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“An Excellent Way to Have a Very Fun Friday (or any day of the week) in Sacramento...”

Local Roots Food Tours
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Ranked #1 of 18 Food & Drink in Sacramento
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Local Roots Food Tours offers food and farm adventures throughout Sacramento and its beautiful valley region. We offer 3 different walking food and cultural tours in Sacramento. Going beyond the big city - our other walking food tour can be found in picturesque Murphys,CA. Murphys Food & Wine Tour explores the Queen of the Sierra - a wonderful mining town with 8 delicious stops including food and wine. Ranked #1 Tour in Sacramento by Trip Advisor. Each tour offers a large variety of tastings (10+), while visiting 6-10 different specialty food shops, artisans, and neighborhood restaurants. All of our tours are offered year-round, last between 3.5 to 4 hours and range between $42 - $70, depending on the tour. The tours focus on F.L.O.S.S. (fresh, local, organic, seasonal, and sustainable) foods and beverages. Enough food is served on each tour that most guests consider it a meal. Savor, learn, explore and connect to some amazing communities and their culinary dishes.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Sacramento, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“An Excellent Way to Have a Very Fun Friday (or any day of the week) in Sacramento...”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

My Mom & I went on the Origins Tour on Friday and had a fabulous time. We had a fairly small group of 6 people which made it even better. We walked about 3 miles and along the way sampled wonderful food at 5 different spots, heard some interesting history on Sacramento that is not in the school text books and met and talked with local chefs who are cooking in the farm to table style with all fresh ingredients. Our guide, Nate, was awesome!! It was a blend of everything that makes a great Friday: food, exercise, a shot of infused Tequila, local yore & good company!! Highly, highly recommend this tour group! I was commenting to some friends that if you have people visiting that are not local, this is a great way to show them Sacramento............so much better than Old Sac, the Capitol or other usual haunts...

Visited March 2013
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LocalRootsFoodTours, General Manager at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Yay! Yay! Yay!

Spending the day in the sun with good food and new friends is what we are all about at Local Roots! You're absolutely correct: our tours are designed for locals as well as out of towners! A little bit for everyone! Thank you for taking the time to review Local Roots and we would love to see you on another tour!
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San Diego, California
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“A foodies must😍”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Excellent. Will definitely go on another tour. Already telling friends about it.
Glad we had a groupon, though; otherwise would have been $60 per person-- a little high.

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LocalRootsFoodTours, General Manager at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed yourself on the culinary adventure you went on! Local Roots strives to make participants open their eyes to new restaurants, food and history here in Sacramento. We try our best to keep the ticket prices affordable-- ensuring participants are getting the highest quality of food, informative trained tour guides and interaction with some of the best chefs in the city! We are so glad that you loved the tour and we sure hope to see you on another! Thank you!
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Sacramento
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“Local Roots Food Tours is the ultimate grub crawl”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Absolutley five-star review for Sacramento's very Local Roots Food Tours -- Origins of Sacramento Food and History Walking Tour! 3.5 hours, five local restaurants, some history, a smidge of culture, coupled with a leisurely 2.5-mile urban walk -- an outstanding way to spend a morning and part of an afternoon in Midtown and East Sacramento.

Our tour guide did an outstanding job herding the group of 16 to and fro from Cafe Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, La Bombe, Formoli's, and Coffee Works. Wonderfully informative and delicious! A little background on historic points of interest in between scarfing down Bernardo's incredible French toast, carnitas at Centro, ice cream at La Bombe, soup and bruschetta at Formoli's, and ending with a jolt of caffeine at Coffee Works. You won't go hungry on this new spin on a local grub crawl. The price, $58 per person, is worth every bite. Getting up-close and personal with local chefs and restaurant staff is the icing on the proverbial cake. Seeing and eating how behind the scenes they are supporting the farm-to-fork/locavore movement makes you feel good about packing on few extra calories. Wait...remember, I did mention the 2.5-mile walk! You're working for every forkful. Skip your daily cardio workout and take the tour.

The brainchild of Lisa Armstrong, this is only one of several tours offered by Local Roots Food Tours. The new tour, Gourmet on K looks positively delicious.

Visited March 2013
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LocalRootsFoodTours, General Manager at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of Local Roots Food Tours! We are so happy that we impressed you with our combination of delicious, local food, history and walking! We love introducing people to beautiful Sacramento and believe it is a perfect way to spend the day whether you are a local or out of towner! We hope to see you on many more tours!
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Woodland, California
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“What fun!”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We took the "Origins of Sacramento" food tour today, and were impressed and delighted. We visited 5 eating establishments, as well as a commercial bakery. The staff at each place were ready for us and greeted us graciously. Chefs, managers, or owners came out and introduced us to their food. We tasted many unique dishes, and had a chance to walk it off between locations. Our guide, Nate, was both knowledgeable and entertaining. He gave us historical descriptions of non-food attractions as well. All in all, a very worthwhile experience. We'll definitely do it again!

Visited March 2013
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LocalRootsFoodTours, General Manager at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
What's better than walking, learning and eating!? Local Roots strives to make each experience memorable and exciting. We love meeting people like you and enjoy having fun while tasting delicious food. Thanks for coming along and we hope you will be inspired to back on another tour! Thank you for the review!
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Medford, Oregon
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“Origins of Sac Food Tour”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Highly recommend this! Our tour guide, Joelle, was knowledgeable, funny, gracious, and a joy to spend the day with. This was a great introduction to the city for us out-of-towners, but would be fabulous for residents as well. The chefs were informative and easy to talk with. It was obvious they love what they do. I look forward to sharing this experience with visitors once we relocate to your lovely city! Oh...and the weather was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better day. Cheers!

Visited March 2013
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LocalRootsFoodTours, General Manager at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Good weather, good company and good food makes for the perfect day! We are thrilled you enjoyed yourself on Origins of Sacramento! We couldn't ask for more. We love that you are able to see the passion in Joelle's eyes as well as our chefs! Please come back and try another food tour. We look forward to having you!
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