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Charleston Food Tours

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 18 Anson St, Suite B, Charleston, SC 29401US

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5on Trip Advisor, Jun 07, 2017
I really enjoyed this tour. I wanted history and food tasting without the pretentiousness we see on cooking shows. Bulldog delivered good food, good stories, and in a relaxed atmosphere. more »
5on Trip Advisor, May 24, 2017
I went on the Charleston Food tour on May 17th and this was truly the highlight of my week long stay in South Carolina. It was fun and I tried food that I normally wouldn't try. All the food was great and the people that work at the restaurants were very kind. Dani is extremely knowledgeable. This tour is so much fun, I highly recommended it and I'm so happy we went. more »
5on Trip Advisor, May 22, 2017
Our tour guidewas great ! Just the write amount of info and she was able to answer all our questions. The food we tried was delicious and we all got to taste a great sampling of Charleston Highly recommend!!!!!!! more »
5on Trip Advisor, May 18, 2017
We took this tour yesterday. This was a great tour. You are able to see the history of Charleston through the eyes of the people & the food they served through history. Our tour guide Sara was very good. She laid out the history on a platter of food & people. You have to take the tour to understand. We did the tour our 3rd day in Charleston. I'd suggest taking it on day 1. This way there is time to revisit some of the restaurants. We are here for a family wedding & the rest of our time will be scheduled with wedding events. But we have already planned another trip to Charleston in a few months so we will definitely revisit those restaurants on our return visit. The tour gives you a look at the history of Charleston you won't hear anywhere else. Definite must do. more »
5on Trip Advisor, May 13, 2017
Our guide Dani was so engaging and knowledgeable. My 21 year old daughter and I really enjoyed ourselves and felt we learned SO much about Charleston history and the history of their food. The restaurants involved were all ready for us and food was really good. Great couple of hours! more »
4on Facebook, May 12, 2017
Tour was great!!! Food was fantastic! Only annoying thing was the tour guide talked to us for about 1/2hr ar the visitors center while we were all standing there idly swearing in the 90 degree heat. She was giving us stories on the history etc. Good stories but we could have been inside in air conditioning sitting down much more comfortable. There were 2 older gentlemen in the group and it would have been nice to give them a place to sit during the story part. more »
4on Trip Advisor, May 09, 2017
My fiancé and I went on the downtown food tour while we were in Charleston last weekend. We have been on several food tours throughout the US, and while this wasn't our favorite, we also did a food tour with Chow Down Charleston during our trip, and Charleston Food Tours was the one we preferred. This tour was nice because you got a good mix of Southern foods, which was exactly what we were looking for. The tour guide, Beth, was incredibly knowledgeable about all things Charleston. The first stop (hash and French toast) was goo sized and very tasty. The BBQ stop was also good sized. The stop at the candy store was actually not my favorite, even though I normally love desserts. I would prefer to have a brownie/cake/cookie, rather than a few bites of different candies, but that's just me. The last stop was at a spice store, which was neat to see, but considering they were already giving samples, I didn't feel like I totally got my money's worth there. I would still recommend the tour overall, we didn't leave hungry, the breakfast stop was great and the tour guide could answer any question. more »
5on Trip Advisor, May 07, 2017
Went on a culinary tour with bulldog tours. Had a wonderful time, great tasting. Star of the show was our guide Mary. Extremely knowledgeable about the region. Was happy to answer all questions about food, the area, or the history of the south. Made it a unforgettable experience. more »
5on BirdEye, May 05, 2017
Great guide. Learned so much more »
5on Trip Advisor, Apr 28, 2017
We enjoyed the history lesson, although 1/2 hour of standing even in shade is a lot. The lesson continued as we walked and sat at four restaurants- very enjoyable, not to mention the VERY good food at each one. We learned a lot, enjoyed meeting the others on the tour and left way too full to eat supper. This tied us over until breakfast! Thank you. more »
5on BirdEye, Apr 27, 2017
Mary was tour guide and she was outstanding.
We all could have listened to her for hours. Anything you wanted to know about Charleston past and present she had the answers. I learned so much, Ma
ry was a wealth of knowledge about her city and the food as it relates to her city. more »
5on Facebook, Apr 25, 2017
Highly recommend for foodies and history buffs. We loved everything about this tour. We will do again next time we visit. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Apr 25, 2017
Don't eat before you go! Great food and history lesson provided by David Hinson on the tour. Enjoyed city grits, fried green tomatoes, barbeque, crab soup, duck sliders and more! Plus, visited an amazing spice store (where I returned with a 20% off coupon from David). Fun and informative and great way to kick off your visit to Charleston. more »
3on BirdEye, Apr 24, 2017
Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate abut Charleston, the former chef at Magnolia was engaging and interesting. We loved how invested everyone is in their community. I would suggest one more light food/ restaurant option and perhaps some seasonal preserves with the croissant to make the experience all 5 stars! 🥐 more »
3on Trip Advisor, Apr 16, 2017
It was ok...not amazing but not terrible. We made 6 stops.
1) Another Broken Egg Cafe- Fantastic! Ate excellent grits and fried tomato.
2) Spice and Tea shop- Its a shop, not a good spot.
It was fun to smell tea and spices but this was not what I paid money to do.
3) Charleston Market- Why does a tour try to guide a group of 13 people through Charleston market on a Saturday?!
4) Noisy Oyster- Table wasn't ready for our group. Food was slapped onto a plate. Are collard greens and....another fried green tomato that wasn't cooked well. The best thing here was the beer I paid extra for.
5) The Sugar Shop- Got a sample of ONE candied pecan, a sample strip of fudge, a small sample piece of a turtle, and a small sample piece of peanut brittle. We were quickly sent on our way with a praline to go.
6) Callie's biscuits- We ate one ham and cheese biscuit and one blackberry biscuit. AMAZING last stop!
Bottom line: First and last stop were great but not worth the money. There was minimal explanation of the food or history of the food from the guide. She was very nice, but was more of a walking escort rather than a guide.
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Business Response:
Thank you for that break down. We will make a note of your points. I'm sorry you weren't happy with the tour. We would be happy to send you comp tickets so that you could try another tour with us - one you may enjoy more. Please call us so that we can help you with that. Again, thank you for your review. 843-722-8687
5on Trip Advisor, Apr 13, 2017
Attended the 4/13 afternoon tour with Mary. Had a great time. Learned a lot about the history of the area and the food was exceptional. The tour was great and not too much walking between spots.
The amount of food given on the tour was incredible.
Thanks again for a great tour and a good time!
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5on Trip Advisor, Apr 06, 2017
We enjoyed a wide variety with great food samples (definitely were full by the end) conducted by Dani Manilla who was very experienced. Was surprised at how little walking there was, and many good food places there was just in the market street area. Our favorite was Low Country Bistro. more »
5on BirdEye, Mar 31, 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. The food sampling was great and Beth provided lots of interesting background information about the history of the food and the Charleston area. We would definitely recommend it to others. more »
5on BirdEye, Mar 12, 2017
Tour guide Beth was excellent, described the cuisine and historical implications in a thorough and delightful way. When we return to take other family members on the same tour we intend to ask for her. Based on our experience, we also plan on taking other Bulldog tours when we return to Charleston. more »
4on Trip Advisor, Mar 04, 2017
This was our first food tour anywhere so we weren't sure what to expect. Tour lasted three hours and we visited 5 locations. Enough food to constitute a meal. Mary, our guide, was engaging and informative about the history of Charleston and its food. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Mar 02, 2017
What an excellent way to spend a late morning/early afternoon, eating the fabulous Charleston cuisine. The history of the foods is what amazed me. Eating your way through the decades of how these foods arose from perseverance. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Feb 28, 2017
Dani Manila, our guide, made this a wonderful tour. We sampled wonderful southern food and she was so, so knowledgeable. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Feb 27, 2017
I have taken food tours all over the US and this one was one of the best - our tour guide was fun, approachable and knew so much about the local area. The food we tasted along our way was incredible - from fried pimento cheese to platters of some of the best BBQ I've ever tasted, this tour is a must - whether you're in town for a week or two days. It's a quick and easy way to get to know the area! 1000% recommended! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Feb 06, 2017
Jan 29-Feb 2 My husband booked this tour for us to sample some of Charlestons finest. We were met by Fran Bennet who was a wealth of information. She is clearly an expert in her knowledge which she warmly shared with us. We made several stops to local restaurants where we could enjoy a 'taste' of what the south is known for. We had a nice breakfast and skipped lunch, expecting we would have enough to tide us over until supper. Well, we ended up skipping supper there was so much bounty. Our first stop we enjoyed grits, bene's (sp- dessert) and coffee. Another few stops shared fried green tomatoes, collard greens, cornbread, pulled pork sliders, and pimento cheese. We stopped at the tea and spice store and the local candy store where we enjoyed add'l samples and complementary pralines 'for the road'. Fran was so accommodating and knowledgable. Her company was a sincere pleasure. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jan 19, 2017
Loved the restaurant choices and the history we learned along the way. Highly recommend this tour. I have been to Charleston several times and have taken many tours. This one is a definite tour to include when visiting this famous and historical yet extremely foodie city! more »
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18 Anson St, Suite B, Charleston, SC 29401
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Charleston Food Tours takes its guests on an exclusive culinary adventure through the city. With four different 2.5-hour tour options to choose from, you’ll get to walk, talk, and taste your way through history, learning how Lowcountry cuisine has evolved over the past 300 years.

The Savor the Flavors of Charleston tour visits downtown culinary staples, so you can sample everything from sweet tea and stone-ground grits to benne wafers, Southern pralines, and collard greens.

We also feature the Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street tour, where you’ll visit trendy Southern-fused hotspots the whole country’s buzzing about. From BBQ to chicken and dumplings, fried green tomatoes, and house made bruschetta, you will be tastings some of the finest restaurants out there.

On our Chef's Kitchen Tour, you will go behind the scenes into some of the city’s most talked about restaurants, meet the chefs, and learn the restaurant’s rich history.

The Charleston Dessert Tour will acquaint you with the art of dessert as it dates back to the 18th century — get a history lesson while you sample sweet treats like the Huguenot tort, lemon bar, coconut cake, Southern pralines, petit fours, and chocolate truffles.

Enjoy unique tastings of Lowcountry cuisine and let our knowledgeable tour guides immerse you in the rich history and culture of Charleston. These informative tours are ideal for both casual fans of the culinary arts or the hardcore foodie in your life.

Featured in Bon Appetit and voted "Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston" by Southern Living.
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