The day that we could go, Local Roots was offering the City of Trees Tour. My husband and I went with my daughter who recently moved to Sacramento. As it happened, we were the only ones on the tour that day. Our guide, Bethany, was just wonderful; she was knowledgeable and very engaging. We are not big eaters and I was concerned that six stops might be just too much food. However, it was not a problem. We probably did not finish any sampling but ate enough at each that I did not feel terribly wasteful, and everything was truly delicious.
* Visited October 2011
— Anne, New York
Local Roots Food Tours had done it again...this time, an amazing tour through Nevada City. This was my 3rd tour and each tour has been incredible... filled with wonderful food, lot's of history, and a great time!
Nevada City has been waiting for this... it's a beautiful, historical area with ton's of unique restaurants. I've been to Nevada City many, many times, but going on this tour, I learned so much about the area, and I sampled food from places I'd seen but never ventured into! Our tour guide, Eric, was a lot of fun, and shared many stories of the history of NC. He was very easy going but passionate about the area. In each restaurant we were greeted with wonderful food, very large samples, and met some more incredibly passionate people... passionate about the food they serve and the area and it's history
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Nevada City, as well as those who live in or nearby the city!! It's so much fun and so rich in history. I think this tour is a wonderful addition to the Local Roots Food Tours!!
— Karen, Lake of the Pines
Thank you so much for a very enjoyable food tour last Saturday. Candace, Barbara and I had the very best time, ever,in Murphys. We agreed the food and beverages,the quality,variety, and venues, could not have been more perfect - and I'm the vegetarian in the group! Even the Harleys filling up the town added something to the experience. We returned to Val du Vino Winery, joined the wine club, and went home with nine bottles of wine. We plan to journey back down to pick our wine up every few months, which will give us the opportunity to explore the area better and have a meal at one of the great restaurants in town. We had such a great day. Thank you again for making this outing so memorable.
— Kathleen F, Grass Valley, ,CA
Highly recommend this! Our tour guide, Joelle, was knowledgeable, funny, gracious, and a joy to spend the day with. This was a great introduction to the city for us out-of-towners, but would be fabulous for residents as well. The chefs were informative and easy to talk with. It was obvious they love what they do. I look forward to sharing this experience with visitors once we relocate to your lovely city! Oh...and the weather was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better day. Cheers!
— Tamara M, Medford, OR
Had a wonderful time with my Mom (75 y.o.) and my son (11 y.o) on this tour. We were told it was 2 miles of walking, but it did not seem like it at all (probably because there were 6 stops for eating amazing food at the various restaurants and many other stops for seeing/hearing about the wonderful history of Sacramento). Bethany was our guide and she was great. Our tour had 8 people total which was nice. Parking can be expensive, but there are 10 hour parking meters on the streets that we learned about on the tour (one couple had gotten one of those spots). Look up: "Long-Term Meter Location Map Sacramento" on the internet to find them, and bring quarters. Wished we could have seen pasta being made at Sampinos, but otherwise, the tour was a GREAT, must-do tour. My mom, son and myself loved it. Favorites on this tour were the banana-mango smoothie at Shine, Salmon with honey, tomato caramelized glaze on top of pesto rice at Morgans, everything at Sugar and Spice, the shrimp at 524 Mexican Restaurant, and the chicken itself and the spinach pasta at Sampinos.
— Jeanette Lerman, Sacramento, CA - August 2011
Today we took the food and history Sacramento tour. Ashley was a great tour guide and the food was excellent. I learned so much today about Sacramento even though I have been in the area for over five years! I would recommend this to anyone.
— Tamara Rodriguez, Sacramento, CA
My friend and I enjoyed the charming and informative guide Nate as he led us around mid-town Sacramento on a 3.5 hour guided food and history tour,which features such delicacies as french toast from Cafe Bernardo to pulled pork carnitas and margaritas from Centro to ice cream at La Bombe, portobella mushroom bites stuffed with asiago cheese at Formolis and iced coffee from the Coffee Works.. At each of the restaurants we visited, we talked with the chef or manager about the local sourcing of the food, about their food philosophy, and their food passions. As foodies ourselves, it was like meeting new "old friends". The downside was a city temperature of over 90 degrees but the walk was still fun and we didn't feel pressure to "hurry up"; Nate was a delightful guide and clearly enjoys his job. Since the two of us (small group!) are local Sacramentans in our golden years, we felt we knew a lot of history of the area, but Nate was able to tell us stories which we didn't know about and which enriched our tour immensely. I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes food, likes to walk, likes to learn about history, and who likes to have fun!
— Linda B., Sacramento, CA
Can't be beat, strolling around beautiful historical mid town Sacramento, eating some of the most delicious food I have ever tasted... Sign up for the "Origins of Sacramento" Food Tour and you'll have a blast. This is a walking tour, so wear your comfy shoes. But it is a easy walk, I think around two miles (all flat)! I have seriously never tasted such deliciousness in all my foodie days! I'd recommend this for couples, friends or go solo like I did and meet some fun people!
— Katie - Sept. 2011, Auburn, CA
In looking for an alternative for a traditional bridal shower, I came upon the website for Local Roots and the Food Tours they provided, and decided this would be a perfect way to connect and celebrate the bride-to-be. Lisa was more than accommodating for our smallish private group, making the day relaxing and enjoyable, even providing fun questions geared toward the bride/wedding with available door prizes! Our tour guides, Lisa and Nate, and the tour itself not only met, but exceeded our expectations, leaving us all craving more and wanting to try out the other food tour available in Sacramento! Thank you again, Lisa, for such a wonderful time.
— Christine N., Elk Grove, CA
My husband had a g-r-e-a-t idea for my birthday when he arranged for him, our foodie daughter and I to take part in this very fun and informative food tour. WOW! Bethany, our guide, is smart, adorable, funny and has great people skills as well, so we were sorry to wave her goodbye when the walk was over--she left us leaning over our delicious apple tarts with creme anglaise in a stupor! We all had different 'favorites', but we all agreed that your little company is just what our city needs! I love, love LOVE eating out, and was so surprised to find that I was only familiar with 1 of the places we visited on the tour! And we will be back to all of them, at one time or another. Can't wait to hear news of your expansion!
— Marsha Carvalho
Fabulous Tour. Food was excellent, guide was informative and very friendly. I loved the casual tone-- and yet at the same time we met restaurant owners and chefs. The walk itself was easy.I plan to go again and have talked about it to my friends.
— P. Jones, Sacramento, CA
The tour was even better than I had expected! Lisa clearly has done her research and offered interesting cultural and historical information about the area. I have several food restrictions (lactose intolerant, allergies, no red meat), and almost all of the venues were able to accommodate my needs. I look forward to returning for other tours as Lisa expands to different parts of Sacramento. I highly recommend this tour - it's about time something like this arrived in Sacramento! Kudos and hurrah to Lisa for creating this wonderful opportunity.
— Jodi, GoldStar Member, Sacramento, CA
We had been in Sacramento a few days before our scheduled tour so I was a little worried that we might have already explored the city too much and this wouldn’t be new-- boy was I wrong. The tour was a mix of so many types of restaurants & foods and I loved everything. The authentic Mexican restaurant was absolutely delicious. The chefs all came out to talk to us and answer questions like we were VIPs. I learned more from this tour than I ever expected and really felt an appreciation for the city when this was over. Next time we are in the area, we are going on their Nevada City tour because I was completely impressed by Local Roots and our tour guide Bethany. She also gave us fabulous ideas for the remainder of our visit and all were spot-on. This was a highlight of our trip for sure!
— Shuree, St. Louis, MO February 2012
We took the Murphy's tour on Saturday with Shelby. It was great fun. A good balance between food, wine and shopping. Shelby told us about the history of Murphy's but we also got to know who's who in the wine and restaurant business today. Good behind the scenes info. Loved the olive oil & balsamic vinegar store. The owners of the shops were happy to see us and treated us well. Highly recommended.
— Kathy H, Grass Valley, ,CA
Among stops for ample portions of food and drink, our knowlegeable guide walked with us through the beautiful town of Nevada City. We had a fabulous day. Our last stop was an ice cream shop. No kidding, I was so full that I declined an ice cream cone. I definitely will organize other Local Roots Food Tours with my friends and/or visitors to this area.
— ESPOTT, Sacramento, CA February 2012
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