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Food Guide Food Tours of Louisville

Louisville, KY, USA
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About Food Guide Food Tours of Louisville
Louisville’s rich history and culinary heritage goes well beyond the first Saturday in May and provides the perfect recipe for a fun and memorable walking food tour of the downtown area. Enjoy a delicious culinary experience while exploring historic Louisville’s restaurants and specialty shops. It’s a tour guaranteed to please the foodie in you
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Kenneth C. B wrote a review Aug 2017
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This was a walk back in history! Not only did we get to taste great foods, but our guide gave us a history of this downtown treasure. The revitalization of this area know as Nulu is amazing!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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acedaughter wrote a review Jul 2017
Beverly Hills, Michigan965 contributions267 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our Nulu tour with Max (and his niece). All of the food stops were delicious tastes. Max also gave some good history of the area, as well as recommendations of other restaurants to visit during our stay.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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teresamwhite wrote a review Jun 2017
Louisville, Kentucky50 contributions27 helpful votes
Max was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, giving some interesting tidbits of history for this revitalized area of Louisville, KY. He was great at fielding questions, and making suggestions for other eateries, and menu items at the places we visited (I'll put a list of the places we visited, along with the menu item offered for the tour below). Our group was about average; a group of three ladies, two couples, myself and my 18yo son, and our pace was very comfortable for everyone. I did especially like that Max asked us to carry our water cups from the first location all the way through the tour to conserve on plastic waste. (As a personal note, I think I will bring a reusable water bottle on these tours going forward.) I would have liked a little more history, maybe some detail on the families that built Louisville, and its evolution. 1. Garage Bar -this was supposed to have been our first stop, but we skipped it and circled back around to it, as they were slammed with customers. Chef prepared a plateful of mini beignets, made from the same sourdough as the pizza crust, served with strawberry preserves. They were served with lavender lemon soda. The soda was delicious, and refreshing, with more aroma of lavender than taste. The beignets were very good, especially with the preserves. Our sample was Seasonal Sweet Corn Pizza (with Broadbent bacon, cream, bourbon pickled poblano, garlic puree, and fior de latte). The crust stole the show here, crisp and chewy, baked in an authentic Italian pizza oven, imported in pieces from Italy. The corn kept falling off the pizza, since there wasn't any cheese to "glue" it on...most of us knife-and-forked it, but not my preferred method of transporting pizza to my mouth! 2. Feast BBQ -Pork taco (American Style with creamy cole slaw, green onions, bbq sauce). This was amazing! The flavors worked so well together; it had two tortillas, and I was easily able to divide the filling into two good sized tacos. Two of our group got bourbon slushies to go with their tacos, and all I heard were compliments (particularly the creamsicle one, though if you're going to visit Louisville, you ought to get the Ale-8 one!) It was messy, and delicious. Highly recommend. 3. Please & Thank You -located in a former bar, this bakery makes the richest, most decadent chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. The quality ingredients speak for themselves. I actually went back after the tour and took a dozen home. 4. Royals Hot Chicken -The recipe used is said to come from the original Nashville Hot Chicken, complete with philandering husband backstory. It lived up to its name; juicy chicken breaded and fried, and dipped in housemade spicy sauce. It was served on a slice of white bread with homemade pickle chips and a side of honey mustard. 5. Muth's Candy Company -This is a Louisville landmark, the oldest candy store in town, now operated by the fourth generation of the original owners. They still use the original recipes, hand cutting and wrapping every piece. The sample was the Modjeska, a fresh marshmallow covered in rich caramel. This is one of our family's favorites, and I was glad to see others on our tour enjoy it as well. (Whether or not a few dozen of these made it home with me is my little secret!)
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Date of experience: June 2017
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kimaI5551WF wrote a review Jun 2017
Bloomington, Indiana1 contribution
This was a delightful and delicious tour highlighting some of Louisville's tasty offerings. The tour guide was fun and informative. Would highly recommend. After NULU, I'm looking forward to experiencing the downtown food tour that is also offered.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Emily B wrote a review Jun 2017
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Enjoyed an excellent tour of the culinary destination of NULU, Louisville on June 10th. Tour guide, native of Louisville, was a fun, gracious and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend this culinary/history travel experience.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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