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“Fun way to spend the day”

Local Roots Food Tours
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$72.00*
and up
Sutter District Tour
Ranked #1 of 16 Food & Drink in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun way to spend the day”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

On this tour we were able to experience a variety of restaurants with a small sampling of food at each one. Along the route we walked down streets and alleyways to view some of the local art scene, including scenic murals and graffiti art. Also stopped at Capital Stage theater to learn about their plays for the season while their director filled us in on the type of plays they perform for the public and why they feel they are important. By the end of he day, our bellies were filled with food and drink and we felt we had learned a lot about midtown Sacramento that we didn't know before.

Visited February 2014
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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Bellies full and walking away knowing more about Midtown than you knew before after experiencing our Urban Art, Food & Libations walking tour. Cool! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We greatly appreciate it and hope to see you and your spouse on another one of our culinary adventures in the near future!
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Sacramento, California
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“For Locals & Tourists Alike - if You like Food/Wine...This is Just for You!!”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We are Sacramento locals, but love food, wine and history, so the Gourmet on K Walking Tour was a perfect fit! We started at Vines at the Hyatt, delicious salmon....next, Pizza Rock, I never thought that balsamic, prosciutto and cheese would be so good on a pizza! Then off to Estelle's Patissirie, for delectable strawberry éclairs...third stop Ella's, their onion dips and homemade chips were yummy, but neither of us were a fan of the steak tar tare, we like medium well! :) Our fourth stop was Downtown Vines, with three lovely tastings and cheese pairings, such a cute place and their menu looks amazing, we will be back! Our last stop was Mayahuel, their dishes were generous, beautifully displayed and simply tasty! Their signature drink, which was served as a mocktail was a little taste of Mexico and sooo great! My husband and I agree that it was one of the best drinks we have EVER had! Mayahuel was so great we decided to stay for dinner after the tour!

This was such a fun and amazing experience! Joelle, our tour guide added such class and jokes to the party. Definitely a must do while in Sacramento, even for locals, a.k.a., me! LOL If you're a foodie and a wino, you'll be quite pleased! Thank you Local Roots Food Tours, we will be joining you in the future!

As locals, we learned so much about Sacramento and interesting restaurants along the way! We will definitely be back for their other tours that sounds just as great...hopefully, we can request Joelle! :)

Visited February 2014
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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Wow! Thanks for taking the time to share your Gourmet on K Culinary Tour experience. We are excited to read reviews that spell out SUCCESS! So glad to know we exceeded your expectations. We hope you will join us again soon on another fun food tour - we love your enthusiasm!!
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Sacramento, California
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“Great for tourists AND Sacramento residents”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

As someone who had eaten at most of these local food spots, it was a cool experience to meet owners/chefs at the establishments and get to hear their aspirations and goals for the upcoming year. The highlight for me was getting insight on the artwork along the tour - I hadn't noticed most of the graffiti in the alleys - Joelle did a great job researching the graffiti artists that have filled our streets with rich, colorful art. This tour would be great for someone visiting Sacramento - but also for residents who might not realize/notice what their town has to offer.

Visited January 2014
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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are happy to learn that our Urban Art, Food & Libations tour met your expectations and you feel even local Sacramentoens can join us and learn more about their own city and all it has to offer in food and art! We hope you will join us on another walking culinary adventure in the near future.
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Gold River, California
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“Fabulous food tour”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We recently did the History of Sacramento and Food Tour with Lesley, and had a great time! We live in Sacramento, and this was a great way to learn about restaurants that we had never tried before. We were extremely satisfied with the amount of food that was shared on this tour, much bigger portions that on other food tours we have done in other cities. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the tour, and I never expected they would run a tour with just 2 people, so hat is a real plus. It was like having a private tour. Price is very reasonable, and you will not go wrong trying one of the tours by this company. Thanks Lesley, you were awesome!

Visited December 2013
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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Wow! So glad to read that you and your spouse had a wonderful time being guided by Leslie! We love it when our tours are small and intimate so the participants can get the whole enchilada on the tour they are on - sounds like you did just that with the food, history and up close and personal interactions with the local chefs. Thank you for taking the time to leave your opinion on our food tours! We greatly appreciate it.
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“Yummy food worth walking for.”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Joelle was a wonderful guide. She made history come alive as we toured Sacramento and kept us all together. Not an easy task since we are a high energy group. The ice cream bombs and carnitas were fantastic.

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LocalRootsFoodTours, Owner at Local Roots Food Tours, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your experience on one of our food tours in a review for others to read. We appreciate your effort and so happy to read that you had a wonderful time and found a couple favorite food stops along the way! We hope to see you back for another round of food tours in the near future!
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