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 Eats & Drinks Tour – Asheville’s Downtown Eats & Drinks Tour is a spirited and delicious way to explore the city! You’ll enjoy substantial bites and sips on this guided walking tour, sampling savory and sweet favorites, most paired with small drink pairings. This tour visits Asheville’s hidden gems, including eclectic restaurants and bars, 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!

Please note: This tour covers one end of downtown to the other, with some hills along the way. We try to avoid uphill walks as much as possible! The tour ends away from where it starts, so please be prepared to walk or uber back if you are driving and parking. The Saturday afternoon tour has less walking than the weekday and Sunday tours. Most guests will find the amount of food to be enough for a full meal, while others will want to continue the fun to one of Asheville’s outstanding restaurants.

Please note: We are unable to run most tours with fewer than four people, so, if that is the case on your particular tour, we will contact you with several days notice to give you the option of keeping the tour open, switching days, or a refund.

To register for a tour: Please scroll down for tickets or click the Purchase Tickets link at the top of the light blue bar to see the full lineup of tour times and prices.

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

Asheville Downtown Eats & Drinks Tour
Thursdays – Sundays:
Thursdays/ Fridays, 3pm, $69.50
Saturdays, 3:30pm, $89.50
Sundays, 11am, $69.50
There is also a $2 to $3 online registration fee.

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Mondays – Wednesdays, available by request.

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

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

For more information on customized tours, please visit our Corporate & Private Tours page.

Tours meet 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.