Columbia Culinary Tours
Columbia Culinary Tours
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City Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Walking Tours • Beer Tastings & Tours • Food Tours
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Columbia Culinary Tours provides walking food tours throughout the downtown area. It’s an experience that combines history, food and conversation around a table! We'll visit 4-5 locally owned restaurants and specialty shops where you will meet the owner, manager and/or chef and taste samples of the food, drink or art they are most proud of. You can expect fun, new food experiences and a greater appreciation of Columbia and its history!
Columbia, Missouri

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B L U
20 contributions
Oct 2021
This was our 2nd Culinary Tour. Jim was a fantastic tour guide who was alot of fun and very knowledgable about the city of Columbia. The choices of restaurant stops were well thought out with enough time at each location. We would highly recommend this tour to newcomers to Columbia or just anyone who would like to try some of the restaurants that are in the downtown area. Thank you Jim - Santa says he’s making his list and checking it twice. 😆
Written October 23, 2021
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maw8060
Moberly, MO17 contributions
Jul 2021
What a wonderful time spent with friends and new friends. Jim was an excellent host and took us to 5 amazing restaurants. Each one were ready for us with yummy drinks and delicious foods to taste and we appreciated their undivided attention!
I would recommend you get a group together and contact Columbia Culinary Tours for a fun, relaxing and even informative evening!
Written July 9, 2021
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Doug B
1 contribution
May 2022
Our employee group chose this activity as a team-building event. It was a home run! Our tour guide, Joe, was excellent, very well informed and personal. The four eateries we visited were exceptional. It accomplished our goal in a fun-filled, relaxed venue. Great experience!
Written May 27, 2022
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marymaude
4 contributions
Jun 2022
Fun way to explore different restaurants in Columbia. Fun and informative tour guide (Joe) mixed history and humor throughout tour. Interesting to meet and talk with restaurant owners and staff. Highly recommend as a new way to explore downtown Columbia.
Written July 2, 2022
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Belinda C
Centralia, Missouri, United States38 contributions
Mar 2022
Fast paced tour of select local eateries with samples of food and cocktails at each location. Local history is sprinkled in during the walk (must be able to keep up). We visited 4 of 12 participating businesses. Recommend for visitors to the area or locals. We are local and we plan to do it again in hopes of sampling different locations.
Written March 28, 2022
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PinkertonDavis
Fulton, MO71 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
What a fun, different experience. Jim our tour guide was excellent. Combined some history of places in Columbia with interesting facts. Food and drink was amazing. So glad our daughter bought us this experience!!
Written October 13, 2017
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jcm761
1 contribution
May 2017 • Couples
We did a private culinary tour as a company Christmas outing and I liked it enough to take some out of town family on a public tour. We visited five new places and really enjoyed the evening and the food - again. Two trips and two 5 star ratings.
Written May 13, 2017
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Glad we visited some new places for your second tour! Thank you for your kind words and for joining us for a second tour! We appreciate it!
Written May 22, 2017
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formykids135
Missouri213 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was a very interesting tour of Columbia. Out guide had lots of interesting facts about the city, both historical and current. Really nice way to see downtown as well. Four stars because I expected the restaurants who participated to showcase more of their "culinary" arts and nicer drinks for the culinary tour. There were four participants who served food and it was only a few bites at each spot - not enough for a full meal. Drinks at 2 of the spots were really tasty, the other 2 were not so much (those 2 have lost my future business). I know some of the tours have had awesome food so maybe hit or miss.
Written June 28, 2019
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We are so glad to have hosted you around The District and am sorry to hear you were disappointed with any part of the tour. Our intention is to give you a fun experience that gets you to different local places and allows you to taste a variety of cuisine. We hope you will continue to explore the downtown spots and give the chefs and bartenders opportunities to serve you!
Written June 30, 2019
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lukejneal
Columbia, Missouri8 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We purchased the tour for my in laws as a Christmas gift and opted to invite a few other couples and do a private tour. Our tour guide was professional, everything was set up at each stop prior to our arrival. I have lived in Columbia for 19 years and was surprised to try two new restaurants and several new dishes and cocktails. I highly recommend this is an option for an afternoon or evening out with friends or an opportunity to meet new friends on a public tour.
Written December 11, 2018
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We are so glad you enjoyed your time (and food!!) on the tour and love that you got to share it with friends and family : ) Thank you for supporting CCT!
Written December 13, 2018
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Irishtourist509
Columbia, MO14 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We strolled through downtown Columbia with Joe, an excellent guide who shared stories about the history of Columbia and the establishments we visited. We enjoyed special chef-chosen dishes at each spot, and some of the chefs came to our table. While most of us had visited many of the restaurants before, we learned about new menu items and specials such as brunches and happy hours. There was just enough time to finish our food and visit a bit before moving to the next place. The best part? Our food was ready and waiting for us within minutes of our arrival, and when we left we didn't have to find a waiter to pay. I would highly recommend.
Written December 7, 2018
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I love this! So glad you enjoyed your tour and some new sides to a town you already love! Thanks for experiencing the flavors of CoMO with us!
Written December 11, 2018
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