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Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

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Address: 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
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...

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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Walking restaurant tour of Raleigh

Just finished our tour. We were a group of 12 people and our guide Tony was fantastic. The walking tour was very informative and the restaurant selections were perfect. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michael C
New York
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New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just finished our tour. We were a group of 12 people and our guide Tony was fantastic. The walking tour was very informative and the restaurant selections were perfect. I would highly recommend this to anyone as long as you ask for Tony as your guide.

Thank Michael C
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a group of six celebrating a 50th birthday within a whole group of 15 people. There were three others in the group that were celebrating birthdays also. So everyone got into the birthday celebrating. The birthday boy is a foodie and we wanted to try something different. This was a great time. We went to six locations -... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun tour, good way to explore new city and experience local eateries. Great guide, Jeanne, well spoken and versed in local knowledge. The Greenlight was exceptional. LucetteGrace for dessert was so so....no coffee offered with dessert, no liqueur served at this restaurant with dessert....disappointing end to otherwise great experience.

Thank Vicki T
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location, walk and tour guide (Sam) are excellent. This is a great way to see downtown Raleigh and learn some history, as well as get a good sense of the restaurant scene. The disappointment was in the choice of eateries. "Gravy," the wine shop and "Treat" (ice cream parlor) were very good. The steak house was sizzle but no... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us did the Saturday afternoon tour. Our tour group of 15 was a really fun group led by Sam whose skills as an educator pay off for those in her group. She kept us on schedule, was organized, informative and fun. We visited four restaurants: Bolt (three tastings) Gravy (one tasting with wine pairing) The Roast Grill (hot... More 

Thank kimgd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited 4 restaurants, a wine shop and Treat for ice cream. Each location offered something unique. Loved hearing about the history of each restaurant and what makes them special. Good food, wine, and dessert. This is my 3rd tour and each time we visited different restaurants- great to do with friends, family, out of town guests.

Thank Mary K
Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I did the Raleigh Roots tour on a Saturday afternoon. I enjoyed all of the stops and appreciated seeing some of the "hot spots" that locals love. The places seemed to have a bit of history or an interesting story as well. Plenty to eat/ drink on the tour.

Thank TheTravelChica
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Enjoyed the tour, Tony the tour guide was great. Food portions and choices were great for an afternoon

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

On a 6 day AAA Mystery Tour. Spent the evening in Raleigh, NC. Treated to a delightful Tasting Tour of the downtown area. Our host, Tony and Kat, showed us a real good time. Visited 4 locations...Garlands, Common 414, Gravy and Lucittegrace!!! Well organized, and facts about the city. Enjoyable evening. Would return to each restaurant.

Thank Lala23703
Petersburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Tour is great. Our guide, Sam was wonderful;. She kept everyone engaged and the pace was good. Enjoyed all stops, but Bolt was my favorite. I went alone, but the group very quickly felt like old friends. Appreciated that Sam pointed out interesting places not on that days tour that might try another time. Described as small tastes, but there... More 

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