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
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
My husband and I had the opportunity to take this tour to celebrate his birthday. It was a beautiful day for the tour. We loved all of the historical information we recevied throughout the tour, and enjoyed the wide variety of cuisine including stuffed dates with goat cheese!! Delicious!! From the French to the German to the European... the food was all amazing. Lisa was alot of fun too... and knew her stuff!!
The walking, the talking, the eating...it was all fabulous. We plan on taking another tour soon, and would highly recommend anyone looking for something fun and different to do, try this!!
— Sharon Barton, Reno, NV
My wife and I took another Local Roots Tour. This time we took the one along K Street, which is the historic and now resurgent downtown main street of Sacramento. Ashley was our guide and took us to six restaurants, with samples of the foods and sometimes drinks at each one. The restaurants were a nice hotel restaurant, a wine-tasting bar -- with three wines to taste with cheeses, a wonderful Mexican place, a pastry store, an artistic bar/restaurant and finished with a dessert at an upscale sandwich and coffee place. All were good and the total volume of food was plenty. Ashley also gave us a historic review of K Street, including historic photos and drawings. We went in April, and the weather was great, but since the distances were not great and most of the time was indoors, this walking tour would be fine even if the weather wasn't wonderful.
— Jay N., Davis, CA
This tour was so much fun. I felt like I was on a Travel Channel Food show. Lots of wonderful food and drink. The historical and educational aspect was nice also. Our tour guide Bethany was delightful. I'm planning on doing their other tours as well. Do not eat before you go. This isn't just a taste of Sacramento, it's a full belly of food, more than I needed to eat :)
— Tammy R, Fallbrook, CA
The farm tour was fantastic! We spent the morning at a few farms that clearly loved to share their passion for what they do every day. Every farmer greeted us with warmth and enthusiasm from start to finish.Our favorite farm was Natural Trading in Newcastle. We were just blown away by this operation. We talked about it all the way home and we keep telling our friends about it. This tour is a awakening for the commitment to sustainable farming, and all that it takes to make that happen. I think about that now every time I eat. Thanks Local Roots for this incredible experience!
— Shannan B, Sacramento
Some great friends who recently moved here invited us out for a day of fun! Bethany our tour extraordinaire was beyond words!! Let\'s just say that our 6 of 8 in the group can be ( hopefully delightful) a hand full! Bethany was most informative and fun! While we had eaten at several of the restaraunts we visited, we knew little of the background or history. It was great to hear the passion from each of the Chefs about the food we have so many times enjoyed but obviously knew little of how it was created! This was also an enlightening experience as to where we live. Little did we know about our own surroundings that we took for granted! Big THANKS to Bethany for a wonderful day of food, information, fun, food, a good walk, food, and for opening our eyes to the greatness and sustainability around us, did I say food?!! We will continue to support the local eateries and giggle about the memories of the day! Thank you!! We will see you again soon!!
— J-R S, Sacto
My husband and I went on one of your tours when we were in Sacramento for business meetings. We had a really good time. Our hostess/tour guide Bethany was great, she was very informative and interesting.
She obviously knew a lot about the restaurants that she took us to. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
— Samantha Rabenold, Oroville, WA
This was my second tour with Local Roots Food Tours and it was fabulous! This time, I took my sister and her husband for his birthday. Food... Fun... Family... a perfect way to celebrate!! The tour "Origins of Sacramento" began in mid-town at Cafe Bernarndo's where we were treated to Chef Shannan's amazing Amaretto French Toast... did I say AMAZING?? What a treat! From there each stop was equally as amazing. I loved that the food stops were separated with some walking. Our tour guide Lisa, was fun, energetic and very knowledgeable about Sacramento's history. From Sutter's Fort to the beautiful homes to the incredible churches - the walking tour was filled with historical facts and magnificent views. The selection of food stops was perfect. The foods we sampled (huge sample sizes) were served immediately as we arrived, no waiting. I loved the variety of foods... especially the desserts, cupcakes and gelato!!
I would highly recommend this tour, for out of towners and well as locals. It's a wonderful way to spend a few hours... a real treat!!
— Karen W., Grass Valley, CA - Sept 2011
My friends and I just went on the City of Trees tour offered by Local Roots Food Tours. If you are looking for something different and memorable to do in Sacramento, check this out! Each of the 5 restaurants we visited was separated by a leisurely walk, with stops along the way to hear some fun and interesting stories about the history of Sacramento. Our guide, Nate, was the best! We sat down with the chefs at each restaurant. These busy, hard-working chefs were gracious, engaging and passionate about the food they plan, prepare and present. The food is outstanding with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal, local and organic. We were so impressed by the passion of the talented chefs we met. Very inspiring! The food at each stop was beautifully presented and the flavors were amazing.
This is the 2nd food tour we've experienced with Local Roots Food Tours. The Origins of Sacramento tour is outstanding as well. The tours offer a unique and wonderful way to discover new restaurants, meet local chefs, and explore Sacramento neighborhoods. We plan to return to the restaurants we visited. What a fun way to spend an afternoon. You will not go home hungry! We definitely plan to return and experience the other Local Food Roots tours.
— Rebecca M, Orangevale, CA
I have been on several food tours in So. Ca. so was eager to try this one while on vacation. This was by far the best! Eric was a great guide, very relaxed but full of information. The restaurants provided plenty of food of excellent quality and the owners all were thrilled to describe their culinary talents with us. This was a bargain for 4 hours of fun! You must do this whenever you are near Nevada City!
— GS December 2011, Southern CA
A lot of fun, and I learned a lot about my city too. Lisa was a great tour guide and had the process nailed with the various restaurants and owners; she kept things moving so that we had time to enjoy but never got bored. The food was excellent, as was the attention from restaurant owners and chefs. I'm excited to hear that Lisa is expanding to Midtown!
— Jason W., Sacramento, CA
The tour was great and the places we visited were outstanding. Leslie, our tour guide, was great and lots of fun. We felt very welcomed and all of the establishments and will definitely be visiting them all again. Thanks Leslie for a great time!
— Marlene M., 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 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
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