- 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Discover incredible Southern food on a delicious 3.5 hour food walk through historic Downtown Atlanta! Led by a food expert, your tour includes 15 food tastings from 7 locally-owned restaurants as you explore the neighborhood that was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Try Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite fried chicken, learn why barbecue is America's most patriotic fare while toasting with Appalachian moonshine and visit Atlanta's oldest produce market. Named by the Sydney Herald Sun as one of the top food experiences in the world and by National Geographic as the top tour to experience the city, this tour is a must for food lovers, history enthusiasts, and anyone who wants a great time!
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Vegetarian meal option available
- Small-group tour
- 15 food tastings, including an alcoholic beverage at 7 locally-owned restaurants
- A friendly and insightful food expert who will guide you through the history of Southern food
- Walking and historical tour through Historic Downtown Atlanta
- Small group tours of no more than 14 people
- Discount and coupon book for food tour guests only
- Gratuities (suggested)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
Municipal Market of Atlanta, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
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Stop At: Sweet Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA
Sweet Auburn is a historically African-American area, closely associated with the Civil Rights movement. It's known for its street art, hip bars, and eateries.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours, 180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1312
Your Atlanta food tour takes you off-the-beaten path to Atlanta's historic downtown neighborhoods to try 15 mouth-watering tastings from 7 restaurants and food shops. The 3.5 hour small group tour will introduce you to the history and diversity of Southern food as you try soul food, barbecue, Lowcountry cuisine, Creole-style candies, and today’s newest Southern specialties.
Your guide will entertain and inform you on the easy 2 mile walk with stories and insights into the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta yesterday and today, and the city’s food culture. In fact, some guests have said that this is the best value in the city because it's both a food tour and a history tour in one! You'll be introduced to neighborhoods and stories about Atlanta that even locals don’t know! Feed your belly and your mind with Atlanta's most unique culinary experience.
Tasting Locations Include:
• Paschal's: the unofficial headquarters of the Civil Rights Movement
• Smoke Ring: contemporary barbecue
• Arden's Garden: Atlanta's oldest juicery
• Just Add Honey: boutique tea company
• Panbury's or Grindhouse Killer Burgers: amazing meat pies or burgers
• Metro Deli: classic soul food
• Miss D's Pralines: Creole-style candy shopImportant Note: If you have food allergies or restrictions (such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or allergy restrictions) or if any person in your group doesn't drink alcohol, please advise prior to the tour. Tour includes pork, beef, and nuts, but there are substitutions if you notify local operator in advance by specifying at the time of booking in the 'special requirements' field.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Ave SE Intersection of Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303-3012
Referred to as the Curb Market by locals, it houses thirty local businesses, including produce, butchers, seafood, a full service bakery, a cooking school, pharmacy and ten of the most popular eateries in the city.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: John Lewis Mural, Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
John Lewis was a founding leader of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, as well as, a civil rights activist.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A moderate amount of walking is involved. The tour is over 2 easy miles through Downtown Atlanta with plenty of rest stops. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water!
- Operates in all weather conditions, rain or shine, please dress appropriately and carry an umbrella.
- If you have food restrictions, allergies or aversions, please note them in the Special Requirements section.
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.