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Tobacco Road Tours offers a new Raleigh Food Tour- part 2

Tobacco Road Tours is offering a new Raleigh Food Tour highlight the downtown Raleigh culinary scene! Join us each Saturday afternoon for this new tour starting November 7, 2015.  (Part 2)


corporate tours dinning - Tobacco Road ToursTobacco Road Tours is partnering with a number of diverse restaurants to offer you a culinary experience you won’t soon forget on our new Raleigh Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour. From British pub food with a southern twist, gourmet hotdogs, incredible homemade pizza, modern southern cuisine, beer infused dishes to fresh seafood, even the fussiest eater will love the one of a kind offerings on this food tour.  Even the décor and vibe of each restaurant is starkly different.  From some of the newest restaurants on the downtown Raleigh food scene to iconic, local establishments, you’ll experience more than just food, you’ll experience the culture culinary in this modern southern city know as Raleigh.

Let’s talk about our partners:


Update- THE OXFORD has closed as of January, 2016.  

We have added new partners to our Raleigh Food Tour.  Check our Raleigh Food Tour for all the new partners we are adding. 

The Oxford in Downtown RaleighThis Halloween The Oxford will celebrate their seventh year on Fayetteville Street.   There are other British pubs in Raleigh, but The Oxford is food centered, where they strive for heroic service and hold the claim of downtown Raleigh’s first gastropub.  This is why Tobacco Road Tours is excited to partner with The Oxford on our new Raleigh culinary walking tour kicking off this November 7.


The Oxford BurgerOffering a twist on traditional European Pub fare is the food philosophy at The Oxford and with a new chef, Taion McElveen, some cool changes to the food and drink menu are coming this fall.  With Taion’s roots in traditional southern cuisine, the menu is sure to be interesting.

Bands play each Friday and Saturday from 10:30pm- 2:00am.  More of an early bird?  Love brunch?  Oxford offers an award winning brunch (Sunday 10am-3pm) that offers something for everyone.

The Oxford dining areaFollow The Oxford on their social media outlets, we did:







The Mecca Restaurant and Tobacco Road ToursThe Mecca Restaurant is another great stop on the Raleigh Culinary & Cultural Walking  tour.  And, there’s a good reason why.  Mecca, as it is know locally, is a landmark in downtown Raleigh. Truly, it is a Raleigh Historic Landmark.  Having fun with the concept is key and fun they have had for nearly 85 years. Serving Raleighites for that long, they have seen much change to the downtown landscape: Oh, if the walls could talk.

Tobacco Road Tours Culinary Food Tour Mecca stopServing good old southern food, be sure to not miss their southern fried fish, chicken and hushpuppies with BBQ!   You will really enjoy this stop of Tobacco Road’s culinary tour.

With seating inside and out, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, you never know who you are sure to find something to please your palette any time of day.


Follow Mecca on their social media outlets, we did:







Tasty8s Downtown RaleighHave you ever had a gourmet hotdog before?  Well, if you haven’t, you will on TRT’s culinary walking tour.  Hotdogs are not just for the ballpark anymore. Tasty8s is offering a number of incredible hotdog options everyday on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh.   Their topping options are off the charts – things you never thought would be good together and on a hotdog.


Tasty8 Hot Dog fun shotWhy did the owners name it Tasty8s?  They offer: 8 Gourmet hotdogs, 8 craft dipping sauces, 8 craft beers on tap and 8 handmade shakes!   Eight is the magical number at Tastys.  One unique aspect of Tasty8s is that you can go inside and eat, but you can also walk up to their street window and order a dog to go or eat outside on the picnic tables. Vegetarian?  Tasty8s got you covered.  Among their choices of chicken apple sausage, certified Angus beef and bison and beer brats is a veggie sausage option.  You’ll have a blast experimenting with the toppings too.

Tasty8 outside 1Follow Tasty8s on their social media outlets, we did:





For more pictures of our partners and to see their establishments and dishes, check out our Pinterest Board titled:  Raleigh Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour.


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