I loved, loved, loved this. Our guide Bethany was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed all the historical facts about some of the beautiful buildings and homes. I can't say enough about how great this was. The establishments we visited were top notch. I especially enjoyed being able to talk to the owners and people behind the scenes. What a great way to see the city. I can't stop recommending it to everyone around me.
— Mary GM, June 2011, Sacramento, CA
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
I booked this tour last minute after a flight cancellation, hoping to see some interesting places. Despite the looming bad weather, things cleared up and the tour started. I attended solo but has great conversations with other tour go'ers and the guide, Lisa - who also owns the company! We visited 5 restuarants, all with amazing food choices, and got a bit of history about downtown Sacramento. I ended up going back to some places later on my own. It was a great tour and experience overall, I highly recommend any of the tours by this company! I am looking forward to attending another myself.
— Lindsay Wright , Philadelphia, PA
Fun and educational. A nice Saturday outing. Some of the restaurants are old favorites and others are soon to be new favorites.
Owner Lisa Armstrong spent a lot of time researching Sacramento history. She has big plans for this business. I know I am going to watch them grow!
— Coral H., Sacramento, CA
What a wonderful way to get a taste of Sacramento. Whether you are new to Sacramento, just visiting or an old timer you will have a great time. It's a world class tour, right here in Sacramento! The tour includes fun information and history about some beautiful old houses in downtown Sacramento, punctuated with 6 stops for terrific food and wine. I especially enjoyed watching Tony teach how to make homemade pasta at Sampino's and tasting his gelato. You walk a total of about 2 miles but it's over a 3 hour period so not too strenuous. It's not a tour for children, but any age adults would enjoy it. The max allowed is 16 but there were only 10 on our tour. The best part was how Lisa encourages every one to mingle and feel part of the group.
— Frequent Traveler - Tour May 21, 2011, Sacramento, CA
All I can say is WOW! The heat was (almost) forgotten as we walked city streets, were treated to delish food, inside information about the restaurants, and local history. I recommend this tour to anyone--locals and tourists alike--as it's a great way to learn about Sacramento. And not to be forgotten was our guide, Nate. They don't come any better. I will definitely go on some of the other tours.
— Susan S, Sacramento, CA
My husband and I went on our first food tour! It was amazing!! Our tour guide,,Ashley, was so delightful and well informed. Each restaurant's chef came out and talked to us about what was special about their restaurant and explained the food that they were going to serve us. What better way to spend a crisp, winter day in Sacramento with a great tour guide, amazing food, and a chance to get in a little bit of walking at the same time. This will be the first of many food tours that we will be taking from Local Roots Food Tours. Way to go, Ashley! We learned so much from you! Hope we can get you for a guide again!!
— Sherrie D, Jefferson City, MO
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
This is my third tour with Local Roots Food Tours and my 5th food tour in the US. Congratulations for another tremendous tour. I can't believe the amount of food we received during the tour and such a variety. The history and cultural information was outstanding. I loved the National Hotel. It reminded me of Cripple Creek in Colorado and the old hotels there. The old Stone House reminded me of Bath England. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants variety and lots to eat. Great job Local Roots.
— Maria, Auburn, CA
We wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time today on the food tour and Bethany was absolutely marvelous, personable and fun! She paid attention to details and remembered the things we talked about during the day. It was like being out with a great friend. Thank you!
— Tony, Denise & Johsua Filley, Kansas City, KS
Bethany made the City of Trees tour one of the highlights of our Northern California vacation. Our favorite parts of the tour were the Grange Restaurant, the incredible blueberry smoothie, the albondigas soup, the out of this world pastries at Sugar and Spice and Tony's great pasta demonstration at Sempinos. Delicious-- and the easiest and most enjoyable 2 1/2 mile walk I can remember!
— Joan Jacobson, Newhall, CA
I had a fantastic time on the Local Roots Tour, and I already recommended it to my other local-foodie friends. The personal touch really set this experience apart. The tour guide Bethany was knowledgeable and personable, and the chefs at each of the stops were enthusiastic about how they procured and created their food. I highly recommend this to anyone!
— Bernadette A., West Sacramento
Unseasonable weather did not dampen the spirits of our little tour group. Armed with umbrellas we set out to sample some treats, admire some architecture, and learn a little about the history of Sacramento. Our tour guide Leslie was energetic and engaging, attentive to the needs of each individual. This was my second tour with Local Roots, and I look forward to more!
— Jennifer J. , Bakersfield, 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
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
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