Sunday, September 2, 2018

Take an Appetizing Stroll Down Memory Lane in Lancaster

What better way to explore a new city than having a knowledgeable and personable local guide pointing out all the best historical sites, telling stories AND sampling foods along the way? Well there’s a new tour in downtown Lancaster that just does that.
Red Rose Walking Food Tour marries Lancaster’s rich history with the taste of the finest local and authentic foods, making for a memorable and intimate stroll through downtown Lancaster.
Downtown Lancaster
Aura Espresso Room
The tours take place on Market Days – Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – and guests meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Visitor’s Center at Penn Square. Deborah Spagnolo, owner and tour guide, pays special attention to detail, telling stories of historical prominent figures, ghosts that haunt Fulton Theatre, and a heart-wrenching love story featuring President James Buchanan, just to mention a few.
Silantra Asian Street Kitchen 
The Red Rose Walking Food Tour also peppers in stops at Central Market, a stop for a cup of coffee or tea at Aurora Espresso Room, a taste of bologna and cheese from S. Clyde Weaver, a whoopie pie from Shady Maple and samples galore at Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom, which offers tastings of hundreds of premium vinegar and oils. Participating restaurants include
Old San Juan, where you’ll enjoy a flavorful empanada and plantano madaro tostones, Silantra Asian Street Kitchen for a “bing” (similar to a crepe but used as a wrap and stuffed with fresh Asian ingredients) Rolled Cold Creamery’s unique ice cream and Foltz’s homemade pretzels and fresh lemonade.
Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom
Rolled Cold Creamery
Deb’s not only knowledgeable about Lancaster’s history, she also shares intriguing and lesser-known stories, bringing people and historic landmarks of our past back to life. The tour weaves through downtown, equaling approximately two miles of entertainment and dining experience of Lancaster, with good company, plenty of great stories and flavors that'll impress your taste buds.
Price of the tour is $48 per person (children 12 and under are free) and includes all food and drinks (vegetarian options are also available).
Lancaster Courthouse
For more information and to book a tour, visit, call 717-945-5576 or email What better way to complete your authentic visit to Lancaster after a Red Rose Walking Food Tour than a stay at one of our inns? We focus on making sure your stay in Lancaster is a memorable one. Find an inn that fits all your needs at


  1. Are you having the tour of B&B's this year, and if so, what are the dates? Thank you

  2. Yes we are! The tour takes place Dec. 1 and 2 and tickets are good for both days. Here's the link with more information: