Charlotte’s beautiful downtown, known as Uptown, celebrates arts and culture with numerous museums, galleries, and sculptures. There is also fascinating history to learn about, lovely parks to explore, and fantastic restaurants to enjoy! Join Taste Carolina and the Queen City’s best chefs and food artisans to sample and explore the heart and tastes of Uptown.

Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte,Rooted in North Carolina – Explore the flavors of Uptown on a guided walking tour of the city! You’ll visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history of the city and its culinary culture. This tour highlights locally sourced dishes made with artisan preparations and the city’s most delightful foodie discoveries.

Charlotte Uptown: The Spirit of Charlotte – Enjoy delicious and innovative food and drinks – and plenty of fun – on this high spirited walking tour of several unique Uptown restaurants! Each tasting is paired with a small cocktail, local beer, or wine. You’ll learn about the city along the way and will feel like a VIP at each restaurant!

Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina, $65 ($67with service fee), 10am -1:15pm and 2pm-5:15pm.

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Charlotte Uptown: The Spirit of Charlotte, $75 ($77 with service fee), 4:15pm-7:30pm.

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Coming Soon!

  • 5 Church
  • Amelie’s
  • Assorted Table
  • The Cellar at Duckworth’s
  • Cowbell
  • The Cotton Room
  • Crave
  • Halcyon
  • Melt in Your Mouth Cupcakes
  • Not Just Coffee
  • Orrman’s Cheese Shop
  • Queen City Beer & Chili
  • Stoke
  • Zia Pia

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.