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Address: Gay Street, Market Square, Old City, Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone Number: +1 865-201-7270
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From acclaimed and awarded restaurants and chefs to Knoxville's best...

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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Come Hungry, Leave Happy

We just moved to Knoxville and thought this would be a great opportunity to learn more about the local restaurants. We were not disappointed. We took the lunch tour where you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DeeDee C
Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just moved to Knoxville and thought this would be a great opportunity to learn more about the local restaurants. We were not disappointed. We took the lunch tour where you drive from one location to the next. Every place we visited had excellent food and Paula did a wonderful job sharing local history. Found some new local favorite restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was my first Food Tour in any city. Being semi-local, I honestly purchased because a friend of mine sent me the Groupon listing. This was such a wonderful day and worth every penny. We went to places that I likely never would have stopped at on my own and the food was spectacular! Paula did a great job educating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is the best tour I have been on since taking the Conch Train tour in Key West, Florida. It provided me with platefuls of wonderful food as well as a comprehensive view of the history of Knoxville. When it was over I was armed with a list of local history and eatery venues for my "to visit" list. One... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been on several food tours around the world and in the US and unfortunately I have to say this was the least inspiring of them all . Basically you walk down one side of the high street and up the other visiting establishments here and there whilst tasting occasional morsels . Unfortunately it seems that Knoxsville lacks the... More 

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Powell, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have taken three different Knoxville Food Tours and really enjoyed them all. Paula was great providing local history and the restaurants provided wonderful food. We are locals but still enjoyed the history info and the introduction to some of Knoxvilles local eateries. Along with great food, the restaurant staff members have been very welcoming and our fellow tour members... More 

Thank Sandi H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a family gathering in Knoxville and took advantage of this tour while we were together. Every one of us enjoyed the restaurants, food and Paula was terrific. A perfect mix of some area history, restaurants background and timing. We met for the morning tour and the focus was on breakfast foods. One venue was better than the next!... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We weren't sure how the tour was going to be organized so we were pleasantly surprised by what we experienced. Paula was an informative tour guide and took us to four very different eating establishments. The food was delicious and we enjoyed learning about the city as we walked around. Highly recommend this tour!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable excursion into the downtown food scene combined with an interesting introduction to the history of Knoxville. Our custom tour was terrific - enjoyed by ages 16-55.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was a great food tour. Although I grew up in Knoville I left about 40 years ago. I have been back frequently but usually hang out with old friends. I really enjoyed Paula's knowledge about the history of Knoxville and information about all the old buildings. The food was plentiful and most of it was very tasty.I especially enjoyed... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Loved the Knoxville Food Tour. Great food, great information in the restaurants and at the Visitors Center, interesting Knoxville history along the way. If you live in Knoxville or are visiting and you haven't done the Food Tour, you should.

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