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Address: 501 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone Number: +1 919-237-2254
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What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food?...

What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food? Tour North Carolina's tastiest and most unique restaurants and shops. You'll go behind the scenes to chat with owners and chefs of the best restaurants in town while sampling their amazing food. Tours make 5-6 stops and along the way, you'll learn about the area's history and architecture. Public tours take place every Saturday. Private and custom tours are available. This is a great way to experience a city and feel like an insider!

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A great way to sample many restaurants and learn something about the area.

Our group had a private tour with Cat of 6 establishments in Chapel Hill and Carrboro on a Thursday afternoon. We had a wonderful time, it was great to spend time with friends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Julia H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Our group had a private tour with Cat of 6 establishments in Chapel Hill and Carrboro on a Thursday afternoon. We had a wonderful time, it was great to spend time with friends doing something we all like to do, enjoying good food. I had never been to 4 of the 6 establishments we visited, and I definitely would go... More 

Thank Julia H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went on the Chapel Hill, Carborro food tour and had Cat as our guide! She was so professional but also so fun to spend an afternoon with. It was clear that she was very in-the-know on the food scene in the area. The food we tasted was great, we learned so much, and had such a pleasant experience. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This experience exceeded expectations. Kat provided a good pace, good tastes, and a lot of local info and color. Although we've lived in the area for 10 years, we had not dined at these places. That changed quickly, which means the tour is good for the merchants as well as the tasters. We look forward to trying this in some... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our tour guide, Kat, was perfect! She was friendly, relaxed, informative and kept us all on schedule (as best as she could!) The Farmers Market and the restaurants were a nice selection. Even though I've lived in Chapel Hill 40 years I learned a lot and was fortunate enough to get to try out several restaurants I've wanted to try... More 

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St. Pete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was in Chapel Hill on business and a local member of our group put together a Taste Carolina tour for us. Being a Friday night we had to start early (4pm) but that also allowed us to take over restaurants without upsetting their workday too much. Kat was our guide and did a fantastic job of herding us around... More 

1 Thank Sluggos
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is my first tripadvisor review, although I use its reviews often! Taste Carolina motivated me to start returning the favor. I just took my third tour with them last weekend. I had been putting off the Chapel Hill/Carrboro tour because I live here and I was sure I had covered all the foodie bases. Wrong! Lesley introduced me to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I just attended our third Taste of Carolina tour and it was just as good or better than the first two! You will be introduced to awesome dining spots, meet new people, and learn a lot along the way. We routinely give these as gifts! Highly recommended!

Thank Justin M
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the Taste Carolina tour in Chapel Hill/Carrboro with Lesley. We went on the 3:00 tour, which lasted around 3 hours. We visited 6 restaurants. From homemade pastrami on rye (with sangria!) to Indian to Greek to a local beer brew sampling, and more! Everything was delicious and fresh. Very ample portions (come hungry!!) The... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The most fun, interesting, and awesomely delicious three hour tour. So enjoyed this adventure! We had a beautiful spring Saturday afternoon & a wonderful, fun tour guide, Cat. The restaurants were all great and varied, with ample, delicious sampling. Each stop was welcoming & informative. Absolutely recommend this tour!

Thank SouthernTraveler90
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I took the Taste Carolina Chapel Hill/Carrboro Dinner and Drinks Tour. We were lucky to have Lesley as our tour guide, and a wonderful group of people to do the tour with. We visited 6 places - including Acme restaurant, Vimala's Indian restaurant, Kipos Greek restaurant (my favorite) and Al's Burger Shack (my husband's favorite), as well... More 

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