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
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!
— L. Putney, Vacaville, CA - January 2012
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
What a delightful experience! Great fun, food, and flavorful new friendships. Ashley was the bomb-diggity with insightful historical facts meshed with humor and professionalism. Perfect weather, a nice stroll along the "K" and some tasty treats that we are excited to go back and indulge in again. I Highly recommend this tour!!
— Jeff phillips, Roseville
I would highly recommend this tour of the history of Sacramento along with our 6 stops for great food. It's a good thing walking was included as what I thought would be tastes of food wound up to be a lot more!
— Brenda, Carmichael, CA
What a wonderful way to spend the day. We began at Cafe Bernardo where we had their fabulous french toast. There were just the two of us, so such a small 'group' gave us some extra time smoozing with the chef. Because it was such a hot day, our guide shortened our route a bit as we entered the Fab 40's neighborhood. This is an area I've driven hundreds of times in the 30 years I've lived in Sacramento, yet it took on a different flair on foot. We learned so much history, ate great food and really enjoyed our guide. A very different approach to Sacramento...I'm looking forward to participating on other food tours.
— Carol M., Sacramento
This is an absolutely unique experience for Sacramento! All in our group loved sampling the different foods from a variety of restaurants, as well as the great tour of the town that Lisa gave. Don't miss it!
— Mickey, Rocklin, CA
Very informative. Fun. Food was wonderful. Now have new places to go that I didn't even know existed. Would (and have already) recommend to anyone. Would like more tours like this.
— Gareth Standing, Amador County
Nevada City - Outstanding Tour. Have told many friends what a great time we had. Learned about Nevada City and its unique history. The merchants that we visited were very interesting and their eats/beverages were extremely delicious.
— S&F, Auburn, CA - January 2012
The Sacramento "City of Trees Food Tour" is the best I have been on. We walked the back streets and I learned so much about the history of many buildings and Sacramento itself. We tasted at 7 restaurants. The tastings were filling and the quality of the food was great. The menu was diversified. Appetizers, wine, salad, soup, deserts, smoothies, and fresh pasta. I would highly recommend this tour.
— mary minnick, Grass Valley, 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
What a great day!!! Combining info and insights on architecture, history, and culinary skills, while walking and talking and stopping for delectable food presented by delightful hosts. Could there be a better definition of perfection? Not in my book. Lisa, our guide and company owner, was knowledgeable and vivacious and very punctual. Can't wait for her additional tours to debut. This is a "Don't Miss It" event.
— GM 2009, Davis, CA
Thank you so much for a very enjoyable food tour last Saturday. Candace, Barbara and I had the very best time, ever,in Murphys. We agreed the food and beverages,the quality,variety, and venues, could not have been more perfect - and I'm the vegetarian in the group! Even the Harleys filling up the town added something to the experience. We returned to Val du Vino Winery, joined the wine club, and went home with nine bottles of wine. We plan to journey back down to pick our wine up every few months, which will give us the opportunity to explore the area better and have a meal at one of the great restaurants in town. We had such a great day. Thank you again for making this outing so memorable.
— Kathleen F, Grass Valley, ,CA
What happens when cuisine, culture and cardio collide? You get a 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.
Tour guide, Nate, did an outstanding job herding the group of 16 to and fro from Cafe Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, La Bombe, Formoli's, and Coffee Works. 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 the gym and take tour.
The brainchild of Lisa Armstrong, this is only one of several tours offered by Local Roots Food Tours.
— Barbara S., Sacramento, CA
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