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PostHeaderIcon Summer Time Fun One Bite at a Time! Culinary Food Tours in Sacramento!

Summer Time Fun One Bite at a Time!  Take advantage of our “SWEET DEAL” during our summer GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE!  Birthdays, Anniversaries, A new bride & groom or simply to tell your neighbor “thanks” for watching FIDO while you were away on summer vacation.  Our culinary food tours make a great gift!!  Celebrate summer and all there is to be thankful and appreciative for by giving a FOOD TOUR GIFT CERTIFICATE.

Hurry!  Our SWEET DEAL PROMO is being offered only thru the month of JULY!!

Use Promo Code:  “SWEET DEAL” to receive 10% off any gift certificate order.  We can send your special gift to the lucky recipient by either snail mail or a virtual gift certificate.  The best part about this gift…..it only gets SWEETER and SWEETER and there is NO EXPIRATION DATE to use the gift!

To order online now please click here:  ONLINE GIFT CERTIFICATE ONLINE ORDER

Give us a call to place your order and remember to mention your SWEET DEAL to get your promotional discount!  1-800-407-8918

PostHeaderIcon Summer Fun on Culinary Walking Tours in Sacramento

  CELEBRATE SUMMER on a CULINARY WALKING TOUR!

Summer is upon us and so is the opportunity to explore your palate on 4 different CULINARY ADVENTURES with Local Roots Food Tours.  Bring your family and friends and SAVE on our  SUMMER FUN TICKET SALE now thru August 30, 2015.  We currently offer three different ways you can explore Sacramento’s Farm to Fork culinary options and their thriving restaurants.  Join us on our Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour if you want to experience some hidden gem mom and pop establishments in Sutter’s District and East Sacramento who know a thing or two about sourcing their ingredients from local farmers.  Why not explore Midtown’s Art Scene while eating and drinking some great food on our Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour.  If you want to be downtown Sacramento then you should definitely jump on board our Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour and learn more about the great things happening along The Kay District.  Want to take a road trip this summer?  Why not explore the ever popular and quaint town of Murphys, CA?  We offer our Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour on Fridays and Saturdays.

Take advantage of our Summer Fun Ticket Sale by using PROMO CODE:  FLIP FLOP on your ADULT TICKETS ONLY.  Save $12 per ticket with a maximum of 5 tickets per buyer.  Hurry!  Sale won’t last long and we sell out of many of our tours with a maximum capacity of 16 for each tour each day.  Our tours run Monday thru Saturday.  Check out our tour menu options or to PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW:  https://my.getinsellout.com/providers/local-roots-food-tours/list

PostHeaderIcon Treat Mom To A Delicious Food Tour!

It’s time to recognize all the amazing women in your life!  Step away from the cooking and cleaning and come enjoy a delicious day on one of our 4 Culinary Walking Tours in Sacramento or Murphys, CA.  4 hours of doing nothing but eating, drinking, socializing and having fun!  Sounds like a great day out for mom!  Take advantage of our Mothers Day Food Tour Ticket and Gift Certificate Sale NOW thru May 15, 2015.  Don’t wait until it’s too late!!

Use promo code: MOM to receive 15% off each ADULT TICKET -  You can place your order by calling 1-800-407-8918 OR

Order Your Tickets Now – CLICK HERE

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 moms to take the day off from her normal routine and celebrate life!  She will spend time learning and tasting, and she’s sure to come away feeling a bit more refreshed and ready to get back to being a busy mom!  Book some time for your entire family or sisters 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.

If it is a GIFT CERTIFICATE you are looking for to physically give to your special lady, we offer two types of gift certificates; physical certificates mailed personally to her with any message you would like (we also can mail directly to you so you can make a hand delivery!) AND our ONLINE Virtual Gift Certificates that can be emailed directly to you or to the recipient.  Easy as that!  Shop from the luxury of your own home and within a few minutes your Mothers Day Gift can be in your hands!  Use PROMO CODE:  MOM to receive your 15% off discount for each order you place NOW thru May 15, 2015.  Hurry!

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Spring Forward Food Tour Ticket Sale

Spring has Sprung!
Take advantage of our SPRING FORWARD TICKET SALE NOW thru April 30th, 2015. 
We want to celebrate our customers and all their guests by offering our annual spring ticket sale.  We wouldn’t be where we are today celebrating our 4th spring season at Local Roots Food Tour if it weren’t for our loyal customers who keep coming back for more culinary adventures!  It’s our little way of celebrating together and sharing in some great food, fun and memories!
Use promo code: SPRING to receive 10% off each ADULT TICKET -  You can place your order by calling 1-800-407-8918 OR

Order Your Tickets Now – CLICK HERE

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.

PostHeaderIcon Food Lovers Valentines Ticket Sale

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.

PostHeaderIcon Appreciation Ticket Sale for Veterans & Active Duty Families

We want to thank all those veterans who have served and their families during our annual Veteran & Military Food Tour Ticket Sale.

Book your food tour ticket(s) for one of our scheduled walking culinary tours within the date range specified:

Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour

Gourmet on K Culinary Walking Tour

Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour

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

PostHeaderIcon Flavors of the Season Food Tour Ticket Sale

FLAVORS OF THE SEASON SALE

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

BUY TICKETS NOW AND SAVE:   CLICK HERE

PostHeaderIcon Dog Days of Summer Ticket Sale – Hurry!

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.

PostHeaderIcon Sacramento Road Trip Adventures in July

Summer Is In Full Swing! (by Lisa Frank)

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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PostHeaderIcon Donut Dreams in Sacramento – Drool Worthy!

Dreaming of Donuts in Sacramento?  (by Lisa Frank)

Raised, glazed or crazed, donuts in their many forms are once again glamorous.  The lowly fried hunk of dough has recently been elevated to the ranks of the highfalutin croissant with a bastardization called the cronut (trademarked name FYI) or the dosant or doughssant.  The buttery goodness of a flakey croissant with the deep fried crunch of a donut, it might be what has been missing in your life.  It could be another fad like the donut hole craze (there are cronut holes too) or the ill-fated expansion of the South’s beloved Krispy Kreme franchise (there are still a few around), but then again, donuts have been around in one form or another since at least the 1800’s so they clearly have staying power.

Sacramento’s donut scene is clearly keeping up with players in the big cities.  So here is where to fill the need for all that yummy, fried goodness, whatever country it originated in.

Donut meet Happy Hour:  Ella’s has a Fried Brioche, with Bourbon Butterscotch Glaze and Candied Almond Dust.  How can that not be good?  And for only $5 during their award-winning happy hour menu – order me up 2 batches, please!  Okay while not technically a donut, it is fried dough so counts in my book.  Ella Dining Room, 1131 K Street (Corner of 12th & K Street, Valet parking available), Sacramento. Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3pm to 6pm.

Estelle’s Patisserie supports TGIF.  Check out their Doughnut Fridays with a filled brioche donut, or Croixnut Tuesdays AND Sundays.  With flavors like Vanilla Earl Grey, Salted Caramel or Cinnamon Sugar, your taste buds will thank you.  If you want to dream donuts all day, visit their mouth-watering Facebook page where they post their amazing croixnut and donut “fresh out of the oven” photos.  This is where you can keep up to date what their flavors of the week are!  Estelle’s Patisserie, 901 K Street (9th and K Streets), Sacramento.
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