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PostHeaderIcon Summer Time Fun One Bite at a Time! Culinary Food Tours in Sacramento!

Summer Time Fun One Bite at a Time!  Take advantage of our “SWEET DEAL” during our summer GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE!  Birthdays, Anniversaries, A new bride & groom or simply to tell your neighbor “thanks” for watching FIDO while you were away on summer vacation.  Our culinary food tours make a great gift!!  Celebrate summer and all there is to be thankful and appreciative for by giving a FOOD TOUR GIFT CERTIFICATE.

Hurry!  Our SWEET DEAL PROMO is being offered only thru the month of JULY!!

Use Promo Code:  “SWEET DEAL” to receive 10% off any gift certificate order.  We can send your special gift to the lucky recipient by either snail mail or a virtual gift certificate.  The best part about this gift…..it only gets SWEETER and SWEETER and there is NO EXPIRATION DATE to use the gift!

To order online now please click here:  ONLINE GIFT CERTIFICATE ONLINE ORDER

Give us a call to place your order and remember to mention your SWEET DEAL to get your promotional discount!  1-800-407-8918

PostHeaderIcon Summer Fun on Culinary Walking Tours in Sacramento

  CELEBRATE SUMMER on a CULINARY WALKING TOUR!

Summer is upon us and so is the opportunity to explore your palate on 4 different CULINARY ADVENTURES with Local Roots Food Tours.  Bring your family and friends and SAVE on our  SUMMER FUN TICKET SALE now thru August 30, 2015.  We currently offer three different ways you can explore Sacramento’s Farm to Fork culinary options and their thriving restaurants.  Join us on our Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour if you want to experience some hidden gem mom and pop establishments in Sutter’s District and East Sacramento who know a thing or two about sourcing their ingredients from local farmers.  Why not explore Midtown’s Art Scene while eating and drinking some great food on our Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour.  If you want to be downtown Sacramento then you should definitely jump on board our Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour and learn more about the great things happening along The Kay District.  Want to take a road trip this summer?  Why not explore the ever popular and quaint town of Murphys, CA?  We offer our Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour on Fridays and Saturdays.

Take advantage of our Summer Fun Ticket Sale by using PROMO CODE:  FLIP FLOP on your ADULT TICKETS ONLY.  Save $12 per ticket with a maximum of 5 tickets per buyer.  Hurry!  Sale won’t last long and we sell out of many of our tours with a maximum capacity of 16 for each tour each day.  Our tours run Monday thru Saturday.  Check out our tour menu options or to PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW:  https://my.getinsellout.com/providers/local-roots-food-tours/list

PostHeaderIcon Treat Mom To A Delicious Food Tour!

It’s time to recognize all the amazing women in your life!  Step away from the cooking and cleaning and come enjoy a delicious day on one of our 4 Culinary Walking Tours in Sacramento or Murphys, CA.  4 hours of doing nothing but eating, drinking, socializing and having fun!  Sounds like a great day out for mom!  Take advantage of our Mothers Day Food Tour Ticket and Gift Certificate Sale NOW thru May 15, 2015.  Don’t wait until it’s too late!!

Use promo code: MOM to receive 15% off each ADULT TICKET -  You can place your order by calling 1-800-407-8918 OR

Order Your Tickets Now – CLICK HERE

Northern California is blessed with so many great restaurants and shops, it can be confusing to know where to start.  Our walking tours are a great way to get acquainted with the local food scene, and a great activity for moms to take the day off from her normal routine and celebrate life!  She will spend time learning and tasting, and she’s sure to come away feeling a bit more refreshed and ready to get back to being a busy mom!  Book some time for your entire family or sisters and take a well-rounded sample of some delicious foods, from iconic restaurants to the hidden gems — you’ll see what the buzz is about!

Local Roots Food Tours offers four walking tours; each distinctly different.  Gourmet on ‘K’ Culinary Walking Tour , Origins of Sacramento Food and Cultural Walking Tour  and Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour are walking tours in and about our historical neighborhoods surrounding downtown Sacramento. Our getaway tour takes you down another journey in Calaveras County to the quaint mining town of Murphys.  Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour celebrates the bounty of a rich soil region well known for their excellent wines and agriculture.  Each tour offers a large variety of tastings while visiting an array of specialty food shops, artisans, and neighborhood restaurants.

If it is a GIFT CERTIFICATE you are looking for to physically give to your special lady, we offer two types of gift certificates; physical certificates mailed personally to her with any message you would like (we also can mail directly to you so you can make a hand delivery!) AND our ONLINE Virtual Gift Certificates that can be emailed directly to you or to the recipient.  Easy as that!  Shop from the luxury of your own home and within a few minutes your Mothers Day Gift can be in your hands!  Use PROMO CODE:  MOM to receive your 15% off discount for each order you place NOW thru May 15, 2015.  Hurry!

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Spring Forward Food Tour Ticket Sale

Spring has Sprung!
Take advantage of our SPRING FORWARD TICKET SALE NOW thru April 30th, 2015. 
We want to celebrate our customers and all their guests by offering our annual spring ticket sale.  We wouldn’t be where we are today celebrating our 4th spring season at Local Roots Food Tour if it weren’t for our loyal customers who keep coming back for more culinary adventures!  It’s our little way of celebrating together and sharing in some great food, fun and memories!
Use promo code: SPRING to receive 10% off each ADULT TICKET -  You can place your order by calling 1-800-407-8918 OR

Order Your Tickets Now – CLICK HERE

Northern California is blessed with so many great restaurants and shops, it can be confusing to know where to start.  Our walking tours are a great way to get acquainted with the local food scene, and a great activity for visitors, families, and co-workers alike. We harness the power of great food to unite people, no matter their race or creed.  Spend time learning and tasting, and you’re sure to come away a bit more enlightened than you already were.  Book some time for you or your group and take a well-rounded sample of some delicious foods, from iconic restaurants to the hidden gems — you’ll see what the buzz is about!

Local Roots Food Tours offers four walking tours; each distinctly different.  Gourmet on ‘K’ Culinary Walking Tour , Origins of Sacramento Food and Cultural Walking Tour  and Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour are walking tours in and about our historical neighborhoods surrounding downtown Sacramento. Our getaway tour takes you down another journey in Calaveras County to the quaint mining town of Murphys.  Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour celebrates the bounty of a rich soil region well known for their excellent wines and agriculture.  Each tour offers a large variety of tastings while visiting an array of specialty food shops, artisans, and neighborhood restaurants.

PostHeaderIcon Food Lovers Valentines Ticket Sale

Valentine’s doesn’t have to come just once a year on a special day.  Why not celebrate your love for food by participating on one of our culinary walking tours now until the end of March?  We bring groups together who share one thing in common…their love for food.  Let us feed you, quench your thirst and entertain you on one of our walking food tours in Sacramento or Murphys, California.  Spend 3.5 hours with your family, friends or coworkers learning about where local farm fresh ingredients you will be consuming are being sourced from what local farms.  Experience interactions with local chefs and restaurant owners hearing their story and where their passion comes from when it comes to food. Fall in love with your own city or backyard with historical stories that connect you with the local history.  What a fun and memorable food lovers day!

A great way to spend your time with those you love, those you work with or those you live next to.  Take advantage of our Food Lover’s Valentines Ticket Sale today by entering promo code: “HEART” and you will receive $10 OFF each ADULT TICKET for your online or over the phone order.  Hurry!  Sale ends February 28, 2014.  Discounted tickets must be used by March 31, 2014.  Click Here to ORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE.  Call 1-800-407-8918 to place your ticket over the phone if you would prefer.

Northern California is blessed with so many great restaurants and shops, it can be confusing to know where to start.  Our walking tours are a great way to get acquainted with the local food scene, and a great activity for visitors, families, and co-workers alike. We harness the power of great food to unite people, no matter their race or creed.  Spend time learning and tasting, and you’re sure to come away a bit more enlightened than you already were.  Book some time for you or your group and take a well-rounded sample of some delicious foods, from iconic restaurants to the hidden gems — you’ll see what the buzz is about!

Local Roots Food Tours offers four walking tours; each distinctly different.  Gourmet on ‘K’ Culinary Walking Tour , Origins of Sacramento Food and Cultural Walking Tour  and Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour are walking tours in and about our historical neighborhoods surrounding downtown Sacramento. Our getaway tour takes you down another journey in Calaveras County to the quaint mining town of Murphys.  Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour celebrates the bounty of a rich soil region well known for their excellent wines and agriculture.  Each tour offers a large variety of tastings while visiting an array of specialty food shops, artisans, and neighborhood restaurants.  Enough food is served to consider it a meal.

PostHeaderIcon Holiday Sprinkling Food Tour Ticket Sale!

We love the holidays – lots of great food and wonderful gatherings.  Why not gather up your friends, family or coworkers and come join us on one of our fun holiday food tours?  Weather is perfect for a walk throughout a specially designed tour route filled with holiday laughter, warm drinks, festive food and great conversation.  Our holiday food tours are being offered straight thru the holidays….even Christmas Eve and New Years Eve!

It’s Our Annual HOLIDAY SPRINKLING TICKET SALE!!

With winter comes new farm to fork menus from our local chefs and energized tour participants ready to take on a food tour!  In honor of the winter ahead of us we want to offer a great ticket deal for our customers and their friends & family.  Use promo code: “SPRINKLE” for any adult ticket and receive $12 off each ticket making adult tour tickets $45 to $56 each!

Hurry for this awesome offer:  Sale will end December 31, 2014 so now’s the time to save!  Limit ticket sale to 5 tickets per ticker order and per person.

To place an order for your food tour tickets

TOUR MENU FOR HOLIDAY SPRINKLING TICKET SALE:

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour

Gourmet on ‘K’ Culinary Walking Tour

Urban Art Food & Libations Walking Tour

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour

Holiday Food Tour Gift Certificates – For All Your Food Lovers!

Local Roots Food Tours offers a great menu of gift certificate options for your holiday shopping needs.

Choose any food tour and send as a gift in either a physical gift certificate or virtually…either way it will warm the heart of those who love food!

HOLIDAY SPRINKLING GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE:   Choose any gift certificate(s) and receive 10% off your entire order by using the promo code “SUGAR”!  Buy Your Gift Certificate Now!

Our Gift Certificates are good throughout the entire year and can be used for any walking food tour on our menu.

 

PostHeaderIcon Appreciation Ticket Sale for Veterans & Active Duty Families

We want to thank all those veterans who have served and their families during our annual Veteran & Military Food Tour Ticket Sale.

Book your food tour ticket(s) for one of our scheduled walking culinary tours within the date range specified:

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour

Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour

Receive $15.00 off each ADULT TICKET by using promo code: HONOR. 

Ticket sale is valid for tours schedule on Friday, November 7, Saturday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 11th ***VETERANS DAY.

Our culinary walking tours are 3.5 hour long in length and offer the opportunity to taste and drink from 6 to 8 establishments within the local routed area.  If you are a food lover, love to get outdoors and walk and enjoy great company – come check out Local Roots Food Tours and know we appreciate everything you do for our country.   For more details on our tours please visit us at:  http://www.local-food-tours.com

PostHeaderIcon Flavors of the Season Food Tour Ticket Sale

FLAVORS OF THE SEASON SALE

Air is turning crisp, nights are short but simmering with wonderful flavors in our kitchens.

Why not join us for a fall walking food tour and explore the new flavors of the season!

Between October 15th thru November 15th you can SAVE $5 per adult ticket by using promo code: FLAVOR

Our tour menu has 4 wonderful options to choose from….once you participate in one of our tours, you definitely will want to experience the rest!

Our Walking Food Tour Options:

Urban Art Food, & Libations Walking Tour   Offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour   Offered Wednesdays and Saturdays

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour  Offered Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour   Offered Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

BUY TICKETS NOW AND SAVE:   CLICK HERE

PostHeaderIcon Dog Days of Summer Ticket Sale – Hurry!

Celebrate Last Few Weeks of Summer on a Food Tour!

 

Local Roots Food Tours is in the last few weeks of summer offering culinary walking tours.  Time sure flies by!  We would like to thank all our loyal and tasty customers by inviting them to come explore their palates with us – this time bringing someone new with them to introduce them to Local Roots Food Tours.  Even though its hot outside its nice and cool at the 6 to 9 stops we take our hungry tour participants.  Our routes are blessed with the shade from our City of Trees landscape…what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.  Offering to 4 different culinary walking tour options the world is your oyster during these dog days of summer to get out and explore your palates!

Be adventurous and don’t let the heat dictate your options of fun these last few weeks of summer!  Dog Days of Summer Ticket Sale is offering a special DISCOUNT CODE on any ADULT FOOD TOUR TICKET between July 30th thru Sept. 30th, 2014.  Use Promo Code: “DOGDAYS” to receive $7.00 off any adult ticket purchased online.  ***Excludes all gift certificate orders or private group tour experiences.  Limited to 5 tickets per order. We can’t wait to see you on another one of our summer fun food-filled days!  Buy Your Tickets ONLINE NOW by CLICKING HERE.

PostHeaderIcon Slow Food Sacramento: Thank You McDonalds

Thank You McDonalds  (by Lisa Frank)

Picture angry Italians protesting with bowls of penne at the base of the iconic and beautiful Spanish Steps in Rome shouting “We don’t want fast food… we want slow food!  It’s not a scene from a Fellini movie, but how Carlo Petrini started Slow Food.  He and his pasta-wielding compatriots were outraged that a McDonalds was going to open there (and it did.)
His protest against the commercialization of a beloved landmark with the “Golden Arches” turned into an international organization founded in 1989 that today has over 150,000 members in more than 150 countries.

Slow Food’s mantra is good, clean, fair food for all.  They want you to eat what is seasonal and local; respect the farmer and the produce/product; nurture the earth.  Sound familiar?  They believe that food should taste like, well, food and eating should take some time.  Slow Food calls it the “pleasures of the table.”  And it is not possible when a clown is looking over your shoulder.  Or a creepy looking king.  Or in your car.  Or at your keyboard.

Slow Food opposes the homogenization of modern fast food and life.  Life is diverse.  Culture is diverse.  Food is diverse.  It should not all look or taste alike.  Preservation of traditional or heritage foods, methods of preparation, and the culture associated with them is a worth while effort.  That is the entire focus of the Center for Biodiversity.  The premise is that if unique and tradition food products that are endangered can have an economic impact they can be saved from extinction.  Enter the Presidia – local projects that devise a pathway for bringing a food or method of preparation back from the brink of being lost.  The Ark of Taste is a catalog of foods worldwide being preserved through the efforts of Presidia.  And these projects are not somewhere else.  They are here: Blenheim Apricot, Charbono wine or Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple sound familiar?  Clarksburg’s Chenin Blanc grape is close to be being listed.

Petrini wanted to make the connection between the plate, the palate and the planet.  He calles it an “eco-gastronomic” movement that connected environmental sustainability (eco) to the study of culture and food (gastronomy).  He took this idea even further by creating the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy (full disclosure, I’m an alumni) to create a new type of food professional, one who understands the entire food-production spectrum, from agricultural origins through industrial transformation and distribution, with particular attention to environmental and sustainability issues.  These leaders, or Gastronomes as he calls them (us?), understand how to connect food processes to economic as well as communication systems, and the relationships within food-and-wine tourism, marketing of high-quality products, and promoting of the rich value of regional food traditions.

On the local front, California is now it’s own Slow Food Region.  Our local chapter, Slow Food Sacramento bestows their annual “Snail of Approval” award upon local businesses that best represent the Slow Food Principles of good, clean, fair food for all.  And to toot our own horn, Local Roots Food Tours has received the Slow Food Sacramento Snail of Approval because of our commitment to support business using fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable, or as we say FLOSS!

We congratulate our partners have also received a Snail of Approval for their use of seasonal, local and organically grown foods, including Centro, Café Bernardos, Hot Italian and Kupros.
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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!
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