We’re thrilled to share that many of our experiences have re-opened here in Asheville, NC with extra precautions in place. For those of you who are not yet ready to travel, we’re also offering a curated collection of online group experiences so you may invite a bit of the Asheville vibe into your space…no matter how far apart you all may be!
TIME: 2-4 hours
LOCATION: Downtown Asheville
GROUP SIZE: 6+ for Private Group
Food Tours in Asheville NC
Our Asheville food tours show you why we have a reputation as Foodtopia USA! Join us to explore creative farm-to-table restaurants around every bend, plus tasty beverages to complement each dish.
And the best way to dip your toe into the foodie scene is with a food tour in Asheville, of course! We have several options for you to choose from, but always feel free to contact us with any questions at all.
Public Food Tours: (M|W|Th|F)
$69/person, 3-4hrs, 6-7 stops.
During our public food tours, we visit handpicked downtown restaurants and food shops, offering a wide variety of tastings and beverage pairings with a splash of local history along the way. With its strong roots in Southern heritage, Asheville has grown into a cosmopolitan Mecca of diverse, international cuisine. And we Asheville food experts and enthusiasts are eager to share it with you!
Private Afternoon Food Tour: (M|T|W|Th|F)
*Best budget-friendly option w/ a shorter time commitment.
$69/person; 2hrs, private tour.
We typically start this private food tour of Asheville around mid-afternoon (2-3pm). This option is a slightly abbreviated version of the public food tour and includes approximately 4 stops with small bites at each stop, plus some beverage pairings. It’s a great way to sample Asheville’s food scene without committing an entire afternoon.
Progressive Dinner Tour: (Su|M|T|Th)
*Our favorite Asheville food tour!
$125/person, 4+ hrs, private tour. Suggested start time 5pm.
The Progressive Dinner Food Tour typically includes 5 stops with full-sized portions and full-sized drinks at each stop. There will be a wine and cheese stop, a small-plate stop, an entree stop, a dessert stop, and a cocktail bar at the end…plus a take-home treat! We spend a little more time at each stop, and have a relaxed and intimate tour. We also include some Asheville history and local insight, but this food tour around Asheville is actually a slightly shorter walk, with more time spent indoors than out. This tour would only include the restaurants in town that are among the best of the best!
Minimum group size 6 for private tours or flat fee for smaller groups. Advance reservations recommended.
Ready explore Foodtopia USA? Let’s eat!
What About Dietary Concerns?
We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Apologies but we do not offer Kosher options on this tour.
How Much Food is Served on Tour?
The number of stops vary depending on which type of tour you choose. Most folks find that there is enough food to make a meal. Note that the Private Afternoon Tours are lightest on food while Progressive Dinners are most filling.
What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, as they guarantee your spot on the tour. If we cancel a tour for any reason, we will issue a full refund or offer to reschedule your group.
Can Children Come Along?
Children are welcome. We love kids! If they will be eating on the tour, it will be necessary to purchase a ticket for them. This tour involves approximately three and a half hours of walking and may not be suitable for all ages. Strollers may be difficult to maneuver on the hills, stairs and cobblestones. We recommend a front/back pack.
What Beverages are Served on Tour?
Stops on the tour may include beer, wine, cocktails, sprits, coffee, tea etc. Water is served on the tour throughout the tour stops. If you plan on consuming alcoholic beverages, please bring your ID.
What About Weather?
A little rain doesn’t slow us down. Tours take place rain or shine. Be sure to check the forecast and dress appropriately.
Have More Questions?
We would love to chat about Asheville with you. Please call 828-407-0711 or email [email protected]
Have more time?
Combine your Asheville food tour with other unique experiences to craft your ideal wellness adventure. We love to create Custom Itineraries to help you celebrate girls’ getaways, retirement, bachelorette parties, multi-generational reunions, or small-group retreats. Let us know what you’re dreaming of doing and we’ll handle the details! Contact us any time if you have any questions about Asheville and the adventures you could enjoy.
Hear what others have to say
First off, huge thank you to Nicole. My sister and I started planning our trip to Asheville in January. We contacted Nicole, and she not only gave us information on the Wellness Tour options, she gave us hints for EVERYTHING to do on our trip, including specific hikes, places to eat and shop, and other adventures. She answered every email so promptly and helped us every step of the way. We ended up booking the salt cave session, the downtown Asheville walking tour, and a food tour. The salt cave was relaxing and a great way to start the day. Our walking tour guide was Heidi, and she was fun, kind, and an excellent guide. We loved yoga in the park, and all of the information on Asheville history and architecture! We made stops at The Herbiary, The Bee Charmer, and Dobra Tea, and loved them all.
We spent the afternoon on a Food Tour, and we HIGHLY recommend it! The food and drinks were excellent and plentiful, and Stu was absolutely fantastic - fun, funny, knowledgeable...just great!
It was a perfect day and we're glad we did it at the beginning of our trip so now we know where to go for the rest of the week!!