TV Diner features Portsmouth as a "Delicious Destination"
Culinary tourism is the fastest-growing trend in travel. The International Culinary Tourism Association defines culinary tourism as "the pursuit of unique and memorable culinary experiences of all kinds, often while traveling, but one can also be a culinary tourist at home." (www.culinarytourism.org)
With hundreds of restaurants, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene, Portsmouth (population 21,000) is a small "foodie" haven with one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per-capita in the nation. We invite you to experience our deliciously dine-able destination. For a list of Restaurants in Greater Portsmouth, please search our Business Directory.
In addition to dining options, Greater Portsmouth offers culinary travelers a number of tastings, tours and gourmet shopping opportunities...
- Gourmet Foods & Tastings
- Brewery Tours:
- Wine Tasting Harbor Cruises: hop aboard the M/V Heritage with Portsmouth Harbor Cruises and A Grape Affair as you embark on a sunset harbor cruise, sip several wines and enjoy tasty hors d'ouvres. (www.agrapeaffair.com)
- Portsmouth Farmers Market, (Seacoast Growers Association): Saturdays, May to November, City Hall Plaza, 1 Junkins Ave., Portsmouth
- Philbricks Fresh Market: local independent market offering organic, natural, specialty and everyday foods, wine and more, 775 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth
- Annabelle's Natural Ice Cream: Stop in to this little shop on Ceres Street in Portsmouth for a summer treat and taste the difference that natural, premium ingredients make. Named one of America's Best Ice Cream Shops by Travel + Leisure magazine.
- If frozen yogurt is more your style, check out Izzy's on Bow Street for cups, cones and smoothies.
The Prescott Park Arts Festival organizes a number of culinary festivals, including the Chowder Fest in June, the NH Fish & Lobster Festival in September, the New Hampshire Brew Fest and the Chili Cook-Off in October.
Extend your culinary explorations throughout the state of New Hampshire.
For information on statewide farmers markets, Wine & Cheese Trails, and the New Hampshire Brewery Map, please visit: http://www.visitnh.gov/plan-and-book-your-trip/itineraries/tasty-new-hampshire.aspx