I took your tour on April 28 and want to tell you how great the day was. Your knowledge of local history is impressive and shows the commitment you have made to learn and share it. The restaurant stops added another layer of enjoyment to the experience, and I plan to return to three of the places soon. I know you didn't order up the weather, but it was perfect too!
Bravo for your great idea, and I hope your success continues, because I will be telling my friends about you.
— Kerry Anderson, Sacramento, CA
I went with 5 of my friends, and each of us thought everything about the tour was great! Our wonderful guide Lisa, the restaurants she choose for us with their delicious and varied food samples, the buildings and history we heard about, the churches we entered, the block of mansions...all of it...we felt we were traveling and seeing our hometown through fresh eyes! Would highly recommend to anyone. oh, and a special thumbs up to Shannon at Cafe Bernardo for her interesting and entertaining "talk" ! What a wonderful restaurant in so many ways!
— Chris, Sacramento, CA, United States
I didn't quite know what to expect of this food walking tour, but I had an excellent time. We learned some great history about Sacramento, had DELICIOUS (fresh, sustainable & local) food from some of the best restaurants in town, and had a wonderful tour guide. Would recommend this to both locals and tourists.
— Sarah M, Sacramento, CA
We took Lisa's food tour as part of a group offsite (later found out we were the fifth tour since the tour started) . We wanted to do something fun, but not exactly your typical team building event. Something low key, relaxed that had great food. We had a group of 9 and Lisa decided to close the tour date that we signed up for and we ended up with a private food tour! The tour was very educational and we learned so much about Sacramento. We visited many local restaurants and the chefs would stop by to greet and welcome us. I think the website said the tour was between 2-3 hours for a 2.5 mile tour, but our tour ended up being 3+ hours. Lisa did not rush us from location to location (6 spots total), but moved us along when she sensed things were hitting a low point or when we were itching for more food. She definitely sets a casual and relaxing atmosphere for us as we strolled through the various historical parts of downtown Sacramento. Overall, a wonderful experience with delicious foods!
— Alfred Wong, Davis, CA
We had a wonderful time with Eric yesterday. Our 3 hr tour took about 5 hrs because we were having such a good time & did not want to leave the NEVADA CITY WINERY. Eric was full of interesting facts and fun to be with. The food was wonderful -- especially LEFTY\'S and ELEVENSIES CREPES AND OF COURSE, NEVADA CITY CHOCOLATE SHOPPE. Hope to do Lisa\'s tours in Sac. soon!!!
— P.J. Johnson, Auburn
This is an absolutely unique experience for Sacramento! All in our group loved sampling the different foods from a variety of restaurants, as well as the great tour of the town that Lisa gave. Don't miss it!
— Mickey, Rocklin, CA
A nice walking tour of downtown Sacramento that included a nice bit of history mingled with wonderful food at the great food stops that Lisa has chosen for this tour. All of the food establishments were great and it was a real treat to get to meet with some of the owners. Totally delightful day and company. Looking forward to the other tours that Lisa is organizing for the future. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to walk, eat, or learn a little history.
— Ntertaynme, California
Lisa escorted my party on the Origins of Sacramento Tour to five wonderful local restaurants, meeting key members of each place -- chef, manager, owner. We really enjoyed her knowledge and humor as she also shared her knowledge to really long-term residents of Sacramento. The food sampling is terrific and we are already planning a local event around this tour.
— SAK, Fair Oaks, CA
I have been on several food tours in So. Ca. so was eager to try this one while on vacation. This was by far the best! Eric was a great guide, very relaxed but full of information. The restaurants provided plenty of food of excellent quality and the owners all were thrilled to describe their culinary talents with us. This was a bargain for 4 hours of fun! You must do this whenever you are near Nevada City!
— GS December 2011, Southern CA
What a wonderful way to get a taste of Sacramento. Whether you are new to Sacramento, just visiting or an old timer you will have a great time. It's a world class tour, right here in Sacramento! The tour includes fun information and history about some beautiful old houses in downtown Sacramento, punctuated with 6 stops for terrific food and wine. I especially enjoyed watching Tony teach how to make homemade pasta at Sampino's and tasting his gelato. You walk a total of about 2 miles but it's over a 3 hour period so not too strenuous. It's not a tour for children, but any age adults would enjoy it. The max allowed is 16 but there were only 10 on our tour. The best part was how Lisa encourages every one to mingle and feel part of the group.
— Frequent Traveler - Tour May 21, 2011, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento is a wonderful city for a walking tour because of the wide, flat, tree-lined streets and interesting historic architecture. Add to that six stops for some of the most delicious food served in the area and you have a wonderful way to spend the day in Sacramento. Come hungry because the chefs and owners are justifiably proud of the food they serve and share generous portions along with their enthusiasm. Local Roots Food Tours has created a wonderful way for you to experience some of the best the area has to offer.
— Carolyn R., Fairfield, CA
Nevada City was soo much fun! Perfect weather--delicious variety of food and drink (!)--entertaining, informative stories of history and other interesting things--cozy, small group--and a great host--what more could anyone want?! We also got to meet some of the restaurant/business owners or managers which made it a little more special. My husband and I are excited to do the Sacramento tour next.
— GS December 2011, Elk Grove, CA
I booked this tour last minute after a flight cancellation, hoping to see some interesting places. Despite the looming bad weather, things cleared up and the tour started. I attended solo but has great conversations with other tour go'ers and the guide, Lisa - who also owns the company! We visited 5 restuarants, all with amazing food choices, and got a bit of history about downtown Sacramento. I ended up going back to some places later on my own. It was a great tour and experience overall, I highly recommend any of the tours by this company! I am looking forward to attending another myself.
— Lindsay Wright , Philadelphia, PA
Though I have lived in the Sacramento area off and on for over forty years I learned many thing about the town I did not know. I had been to only one of the food stops before but I will be going back. I would bring water if I was going in the midst of a valley summer. Glad to support the local food movement.
— Gold Star Member - Food Tour Participant 3/31/11, Rancho Cordova, CA
Our Women\'s Travel group M.O.B. short for Marvelous Old Broads had the privilege of enjoying the Local Roots Food and Wine Tour in Murphy\'s California. Our trained culinary concierge and tour guide (Laura) was fabulous. This incredible young woman shared humorous as well as factual stories of Murphy\'s past citizens as we walk to each of the eight one of a kind eateries and artisan shops. Our visits were unique, and the store keepers welcomed us with open arms. I would recommend this tour and visit to Murphy\'s CA. to anyone who would like to experience a bit of the 1800\'s history, Calaveras wines, Chocolates, Spices, Olive Oils, Bakery, Eateries, and don\'t forget the stories. You won\'t be disappointed. There is something to do for every age. We all had a great time. Thank you Laura!!!
— Mary carsno, Murphy\'s Original Food and Wine Tour
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