Downtown Wilmington is a foodie’s dream, and these tours get to the heart of this delicious area. You’ll sample an eclectic assortment of restaurants, enjoy food and drink, meet the city’s best chefs, and learn about the historic downtown. Find out where to eat and how the Port City has become a food lover’s paradise.

Public parking in Wilmington is available. Saturdays in season can be busy, so please give yourself plenty of time to park and arrive on time.

Saturday tours include a 2:15 Downtown Afternoon Tasting Tour, a 3:15 Downtown Dinner & Drinks Tour, and a 9:15am Farmers’ Market Tour and Cooking Class. Private weekday and weeknight tours are available. Contact us for more information. 

9:15am – 12:30pm, $75 per person ($75.99 with ticketing fee). Enjoy a cooking class with a Wilmington chef…. And a delicious lunch! Join Taste Carolina for a guided tour through the Downtown Farmers’ Market followed by a quick spin through historic downtown and a delicious breakfast snack. Afterward, you’ll roll up your sleeves for a cooking class with a restaurant chef at that restaurant. Lunch will follow!

2:15 – 5:15, $55 per person ($55.99 with ticketing fee). A taste of the port city…. This downtown tour offers more than just a taste! Meet chefs and owners and enjoy lots of filling food while learning about the historic downtown. Wine parings are included at one or two stops. This tour visits 5-6 restaurants and food shops.

3:15 – 6:30, $65 per person ($65.99 with ticketing fee). Enjoy a unique dinner.… This downtown tour includes a number of cocktail and wine pairings, too! Meet chefs and owners and enjoy lots of food and drink while learning about the historic downtown. This tour visits 5-6 restaurants and bars.


The 2:15 Downtown Afternoon Tasting tour is $55 per person ($55.99 with service fee).

The 3:15 Downtown Dinner & Drinks Tour is $65 per person ($65.99 with service fee).

The 9:15am Farmers’ Market Tour and Cooking Class is $75 per person ($75.99 with service fee).

Tours are scheduled for Saturdays year ’round – click on the Purchase Tickets link – and on weekdays and weeknights by request.

Private and custom tours are available any day or night of the week for groups of eight or more. Contact to book a tour.

Tours meet on the Riverwalk at Market Street, near the information kiosk. The address is 0 Market Street. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time.

Public parking is available in lots along Water Street (cash only) and in a deck (cash and credit) on Market Street, between Front and 2nd.

Tours run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes; walking distance is about two miles. Tours run 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.