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"A Foodie’s Dream Tour”

“A day of adventure, exploring back roads of great cuisine”

“Shining Light on Sacramento’s Culinary Scene”

“Local Ingredients, Passionate Chefs”

“A Taste of Sacramento Bundled in a Fun Tour”

“Epicurean or Historian, Our Food Tours Have Something For You!”

“Fabulous Flavors, Great History, Wonderful Company”

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“Fun discovering new places in my own city”

“Wow! A culinary delight mixed with a historical overview”

“Local Roots Food Tours exceeded all our expectations”

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“Farm fresh ingredients “wowed” my palate!”

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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 Food or Farm Group Tour by Bethany Woy

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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PostHeaderIcon Sacramento Tours Top Ten List

Best Sacramento ToursSacramento has so much to offer. History, Food, Architecture, The Delta, Museums, Riverwalk, Tree-Lined Streets, Live Music, Art…..the list goes on and on.  Whether you are a local looking for a fun day out or someone coming to Sacramento for the very first time – take advantage of one of the many tours that offered in our City of Trees!

1. Local Roots Food Tours

1230 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814   530-863-3159
Website: http://www.localrootsfoodtours.com
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Food and history sprinkled with fun and wrapped up into a 3 hour tour is one of a kind in our agriculturally renown city.  Lisa Armstrong (Private chef and owner of Local Roots Food Tours) started offering walking food and cultural tours in March 2010. Meeting at a local restaurant the tour begins with meeting executive chefs and owners and tasting signature dishes off their daily menu.  Local Roots Food tours currently offers two Sacramento walking food tours; City of  Trees and Origins of Sacramento.  Both tours highlight 6 food stops all while walking through historical neighborhoods and past National Landmarks in Sacramento. Their third tour takes place in beautiful northern mining town, Nevada City.  This tour takes food tour ticket holders on a historical journey stopping at 8 different eateries! 
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PostHeaderIcon Celebrate Back To School Ticket Special! Join Us on Walking Food Tour!

It’s BACK TO SCHOOL TIME and Local Roots Food Tours is celebrating with a SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKET for their walking food tours!

Come join us on our walking culinary adventure and SAVE BIG!

Sale begins TODAY for tours starting AUGUST 16th thru AUGUST 30th.

Use code:  “BTS” for your SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKET

Join us on a 3 hour guided culinary walking adventure that walks you through one of Northern California’s most popular destinations. Learn what continues to make Sacramento a unique and delicious city, one taste at a time.
Our three-hour City of Trees Food & Cultural Walking Tour will let you see California’s State Capitol city in a whole new light.

Get an insiders look at the can’t-miss eateries and restaurants with no reservations…..greet and meet with some of Sacramento’s most talented executive chefs.
Get tidbits of Sacramento’s history while tasting the scrumptious foods that make Sacramento’s culinary scene a regional treasure.  Our walking tour,led by one of our culinary tour guides, takes you into the heart of Sacramento’s historical neighborhoods.  You’ll taste farm fresh ingredients that inspire our local chefs.  Explore our beautiful mansions and their architectural history.  Our tour will take you on a gastronomic adventure off the beaten path.

Typical tastings on our tour (each tour stops at 6 to 7 different locations):

Carnaroli Risotto with local butternut squash paired with local wine
Authentic Mexican sauteed shrimp w/stewed cactus paired with mango margaritas
Organic, fresh fruit smoothie with all the vitamins and antioxidants
Italian Frittata w/fresh mushrooms,spinach,and garlic
Mint chocolate chip whoopie pie
Handmade ravioli stuffed with caramelized onions, mushrooms and balsamic glaze sauce
Cappuccino brownie with cinnamon cream cheese filling

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Local Roots Food Tours had done it again...this time, an amazing tour through Nevada City. This was my 3rd tour and each tour has been incredible... filled with wonderful food, lot's of history, and a great time! Nevada City has been waiting for this... it's a beautiful, historical area with ton's of unique restaurants. I've been to Nevada City many, many times, but going on this tour, I learned so much about the area, and I sampled food from places I'd seen but never ventured into! Our tour guide, Eric, was a lot of fun, and shared many stories of the history of NC. He was very easy going but passionate about the area. In each restaurant we were greeted with wonderful food, very large samples, and met some more incredibly passionate people... passionate about the food they serve and the area and it's history I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Nevada City, as well as those who live in or nearby the city!! It's so much fun and so rich in history. I think this tour is a wonderful addition to the Local Roots Food Tours!!
Karen, Lake of the Pines

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