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Salem Food Tours Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate

SALEM – Our favorite culinary tourism company Salem Food Tours recently announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award which celebrates excellence in hospitality. The distinction is only given to companies that consistently achieve great reviews on the site, including accommodations, eateries and attractions, and continually deliver a superior customer experience.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is an incredible honor” said Salem Food Tours founder and owner Karen Scalia. “We thank each and every one of our wonderful customers for their kind and thoughtful reviews. The accolade is an incredible vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“We also sincerely thank our incredible Tour Partners: the Salem shops, restaurants, historic homes, and local purveyors who make our City a delicious destination,” Karen added.

Click to read about our Salem Food Tour experience which included this dish at The Ugly Mug Diner. Photo © Keith Spencer

Click to read about our Salem Food Tour experience which included this dish at The Ugly Mug Diner. Photo © Keith Spencer

In its third year, Salem Food Tours shares the growing resources the city offers as a top dining destination for the North of Boston region. With every step taken, her tours navigate participants to many of the city’s beautiful sites to learn a bit of history with several tastings at the community’s best food shops and restaurants.

Each tour is unique with a rotating set of partners with all tours including at least five stops consisting of both restaurants and shops. In three and a half hours, you’ll cover approximately two miles of non-continuous walking, just enough to work off the calories consumed along the way!

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. They use a proprietary algorithm that takes into account the quality, quantity, and recency of reviews as well as the business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index.

For more information, visit www.salemfoodtours.com. Stay up-to-date when you Like their Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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The Pickering House is Salem's oldest home and America's oldest home occupied by one family. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

The Pickering House is Salem’s oldest home and America’s oldest home occupied by one family. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

This nearly two centuries old cookbook was on display during a visit to The Pickering House. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

This nearly two centuries old cookbook was on display during a visit to The Pickering House. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Pork belly confit topped and poached egg with a house-made hollandaise sauce and garnished with farm fresh cucumbers at The Ugly Mug Diner © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Pork belly confit topped and poached egg with a house-made hollandaise sauce and garnished with farm fresh cucumbers at The Ugly Mug Diner © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

The Salem Farmers Market is held every Thursday in Derby Square, and is a special stop on a Salem Food Tour. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

The Salem Farmers Market is held every Thursday in Derby Square, and is a special stop on a Salem Food Tour. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Salem's Own Maitland Mountain Farm at the Salem Farmers Market © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Salem’s Own Maitland Mountain Farm at the Salem Farmers Market © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Salem Spice is on hand at the Salem Farmers Market, and offered a salt and peper tasting to the Salem Food Tour during a recent visit. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Salem Spice is on hand at the Salem Farmers Market, and offered a salt and peper tasting to the Salem Food Tour during a recent visit. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Pamplemousse has a wide selection of local, regional, national., and international ales and wines as well as other food & culinary items! © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Pamplemousse has a wide selection of local, regional, national., and international ales and wines as well as other food & culinary items! © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Aroma Sanctum offers visitors the chance to create their own scent with a wide variety of essential oils. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Aroma Sanctum offers visitors the chance to create their own scent with a wide variety of essential oils. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

A sampling of the homemade, local cooking available at Scratch Kitchen. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

A sampling of the homemade, local cooking available at Scratch Kitchen. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Scratch Kitchen is all about eating local, sourcing all ingredients from local purveyors whenever possible. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

Scratch Kitchen is all about eating local, sourcing all ingredients from local purveyors whenever possible. © NoBo Magazine/Keith Spencer

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Trip Advisor Certificate of ExcellenceTripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors. TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands.

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Salem Food Tours Small LogoSalem Food Tours was founded by Salem-based guide Karen (Eris) Scalia. With a passion for fresh local foods and cooking, and a background in event planning as well as the performing arts—she knew that sharing Salem’s past with a ‘taste’ of the culinary present was the perfect way to understand and appreciate this much-loved city.

For more information, visit www.salemfoodtours.com. Stay up-to-date when you Like their Facebook and follow them on Twitter

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