One Catalyst’s Asbury Food Tour

Duration: 12:00 - 3:00 pm (3 hours)

Location: Cookman Avenue area of Asbury Park

Adult

$75.00

21 and older

Tour runs rain or shine
Tickets are nonrefundable

Explore the Cookman Avenue area and taste your way through historic downtown Asbury Park.

  • Stops and samples at 5 establishments that have become the heart of Asbury Park
  • Local knowledgeable tour guides providing you with history and inside information along the way
  • Portion of each ticket sale goes directly to the One Catalyst Foundation
  • You'll leave with a full stomach and a memorable experience
  • Discussions with owners and chefs on their foods and establishments

Tour begins at 12:00pm

Tour runs rain or shine

Vegan and Vegetarian accommodations

Bottle of water provided for each guest

Easy 1 mile walking tour

Restrooms available

All stops are handicapped accessible

ASL Interpreting available, please make note when booking

One Catalyst Foundation  Founded in 2016, One Catalyst Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing tangible support to the members of our community. Each year, the board of directors appoints an overarching theme that they feel reflects a growing need, such as medical financial assistance, oncology research, and educational scholarships. Through fundraisers, events, and donations, One Catalyst is able to ease the burden felt by the individuals who are struggling with these issues today.

The 2018 Objective of One Catalyst is to help pediatric patients live life to the fullest as they overcome struggles associated with undergoing treatment for a major medical diagnosis. At One Catalyst, we believe that tangible goods–the stuff you can hold on to, be it a new wig, a prosthetic, or a wheelchair–can have the biggest, immediate impact.

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 five 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!

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 5 awesome eateries while supporting the One Catalyst Foundation!

Confections of a Rock$tar Bakery

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

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.

Asbury Ale House

Downtown gastro pub serving up great food, fun, and games.

Purple Glaze Donuts

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

Mogo Korean Fushion Tacos

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.

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.

Does the tour start and end at the same place?

Yes, tours will begin and end in the same location.  Final stops will vary depending on the tour, but our guides will always bring you back to your starting location and parking.  Also, feel free to ask your guide for additional information or directions if you want to explore more of Asbury Park on your own!

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is metered street parking available. We suggest paying for 4 hours in case you want to explore more of Asbury Park. Meters except both cash and credit cards. Parking rates can be found here.

The Pedego Bike Tour begins at Pedego Bikes in Spring Lake, NJ where street parking is available

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! Our tours combine historical facts, local culture, and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through the city and sampling our local eateries’ most delicious foods, while learning the town from real locals.

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.

What should I bring with me?

You should wear comfortable clothing and shoes for our tour around town. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves. If it looks like rain we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho, but suggest that you bring your own umbrella.

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