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Knoxville Food Tours
Ranked #2 of 15 Food & Drink in Knoxville
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Knoxville Food Tours – History, Food, & Fun! Established in 2010 Downtown Knoxville’s Award Winning, Original Tour! Enhance your visit to Historic Downtown Knoxville. Enjoy a complete Knoxville experience in just a few hours! Explore Downtown Knoxville’s renaissance. Travel with a professional guide through the revitalized neighborhoods of Market Square, Gay St., & The Old City. Enjoy multiple food tastings of signature and specially selected dishes at some of Knoxville’s best new and iconic restaurants featuring local products in Southern & Appalachian cuisine. Enough for a meal for most. Add pairings from local craft beer breweries, wine flights, craft cocktails, Tennessee whiskey, or even moonshine. Learn the history of the city, including special insights on local culture, art, architecture.
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The Knoxville Food Tour was great fun, learned a lot, food was delicious, the Armada Bar was so
unique and our guide was wonderful! A great time and great overview of Knoxville, TN!

Thank MikellePhD
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"come hungry"
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"downtown restaurants"
in 5 reviews
"great tour"
in 9 reviews
"bijou bistro"
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"culinary offerings"
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"food scene"
in 2 reviews
"very generous portions"
in 2 reviews
"tour offers"
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"walking food tour"
in 2 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 8 reviews
"afternoon tour"
in 2 reviews
"cross section"
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"knowledgeable guide"
in 2 reviews
"historical information"
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"answer questions"
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"market square"
in 12 reviews
"locals and visitors"
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

When my wife and I signed up for this food tour, admittedly, we expected to visit 4-5 local restaurants, having a variety of delicious edibles from each. Instead, we were subjected to only one real restaurant, 2 chips and dip places, a store dedicated to high-end olive oils, and an gelato shop.

We took the downtown tour as were we having a "stay-cation" in town and were staying in a local hotel. First on the list of the "tour" was the Knoxville Visitor's Center where were treated to salsa made by a Knoxville local. Granted, the salsa was good, but c'mon, really? Second on the list was Shonos in City located in Market Square. Now this was what were were thinking when we signed up!! Great place, and I will review them separately. Third on the list was The Market on Union & Gay. That's right, a market, or a convenient store, if you prefer. The food consisted of a local made cheese offering, some yogurt covered pretzels, more of the SAME salsa, and flavored carbonated beverages. Again, c'mon. Fourth was a trip to Coolato Gelato. This is a great place and probably worthy of being on the "food tour". My family and I often visit this establishment and enjoy their gelato. Last on the list was Tree and Vine which is a store dedicated to great tasting, infused, olive oil varieties. Not much a food offering here. Good place if you're into that sorta thing, but a specialty shop specializing in olive oil does not a food tour make. We felt like the experience here was no different than if we had walked in off the street.

Good thing we used a Groupon for this or it would have been MORE money further wasted. Until the downtown tour offers up a better list of actual restaurants, do yourself a favor and skip it.

6  Thank David C
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

We went to Knoxville for the day and went on the food tour. The guide was very informative. We never felt rushed since it was a smaller group. Would recommend this to anyone.

Thank ckgirl1967
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Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We were traveling and glad to find this activity to fill our afternoon. It was our first food tour and it was so fun! We loved it and will do another when we visit Knoxville again.

Thank hwaye
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

The Knoxville food tour was great. Our tour guide, Paula, was very informative and I learned a lot from her about Knoxville. We got to try some great samples from some great restaurants. All of the restaurant personnel were very gracious and welcoming. I do recommend this tour to anyone who would like to try some great food samples, and learn about the history of Knoxville, Tn.

1  Thank Karen L
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