The Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour explores the very beginnings of Sacramento,  from Sutter’s colony Nueva Helvecia to the Fabulous Forties, with tastings of hidden gem eateries to local favorites.  You’ll learn about how the many diverse immigrant groups forged our great city and created its agricultural dominance.

Participants enjoy a 3.5  hour, 2.75 mile flat walking route past historical national landmarks, gorgeous mission style churches and famed architecture throughout period neighborhoods.  Liberally sprinkled among these sites are local eateries that echo the region’s diverse culinary scene.

Our Origins of Sacramento Food Tour finds us meandering through two very historical but popular neighborhoods; Midtown’s Sutter District and East Sacramento’s Fabulous Forties.  Stroll under tree-lined streets while you explore hidden gems.  Meet the talented and passionate chefs while sampling their creations….a foodie’s dream come true!  Local Roots Food Tours limits each group to 16 individuals to keep the experience small and intimate; each tour is narrated by our trained guides.  Special dietary needs can be met with prior notice.

Tours available Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays.  Private group tours are available 7 days a week including evening tours.   Tours launch at 10:15am.  Ticket prices range from $55 to $62 per participant.


Though subject to change, Typical tastings on our tour include:

  • Thai chicken salad with local roasted almonds, citrus vinaigrette
  • Tequila infused cocktail with fresh strawberry/mango
  • Local pork fried carnitas with black beans
  • Handmade and baked apple strudel with cream
  • Stuffed Date w/ goat cheese and pancetta
  • Seasonally flavored sunchoke and celery soup
  • Bahn mi chicken sandwich w/fresh veggie toppings
  • Fresh roasted organic coffee w/unique blends

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We offer three other walking food tours  and one fun culinary bike tour for your foodie cravings.    Our other Sacramento Food Tours;  Gourmet on ‘K’ Culinary Walking Tour takes participants on a food exploration of Sacramento’s original main street with an abundance of farm to table cuisine and history dating back to when it all began.  Love art, wine and food? You will enjoy our 2nd Sacramento walking tour: Urban Art, Food & Libations Tour! 

Our out and about culinary adventure will find you in Calaveras County in the quaint mining town of Murphys (voted on of the Top Ten Smallest Cool Towns in California!); Murphys Food & Wine Tour.  Oh The Places We Go!