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Charleston Food Tours

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 18 Anson St, Suite B, Charleston, SC 29401

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4on Trip Advisor, Dec 29, 2016
Our tour guide, David, made the tour so wonderful. He was informative, entertaining, articulate, and passionate about food. While the restaurants we visited seemed pretty average, it was really fun trying different southern foods and learning some history about them -- grits, fried green tomatoes, collard greens, hush puppies, BBQ, and more. David also gave us a few cooking resources/tips and restaurant recommendations. My least favorite stop was the visit to the spice store. All-in-all, the tour was a fun experience -- thank you, David! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Dec 23, 2016
Wonderful tour. I lived in Charleston for 4 years and learned more about this wonderful city from our great tour guide, Beth. I would highly recommend this tour. Warning! Don't eat breakfast before the tour. I'm so stuffed now I can barely move! more »
3on Trip Advisor, Nov 09, 2016
the tour guide needed to speak more clearly and realize we knew she was from the south. She did not have to say us all every other word. The food was ok in a city of great food. more »
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Thank you for your review. We are sorry you weren't completely satisfied. We would love the chance to make it up to you. Please call us and we would be happy to send you comp tickets for another tour or issue you a refund. Thank you for the feedback.
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 02, 2016
This is a fabulous way to sample some of the best local cuisine and learn the history. We took the "Savor the Flavors" tour, our guide Cathy was excellent. Went to 4 different location, each had a sampling of 2 - 4 dishes & they were good size samplings.
No need to go for dinner after this tour.
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5on Trip Advisor, Oct 03, 2016
Our guide was Franny and she was super! It was a mix of food history and general Charleston history too; just perfect! Thankfully, we skipped breakfast. The website doesn't really accurately give you an idea of how much food you will consume so we decided to play it safe and glad we did. Do the morning tour and you'll be fine until the evening meal. If you do afternoon, you'll likely not be hungry until midnight! They certainly don't skimp on the portions. This is a must do! more »
5on Facebook, Sep 19, 2016
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5on Facebook, Sep 19, 2016
Great tour with great food! We really enjoyed our tour guide as well. more »
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4on Trip Advisor, Sep 15, 2016
The guide was fantastic! The food was even better! Loved that I was able to step outside of my comfort zone! Make sure you visit Smoke! While others in the tour presented platings that were pretty they didn't wow me like the flavor array that was offered at smokes! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jul 13, 2016
Visited two restaurants, a social club and a cupcake bakery. Tour guide was most knowledgeable of Charleston history and foods. Only short coming was 35 minute talk in 98 degree heat in an area where there was not a breath of air. The restaurants sampled were fabulous, hospitable and served wonderful tastes of low country cuisine. more »
4on Trip Advisor, Jul 10, 2016
My husband loved this tour so much that he went back to give Sara an extra tip. He is a chef himself and a foodie. I was disappointed though. It was not as expected and not nearly the food in the pictures. Our first stop was a small dive where we learned a lot of history of the food and tasted sweet potato cornbread and grits. Our second stop was to sample benne wafers, which were free samples to anyone passing by. Our next stop was the spice store where we sampled things that were, again, already free to sample for any visitor whom just walked by. At our next sit down place we had turnip greens, fried green tomatoes, and hushpuppies and learned the history of those. Our last stop was a candy store and we are not really fans of sweets. There was really not much history given about the sweets and the shop was a Savannah based company. I just do not feel we got our money's worth on this tour. It was intimate and we learned some history but half of the food we got would have been free samples anyway. Also, we went back to the spice store on another day for a purchase and were informed we should have gotten a coupon from the tour for 20% off. We were not given the coupon but they gave the discount to us anyway. I will not be doing this again nor recommending to anyone. more »
5on Facebook, Jul 08, 2016
Great tour with Glenn! Thanks for making my guests' trip even more memorable! Witty, informative and full of yummy local food more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jun 22, 2016
We went on the 2 pm tour with David and we truly enjoyed it. The first stop was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives which was super cool. We tried everything from grits to collard greens to barbecue to fried green tomatoes to red rice to bear claws to pralines- and that doesn't even touch the surface! We had five stops, three of which we actually sat down at a table with a full plate. We had many restaurant suggestions and even treats and coupons to take home. David explained how to make many of the foods, and was very knowledgable about the history of and preparation of these southern classics. This made for a lovely afternoon. Be sure to come hungry though, it's a lot of food! more »
5on Google, Mar 11, 2016
Loved our culinary tour! Highlight of our trip to Charleston. more »
Business Response:
Thanks for the kind words about our culinary tour! Hope to see you back in Charleston soon!
5on Facebook, Feb 29, 2016
What a great way to get introduced to the diverse Charleston tasty options. Our guide was exceptional!! Fun and eager to share her extensive knowledge with the group. Highly recommend Culinary Tours to others more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jan 26, 2016
This was absolutely the best day trip adventure! We experienced great cuisine and met lots of people from all over. Highly recommend taking the food tour...lots of history and lots of walking, 3 hour tour, parking can be tricky...find a parking lot verses street parking, it will be 3 hours definitely (lower area tour). The restaurant choices are exciting and you will get full, not small samples at all (family style dining)...come hungry. Drinks are extra, so plan accordingly. This is a rain or shine adventure, so come prepared. Well worth the trip, a must do! Tour starts on time. Great tour guide. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jan 23, 2016
We have had excellent tour guides on the several tours we have taken. History, local lore and Food! This taught us to look for culinary tours in other cities we travel to. The North King ST tour was fun and the lower area tour took us to other excellent restaurants we had not yet tried.
If a culinary tour exists some place you are going, sign up!!!!!
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4on Trip Advisor, Nov 08, 2015
Our group of 10 enjoyed the culinary walk through Charleston. We learned about the history of the food while sampling some of the local delicacies as well. It was a great introduction to the lowcountry! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Oct 07, 2015
We had a wonderful tour guide today named Jenny with her trusty painted ponies! Her knowledge of downtown was incredible as well as her sense of humor! You can tell she loves her work with the public. The horses were well taken care of! What a treat to see a place with such great customer service. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jul 07, 2015
This was an awesome tour with a lot of history thrown in. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurants we visited, there was something for everyone & it was a great way to meet new people. Our guide was phenomenal!! She provided us with a lot if history about the area we walked. Would definitely recommend!!! more »
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5on Trip Advisor, Jun 09, 2015
My sister stops in Charleston twice a year and thought to do something different. This was an excellent choice. Fran was our tour guide and introduced us to grits, collards and many southern foods and explained the history. more »
5on Trip Advisor, May 29, 2015
Our guide Fran was charming and very knowledgeable on our two-hour culinary tour with lots of goodies on the way – from grits and cornbread to seed cookies to exotic spices as evidence of Charleston’s past as a port, super dip and crackers, crab cakes, and red rice from the neatly named A.W. Shucks.
We knew that River Street is in Savannah but didn't know that River Street Sweets now has a branch in Charleston, which also has the same die-for pralines. We heard about the special baskets sold at the Market, and then on the way to Nick’s original walk-up BBQ we learned about Charleston’s history with King Street’s architecture from the 30s to the 50s still visible.
After our more than 2 hour walking and tasting tour we had eaten not only enough for breakfast and lunch but also for supper too and had learned a lot about the culture of the Old and the New South – what a wonderful way to spend a day in Charleston!
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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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