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Food tours: A moveable feast of Northern New England

Hungry to explore Northern New England's food scene? Food tours are a delicious way to nibble away a few hours.

Discover the local culinary scenes, including top restaurants, artisan workshops, and gourmet shops. Here are three companies offering food tours in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Enjoying happy hour at a Bar Harbor eatery on a Maine Foodie Tour / Armanda Davis | Maine Foodies Tour

Enjoying happy hour at a Bar Harbor eatery on a Maine Foodie Tour / Armanda Davis | Maine Foodies Tour

Maine food tours

Maine Foodie ToursWalks offered in Portland, Kennebunkport, Rockland, Camden, and Bar Harbor, and include stops at several restaurants, pubs, and artisan food shops. During the two- to three-hour tours, guides serve up the local scoop that's spiced with insider info and history. Year-round or seasonal, depending on tour. $35-$200. Details: In Kennebunkport, Portland, and Bar Harbor, special Doggie and Me Six-Legged Tours benefit local animal shelters. 207-233-7485.

New Hampshire food tours

Portsmouth Eats ToursFeaturing five restaurants and shops, these two- to three-hour tours are a perfect appetizer to the dining scene in Portsmouth, include white-tablecloth establishments, the best places to eat on a budget, or eateries spotlighted by visiting celebrity chefs. Year-round. $25-$62. Details: In this compact town, all itineraries are less than a mile long. 603-571-3287.

Vermont food tours

Burlington Edible History Tour: Equal parts cookery and history, this 2-mile, three-hour route to Burlington's ethnic roots (Chinese, Irish, and Lebanese, to name a few) revisits the early 19th century, when thousands of immigrants settled here. Guides reveal the city's rich international food heritage while recounting amusing and touching anecdotes. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, mid-June through mid-October. $55. Details: American Indian, French-Canadian, German, and Greek culinary traditions also are ladled up in this dip into the city's melting pot. 802-238-8828.

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