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Knoxville Food Tours
Ranked #2 of 16 Food & Drink in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: From acclaimed and awarded restaurants and chefs to Knoxville's best kept secrets, there's always something new to discover on a Knoxville Food Tour!Hear the history of some of Knoxville’s most notable districts, sample food and drink from a rotating selection of locally owned restaurants and specialty food shops, and meet the people who bring this unique culinary scene together. Whether you are a local, newbie, visitor, or hosting out of town guests, a Knoxville Food Tour is the best way to taste the highlights of the city!
Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

We are planning to move to Knoxville and went on a food tour to get more familiar with the area- so worth it! Plus we know it will be great for when friends and family come to visit!

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We purchased a Groupon in April and only found time to use it this past weekend (11/18/12). We were so pleased with all the restaurants we visited: Lenny's, Bistro at the Bijou, Dazzo, Rita's and Tree and Vine.

Our tour started with a small snack at the Knoxville Visitor's center, which being locals, my husband and I had never visited. Next, we walked to Lenny's where we were treated to half a Philly cheese steak. It was a decent sandwich. The next stop was Bistro at the Bijou. We had a small bowl full of delicious risotto topped with beef cheek. Beef cheek??? I was a little grossed our by the description, but it was EXCELLENT! We had a huge portion fried brussel sprouts topped with parmesan and proscuitto. For our little dessert we had a nice sized piece of bananas foster French toast. This stop was the high-light of our trip.
Next stop was Dazzo. We had a slice of excellent quality pizza and a dish of polenta with tomato sauce topped with an egg. This is on their brunch menu. Next we were off to Rita's and ended at the Tree and Vine. This little shop was a nice addition to the tour. We sampled olive oils and amazing balsamic vinegars. I am so glad this was on the tour because it probably wasn't somewhere I'd normally stop. We purchased several of the balsamics and will probably be back for some xmas shopping.

Ms. Paula is an excellent tour guide and gives an amazing amount of history in such a short time. The hosts at each stop were accommodating, especially to the person in our group that didn’t eat red meat. I would definitely recommend this tour!

4  Thank Case_n_Court
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have lived and worked in Knoxville for several years and I still learned a good bit of the history that I did not know. Also, we were able to sample very tasty cuisine at several locations. A great way to spend an afternoon.

1  Thank MitchellJ56
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

There were 4 of us and we took the Saturday afternoon van tour. Paula was our host for the afternoon and she was delightful. We started at Sapphire (where we had a drink), moved on to Abundant Life Kitchen Catering (thank you Tony for such a delicious meal!), then to the South's Finest Chocolate Factory (great chocolate covered potato chips) and ended at Boyd's Jig & Reel (good beer menu). At each place, someone would explain their menu and history of the restaurant. The sample of food items at every place we stopped at was delicious!

While driving to each place, Paula gave us some history about Knoxville which was very informative. We would go back to eat at each and every place that we stopped at on the tour. We would also go back and do the morning van tour or walking tour to experience other restaurants. Thanks Paula for making our visit to Knoxville a memorable one!

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We took the Sat afternoon van tour. We went to four fabulous places and were stuffed when we were done. We even got to hear a little history of the downtown area. This was a great way to learn about Knoxville and sample some great food, too

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