Knoxville Food Tours

Downtown Knoxville

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  • Choice of two tours
  • Unique way to explore the city
  • Wide variety of cuisine from local merchants

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A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Get two hours of steps closer with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a two-hour culinary walking tour (a $39 value) from Knoxville Food Tours in the city’s historical districts.

Knoxville Food Tours bestows tour-goers with varied fare and inquisitive city-exploring opportunities with its two foot expeditions through Knoxville’s eat streets.

Lace up comfy kicks and take off on the Gay Street tour (a little less than 1 mile) on Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In this tour, you’ll partake in the eating of gastro goodies from local merchants such as the vegetarian-friendly Bistro at the Bijou, Italian sweets emporium Coolato Gelato, java hot spot Downtown Grind, classic treat stop Mast General Store, locally sourced savory savant The Parlor, Southern-tinged Sapphire, and sushi-laden Shonos in City.

The Market Square tour, held on Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and winding a little more than a half mile, sates striding sightseers with café fare from Cocoa Moon, Latin flavors from La Costa, deli delights from Lenny’s Sub Shop, Spanish tapas from Sangria’s, towering sandwiches from Steamboat Sandwiches, and American eats doffing their hats at perfect wine pairings at Trio.

Historical factoids are sprinkled along the way by tour guides and culinary crafters, just as savory salads and tasty tarts spread local gossip and spice secrets, readying themselves for their own tour of your hunger highway.


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The Knoxville News Sentinel featured Knoxville Food Tours, and positively reviewed the business. Four TripAdvisors give the tours an average of 4.5 stars. > * This event is great for first-time visitors who do not know much about the city, but also fun for returning visitors, locals, or anyone who is hosting out-of-town guests. – Martha Woodward, > * It was simply a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. We foodies sampled the excellent cuisine of various downtown restaurants while acquainting ourselves with the attractive improvements in the condition of downtown. – lana130, TripAdvisor

Knoxville Food Tours

Knoxville Food Tours' squadron of knowledgeable guides pilots pedestrians through downtown Knoxville's eclectic cache of local eateries, introducing locals and visitors alike to a smattering of tasty cuisine during tours that have garnered press from outlets such as the Knoxville News Sentinel. Each walking tour leads participants to a rotating lineup of local haunts, where they'll enjoy drinks and sample local fare such as pastries, pizza, sushi, vegetarian cuisine, and produce from nearby farmers. At each stop on the excursion, chefs and restaurateurs proffer friendly, insightful culinary conversation to bolster the enlightening nuggets of historical information dispensed by the well-informed guides or their sentient atlases.

Customer Reviews

Food tour was very interesting. The history was interesting and the food was tasty.
Marie V. · July 25, 2016
Great day, great food
Lori W. · July 23, 2016
This is a fun tour. The restaurants on the Sunday tour were wonderful. Paula is a great guide, providing us with interesting information on the restaurants and sights we saw on the way. My husband and I are anxious to go on more of these tours.
Paula P. · July 11, 2016

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