Downtown Walking Tour

Duration: 2-3 hours

Location: Cookman Avenue area of Asbury Park




Children under 16 years of age are not permitted.
Tours run rain or shine.

Tour and explore the Cookman Avenue area while tasting your way through historic downtown Asbury Park.

  • Stops and samples at 7 establishments that have become the heart of Asbury Park
  • Enjoy a beer of your choice at our first stop Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten
  • Discussions with owners and chefs on their foods and establishments
  • Local knowledgeable tour guides providing you with history and inside information along the way
  • You'll leave with a full stomach and a memorable experience

Begins at 12:00pm

Easy 1 mile walking tour

Tours run rain or shine

All stops are handicapped accessible

Vegan and Vegetarian accommodations

Restrooms available

Bottle of water provided for each guest

ASL Interpreting available, please make note when booking

Why Cookman Avenue? You may know Asbury Park from the beaches and Bruce, but the downtown Cookman Avenue area has quickly become a unique food scene unlike any other found along the shore. On this main avenue less than a half mile from the beachfront, you’ll find an assortment of incredible restaurants and eateries. During your walking and eating experience, you’ll be able to visit and sample seven of these amazing establishments!  Whether it’s huge bavarian pretzels at the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, the latest donut creation from Purple Glaze Donuts (ranked NJ’s #1 donut shop!), or a Korean fusion taco from MOGO Tacos, you will definitely leave stuffed at the end of your tour! And that’s only three of our seven stops and samples!

An enjoyable walk around Asbury Park All of the stops on your tour are within walking distance of each other allowing for a relaxing afternoon stroll around the city.  The walk is approximately one mile with frequent stops along the way to discuss the history and local lure of Asbury Park.  We move at an easy pace that can accommodate wheelchairs and guests of all fitness levels.  

Great for visitors and locals Taste of Asbury Food Tours is the perfect way to begin exploring Asbury Park. With stops at seven eateries, you will be able to sample the delicious, wide variety of foods the city has to offer. Your tour will provide you with a three hour experience most visitors can’t get in one day. From food tastings, to talks with chefs or owners, and discussions on the history of Asbury Park, there is something for everyone on our tours. Whether you’re visiting the city or a local resident, you’ll be sure to leave filled with incredible food and history of our amazing city by the sea.

Explore the downtown Cookman Avenue area with stops and samples at 7 of the best eateries from our incredible rotating list!

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten

An authentic German biergarten experience with 30 draft beers and over 60 bottled beers! Family style servings of their famous massive Bavarian pretzels and potato pancakes.

Purple Glaze Donuts

Freshly made, handcrafted donuts in a wide variety of flavors. Voted New Jersey's #1 donut shop of 2018 by

Mogo Taco

Korean fusion tacos served on a fresh flour tortilla made with your choice of meats, fish, or tofu seasoned in homemade Korean marinades, served with fried rice and kimchi.

Food Lube

A wide variety of fresh fine olive oils and vinegars with an assortment of flavors and snacks for you to sample.

Playa Bowls

New Jersey's original Acai shop specializing in nutrituous and delicious fruit bowls, juices, and smoothies.

Confections of a Rockstar

Rock & Roll style bakery with handcrafted cupcakes, cookies, and more, baked fresh daily.

Cookman Creamery

An artisanal ice creamery dedicated to diverse ice cream styles. Cookman Creamery specializes in inspired flavors, handcrafted from quality local ingredients.

Pasta Volo

Fresh and creative homemade pasta dishes with a wide variety of shapes and flavors.

Twisted Tree Cafe

A relaxed laid back cafe, specializing in vegan and vegetarian options. Foods prepared using local or organic ingredients to ensure deliciousness for your health and satisfaction.

Lola's European Cafe

Quaint, rustic-chic bar & coffee shop with outdoor seating, gelato & an assortment of incredible foods!

Crust and Crumble

A laid back eatery and bakery specializing in a variety of made to order pizzas.

Proven Poke Co.

Hawaii's raw fish dish, serving the highest grade, sustainable fish

The tour begins at the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten 527 Lake Avenue in Asbury Park, metered street parking is available. Directions can be found below.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a food allergy or dietary restriction (vegetarian,vegan) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.  Unfortunately we cannot accommodated any gluten free diets or allergies.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Do I need to tip?

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

Are children allowed?

Children ages 16 and older are welcome on our tours.  Due to the walking aspects of our tours and some of the small establishments we visit, we do not feel that our tours would be appropriate for young children.

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"My husband and I left Asbury with a full tummy, knowledge about Asbury and great memories! Bonnie and Justin (our guides) were personable, knowledgeable, and entertaining, not to mention all the yummy food! This tour provided us with so many varieties of food that we had no idea existed in Asbury."

Katie Z. Toms River, NJ - Trip Advisor

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