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
My friend and I took the City of Trees walking food and cultural tour. We sampled food from 5 eateries in downtown Sacramento that I had never heard of. The food was great and I will definitely go back. We also learned about the histoy of old Sacramento and saw some amazing old homes. Lisa was very knowledgable and entertaining. Im looking forward to more tours.
— Wencke Roed, Sacramento
Joelle is the perfect guide for the Origins of Sacramento. She is personable, informative and obviously loves her work. Her drama background is evident in her speech and actions and adds to the entertainment value of the tour.
My guest and I enjoyed all the stops.
I will definitely do the downtown tour in the future and tell all my friends about this fun adventure in Sacramento.
— Sanine W., Sacramento, California
I spent Friday afternoon on the Origins of Sacramento Food Tour. As a Sacramento newbie, I loved getting the chance to explore the Sutter District and East Sac while gaining some really interesting historical knowledge on my new city.
The food was fantastic! All of the restaurants and shops that we visited embrace the farm to fork possibilities that living in such an agricultural hub allows. Getting to hear directly from the chefs about their passion for working with local ingredients was a real standout on the tour. We sampled items from six different locations. Bring your appetites because the samples are extremely generous in addition to being incredibly delicious.
Our tour guide, Ashley, was so knowledgeable about the city's history and so passionate about what Local Roots and it's restaurant partners are offering to the community. It was infectious and made for a fantastic tour.
I'd recommend Local Roots Food Tours to visitors and locals alike. Can't wait to try out their other offerings!
— Leslie F. , Sacramento, 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
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
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves food and learning the history of the city you are visiting. I took the "Origins of Sacramento Food and History Walking Tour"- Joelle was our tour guide and did an amazing job. The food was absolutely fabulous and the tour was educational and informative and really gave you a great idea of what the city is like and how it came to be. I always take a tour of some sort when I travel to a new city and this was by far the best tour I have ever taken!
— VMA, Fayetteville, AR
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
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
Local Roots Food Tour has been the only food tour I have ever been on, and it was an incredible experience, I will definitely be doing it again! I went with my girlfriend for her birthday and had the most amazing time. We went to 4 different restaurants and 2 pastry shops and left full and thrilled! Not only is the food amazing but our tour guide (Bethany) really made the day so much better, after we would visit a local eatery we would walk to the next one and on the way we would stop and she would tell us about the local history about Sacramento that was really interesting! And Im not much for history at all, but it also gave us time to get hungry for the next stop and get in some exercise to burn off some calories. My girlfriend and I went on the City of the Trees tour and Bethany told us that they are making a new tour with all new restaurants and I know we will be going on that one too. At the end of the tour they give you great coupons to the restaurants you just visited as well as more! You should definitely take this tour!!!
— Samantha O., Chico, CA - Aug. 2011
My husband and I met Bethany (our tour guide) at the designated meeting place. Our first stop was Morgan’s restaurant located in the Grand Sheraton Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Bethany told us about the history of the building. Right then I knew this tour would be great. I love history, especially early California history.
In Morgan’s my husband and I (we were the only ones on this tour) were served a meal that was delicious and that for me was a dinner. (I cannot eat very much so I thought I would not be able to eat anything else for the rest of the day. That did not happen.) Chef Russell Michel told us about what we were eating and how it was prepared. We then learned that everything is prepared on site and it is fresh and local. I’ll be returning to Morgan’s.
We walked from establishment to establishment and learned about the old homes in this area of Sacramento. It was so enjoyable.
Bethany did a wonderful job as our tour guide. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and professional. We are happy we met her and that she was our guide.
Thank you Local Roots Food Tour and the participating eating and food establishments.
— Lisa, Davis, CA
We took the Murphys Food tour with Shelby. This was absolutely the best tour we have ever had. Shelby gave us a detailed history of the town as we walked, as well as tibits of information as we sampled a variety of items from 3 restaurants, a bakery, a candy store, an olive oil company and 2 wineries. We cannot recommend this tour enough! We will definitely be returning with our grown children
The Best of Murphys, CA in one fulfilling three hour tour!
OK, everyone is hearing about how wonderful the little town of Murphys is, but how in the heck can you get the whole experience? Well, with these people. I went on this tour today and I got a wine tour, a food tour and a history tour all in one. Every place we went to (9 total) was very informative about their foods, wines, and/or wares. Though the menus will change I feel I should say something about each and every place they were all THAT good. but instead I'll lastly mention the gal that operates the tour. Her name is Shelby, and wow, what a guide she is. I know this tour just started up, but she must have done this in another life because she knew so much about the town, it's history, the people living there, the businesses and the wine. Delicious food, great wine and awesome history of the town. Oh a few steps here and there but really easy no hills to climb.
— Tey C, Angels Camp, CA
My friends and I absolutely LOVED the Nevada City Local Roots Food Tour! Our guide Eric was superb! His good-nature and pleasant, easy-going manner made the tour so wonderful! He was easy to talk to, easy to ask questions of, and kind and patient and knowledgeable. Our food tour stops were excellent, with a wide array of great foods and beverages, as well as the historical tour parts which was all around us as we walked the lovely streets of historic Nevada City. Best ever parking available, meters were incredibly cheap! Definitely plan on minimum 4 hour tour with shopping time, which could cost you only 50 cents (bring quarters!) for parking! Amazing overall great experience! :) Thank you for the best day ever!
— L. Putney, Vacaville, CA - January 2012
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
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