Today on our food tour, we got up close and personal with HUGE wild mushrooms that had been foraged that morning by this awesome chef at V Restaurant and Bar, we tasted bourbon sugar that was made by mixing sugar with the charred and caramelized insides of an oak bourbon barrel, tasted foods served off of a salt plate, then tried sour beer from Germany for the first time that is aged in oak barrels and has acidity and flavor like wine. Delicious! The best and tastiest way to spend and afternoon! This town is incredible and I highly recommend you take this tour to discover all it has to offer.
— S. French, Fairfield, CA
My husband and I went on one of your tours when we were in Sacramento for business meetings. We had a really good time. Our hostess/tour guide Bethany was great, she was very informative and interesting.
She obviously knew a lot about the restaurants that she took us to. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
— Samantha Rabenold, Oroville, WA
This is my third tour with Local Roots Food Tours and my 5th food tour in the US. Congratulations for another tremendous tour. I can't believe the amount of food we received during the tour and such a variety. The history and cultural information was outstanding. I loved the National Hotel. It reminded me of Cripple Creek in Colorado and the old hotels there. The old Stone House reminded me of Bath England. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants variety and lots to eat. Great job Local Roots.
— Maria, Auburn, CA
My favorite time to visit the foothills is the season of fall. It's worth the trip to Nevada City just to see the beautiful colors of the trees changing. We usually do a dinner or a play and always have a good time in Nevada City.
This year we wanted to try something different so I did some Google searches and found Local Roots Food Tours. The tour was a blast! A walking tour with tastings at seven local eateries. The tour started at the National Hotel and ended in a cave at the Stonehouse restaurant. Our guide told fantastic gold rush history stories as we walked through town. The Nevada City vibe is amazing and the tour is a fun way to feel the spirit of the gold rush. I highly recommend this tour.
— Chester R., Auburn, CA
My mom and I went on the Sacramento walking tour today with Bethany, and it was simply outstanding! :) We loved all the food, especially the Italian dishes at Sampino's. Bethany was a pleasure to walk with, and we learned so many interesting facts about the city! We would certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting in the area!
— Katie M., Long Island, NY
I loved, loved, loved this. Our guide Bethany was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed all the historical facts about some of the beautiful buildings and homes. I can't say enough about how great this was. The establishments we visited were top notch. I especially enjoyed being able to talk to the owners and people behind the scenes. What a great way to see the city. I can't stop recommending it to everyone around me.
— Mary GM, June 2011, Sacramento, CA
The tour was great and the places we visited were outstanding. Leslie, our tour guide, was great and lots of fun. We felt very welcomed and all of the establishments and will definitely be visiting them all again. Thanks Leslie for a great time!
— Marlene M., Sacramento
The Sacramento "City of Trees Food Tour" is the best I have been on. We walked the back streets and I learned so much about the history of many buildings and Sacramento itself. We tasted at 7 restaurants. The tastings were filling and the quality of the food was great. The menu was diversified. Appetizers, wine, salad, soup, deserts, smoothies, and fresh pasta. I would highly recommend this tour.
— mary minnick, Grass Valley, Ca
The Local Roots Food Tour was phenomenal. Bethany met us outside of Cafe Bernardo. She talked to our small group of five about the Sacramento Food Culture. Inside of Cafe Bernardo, we were pleased to meet Chef Shannan Berg. She was very informative and spent quite a bit of time introducing us to organic foods and cooking information. She even took the time to offer us her phone number if we need to ask questions in the future. At that restaurant four of the food tour guests were served Amaretto French Toast. Because I have a tree nut allergy, she was courteous to serve me Huevos Rancheros. The portion sizes were large for both. The Huevos Rancheros were better than any that I have ever tasted. After this we continued to learn some local history of the area and came to Centro. At Centro we were greeted with Chips and Salsa Verde. A large glass container filled with fruit and liquid caught my eye. This was one of their special fruit infused tequilas which we were lucky to sample along with a Margarita. Here we also received a most delicious Carnitas Taco along with Black beans and rice. Every portion on this dish was generous and delicious. Next we walked and talked along to a delicious ice creamery and enjoyed Gunther's Ice Cream. Loved the Orange Chocolate Chip. We went on to a restaurant called Formoli's and were grateful for the smaller appetizers of Eggplant Portabello Napoleon and Stuffed Mushrooms with Balsamic Glaze. We ended our tour with an education in coffee and a tasting of that from Coffee Works. If you take this tour do not eat breakfast and be prepared to leave full. Bethany was amazing! I highly recommend this experience
— L. Cox, Union City, California
SO MUCH FUN! This was my first food tour and I must say I will definitely be going on more! Owner/Tour Guide Lisa Armstrong really had a great understanding of the "foodie" world and a rich history of Sacramento. I can't wait to go on her other tours as the business is growing.
The food was delicious and business owners were so kind. The walk was not strenuous at all and it was great exercise (and we were burning calories!) I learned so much about Sacramento and look forward to my next tour!!
— Bethany W., Chico, CA
Absolutley five-star review for Sacramento's very Local Roots Food Tours -Origins of Sacramento Food and History Walking Tour! 3.5 hours, five local restaurants, some history, a smidge of culture, coupled with a leisurely 2.5-mile urban walk - an outstanding way to spend a morning and part of an afternoon in Midtown and East Sacramento.
Our tour guide did an outstanding job herding the group of 16. Wonderfully informative and delicious! A little background on historic points of interest in between scarfing down Bernardo's incredible French toast, carnitas at Centro, ice cream at La Bombe, soup and bruschetta at Formoli's, and ending with a jolt of caffeine at Coffee Works. You won't go hungry on this new spin on a local grub crawl. The price, $58 per person, is worth every bite. Getting up-close and personal with local chefs and restaurant staff is the icing on the proverbial cake. Seeing and eating how behind the scenes they are supporting the farm-to-fork/locavore movement makes you feel good about packing on few extra calories. Wait...remember, I did mention the 2.5-mile walk! You're working for every forkful. Skip your daily cardio workout and take the tour. The brainchild of Lisa Armstrong, this is only one of several tours offered by Local Roots Food Tours. The new tour, Gourmet on K looks positively delicious.
— California Travel Insider, Sacramento, CA
I read about this tour on Trip Advisor and tried it. Loved it! All of the food was excellent and listening to the chefs talk was interesting. We learned a little bit about Sacramento history as well. I would definitely recommend it.
— Pat, San Francisco, CA
Nate took us on a wonderful tour. He was most welcoming and shared a lot of interesting tidbits of history. The restaurants we visited were fantastic and we had a good variety of food, including a wonderful Margarita. Sacramento has really become a great restaurant city and we were able to try a variety of cuisines. We didn't eat breakfast before the tour, which was a good thing because we had plenty of food throughout the tour. In fact, we didn't eat dinner that night because we just weren't hungry! Can't say enough good things about this experience and our guide!
— HG, Grass Valley, ,CA
We were greeted by our tour guide Ashley who was friendly, informative and easy to listen to and be around for almost 3 hours. She was knowledgeable and had a good rapport with all the businesses we visited. The pace was leisurely, on time and enjoyable. The food was delicious and all four members of our party were happy with the quality and selections. I am a lifelong resident of the area and learned some interesting tidbits about Sacramento that I did not know and gained information on the restaurants we visited that will make me a loyal long time customer. We had friends visiting from Oregon and they thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I would recommend this tour.
— Lisa J., Sacramento, CA
If you want access to the very best food tours in Northern California, look no further than Local Roots Food Tours... they are simply the best at what they do!
— David Naves, Auburn, CA
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