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Knoxville Food Tours

Gay Street, The Old City, Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37919
865-201-7270
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Ranked #1 of 10 activities in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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... more » 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! « less
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

When my wife and I signed up for this food tour, admittedly, we expected to visit 4-5 local restaurants, having a variety of delicious edibles from each. Instead, we were subjected to only one real restaurant, 2 chips and dip places, a store dedicated to high-end olive oils, and an gelato shop. We took the downtown tour as were we... More

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

Hi David, So sorry the tour was not what you expected. We have very detailed descriptions of each tour on our website, and as stated in the FAQ, this is meant to be a fun afternoon of tasting, sampling, and exploring at restaurants and specialty shops, not full meals at only restaurants. So glad you liked Shonos and Coolato -... More

Hickory, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We went to Knoxville for the day and went on the food tour. The guide was very informative. We never felt rushed since it was a smaller group. Would recommend this to anyone.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were traveling and glad to find this activity to fill our afternoon. It was our first food tour and it was so fun! We loved it and will do another when we visit Knoxville again.

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Oak Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The Knoxville food tour was great. Our tour guide, Paula, was very informative and I learned a lot from her about Knoxville. We got to try some great samples from some great restaurants. All of the restaurant personnel were very gracious and welcoming. I do recommend this tour to anyone who would like to try some great food samples, and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I went on this tour with my family and we had such a great time. Not only did we get to sample food from some delicious places in Knoxville, but we learned a lot about the city thanks to our wonderful guide Paula. Definitely worth doing!

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Paula (our tour guide) was very knowledgeable of the Knoxville area. Not only did we get to sample some unique and delicious food but Paula gave us some great historical information about various locations downtown. This was a great tour for a couple of hours that allowed us to enjoy food and fun facts. We will definitely do this again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Venues change frequently so it's always a new experience. We have learned to only eat a late breakfast because there is so much to sample. Bargain considering replaces dinner.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went on the tour with Paula. The walk was good...she had a lot of info to share...the food was excellent especially at Coolato and at the Tree and Vine. We have lived here for over 25 years and never knew some of these places. I would highly recommend this for anyone new to town or even those who have... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

even for a local! we took the van tour and ended up at several restaurants we have never been to before. Will be back for a walking tour soon!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The tour and guide were very nice, the torrential rain made it not as nice. Would recommend it to others, even locals. We will probably try it again next year when the stops change up.

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