolate shop)
- Guided tour of the Santa Fe Farmer's Market (Tuesdays only)
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Guide gratuity
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This is a walking tour. Moderate amount of walking required -- tour is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long, but spread out between the four stops. You MUST be in good walking condition to enjoy this tour. No refunds will be give to those who are unable to complete the tour route
- Wear comfortable walking shoes
- For Friday tours: it is recommended to eat a large, late breakfast the day of the tour; Expect enough food to replace lunch, but also keep in mind the first tasting stop begins at around 1:30pm
- Locations visited are subject to change
- Child policy: if you are bringing children under the age of seven they do not require tickets. The walking route for all tours is stroller accessible. However, please bear in mind there is good deal of walking and listening involved, and some younger children may lose interest. While our tours are experience based and highly engaging, the content is not specifically geared towards children. At this time we are also unable to offer "kids menu" food items
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Please specify if non-alcoholic drink substitutes are requested at the time of booking
- A maximum of 12 people per booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This was our second time in Santa Fe, but the first food tour. I have done other food tours, but this one was by far the best. Jay was our guide and he was great. He was knowledgeable about the history of Santa Fe and took us to some great places to sample the local fare. I highly recommend taking this tour!
We had a very enjoyable afternoon trying great food and beverages! We went back to several of these places again during our stay.
What a great, fun, friendly, relaxed food and walking tour! Jackie was delightful, and took us to some off-the-beaten path places in the Railyard district. We learned a lot, drank, and ate great food. Don't eat much before the tour, and get ready to enjoy beer, wine, margarita, and spirits.
This was okay. I thought it was a bit pricey all things considered. I know that some people consider alcohol an important part of a food tour. However, I'm more interested in the food aspect. : That may just be me. One stop is all alcohol, so I was a little disappointed in that stop. Our guide was very good. She was quite knowledgeable about the area, and the variety was good.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed 3 delicious food samples along with an alcohol pairings plus a liquor tasting. The food samples were substantial. We enjoyed meeting owner or chef of each establishment. I would recommend this tour.
This was an awesome tour and Joe from Wander New Mexico did an excellent job showing us around the modern rail yard / historic depot area of Santa Fe. It truly was off the beaten path, introducing us to some excellent food and beverage establishments we never would have known to try on our own. The walking is easy, scenic, and Joe is very knowledgeable about the local history. We met the owners of the restaurants and they, along with Joe, gave us very personal service, and they all went out of their way to welcome us to Santa Fe. The food and beverage choices were exceptional. All in all, a great experience and one of the best walking tours we've ever been on.