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Taste Carolina

 
Taste Carolina has introduced thousands of locals and visitors to North Carolina's historic cities through food on food tours since 2009. Newly launched City Boxes include carefully selected tastings from a sampling of downtown restaurants and food shops.

Choose Your City

Pickup and delivery available
Taste Raleigh
  • Delicious specialties from 7+ downtown restaurants and shops. Reheating required. Pick up at scheduled location on Saturdays, or request free delivery in cooler bags. Special bulk orders available for pickup or delivery on weekdays.
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Taste Wilmington
  • Delectable dishes, tastes and treats from 7+ downtown restaurants and shops. Reheating required. Available for pickup at scheduled downtown location on Saturdays, or request free delivery in cooler bags. Special bulk orders available during the week by request.
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Taste Durham
  • A sampling of dishes, tastes and treats from 7+ downtown restaurants and shops. Reheating required. Available for pickup on Saturdays at scheduled downtown location, or request free delivery in cooler bags. Weekday bulk ordering available.
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Taste Greensboro
  • A sampling of dishes, tastes and treats from 5+ downtown restaurants and shops. No reheating required; perfect for picnics! Available for pickup on Saturdays at scheduled downtown location, or request free delivery in cooler bags. Weekday bulk ordering available.
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City Lunchboxes
  • Ready to eat three courses plus non-alcoholic drink pairing from 3+ restaurants downtown. Available for pickup or delivery by request.
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What are Taste Carolina City Boxes?

Restaurant boxes are now available in Raleigh, Durham, and Wilmington

Choose your city and box. Order in advance.

Pick up downtown at scheduled time and location.

Support several restaurants in one box. Learn about the city and chefs. Enjoy their delicious food.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I get in my box?

Carefully selected perishable and non-perishable tastings from local restaurants and food shops. 

Are the boxes customizable?

Not at this time, though you are welcome to contact us with specific questions. 

Can I pick up the box on any day at any time?

Pickup is available at a specific time and location on Saturday afternoons and by request during the week for bulk orders. 

Can I cancel my order?

Once placed, orders cannot be canceled or refunded. They can, however, be transferred to a different individual. 

Featured Restaurants

Raleigh
Garland, Bittersweet, Raleigh Provisions, Che Empanadas, Umma Dumpling, Cheenie, Crude Bitters, lucettegrace, Michael's English Muffins
Wilmington
Fortunate Glass, Savorez, Taste the Olive & Vine, City Club, Peppered Cupcake, Goodness Gracie, Love Lydia
Durham
Alley Twenty Six, COPA, Jeddah's Tea, Rose's, Mad Popper, Toast, Luna
Greensboro
Machete, Fainting Goat Spirits, Jerusalem Market on Elm, Cheesecakes by Alex, Chez Genese

Gifts

Gift Baskets
Enjoy locally made artisan goods. Available for pickup, delivery, or shipped.
Tee-Shirts
Choose your favorite color and style. Prices include shipping!
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours Gift Certificates
Taste Carolina tours take place in nine North Carolina cities.
Restaurant Gift Card Bouquets
Customized "bouquets" of local restaurant gift cards.

Virtual Events

Artisan Classes
Meet the makers of locally made artisan goods. This class meets once a week for six weeks. Come together online to learn and chat about food, drink, and local goods. Enjoy a demonstration each week by a different artisan! Boxes of each artisan's goods is included in the class price and available for pickup, delivery, or shipped.
Chef Demonstrations
Hands-on chef demonstrations give everyone a chance to talk, cook, and learn. The chef or artisan will join live for a recipe demonstration and to answer questions. This is a fun way to bond over creating a delicious dish or the perfect pour. Ingredients or ingredients lists are included. Chef demonstrations are available for parties, corporate groups, families, and other private groups.

City Tours

Raleigh
One hour city tour with optional foodie box
Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Raleigh, including the Capitol, City Market, Fayetteville Street, and more!
Durham
One hour city tour with optional foodie box
Explore downtown Durham, including its tobacco history, Black Wall Street, the plaza and market areas, and the city's cultural significance.
Greensboro
One hour city tour with optional foodie box
On this guided walking tour of revitalized downtown Greensboro, modern culture intertwines with over 200 years of history eclectic architecture. Learn about revolutionary war, civil war, and civil rights history.
Winston-Salem
One hour city tour with optional city lunchbox
Thriving business, arts and music communities, amazing architecture, and fantastic restaurants define downtown Winston-Salem. Explore the city's history on a guided walking tour of this beautiful city.
Charlotte
One hour city tour with optional boxed lunch
Learn about the history of Charlotte and explore the city's architecture and green spaces on this walking tour of downtown (called Uptown!)
Wilmington
One hour city tour with optional foodie box
Historic downtown Wilmington dates back to pre-Revolutionary times. Learn about the city's founding and beautiful architecture and find out why it's so popular as a tourism and relocation destination.
Hillsborough
One hour city tour with optional artisan gift box
Historic Hillsborough boasts Southern charm, 18th and 19th century architecture, and a vibrant literary and artistic scene. Dating back to the mid-1700's, Hillsborough is one of North Carolina's most important historic towns.
Asheville
One hour city tour with optional boxed lunch
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 its culture and history on a guided walking tour.
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