Downtown Asheville is known for its eclectic arts and culture and a vibrant food and drink scene that celebrates independent restaurants and locally-sourced ingredients. Learn about this gorgeous city on a Taste Carolina walking tour and discover why Asheville was hailed by National Geographic’s Traveler Magazine as one of the top 15 places in the world to “treat your taste buds”!

Asheville Downtown Tasting Tour – Asheville’s Downtown Tasting Tour is a fun and delicious way to explore the city! Throughout the walking tour, you will sample savory and sweet favorites from downtown Asheville’s renowned farm-to-table restaurants, eclectic cafes, and specialty food stores. You’ll also learn about the history of the city, the architecture, and the incredible culinary scene from your tour guide. By the end of this tour, you will feel like a local! Most guests will want to eat a light breakfast and, by the end of the tour, will have considered the tour to be brunch/ lunch.

Asheville Downtown Evening Tasting Tour – Let Taste Carolina introduce you to downtown’s most exceptional hidden gems! You’ll enjoy snacks and sips in some secret spaces. Craft cocktails, wine, and beer tastings are all paired with savory bites from the city’s best chefs. Discover speakeasy bars and meet mixologists using homemade syrups and sodas and fresh juices to make innovative cocktails; visit a hip bar using locally sourced ingredients in their delicious dishes; unwind at a cozy wine bar (weekends) or an underground brewery (weekdays). Along the way, your tour guide will share how Asheville came to be the foodie destination it is today. While some guests will find the amount of food to be enough for dinner, others will want to continue to the fun at one of Asheville’s outstanding restaurants.

To register for a tour: please click the Purchase Tickets link at the top of the light blue bar to see the full lineup of tours. Or click the Book Now buttons below for the particular tour listed.

Private and custom tours can be arranged for any day or night of the week for groups.

Asheville Downtown Tasting Tour
$59.50 ($61.50 with service fee), 10:30am, every Friday, and Saturday.
Sundays through Thursdays: available by request.

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Asheville Downtown Evening Tasting Tour
$89.50 ($92.50 with service fee), 3:30pm, every Friday and Saturday.
$79.50 (82.50 with service fee), 4pm, Sundays through Thursdays: available by request.

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For more information on the city of Asheville, please visit:

Explore Asheville, NC | Visit Asheville, NC’s Official Tourism Web Site

The morning tour meets near the front entrance (inside or outside) of Mast General Store, 15 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. The front entrance is on the top floor of the store, facing Biltmore Ave.

The evening tour meets at Downtown News and Books, 67 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.

Parking can be challenging in Asheville. We recommend the Biltmore Parking Garage. The address is 78 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. Please give plenty of time to park and arrive on time.

Tours run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes; walking distance is 2 to 3 miles. Tour runs 3 to 3.5 hours.

Please don’t be late! Meet the group 15 minutes prior to your tour time so that we can arrive at the restaurants promptly.

Bring a government-issued ID if you plan on drinking alcohol.

Register in advance. If you are trying to register for a tour the morning of and registration has closed, please call (919) 237-2254 to check availability. Sorry, no exchanges or refunds. If we have to cancel the tour due to extreme weather, we will refund your money.