Columbus Food Adventures One of our tour stops: the Greener Grocer at the North Market
Columbus has a new way to experience some of our city’s great culinary offerings. Columbus Food Adventures launched in July and is owned and operated by Bethia Woolf, who runs three prominent Columbus food blogs.

Currently, Columbus Food Adventures offers three different tours that will expand your palate and leave your mouth watering: Short North Tour, Taco Trucks Tour and Alt Eats Tour (see the end of this post for details on how you can win one).

I was fortunate to be on one of the first Short North tours offered, along with my coworker, Scott. The tour began at the North Market at 11 a.m. and lasted a few hours. We walked a total of 1.5 miles and learned about the history of the area at specific stops on our route.

Our tour consisted of six unique stops: 1. The North Market’s Greener Grocer and Kitchen Little 2. Knead Urban Diner 3. le Chocoholique 4. Tasi Cafe 5. Rigsby’s Kitchen 6. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

At each stop we got a sampling of one of the house specialties and a visit from the establishment’s owner or manager. Our favorite items included farm-fresh heirloom tomatoes from the Greener Grocer in the North Market, truffled deviled eggs from Rigsby’s and a trio of seasonal offerings from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.  If you go, note that the food sampled at each stop may vary.

We left the Short North tour educated, full and happy. We are now officially hooked on Columbus Food Adventures and after we watched the video below, we decided our next tour will be Taco Trucks.

Visit ColumbusFoodAdventures.com to learn more and book your own tour. Or at the very least...try to WIN ONE right now:

WIN A COLUMBUS FOOD ADVENTURES TOUR!

Columbus Food Adventures is offering up a giveaway - one of our readers will receive four free tickets to a Columbus Food Adventures tour of your choice. To enter to win, simply comment below and indicate which tour you hope to try. To learn more about the options, click here .

One entry per person, please. The entry period will end on Tuesday, September 14 at noon. After that time, we'll randomly select a winner.

UPDATE (9/14):  The contest has ended and we've selected a winner!  See comments for details.