Taste of Williamsburg Food Tour

Taste of Williamsburg Food Tour

Taste of Williamsburg Food Tour
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
We provide fun and delicious food and drink tours to several of the best local places in town. Wether you're looking for something fun to do and a way to meet up with other travelers for fun drinks or just want to try different foods, we're the tour for you! Drink tours include both food and drinks: Absinthe, Virginia Craft Beer Flight (3 beers), Beer, Tequila, Jello Shots, and Wine. Food includes French Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese, Ploughman's Lunch, amazing brick fired pizza, variety of Virginia Peanuts, and a holly sandwich. Food tours include the same as above, without the drinks. This is a must do for the beginning of your trip in Williamsburg. If you love food or enjoy drinking, come check us out! Tours last three hours and start at 2PM and cost from $46 to $74 per person.
Williamsburg, Virginia

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pebbleskip
Flowery Branch, GA658 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve been on quite a few walking food tours as we travel a lot. We love to taste local food and hear some history or learn architectural highlights, etc along the way.
It’s started out interesting with some info on Merchants Square then sorta fizzled...the peanut shop with free samples for ALL who pass through their door..? Really? This isn’t a tour stop; it’s a point to that shop and keep moving.
The tour route also repeated the same walking route to and back from the outer stop. Williamsburg has lots to see and is bigger than that.
Some stops were interesting, some folks working there gave some history.
We like these types of tours but felt that after everything done so excellently in Williamsburg and the triangle, really, that they should put a bit more effort into developing their stops and finding fun, funky facts about buildings and people that make up Williamsburg’s eateries.
(Tour guide was fine for what they had in store for us!)

Written July 20, 2019
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Thank you for your feedback and for letting us know about your experience. We’re so sorry you did not receive the 5-star experience we usually provide for guests on tours.
Written October 25, 2021
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Aimee756
Columbus, OH9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
I have done food tours in NYC and Washington D.C. and this was by far the best I have been on yet. I have a private chef business and I am always looking for good regional foodie opportunities and this did not disappoint.
I had a breakfast bar in the morning, started the tour at 2:00 and was completely stuffed by the last stop (and yes i like to eat). The vairety was excellent (sushi, Thai, traditional bar food -yum, upscale appetizers and a local favorite the "Holly" sandwich.) I also enjoyed the fact that each place was a privately owned establishment.
Lance, our guide, was very informed about the area. We were on a tour with another group visiting the area. It was a very casual relaxed atmosphere. Lance was great at accomodating special requests.

I highly recommend this tour. It is a great opportuntiy to taste some area restaraunts as well as being an amazing value. Seriously, who can sample five different restaraunts with excellent food, be more than full on less that fifty bucks ?!!
Written April 8, 2012
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CheDenn
Delaware City, Delaware95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
I have personally done quite a few food tours and this one is certainly one of the top ones we've done. The tour stopped at 10 different places and we had a sampling of many things. From peanuts, to pizza, to beer/ciders, to desserts - there is something from everyone! April was a fantastic tour leader - she was fun and gave a bit of history of the area.
Written June 17, 2019
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We’re happy you had a great time. Thank you for your review!
Written October 25, 2021
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ebolanos80
Vernon, NJ1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
The young college girl who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable about the history in the area. She was very sweet and all of the group got along really well, so that made it fun. Through the tour I discovered the Merchants Square which I did not know was there, I loved that. However I signed up for a "food tour"... It was hardly that. When they say "Taste" they mean taste. We received a small slice of a not very tasty pizza, 1/4 piece of a sandwich, a small flight of 3 beers, a taste of macaroni and cheese and 1/4 of an ice cream cookie sandwich. The waitress at the Blue Talon Bistro was not very nice at all. she seemed annoyed that we were there, like we were wasting her time. We received a side order portion of macaroni and cheese to share with 4 people, a taste is all everyone received. The other stores were just stores that you could walk around and visit on your own. We received goodie bags and a coupon at two locations. The Spice & Tea Exchange store is so worth it if you enjoy tea or cooking. "Justified Bakeshop" is also worth checking out, the owner took the time to make us feel welcome, It's all homemade and fresh, husband and wife establishment. Overall, we paid $132.16 for my husband and I, we came hungry and we left hungry. It was not worth our money =(
Written July 23, 2018
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Susan G Myers
Pink Hill, NC25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Taste of the Worst Food in Williamsburg plus free samples at retail shops. I have been on many extraordinary food tours, including ones in Seattle, New Orleans and Austin. This was a scam...a joke. The four of us paid $200 and wasted our afternoon being served college student quality pizza, wings, and sandwiches. Plus we were taken to the peanut shop, spice shop and chocolate shop and got samples any customer gets plus a coupon. We figure the owner spent $30 on food (if it costs him/her anything at all), paid the excellent guide kid $20 and pocketed $150. This is an embarrassment to all the wonderful food tours and honest businessmen and businesswomen around the country. The only reason we didn't leave the tour early was that the tour guide was a fine young man who we enjoyed talking with.
Written March 3, 2017
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Discover579158
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
If I'm being honest, our entire group was very underwhelmed with this experience. We've done 5+ food tours in multiple cities and found this one to be considerably lacking by comparison.

Here is some of what drove our poor experience:
- In the candy store and peanut store, it seemed like the businesses weren't expecting us. It was extremely crowded and we were basically told to stand around while we waited for some very bad candy. In the peanut store, I heard our guide asking if we our group could get a discount on a later purchase and was told no.
- We didn't make it into whatever the "herb store" was supposed to be
- In the first restaurant we went into, they asked if we would wait outside. It was 40 degrees and pretty windy. It's not unreasonable to expect a better experience considering we booked a food tour. The mac and cheese was fantastic here.
- The pizza restaurant was pretty bad in our opinion. The pizza was subpar, but the portions were at minimum decent.
- The night-club was great. The server did a small presentation and the food was great.
- In the place where we had wings, I would guess that people averaged one wing per person.
- In the final restaurant, there was no where near enough food to go around. Everyone got maybe one bite of each dish, maybe.

I thought I heard the comment made multiple times by our guide that people were added onto the tour. This really showed in the quantity of food and some of the places we visited almost seemed annoyed at our presence. Considering the cost associated with this tour (which is average for a food tour), we expected a much more accommodating experience with more food to go around.

To top it all off, they asked for feedback in email. I replied with the comments above and never heard back.
Written January 5, 2017
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jkim2468
Fort Worth, TX53 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
This was a gift from my daughter - over $100. Scheduling is a nightmare. After 2 rescheduled dates, they want to charge me $35 fee. They called me initially to reschedule due to possible rain. I called them next time to reschedule and now they want to charge me. Poor email response. No phone contact. Don't waste your money. Too many other reputable tours in Williamsburg. Time to put them out of business.
Written June 20, 2016
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jeb510
Richmond, VA1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
We bought this through Groupon and I was disappointed. In our opinion, calling this a "food tour" is being generous. It started with booking and a mysterious $5 per person "tax". Hmm. It seemed fishy to me, but I didn't want my Groupon to go to waste, so I booked anyway. We started at a candy store. Each of us was given a small bag with 3-4 pieces of candy. The candy ended up being all prepackaged that I could have gotten at the grocery store (my husband's had a pack of Juicy Fruit...) From there, we went to a peanut shoppe, with the only samples being open to everyone in the shop, not only those on an overpriced food tour. Next was a tea and spice shop - no food to taste here. Retro's for fried pickles next. We're not fans of fried pickles, so passed ours on to another couple on the tour (the tour was advertised to have frozen yogurt at this stop.) We then went to the Blue Talon and were told they couldn't accommodate us for at least an hour. Our tour guide then took us on the tour of the William and Mary campus. Our tour guide was nice, but didn't seem that confident with what they were presenting us. You could tell they were more into the tour of the campus than the rest. It took me back to being in college and bragging about my school. We left campus and headed to College Delly and hot holly sandwiches. Okay, but nothing to write home about. Lastly was Blue Talon with the gourmet macaroni and cheese. This was more of what we were expecting and what we enjoyed the most. The macaroni and cheese was delicious, but definitely not worth the rest of the tour. I feel like the tour is disorganized and misleading. Taking your tour to stores that sell food doesn't constitute a food tour. The establishments should be expecting the tours when they arrive and they should arrive at a pre-scheduled time. The weather was nice though and we enjoyed walking around outside. But this wasn't worth the cost of the Groupon and definitely not worth the full price. Also, I really think this is one of those companies born of Groupon and Living Social and wouldn't exist without them. Save your money and go to each place individually.
Written January 20, 2013
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MEMfromNJ
Mullica Hill, NJ66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Such as shame! The food sites on the tour were terrific. But our tour was not.
Isabelle arrived late -- please don't ask me to arrive 15 minutes early and then the guide arrives at 2:05
Didn't seem like the shop owners were really on board with the idea - most didn't have anything prepared for us - candy shop did as did the talon, hound and pizza places
Shop owners didn't seem to have any rapport with guide -- it often seemed like she was having to explain who she was
Wasn't considerate of the needs of the group when walking to sites (too fast, didn't wait to cross the streets together)
Didn't tell us anything about any of the stops - and this is a BIGGIE! It's why I take a tour - I'd already been into the candy shop, peanut shop, spice shop and ice cream shops. I want to know about the history of them when I go on a tour.
Wasn't knowledgeable about local area - and she told us she was a native..but didn't mention any of the history of the area (in relation to food or buildings we passed or went to)
Was't knowledgeable about local foods or what we were being served
Limited vocabulary to describe food
Sampled foods with us (made us feel like we needed to share with her)
Walked to sites with no conversations about where we were going or why
Didn't share a list of sites visited or recipes
No coupons for future visits to the sites
No way to contact tour operators personally and your phone message is of poor quality
Written June 26, 2016
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Rick06032011
Cincinnati, OH54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
From directions that were emailed, it is hard to determine meeting location to start tour. You are escorted to 3 stores to browse & shop and 3 restaurants to obtain small portions of food. You can shop in the 3 stores on your own time without paying $62 a person. The tour guide was quiet and not very informative.
Written June 24, 2015
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