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. Food tours, events, boxes, city tours, virtual chef demonstrations, online artisan classes, gift baskets, and gift cards show off North Carolina's historic cities and incredible culinary talent.
Current Gift Boxes
Each gift box directly supports small, North Carolina businesses.
Virtual Tasting Parties
Signature culinary events lead groups through your choice of cocktail making, appetizer assembly, cookies or biscuits baking, and more. Products and ingredients are shipped out or delivered to guests ahead of the event. Add-ons include lunch or dinner, gifts, foodie trivia with prizes, and gift cards. Each event is tailored to the group with customized scheduling and pricing.
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 boxes include dishes, tastes, treats, and drinks from multiple downtown restaurants and artisans. There's so much good food to replace a weekend grocery list, or serve as a special celebration or gift, become a culinary journey at home. They're also the perfect way to treat your work team! Contactless pickup and delivery are available, with alternatives for those located out of the area.
Browse through all of Taste Carolina's City Boxes, gift baskets, and special and seasonal favorites. Available for pickup and delivery, with non-perishable alternatives for shipped boxes. Pair with a virtual program or walking tour.
Treat your team to a special lunch or dinner at home while supporting multiple downtown restaurants and small businesses. Available for pickup downtown, pickup at your office parking lot, or delivery. Taste Carolina can also pair the boxes with a virtual team-building event or walking city tour.
Enjoy locally made artisan goods. Available for pickup, delivery, or shipped.
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.
One hour walking tours include information about city history and architecture, as well as culture and the local culinary scene. Tours can be paired with a city box of dishes, tastes, treats, and drinks from the best restaurants downtown.
The Capitol building, City Market, Fayetteville Street, and more!
Tobacco history, Black Wall Street, and the city's culture.
Eclectic architecture plus revolutionary war, civil war, and civil rights history.
Arts and music communities, amazing architecture, and fascinating history.
The history of Charlotte's downtown, called Uptown, and beautiful architecture and green spaces.
Learn about the city's 1700's founding and find out why it's such a popular destination.
Dating back to the mid-1700's, Hillsborough is one of North Carolina's most important and lovely historic small towns.
Learn about Asheville's history and independent arts and foodie culture.
Chapel Hill & Carrboro
Learn about Chapel Hill and Carrboro's founding and current culture and foodie vibe.