Leading us to six standout restaurants that feature local, sustainably sourced ingredients, Hach shares his deep knowledge of Maine’s complex food system at each stop. “We want our guests to walk away with a full belly and a fuller understanding about where our food comes from.”
"..a food tour is more than a satisfying trip for your taste buds, it’s a lesson that can link a meal to a mission to better communities."
"It’s divided into ‘chapters,’ and six food-tasting stops, and covers everything from the impact of climate change to the growth of aquaculture. The food stops include some of Portland’s buzziest and award-winning restaurants and chefs."
"Their tours, launched in June, aim to tell the story about Maine’s bounty of food, its origin, its journey, and the societal and environmental factors behind it." // “We left the Maine Food for Thought Tour with our bellies full and our heads spinning."
"Lunch while you learn? That's the aim of an educational tasting tour offered by a Portland start-up on a mission to tell — and show — the story of Maine's food."
“I appreciated Maine Food for Thought's overview to Maine's food system—more nuanced than just lobster, potatoes, blueberries, and great restaurants. This tour would be great for visitors or for locals with out-of-town guests.”
“Why take the tour? To gain a deeper understanding about Maine’s food scene and to experience six noted, Portland restaurants without reservations or lines.”
“Itineraries aim to spotlight not just the dishes but food sustainability, from blueberries to lobster”
“Maine Food for Thought, a new type of food tour in Portland launching on June 5, reveals an authentic story of Maine’s unique food system and how it impacts the people, ecology, and economy of Maine.“