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Atlanta's Southern Food Tour provided by Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours

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Atlanta's Southern Food Tour

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Save time trying out restaurants based solely on recommendations only to be disappointed. This Atlanta food tour gives you the lay of the land when it comes to Southern food, and allows you to try 15 different tastings at seven super-popular eateries. Find your favorite spots, and then use your included coupon booklet to save money when you go back for a meal.
  • You'll start at
    180 Northside Dr SW
    180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
    Our guide will meet you in front of Paschal's Restaurant at 180 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA.
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    Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Woodruff Park
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Sweet Auburn
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    John Lewis Mural
  • 6
    The Sweet Auburn Curb Market
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    The Municipal Market
    209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    THE TOUR ENDS 2 MILES AWAY FROM THE START POINT. Please ensure that you plan enough time to get to the start point, if need be. Your guide will help you get an Uber, use the Streetcar, or walk back, depending on what you wish.
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  • Get your money’s worth with 15 food tastings at seven locally owned eateries
  • Hear about the city’s history and the role food has played
  • Receive a coupon book to use around Atlanta 
  • A start time of before lunch ensures you’ll have room for all the samples
What to Expect
Your Atlanta food walking tour meets at Paschal's Restaurant on Northside Drive. Once you link up with your guide and small group, you’ll explore the culinary history and culture of Georgia’s state capital. This tour, which covers about two miles on foot in roughly half a day, stops at seven local eateries. Try a range of Southern fare, including soul food, barbecue, Lowcountry, and Creole dishes. Stops may include Smoke Ring, Just Add Honey Tea Company, and Miss D's Pralines. You can also sample an alcoholic beverage. It’s not just about food. Your guide connects Southern food to the city’s rich history. Learn about the role the city’s restaurants played in the Civil Rights Movement, among other historical tidbits. Your tour ends at Sweet Auburn Curb Market.
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Important Information
Departure Point
180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
The Municipal Market, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
  • 15 food tastings, including an alcoholic beverage at 7 locally-owned restaurants
  • A friendly and insightful food expert who will guide you through the history of Southern food
  • Walking and historical tour through Historic Downtown Atlanta
  • Small group tours of no more than 14 people
  • Discount and coupon book for food tour guests only
  • Entry/Admission - Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Paschal's
  • Entry/Admission - Woodruff Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Sweet Auburn Curb Market
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The tour is over 2 easy miles through Downtown Atlanta with plenty of rest stops. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, rain or shine, please dress appropriately and carry an umbrella.
  • If you have food restrictions, allergies or aversions, please note them in the Special Requirements section.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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L.J.adventures wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions
I came for the food tour but was enchanted by the history of Atlanta! This was a great way to tour Atlanta and get to know more about the city’s history while getting to enjoy some amazing food! Our tour guide Jamie made this an amazing experience and had us captivated with her
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Date of experience: October 2020
ulearnme wrote a review Feb 2020
Midlothian, Virginia24 contributions6 helpful votes
I've been to Atlanta several times but never on a food tour. And now I ask myself, "why haven't you done this before?!?!?!?" The tour was booked for me and a friend through Pack Up + Go and it was a GREAT choice! Our food tour guide was Jamie - energetic, knowledgeable,
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Date of experience: February 2020
CAB wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
The food was terrific but the added bonus of Joy's energy and knowledge of the history of the city, MLK and the civil rights movement, put it over the top. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Carol M wrote a review Feb 2020
California2 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently took my whole team (about 30!) out with Joy and Martha on this delightful walking tour. The food was awesome, as was the history and the things we saw. Everyone had a great time. Since I love architecture, I'd have loved to go deeper into the neighborhood of cute
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Date of experience: January 2020
mayenzekeb wrote a review Feb 2020
25 contributions5 helpful votes
What an amazing tour , the best tour guide by far Jamie... the food was on point. It was my wife's first time in Atlanta, the tour was by fat the best introduction to the city and the Civil rights movement.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Great experience with the MLK Jr. Walking Tour with Emily!
My family had a great experience with our tour guide Emily. She was very knowledgeable and passionate!
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Highly recommend!
The tour was awesome! Great food! Our tour guide Kristin was the best! Neat history at Oakland Cemetery! Highly rec
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A food tour?! Sign me up!
My husband and I had friends visiting from out of state, and given that we were recent transplants, decided to giv
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An excellent view of the city's past and a look towards its dining future
Our tour guide Jamie was so knowledgeable, fun, and processional. She took us through parts of Atlanta I've lived n
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Refreshing and Informative
My cousin visiting from California and I had a wonderful experience. The food, the tour and guide were exceptional
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History and Food Tour Nov 2020 - Jamie was the BEST
Jamie was the absolute best!!! This was a surprise for my husband, who is a bit of a history buff. Jamie showed u
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Definitely worth
My group got lucky with our booking and got a private tour with Kristin. The food is amazing and bigger portions th
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Grant Park Food and Hisory Tour
We had a marvelous time on the Grant Park Past and Future Food Walk Saturday for celebrating a45th birthday. Thank
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Amazing Experience from Beginning to End!
We had a private tour with Kristin. She was very energetic and very knowledgeable, It was a very pleasant and stres
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Such a fun experience
Our tour guide Kristin was amazing- so enthusiastic, easy to talk to and she went above and beyond in answering our
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Food tour Grant Park
Joy and Jamie gave us an outstanding tour with lots of history and fantastic food! Enjoyed touring Oakland Cemeter
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MLK District Tour
My family and I did the MLK District Tour with Emily Pearse. It was such an incredible experience and a long lastin
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Great tour in Covid days
I joined the Grant Park tour with 3 friends and we had a great time! Kristin was an awesome guide and made sure we
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Great Juneteenth Tour
I did the Juneteenth & BBQ Virtual Tour and loved it! Jen and Margaret were phenomenal guides and made the tour int
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Excellent Virtual Tour
My family just finished the Juneteenth + BBQ virtual tour and it was fantastic. We learned a lot we didn't know abo
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