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Jul 13, 2019
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July 2019

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Adult 13 - 90 years


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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

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
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
  • 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
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

Return Details

Municipal Market of Atlanta, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

What to Expect What to Expect

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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.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


24 Reviews

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04, March, 2019

What a wonderful tour--the food was delicious, Emily, our tour guide was perfect--informative and smart and funny was perfect. Good walking as we ate and ate. All the places we stopped were great--very worth the price

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29, January, 2019

Our food tour was absolutely wonderful. Jennifer and Jamie were excellent guides. They worked together well and were extremely gracious. When asked what was my favorite part of the trip, honestly it was all so good - the history, food, people, guided! Great experience! Thank you ladies!

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Mark L

20, August, 2018

The best part of the food tour was the historical context Joy provided. I learned so much about the civil rights movement. I

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Krystal S

09, August, 2018

For the price you pay, you get so much for your money. You start at about 1100 and by my recollection the tour ended at about 1500. We had Jennifer who was an amazing host. Her local knowledge was unrivalled, and I enjoyed hearing the many stories about Atlanta and its rich history in food and the civil rights movement. I was not disappointed with any of the food stops and I guarantee you wont be either! Definitely sign up to take your tour with Atlanta Food Walks itll be peachy.

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Lee Ann C

15, July, 2018

There is nothing better than touring a city on a food tour. Joy was just that, a joy. We saw neighborhoods we would never have seen with the history and food that goes along with it. Do this!!

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18, March, 2018

This was an excellent experience that included historical information about the city and delightful food. I would recommend this store to others, and I will look into future tours from this vendor.

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Nathalie D

23, February, 2018

I had a fantastic afternoon. My guide Jennifer Tyler, an Atlanta native and a chef herself, took me on a Southern Food Tour. It was like meeting a friend a very knowledgeable one and taking a stroll together through the history of Atlanta. The great food was an extra bonus of course.

Jennifer told me about the Civil Rights movement, the food, the places we went,but she could also answer all my difficult nerdy questions. She knows about street art, about the neighbourhoods, and food in general. Moreover, she's a fun person to spend a day with. She even brought me hand warming pouches because it was a cold day.

We had several small bites, but they add up to a full meal. Come hungry and with comfortable walking shoes.

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06, February, 2018

Loved our Southern Food Tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the food selections were fabulous. I really feel we had a taste of Atlanta and Southern food!

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Daryl N

01, February, 2018

A good way to stretch your legs, and get fed and informed about Atlanta at the same time.

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sheila s

17, December, 2017

cool tour good some good food and walked around the city

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Jessica N

03, December, 2017

My husband and I went on the Atlanta Southern Food tour in October 2017. Our tour guide, Joy, made sure we had a great time and was very knowledgeable about the different restaurants and neighborhoods we visited on the tour. It was a great way to try a bunch of different types of food without having to go eat a whole meal at each restaurant, but on top of that we learned a lot about the history of both the food and the areas. We highly recommend this tour!

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11, November, 2017

Loved the whole tour. Fantastic History on Civil Rights without too much. Fun walking to all the restaurants., Enjoyed all the food. Best Chicken and best BBQ ever. Some of the girls brought their husbands back to the restaurant for dinner. of us were on the tour and we all agreed it was the best tour we have ever been on.

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Duncan W

28, August, 2017

Atlanta's Southern Food Tour was fantastic! Joy, our guide, was personable and engaging, the true highlight of the tour. She showed a great passion for both the food and the historical significance of the area, and their relation to, and on, each other. There was an wonderful variety of foods, lighter and heavier, showcasing the different restaurants but also the different influences on southern cuisine. We patronized over half of the restaurants during the remainder of our stay in Atlanta, only two more days.

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Nicole P

02, July, 2017

I got this tour as an anniversary gift for my husband and myself. We has an amazing time. It was soooo much more than food. There was great conversation, history about the city and we met people from all over USA as well as Canada. Recommend to everyone. This is my new go to gift for people that have everything.

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Andrew K

22, June, 2017

A wonderful walk through downtown Atlanta with lots of history and Civil Rights stories. The walk was broken up by the food tasting of excellent southern fayre in some great locations. Our guide, Joy, by name and nature, made the whole experience the highlight of our time in Atlanta.

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Ann L

01, May, 2017

This tour was everything I had hoped it would be. Coming from Arizona, I really wanted to experience some southern cooking and this tour provided a diverse sampling of that served up with a side of local history. Our guide, Jennifer, is also a chef and was just so knowledgeable about the food we tried and its regional origins. The tour was extremely well organized, the food was delicious, and Jennifer's information on both food and history was clearly and understandably presented. My son has just moved to Atlanta, and this was a great way for him to get to know his new town. We were both delighted with the lovely afternoon we spent on this tour. Fried chicken, pulled pork, collard greens, Brunswick stew, meat pies, banana pudding, pecan pralines, moonshine cocktails and so much more. What's not to like?

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30, April, 2017

This was one of the best food tours I have ever experienced, it was a great combination of food and history. Our guide was David a recovering Lawyer from South Carolina, his words not mine he was funny and engaging. We visited 7 establishments 3 food, 2 juice shops and 1 popcorn/candy shop. My favorites were Paschal's restaurant, the first stop on the tour and Danburys in the Sweet Auburn Market. Paschal's Restaurant had the best fried chicken and Danbury's had the best meat pie, you just have to go to experience it.

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Ruth A

10, April, 2017

I loved this tour! I've participated in other food tours, but none that incorporated a pivotal time in history with the tour. This tour emphasized the civil rights history that has granted Atlanta the culture it is today. I truly enjoyed it!

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Linda B

09, April, 2017

We took the tour on our final day in Atlanta. We definitely saved the best for last. David was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We learned a lot of history while enjoying some great food. We highly recommend this tour.

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