Free this Weekend: Discover New Food with Detour

To celebrate our new food Detours, we are offering these tours in each of our cities for free between now and Sunday. So grab some friends and go on a delicious adventure in your city, on us. Open in the app to redeem.

NYC Harlem: Savoring Food & Culture with Marcus Samuelsson
Explore Harlem’s distinctive flavors and learn what the food here tells us about this neighborhood’s past and future. Your guide? World class chef, Marcus Samuelsson.

SF Chinatown: The biggest “little China” in the USA
Walk with Chinatown native Reverend Norman Fong to see how centuries of traditions have evolved in America’s largest Chinese community. Norman will take you into a Chinese-run mom-and-pop grocery to give you tips on how to cook on the cheap with the neighborhood’s ingredients. Come hungry. Chinatown is known for its food.

Downtown LA: Gateway to the City of Angels
Writer Lynell George shares the path many immigrants have walked from Union Station into the heart of Downtown. Come with an appetite because this Detour ends at one of LA’s most historic restaurants where the French Dip was supposedly created.

New Orleans’ French Quarter: Gumbo’s Rich Mix
Chef Alfred Singleton, born and raised in New Orleans, spent his childhood working in the kitchen of his family’s popular sandwich shop which was steeped in the rich food traditions of New Orleans. Walk with Chef Al and experience the dishes and joints that have shaped New Orleans cuisine. Come hungry.

Chicago Riverwalk: The Turbulent Times of the Chicago River
Discover the historical struggle between Chicago and the river that helped shape it. Come hungry. This walk stops at a tavern by the river with some of the best grilled cheese and cheeseburgers in town.

Downtown Charleston: Nat Fuller’s Reconciliation Feast
Local chef Kevin Mitchell takes you on a walk to recount the incredible story of one of Charleston’s most important, but nearly forgotten, chefs — Nat Fuller, an enslaved chef who hosted a “Reconciliation Feast” at the end of the Civil War. Along the way, you’ll get a chance to taste a few delicious bites of Nat’s story for yourself.

Washington D.C. U-Street: Go-go, the Heartbeat of DC
Discover D.C.’s signature sound, Go-Go, a beat that helped the U-Street Corridor overcome the devastation of the ’68 riots. Come hungry! This route stops at Ben’s Chili Bowl, one of the best places in D.C. for a great (and very affordable) bite to eat.

Boston’s The North End: Italian Family, Food, and Tradition
Local shop-owner Bobby Eustace takes you on a walk through the Italian traditions, stores, and food of the North End. Taste different regional cuisines, discover a panaterria down a hidden alley, and try Bobby’s favorite cannoli on Hanover Street.

Savannah’s Downtown: The Bottleneck of Georgia
Explore Savannah’s wild history of prohibition, from the 1700s to today — and sip a few cocktails while you do. All the bars you’ll visit along the way also serve up an incredible taste of Georgia’s unique cuisine so come with an appetite.

Portland’s Hawthorne: Pot-landia
Tessa Lee tells her story of, once selling pot illegally, now making it her career, in Portland’s most eclectic neighborhood. This Detour doesn’t feature food but it will show you some of the neighborhood spots where you can satisfy the munchies.

Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori: For the Love of Roman Food
Walk with Sophie Minchilli, daughter of an Italian architect and food blogger, as she takes you to some of her favorite hidden spots for fantastic pizza bianca and amazing Roman cookies. You’ll visit her family’s preferred fruit and vegetable vendor in the Campo de Fiori market, and have a special tasting of salami from the countryside.

London’s Brixton: Caribbean Flavor and Cultural Uprising!
Explore Caribbean heritage in Brixton, black Britain’s spiritual home, from its hopeful start, to the riots of the 80s. You’ll stop by the Brixton Foodland market on this Detour.

Paris’ Aligre Market: Gastronomy’s Cutting Edge
Forget the old school French restaurants. Aligre’s dining scene is where you’ll find the cutting edge of French gastronomy. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheese, cured meats, artisan breads, pastries and chocolate… Aligre has it all!

Barcelona’s El Born: The Cultural Mixing Bowl
Sample a tasting menu created by chef Johann Wald to guide you through El Born and unlock the secrets of Catalan food.

Berlin’s Charlottenburg: The Golden Gay ‘20s
Travel to the 1920’s through a painter’s eyes, & discover why the Golden era shined brightest in Charlottenburg. This Detour introduces you to some of Berlin’s most famous cafes.

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Detour is a platform for location-based audio experiences, available in the iOS App Store and coming to Android in June. We make our own premium outdoor tours in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. We also provide tools that let anyone create their own tours.

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Lately I’m working on automation software and music • Prev Growth @Detour • Co-founder of EdTech startup • iOS Dev @ Dailybread • Special Projects @Gobbler

Detour Blog

Detour is a platform for location-based audio experiences, available in the iOS App Store and coming to Android in June. We make our own premium outdoor tours in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. We also provide tools that let anyone create their own tours.

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