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Take the Train to Maine for an exciting culinary adventure! Sit back, relax and enjoy the company of family and friends without the hassle of driving and parking. While onboard, visit the Downeaster Café Car and enjoy a sneak preview of fresh local Maine food and beverages, including Amato’s Italian sandwiches, Wicked Whoopie Pies and Shipyard microbrews – just a glimpse of the delectable cuisine that waits for you in Portland. You’ll arrive in Portland relaxed and ready to experience an authentic Maine Foodie Tour.
But don’t spoil your appetite on the train – lunch opportunities abound upon your arrival in Portland. On a Maine Foodie Tour, you’ll experience award-winning artisan cheese, fresh lobster hors d’oeuvres, smoked seafood, Downeast Maine wild blueberry preserves, the original whoopie pie and dark chocolate truffles featuring Maine potatoes. Or explore the delicious streets on your own and follow your nose.
Enjoy the freshest seafood, Maine-grown produce, and culinary talents of Portland’s best chefs. You can dine indoors or outside on a deck or patio (when the weather is nice!) at the most popular, coffee houses, bakeries, award-winning restaurants, like Fore Street Restaurant, Five Fifty-Five Congress Street or Portland Lobster Company.
Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation for a tour of the Shipyard Brewery, located in Portland’s historic working waterfront. Shipyard offers daily tours on the hour and half hour. Take some time to end your day in Maine with a refreshing beverage of choice. This free tour concludes with a complimentary sample of their specialty ales – a sip you won’t want to miss.