This was our second food tour with Local Roots.You always wonder/worry, are my expectations too high, will the second be as good as the first. Well, not to worry - Joelle, you were wonderful, thank you for an inspiring few hours absorbing the history and food of this interesting city. While my sister and I are not "foodies", these tours are a delight and we intend on including them in our travels. We still want to do the gold-mining town tour with you, and definitely plan to visit Bangkok at 12 on our next visit for that incredible avocado curry. Thanks for adding so much to our Sacramento trip, we can't recommend you enough.
— Palomino, Huntington Beach, 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
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
I spent a few hours in my own hometown of Nevada City having a great foodie experience, learning about our local history, and even getting a bit of exercise. I was able to try some restaurants I hadn't yet visited and even walked away with a little more knowledge about Nevada City. The tour went a little over the 3 hours but it felt like it had just started when it was time to go. Eric is very knowledgeable about the area and has worked with local business owners who educated and shared with us their passion for food/coffee/wine. Be sure to bring a camera and comfortable walking shoes as Eric leads you through town, pointing out historical architecture and sharing the history of the area. I highly recommend the Nevada City tour and I plan on signing up for the Sacramento tours. I can't think of a better way to discover new places!
— Broad Street Inn, Nevada City, CA
The Gourmet on K Culinary tour was a wonderful experiece; such fun, and so delicious! My friends and I really enjoyed our K Street tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the past and the updates to K Street and had a great raport with the owners/chefs of the various places we visited. She has a great personality and answered our questions. She didn't hurry us through things as we asked questions of the chefs/owners and we enjoyed her company. We are looking forward to more of your tours!
— Judy M., Sacramento, California
My daughter (17) and I took this food tour with Lisa as our guide and had a wonderful time! The tour exceeded our expectations by far. The walk was fun, the history interesting, and the food amazing! I've lived in Auburn for 9 years and this was the first time I felt like I really got a "taste" of the area. Lisa was a perfect tour guide... knowledgeable and alot of fun. I would highly recommend this tour, for locals and tourists!
— Karen Wilson, Auburn, Ca
This event was terrific! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. Meeting the owners/chefs of the establishments was wonderful and their food selections were delicious! One does not end this walking adventure hungry. I plan to partake in future event offerings as it's a great and fun way to see and learn about Sacramento. Our guide was wonderful; fully prepared and had a great personality. The tour was just the right length for walking with great munching stops.
— GM Member, July 2011, Carmichael, CA
We took Lisa's food tour as part of a group offsite (later found out we were the fifth tour since the tour started) . We wanted to do something fun, but not exactly your typical team building event. Something low key, relaxed that had great food. We had a group of 9 and Lisa decided to close the tour date that we signed up for and we ended up with a private food tour! The tour was very educational and we learned so much about Sacramento. We visited many local restaurants and the chefs would stop by to greet and welcome us. I think the website said the tour was between 2-3 hours for a 2.5 mile tour, but our tour ended up being 3+ hours. Lisa did not rush us from location to location (6 spots total), but moved us along when she sensed things were hitting a low point or when we were itching for more food. She definitely sets a casual and relaxing atmosphere for us as we strolled through the various historical parts of downtown Sacramento. Overall, a wonderful experience with delicious foods!
— Alfred Wong, Davis, 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
I can't wait to bring someone on this tour! You can't beat the combination of learning some really interesting history while eating your way through one of the cutest darn towns in the foothills. And, though the pace could never be considered fast enough to call it more than a stroll, I did get quite a few steps on my pedometer. The food was delicious and the reception at each of the stops made us feel like VIP's. Our guide, Shelby was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. Now for the hard part. Which place do I go back to first?
— J Soest, Angels Camp, CA
My Mom & I went on the Origins Tour on Friday and had a fabulous time. We had a fairly small group of 6 people which made it even better. We walked about 3 miles and along the way sampled wonderful food at 5 different spots, heard some interesting history on Sacramento that is not in the school text books and met and talked with local chefs who are cooking in the farm to table style with all fresh ingredients. Our guide, Nate, was awesome!! It was a blend of everything that makes a great Friday: food, exercise, a shot of infused Tequila, local yore & good company!! Highly, highly recommend this tour group! I was commenting to some friends that if you have people visiting that are not local, this is a great way to show them Sacramento............so much better than Old Sac, the Capitol or other usual haunts...
Also.........totally accommodated my vegetarian ways!
— Laura C., Sacramento, 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
Just finished the Local Roots Sacramento 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 knowledgeable, funny and very attentive to our groups needs. We will definitely be returning to some of the places we discovered on this tour.
— S Finley, Vacaville, 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
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
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