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Knoxville Food Tours

Gay Street, Market Square, Old City, Knoxville, TN 37920
+1 865-201-7270
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Ranked #2 of 28 Activities in Knoxville
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: From acclaimed and awarded restaurants and chefs to Knoxville's best kept secrets, there's always...
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Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: From acclaimed and awarded restaurants and chefs to Knoxville's best kept secrets, there's always something new to discover on a Knoxville Food Tour!Hear the history of some of Knoxville’s most notable districts, sample food and drink from a rotating selection of locally owned restaurants and specialty food shops, and meet the people who bring this unique culinary scene together. Whether you are a local, newbie, visitor, or hosting out of town guests, a Knoxville Food Tour is the best way to taste the highlights of the city!

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Newport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The downtown Knoxville food tour was great. Paula is an excellent tour guide. She does a wonderful job in planning and coordinating the food tours. It's a good opportunity to try out new restaurants, meet new people and sample great food. Paula has a lot of knowledge of Knoxville history. I learned a lot about the area and will definitely... More 

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Cosby, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a blast trying new restaurants and getting a little of Knoxville's history with Paula! If you are in the area you have to give it a try, great fun!

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

As a longtime resident of Knoxville, I thought I'd seen and done it all. Nope. My family visits the downtown area frequently for concerts, festivals, shopping, and a host of other activities that always have us deciding where to eat. When my husband and I had a chance to take the Old City Tour, we thought we'd likely visit some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My girlfriend and I took the tour yesterday.It started at 11:00 a.m. As it turned out we were the only ones on this particular tour. It is the Bearden tour. We live about an hour outside of Knoxville and were not familiar with this area of town. Paula shared a wealth of interesting information about the area. Who knew about... More 

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Winston Salem
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took the Saturday afternoon food tour. The website says the tour starts at 2:30, but we received a phone call about 3 hours before the tour saying the tour would not begin until 3:30 pm. Fortunately, we did not have other plans and could change our time. The first stop at the tour is the visitor center, where we... More 

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paulaj1003, Owner at Knoxville Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi There, Well, that’s what I might call a “hit and run” through K-town. I would like to take the time to address some of these items. First – the itinerary for the tour you signed up for was listed on our website before you bought your tickets, so I am unsure why you were surprised at which establishments we... More 

aladonnamiller
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I spent our afternoon with Paula on the food tour. The tour was so much fun! We discovered the Bistro at the Bijou as well as Dazzo's pizzaria. Thank you to Heather at the Bistro and Adam at Dazzo's for your hospitality and input on the menus!! These hidden gems were just down the street from the... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I am going to give you an honest review you will truly find helpful. If you ignore my review considering it the outlier you will regret it if you pay $40+ for this tour. I am unsure what tour the other reviewers were on but this "food tour" was by far the low point of our first Knoxville experience as... More 

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paulaj1003, Owner at Knoxville Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi There, Well, that’s what I might call a “hit and run” through K-town. I would like to take the time to address some of these items. First – the itinerary for the tour you signed up for was listed on our website before you bought your tickets, so I am unsure why you were surprised at which establishments we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a pleasant surprise this was! We were a bunch of friends looking to do something different on a Saturday afternoon, preplanned of course. Fun, relaxing, and different. It's a different tour all the time. Our six culinary stops in 'Old City' Knoxville, were the Visitor Center, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Melting Pot, Blue Slip Winery, Armada and Aisle... More 

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Sylva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I went on this tour last Sunday. We were not sure what to expect but thought it would be something different to do. it got off to a slow start but soon we were moving from place to place and enjoying ourselves. The tour guide was knowledgeable and gave us a great deal of history of the... More 

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Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Knoxville Food Tour (SAT) there are tours with different restaurants different days THUR - Sunday. We started in the visiting center and tasted TN toe jam which was not bad also had Goodson Bros. Coffee my wife enjoyed it but, coffee not my thing. Then we went to the Peanut Shop and had 30 types of peanuts. (The chocolate ones... More 

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