Known as a melting pot of different cultures, the U.S has one of the best food scenes in the world. The eclectic mix of cultures helps create a mouth watering food scene. Each city has different local delicacies inspired by the immigrants who have settled there. But how do we ensure that we are tasting the local delicacies of each city? To help you get a real taste of each city, we have compiled the perfect list of irresistible food tours from 6 of the food capitals of the U.S.
Savannah Taste Experience
Founded by brothers Stu and Donald Card, the Savannah Taste Experience is a food tour company known for its gastronomic explorations of Savannah. The food tour embodies southern charm and gives their visitors the chance to try local staples such as crab soup shrimp and grits. They even take you to try British meat pies and pork belly doughnut sliders. The tour is a three-hour walking tour with food samplings offered by ethnic eateries, local restaurants, and specialty food shops. The tour also includes live commentary on the architecture, history, culture and customs of Savannah. The food tour is about $53.95 per adult and $40.95 for children under 11.
Bite San Diego
The BITE tour of San Diego is a great way to explore the city’s best food scene. They offer six three-to-four hour walking tours through some of the coolest neighborhoods in San Diego. The food tour has you spending the afternoon tasting your way through the neighborhood by going to four or five different restaurants. They focus on hidden culinary jewels and delicious local secrets you never would have noticed on your own. The guides also tell you informative stories about the cities culture, history and architecture. Their food tours are offered in North Park, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Liberty Station, Coronado, Encinitas, Downton, and Little Italy. They include samples of fish tacos, apple pancakes, and more. The food tour is generally available once or twice a week for about $47 per person.
Known for their music and hot fried chicken, Nashville has one of the best food tours in the south. Voted as one of the top 20 food tours in the country by Billboard this food tour is a must. The tour touches on everything from regional classics to Mexican street tacos, and includes samples from many of the city’s eateries. Nashville’s food and sightseeing tour offers food and drinks on a three hour food tour limited to small groups. The guide will introduce you to the city’s food, history, culture and sights. They take you through quaint neighborhoods and stop at multiple local eateries to sample dishes such a slow-roasted barbecue, hot fried chicken, and Nashville cocktails. The food tour takes you through sights such as the capitol building, Cumberland River, Germantown, East Nashville’s Five Points, and Nissan Stadium. The food tour is $86 per person for anyone above the age of 9.
Foods of New York Tours: New York City
Foods of New York is one of the best known tours in New York. New York is one of the country’s premier destinations for food lovers. This tour takes you on a true taste of New York City through the Chelsea Market, Brooklyn, Chinatown and other can’t miss culinary spots. You will also visit the birthplace of the Oreo cookie! Reviews rave about The Original Greenwich Village tour including Italian classics such as cannolis and meatballs. The food tour is $54 for adults and $35 for children under 12.
The Emerald city is known for its beauty as well as its seafood and trendy eateries. The Pike Place Market is one of the best tours in the city. Pike Place Market is the epicenter of Seattle’s rich food culture. Your food enthusiastic guide will take you to the best stalls in the market, where they introduce you to winemakers, farmers, butchers, bakers, and craft makers. The tour includes Seattle’s culinary scene where you learn about all the products offered at the market. Taste a variety of food samples such as clam chowder, fresh produce, artisan cheeses, and fresh donuts. The price is around $53 per person for anyone above the age of 3.
Miami Beach Food and Art Deco Walking Tour
Eat your way through Miami Beach like a local by going on a 3-hour culinary adventure through Miami’s trend-setting neighborhoods. The tour starts at the best Cuban coffee and pastry shop and then takes you through the city while you learn about local historical figures such as Julia Tuttle, Carl Fisher, John Collins and learn about the railway built by Henry Flagler. Then stop at a unique Argentinian restaurant that serves all-natural homemade food. Sample mouth-watering empanadas and learn about the cities culinary fusions. Then take a stroll through the Art Deco neighborhood to see the breathtaking homes built in Mediterranean and Art Deco styles dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.
You will taste coxina’s and bolinha de bacalhau delicacies on the famous Lincoln Road patio surrounded by samba music topped with delicious cashew fruit juice. The food tour continues through Espanola towards the party mecca of the city. You’ll get a look at some of the most beautiful Art Deco hotels, and sample culinary delights from the Turtle Room at the Tides Hotel. This restaurant is famous for its stunning urban art and delectable seafood influenced cuisine. The final stop is perfect for those of you with a sweet tooth– Italian homemade gelato. The tour is $55 per person for anyone over the age of 7.