Lisa was great and was such fun discovering new places that I didn't even know existed! All the food samples we had were fantastic and I do plan to go back for more! There were 6 of us in our group which was just perfect and we felt we got special attention. Enjoyed the walking and beautiful trees, streets, homes and flowers we saw. I've told other about it and hope they will take advantage of a fun day with Lisa! My friend June was so happy she got to go with me.
— Barbara Wukman, Roseville, CA
Great time with Ashley and all the wonderful tastes of Sacramento K Street! Every stop offered more tasty sensations and promises to return for the full meal deal :) These walking tours are amazing and everyone should take advantage of this excellent chance for checking our the great places we have right here in the Sacramento Valley.
— Terri N., Sacramento
I am wowed by the quality of this tour. Bethany is a fantastic guide - fun and knowledgeable. This is one of the best food tours I have been on. we got to eat wonderful, flavorful food and visited unique places that are full of characters. December 2011
— Francoise L, Sacramento, 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
Just finished the Local Roots Sacrament food tour and loved it. Having the chefs come out and tell us what is unique about their restaurant and take questions was a great perk. The food was wonderful and portions pleasantly more then expected...we were quite full at the end. Ashley, our tour guide was knowledgable, funny and very attentive to our groups needs. We will definitely be returning to some of the places we discovered on this tour.
— Barbara, Vacaville, CA
My husband and I took the Food Tour today, 9/26, and were thoroughly impressed,not to mention stuffed! Tonya and Sandy were great, the food and drinks were delicious and plentiful, and we learned alot about Murphys and the food. All the owners were so gracious and knowledgeable.
— Brenda Graffis, Murphys
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
My husband and I went on our first food tour! It was amazing!! Our tour guide,,Ashley, was so delightful and well informed. Each restaurant's chef came out and talked to us about what was special about their restaurant and explained the food that they were going to serve us. What better way to spend a crisp, winter day in Sacramento with a great tour guide, amazing food, and a chance to get in a little bit of walking at the same time. This will be the first of many food tours that we will be taking from Local Roots Food Tours. Way to go, Ashley! We learned so much from you! Hope we can get you for a guide again!!
— Sherrie D, Jefferson City, MO
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
Using Trip Advisor we found Local Roots as the number 1 in things to do in Sacramento. Thought we would give it a go. Fantastic.
Nate found us at the meeting point and with another group of two we ventured forth. Five stops over maybe three in a half hours all on foot at a pace anyone can manage. Amaretto French toast, Pork tacos with white rice and black beans with a Margarita, your pick of ice cream, bruschetta with roasted peaches lavender honey and buratta cheese, to finish your choice of coffee.
A few words from staff of each stop added to the dishes served.
Had a great time and will be going back for breakfast at Bernardo's cafe, dinner at Centros and a whiskey hamburger at Formolis.
— Greg, Sacramento, CA
This tour and the food was fabulous and so much more than we expected. Bethany, our guide was very knowledgeable about Sacramento and the history/architecture of our tour. I would highly recommend to anyone who loves food and history. The walk was more like a stroll so you have plenty of time to ask questions and just enjoy the neighborhoods you stroll through. Be prepared for more than just a sample of foods, the portions were more than just a nibble-thoroughly enjoyed.
— Billy C, Fairfield, CA
Our walking tour was very enjoyable. Bethany, our tour guide, was an excellent host. Bethany shared interesting historical and architectural information was we walked through neighbors. Sampling at six different establishments was a treat. My favorite stop was Sampino's Towne Foods. I’ll be going back to several of the restaurants for sure!
— Susan - June 2011, Sacramento, CA, United States
Another fantastic Local Roots Food tour! This mid-town Sacramento tour was awesome! Lisa had amazing historical facts to share and the sites were fascinating, from Sutter's Fort history and information about his tragic demise, to haunted old cemetery sites, to beautiful stained-glass churches, and Fab Forties mansion homes! Lisa's great rapport with the chefs at the chosen establishments was noticeable, and they welcomed us warmly and were so willing to share their time and knowledge and talents through their beautiful, delicious foods! CoffeeWorks was amazing, too, and we learned so much about the choices of coffees and roasting of beans, and the scones there, to die for! Enjoyable longer walk than the other tours, but well worth it! Go, Lisa! Looking forward to the newest tour to open up in Murphy!
— Lei, Vacaville, CA February, 2012
I would highly recommend this tour of the history of Sacramento along with our 6 stops for great food. It's a good thing walking was included as what I thought would be tastes of food wound up to be a lot more!
— Brenda, Carmichael, 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
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