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Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

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Address: 220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1358
Phone Number: +1 919-237-2254
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What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food?...

What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food? Tour North Carolina's tastiest and most unique restaurants and shops. You'll go behind the scenes to chat with owners and chefs of the best restaurants in town while sampling their amazing food. Tours make 5-6 stops and along the way, you'll learn about the area's history and architecture. Public tours take place every Saturday. Private and custom tours are available. This is a great way to experience a city and feel like an insider!

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Unique Way to Explore Downtown Raleigh's Treasures

This is a wonderful tour for the Triangle Transplant as well as the Native North Carolinian. We moved to the area six years ago, and this tour was a unique way to explore the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Momalita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful tour for the Triangle Transplant as well as the Native North Carolinian. We moved to the area six years ago, and this tour was a unique way to explore the City. I made our reservation and was asked if we had any food allergies or concerns. There was a woman in the group on a gluten... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Restaurant week was going on in Raleigh the week of August 15th. Instead of choosing one restaurant to visit, I decided to do the tour. With the tour I visited 4 different venues which was great! The food portions were good and at each venue someone explained a little bit about the restaurant and the food we were served. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a super great time today on our TOC Dinner & Drinks tour! Erica, our tour guide, was wonderful and made it so much fun! Excellent food & drinks at 5 local restaurants. Can't wait to go again!:)

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This was a great time! We went to four different restaurants and had good sized samples of the restaurants' specialties. Sam, our tour guide, was a great resource. She had lots of extra information about the places, and also pointed out other restaurants that could be enjoyed. This was a great bargain -- $65 for food and cocktails. No way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Being new to NC this was our first experience dining in downtown. It worked out well using Taste Carolina to put together four stops at quality venues to get a sampling of their menu. Our guide, Sam, was splendid at keeping things interesting. While she kept thing light and funny, she also explained the history of the places we visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Sam was a GREAT tour guide. She is well informed, funny, prompt, and is great at what she does. We got more information about Raleigh than we expected and had wonderful meals with great portions. When a problem beyond her control arose, she switched gears with grace and made most of the group happy. Sam did everything she could possibly... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is our first time to try Taste Carolina. We had a wonderful tour guide, Erica, who was very knowledgable and entertaining as we visited four locations. She gave us an excellent introduction to each restaurant and it was clear that she was well known by each owner. We definitely plan to repeat this experience in Durham and chapel hill/carborro.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time on this tour with Sam!! She is awesome and we learned so much about food and drinks and restaurants within Raleigh! Such a fun way to tour the city!! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to have a fun evening!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Our food tour was a great way to get to know Raleigh, not just the restaurants but also the downtown area. Sam was a great guide and also pointed out some other restaurants we didn't visit. The food was excellent, particularly at Centro and lucettegrace.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We had a fabulous time sampling food and drinks from five different downtown Raleigh restaurants and bars. Susan did a wonderful job with the walking tour. The food and drink visits were spaced out perfectly and we learned a lot about the different restaurants. Now I want to do the Durham tour!

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