This Food/Cultural Tour of Sacramento is amazing! Bethany, our guide, was very informative, attentive, and positive. This is the second time I have taken the tour (the first time was led by Lisa, who was equally wonderful!) and I am so impressed with the restaurants/local food scene of Sac. I do find the website a bit confusing and over-stimulating, but that is my only complaint. I encourage all of you to experience this walking/eating tour of Sac. I am excited that a second tour has been added to this company's menu.
— Beverly, Davis, CA
I have lived in Angels Camp for four years and have only visited a few restaurants in Murphys. Going on a food tour was the most amazing way to discover what I had been missing!
The quality of restaurants, the quality of chef's and the quality of food and wine being offered in this charming little town is astonishing and it took the great idea of a food tour to help me realize that. Our first stop was at a restaurant called MINERAL and I have heard ALOT about it but never eaten there before and WOW! I simply can not wait to go back. The vegetarian burger was maybe one of the best things I have ever eaten. So artfully presented and getting to meet the chef was priceless. Another favorite restaurant was Alchemy who did a special dish just for us that was DELICIOUS and he paired it with a beer that was outstanding. I'm not a big beer drinker and this beer had a hint of Chai Spice which was intriguing and the food he paired it with was artful, truly. V Restaurant was another great stop where we met the young new chef and it was so amazing. He served these lamb meatballs and then talked to us about where he gets his lamb and the differences in husbandry and flavor. OUTSTANDING! I am on a limited budget so I dont get to go out much and certainly not to a fine restaurant like V and the food tour was just such a great way to discover and experience these great establishments. We went to so many incredible specialty food shops and we all enjoyed them equally as well as the restaurants. We ended the tour at one of the tasting rooms with probably one of the best reputation in town and the owner/ wife of the winemaker is a talented chef as well and she served us one of the most amazing deserts paired with one of their library wines. The winemaker/husband came by and said hello also. The tour guide was very personable and she seemed to be so passionate about the town and the tour and she really seemed to be having as good a time as us and I appreciated that. She told us local historical stories and it was the perfect amount of history. Some of the stories were amazing and interesting.
I simply can not say enough about how much I enjoyed the tour. Every single stop was such a treat and the whole day you felt like a VIP. Its incredible to have so much quality offered in such a small town and I am so glad I choose to discover it this way.
— Candy M, Angels Camp, 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
“WOW! A culinary delight mixed with a historical overview that would make a Hollywood screenwriter proud.”
Go definitely go; put this tour on your list. Treat yourself, get wined and dined for the afternoon and get a top notch historical overview that left me inspired, and best of all there’s NO TEST! Just sit back and enjoy locally grown fresh food, and I mean fresh like right out of the garden fresh, prepared by chefs good enough to cook in the best restaurants that the capital city of the state of California has to offer.
Guys and gals both trust me this tour WILL impress you!
— J Gardner, Tuscaloosa, AL
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
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
The cultural and food tour was way beyond our expectations. It was a leisurely stroll through two historic neighborhoods along with stops at 6 restaurants/cafes. We were greeted by owners/chefs at all food stops and the tastings were superb. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get a wonderful "taste" of Sacramento.
— Billie C., Fairfield, CA
I read about food tours in other cities and thought if there was a food tour in Sacramento it would be a great way to get know more about the local restaurant scene and culture. When I heard about Local Roots Sacramento Food Tour from a friend, I decided to give it a whirl.
The Local Roots tour is a fun way to spend an afternoon in Sa...cramento. The tastings are great and I learned so much about the history of the area. Meeting the restaurant owners and hearing about their history in the business was fascinating. The stories about family and family recipes made me want to go back and do it again. Thanks Local Roots. Great tour!
— Rich Gray, Grass Valley, CA
Here's the buzz...Local Roots Food Tour launched their third attraction in beautiful, Nevada City! With a busy pace, You'll be visiting 8 completely diverse atmospheres all having a testimonial story and charm. While strolling through the historical N.C., Eric, your tour guide will share some of the many facts and secrets back to the 1800's. Who would believe within 30 minutes you could dine in a tent, a patio and a stone cave, all offering delicious dishes?
The variety of foods introduces us to far-away cultures in the world. All of the tastings were thoughtfully selected being favorites for many visitors and regulars. Enjoy the new season of Autumn in the Foothills with a tour by Local Roots. Seconds Please?
— Ricky G, Rocklin
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
Today was my first experience of going on a walking food tour of the city--excellent and delicious!! Our guide, Nate, was personable and knowledgeable, and had excellent rapport with the chefs at each stop.
I have lived in the Sacramento area for more than 25 years, and was delighted to discover new "finds" of attractions as well as restaurants.
— Millie C, Sacramento, CA
We visited five restaurants. The restaurant selection was broad -- Italian/American, Greek, pastry, Italian, and Japanese. All the proffered food and drink was first rate and served artistically. Servings were substantial; much more than "tastes". I could not eat them all. Two of the head chefs came out and spent time with us talking about themselves and the restaurant. Our guide Bethany was vivacious and personable, very knowledgeable, and helpful. Since we were celebrating our Anniversary, she arranged for a candle on one of our deserts. There was some walking, around two miles, but it was flat, the neighborhoods had wonderful character with many shade trees, and Bethany kept us entertained with Sacramento history and restaurant information as we moved around. We will be taking other Local Roots Food Tours.
— Jay N, Davis, 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! :)
— Lei Putney, Carmichael, CA
We enjoyed this tour so much we considered extending our vacation just so we could do more tours and return to the areas we explored.Bethany was a wonderful guide and kept the pace up with interesting facts and conversation. The restaurants we visited were top notch. We were too full to go back at dinner time that night, but we made a special trip the next morning to eat at Bernardo's before flying back to Texas. Can't wait to visit Sacramento again so we can do more tours. Highly recommend this experience!
— Marsha S, Texas
We enjoyed our tour on May 5 so much! Shelby gave us a detailed history of the town as well as background information from the stores, restaurants and wineries we visited. From touring the historic hotel where Ulysses S. Grant stayed, to tasting lamb meatballs to touring the local working winery, this tour far exceeded our expectations. We had our own docent to give us a wealth of knowledge about the food we were eating, the type of wine we were sampling and who the owners were of the places we visited. We ate so many different types of food from well known chefs. Definitely money well spent. We will be bringing our 6 grown children to visit next time.
— Janet P, Morgan Hill, CA
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