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Charleston Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended Charleston Food & gourmet tours

Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

1. Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

On this secret food tour, you'll get to sample grits, fried oysters, fried green tomatoes and so much more. Charlestonians are extremely passionate about their local food, city, and its history. You'll get to learn all about the best southern foods and the unique culture behind them. By booking this tour, you'll get to try delicious food all around the beautiful historic district of Charleston. Plus, you'll also be able to discover the best shops and restaurants, and learn many other great local tips to make your experience truly memorable.

Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

2. Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

Taste your way through Charleston on a comprehensive food tour. Visit a variety of local eateries, culinary landmarks, restaurants, and bakeries, each with its own story. Experience more than 300 years of history while sampling delicious specialties. Gain a unique perspective on the area and food culture from your guides, each with their own culinary credentials. Enjoy small samples at each location that will equal a large meal. Typical tastings include: Stone ground grits •Charleston benne wafers •Locally-made gourmet chocolates •Southern pralines •Sweet tea •Collard greens •Lowcountry barbeque

Wadmalaw Island Adventure Tour: Wine, Tea and a Tree

3. Wadmalaw Island Adventure Tour: Wine, Tea and a Tree

Set off from Charleston and see some of the highlights of Wadmalaw Island and the low country. Admire the 500-year-old angel oak tree, enjoy some tea at the Charleston Tea Garden, and savor wine at a local vineyard. First, visit Angel Tree Park and see the famous angel oak tree, thought to be one of the oldest organisms east of the Mississippi. At 65 feet high and with a circumference of 25.5 feet, this beautiful 500-year-old tree is an awe-inspiring sight. Stop by the Charleston Tea Garden, with hundreds of thousands of tea bushes stretching as far as the eye can see. Take the trolley ride, which makes a stop at a state-of-the-art greenhouse. Enjoy complimentary tea samples as you stroll the beautiful grounds and learn all about how tea is made. Finally, visit Deep Water Vineyard. They grow and harvest their grapes, as well as bottle their wines directly on site. Explore the vineyard which also includes walking trails, many different animals, a garden, a large pond, and a gift shop. Return to the pickup point at the end of the tour.

Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour

4. Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour

Savor the unique flavors of Charleston on this food tour in the famous Upper King Street District. Visit some of the area's tastiest restaurants and get a taste of what they're serving up. Sample mouth-watering dishes of Lowcountry cuisine from the popular culinary innovators in this ever-evolving restaurant district. Tastings may include tea sandwiches and deviled eggs, benne wafers and sweet tea, fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and pimento cheese. Tour also focuses on Lowcountry dining customs and traditions.

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What people are saying about Charleston

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Faith was our guide and she did a fantastic job. We were a wide age group and she kept all entertained. She had great stories and history about Charleston and the restaurants we went to. The food was great. They were very considerate of dietary needs and likes and dislikes. My granddaughter who is 11 had a great time.

Wonderful history tour while eating small bites at perfectly picked locations. Our guide Jessie explained the connection of the food choices to life in Charleston. I’d recommend this trip to anyone looking for a fun filled and very filling activity .

Jess was nothing short of amazing with her food choices and her vast knowledge of Charleston! Even a tropical storm didn’t spoil this experience. I would highly recommend this tour.

Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and shared history of the area. The food tasting was great with ample servings—-no need for dinner afterwards.

Jess Freeman our tour guide was knowledgeable and made the tour worthwhile. The BBQ was the best of the tastings.