Food Tours

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    Downtown Food and Cultural Tour

    This city of Roanoke has so much charm, you'll just want to eat it up! This tour is your chance to get a taste of what Roanoke is all about without having to take a bite out of a brick facade. You'll visit seven top food establishments over the course of three hours of relaxing fun, getting an inside look at the city's vibrant food scene. Your guide will fill you in on the food culture as you go, plus point out iconic landmarks, hidden treasures, and colorful historical insights.You'll even receive a downtown restaurant guide and coupons to continue your fun later! Hey, it didn't use to be called the Big Lick for nothing!
    Downtown Food and Cultural Tour

    2409 Lincoln Ave SW, Roanoke

    • Get to know the Roanoke food scene during a three-hour restaurant tour
    • Visit seven different eateries for delicious samples
    • Learn about Roanoke's history and food culture from a fellow foodie
    • Check out both popular sites and hidden treasures that only locals know about
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    Sunday Brunch Food Tour

    In Roanoke and up for a whole brunch of fun? You might want to add this Sunday excursion to your menu! You'll set out with a local guide and fellow foodie to explore some of the locally-owned eateries for enough samples to comprise a hearty meal. The itinerary include visits to a hotel-turned-restaurant, one of Roanoke's most upscale establishments, a Virginia-grown food specialist, and one of the United States' oldest farmer's markets. Between stops, you'll wind your way through the Historic District's main streets and hidden alleys, getting a look at the city's deep heritage and diverse culture. Hear stories of local lore and check out architectural mainstays from your guide. Have we whet your appetite?
    Sunday Brunch Food Tour

    2409 Lincoln Ave SW, Roanoke

    • Explore Roanoke's Historic District during a Sunday brunch tour
    • Visit popular local restaurants and the farmer's market for samples
    • Learn about the food culture and local lore from an energetic, knowledgeable guide
    • Immerse yourself in a satisfying and satiating Sunday experience
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    Gearhart Chocolate Experience

    This tantalizing visit to iconic Gearhart's Fine Chocolates offers a sweet opportunity to learn about chocolate! You'll meet Tim Gearhart himself for a hands-on lesson in truffle rolling and learn all about the art of crafting artisan chocolates. Discover how Gearhart's uses a creative and attentive approach in tandem with local sweet cream, pure butter, fruits, nuts, herbs, teas, spices, and liquors to make delicious chocolate! Exploring the facility, learn, and taste delicious chocolates from around the world. Develop your understanding of chocolate profiles and partake in a dipping session featuring delicious ganaches. You'll also leave home with an 8 piece assortment of chocolates and receive exclusive discounts on Gearhart's products! That's the kind of education you can eat up!
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    Gearhart Chocolate Experience

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Get to know an iconic chocolatier during a tour of Gearhart's Fine Chocolates
    • Develop your knowledge of chocolate profiles while hand-dipping ganaches
    • Learn to hand-roll truffles to create your own artisan chocolates
    • Receive an 8-piece box of chocolates and get exclusive discounts
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    The BBQ Experience

    BBQ lovers will have no beef with this mouthwatering experience, however, there will be lots of pork -- OK, probably some beef too. You'll be joining Chef Craig Hartman at his world-class BBQ joint, The Barbeque Exchange, for a tantalizing taste of some Virginia favorites! Learn all about the art of creating perfect meat rubs, and special cooking methods employed to create perfect pork spare ribs. Pig out on cornbread, pumpkin muffins, and other BBQ favorites! You'll also enjoy round-trip transportation to the Gordonsville restaurant. Bring an appetite for learnin' and eatin'! And maybe some wet wipes.
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    The BBQ Experience

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Give your tummy a treat with a classic foodie experience at a world-class BBQ joint
    • Scarf down samples of slow-roasted meats and perfectly prepared sides
    • Learn about the cooking methods employed from Chef Craig Hartman
    • Indulge in a delicious day of BBQ
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    The Carytown Food and History Tour

    Never go on a history tour within thirty minutes of eating -- You could drown. Wait. No. That's swimming. Your fine on this tour. Follow your tour guide to an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and professional services. Pop in and out of various restaurants, cafes, and shops where you will sample each food purveyor's best dish. Depending on the availability of the restaurants, you will visit: Water Coastal Kitchen, Xtra's Cafe, Don't Look Back, Nile, Virginia Diner Shoppe, and Carytown Cupcakes (subject to change without notice). The exact walking route may vary, but you might find yourself sampling fresh & local seafood, world-renowned tacos, famous Virginia peanuts, exotic Ethiopian food, and more. Treat yourself to a delicious surprise! It's safe to say you'll enjoy yourself on this delightful outing.
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    The Carytown Food and History Tour

    3111 W Cary St, Richmond

    • Explore Carytown in a unique way as you sample food and snacks from 6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops
    • Learn from a knowledgeable local as you wander the streets
    • Hear how these merchants started their business and learn from the guide about the fun and quirky history of Richmond, Virginia and the neighborhood of Carytown
    • Enjoy the eats and the stories with the whole family
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