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PostHeaderIcon Culinary Bike Tour Launches in Sacramento

Local Roots Food Tours Partners with Sac Brew Bike

We are thrilled to announce a brand new culinary tour thru Local Roots Food Tours.  Different from a walking tour, we are excited to join hands with another local Sacramento business; Sac Brew Bike and provide not only a culinary adventure in Sacramento but a biking adventure as well!  For the last 3 years we have been offering nothing but walking tours in Sacramento and we wanted to offer something different still based around fresh and local food for our wonderful customers.  After some brainstorming and like-minded ideas between the two tour company owners;  our new tour Pedal to Plate Culinary Bike Tour has been born.

We have developed a tour that will not only be delicious at every one of our 5 stops but entertaining on Sac Brew’s uni-bike that will be your mode of transportation.  Sac Brew Bike is a new tour company in Sacramento.  They partner with Sacramento’s best local tasting establishments to provide the ultimate brewpub experience according to co-owner Chris Ferren-Cirino.  Sac Brew Bike provides the driver while guests help pedal and enjoy the sights and sounds of Sacramento in-between pubs.  The bike averages about 5 mph, but has been known to top out at a hair-blowing 7 mph if the group really gets their crank on.  There are 15 bicycle seats, but only 10 of them have pedal cranks.  Two of the seats are above the wheel and aren’t equipped with pedals. There is also a 3-seat back bench designed specifically for those who want to relax or are physically incapable of the rigors of pedaling.

Pedal to Plate Culinary Bike Tour will be taking participants on a culinary journey thru a scenic area of Midtown, stopping at 5 different establishments where their main focus is on farm to fork ingredients.  One of Local Roots Food Tours locally trained culinary concierge will be guiding the tour while a Sac Brew Bike driver will steer the way! Three of the stops will be a food and libations pairing, the remaining stops will have a tasting portion as well as the opportunity to shop for locally produced products. There will be enough food for a light dinner. Don’t forget your shopping bags!  Our Pedal to Plate Culinary Bike Tour is a 3 hour tour and is offered every Thursday at 6:00pm.  There is a maximum capacity of 15 for this culinary bike tour.  Tickets are $60 per person and include all food, drinks, taxes and transportation. Sunday afternoons will be added soon!

For more details or TO ORDER TICKETS ONLINE please visit:  https://my.getinsellout.com/providers/local-roots-food-tours/skus/pedal-to-plate-culinary-bike-tour/info
Private Group Tours are available upon request.  Please call 1-800-407-8918 for more details.

To learn more about our partnering company, Sac Brew Bike, please visit their website at:  www.sacbrewbike.com or call the owners Chris and Sarah Ferren-Cerrino at 916.952.7973

PostHeaderIcon Local Roots Food Tours Celebrates 3 Years!

3 Years & Going Ticket Sale!

Local Roots Food Tours is CELEBRATING their 3 years in 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.  We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for a lot of hungry customers who took the leap and came on one of our very first culinary adventures.  It all began with our ever-popular City of Trees Walking Food & History Tour in the spring of 2011.  Expanding to 4 different culinary tour options and our newly launched Exclusive Culinary Events – we are humbled by where we started and thrilled at what lies ahead for Local Roots Food Tours! 

To show our gratitude and to say “Thank You” to all our fun customers we are offering a special DISCOUNT CODE on any ADULT FOOD TOUR TICKET between April 15th thru May 31st, 2014.  Use Promo Code: “REPEAT” to receive $5.00 off any ticket purchased online.  ***Excludes all gift certificate orders or private group tour experiences.  Limited to 4 tickets per order. We can’t wait to see you on another one of our fun food-filled days!  Buy Your Tickets ONLINE NOW by CLICKING HERE.

Local Roots Food Tour Menu

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour

Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour

Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour

Sierra Foothills Farm & Wine Van Tour

Wanting to plan a PRIVATE GROUP TOUR for your food lover group?  Dinner clubs, book clubs, newcomer clubs….the group tour options are ENDLESS.  Please fill out our Private Group Tour Inquiry Form and our Event Planner will get back to you within 24 hours.

Family Reunion?  Bachelorette Party? Graduation?  So many spring and summertime events are coming up rather quickly.  Let us plan your CUSTOM PLANNED FOOD TOUR today! 

PostHeaderIcon Flavors of the Seasons Fall Ticket Sale

Celebrate our fall season w/ a walking food tour: Exploring hidden gems & new fall farm to fork menus all in a 3.5 hour tour!

We take participants on a culinary adventure by spending time savoring new fall flavors in our 5 to 6 food stops, learning about the local area’s history and culture while exploring landmarks that follow our ancestors roots.  Connecting to those roots and to the local community is what it is all about.  Whether you like to eat, love to cook or can’t get enough history in a day’s time….come take this wonderful journey with Local Roots Food Tours.

Our Flavors of the Seasons Fall Ticket Sale is being offered now thru October 31st.  By using our promo code: ROOTS, you will be able to SAVE $15 per adult ticket!

We offer 3 wonderful culinary tour options….which one is best for you?  Take a moment and read each tour’s activity and see which one tantalizes your palate.  You might just find all 3 do and in that case,  get your calendars out and start planning away for the fall season.  The easy walking routes we have picked out will truly inspire you to see why our city is called “THE CITY OF TREES” – definitely a photo opportunity with the beautiful fall foliage and vibrant colors within the plated food you will be tasting which will consist of farm fresh ingredients from our local farmers.  Want to ask our local chefs what is their favorite fall “go to” produce and what is their favorite dish?  Being able to meet with the chefs, owners and artisans just puts the whipped topping on a cupcake (which we might just be able to taste at one of our local bakeries!)

Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour

You might be thinking this would be a great activity for you and your girlfriends or book club or even your family gathering.  We do offer private tours 6 days a week and with a little planning, we know we can make your day extra special and fulfilling to say the least.  What about a food tour challenge tour for your office team or a food scavenger hunt for your foodie cooking group?  For more details on our private tours and what requirements we have click here:  PRIVATE TOURS

We say that food and dining are experiential because we touch all five senses. But the great food is just the start.  Our walking food tours use great food as an opportunity to connect with other people on the tour, the diverse restaurant chefs and shop owners, the city we visit, and even the local farmers who provide the ingredients.  And before you can say ‘quatro formaggia’, guess what?  You’re helping to strengthen our community.  Create a moment, a destination and a memory within your hectic life, where for three in a half hours you will be transported on a journey of food, fun and discovery, feeling refreshed and energized.  Well-fed, too!

 

PostHeaderIcon 5 Reasons to Book Your Group Outing on a Food Tour!

5 Reasons For a Culinary Group Tour

1.  Do you have a Family/Class Reunion in the near future?

So, you have your family in town for little Bobby’s graduation and the ceremony lasts 3 hours. And you have 3 more days with your relatives. What are you going to do? You’ve gone bowling, hiking and seen 4 movies. I have a fabulous idea: FOOD TOUR! Walking out in the fresh air, learning about history and (the best of all!) EATING! Nothing brings families closer together than food. Meeting chefs and owners of local restaurants and tasting delicious food is a perfect way to spend the day with the ones your love. Showcasing your hometown (or destination for that matter) is a fabulous way to spark conversation and open up discussions about local food and agriculture. And Uncle Fred can’t complain if you are feeding him right?!

2.  It’s your turn to plan a Girls Day Out?

I cannot tell you how often I stop and look at my day planner and say to myself, “it’s been too long since I’ve seen my girlfriends.” If you are anything like me- work seems to get in the way of everything! Sit down, email your girls and carve out a day to meet up. The rule is— no one can cancel. You won’t be sorry you did this. There is nothing better than getting together with the women that know you best and experiencing the behind the scenes of the culinary world. (cocktail tastings also make life fabulous!) Catching up with your friends, tasting amazingly delicious food and walking around beautiful settings— adds up to being the most perfect of days.  Book Club, Bible Study Group, Red Hat Society, Cooking Club, Travel Club…..bring all your girlfriends and let Local Roots take care of the rest!

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PostHeaderIcon Gourmet on ‘K’ Culinary Walking Tour Launches!

Gourmet on ‘K’ Culinary Walking Tour is everything gourmet along one of Sacramento’s most historical areas.  Tour participants will be guided down Sacramento’s original main street exploring the beautiful architecture with many stories dating back to the mid 1800?s.  Learn stories along the walking route such as how Sutter selected the area along Front and K streets to harvest lumber for his fort and how the famed street became the premier location for department stores, theaters and hotels.  Even locals will enjoy this culinary excursion, enlightening their views of the most controversial street in Sacramento.

Sacramento has recently been named the “Farm to Fork Capital of the Nation” by Mayor Kevin Johnson.  K Street is seeing an urban revitalization with more and more empty storefronts becoming filled with excellent foodie establishments along with some local dive bars that boast locally produced ingredients on their menus.  Join Local Roots Food Tours as they share with their participants what’s “hot” on local farm to table cuisine by experiencing up to 6 different stops along “Downtown on Kay”.
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PostHeaderIcon Northern California Walking Food Tours

Eat. Walk. Talk.  Can you repeat after me?  Eat. Walk. Talk.

Exploring your palate while learning history, culture and meeting chefs and artisan shop owners all in a 3 hour foodie adventure is becoming the tour attraction to be on in Northern California.  Trends come and go with food but the following walking food tours are blossoming with hungry tour participants being led in every direction to great food, great fun and great friends.  Walking food tours take participants behind the scenes and into hidden gem restaurants and shops that offer tastings to temp your taste buds.

Top 8 Northern California Food Tours:

1.  Local Roots Food Tours – Sacramento, California

Local Roots Food Tours is Sacramento’s only food touring company which offers 5 different types of walking food and cultural tours as well as farm tours in and around Sacramento, California.  Voted #1 Tour in Sacramento in 2011-2012!   http://www.localrootsfoodtours.com; 1-800-407-8918  Tours offered Tuesdays thru Saturdays -  Tours run year round.

2.  Gourmet Walks – San Franciso, CA

Gourmet walks takes individuals on 4 different types of culinary tour routes; one being offered in Napa Valley, CA.  Chocolate tour?  You bet!  Sneek inside the world of Japan World in San Fran and see what you have been missing!  http://www.gourmetwalks.com

3.  Santa Cruz & Capitola Food Tours – Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz is a mecca for foodies….great mom and pop venues along with some great beer!  Fun city, fun people and lots of recreation..what more could you ask for except a tour around town eating, walking and talking!  Traveling beyond Santa Cruz, one must visit Capitola down the road and share in some excellent cuisine.  Voted #1 Tour in Santa Cruz.  http://www.santacruzfoodtour.com
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PostHeaderIcon 10 Reasons Why Food Tours Rock 4 Office Team Building!

Trying to figure out a unique opportunity for team building with your organization and or team?  Are you tired of the rope courses, personality questionnaires and road trips to nowhere special?

Discover the possibility of team building through food and drink!  Local Roots Food Tours offers customized private group tours for endless possibilities.

Why a Walking Food Tour for your team?

10 Reasons Why Food Tours Rock 4 Office Team Building:

1.  Did you ever work in an office environment where no one didn’t like food?  Food and coworkers go fork to fork.

2.  In 3 hours or less you eat at 5 to 7 different restaurants and don’t have to bring a potluck dish….its all there ready when you arrive!

3.  Even the boss has fun meeting the chefs, artisan owners and sipping on a cool tequila infused margarita….all while building team unity!

4.  All tours are customized for your groups needs;  food tour scavenger hunt,  trivia food pursuit,  food team challenges, you name it – we will design it!

5.  Leave all the planning up to our event planning team – you and your team show up hungry and let us take care of the rest!

6.  You are outdoors, walking, talking and eating!  How much more do you need to keep motivated?

7.  If you don’t get along as a group, food will connect you….a margarita and beer sample just might be the conflict resolution you were looking for!

8.  You can work 1/2 a day and then treat your staff to a 1/2 day on a foodie adventure.

9.  Can’t do a daytime event, no sweat (literally)!  We offer evening custom group tours as well!

10.  Walking around aimlessly with a trained culinary concierge just eating and drinking with no purpose but to eat and drink and have fun….does that sound stressful to you?

PostHeaderIcon Local Sacramento Touring Company Showcases Mecca of Food

Sacramento is always being highlighted for something, but did you know Restaurant News recently named Sacramento as the city whose “Restaurants Sizzle”?  Sacramento has evolved into a vibrant dining Mecca. Time magazine has also named Sacramento the most diverse city in America, which is reflected in the many flavors found in restaurants throughout the region.  Be adventurous and ready to be entertained as you join Local Roots Food Tours in one of their 3 culinary tours in downtown Sacramento.

Taking time to explore the back streets by foot, taking your palate on a culinary journey is what Local Roots Food Tours is all about.  Savoring, Learning, Exploring and Connecting its locals and tourist to Sacramento’s cuisine, culture and history.  Their tours are a great way to get acquainted with the local food scene, and a great activity for visitors, families, and co-workers alike.  They harness the power of great food to unite people, no matter their race or creed.  Spend three hours 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 tours in Sacramento; each distinctly different.  City of Trees Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour and our Origins of Sacramento Food and Cultural Walking Tour are offered 6 days a week, custom group tours can be arranged as well.  Their newest food tour experience is offered Wednesday and Thursdays; Market to Plate Executive Chef Lunch Tour

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PostHeaderIcon Food & Wine Tour launching in Murphys, CA!

Come enjoy the finest wine and food in gorgeous Murphys, CA! Aptly named “Queen of the Sierras”, and one of Sunset magazine’s Top Ten Coolest Small Towns, Murphys is a superb destination for fine dining and wine tasting, and this tour shows you the best of both worlds. Stroll along 1800’s-era Italian brick and stone buildings where talented chefs and vintners now produce their mouth-watering dishes and award-winning vintages.

Our 3-hour tour includes up to 9 stops at the best restaurants and shops. You’ll eat unique dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced produce & taste fabulous, locally-made wines.
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PostHeaderIcon Origins of Sacramento Food Tour Launches!

City of Trees Tour Group imageVOTED #1 in Sacramento Tours!
Previous participant stated;   “WOW! A culinary delight mixed with a historical overview that would make a Hollywood screenwriter proud.”

The Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour is our newest addition in Sacramento.  This Sacramento food tour explores the very beginnings of Sacramento, from Sutter’s colony Nueva Helvecia to the Fabulous Forties, with tastings of the best dishes the immigrants brought with them.  You’ll learn about how the many diverse groups forged our great city and created its agricultural dominance.

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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!!
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