Taste It Tours
Got a hunger for knowledge? Take a bite out of Downtown Phoenix during this food-focused walking tour!
During this enticing sampler, you'll get to know the streets alongside a local, who will offer insights into the city's culinary scene, including its roots and present day standing in the hearts and minds of foodies everywhere.
Of course, no food tour would be complete without scrumptious moments of mouthwatering zen, and during this tour you'll enjoy samples at five different restaurants that have figured heavily into Phoenix's dining culture.
It all begins with a journey from the Phoenix Public Market Cafe to The Strand Urban Italian, where you'll try a beef and prosciutto tortellini in sage cream sauce, penne pasta Bolognese, and a cocktail that lives up to its buzz.
Next up, it's time to go old school at Tom's Tavern (est. 1929). There you'll spend some time learning about the restaurant's revered place in the city's culinary lore. Find out why it's been popular for so long with a sampling of award-winning pork sliders paired with an equally praise-worthy margarita.
After taking some time to digest with a stop at the old courthouse and the Orpheum Theatre, you'll get back to the important stuff at Thai Basil Signature, where you'll get your nom-noms on with samples of pad Thai, tom yum soup, and Thai basil chicken. Don't forget to wash it all down with some refreshing Thai tea!
An olive oil tasting overseen by one of the few certified olive oil tasters in Arizona awaits your pleasure next, with a stop at Downtown Phoenix's first and only olive oil boutique, Urban Olive Oil & Balsamics. Adding to the fun, this stop includes a special culinary surprise that's sure to be well off your radar.
It all ends where it began, back at The Phoenix Public Market Cafe, where you'll celebrate your fantastic food odyssey with a homemade cookie or macaron paired with Cartel's coffee or tea.
Edification has never been so edible. Bon appetite!