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“Awesome tour even for locals!”

Hungry Village Tours
Ranked #2 of 13 Tours in Saugatuck
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Our family of 9 adults did this tour all together. We weren’t really sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised! David was an AWESOME tour guide. Very knowledgeable and funny. We visited local farms, wineries and apple orchard. We tried local honeys and Jams, cheeses, wine, fresh fruit and vegetable. Each stop had different samplings. Some including a beverage pairing. The lunch at salt of the earth was amazing. All 9 of us had a great time and would high recommend it.

Thank kirsteng14
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a review of the whole day driving tour:
Where to start!
First of all, David, the guide and organizer of this trip, was an absolute peach! He made a huge effort to memorize our names and get to know us! Our day was definitely enhanced by his presence and fun conversation as we drove through the stunning landscape.
Second, each and every stop was so very different and charming in its own way! Every farmer/owner was welcoming and extremely informative and made us feel most comfortable on their land and in their homes :D We learned so much about this area, the people, and the wonderful work they are doing. We all happily are going home with tasty produce, cheese, wine, hard cidar, lovely pottery, and sweet treats! We could not wait for the next stop each time we got back on the bus!
Third, LUNCH!!!! Oh man! The Salt of the Earth eatery was over the top! From the service to the drink menu and then the FOOD, wow! Just wow! We were treated as the most special guests, enjoyed some delicious beer (some of us had coffee, tea, and even a blueberry lemonade made with their own blueberry puree!), and just savored some of the most thoughtfully delicious plates we have ever had. What a TREAT!

I could go on and on about how much fun our family had adventuring around with Davis and Tim (the bus driver who secured our safety!)! I definitely recommend this tour to anyone! Such a great way to spend a day!

Thank you David! If you ever find yourself on I-80, you stop in Princeton and visit Flour House! We owe you all the bagels and cake you can eat!

1  Thank Sallee Z
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We would highly recommend David Geen’s Hungry Village Tours! In the first tour called “Culinary Walk”, David leads a walking tour of Saugatuck to visit many of the food-related businesses in the village. Although my wife and I have been visiting Saugatuck for almost 40 years, David took us into some shops we were not familiar with, and even those that we had visited previously on our own, we learned a great deal more as the owners offered tastings and explained a bit about their businesses. We sampled wines, coffees, spices, cheeses, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, jams, ice cream and toppings, and even carrot pancakes. The owners of the shops were very welcoming as they seem to have an excellent relationship with David and very much appreciate his tours.

The second tour David offers is called “Delicious Drive”. There is a Hungry Village minibus and a driver and David is free to act as guide throughout Allegan County which surrounds Saugatuck. On this tour we visited an organic blueberry farm, a small family farm, a vineyard, the Evergreen Lane Farm and Creamery for a tour and cheese tasting. We had a private lunch at Salt of the Earth, then visited another farm whose owner also happens to have a pottery school and finally visited Crane’s orchard for cider and pie. This is an all day tour, but the time passes quickly. Every visit is so well organized. (We’ve taken this tour twice this year – slightly different each time – and we’ll take it again next year.)

4  Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My husband reserved the Hungry Village Tour as part of my birthday trip to Saugatuck. What a great experience! David couldn't have been a better host with his knowledge and sense of humor. What made this tour more enjoyable than an average city tour was some of the more intimate stops along the way we would never have experienced on our own.

1  Thank SharonM5073
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

My husband and I took the day tour with Dave. We saw the "real area "and met the people who made it. Each stop you take is different. We got a wonderful flavor of the people and the surroundings. The lunch was private just for our tour and incredibly delightful.
We were there on a special day when Dave's family also were on the tour. Thankyou for this wonderful memory and we will be back.
Do not leave Saugatuck without experiencing Hungry Village!

Thank Koty_10
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