A group of 7 women took a Downtown tour last Saturday with Nicole. The tour was fascinating and fun..and delicious. Nicole was excellent and added even more to the event. I highly recommend this tour and Nicole!
— Sandy Uhrhammer
I purchased this walking food tour for my mother on her birthday. She couldn’t stop raving about how much fun and wonderful it was! She loved the food wants to go back and she loved the tour guide who was very knowledgeable. She said that the food had so many wonderful flavors. They even got to see the mayor walking down K Street. Highly recommend for anyone that enjoys delicious food and has a aspiration for K Street History!
— Lauren C., El Dorado Hills, CA
Completely outdid my expectations. My wife and I had done a walking/eating tour in San Francisco and loved it - but this was a HUGE step above. Great tour guide, very fun and knowledgable. Great restaurants with great tastes and delicious food. Great group of people to talk with on the tour as well. All in all, a great time. Would totally recommend it!
— Jim D., Napa, California
We went on the Food Tour yesterday. Both my husband and I fully enjoyed it! The food was great, our tour guide, Lisa, was very friendly and knowledgeable, we learned things about our fabulous city that neither of us knew, got some exercise, and had lots of fun! Thank you!
— Martha Crosby Robins, East Sacramento, CA
We were the only ones on the tour and had a wonderful 3.5 hr tour with our guide Leslie. She has so much personality, is very informative. The restaurants made us feel very special, answered lots of questions and gave us delicious samples of food. Really enjoyed all the architectural sites along the way and we often stopped as Leslie explained what we were seeing. The Fab 40 homes were great to see too. Highly recommend this tour and hope many others have the opportunity to have Leslie as well. Also come hungry as you will have many delightful food items to try. It was a very special day and thankfully perfect weather.
— Linda Johnson, Sacramento
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
As someone who had eaten at most of these local food spots, it was a cool experience to meet owners/chefs at the establishments and get to hear their aspirations and goals for the upcoming year. The highlight for me was getting insight on the artwork along the tour - I hadn't noticed most of the graffiti in the alleys - Joelle did a great job researching the graffiti artists that have filled our streets with rich, colorful art. This tour would be great for someone visiting Sacramento - but also for residents who might not realize/notice what their town has to offer.
— Jonathan R., Sacramento, CA
We just got back from an enjoyable tour with Ashley. What a delightful tour--interesting facts and good food. I liked the combinations of food offered from breakfast to iced coffee. I highly recommend this tour.
— Pauline G
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
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
My girlfriend and I went on the City of Trees Food Tour just before the Thanksgiving holiday and I must say that this was the BEST Food Tour I have been on. Lisa was a great tour guide and her tour was the most organized, mapped out tour I have been on. The food that we experienced was TOP NOTCH and the presentations by the Chefs at a couple of the stops was exactly what you'd expect from a Food Tour. Kudos to Lisa for getting the Chefs to talk to us and explain the food in such detail. This is what made this Food Tour a Culinary Experience where other were just food tours where we ate and had little interaction with the Chefs.
If you are in to the history of the city of Sacramento then you will find out enough about Downtown Sacramento to be dangerous. I'm not a huge history person and thought it might be kind of boring, but Lisa showed us some really COOL history and took us through some quaint neighborhoods.I mean how else would you ever find out that one of the mansions in downtown was moved 3 different times.
All in all, I would say this tour is an A+ and I am VERY picky when it comes to food tours. You could say I am a Food Snob. I wish I would have been in town longer so I could have gone on one of the other Tours offered by Local Roots. I 1000% recommend this tour to anyone at any age. My girlfriend and I are in our mid-30's and loved it. Give this Tour a try and I promise you will not be disappointed. November 2011
— Jay Veniard, Phoenix, AZ
Such a fantastic way to spend the day with visiting friends! Lovely buildings with a rich history and great food from locally owned restaurants (some old, some new). It felt like a stroll with friends...Lisa and her staff were so informative and the restaurant owners were so welcoming. I'm so happy I found this tour and am excited to go again!
— Kathi A., El Doraldo Hills, CA
We went on a Local Roots Food Tour in Nevada City, in "Forty-Niner" territory.Eric was a great guide, giving us so much history about the gold rush days and the people of that era. We stopped at eight different food and drink establishments, and we were stuffed by the end of the tour. We did wine tasting, coffee tasting, had delicious food tastings, and dessert too!!! The walk was very easy, as we didn't walk very far before we reached another restaurant. It was about a mile and a half overall. We would highly recommend this delicious and very historical tour.
— Judy F., Auburn, CA
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
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
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