Raleigh Food Tour – “Best walking food tour” – The Delicious Way to Savor the City!
If you are looking a fun food activity, join us on our tasting food tour to meet the Triangle’s premier local food and culinary purveyors. This isn’t some big, impersonal, stay-behind-the-velvet-ropes tour. Our small group tours are intimate, fun and informal, where the people behind Raleigh’s food meccas welcome you like a friend and give you the inside scoop on what makes their food culinary masterpieces. Downtown Raleigh has and is changing all the time with new developments including restaurants, bars, pubs, construction and historical landmarks to give the guest a quality culinary experience!
Each stop on our tasting tour brings you front and center to see and experience truly gourmet culinary delicacies of one of Raleigh’s five downtown districts. Our guided walking tours are about three (3) hours long. We’ll be stopping numerous times for small plate tastings and inside stories at five (5) local establishments. While sampling, guests can enjoy talks with restaurant owners, chefs, and managers learning about their commitment and passion for great food. Our Raleigh food tour partners are all one-of-a-kind establishments.
Testimonial: Excellent way to get a tour of downtown & eat your way thru Raleigh. Great restaurants & you got to walk of the calories until the next food place!! Will definitely do this again.
Raleigh has become a thriving Southern capital city and downtown is experiencing unprecedented success in the independent, entrepreneurial culinary scene. TRT offers participants a unique experience combining forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary & food landscape. Great food, history, walking and fun in downtown Raleigh. The Food Tour Raleigh is a great way to experience any city; especially North Carolina’s Capital City, Raleigh!
The ticket price includes all food and drink on the tour. When the weather is not cooperating, we will hope on and off the R-Line bus where applicable.
Don’t just see the city; taste IT!
Some of our Raleigh food tour partners:
Clouds Brewing – This unique venue lets you pour your own beer and with 10 rotating taps, there is always something new to try. Wait until you taste the fried pickles!
Moonlight Pizza – using local and fresh ingredients, supporting local farms and offering gluten-free dough. They are repeat winners in the Independent Weekly’s “Best Pizza” category. Moonlight also offers outdoor seating in their awesome patio.
The Mecca Restaurant – Originally called Mecca Luncheonette, where you could get a T-Bone steak for $1.00, Mecca has been serving folks in downtown Raleigh since 1930, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tulum Mexican Restaurant – Tulum is a unique concept of bringing Mexican food with Mayan influence to Triangle area in North Carolina. Tulum is not just a restaurant serving delicious, made-from-scratch Mexican food using local fresh produce at everyday prices, but a place where guests of all ages could come together to experience the unique flavors, coming close to nature and culture of Mexico – all in a relaxed, authentic surroundings.
Tasty 8s – offering eight tasty gourmet hotdogs made with Angus Beef from Salisbury, NC topped with fresh ingredients, 8 different shakes, craft beer and all kinds of sides. You will get a chance to take one of the many sides along with a great hotdog!
Capitol Club 16 – American Cuisine – We’re locally owned and operated by husband and wife Jake and Shannon Wolf. Jake’s from a family of cooks. His early experience includes working in the family restaurant Lobos (Wolf’s in Spanish) in Connecticut and the Pinehurst Member’s Club in North Carolina. Jake attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and then has worked in restaurants in Atlanta ,Telluride, Germany, Boston and, most recently, New York City.
The Cupcake Shoppe – From traditional vanilla and chocolate to infused and exciting flavors like espresso, red velvet and oreo buttercream, you will be able to pick your own delicious cupcake from a local bakery. It’s a perfect way to end the tour – with a sweet dessert!
treat – Ice Cream & Coffee Shop – family-owned and proud to serve hormone-free and antibiotic-free Maple View Farm ice cream made fresh and local in Hillsborough, NC.
Our current culinary & cultural tour offerings:
- Raleigh Walking Culinary & Cultural Tour – Experience great and unique food during this culinary extravaganza. Go behind the scenes to experience the best of Raleigh’s surprising variety of delicious gourmet treats & beverages. Unique and varied restaurant paint the Raleigh ‘s modern landscape.
- Raleigh Craft Cocktail Tour – take a 2-hour tour of Raleigh and experience the downtown craft cocktail scene before you head out to dinner to one of Raleigh’s many spectacular restaurants.
Our Motto: the purpose of FUN, is to have some, come join US!
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