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Address: 1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: +1 800-407-8918
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Description: Local Roots Food Tours offers food and farm adventures throughout...
Local Roots Food Tours offers food and farm adventures throughout Sacramento and its beautiful valley region. We offer 3 different walking food and cultural tours in Sacramento. Going beyond the big city - our other walking food tour can be found in picturesque Murphys,CA. Murphys Food & Wine Tour explores the Queen of the Sierra - a wonderful mining town with 8 delicious stops including food and wine. Ranked #1 Tour in Sacramento by Trip Advisor. Each tour offers a large variety of tastings (10+), while visiting 6-10 different specialty food shops, artisans, and neighborhood restaurants. All of our tours are offered year-round, last between 3.5 to 4 hours and range between $42 - $70, depending on the tour. The tours focus on F.L.O.S.S. (fresh, local, organic, seasonal, and sustainable) foods and beverages. Enough food is served on each tour that most guests consider it a meal. Savor, learn, explore and connect to some amazing communities and their culinary dishes.
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Really fun way to explore an area and its food offerings!

Perfect way to spend an afternoon. Fun to learn area history. Try new foods and restaurants. Nice size food portions. Accommodated my being vegetarian and another's peanut... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Perfect way to spend an afternoon. Fun to learn area history. Try new foods and restaurants. Nice size food portions. Accommodated my being vegetarian and another's peanut allergies. Tour guide was great, friendly and knowledgeable. Our group ranged from 23 - 72 and all enjoyed themselves. The walking between stops was done at an easy pace and stops were easily... More 

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Rocklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went with a group on a private LocalFoodTour today. What fun. It was an excellent way to taste and see some of the restaurants on K street. We didn't know where we were going until we met our tour guides but we knew we had 5 stops and would have an ample amount to eat. An added bonus was... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I lived in Sacramento 20+ years ago, but returned for a weekend to celebrate my 27 year-old daughter's birthday. We booked the Origins tour and couldn't have had a better time! Our guide, Lawrence, was informative, funny, full of trivia and always made sure we were comfortable and having a good time. We stopped at six different food locations, and... More 

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

Exploring your own back yard on our Origins of Sacramento Food & History Tour and walking away with a positive experience makes our jobs so enjoyable!! We thoroughly enjoy hearing reviews that share they have lived in the area for a long time and after participating in our walking food & history tour they walked away knowing more about their... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Small group guided by Lawrence, food was fantastic, My favorite was Dates stuffed with goat cheese, also the Carnitas Taco and the taste of infused Tequila. I stayed after and had Fireball Infused Tequilla, which was wonderful. The walk was flat, a little over 2 miles, easy walking , but stopped every 10-15 minutes to eat or drink something. I... More 

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

Sounds like you caught the "food touring bug" which we love reading because we are passionate about what we offer and we hope you will continue exploring other cities and their food tours but always come back to Sacramento and explore your palate with Local Roots! Thank you for taking the time to leave your "amazing tour" review and sharing... More 

Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The group was about 12 or 14 with my wife and I.We stopped at 5 spots on this culinary tour. One of the scheduled restaurants became unavailable so we started at the Vines in the Hyatt, where the group was scheduled to meet. Nice place, and very nice food; in fact it was one of the better places we ate.... More 

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive review of our Gourmet on K Culinary Tour with others. Since your tour back in July, 2014 we have made some great changes to our downtown food tour and have added on some great new food stops. We try to offer many varieties of fresh local food on all our tours and we feel... More 

Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

DON'T eat before you go! You'll get lots of GOOD things to eat on this tour! Ohhh...so much good food! I was really impressed with our tour guide and the group we went with...very friendly and helpful! Even to the point of offering to carry our 'take home' stuff while on the tour!! They will adapt to special needs...while we... More 

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

Your positive review made us smile here at Local Roots Food Tours. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and others. We love what we do and we especially love meeting new tour participants every day! Come see us again and we will share in some great food, history and conversation on another tour route! More 

Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lawrence was an excellent guide on the Origins of Sacramento Food and History Tour. Although I've lived in the area since 1996, I still learned some new and interesting facts about the city and experienced food at places I had always passed by, but never visited. The food was delicious and filling, and there was plenty of walking time in... More 

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

We love showcasing delicious food and amazing history with locals who are out exploring their own backyards. So glad you had a great time on our Origins of Sacramento Food & History Tour and we look forward to hosting you on our Murphys Food & Wine Tour soon. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive review! More 

Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Thanks so much to our fabulous tour guide Leslie for a fantastic afternoon! My partner, and I, and four friends recently joined the Gourmet on K tour. It was a large group (maybe 15 people?) and Leslie did a great job of breaking the ice, bringing the group together and, of course, setting us up with some seriously good grub.... More 

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

When you put a great tour guide with a great food tour route into one setting you get positive reviews like yours. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with everyone. We appreciate you taking the time writing your review...love your enthusiasm and positive thoughts. Come see us again soon....we have so much more to share with you! More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Thank you so much to Sandy who offered us an upbeat informative tour of Murphys. We were so enchanted that we are imagining our retirement return. Amazing food at every stop! Loved the Sushi, the cupcake war won us over and we are bringing home many wines, olive oils, spices and balsamic vinegars. A great way to begin your stay... More 

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

Your enthusiasm made our day! Thank you for sharing your positive review. Murphys is definitely a special place that we love sharing with our customers. So glad to know you felt everything went right on the tour and worth your time. We appreciate your business and hope when you come back to California to thaw out you will hook up... More 

Folsom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My friends and I had a wonderful time on the midtown tour and the food was wonderful! Leslie, the tour guide, was very informative and passionate about food & beer!

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive review for others to see. We appreciate your business and love knowing we met your expectations and you walked away full and happy! Please come see us again on another one of our culinary adventures. We have so much to share! More 

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