Atlanta 3.5-Hour Southern Food Walking Tour with Food Expert

Cultural & Theme Tours in Atlanta
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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. This is a must for food lovers!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, GeorgiaSweet 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 minutesStop At: Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours, Atlanta, GeorgiaYour 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 minutesStop At: The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Atlanta, GeorgiaReferred 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 minutesPass By: John Lewis Mural, Atlanta, Georgia John Lewis was a founding leader of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, as well as, a civil rights activist.

What's included

  • 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

What's not included

  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • 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