#12 Maine Foodies and the Maine Culinary Trail

Experience the “Maine Culinary Trail”

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Maine has its museum trail, golf trail, brewers trail and shopping and biking trails. Of course it’s got its Appalachian Hiking Trail. Now, if you’re hungry for authentic culinary and cultural experiences in Maine, try the “Culinary Trail”. You’re invited to feed on the trail at Maine’s most delicious restaurants and fabulous neighborhood taverns, native hole-in-the-wall favorites and up-and-coming food and drink gems. The Food Trail is suitable for all age groups, all fitness levels, highly experienced foodies and food-curious travelers. Travel Maine’s Food Trail on your next journey to our great state.

There’s no official “Maine Culinary Trail,” the idea of a “Culinary Trail’ just seems like a fitting name for an eating journey, from one Maine town to the next.

What we have in Maine is a group of culinary geniuses who pour an immense amount of love and affection, and passion, into their work. You find it in York, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, Greater Portland, Brunswick and Bath, Rockland and Camden, on Deer Isle and in Bar Harbor. Also amazing culinary experiences are to be found in Bangor and Waterville, in Bethel, Bridgton and Lewiston. Start eating your way though Maine. Get going! And give me a call if you get lost. I’d be happy to direct you to your next favorite place to eat in Maine.

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Great Links Here

The following links will make doing your culinary homework a little quicker and easier. These links point you to the real food experts around Maine.

Portland Food Map www.portlandfoodmap.com

This is the definitive guide to all food and drink in Greater Portland, as well as links to numerous Maine food blogs.

Maine Office of Tourism www.visitmaine.com

The good folks in Augusta know a good thing when they see it. Or in this case, taste it. Maine’s award-winning chefs and restaurants, food festivals, and other useful information are listed here.

Down East Magazine www.downeast.com/maine/food

Food writer Kathleen Fleury is the best of the best in Maine. Her mission: to tell us about the great food places and people. Also the staff of foodies at Down East compiled a terrific resource in their annual “Eat” guide.

Portland Press Herald – Maine Sunday Telegram www.pressherald.com/life/foodanddining

Writer Meredith Goad might be the single most informed foodie in Maine. No one gets more requests to write stories about new restaurants and products, events, people and places. When it comes to being in-the-know, she’s all that and a bag of chips.

Northeast Flavor Magazine - www.northeastflavor.com

Eater Maine www.maine.eater.com

Maine’s Food Suppliers

Maine Cheese Guild www.mainecheeseguild.org/

People think lobster when they think Maine. Visit some of Maine’s cheese making community, and you’ll be thinking lobster AND cheese.

Maine Brewers Guild www.mainebrewersguild.org/

Brewer Alan Pugsley of Shipyard Brewing Company and David Geary, of DL Geary Brewing Company, both in Portland, helped start craft brewing in the US. They’re still at it, going stronger than ever, and with them in Maine are dozens of other world-class craft- or micro-brewers.

Maine Wine Makers www.visitmaine.com/restaurants/beer_beverage/wineries

Maine-made wines, yes sir, we have those too. They’re all very good, really. Visit a Maine winery next time you’re in Maine.

Maine Food Producers Alliance www.mainefoodbiz.com

Here’s a good way to learn who’s who among Maine’s emerging food products industry. You’ll see familiar names from your grocery store. Also you’ll uncover some gems that will change your life, forever.

Farms, Farmers Markets and Agricultural Events www.getrealmaine.com

If you can’t find something good at this link, turn your car around and go home. Just kidding. Don’t do that, just keep on driving north.

You’re bound to find something good to eat. You’re certainly going to meet some really nice people who care about foods and especially, Maine’s authentic and historic culinary traditions. Enjoy yourself.

The above article was written by Mr Jim Britt a self proclaimed Father, Listener, Learner, Connector, Rainmaker, Struggling Blogger, Wine Fan, Foodie. Jim Britt is principle at gBritt Public Relations in Portland Maine. You can follow him on Twitter twitter.com/jamestbritt . Call him at (207) 775-2126

Other Great Links

#95 Maine Thing To Do – Drink Moxie!
#6 Maine Thing To Do – Discover Whoopies
#72 Maine Thing To Do – Meet a Farmer at a Farmers Market
#59 Maine Thing To Do – Maine Beer Best in the World!
#16 Maine Thing To Do – Dig into a Maine Potato
#33 Maine Thing To Do – Try Some Maine Chowdah!
#7 Maine Thing To Do – Catch / Eat a Maine Lobster!
#20 Maine Thing To Do – Pick and Eat Maine Apples!
#25 Maine Thing To Do – Stop a Maine Diner or Cafe
#61 Maine Thing To Do – Have a Clambake – Know where to Clam
#41 Maine Thing To Do – Find a Maine Blueberry!
#94 Maine Thing To Do – Visit a Maine Winery
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Maine Foodie Tours!!

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Whether you want to enjoy just desserts, handcrafted beer, or an eclectic sampling of Maine-inspired culinary creations, you’re in for an adventure! All of the Maine Foodie Tours, whether by foot or trolley, offer an educational and entertaining experience that you won’t forget.

On the tours, you will enjoy Tastes of Maine, such as;mft-logo
• National award-winning artisan cheese from local organic farms
• Fresh lobster hors d’oeuvres
• The best smoked seafood in the industry
• Downeast Maine wild blueberry preserves
• Dark chocolate truffles featuring Maine potatoes
• The original whoopie pie
• Microbrewed classic ales

Click Here for Tours Info: 

PORTLAND

Culinary Walking Tours
Dessert First!
Culinary Delights Trolley Tour
Bike And Brews Tour
Progressive Island Dinner Cruise
Culinary Delights On Wheels
Sips, Smugglers,
And Speakeasies,
A Port City Pub Crawl

KENNEBUNKPORT

Taste Of The Port
Culinary Walking Tour

Savor Kennebunkport
Culinary Adventure On Wheels

BAR HARBOR

Savor Bar Harbor
Culinary Walking Tour

Pops, Pirates, Pubs
Bar Harbor Pub Crawl

or Click Here to purchase tickets online or call:
800-979-3370 email: info@mainefoodietours.com Visit The Site: www.mainefoodietours.com Call Us: 207-233-7485

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Maine Foodie Tours
mydeliciousmornings.com
foodmadam.com
Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster
blog.mainefoodandlifestyle.com
Made In Maine Food
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Maine Magazine – Eat
New York Times Article