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Atlanta's Southern Food Tour

Atlanta, United States
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the delicious Southern cuisine of Atlanta on this small-group food tour. Led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable foodie guide, sample 15 food tastings at seven of the most popular restaurants in historic downtown Atlanta. Visit Paschal's, the unofficial headquarters of the Civil Rights Movement; the Smoke Ring, a rustic restaurant featuring barbecue, Southern sides and cocktails; Arden’s Garden, offering fruit juices and smoothies and many more.
  • Take a food tasting tour of downtown Atlanta
  • Sample a wide variety of Southern foods
  • Learn about Atlanta’s culture and history
  • Small-group ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • 15 food tastings, including an alcoholic beverage at 7 locally-owned restaurants
  • A friendly and insightful food expert who will guide you through the history of Southern food
  • Walking and historical tour through Historic Downtown Atlanta
  • Small group tours of no more than 8 people
  • Discount and coupon book for food tour guests only
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 180 Northside Dr SW
    180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

    Our guide will meet you in front of Paschal's Restaurant at 180 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA.

Start time

End point

  • The Municipal Market
    209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

    THE TOUR ENDS 2 MILES AWAY FROM THE START POINT. Please ensure that you plan enough time to get to the start point, if need be. Your guide will help you get an Uber, use the Streetcar, or walk back, depending on what you wish.

What To Expect

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The tour is over 2 easy miles through Downtown Atlanta with plenty of rest stops. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, rain or shine, please dress appropriately and carry an umbrella.
  • If you have food restrictions, allergies or aversions, please note them in the Special Requirements section.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:I am a vegetarian / I have allergies / I am gluten or lacto free.

A:Our tour includes chicken, beef, pork and fruits and nuts on the Downtown tour so if you have any dietary requirements just let us know in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

Don't eat before you go - you will regret it!!!
Definitely sign up to take your tour with Atlanta Food Walks itll be peachy.
All the places we stopped were great, very worth the price


359 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Guide was excellent food was great
Stephen_W, Mar 2020
Loved the history we were told and overall pace of tour was great. Guide always aware of groups safety
Fun in Atlanta
Barbara W, Nov 2019
Emily was fun and very informative! Enjoyed it and would highly recommend it! The food was amazing and plentiful. Don't eat before you go - you will regret it!!! Anyone is Atlanta should take this tour!!
Highest recommendation!!
Jan_B, Nov 2019
No better way to tour a city! Food was great, walk was lovely and well paced and our tour guide, Emily, was fabulous! She was knowledgeable, entertaining and personable.
Weekend Visit to the ATL
Andria_H, Nov 2019
Excellent experience. Our guide Jamie was awesome. She had great energy and was knowledgeable and informative. The restaurants and stops along the way were tasty and pleasant to visit. It was a pleasant experience and I would recommend others to consider.
Food tour
Sherri_C, Nov 2019
Jamie was an awesome tour guide and share so much knowledge of Atlanta. She was very friendly and accomodating.
True Soul and Southern food!
Kim_Z, Oct 2019
We have taken food tours before with Viator in Rome and had a great time! However this tour even topped that! Jamie our tour guide was wonderful! She truly catered to us and helped make it a spectacular food tour. She knew her food and history of the area. We chose this tour because we wanted to taste the food of the local restaurants! All the food was delicious! We would go again in a heart beat! If you only have time for one food tour we would highly recommend this one and ask for Jamie!
Everyone who visits Atlanta should take this tour.
stevelindahirsch, Oct 2019
This tour would have been worth every dime if all I had experienced was the fabulous food but it gave so much more. As we walked the streets of Atlanta I learned about the history of the city and that of the people who walked its streets. I learned more about the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King's journey than I would have thought possible in three hour's time. It was one of the most moving experiences I've every had.
jameelaragnauth, Sep 2019
Ask for Jennifer! She is amazing, wonderful person and tireless. THE FOOD... what can you say when you go chasing food... FUN. Except for the pork belly, but people, go do and have the time of food , fun, and be educated!
Rebecca_M, Sep 2019
Amazing food, interesting history and Emily was very interactive and informative. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Atlanta.
Southern Food Tour Exceeded Our Expectation
Edmund_T, Aug 2019
The guide (Joy) was very knowledgeable about the history of Atlanta and the food we tasted. The food was exceptional. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the food walk.
Friendly and informative tour
Brian_D, Mar 2019
Met up with our Guide at Paschal’s, the tasting menu here was very good, our guide, Emily, was very cheery and pleasant and knowledgable about her subject. The one drawback on this tour was the heavy rain which restricted the walking somewhat, but our fellow tourists were good company and made light of the weather! At each stop we received a small but tasty snack and the cuisine covered all aspects of the South. Our final stop was the market, the meat pies here were delicious! Came away from this tour having tasted a wide variety of southern food and learned a lot about Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. As well as our guide I would like to thank the other guests who assisted with my wife who has mobility issues!
Response from Host, Jul 2019
I'm so glad you had a good time on my tour despite the rain. Unfortunately we have no control over Mother Nature but we do try to make it as comfortable as possible for everyone. It's good to hear everyone pitched in to help your wife. It sounds like you enjoyed learning about Atlanta's history and tasting decadent morsels. Thank you for coming on my tour and writing your review.
Atlanta's Southern Food Tour
Jim_H, Mar 2019
What a wonderful tour--the food was delicious, Emily, our tour guide was perfect--informative and smart and funny was perfect. Good walking as we ate and ate. All the places we stopped were great--very worth the price
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Emily loves sharing Atlanta's stories, history and fine cuisine which makes what she does not a job but a fun way to meet great people. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and learning more about this fine city. Thank you for coming on my tour and writing your review.
Wonderful Tour
Steven_A, Jan 2019
Our food tour was absolutely wonderful. Jennifer and Jamie were excellent guides. They worked together well and were extremely gracious. When asked what was my favorite part of the trip, honestly it was all so good - the history, food, people, guided! Great experience! Thank you ladies!
Great Experence
danamlevin, Aug 2018
The best part of the food tour was the historical context Joy provided. I learned so much about the civil rights movement. I
For the price you pay, you get so...
Krystal S, Aug 2018
For the price you pay, you get so much for your money. You start at about 1100 and by my recollection the tour ended at about 1500. We had Jennifer who was an amazing host. Her local knowledge was unrivalled, and I enjoyed hearing the many stories about Atlanta and its rich history in food and the civil rights movement. I was not disappointed with any of the food stops and I guarantee you wont be either! Definitely sign up to take your tour with Atlanta Food Walks itll be peachy.
Best way to tour Atlanta
Lee Ann C, Jul 2018
There is nothing better than touring a city on a food tour. Joy was just that, a joy. We saw neighborhoods we would never have seen with the history and food that goes along with it. Do this!!
This was an excellent experience...
Daniel_M, Mar 2018
This was an excellent experience that included historical information about the city and delightful food. I would recommend this store to others, and I will look into future tours from this vendor.
Loved our Southern Food Tour. Our...
JOCELYN D, Feb 2018
Loved our Southern Food Tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the food selections were fabulous. I really feel we had a taste of Atlanta and Southern food!
A good way to stretch your legs, and...
Daryl N, Feb 2018
A good way to stretch your legs, and get fed and informed about Atlanta at the same time.
cool tour good some good food and...
sheila s, Dec 2017
cool tour good some good food and walked around the city


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