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Why Take a Food Tour When You Travel

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Have you ever taken a food tour when you travel?  Keep reading to find out why these tours can enhance your trip and get a deeper connection to the food scene in the city you’re visiting.

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Whether you are in Paris or just on a local weekend getaway, you can almost always find a quality food tour from a great food tour referral or by utilizing travel review sites like or

One of the many great things about taking a food tour is that you will often find places that you wouldn’t have found on your own. You could venture down alleys and stumble upon a restaurant or market that you didn’t know existed.  Taking a food tour will offer a deep dive to the culture of an area through their cuisine and the tour guide is also a city ambassador that will fill your mind with history, architecture and cultural information along the way.

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While on a food tour, you will often get to meet the owners and chefs…learn about their culinary background/education, hear personal stories and answer questions about their love of food and why they chose their city to do business.  We’d like to share some of our favorite food tours that we have done in our travels… links listed below and we hope you try some of these soon, you won’t be disappointed!

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image credit- Tru Bahamian Food Tours- Gourmet Chocolates that look like art!

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image credit- Avital Food Tours  Sampling local produce in San Francisco- Mission District

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image credit- Taste of Thomasville Food Tours  Tasting some locally made cheese, burger and fresh cut fries.

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image credit- Unexpected Atlanta Tours- Learn the food origin stories on the Downtown Southern Food Tour