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“Triangle Food Tour - Don't Miss Out!!”
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Triangle Food Tour
Ranked #3 of 15 Food & Drink in Raleigh
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk, Talk, Taste, Sip - The original walking tour. Explore the Triangle one food tour at a time. Don't just see the city...taste it! An exciting way to sample the sights, sounds and tastes of the Triangle. Enjoy one of our guided walking food tours in Raleigh, Chapel Hill & Carrboro, Durham or Cary.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

My husband and I went on a Triangle Food Tour several years ago. We loved it so much that this year, we decided to take my in-laws as a birthday gift. We went on the Durham Walking Food Tour - wow, what a treat! Our tour guide was great and we stopped at six different restaurants. All of them offered very unique and individualized treats for us to eat! While the day was rainy, it did not stop us at all. The first stop, Fish Mongers, had our table waiting and we were able to walk right inside and start the tour! The manager provided us with great history and we were served three of their best selling foods - cat fish, barbecue shrimp and pork barbecue!

It would be hard for me to pick a favorite so I'd narrow it down to three! We stopped at a little hidden gem called The Little Dipper. It is a fondue restaurant in Durham and was amazing! We were served large servings of vegetables/bread with a delicious dill cheese fondue. The owner took time out of his schedule to show us all of the unique restaurant designs and he was very personable. We could not stop talking about it and after the tour was over, we went back on our own to try out the desert - caramel, chocolate and peanut butter fondue with a platter of goodness - strawberries, pineapple, marshmellows, cream puffs, pretzels (and the list goes on!) We will be going back there for sure!

We also loved a little tapas bar that we visited - the bacon wrapped dates were devine and served with a delicious 2009 red wine! We all left the tapas bar and my husband and I hope to have our next date night there. We wanted to try everything on the menu! We also went to the Cupcake Bar - wow! Everyone on the tour got to have an entire cupcake and there were many flavors to choose from.

We can't wait to go on another food tour - this is something you don't want to miss out on! It is perfect for a date with your spouse, fun time with local friends or friends that are visiting, and a special and unique gift! Thanks, Triangle Food Tour! We had a blast!!

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband, son and I participated in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Walking Food Tour along with 2 other couples/friends who we booked the tour with. We had a great time walking along the streets hearing some of the history of several shops, murals and restaurants from our tour guide Sara. We stopped at 6 restaurants for samplings of their food and wine. Our stops were 1. Mint - Modern Indian Cuisine, which we were pleasantly surprised at how much we loved the food since we had not had the opportunity to taste anything like it before. 2. GlassHalfFull where we were delighted to try the peach gazpacho...delicious! 3. Venable, which had a unique atmosphere and tasty appetizer. 4. Four Eleven West where we tasted the best margherita pizza ever! 5. Kipos Greek Taverna where we sampled 4 different spreads with freshly baked breads and 3 different desserts made in-house by Olga...all delicious! 6. La Residence where the chef seemed quite creative and served us a very unique and tasty appetizer. Our time was well paced and organized by Sara and we really enjoyed this experience! We will be booking another food tour through Triangle Food Tour soon!

1  Thank Cindy H
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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time on this food tour! We were four adults along with five other tourists and our guide. While I didn't learn much about Raleigh, I loved the unique restaurants they took us to. Seemed like a fairly good value for the price- lots of food and often a glass of wine. Better than other food tour companies I've tried in the triangle.

Thank Chaz717
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with friends on the Raleigh Food Tour. I didn't know about some of these restaurants. Experiencing food samples, good wine, and touring the restaurants was so much fun and extremely helpful in planning future nights out!

1  Thank Clbf
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Who knew?! We have lived here over 17 years and never knew about some of the excellent restaurants in downtown Raleigh. We had our favorites and now have NEW favorites! The food tour was so much fun, so informative and so delicious that I would recommend it to anyone (but not with kids). Talking with the chefs or managers gives you a great perspective and appreciation for the restaurants. Perfect for out-of-town guests to see and taste Raleigh.

Our first stop was "Zinda" - amazing neo-Asian food and decor - right in the heart of downtown. Very impressive! Great spot for private parties, too.

Right next to Zinda, The Oxford, a "gastro-pub", delighted us with Guiness-bourbon floats and awesome lamb sliders. Also a good place for groups. Wished we could have stayed to hear the band that was setting up for an evening performance!

Coopers BBQ, around the corner is a Raleigh institution. Coopers = Barbeque in NC. You have to do it.

Then we discovered the free R-line bus that loops around Raleigh all day and almost all night! We all rode to the northwest corner of the line and walked a few blocks to 518 West. (BTW, the walking was just right - needed it between the food and drink, and our wonderful guide pointed out fun and historical murals and buildings that you might miss on your own.) 518 West will fulfill all your Italian food fantasies and Chef Serge is the nicest guy EVER. The restaurant is located in a historical building. Sip and indulge. . .

Next on the tour was Mantra, Indian cuisine. We were made to feel like family and given generous portions of several dishes. New tastes! After that we needed the walk back to our starting point and the Virderi Chocolate Factory. YESSSS!!!! A chocolate factory right in Raleigh! Again, who knew? What a way to wrap up a rocking afternoon - chocolate and wine.
Raleigh rocks and Triangle Food Tour rocks!

Thank bestnanaever
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