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Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-237-2254
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Ranked #3 of 18 Activities in Raleigh
Type: Tours
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.... more » 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! « less
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am happy we tried our first food tour. It was something different to do, and nice to get all the historical information as we walked around. I think it would be more fun if you get a big group you know and do together. I am happy we did it once, but in the future we would prefer to... More

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Dallas, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I want to be honest with this review from the start. Our tour guide asked for feedback at the end and I was too scared to give it in person. I did not want to make a bad experience even more awkward. I should have provided this directly to her when she asked. While I did not provide the feedback... More

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tastetours, Owner at Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We were so very disappointed to see this review, our only one-star review in our five year history. In the six North Carolina cities in which we operate, just 9 out of 190 reviews are less than four stars. Our tour guides are social, knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. They are... More

RIDGELAND
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our Taste Carolina Gourmet food tour was perfect. With Billie as our guide, we visited 5 venues, 3 of which were new to us. In addition, we learned about other restaurants and pubs we passed along the way, as well as some of Raleigh's architectural history. My out of town guests thoroughly enjoyed it, too. We were surprised at the... More

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Ridgeland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our group of 8 had a wonderful and informative FOUR HOUR tour with FIVE venues and TONS of food. The GM at THE BOLT was especially accommodating, I will go back there for certain. This a great value as you get the tour around downtown and wonderful food, drinks and desserts. A MUST DO!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

8 of us enjoyed this tour with Tony as our guide. He provided an historical perspective to Raleigh and a good introduction to the Raleigh food scene: 5 different restaurants with a good sampling variety of food and drink.

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