Santa Fe Railyard “Off the Beaten Path” Food Tour

Eat where the locals eat - experience the trendy Railyard District on our original tour!

The Basics

  • Tuesdays 10am-1:30pm, Fridays from 1-4:30pm

  • Interested in the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market? Tuesday’s tour includes a guided visit!

  • 4 tastings served with a side of historical context

  • $89/pp plus tax

  • Instant confirmation online or call 505-395-0552 to book over the phone

  • This is a walking tour. This total distance we will walk is 1.5 miles, so you MUST BE IN GOOD WALKING CONDITION TO FULLY ENJOY THE TOUR

The Experience

Our original tour, "Off the Beaten Path" focuses on the up and coming Railyard Arts District.  This neighborhood is where tomorrow's Santa Fe is emerging, and you'll get to meet many of the chefs, distillers and brewers that are shaping that future.  Home to one of the top weekly farmers markets in the country, the Railyard District is where the locals go.

As with all of our tours, what brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants, distilleries and breweries we will visit. You'll learn about how the railroad redefined the American Southwest, who Fred Harvey is and how his legacy lives on to this day. We will also have a chance to explore some of the hidden corners of Santa Fe, learning about how the city has evolved over the last century and where it is heading into the next one.

NOTE: all of our tours are designed with adventurous eaters in mind. All tastings have been curated and pre-selected. We are able to offer vegetarian and gluten free alternatives at all tour stops - you will have an opportunity to indicate this during the checkout process.

The Details

  • Meet chefs, restaurant owners, winemakers, and mixologists. Chat with them and hear what makes their restaurant special.

  • Tours available on Tuesdays from 10am to 1:30pm and Fridays from 1-4:30pm (private tours also available)

  • TUESDAYS ONLY includes a guided visit to the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market

  • Duration: 3.5 hours

  • Departure point: Underneath the Santa Fe Railyard water tower (precise directions included with booking confirmation)

  • What’s included:

    • Three food tastings (each with a drink pairing) and one wine/spirits tasting

    • Fun and informative tour guide

    • Wander New Mexico’s Pocket Guide to Santa Fe

    • Gratuities at all of the tour stops

  • What’s not included:

    • Gratuity for your tour guide (optional)

What You'll Be Tasting

This tour includes three food tasting stops and one wine or spirits tasting stop (depending on the day).

Note: these are examples from previous tastings - we're constantly trying new dishes and restaurants

Have a food allergy or dietary restriction? We are able to accommodate vegetarian and gluten free. Non-alcoholic alternatives are available upon request or for those guests under 21 years of age.

Which Historical Sites You'll See

This tour focuses on the arrival of the railroad in 1880 and how this forever changed Santa Fe. Historical sights you will see include (please note we see these sites from street while talking about them - we do not go inside due to time constraints):

  • Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (church built in 1777)

  • Santa Fe Railyard Depot Building

  • SITE Contemporary Arts Museum

  • Gross, Kelly & Company historic warehouse building

  • Santa Fe Farmer's Market (Tuesday tours only, from May - November)

  • Historic ranch houses and warehouses (including multiple sites on National Register of Historic Places)

What People Are Saying About This Tour

Even though we have been coming to Santa Fe since the 1980s, our guide Joe still provided some insights and information on the history of the area and buildings that were new to us. The food and drink at each stop were delicious and the people could not have been friendlier or more welcoming. We have been on a number of food tours in other cities and this was up there with the best. I can’t wait to come back and do another tour with Wander New Mexico.
— William A. (Houston, TX)
You probably won’t need dinner thanks to the generous quantities of delicious food served up by some proud chefs. A great sampling of New Mexico cuisine including an off-the-charts charcuterie paired with wine at the 4th stop, one of Santa Fe’s best restaurants, where we received a tour of the kitchen from the chef/owner.
— Cynthia B. (Virginia)

Or call 505-395-0552 to book over the phone

The Details
Photo courtesy of the Palace of the Governors, negative #66658
What You'll Be Tasting
The Experience