Eating and Drinking Your Way Through A Trip, and Learning Something in the Process

New city outings highlight emerging neighborhoods and local storytelling.

In Portland, Me., Maine Food for Thought Tours, launching in June, will progressively feast at popular restaurants such as Union and Piccolo, where the chefs will discuss their use of local ingredients. The two-hour, five-stop itineraries aim to spotlight not just the dishes but food sustainability, from blueberries to lobster ($72).