Life for ancient humans was like one big food tour, as entire tribes would constantly move to seek out sustenance while avoiding predators and evading angry cave waiters who had not been tipped. Embark on a leisurely hunt with this Groupon.
$34 for the Historic Warehouse Tour ($68 Value)
Gritty-chic gourmandizing unites the walking tour's quartet of restaurants, all of which hug the borders of the Warehouse district, downtown, and Chase Field. Vintage vittles meet vintage everything else at the first stop, The Duce, which used to be a produce warehouse by day and speakeasy by night back in 1928. These days, organic ingredients pervade the brisket sliders and other delectables that emerge from the repurposed 1968 Streamline camper that serves as The Duce's kitchen, and pops whips up apple-pie-à-la-mode floats from the 1915 Chicago-style soda fountain. Alice Cooper records and Diamondbacks memorabilia festoon the walls of the next stop—Alice Cooperstown—which needs all the open space it can get to accommodate all 22 inches of The Big Unit, a baguette-swaddled hot dog behemoth that can be laden with Nightmare chili, sauerkraut, cheese sauce, jalapeños, and other toppings. A surprise eatery ends the tour after a stop at Legends, whose cascading patio fountain and ballpark proximity create a picturesque backdrop to inventive sports bar fare.
Lasting three hours, the tour consists of approximately two miles of total walking. The tour takes place Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Taste It Tours
Ranked as one of the top five tours in Phoenix by TripAdvisor, Taste It Tours explores Phoenix's bustling and burgeoning restaurants. Local experts guide groups to the restaurants that highlight Phoenix’s local eateries, weaving architectural, historical, and cultural information into their narration along the way. Most tours last three hours and may cover up to two miles on foot. The up-to-six-stop tours serve up a sampler that many guests equate to a full meal and that many bears equate to a prehibernation brunch.