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What is a Food Tour and Why Should You Join One…

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What is a Food Tour and Why Should You Join One?

Food is very representative of a city’s culture. In order to really get to know a place and the people, you’ve got to eat the food.” – Emeril Lagasse.


Food tours are a fun, dynamic way to immerse yourself in a new city (or an old city, if you’re a resident!).

At Triangle Food Tours, our tours are generally around 3 hours long. We meet at a predetermined location and set out on foot to explore the rich history, culture, and architecture of cities in the Triangle region. Throughout the tour, we stop at shops and restaurants for tasting experiences that are not only delicious, but are also representative of that city’s unique history and culture.

Why should you book with Triangle Food Tours?

  • Triangle Food Tours offers tours that enable you to experience the distinct food culture in each part of our region. We offer tours of:


    • Downtown Raleigh
      Our Raleigh Walking Food Tour will immerse you in Raleigh’s rich food culture and history. This three-hour walking tour is a curated culinary experience, giving you special access to a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s best locally-owned restaurants and specialty stores. Click here to learn more.


    • Downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro
      Known as “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appetit Magazine, Chapel Hill & Carrboro offer a diverse array of excellent restaurants, in addition to their historic architecture, funky arts scene, and natural beauty. On our three-hour walking tour, we experience the vibrant downtowns of Chapel Hill & Carrboro through their unique food culture. 


    • Downtown Cary
      Often overlooked by visitors to the Triangle (and even by local residents), downtown Cary is a culinary hidden gem just waiting to be tasted. Join us as we sample some of the best that Cary has to offer. A lovey downtown full of art and park with games, seating and a beautiful fountain.


    • Downtown Durham
      On our tour of Durham, guests learn about the city’s blue-collar roots and the tobacco and textile mills that laid the foundation for this diverse and thriving community. We will also explore how food has shaped Durham’s transformation and turn it into the “South’s Tastiest Town,” according to Southern Living Magazine. 


  • We keep our tour groups small.
    • We limit our tour groups to 10-12 guests, max. This makes for a more intimate, meaningful guest experience and ensures that guests can easily interact with the guide and each other.


  • Triangle Food Tours goes beyond a typical food tour.
    • We not only offer food tours of cities in the Triangle region, we also offer field trips to other culinary destinations in the Southeast, including Charleston, Savannah, and more (due to Covid-19 this trips have been put on hold till 2021-2022). Please check our website for more details and dates. We also offer other food-centric events.


  • Our customer satisfaction is unsurpassed.
    • We have a five star rating and are #2 on Trip Advisors’s top Food & Drink experiences in Raleigh. We have received very positive feedback from our guests (click here to read more) and have also been featured in several local press write-ups.


Food tours are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and history of a city. Click here to visit our website, learn more about our events, and book a tour with Triangle Food Tours.