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Knoxville Food Tours

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Address: Gay Street, Market Square, Old City, Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone Number: +1 865-201-7270
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From acclaimed and awarded restaurants and chefs to Knoxville's best kept...

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!

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Such a fun day!

We did the afternoon tour and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Even though we live locally we learned a lot about Knoxville and were able to enjoy some restaurants that we would not... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rockwood, Tennessee
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Rockwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the afternoon tour and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Even though we live locally we learned a lot about Knoxville and were able to enjoy some restaurants that we would not have otherwise. The tour lasted from 2PM - 5PM. Do not eat lunch before! There is so much to enjoy!

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Corydon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

absolutely loved the food and listening to the history of the city, Paula was an awesome tour guide and picked great food for us to sample.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour with delicious food. Paula was a great guide with extensive knowledge of the city. Tour was well arranged and the restaurants were extremely good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The tour was so amazing! Food was fabulous! We felt so special at each restaurant. The guide gave a really good tour of the history of Knoxville! I'm from here and had never seen most of the places and didn't know any of the history. So cool! My husband would have preferred dining without the tour guide was about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Paula did an excellent job of educating us on the city of Knoxville while taking us on a fabulous food tour. Very, very enjoyable! She provided a customized menu if needed for any food allergies or needs. We were in town to celebrate my husband's birthday and Paula gave us an unforgettable experience. This is a don't miss event for... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We've lived in Knoxville for 32 years and always like to play tourist when we can. So we decided to take the Knoxville food tour with Paula. It was great! The history lesson was so informative and interesting and the food choices were absolutely perfect. We travel all over the country and world and have taken many food tours and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We were on the most recent tour. We had such a great time. My husband and I were both surprised with the additional history lesson about our beautiful city of Knoxville. The day was perfect, our group was just the right size, our fearless leader Paula Johnson was very well in tune with each restaurant as well as her knowledge... More 

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Coldwater, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the tour & commentary. Paula does a great job! Great selection of restaurants with many different items at each stop. A fun & relaxing evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

15 colleagues and I just finished the food tour and had a blast! Such a better alternative to a boring work dinner. We enjoyed learning about the city and checking out 4 local hot spots. Food was outstanding everywhere we went. I would highly recommend #cornflakes

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We have lived in Knoxville for over 15 years but just took the Knoxville Food tour in March. It was a great experience. You stop by some great places downtown (they do have a Bearden tour too but we did the one downtown). At each stop you had some excellent food (and plenty of it, so you won't have to... More 

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