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Four Things to Know About Austin Eats Food Tours
You’ll never visit Applebee’s or Olive Garden on a tour with Austin Eats Food Tours. Instead, founders Andy and Lindsey aim to highlight the city’s unique personality through its smoky flavors and indie gems. Their tours, which can be taken on foot, bike, or air-conditioned bus, do just that. Below, things to know before you take one.
1. Everything’s bigger in Texas. In other words, don’t snack before your tour. The Saturday food truck tour alone features a multicourse barbecue meal, breakfast tacos, chocolates, and—separate from chocolates—desserts from a Cupcake Wars-winning bakery.
2. Not everything’s brisket in Texas. Austin celebrates meat pretty thoroughly, but most stops on the tours also offer vegetarian- and pescetarian-friendly options.
3. You don’t have to speed-walk on the walking tours. These are leisurely outings. On the walking tour of the city’s foodie capital, South Congress, guests eat locally renowned grilled cheese and juicy burgers, covering 1 mile in three hours.
4. No one’s going to throw a tantrum on your tour. The outings are only open to ages 15 and older.