Great Eats: 45 Highlights From Our Food Tour Scavenger Hunts

Savor a Snack Attack Scavenger Hunt

Hope you’re hungry, because May is Munch Month! With food-centric scavenger hunts in famous neighborhoods and markets around the country, you have plenty of opportunities to taste your way to victory.

On top of the tricky, humorous questions you always find on Watson Adventures scavenger hunts, Munch Hunts show off some of the most historic and most delicious restaurants and snack spots in each neighborhood. We suggest where to eat and what to try, and then you earn points for eating! How great is that? Read on to feast your eyes on a sampling of the eats and treats you’ll find on our Munch Hunts.

New York City

People enjoying snacks on scavenger hunt

New York Munch Hunts include the Munch Around Chinatown Scavenger Hunt, on which you’ll scour Chinatown and Little Italy for historic gangsters and fantastic snacks. Sample incredible desserts at the Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory and Pinklady Cheese Tart. Hit up such hole-in-the-wall snack places as Tasty Dumpling and Fried Dumpling. Dip into Little Italy for cannoli and gelato at Caffe Palermo and Ferrara Bakery and Café.

A few neighborhoods over, the Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt sends you to hit up Joe’s Pizza for their famous slices. Snag fries at Pommes Frites and pastries at Patisserie Claude. And peruse the incredible selection at Murray’s Cheese.


Cambridge team-building activities

Boston Munch Hunts include the Munch Around Cambridge Scavenger Hunt. It covers everything from the Revolutionary War to Matt Damon movies, and still finds time to dish on the grub at an array of eateries. Try the “new kind of fast food” at Clover Food Lab, the decadent Chocolate Orgy at Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream, and mighty bunned meats at Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Burgers.

Meanwhile, the Munch Around the North End Scavenger Hunt covers Paul Revere, planetary facts, and the beloved bites at the likes of Bricco and Monica’s. Need an edge on your opponents? Sip a pick-me-up from Caffè Paradiso or Polcari’s Coffee.

Los Angeles

Ready to make a meal of the Munch Around Downtown L.A. Scavenger Hunt? To start off, maybe score some fries with garlic confit mayo from Amboy Quality Meats & Delicious Burgers. For a main course, feel the burn at Howlin’ Rays Hot Chicken. Then finish things off with Lasita’s fantastic Filipino desserts or Mr. Churro’s, well, churros!

New Orleans

Move beyond beignets on the Munch Around the French Quarter Scavenger Hunt. Indulge yourself on Holy Crepes, scarf down Golden Chips’ Belgian-style fries, or go wild at the likes of Killer PoBoys and Willie’s Chicken Shack. Oh, and after all that? Don’t skip the beignets at Cafe du Monde or Cafe Beignet. (You didn’t think we’d let you down, did you?)


Scavenger hunters in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market

Take a tour of Reading Terminal Market on the Munch Around the Market Scavenger Hunt. Dangerously delicious butter cake bars at Flying Monkey Patisserie. Salted caramel pretzel ice cream at Bassett’s. The pastrami bialy with the potato chip crust at Kismet Bialys. An anatomically correct chocolate heart at Mueller Chocolate Co. We could go on, but you should just go on the hunt and see for yourself!

San Francisco

Just one flavorful neighborhood wasn’t enough, so we baked up the Munch Around Chinatown & North Beach Scavenger Hunt. You can grab a bubble tea from Lady Luck Cafe, snag an Italian dessert from Cavalli Cafe or Lush Gelato, even predict your fate with help from Golden Gate Fortune Cookies.


Players pose with fish on the Pike Place Market scavenger hunt, a great team activity in Seattle.

As you dodge flying fish, catch up with Rachel the Pig, and search Pike Place Market for a duck’s butt, you’ll also have time for food! On the Munch Around the Market Scavenger Hunt, you curb your carb cravings at BagelBop or Daily Dozen Doughnut Company. You might sample sesame balls from Mee Sum Pastry or enjoy a cone on the go from Shug’s Soda Fountain and Ice Cream. Or you could be like us and eat absolutely everything at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Every last cheese curd and mac-and-cheese. Just, seriously, all the cheese, please.

Washington, D.C.

Finally, sate your appetite for adventure on the Munch Around Union Market Scavenger Hunt. Empanadas from Peruvian Brothers. Arepas from Mosaico. Cranberry Walnut Sourdough from Bread Alley. Spare ribs with mambo sauce from 2Fifty. Bonbons from Arcay Chocolates that are as tasty as they are tasteful. You just can’t go wrong!

Find More Fun

Contact us today to learn more about these and more food-filled Munch Scavenger Hunts, and to start planning your whirlwind culinary adventure. Please note that when you join a munch hunt, we only charge you for the hunt itself. We want you to have a wide range of options to suit your group’s tastes, budget, and diet. We point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.