Sample the Best Flavors in Raleigh With These 3 Food Tours
Raleigh is slowly becoming one of the most flavorful foodie spots south of the Mason-Dixon line. With new restaurants opening each year that push the boundaries of the kinds of food you can find in Raleigh, trying out the new establishments is exciting. Going on a food tour can be an especially efficient way to try out many restaurants in one day. Here are some of the best food tours in Raleigh.
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours
Tobacco Road Tours
Triangle Food Tour
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours offers food tours on Fridays and Saturdays. There are three tour themes to choose from. The Raleigh Downtown Dinner & Drinks Tour, which starts at 3:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:15 p.m. Sunday, highlights the historic state capital and warehouse district. It includes enough food to serve as a full meal, including drinks and dessert; the stops change on a weekly basis, so you won’t get bored if you go frequently.
The Raleigh Downtown Afternoon Tasting Tour, which kicks off at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, also changes week to week but focuses on regional dishes and a visit to one of Raleigh’s smallest and oldest restaurants. Raleigh’s Downtown Speakeasies: The Cocktail Tour, starting at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, includes a visit to four speakeasy-style bars with handmade cocktails and small snacks. Prices range from $61.50 to $90, depending on the tour and date. You’ll be able to learn more about how Carolinians were able to enjoy cocktails in the Raleigh area during the time of Prohibition.
Recognized as one of the best walking food tours in Raleigh, Tobacco Road Tours are three hours long and include visits to five local restaurants. During the tour, you’ll be able to talk to restaurant chefs and managers to learn more about the restaurants and what food they offer. The restaurant partners that you’ll visit on the tour vary but can include cupcake shops, bars, and diners. Tour times are typically in the afternoon, around 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per adult and $34 for children 10 to 14.
The Triangle Food Tour is a walking food tour that starts at 2 p.m. Saturdays. The cost per participant is $49 and is only available for adults. The tour is also three hours long and includes stories and samples from five local restaurants. Some of the tour’s focus is on Raleigh’s history, with a concentration on the downtown area specifically. Triangle Food Tour also offers a craft beer and food adventure theme that celebrates craft beer and how it pairs with delicious foods that are locally prepared.
Food tours can be a lot of fun. You’ll have the opportunity to taste lots of different foods and spend quality time with your friends. Whether you live in Raleigh or are just planning a visit, a food tour can make the best weekend plans.