SALEM, Ohio — Occasionally, you run across a diamond-in-the-rough local tour that every group should know about, and we have one for you when traveling through Columbus, Ohio. As a matter of fact, this tour might even be a reason to make a special trip to Columbus.
A young couple have combined their experience of international travel and love of regional foods into a company that combines their passions and offers a great series of food experience tours of this capital city. Bethia Woolf and Andy Dehus started Columbus Food Adventures over 10 years ago and have built a following of foodies and an array of over a dozen food designed tour packages.
Woolf is a U.K. native who in addition to being an author also has a background as a NCAA Division I coach, educator and Himalayan expedition leader. Her partner in crime, Dehus, is an Ohio native with a background in design and marketing, which he claims occasionally comes in handy. One thing is for certain: These two know food and how to show people a good time on tour.
Columbus Food Adventures has grown into a team of a dozen talented staff members who have put together over 15 itineraries that your group will love. They are split between walking and driving tours; you can use their van or enjoy a step-on-guide service in the comfort of your own motorcoach.
Walking tours include excursion into the Short North, Dublin, German Village, Grandview Avenue, Old Washington, Brewery District and Franklinton. While all of these tours average three to four hours, the company will also design a tour package to meet your group’s needs.
Driving tours include titles such as Alt Eats Tour, Taco Truck Tour and Meat Lovers Tour. Of special interest is the Alt Eats package, which the company promotes as traveling the world without leaving Columbus.
They also offer a series of adult-beverage tours. The bet here is that walking gets a little slower toward the end.
While these people have put the time in to show your group the little-known gems of Columbus, the real value is they know hospitality. Bottom line: You will have happy travelers on a Columbus Food Adventures tour.