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    WALKING TOURS
    Whether you`re a local resident or a visitor, let us guide you to five to seven restaurants and shops serving innovative food sourced locally from farm-to-table. You`ll have opportunities to talk with chefs and owners, and along the way, our professional guides will tell you about local history and cool new developments in town. Join us in sampling incredible cuisine while discovering what makes the Triangle and Triad regions of North Carolina so special. Walking tours are run every Saturday year-round in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro, Hillsborough, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. Please see below for more information, or click any Sign up for a Tour link to purchase tickets. All walking tours are 2-3 miles.

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    DURHAM
    Home to renovated tobacco warehouses, the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls, and Historic Parrish Street, downtown Durham is about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation’s cultural hotspots. With a farm-to-table focus and artisan preparation of innovative cuisine, you will discover all of Durham`s flavors. 
    Downtown Durham Walking Tour


    Saturdays
    1:45 - 5:00, $50
    2:45 - 6:15, $65
    Register in advance. Our website and all of its content have moved. Please click on www.tastecarolina.com.
    Park in the deck at 110 S. Corcoran, at the corner of Main and Corcoran, or at the American Tobacco Warehouse in the North Deck.
    See http://www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com/driving-directions.html for details.
    Meet in front of The Pinhook (it is closed during the day) at 117 W Main Street 15 minutes prior to your tour time.
    Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is between 2.5 and 3 miles of walking.
    Runs rain or shine.
    Dress appropriately for the weather.



    CHAPEL HILL/ CARRBORO
    Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants and the renowned Carrboro farmers` market (11am tour), where traditional and modern `farm-to-table` cuisine comes to life. From fine-dining restaurants to mom & pop shops, sample innovative and upscale dishes all sourced from local ingredients. Known for being on the forefront of the Slow Food movement and for restaurants that have redefined Southern cooking, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro is one of the best places in the country to live and eat!
    Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Walking Tour

    Saturdays
    11:00-2:15, $45.
    3:00-6:30, $65.
    Register in advance. Our website and all of its content have moved. Please click on www.tastecarolina.com.
    Public parking in Carrboro is available. See http://walkcarrboro.com/map.html for details.
    Meet in front of Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro, at 10:45 or 2:45 depending uopn your tour time.
    Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is between 2 and 3 miles of walking.
    Runs rain or shine.
    Dress appropriately for the weather.

    DOWNTOWN RALEIGH
    The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, you'll enjoy the opportunity to talk with chefs and owners who are serving innovative ethnic and southern cuisine, all with an emphasis on local products. There`s something for everyone in Raleigh!
    Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour

    Saturdays, 1:45-5:00, 3:30-6:45, and 4:00-7:15.
    Fridays, 1:45.
    $50 for 1:45 tours.
    $65 for 3:30 and 4:00 tours.
    Register in advance. Our website and all of its content have moved. Please click on www.tastecarolina.com.
    Park in a downtown lot near Fayetteville or Wilmington Sts. in the 100 or 200 S. blocks. The Alexander Square Deck and the Moore Square Deck are close by.
    Meet in the lobby of 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh 15 minutes before your tour time. This building houses the Raleigh City Museum and is called, The Briggs Building. It is located directly across the street from Bolt Restaurant.
    Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is between 2 and 3 miles of walking.
    Runs rain or shine.
    Dress appropriately for the weather.


    HILLSBOROUGH
    Historic Hillsborough boasts Southern charm, 18th and 19th century architecture, and a vibrant literary and artistic scene. It is also home to fantastic restaurants with a true farm-to-table vibe. Talk with chefs, owners, and farmers while exploring Hillsborough`s history and architecture. Enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the town and, of course, plenty of food... handmade chocolates, locally roasted coffees, famous scones, local beer, organic wine, and a stop at one of the most esteemed restaurants in the Southeast!

    Historic Hillsborough Walking Tour
    11:00-2:15, $45.
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    Public parking is available along the street or in nearby lots.
    Meet in front of Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Chruton St., Hillsborough at 10:45.
    Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is about 2 miles of walking.
    Runs rain or shine.
    Dress appropriately for the weather

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    GREENSBORO
    Theaters, parks, galleries and restaurants line the historic Elm street area in downtown Greensboro. On this guided tour of the revitalized downtown, modern culture and incredible food intertwine with over 200 years of history. You'll talk with chefs and owners who are partnering with nearby small farms to offer fresh, innovative, and eclectic cuisine. From modern upscale restaurants to hole-in-the-wall artisanal food shops to decadent desserts, Greensboro is sure to surprise and delight!

    Downtown Greensboro Walking Tour
    Saturdays
    2:00-5:15, $50.
    Register in advance. Our website and all of its content have moved. Please click on www.tastecarolina.com.
    Free public parking is available along the street or in the nearby Bellemeade parking deck. Please see http://www.downtowngreensboro.org/citylight/go/bellemeade-st-parking-deck for more information.
    Meet in front of Nico's Restaurant, 201 North Elm Street, at the corner of Elm and Friendly, in Greensboro at 1:45 or 3:15, depending upon your tour time.
    Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is about 3 miles of walking.
    Runs rain or shine.
    Dress appropriately for the weather

    WINSTON-SALEM
    Thriving business, arts and music communities, amazing architecture, and fantastic restaurants define downtown Winston-Salem. But it`s the friendliness of the residents and a prevailing Southern character that creates a unique urban and independent vibe. On these guided tours, discover how chefs and owners are using locally-sourced ingredients to create masterful contemporary Southern dishes and treats.

    Saturdays
    3:30 - 6:45, $65.
    Register in advance. Our website and all of its content have moved. Please click on www.tastecarolina.com.
    Free public parking is available along the street or in nearby parking decks. Please see http://www.dwsp.org/files/downtown-parking-map.pdf for more information.
    Meet in front of Foothills Brewery, 638 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem at 3:15, please arrive on time as the tours start promptly.
    Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is about 3 miles of walking.
    Runs rain or shine.
    Dress appropriately for the weather

     

    CORPORATE and PRIVATE TOURS
    Whether it’s a private walking or bus tour for 10 people or 50 people, a cooking class for two or a unique dinner party for 200, we can make it happen! We will use our extensive knowledge, experience and contacts to tailor a special day, evening, weekend, or more to your specific needs. 

    Below you can find just a sampling of our Custom Tours. Please arrange your tour directly with Taste Carolina by calling 919.237.2254 or emailing info@tastecarolina.net.


    Afternoon or Evening FoodTours, Monday - Saturday
    Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro, Hillsborough, Greensboro and Winston-Salem
    Join Taste Carolina for an exploration of the flavors of North Carolina! We’ll hit the hot and off-the-beaten path spots, enjoying food, drink, and conversation. Ideal for corporate and other large groups, these tours can accommodate groups of eight to one hundred plus.

    Afternoon walking tours visit five to eight restaurants, food shops, markets, and bars. Participants will learn about the history and architecture of the area along the way and will interact with chefs and artisans. $65 - $75 per person inclusive.

    Dinner tours, walking or bus/ trolly, visit three to five of the hottest, most unique, and delicious restaurants and bars in town. On these roving cocktail parties, guests have an opportunity to mix it up with cuisine and conversation. $75 - $90 per person inclusive of all gratuities and service fees.
     
    Girls` Night Out, Monday - Thursday
    Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro, Greensboro and Winston-Salem
    Discover the area`s best gathering places - hip and hidden! Enjoy appetizers, cocktails, wine and dessert while exploring your city with your friends. These tours visit four to five restaurants and bars for a relaxing and unforgettable evening.
    Chocolate Tour, Tuesday - Saturday
    Raleigh

    Do you crave that glorious food group we all know as Chocolate? This tour is for you! Let local artisans show you how they work their magic and tempt you with their many creative concoctions: truffles, cupcakes, ice pops and other wonders.

    Taqueria Tour, Monday - Sunday
    Durham

    As featured in Gourmet magazine, the Triangle area is home to a new wave of authentic Mexican food stands. We’ll take you to the best taquerias, hidden gems where you can try carne asada or barbecoa, or get more adventurous with lengua, rich moles, cactus and other treats.

    Brews Cruise (the land-based version), Monday - Sunday
    Raleigh, Durham, Winston-Salem

    Join us in exploring our burgeoning microbrewery culture. We’ll take you to places that feature local beers and introduce you to the brewmasters who are creating these delicious libations. We will also take you to unique wine and other bars that are part of the rebirth of the cocktail. From refreshed classics to cutting edge concoctions using fresh and exotic ingredients, it will be a special taste experience.

    Our Areas of Expertise Include:

    Corporate Events
    University Events and Student Orientations
    Team-Building Activities
    New Employee / Intern Socials
    Meeting and Convention Activities
    Family and Tour Travel
    Field Trips
    Wedding Weekend Activities
    Bridal Showers
    And More….
    Contact us and let us get to work!


    Taste Carolina contracts with tour operators and hospitality and event service firms to provide unique experiences for your customers.


    Group Size

    The number of people we can accommodate per group depends on which tour you choose. Please contact us for more information.

    Pricing
    Pricing is dependent on the nature of the custom or private tour. Please call or email to discuss it.

    Arriving On Time
    It is very important that your group arrives 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.

    Gratuities
    In the tourism industry, it is customary to tip your guide as you would a waitperson. For Private Tours, a gratuity will be added to your total cost. Your tour guide greatly appreciates your generosity!

     

GIFT CERTIFICATES

            
A food tour is a wonderfully unique gift! To purchase a gift certificate, click here or on any Sign Up For a Tour link. Select Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours Gift Certificate from our list of events. Our gift certificates are good for any of our walking tours and never expire! During the checkout process, you will be prompted to fill in the name/s of the recipient and gift giver, as well as the address the certificate should be mailed to.

Redeeming your certificate is easy! There are instructions on the certificate. Select the tour and date of your choice and send us an email info@tastecarolina.net or call 919.237.2254. We will set up our registration system to allow you to register for free using a unique password.

Please email info@tastecarolina.net or call 919.237.2254 for more information or to confirm with us that you have made this purchase.