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Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-237-2254
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Ranked #4 of 51 Activities in Raleigh
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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Centreville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It was a little brisk and overcast on Dec 20th, but it didn't dampen our spirits for this unique and enlightening adventure. This was a surprise gift for my foodie Italian husband, and it was a hit! Our guide Courtney was the perfect mix of engaging, informative and laid back...we felt very well cared for in her competent hands...and at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We did this tour on a Friday afternoon while my husband was in Raleigh for work. Our tour guide was welcoming, fun, and knowledgeable not only about the restaurants we visited, but also local history. The food and drinks we sampled were all outstanding and it was so much fun to visit with the proprietors and learn about their journey... More 

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glenndale, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Did this with a friend who was visiting. The tour guide was nice, good blend of people. Had samples of food at five places . Guide had good history of facts about Raleigh. Will definitely consider a tour in another city. Did require walking and use stairs. A good change of pace.

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Hagaman, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The tour was well organized and was delivered like a 6 course meal beginning with healthy salad & smoothie from Happy + Hale to appetizers from Oak City Meatball & my fav Gravy on to main course types finishing w a stop at Raleigh Wine Shop & The Cupcake Shop...occurring over a 3.5 mile span that took in the sights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We live in Garner right outside of Raleigh, we never think about going downtown to eat..We will now. On our tour we went to Sittis, Oak City meatball , Jo see and sons, Crank Arm Brewery, and ended with wine and dessert at Bolt. The food at all these restaurants was delicious. Portions were plenty. Our tour guide Jenni was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visiting from out of town, we did the Raleigh Friday afternoon tour. The selection of restaurants was varied--Latin, Korean fusion, chocolate, pie and cocktails--and all the tastes were delicious. Jeanie was an excellent guide and we gained an understanding of Raleigh's food scene and historic areas. Also enjoyed the opportunity to chat with others on the tour--visitors and locals.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Although downtown Raleigh provides a less picturesque setting than guided food tours I’ve taken in Baltimore’s Fells Point and Annapolis, restaurant quality and tour-guide expertise was just as good and maybe even better. While stops vary tour to tour, several restaurants offered dishes that imaginatively blended Southern cuisine with their particular ethnicity, namely Sitti (Lebanese) and Jose & Sons (Mexican).... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I did the Durham food tour 4 weeks ago and loved it. The Raleigh food tour came highly recommended to us by several friends, and it didn't disappoint. We took my mother-in-law who was visiting from out of town - it was a great way for her to see some of downtown Raleigh. The restaurants on our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went on the Raleigh roots tour. My group of four have never been on a food tour and do not really consider ourselves "foodies" but we really enjoyed this tour. Were from Chicago, so it was a nice way to learn about some of the neighborhoods in Raleigh. All of the places we visited were very interesting and everyone... More 

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Durham, NC
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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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