Somerville Food Tour

*Due to popular demand, an additional tour has been added for Nov. 24! PLUS a special weekday holiday happy hour tour on Dec. 12 – scroll down for details!* 

 Somerville Food Tour

Throughout the last few years, Somerville, the epicenter of Somerset County, has undergone a food renaissance and now boasts about 50 downtown restaurants representing every corner of the world, from South Korea to Costa Rica.

In the Somerville food tour, visitors will be introduced to just that with a three- to three-and-a-hour narrated walking tour to four to five restaurants led by local resident and, Courier News and Home News Tribune staff writer Jenna Intersimone.

Come hungry and get to know Café Picasso, where Chef Lorenzo will introduce visitors to his native Italy through their tastebuds before you check out Ai Sushi, formerly known as Shumi, which has been named as the best sushi restaurant in the state. Tourgoers may also get to taste what Kuay Tiew Noodles and More is cooking up, which is a new Somerville eatery spotlighting real Thai cuisine, as well as what’s on the fryer at Division Café , which is known for having some empanadas in New Jersey.

Verve, a 22-year-old Somerville staple and French bistro known for their eclectic cocktails and equally interesting digs, as well as Project P.U.B., which features a new brewery each month with a new menu and dedicated taps, can also be found on our tours. Plus, visitors may also get to meet Pinoy owner Cynthia, who has brought her own family’s Filipino recipes with her to her Somerville restaurant, as well as check out Tapastre, a small plates eatery which pairs its gastropub-esque dishes with craft brews.

Tour Information:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3 tour is SOLD OUT, however, we have added a tour on Sat., Nov. 24 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Click Book Now to reserve your spot!
  • Cost: $89 per adult ticket (ages 8 and up)
  • Includes: All food, select beverage pairings, and narrated tour
  • Tours will be offered in Somerville on a biweekly or monthly basis. Stay tuned for future dates! Please email us for private/corporate tour availability in Somerville.
  • Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your tour guide

Possible Tour Stop Locations:

You will be asked for your dietary restrictions during your booking process. If you are unsure if we can accommodate your restriction, please email us at Please note that this tour may include nuts, dairy, shellfish, spicy food, raw fish and pork.

Don’t see a date that works? Email us about a private tour for any occasion!

*Restaurants & menu items subject to change

*Tours are more fun when there are more people on it! Generally, the tour minimum is 6 guests. If the minimum is not met 48 hours before tour date, JGFT reserves the right to reschedule guests.

    Somerville Holiday Happy Hour Tour   

What better way to get in the Holiday spirit than with some tasty bites and cocktails? Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 12 for our special Holiday Happy Hour tour, where visitors will sample libations from some of the best bars in Somerville, paired with small bites and of course, some holiday cheer and holiday-themed games and activities. Although this four- to five-stop tour will be alcohol-focused, expect to leave full and satisfied. Don’t forget your ugly sweater! 

Tour information

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • $75 per person (ages 21 and up)
  • Includes alcoholic beverages and small bites throughout the tour, amounting to a satisfying meal
  • This tour is a one-time holiday special. Book early to reserve your spot! If you’re interested in a private/corporate tour, email us for details at
  • Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your tour guide

 Somerville Holiday Happy Hour Tour