SO MUCH FUN! This was my first food tour and I must say I will definitely be going on more! Owner/Tour Guide Lisa Armstrong really had a great understanding of the "foodie" world and a rich history of Sacramento. I can't wait to go on her other tours as the business is growing.
The food was delicious and business owners were so kind. The walk was not strenuous at all and it was great exercise (and we were burning calories!) I learned so much about Sacramento and look forward to my next tour!!
— Bethany W., Chico, CA
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
Today on our food tour, we got up close and personal with HUGE wild mushrooms that had been foraged that morning by this awesome chef at V Restaurant and Bar, we tasted bourbon sugar that was made by mixing sugar with the charred and caramelized insides of an oak bourbon barrel, tasted foods served off of a salt plate, then tried sour beer from Germany for the first time that is aged in oak barrels and has acidity and flavor like wine. Delicious! The best and tastiest way to spend and afternoon! This town is incredible and I highly recommend you take this tour to discover all it has to offer.
— S. French, Fairfield, CA
Here's the buzz...Local Roots Food Tour launched their third attraction in beautiful, Nevada City! With a busy pace, You'll be visiting 8 completely diverse atmospheres all having a testimonial story and charm. While strolling through the historical N.C., Eric, your tour guide will share some of the many facts and secrets back to the 1800's. Who would believe within 30 minutes you could dine in a tent, a patio and a stone cave, all offering delicious dishes?
The variety of foods introduces us to far-away cultures in the world. All of the tastings were thoughtfully selected being favorites for many visitors and regulars. Enjoy the new season of Autumn in the Foothills with a tour by Local Roots. Seconds Please?
— Ricky G, Rocklin
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
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
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 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
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
This was a really great way to spend a Saturday! We met up with Bethany, our guide, at 10:30 at our first restaurant. This tour was a really unique way to sample different restaurants, different types of foods, learn about Sacramento and meet new people. We learned a lot about the city, tried some restaurants we had never heard of before and met some fun people, including the chefs behind the food. Local Roots does a wonderful job selecting the restaurants so that you have a wide variety of samples; we had French toast, carnitas, coffee and cookies, Czech beer and pizza and mediterranean food. The chefs are very open to questions, and it's really interesting to learn about the food they use and time they put into finding fresh, local, organic and sustainable sources. This tour is a must for food lovers!
— Sarah, Roseville, CA
Nevada City was soo much fun! Perfect weather--delicious variety of food and drink (!)--entertaining, informative stories of history and other interesting things--cozy, small group--and a great host--what more could anyone want?! We also got to meet some of the restaurant/business owners or managers which made it a little more special. My husband and I are excited to do the Sacramento tour next.
— GS December 2011, Elk Grove, CA
Local Roots Food Tour has been the only food tour I have ever been on, and it was an incredible experience, I will definitely be doing it again! I went with my girlfriend for her birthday and had the most amazing time. We went to 4 different restaurants and 2 pastry shops and left full and thrilled! Not only is the food amazing but our tour guide (Bethany) really made the day so much better, after we would visit a local eatery we would walk to the next one and on the way we would stop and she would tell us about the local history about Sacramento that was really interesting! And Im not much for history at all, but it also gave us time to get hungry for the next stop and get in some exercise to burn off some calories. My girlfriend and I went on the City of the Trees tour and Bethany told us that they are making a new tour with all new restaurants and I know we will be going on that one too. At the end of the tour they give you great coupons to the restaurants you just visited as well as more! You should definitely take this tour!!!
— Samantha O., Chico, CA - Aug. 2011
This was a great food tour! We had so much fun, and learned a lot about Sacramento at the same time. Growing up in Sac, I didn't expect to learn as much as I did on the tour. Yummy food, I will be back to the sugar and spice bakery soon! yum yum.
— Natalie L., Chico, CA - July 2011
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
Origins of Sacramento Food Tour was absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our tour guide Nate was adorable & handsome & personable young man & was wonderful! The food, chefs, walk, and interesting history facts provided were fabulous! I will definitely look forward to re-visiting some of the restaurants - and plan to encourage my friends & neighbors to book a tour..I'm also now interested in some of your other tours..
All in all - your tours are wonderful!!!!!!!!! Thanks you, Lisa,
— M. Cuzzo, Sacramento, CA
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