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PostHeaderIcon Downtown Sacramento Walking Food Tour-Week of May 9th

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.

Explore tree-lined side streets, Italianate mansions, historical neighborhood districts and great restaurants all set within a beautiful Northern Sierras backdrop. Our three-hour City of Trees Culinary & 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 that only the locals are lucky enough to know about-until now.

By touring the city on foot, whether a visitor or a resident of Sacramento, uncover the hidden gem restaurants and establishments that you just don’t see driving by. Get tidbits of Sacramento’s history while tasting the scrumptious foods that make Sacramento’s culinary scene a regional treasure. Our brand new walking tour led by one of our culinary tour guides; City of Trees, takes you into the heart of Sacramento’s historical neighborhoods. Learn where our state politicians and local foodies dine. You’ll taste farm fresh ingredients that inspire local chefs. Explore our beautiful mansions and their architectural history. Our tour will take you on a gastronomic adventure off the beaten path.  Tours are offered throughout the week.  Check our event calendar to see available tour dates.

Typical tastings on our tour:

  • Spring Vegetable Risotto with spring asparagus and peas paired with local wine
  • Authentic Mexican meatball soup with homemade corn tortillas
  • Organic, fresh fruit smoothie loaded with vitamins and antioxidants
  • Handmade butternut squash ravioli with mushroom Marsala sauce
  • Fresh strawberry creme eclair
  • Spinach, basil and sun-dried tomato wrap
  • Cappuccino brownie with cinnamon creme filling

PostHeaderIcon Culinary Walking Tour for Mom? Best Gift in Town!

Treat mom to a day off and out of the kitchen.   Have 7 different restaurants cook for her all in one outing!  Sound fun?  It will be.  Thank your mom (or wife!)  by giving her a Local Roots Food Tour Gift Certificate. Let her select the day she would like to be pampered and treated like VIP.  Let us do the rest!  Visit us online @ http://localrootsfoodtours.com

Our walking food tours are all about Savoring the Food we taste at 7 different locations, Learning about the history and cultural homes and neighborhoods along our easy walking path, Exploring back roads and avenues that you normally don’t slow down to enjoy and Connecting to Sacramento in ways you never thought you would.  3 hours of eating, walking, talking and a laugh or two.  Going behind the scenes to personally meet executive chefs, store owners and fun staff in our tasting locations.  You will taste and see Sacramento in a whole new way!  Our trained culinary tour guides will guide you every step of the way!  We even celebrate birthdays and anniversaries on our tours.  Visit us online to read more about what unique opportunities await you and your friends.

Advanced ticketing required for all walking food and cultural tours.  Tours call sell out in advanced.  Group sizes are limited for a more intimate experience for each ticket participant.

PostHeaderIcon Walking Food Tours Equals Group Fun!

Walking Food Tours Offer Private Group Fun

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Local Roots Food Tours are ideal for private groups!

Do you belong to a group that looks for fun things to do in and around your community but are coming up with the same old things?  Are you traveling as a group to a city that none of you are familiar with and looking for ways to entertain each other during your visit?  Walking food and cultural tours offer an abundance of fun, food and friendships all wrapped up into one great experience.  On one of our private food and cultural tours your group will share in the same experiences as our daily public tours receives; however, you will be guided by one of our trained culinary concierges with one on one time at each local taste tasting stop.  It will be your own private party.  Private tours keep your experience intimate.  You can share all your inside jokes and nicknames with your group…..that is what makes a private tour so much fun!  Local Roots Food Tours offers many options on our private walking food and cultural tours. We cater to the following type of groups…..do you see your group listed here?

  • Corporate events
  • Office staff appreciation
  • Cooking club, book club, women or mens clubs
  • Greek organizations
  • Team-building / morale events
  • New employee / intern socials
  • Travel / family / cruise groups
  • Wedding weekend activity
  • Private cooking class/lunch with selected chef
  • Bachelor / Bachelorette parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Field trips to private local farms/vineyards

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.


Private group tours and memorable team events can be arranged by contacting Local Roots Food Tours by calling 1-800-407-8918 or via email (Contact Us). Our group tour staff will answer all of your questions by phone or email within a 24 hour period and also check on availability and other logistics.  Discounted group rates are available, depending on size of group.

Advance bookings are required; tours dates get booked well in advance. Weekday tours are much easier to book than weekend tours.  We will do our best to accommodate any particular requirements of your private group event.

We hope to see you and your group on one of our Local Roots Food Tours this spring and summer!

PostHeaderIcon Rain or Shine Walking Food Tours Gain Momentum

With all the rainy weather and the first day of spring almost over……one might be wondering what they can do outside for fun despite old man winter still sticking around to make a nuisance of himself.

If you like to eat, get to meet new people and share in some great food then you might want toconsider taking a walking food tour in your downtown area or the city you are visiting.  Walking food tours are held rain or shine and are gaining in popularity for the best activity to participate in with family and friends.  Participants are primarily inside the tasting locations and enjoy hearing all the great historical facts and stories from their tour guide.  Rain won’t take away the experience you will witness as you take a food tour.  Rain or shine, the  experience you will receive by being a food tour participant is well worth the outdoor conditions that might be hitting your area with weather.  Your food tour ticket includes food tastings such as delicious warm soup, fresh hot pasta, fresh coffee or hot tea, piping hot pizza….all to warm your body and soul and entertain your taste buds.   Bring your family, friends and anyone else who is wanting to go explore your city!  Here is a list of the top 5 items we recommend you bring along on a “rainy day” to make your walking food and cultural tour experience the best time you could have.

5 Top Items to take with you on a rainy day to a walking food tour:

1.  Raincoat and or umbrella.  Boots or waterproof shoes

2.  Bottled water

3.  A waterproof bag/back pack to keep your papers and personal belongings dry

4.  A camera -  you will still find many “kodak” moments

5.  Your sense of humor that no matter what….you will be guaranteed fun with your food tastings led by your talented food tour guide

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I spent a few hours in my own hometown of Nevada City having a great foodie experience, learning about our local history, and even getting a bit of exercise. I was able to try some restaurants I hadn't yet visited and even walked away with a little more knowledge about Nevada City. The tour went a little over the 3 hours but it felt like it had just started when it was time to go. Eric is very knowledgeable about the area and has worked with local business owners who educated and shared with us their passion for food/coffee/wine. Be sure to bring a camera and comfortable walking shoes as Eric leads you through town, pointing out historical architecture and sharing the history of the area. I highly recommend the Nevada City tour and I plan on signing up for the Sacramento tours. I can't think of a better way to discover new places!
Broad Street Inn, Nevada City, CA

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