The Taste History Culinary Tour Continues This Summer


Catch the flavor, culture and history of summer on the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County. The tour program delivers an engaging flavor of the cuisine, culture, art and history of the main streets in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, as well as Lake Worth and Lantana. This food eating, art and history experience is organized by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH), and sponsored by Macy’s, the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. This culinary tour primarily travels to historic Lake Worth and Lantana on the second Saturday of each month; and historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. The four-hour foodcentric narrated excursion visits to eateries, markets, and an urban farm for food history, food culture facts, foodways information and food tasting. At least three to four restaurants are visited for food eating per Taste History tour along with trips to historic buildings, cultural centers and art galleries. The tour partners include family- owned eateries and bakeries, plus non-profit cultural centers highlighting local artists. This year, Shaffer’s Tea Room in Delray Beach, located in The Rectory, is the newest partner visited on the rotation for the Taste History Culinary Tours. The Rectory is a historic building from year 1903 that served as the parsonage for the minister and his family for the First Methodist Episcopal Church South in Delray Beach from 1903 to 1928. First Methodist Episcopal Church South’s name was changed to Cason United Methodist Church in honor of Rev. Dr. John Cason. The church was established by early settlers to Delray Beach in year 1903. Current occupant in the building is the Shaffer’s Tea Room which specializes in organic teas and locally made cuisines. Taste History incorporates a rotation of cuisine tastings representing varied cultures that are African American, Southern American, Brazilian, Caribbean, Greco-Roman, Italian, English, French, French Canadian, Irish, Australian, New Zealand, Hungarian, Turkish and Ancient Mexican along with farm-to-table and organic tasting. Taste History combines history, culture and cuisine therefore this gastronomy tour infuses food tasting with the history of the State of Florida and the local area along with visits to historic buildings and art galleries. The food tours board at Macy’s located at 801 N. Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach. The rate is $40 per person and free for children under age 18, accompanied by an adult family member. Pre-payment is required. Tickets for the tour can be purchased online at For information, call 561-243-2662. Private group tours are also available at special rates.


July 19 | 11 am | Delray / Boynton Beach Aug 9 | 11 am | Lake Worth / Lantana Aug 16 | 11 am | Delray / Boynton Beach Aug 23 | 11 am | Delray / Boynton Beach