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Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Address: 500 Reynolds Ave., Durham, NC 27707
Phone Number: +1 919-237-2254
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Ranked #2 of 28 Activities in Durham
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food? Tour North Carolina's...
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Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: 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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Wilmington nc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a great Taste Carolina, Durham tour! It was the perfect blend of history, culture and food for our out of town group. Everyone found something that they liked and also sampled items outside their comfort zone. The owners & staff from each establishment were welcoming, knowledgeable and passionate about the food they serve. That really makes for a... More 

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Culpeper
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Although we had a bit of rain, this was a really enjoyable way to spend a few hours. Our tour guide was prompt, witty, and very knowledgeable about the city and its offerings. The group itself comprised seven very interesting and engaging folks. The food and drink on offer during the tour were delicious and came in very generous servings.... More 

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New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our guides were very informative and the food sampled was delicious Surprising enough you are full by the end of the tour. There is a fair amount of walking, but then you get to sit in each establishment in the A/C and enjoy your fare. I would recommend it most definitely.

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Durham, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have done both the Raleigh and Durham Taste Carolina tours, and loved them both. The company coordinates with the "latest and greatest" restaurants and bars in the city. At each stop, not only do participants get to sample some delicious food/drink of the restaurant, but also hear from the restaurant owners/managers about the menu design, business ethos (locally sourced,... More 

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north carolina
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My daughter took me on this tour for a recent birthday. Even though we had eaten at several of the restaurants, it was interesting to hear their stories. A great variety of "tastes". As in all food tours, there was a bit of walking. Our tour ran a bit longer because some of the folks had a problem with the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Excellent restaurants, delightful afternoon. This showcased Durham's food Renaissance. We were well received at each establishment, all very different, all relatively recent additions to Durham. Good information from each chef/owner about their philosophy and food sourcing, delicious, creative food.

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Zushi, Japan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

It was great tour of downtown Durham. I'm new to the area so I learned a lot about Durham. Good spots of food that I will definitely visit again. Thank you Taste of Carolina.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I never write reviews but deserves a review. The taste of Carolina tour was amazing. It was my first time in Durham and I learned about history while eating amazing food. If you are from Durham or just visiting Taste of Carolina is something you have to do.

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Apex, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a lovely time strolling through downtown Durham and enjoying tasty food and drink. The city has so much to offer. Our Taste Carolina guide, Dean, was knowledgable and shared the history of the area with us as we made our way from place to place. We loved being able to meet the owners/chefs. Hearing their stories made the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We had a nice time sampling something to eat at each stop, and something to drink at most, too. We all seemed to learn a little more about the history of Durham along the way, which was nice, too. The quality of the foods was great, and for the most part, each establishment explained their philosophy on ingredients being grown/raised... More 

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