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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed November 19, 2013

This tour was fantastic. My wife and I had a friend from Australia visiting so we decided to take her on something a bit different from the usual tourist fare, and we are really glad we did. We opted for the Origins Sacramento tour, and since none of us had ever been on a food tour before this was a totally new experience. In addition to 6 great restaurant/food stops, our guide Leslie also stopped at several notable historical venues along the way for some very informative Sacramento history. By the way, Leslie was a really great tour guide,,,,very upbeat, great personality outgoing, and was a world book of information, both about the food stops and the history stops as well. As tour guides go, she is a GEM and definitely made the tour very interesting and enjoyable. The food choices at all of the six locations we visited were absolutely DELICIOUS, and i know i will be revisiting several of the restaurants again. In addition, meeting the chefs and/or managers of these locations was a bonus. I heartedly concur with the other reviewers, and really,,,,whether you've only been in the Sacramento area for 2 weeks, or 20 years, this is a tour you should definitely take! You will enjoy it!

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

You made our day reading your wonderful five star review! When we read GEM and DELICIOUS all in one paragraph we just can't help but get excited! Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback. We hope you will choose Local Roots Food Tours in the near future for another culinary adventure. We would honor the opportunity to "wow" you again!!

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

My wife and I went on the 'Gourmet on K' Walking Tour with Leslie as our guide. We've been on a lot of food tours and this was by far one of the best. The food was great – we liked the variety of venues and dishes. We got to meet the owners/chefs of many of the places we went to.

Leslie knew a lot about the food as well as the history of Sacramento. She was really authentic; you could tell that she was passionate about what she was doing.

We highly recommend it to anyone who lives in Sacramento or is just visiting for the day.

Thank Strozek
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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Wow! We are blushing. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review! Thrilled to read that out of all the food tours you have participated on, Local Roots Food Tours ranks up there with the best. We love what we do and what we offer our customers - we hope you will come join us on another foodie adventure in the near future!

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We did the Origin of Food tour on Oct 12. The infamous Joelle was our guide - she did a great job. There were 9 people in our group and I think that was the perfect size. My group of 3 enjoyed these the most: The tour of the Paragary's bakery, the coffee roasting talk and the bombes (da bomb!). Oh, and the fruit-infused tequila was inspiring! These tours are such a nice way to see Sacramento at the ground level and to learn a bit about the food culture in the area. I definitely recommend.

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your experience with us. Happy to read that we met your expectations and exceeded them in many ways with some of your highlighted stops pointed out. We look forward to guiding you on another culinary adventure in the near future so we can tantalize your palate one more time!!

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Exploring Murphys with Lisa our guide was a terrific adventure filled with tasty bites, local history, and a great stop at a local winery. All the food and shop vendors were wonderful to share their stories of their products and helpful in answering questions. Definitely worth the ride out to Murphys!

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review about our Murphys Food & Wine Tour. Murphys is a hidden gem mining town and even though it is a drive out into Calaveras County, it sure is worth the drive, just like you mentioned in your review. We are happy to read we met your expectations and showed value in booking one of our food tours. We hope to see you on another foodie adventure in the near future.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! Hard to believe that I have lived in Sacramento for years and never done this! The food was wonderful but even better was all of the Sacramento history, so much of which I did not know.

Joelle was our guide on the Gourmet on K Food Tour and she couldn't have been better!! She has an amazing personality and was full of information. She clearly has a great relationship with the chefs and proprietor's because we were welcomed warmly and treated like family.

I would recommend this for guests visiting from out of town or as a gift. It is leisurely and at a perfect pace for conversation. It would also be great as a work "team building" outing or for a group of friends looking to spend some quality time together.

I am already trying to decide which tour to go on next!

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

We are so happy to hear you felt like you got your money's worth on our Gourmet on K Culinary Food Tour! Our tour guides share their passion for food and history along the 3.5 hour tour route and we pass on compliments to them when one of our participants mentions them in a review. Thank you for your time and joining us on a fun food adventure. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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