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Valentine’s doesn’t have to come just once a year on a special day. Why not celebrate your love for food by participating on one of our culinary walking tours now until the end of March? We bring groups together who share one thing in common…their love for food. Let us feed you, quench your thirst and entertain you on one of our walking food tours in Sacramento or Murphys, California. Spend 3.5 hours with your family, friends or coworkers learning about where local farm fresh ingredients you will be consuming are being sourced from what local farms. Experience interactions with local chefs and restaurant owners hearing their story and where their passion comes from when it comes to food. Fall in love with your own city or backyard with historical stories that connect you with the local history. What a fun and memorable food lovers day!
A great way to spend your time with those you love, those you work with or those you live next to. Take advantage of our Food Lover’s Valentines Ticket Sale today by entering promo code: “HEART” and you will receive $10 OFF each ADULT TICKET for your online or over the phone order. Hurry! Sale ends February 28, 2014. Discounted tickets must be used by March 31, 2014. Click Here to ORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE. Call 1-800-407-8918 to place your ticket over the phone if you would prefer.
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. 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 Walking 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.
Book your food tour ticket(s) for one of our scheduled walking culinary tours within the date range specified:
Receive $15.00 off each ADULT TICKET by using promo code: HONOR.
Ticket sale is valid for tours schedule on Friday, November 7, Saturday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 11th ***VETERANS DAY.
Our culinary walking tours are 3.5 hour long in length and offer the opportunity to taste and drink from 6 to 8 establishments within the local routed area. If you are a food lover, love to get outdoors and walk and enjoy great company – come check out Local Roots Food Tours and know we appreciate everything you do for our country. For more details on our tours please visit us at: http://www.local-food-tours.com
Air is turning crisp, nights are short but simmering with wonderful flavors in our kitchens.
Why not join us for a fall walking food tour and explore the new flavors of the season!
Between October 15th thru November 15th you can SAVE $5 per adult ticket by using promo code: FLAVOR
Our tour menu has 4 wonderful options to choose from….once you participate in one of our tours, you definitely will want to experience the rest!
Our Walking Food Tour Options:
Urban Art Food, & Libations Walking Tour Offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour Offered Wednesdays and Saturdays
Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour Offered Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour Offered Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
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Celebrate Last Few Weeks of Summer on a Food Tour!
Local Roots Food Tours is in the last few weeks of summer offering culinary walking tours. Time sure flies by! We would like to thank all our loyal and tasty customers by inviting them to come explore their palates with us – this time bringing someone new with them to introduce them to Local Roots Food Tours. Even though its hot outside its nice and cool at the 6 to 9 stops we take our hungry tour participants. Our routes are blessed with the shade from our City of Trees landscape…what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Offering to 4 different culinary walking tour options the world is your oyster during these dog days of summer to get out and explore your palates!
Be adventurous and don’t let the heat dictate your options of fun these last few weeks of summer! Dog Days of Summer Ticket Sale is offering a special DISCOUNT CODE on any ADULT FOOD TOUR TICKET between July 30th thru Sept. 30th, 2014. Use Promo Code: “DOGDAYS” to receive $7.00 off any adult ticket purchased online. ***Excludes all gift certificate orders or private group tour experiences. Limited to 5 tickets per order. We can’t wait to see you on another one of our summer fun food-filled days! Buy Your Tickets ONLINE NOW by CLICKING HERE.
Thank You McDonalds (by Lisa Frank)
Picture angry Italians protesting with bowls of penne at the base of the iconic and beautiful Spanish Steps in Rome shouting “We don’t want fast food… we want slow food! It’s not a scene from a Fellini movie, but how Carlo Petrini started Slow Food. He and his pasta-wielding compatriots were outraged that a McDonalds was going to open there (and it did.)
His protest against the commercialization of a beloved landmark with the “Golden Arches” turned into an international organization founded in 1989 that today has over 150,000 members in more than 150 countries.
Slow Food’s mantra is good, clean, fair food for all. They want you to eat what is seasonal and local; respect the farmer and the produce/product; nurture the earth. Sound familiar? They believe that food should taste like, well, food and eating should take some time. Slow Food calls it the “pleasures of the table.” And it is not possible when a clown is looking over your shoulder. Or a creepy looking king. Or in your car. Or at your keyboard.
Slow Food opposes the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Life is diverse. Culture is diverse. Food is diverse. It should not all look or taste alike. Preservation of traditional or heritage foods, methods of preparation, and the culture associated with them is a worth while effort. That is the entire focus of the Center for Biodiversity. The premise is that if unique and tradition food products that are endangered can have an economic impact they can be saved from extinction. Enter the Presidia – local projects that devise a pathway for bringing a food or method of preparation back from the brink of being lost. The Ark of Taste is a catalog of foods worldwide being preserved through the efforts of Presidia. And these projects are not somewhere else. They are here: Blenheim Apricot, Charbono wine or Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple sound familiar? Clarksburg’s Chenin Blanc grape is close to be being listed.
Petrini wanted to make the connection between the plate, the palate and the planet. He calles it an “eco-gastronomic” movement that connected environmental sustainability (eco) to the study of culture and food (gastronomy). He took this idea even further by creating the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy (full disclosure, I’m an alumni) to create a new type of food professional, one who understands the entire food-production spectrum, from agricultural origins through industrial transformation and distribution, with particular attention to environmental and sustainability issues. These leaders, or Gastronomes as he calls them (us?), understand how to connect food processes to economic as well as communication systems, and the relationships within food-and-wine tourism, marketing of high-quality products, and promoting of the rich value of regional food traditions.
On the local front, California is now it’s own Slow Food Region. Our local chapter, Slow Food Sacramento bestows their annual “Snail of Approval” award upon local businesses that best represent the Slow Food Principles of good, clean, fair food for all. And to toot our own horn, Local Roots Food Tours has received the Slow Food Sacramento Snail of Approval because of our commitment to support business using fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable, or as we say FLOSS!
We congratulate our partners have also received a Snail of Approval for their use of seasonal, local and organically grown foods, including Centro, Café Bernardos, Hot Italian and Kupros.
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Go out and EXPLORE your own backyard w/ these fun & tasty July events in & around Sacramento:
Bonjour Bastille Day. If your vacation is now a “staycation” July is the time to get your French on and storm Midtown! The Sacramento Chapter of the Alliance Francaise will be celebrating Bastille Day, when the peasants stormed the Bastille Prison and started the French Revolution, with their Annual Waiters’ Race & Bastille Day Street Festival. July 13th 12 – 3pm at 18th & L Streets, Sacramento
Don’t lose your head at the 12th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake!” Fundraising Event.
Sample Sacramento’s finest French foods and outstanding local wines and coffees, enjoy live music, and feast your eyes on magnificent and mouth-watering cakes created by talented local bakeries and chefs. There will be a cake raffle and a silent auction as well. July 14th 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at The Grand Ballroom 1215 J Street $40 in advance; $50 at door
Are the Islands calling? Grab a lei or make a grass skirt and head to the Summer Luau Beer & Wine Tasting at New Glory Brewing. Celebrate summer in Hawaiian style at this fun wine and beer sampling event! The evening will offer tours of the brewery, and playing beer and wine trivia for prizes. Food trucks will be on site selling delicious food. July 13th, 1 pm at New Glory Craft Brewing, 8251 Alpine Ave $20
Feeling more local? GATHER is a unique event that takes place in the Oak Park neighborhood. It is a social experiment based around the idea that a neighborhood that eats together, stays together and strengthens the community.
Outdoor communal tables encourage a sense of community while you enjoy the warm (hot?) summer nights. The event offers a craft beer area, artisanal food vendors, designers, food demos interactive are, live music and a modular kids park. July 10th 5 – 9pm or August 14th 5 – 9pm in Oak Park at Broadway & 3rd Avenue
Something edgier? SactoMoFo’s Food Truck Mania will be at McKinley Park. It’s great music, lots of kid fun, a beer garden, and all your favorite food trucks! July 11th or August 8th from 5 pm – 9 pm at McKinley Park on Alhambra Blvd.
This camp has more than s’mores! Mad Food Science Fun Camp makes food and science in fun and educational. Campers learn nutritional concepts and explore the scientific properties of food through a series of fun hands-on experiments, including magical floating eggs, color changing milk, ice cream making and more. The week of July 21 through July 25 1pm – 4pm at Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive $130
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Exploring Sacramento Has Never Been Better Than Spring! And once the pollen has died down, there will be no end to the fun just waiting for you! So get out and get going ‘cause spring will be summer in no time at all.
It is the beginning of festival season in the Sacramento Region. Calendars ready? Adventure out to the colorful and educational Pacific Rim Street Fest in Old Sac & Downtown Plaza May 18th from 10am to 5pm – great food, amazing costumes and family-friendly! If you are looking for something fun, energetic and different check out Spanglish Arte’s unique Pinata Festival at Southside Park in Sacramento May 24th from 11am to 6pm. Have you ever been to a pinata-hitting contest? Guaranteed laughs….and of course lots of candy! Ready to get down and dirty? Kick it up a notch with crawfish and blues? Cajun and Blues in Isleton, the grand daddy of jazz festivals will be June 14th and 15th (Father’s Day Weekend).
You are probably asking….but where is the FOOD DRIVEN EVENTS and FESTIVALS? Good point….we got you covered! If you want to spend A Day on The Farm you can visit American River Ranch on May 18th for a day of learning, eating, music and celebrating the local farms bounty…..even cooking classes will be offered. Two great events to consider on Saturday June 7th - Sacramento VegFest – a food event celebrating plant-based foods and products with some world-class speakers. All takes place at the Red Lion Hotel – 11am to 6pm. Wanting more that weekend…head on over to Cesar Chavez Plaza for Sacramento Region’s Premier Wine & Food Festival – Grape Escape. Over 60 of the region’s wineries and 40 local restaurants – you won’t walk away hungry or dehydrated for sure! Advanced ticketing required for this event. If you are looking for a more Intimate Affair with food and smooth tequila then reserve your seats for a Pre-Father’s Day Tequila Pairing 4 Course Dinner at Mayahuel Tequila Museo Friday June 13th at 7pm. You can book your tickets thru Local Roots Food Tours who is sponsoring the event! Buy Tickets Here.
Futbol is here, fellow soccer fans! Say hello to the Sacramento Republic FC. Now that we have a team, let’s join the rest of the world and call it futbol. The Republics are currently tied for third place in the USL Pro standing. A great match up against LA Galaxy II should be your next sporting event in Sacramento – Saturday May 17th at Hughes Stadium. A few pointers: It is a match, not a game. It is a pitch, not a field. There are no time outs.
The boys of summer are back! The Sacramento River Cats are well into the swing of their season. And home games abound. Forget about Fix50, pull into Raley Field and take in American’s pastime on June 13th and 14th when they vs. Iowa. And for the second year, fireworks after every Friday night home game and Saturday game. If it’s good food and good beer you are after then you have come to the right place! Sure there are peanuts and cracker jacks, but also An Honest Pie – a food truck featuring sweet and savory pies, as well as an expanded menu from Broderick Roadhouse in the Jack Daniels Solon Club. There are gluten-free and vegetarian dining options. And don’t forget the beer garden. Going to a game has never been this delicious before.
You might not need a pig, but you definitely need to go to a market and ALL of our local Certified Farmer’s Markets are open. Over 11 to choose from in the area!! Find a market near you: CLICK HERE If you are looking to learn about the farm before you pick up your fork you should check out Sierra Foothills Farm & Wine Tour in Placer County on Saturday, May 31st or Friday, June 6th. Meet farmers, vintners and a pig named Gordo! Buy Tickets Here
Local Roots Food Tours will be going strong all summer long offering farm to fork walking food tours! What better time to learn about Sacramento and the hidden neighborhood eateries. They have Sacramento covered: Downtown, Midtown and East Sac all have delicious and interesting tours. Want a day trip? How about the charming town of Murphy’s in the foothills or a farm to fork tour in Placer County? Check out their food tour menu and dates to go: Local Roots Food Tours
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Local Roots Food Tours Partners with Local Venues for Exclusive Culinary Events
We are thrilled to announce our first quarterly series of special culinary venues for our loyal customers and their friends & family. We listened to our customer feedback and one of the biggest request we received was special culinary venues with local establishments. We are excited to announce our upcoming culinary venues in downtown Sacramento. These food events are limited seating and only being offered for a specific date and time. No time to think it over, these seats will be spooned up quickly. Sure to please everyone’s palate and appetite to learn more in our delicious culinary community with our local chefs and purveyors. Keep checking back with us on a quarterly basis for more event offerings. We are on a roll now!
Private Tequila Tasting Dinner – Friday, June 13th @ 7:-00pm
Experience the true way to pair some of the smoothest tequila with the tastiest meats and produce. Get up close and into the action pairing tequila with a taste of Mexico. Get your tequila notes ready and join us on Friday, June 13th at 7:00pm for a magnificent evening by advanced ticketing only. The dinner is being offered by Local Roots Food Tours and Mayahuel Tequila Museo in Sacramento. Come learn & taste your way thru Mexico with a bountiful 4 course meal with a hand-selected flight of tequila. Each course will be paired with the right tequila to perfection. One of Mayahuel’s Tequila Master will educate and entertain the participants with their wealth of tequila and all its nuances – participants will walk away from the event knowing more than they ever thought they would about tequila and unique ways to pair food with it. After your palates are replenished you will be leaving this exclusive culinary event with the knowledge on what type of tequilas pair nicely with what food. Bring your spouse, your best friend or your lucky neighbor and enjoy an evening you will always remember. Call 1-800-407-8918 for more information. Limited tickets available – intimate evening. Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online. $75.00 Per Person Not Including Ticketing Fee. Additional Tequila Cocktails Can Be Purchased w/ Ticket Purchase As Well.
3 Years & Going Ticket Sale!
Local Roots Food Tours is CELEBRATING their 3 years in offering culinary walking tours. Time sure flies by! We would like to thank all our loyal and tasty customers by inviting them to come explore their palates with us – this time bringing someone new with them to introduce them to Local Roots Food Tours. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for a lot of hungry customers who took the leap and came on one of our very first culinary adventures. It all began with our ever-popular City of Trees Walking Food & History Tour in the spring of 2011. Expanding to 4 different culinary tour options and our newly launched Exclusive Culinary Events – we are humbled by where we started and thrilled at what lies ahead for Local Roots Food Tours!
To show our gratitude and to say “Thank You” to all our fun customers we are offering a special DISCOUNT CODE on any ADULT FOOD TOUR TICKET between April 15th thru May 31st, 2014. Use Promo Code: “REPEAT” to receive $5.00 off any ticket purchased online. ***Excludes all gift certificate orders or private group tour experiences. Limited to 4 tickets per order. We can’t wait to see you on another one of our fun food-filled days! Buy Your Tickets ONLINE NOW by CLICKING HERE.
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Wanting to plan a PRIVATE GROUP TOUR for your food lover group? Dinner clubs, book clubs, newcomer clubs….the group tour options are ENDLESS. Please fill out our Private Group Tour Inquiry Form and our Event Planner will get back to you within 24 hours.
Family Reunion? Bachelorette Party? Graduation? So many spring and summertime events are coming up rather quickly. Let us plan your CUSTOM PLANNED FOOD TOUR today!
CELEBRATE PARENTHOOD WITH FOOD, HISTORY and GREAT FUN!
Parenthood needs to be celebrated with family, great food on a fun Local Roots Food & History Tour! Celebrate the moms and dads in your life by GIFTING a CULINARY TOUR GIFT CERTIFICATE.
Thank all the men and women who have made sacrifices all along the way in parenting. There isn’t a better time than MOTHER’S DAY and FATHER’S DAY to thank those very important and instrumental figures in your life. Why not celebrate by joining them on a walking food & wine tour? Have you ever met a parent who has turned away food when being offered? A day to relax and enjoy. No cooking, no washing dishes and no cleaning up. Pure and simply a day filled with food, libations and great history during a 3.5 hour walk along some wonderful neighborhood streets.
CELEBRATING PARENTHOOD GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE:
Purchase any 2 or MORE GIFT CERTIFICATES between April 15th thru June 15th and receive 20% off your entire gift certificate order. We offer VIRTUAL GIFT CERTIFICATES by CLICKING HERE. Discount will automatically be given once 2 or more gift certificates have been purchased. If you would rather receive a physical gift certificate to your wonderful parents or directly to you, please fill out our GIFT CERTIFICATE FORM and we will be in touch within 24 hours to complete your gift certificate order. Do you want to make it a FAMILY CELEBRATION? Why not? Add on extra tickets to make sure all the siblings are coming along to help mom and dad celebrate their special day and acknowledging all their sacrifices thru the years. What better way to unite your family than a food focused day out being guided by one of our talented and passionate culinary concierge. BUY EXTRA TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE.