Guided tour

Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

4.7 / 5

86 reviews

Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

From US$ 79 per person

Learn how Charleston's unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300 years as expert local guides help you walk, talk and taste your way through the historic city center. Sample delicious specialties and become immersed in the history and culture.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Sample food at a variety of local eateries, culinary landmarks, restaurants, and bakeries
  • Navigate the culinary arts of Charleston and South Carolina with local guides
  • Try stone ground grits, Charleston benne wafers, Southern pralines and more
  • Learn the history of Charleston along the way
Full description
Walk, talk and taste your way through Charleston on an amazing 2.5-hour food tour. Visit a variety of local eateries, culinary landmarks, restaurants and bakeries, each essential to understanding the evolution of food in the city and why it is so unique. Travel through more than 300 years of history and culture while sampling delicious specialties. The local guides have varied food and culinary credentials and each brings a unique perspective to the experience. 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
Includes
  • Food samples
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meet at Charleston Food Tours, 18 Anson Street, Charleston.

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    • Bookings require a minimum of 2 people
    • This tour is not recommended for children under 14 years old
    • Children under 6 years old are not permitted
    • Child rates are not available
    • The tour operates rain or shine
    • Please note that the tours are primarily walking and standing and there are very few places to sit along the way
    • Food will be offered at various locations over a span of 2.5 hours. It is recommended that you eat something light in the morning
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 86 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    What a great experience! Faith was very knowledgeable and attentive to everyone on this tour. Her insight on the local food history was very engaging. Also I was concerned about my soy allergy when I signed up for the tour, expecting to pass on a lot of the food offered. Every stop was aware of my allergy and accommodated the food so I didn't miss out! Excellent choice for a tour!

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    September 29, 2021

    Blake was a great guide. He told very interesting stories about the history of Charleston as we tried lots of Charleston favorites… grits, fried green tomatoes, she crab soup, and so much more! I recommend trying the tour at the beginning of your trip, so you can go back to these places for dinner! We booked the tour for the last day, so now, we have to go back to Charleston again to try them for dinner!

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    September 10, 2021

    Best thing we ever scheduled was this food tour. Becca at the front desk was so sweet and accommodating to explain everything to us. Then our food tour guide FAITH was an historian-foodie-cultural maven all rolled up in one. With sweetness and patience on the side. Seriously. People on the tour kept asking if she was an historian because she knew so much - not just about the incredible food we tasted on the tour- but about the people, cultures, and origins of all manner of things. Our 2 hours wasn’t even enough. She could have given us a 6 hour tour! Really phenomenal experience.

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    July 7, 2021

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