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PostHeaderIcon City of Trees Walking Food Tour…Deliciously Entertaining!

Join us on a 3 hour guided culinary walking adventure  that takes you through this popular Northern California destination. Learn what continues to make Sacramento a unique and delicious city, one taste at a time. Explore tree-lined side streets with spring blossoms gracing the scenery, Italianate mansions, historical neighborhood districts and great restaurants all set within a beautiful Northern Sierras backdrop. Our three-hour signature City of Trees Food & Cultural Walking Tour will let you see California’s State Capitol city in a whole new light. Get an insider’s 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. This walking food tour, led by our trained tour guide, takes you into the heart of Sacramento’s historical neighborhoods. You’ll taste farm fresh ingredients that inspire local chefs, and explore beautiful mansions and their architectural history. This tour is a gastronomic adventure off the beaten path. Tours available Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:15am. Private group tours available upon request with group pricing. Ticket prices range from $42-58.00pp

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 and History Walking Tours in Sacramento

Northern California is blessed with so many great restaurants and shops, it can be confusing to know where to start.  Our tours are a great way to get acquainted with the local food scene, and a great activity for visitors, families, and co-workers alike.  We 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 three tours; each distinctly different.  City of Trees Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour and our Origins of Sacramento Food and Cultural Walking Tour based in Sacramento, and venturing north of Sacramento; Gold Discovery Walking Food Tour of Nevada City takes place in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 1 hour north of Sacramento.  Soon to launch (April 6th, 2012)  is our newest food tour; Murphys Food & Wine Tour in quaint historic town of Murphys in Calaveras County, about 1.5 hours south of Sacramento. 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.
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PostHeaderIcon SacTown’s Foodie Pie and Tart Tour At Last!

You better get your piece of the pie! 5 Stops on a Pie and Tart Tour of Sacramento! by Bethany Woy

January is National Pie Month! Who would have thought such a month would exist in our country!Follow me on our virtual Local Roots Food Tours Pie and Tart Adventure. A few “must stops” that serve some top notch slices of deliciousness that are on our food touring radar. Take a few minutes and see if any of these Sacramento dessert stops tickle your palate!

Rick’s Dessert Diner 2232 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816    (916) 444-0969

http://ricksdessertdiner.com/index.php

Typically served in Southern kitchens during the holidays, a Buttermilk Pie is always at the top of my list. Yes, it sounds a little odd but just imagine the most rich and luscious custard and add a flaky, buttery crust… You’ve got yourself a Buttermilk Pie. The delicious crust is filled with a buttermilk egg custard and topped with some nutmeg and lemon zest. Dee. Lish. Us. Rick’s Dessert Diner has been Voted Best of Sacramento for Dessert every year since 1986 and features over 285 desserts on their menu!

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PostHeaderIcon Culinary Tourism a Highlight in Sacramento

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When you hear the term; “Culinary Tourism”, do you automatically think about cooking classes or busloads of hungry individuals being taken from one winemaker to the next all in a days’ time?  Luckily, today we are talking about a much broader scope.  You don’t have to be wealthy or retired to enjoy culinary delights and highlights while traveling, or better yet, even in your own town.

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PostHeaderIcon Local Roots Food Tours Offers Turkey Trot Savings!

It’s that time of year!  Turkeys are scrambling trying to get out of sight of the local farmers, temperatures are dropping and food tours are in full swing, showcasing some of the best cuisine the city has to offer.  If you have ever wanted to go on a walking food tour but the price was holding you back – your time has come!  Local Roots Food Tours has got all the trimmings for an excellent afternoon of foodie fun! 
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PostHeaderIcon Food tours can be good for businesses and neighborhoods|SacBee Blog

Local Roots Food Tours was recently written up in the Sacramento Bee’s Appetizer Blog by Blair Robertson.   READ THE BLOG HERE.

Highlights of our walking food & cultural tours in Sacramento and what they are providing to the local community and businesses is spot on.  One of our biggest goals in offering walking food tours in the Sacramento Region is to bring more awareness to the community of what is behind the next door in Sacramento’s cuisine, the fantastic fresh local ingredients being brought in from local farms and showcasing the incredible history by exposing the roots to where it all began.  The most prevalent comment we receive in our reviews by tour participants is; “Wow, I didn’t even know that existed and I have lived down here for over 20 years”.

Our walking food tours, as stated by Blair Robertson, are a “Win/Win/Win” for everyone involved.  Knowing our company is expanding within the next month to more pockets of Sacramento as well as some great towns outside of the grid is very exciting.  We are moving in the direction we were hoping for and the reception has been amazing by our local communities and businesses.   Our summer months walking food tours have been very well received by locals as well as quite a few touring families who are looking to learn more about Sacramento and its amazing local roots!  Private group tours are always an option : Birthday, Anniversary, Bachelorette, Cooking and Book Clubs, Company Team Building…put a theme behind a food tour and we will guide and cater to your group’s needs.   Tours launch every Tues, Thurs, Friday and Saturdays.  6 different locations, great food and refreshing drinks included in ticket price.  Advanced ticketing is required.  Midtown Food Tours will be launching in August.  Keep checking back for more details on tickets and food tour menu teasers.

PostHeaderIcon Local Roots Food Tours Celebrating the 80′s!

Come join our culinary and cultural food tours in Sacramento this week as we take a step FORWARD by celebrating the 80+ degree weather!  Temperatures are cooling down but our tours are about ready to heat up in a week long offer!

Ticket prices are DROPPING for 1 week only!

$45.00 adult tickets for tours taken on

Tuesday, July 12th

Thursday, July 14th

Friday, July 15th

Saturday, July 16th

Take advantage of these lower priced tours for this week only by using special code: “80 degrees”.  Now that’s Groovy, Baby!

Looking for a birthday, anniversary or wedding gift?

Our gift certificates make a wonderful and unique gift option and we will honor these low ticket prices for the week for our gift certificate purchases.

More BANG for the BUCK option. Now that’s psychedelic!

Sale prices will end on Saturday, July 16th at 10:30pm Pacific time.

Have you wondered what a walking food and cultural tour was about?  Sound fun but you were waiting until the heat subsided before joining a tour?  Weather forecast is GOING BACK TO THE 80′s for the entire week! Our trained tour guides will be taking you on a 3 hour culinary adventure while walking under beautiful shade trees and eating at 6 different restaurants that share their air condition with us!  Refreshing drinks, local, fresh ingredients and great historical facts blended in.   Sounds like a great afternoon to us!  Come explore Sacramento’s hidden gems and enjoy the 80s! We might even have to have a “Name that 80′s tune” contest on our culinary adventure!

Advanced ticketing is required. Take advantage of this one week offer by entering special code: “80 Degrees”

PostHeaderIcon Walking Food Tours Aren’t For Everyone…Or Are They?

Walking food and cultural tours are being offered in cities all around the globe.

Walking food tours are not for everyone.  Don’t bother going on one if you are the type of person who:

1.  Would rather be inside in a stuffy office or house than be outdoors in the fresh air.

2.  If you simply don’t like to eat and try different types of food. You find food boring!

3.  If you enjoy eating out of a can or bag rather than fresh local ingredients prepared by an artisan chef just for you.

4.  If you are a loner and hate being around anyone.

5.  You could care less about the history of the city you are living in or visiting…learning about “the roots” sounds dirty to you.

6.  You don’t deal well meeting new people, making new friends/contacts. Shaking hands with chefs and restaurant owners sounds lame.

7.  Humor to you is like nails across a chalkboard…..jokes are not a part of your vocabulary nor do you like hearing any.

8.  Finding out where hidden gem eateries are and where great value meal offers are is a total waste of time and energy.

9.  You have a fear of getting lost even though a trained guide would be leading the way.

10.  You prefer to be in groups of more than 25 people at a time feeding off the same tray of food instead of your own personal fresh serving.

If you WEREN’T able to check off any 10 items above then WALKING FOOD & CULTURAL TOURS are just the activity you might be interested in participating in!

Learn more about your city’s great cuisine, architecture, history and culture all in one tour.  Traveling this summer?  Make sure to Google the city you are visiting and see if any walking food tours are offered.  It’s a fantastic way to get to know the city you live in, are visiting or hope to live in in the future.    Here is a listing of some Walking Food and Cultural Tours offered in some fun and tasty cities.  Check them out!

SACRAMENTO, CA: http://www.localrootsfoodtours.com

SEATTLE, WA: http://www.savorseattlefoodtours.com

PORTLAND, OR: http://www.forktown.com

MIAMI, FL: http://www.miamifoodtours.com

NEW YORK, NY: http://www.foodsofny.com

CHAPEL HILL, NC: http://www.tastecarolina.net

CHICAGO, IL: http://www.chicagofoodplanet.com

SCOTTSDALE, AZ: http://www.arizonfoodtours.com

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: http://www.twincitiesfoodtours.com

Buy your walking food tour tickets today and see why it is becoming the NUMBER ONE ATTRACTION in CITIES ALL ACROSS THE NATION!

PostHeaderIcon Listen! Local Roots Food Tours hits the airwaves June 25th & 26th!

We are thrilled to announce Local Roots Food Tours will be featured on the airwaves this weekend on 5 local radio stations w/ Kat Maudru’s Public Files!

FEATURED RADIO SEGMENTS:


KSEG (96. THE EAGLE): Sunday, 6:30am -7:00am

KDDO (The New 94.7):  Saturday, 6:30am – 7:00am

KCTC/ESPN (1320AM): Saturday, 6:00am- 6:30am

KDND (107.9 THE END : Sunday, 7:30am–8:00am

KBZC (106.5 The Buzz): Sunday, 6:00am-6:30am

Our owner, Lisa Armstrong, was invited to 96.9 Eagle by Public Affairs Director, Kat Maudru to talk about our walking food and culinary tours.  Kat has some terrific questions for Lisa and threw in a few tidbits or two!  The primary theme was Local Roots Food Tours mission of getting back to the roots of our surrounding communities’ agriculture and history.  Our trained tour guides get each tour participant to slow down and SAVOR each fresh signature dish and LEARN more about the chef’s passion in each dish created at each of our stops as well as what mom and pop owners believe makes them unique in their eateries.  Each participant is encouraged to EXPLORE these hidden gems in Sacramento’s beautiful neighborhoods all while CONNECTING it all together……the roots of our food and the roots of the people who make up our amazing communities.

Our summer food tours are in full swing; we offer Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday tours.  We begin early in the day and end before the heat is at its peak in downtown.  90% of our tour route is under shade with Sacramento’s beautiful tree-lined streets.  Each location  is air conditioned and serves refreshing ice water (or chilled wine!).  Take advantage of our SUMMER SIZZLE TICKET SPECIAL from now until JULY 5th.  Use discount code:  “SIZZLE” to get 25% off our regular adult ticket price!

As they say at Eagle 96.9;  “ROCK ON!”   Hope to see you on a food tour this summer!

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My favorite time to visit the foothills is the season of fall. It's worth the trip to Nevada City just to see the beautiful colors of the trees changing. We usually do a dinner or a play and always have a good time in Nevada City. This year we wanted to try something different so I did some Google searches and found Local Roots Food Tours. The tour was a blast! A walking tour with tastings at seven local eateries. The tour started at the National Hotel and ended in a cave at the Stonehouse restaurant. Our guide told fantastic gold rush history stories as we walked through town. The Nevada City vibe is amazing and the tour is a fun way to feel the spirit of the gold rush. I highly recommend this tour.
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