We say that food and dining are experiential because we touch all five senses. But the great food is just the start.  Our food tours uses 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 four hours you will be transported on a journey of food, fun and discovery, feeling refreshed and energized.  Well-fed, too!

 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.  Local Roots Food Tours also offers a great opportunity to go visit local farms, orchards and vineyards in the foothills.  Our Sierra Foothills Farm & Wine Tour is a four hour tour that takes participants to where it all begins…..on the farms!  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 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.

Local Roots Food Tours offers a unique way of taking in the culinary and libation scene in Sacramento on their Pedal To Plate Culinary Bike Tour.  This tour takes participants down tree-lined streets via a unique uni-bike through a small portion of the Midtown area of Sacramento. A uni-bike is a vehicular system that encompasses passengers pedaling from their own attached seat to propel the vehicle forward.  How cool is that? Along the way we will be popping in to visit a few of Sacramento’s hidden gem mom and pop stores and farm to fork venues to tantalize your palate. Looking for a way to fill your belly on this tour? Our culinary concierge will be guiding the group in and out of venues sampling plates of food that earned the establishment great reviews by local Sacramentoens. Participants will bike along taking in beautiful sights and sounds of this special pocket of Midtown. Combine all the ingredients and you have the recipe for a fun-filling and educational experience.

Small & Intimate

  • Our tours are limited to 2-16 guests.  Farm tours are limited to 14 passengers per tour.

Tours include

  • All food and beverage tastings
  • Trained culinary concierge but not gratuity for guide
  • Food Tour Tasting Guide with tour menu and locations
  • All taxes and restaurant gratuities -  guides are providing a service and appreciate all tips offered.
  • A Local Roots Food Tours reusable shopping bag for certain tours.

Please remember:

  • Each tour is unique; there is no overlap of restaurants from tour to tour
  • Substitutions can be made for many dietary restrictions with advance notice
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Seating opportunities can be limited and tickets sell out in advance
  • For more detailed information please visit our Local Roots Food Tours Frequently Asked Questions

Private Tour Information

Local Roots Food Tours are ideal for private groups!

  • Corporate events
  • Team-building / morale boosters
  • Girlfriends Getaway
  • Travel / family activity
  • Wedding weekend activity
  • Bachelor / Bachelorette parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Field trips
  • Staff appreciation day

You name it, we can probably do it. A private group tour can be tailored and customized to meet the specific needs and desires of your particular private event.

For more information please contact our Local Roots Food Event Planner