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Asheville Food Tours

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Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 1 Page Avenue, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: +1 828-243-7401
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Discover the original Asheville Food Tour. In this premiere tour, taste...
Discover the original Asheville Food Tour. In this premiere tour, taste the unique flavor of Asheville on our guided walking tours of the city's culinary treasures, in historic downtown Asheville. Eating Asheville one bite at a time never tasted so good! One of the nation's premiere food destinations, Asheville boasts some of the most exciting and memorable food in the South. Asheville Food Tours offers a sumptuous glimpse into this exotic world of local Asheville restaurants and gourmet food shops and featuring artisan cheeses and choice meats from local farms, crusty baked breads from local ovens, rich hand-made chocolates, dynamic wine lists and hand-crafted local beer.
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A Must DO early on your visit

We were really excited as this was the first time for us to do a food tour and did not know what to expect. But what we got went way beyond our expectations. Paddy was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Pattie J
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were really excited as this was the first time for us to do a food tour and did not know what to expect. But what we got went way beyond our expectations. Paddy was very friendly and knowledgeable about both the restaurants and the history of downtown Asheville. We also had the opportunity to meet some great new people.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was our first food tour, so we did not know what to expect. The tour was excellent. Our guide Paddy gave a lot of history and fun facts about Asheville, and choose excellent stops. All food was excellent and stops were informative as well, such as the olive oil store. We were very full at the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went on this food tour on our Anniversary trip. The tour was led by Patty/Paddy, who was an amazing guide for our tour. We went to EIGHT different places and it lasted four hours! On top of that, we were lucky enough to make tons of friends on our tour! Some of the places included; White... More 

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Statesville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This was probably the highlight of our weekend getaway. Paddy is a hard-working (father of 6 and has 4 jobs!), fun guy and had lots of knowledge of the area. He took our group to EIGHT different locations which were all fabulous! We would highly recommend this tour! By the 3rd stop, we were already feeling full and wondering how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took this tour during our vacation in Asheville and absolutely loved it! It was the perfect way to get to know the city. The food was excellent and our guide, Patty could not have been better! He was knowledgeable, funny, shared great stories/histories, and gave us a ton of suggestions on how to fill the rest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

The best way to see the city and get a feel for the eclectic range of restaurants. Paddy is a foodie tried and true. His knowledge of the city's history combined with his strong relationship to the local restaurants is a winning relationship. He is funny and his recommendations are spot on! Audrey-Raleigh NC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This food tour was a delicious and interesting way to get to know downtown Asheville. Its the first thing we did when we arrived and we're so glad Paddy was able to show us around and introduce us to some great Asheville food, history, and hospitality! Met some nice people, too. Definitely don't eat lunch before you go since you'll... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

An outstanding tour of downtown Asheville and some of its finest restaurants. The food samples that we received were fantastic as were the drinks. Paddy did a wonderful job of giving us a brief history of Asheville while leading us from place to place. What a fun afternoon we had in downtown Asheville !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What an exceptional experience we had on the Asheville Food Tour! We were able to sample food and drinks from some of the best restaurants, bars and pubs in Asheville. Paddy was a great tour guide. He is funny, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about all things Asheville. He shared some history of Asheville as we walked around. The tour was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This Asheville food tour is a great introduction to the downtown area, using food as a vehicle. Patty was outstanding!! His passion for, and knowledge of the town's history, culture, and food made him the perfect guide to the Asheville culinary scene. We loved our afternoon with the tour, and would highly recommend it! We visited 9 (wow!) establishments and... More 

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