Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, and a few other countries. It is usually celebrated with the family and it is a great opportunity to catch up with loved ones, but also an opportunity to enjoy great food!
If you prefer to be more active during the holiday and still enjoy tasty food, here are the 10 best Thanksgiving foodie tours you can book for the holidays! Enjoy the food and Happy Thanksgiving!
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter
Guided tours of New Orleans’ restaurants are a great way to learn about the local cuisine and see more of the city. Enjoy some of the best local cuisine at one of the French Quarter’s many renowned eateries. Sample some of the local specialties like beignets, Creole brisket, and seafood gumbo. While strolling through the city, you and up to 11 other people can learn interesting information from your guide.
Your three-hour walking tour of the French Quarter’s best restaurants and food spots begins when you meet your guide in the historic district. Explore the vibrant streets of the French Quarter and peek inside some of the restaurants that have appeared on cooking shows and in cookbooks. Tell your guide which eateries you’re keen to try, or better yet, ask for a recommendation of their absolute favorite. Taste some delicious items while you’re there.
Traditional seafood gumbo, boudin beignets, and other regional specialties may be on the menu. Typical local drinks, such as the New Orleans take on the Pimms Cup, can be purchased. Although Pimms was created in England, the Pimms Cup as we know it today was created in the Big Easy. All of the tastings you enjoy during your tour are included in the price of the tour, and many people find that they eat more than they would have on their own. You can burn off those extra calories with the moderate amount of walking required to get from one great restaurant to the next.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From $70 (per person)
Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour
Enjoy a walking food tour of downtown Chicago. Travel to Chicago and see the sights, including Millennium Park and the Palmer House Hotel. Enjoy deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, chocolate, and pastries, all Chicago classics. The tour goes for a leisurely 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and includes food tastings at each stop. The tour will be enhanced with three samples of a local craft beer.
Head to Lou Malnati’s (for day tours) or Gino’s East (for evening tours) to meet your guide and fellow travelers. Walk this 1.5-mile (2.4-km) loop through the heart of Chicago to sample some of the city’s signature dishes and see some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. During the colder months, you can stay warm by following your guide through the Chicago Pedway system, which consists of a web of underground walkways, elevated walkways, and bridges.
Stroll the beautiful promenades of the Loop when the weather is nice. Visit Millennium Park, a modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provide a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. In the neighborhood, you can go for a stroll along the Chicago River, which is part of a network of waterways that connects to the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. Try some deep-dish pizza, deep-fried Oreos, and Chicago-style hot dogs as you stroll around the city. Local craft beer tastings are available for an additional fee.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From $65 (per person)
Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour
On this walking tour, you will learn about and sample some of Charleston’s best restaurants and eateries. While touring this historic city with a local expert, you can indulge in Lowcountry specialties like stone-ground grits, pralines, collard greens, and a South Carolina barbecue. Small group tours are available, with a maximum of 12 participants.
- Guided walking tour of Charleston’s food scene
- Learn about the history of food in Charleston from the local guide
- Sample local delights such as benne wafers, barbecue, grits, and other South Carolina staples
- See a different side of Charleston as you traverse the streets.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: From $85 (per person)
Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is one of Seattle’s most iconic locations, and this two-hour, the chef-guided food tour will allow you to taste and learn about the market’s food and culture. Check out the restaurants, shops, and hangouts frequented by the local chefs.
Sample delicious foods at nearly a dozen unique locations, including the “World’s Best” Mac and Cheese at Beecher’s, coffee at Local Color, pickles from Britt’s, Greek yogurt from Ellenos, and more. On this insider’s tour, you’ll get to experience the market as if you were a regular, sampling the goods and taking in the sights and sounds of this historic landmark.
- Enjoy a chef-guided food tour of the famous Pike Place Market
- Make 10 different stops at a wide variety of food spots
- Fun for the entire family
- Small group ensures personal attention
Duration: 2 hours
Price: From $62 (per person)
New York City Lower East Side Culture and Food Tastings Tour
The Lower East Side of Manhattan is home to a wide variety of delicious cuisines, including stroopwafel, mozzarella, and knishes. Learn how the neighborhood’s immigration history has shaped its thriving food scene on this small-group walking tour. Stop at local markets, bakeries, and restaurants to try out some international fare.
There are now numerous bars, clubs, and hip eateries in the Lower East Side. However, there are still some very delectable relics of its intriguing past to be found if you know where to look. The area’s traditional cuisine reflects the fact that it was once home to many of the city’s new immigrants. Don’t forget to bring an appetite to this informative and entertaining small-group tour of the Lower East Side, where you’ll get to sample some of the best snacks while also learning a great deal about the area’s history. To begin, try some stroopwafel, which translates to “syrup waffle” in Dutch.
Then, at one of the many remaining bakeries, order a knish, a traditional food of the Jewish immigrants who settled here. Gorge on mozzarella in Little Italy, a neighborhood that was once thriving with thousands of immigrants from southern Italy but is now merely a section of Mulberry Street. Talk to the locals and find out more about the background of the area. Many different groups of immigrants have made the Lower East Side their home over the years, and each has left its own unique mark on the neighborhood.
Discover the history of the former African burial ground, where free and enslaved Africans were buried for the better part of the 18th century. Arrive in Chinatown, where steamed pork buns and succulent soup dumplings vie for your attention. The walking tour ends in the Lower East Side, where its participants can go on to discover more on their own. Since you will be spending at least three hours in the fresh air, you should dress accordingly. It’s suggested that you reserve your tour spot at least 48 hours in advance.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From $86 (per group)
Authentic Little Havana Food and Culture Walking Tour
Take a cultural and culinary tour of Little Havana in Miami to immerse yourself in Cuban traditions. Following along behind a knowledgeable guide, you can see Cuban Memorial Park and the Bay of Pigs Museum while learning all there is to know about Cuban history in Miami. Your tour guide will take you to some of the best family-run restaurants in Cuba, where you can try traditional dishes like Cuban stewed meat and Guava pastries.
The World Famous 8th Street is the epicenter of all the happenings of the Cuban-American community. You will see street art, experience local and family-owned restaurants, meet and greet with our neighbors, etc.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: From $89 (per person)
Flavors of Philly Food Tour
Avoid the tourist traps and eat like a local in Philadelphia on this 2.5-hour food tour. Head downtown with your guide and stop in at five different restaurants to try Philly’s signature dishes like cheesesteaks, tomato pie, and soft pretzels. Reading Terminal Market is home to not one, but two, delicious dessert options.
Learn about the history and culture of Philadelphia while sampling some of the city’s most famous dishes. All of “youz” are sure to have a great time on this relaxed and entertaining Philadelphia-themed food tour, where you’ll eat like a local. There are five stops on this entertaining and tasty food tour through the heart of Philadelphia.
Prepare your stomachs: you’re about to embark on a culinary journey that features such Philadelphia staples as cheesesteaks and cheese whiz fries, tomato pie, soft pretzels, and two sweet treats from the illustrious Reading Terminal Market. Learn the interesting backstories of how some of Philadelphia’s most recognizable dishes got their start, fill your stomach, and leave with recommendations for where to eat like a local in Philadelphia.
As part of this one-of-a-kind tasting adventure, you’ll eat where the locals do—at low-key, no-frills, independently-owned gems that share the city’s distinctively low-key vibe. You’ll get a grand tour of Philadelphia, including stops at the historic Reading Terminal Market, a soft pretzel bakery, an actual mom-and-pop pizzeria, and a lot more besides. City Hall, the second-largest government building in the United States, and the rest of Philadelphia’s beautiful architecture are all on the menu for this entertaining and informative tour.
We’ll show you around the places that locals frequent and immerse you in the cuisine that has made Philadelphia famous around the world. Not intended for use by anyone younger than five. For customized kid-friendly tours, please get in touch. We reserve the right to alter the schedule and content at any time. As a result of insufficient interest, tours are occasionally postponed or canceled.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: From $66 (per person)
Gastronomic Georgetown Food Tour
Georgetown, the city that predates Washington, DC, will feed your hunger for history and culture. Take a walking tour of Georgetown and learn about the neighborhood’s fascinating 250-year history, from its days as a working-class port city to its present-day status as a trendy college neighborhood, all while enjoying a variety of the best dishes the area has to offer. All of the tastings (whether it be tacos, Korean tapas, or French food with wine) are included in the price.
You’ll get to know the pre-Washington, DC neighborhood of Georgetown on this delicious walking tour. This 3.5-hour food tour will take you through 250 years of history through the tastes of the Northwest DC neighborhood. On this tour, you’ll eat at some of DC’s most storied restaurants while learning about the city’s modern culinary scene. From dive bars that opened before Prohibition to now-chic hangouts, the transition is seamless. On this tour, you’ll get to sample some of the finest cuisines in the area.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: From $87 (per person)
Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour
Los Angeles has a thriving food culture, and Downtown LA is where you can experience some of the best examples of it. Indulge your taste buds on this walking tour of some of the best downtown restaurants. Your Pershing Square walking tour will begin with live narration covering the history of Los Angeles and Hollywood, as well as the city’s culinary scene.
- Taste your way around Downtown Los Angeles on this foodie walking tour
- Sample food at six different eateries, bakeries, and ethnic food destinations
- Get a personal experience with an intimate tour, capped at only 12 guests
- Don’t worry about extra spending, with food tastings and water included
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From $77 (per person)
3-Hour Atlanta Beltline Food, Street Art, and History Tour
Stroll through Inman Park, one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, and you’ll quickly see why it’s the best place to eat out of all the options in the city. Try regional specialties at independently owned eateries and get your bearings with the help of a knowledgeable guide.
Get your walking shoes and appetites ready for a fantastic Inman Park food tour! In this well-liked area, you can take a stroll along tree-lined streets and visit some of the best eateries in town. As you make your way through the streets, your Food Tours Atlanta guide will fill you in on the history, culture, and aesthetics of this fascinating city. Stop by some of the neighborhood joints serving up tasty dishes like dumplings, southern cooking, and specialty cocktails.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From $99 (per person)
There is no shortage of good foodie tours and even less during Thanksgiving. You only need to choose between a range of cuisines and go for a tasty walk! These 10 best Thanksgiving foodie tours are just some of the dozens available in the US. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
Last Updated on January 9, 2023 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com