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 Tasting Tour: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina. Explore the flavors of Uptown on a guided walking tour of the city! Visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history and architecture 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. Perfect for brunch or lunch!

Charlotte Uptown Evening Tour: 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! Sample chef’s creations while learning about the history and architecture of the city and its culinary culture. Each food tasting is paired with a small cocktail, local beer, or wine. Explore Charlotte as a VIP at each restaurant. Perfect for dinner & drinks!

Charlotte Brewery Tours, in-person or virtual: Explore a locally owned brewery! Includes food pairings. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a private tour.

Charlotte Virtual Foodie Parties: Come online with Taste Carolina’s chefs, artisans, mixologists, or brewers. These interactive events are customized for groups and include a sampling of tastings from around the city – shipped or delivered. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a private event. Just want the local goods? We can do that, too!

Charlotte Pokemon Go Tours: Explore augmented reality through Pokemon Go, where the entire city is your playground! You’ll visit parks and historic landmarks to learn more about downtown (Uptown) and catch Pokemon with your Pokemon Guide. Fun for all ages and levels. Please download Pokemon Go in advance to get acquainted. Come play, catch, battle, and trade – and have so much fun. This tour is a little different. Taste Carolina’s food tour guide is also a Pokemon Go expert. While we recommend grabbing lunch at Orrman’s or Geno D’s in the Market at 7th Street beforehand, there is no food included on this tour.

To register for a weekend 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.

Charlotte Uptown Tasting Tour: $75 ($78 with service fee). Brunch Tours: 10:15 on Saturdays and Sundays. Brunch and lunch tours are available on weekdays by request.

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Custom tours for groups are also available by request.

Charlotte Uptown Evening Tour: $90 ($93 with service fee). Dinner & drinks tours: 4pm, available every Saturday, some Fridays, and on other days and times by request.

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Custom tours for groups are also available by request.

Charlotte Brewery Tours: These custom tours can be in-person or virtual. Please contact us for more information.

Charlotte Pokemon Go Tours: Click the links above to sign up on weekends at 1pm, or contact us to schedule a private group any day of the week. Introductory price of $25/ per person plus tip. No food included.

There are different meeting spots for the different tours

Check your confirmation email and messages for directions.

For most brunch and lunch tours: Meet near the back entrance of the 7th Street Public Market, near Assorted Table Wine Shop. The address is 224 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

For most late afternoon/ evening tours: Meet at the “Disco Chicken” sculpture, who, depending on the weather, sometimes prefers to be called “Firebird.” The sculpture is located in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. in Uptown in Charlotte, 28202.

Please give yourself plenty of time to park and arrive on time. The 7th Street Parking Deck is usually available with spots. There are also parking lots along Graham Street and parking decks throughout Uptown.

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.