Winter?  Walking?  Food?

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If you enjoy food, you enjoy exercising, you enjoy beautiful scenery, architecture and history…..bundle up and come join us on our

Origins of Sacramento Food Tour

During the months of January and February, Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour will be exploring the very beginnings of Sacramento,  from Sutter’s colony Nueva Helvecia to the Fabulous Forties, with tastings of the best dishes the immigrants brought with them.  You’ll learn about how the many diverse groups forged our great city and created its agricultural dominance.

Participants enjoy a 3  hour, 2.5 mile flat walking route past historical national landmarks, gorgeous mission style churches and famed architecture throughout period neighborhoods (each stop is heated with comfortable seating to rest).  Liberally sprinkled among these sites are ethnic eateries that echo the region’s diversity.  Come taste Sacramento’s amazing authentic foods hailing from far flung lands such as Spain, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, and China’s Szechuan province.

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 gem eateries.  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. 

Typical tastings on our tour:

  • Amaretto custard french toast with local almonds
  • Pan Seared Scallops with Sweet Potato Puree
  • Fruit infused tequila with fresh strawberry and pineapple
  • Baby spinach, artichokes, chicken & feta cheese pizza
  • Refreshing Pilsner Urquell from Czech Republic
  • Stuffed Date w/ goat cheese and pancetta
  • Pork carnitas with caramelized orange glaze and fresh tomatilla salsa
  • Homemade apple strudel with walnuts and side of fresh vanilla bean cream

We offer two other walking food tours.  Our City of Trees Food and Cultural Walking Tour takes participants on a food exploration of downtown Sacramento’s two most historical neighborhoods.  Taking a journey 1 hour north of Sacramento to one of the oldest mining towns in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, our third food tour; Gold Discovery Food Tour in Nevada City is one not to be missed!