We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Local Roots Food Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: +1 800-407-8918
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 174 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Amazing Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
DIANE C
,
Costa Mesa, California
Add Photo Write a Review

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Costa Mesa, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Powell River, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cameron Park, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Davis, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a super fun time on the Public Art and Libations Tour of Sacramento with Local Roots! I bought this tour as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend, who loves art and food, and it did not disappoint. Directions/access to the meeting place were good, and we had no trouble finding inexpensive all day parking. Leslie, our guide, was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and sharing with us your thoughts on our sushi stop along the tour route. We value all our tour participants input on how we can better our tours and offer a 5 star experience for each and every person who puts their trust in us when purchasing a food tour ticket. We always change... More 

Cleveland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

For the moment we met Leslie we knew we were going to have a good time. She went above and beyond the normal tour with interesting facts about the city. The Origins tour had a good mixture of local cuisine. Make sure to come hunger there is more than enough food for the average person. We always do different tour... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

Happy to read your review and know we did not disappoint when it came to our Origins of Sacramento Food Tour. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your positive review. If you ever come back to visit, we hope you will look into another one of our food tours! Happy touring!! More 

Bella Vista, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

From the moment we met up with our group, our great time began! Leslie was an excellent guide with an upbeat attitude and lots of good information (she even gave us fun facts about the neighborhoods we walked through!). The food was great, and a manager or chef from each establishment gave us special attention and answered all our questions.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review

We love it when our tour participants take the time to leave such positive comments. Thank you! So glad your day turned into a "wonderful adventure" with your friends and Local Roots Food Tours. Come join us again sometime soon! We love sharing our passion for our city, food and history! More 

Travelers who viewed Local Roots Food Tours also viewed

 

Been to Local Roots Food Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Local Roots Food Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?