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Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

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Address: 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
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+1 919-237-2254

What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food?...

What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food? Tour North Carolina's tastiest and most unique restaurants and shops. You'll go behind the scenes to chat with owners and chefs of the best restaurants in town while sampling their amazing food. Tours make 5-6 stops and along the way, you'll learn about the area's history and architecture. Public tours take place every Saturday. Private and custom tours are available. This is a great way to experience a city and feel like an insider!

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This tour is worth every penny!

Did tour on Saturday afternoon with Sam, She was outstanding! Wonderful varied selection of restaurants and food. Go hungry! We were not prepared for all the food we were served... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kennewick, Washington
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Kennewick, Washington
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did tour on Saturday afternoon with Sam, She was outstanding! Wonderful varied selection of restaurants and food. Go hungry! We were not prepared for all the food we were served. Very nicely done with some sights and facts about Raleigh. Would definitely go again on our next visit1

Thank threetravelers285
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurants that participated in our tour were all warm and fun! The food was very good and all 5 locations offered a glass of wine or margarita. YUM! Our tour guide, Valencia was so sweet, funny and gave some interesting history facts along our route. We loved the tour!

Thank mizbeehive
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a custom tour for a work event for 7 people. The tour was well organized with just enough information from our guide. We visited 4 locations -- Beasley Chicken and Honey; Gallo Pelon Mezcaleria; Oro and Bittersweet. What a great combination of restaurants and a real taste of the Raleigh restaurant scene. Very surprising how many restaurants are... More 

Thank HBerke
North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our 2nd food tour with Taste Carolina. The restaurants we visited were all new to us and the food was great. Our tour guide, Tony, did a great job stopping along the way to share insights on the Raleigh area and about other restaurants that we didn't stop at.

Thank caribtravels
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Bought the Taste of Carolina Raleigh Dinner and Drinks package. Absolutely incredible. Tour guide Valencia was fun and engaging. Was referred by another guide and friend - Tony. Will do this again, often. Great gift for any occasion or reward to yourself for surviving a work week. Best Birthday Gift Ever!!!!! Drink and food pairings were terrific.

Thank Bob K
Athena, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Just finished food tour tonite. Tremendous food and drinks. You won't leave hungry. Great way to learn about places to eat plus meet great people!!!!!

Thank cougzerba
Mystic, Connecticut
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

My son planned this out when I visited him in Raleigh recently. It was fun to walk from place to place and sample a bite and sip a libation. Was the food great? Yes and no, but we had a great time and enjoyed meeting fellow tour members.

Thank erinontheroad
Parker, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Sam D. did an excellent job of keeping us entertained and well fed! The restaurants were all fantastic. You can't go wrong with this tour.

Thank Karen H
Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was a "work" event for my husband. Sam was our guide and was so filled with energy and information about Raleigh. 4 of us were from the Raleigh area, 1 person from Germany, 2 from New Jersey and 1 from Delaware. Our first stop was Beasley's Chicken + Honey. I was 5 mins late, but, they cooked my food... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We absolutely loved our food tour with Taste Carolina. We did the 3:30 downtown Raleigh tour with Sam and she was fabulous! All delicious food and drink stops, we were totally stuffed by the end of the tour. We will definitely visit each of these local restaurants and explore their menus more in the near future! You definitely have a... More 

1 Thank Julie T

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