Here's a fun way to explore downtown Asheville! Take a walking tour with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours to sample the best cuisine and drinks, while learning about fascinating historical tidbits. Choose from two tours and wear your walking shoes for a 2-3 mile stroll with five or six stops. From chocolate to sake, expect a big variety of samples at local restaurants and bars that definitely makes a meal. Tours usually last about 3 hours.
Asheville Downtown Tasting Tour: Sample savory and sweet favorites from the best farm-to-table restaurants, eclectic cafes, and specialty food stores. Learn about the city's history, architecture, and culinary scene from your tour guide. Consider this a "walking brunch". We suggest eating a light breakfast since the tour usually starts around 10:30 AM, typically Thursday-Saturdays and Mondays. Go to the Taste Carolina Web site to check the current schedule. $55/person. The tours often sell-out, so buy tickets in advance.
Asheville Downtown Evening Tasting Tour: Visit speakeasies and innovative bars for craft cocktails, wine, and beer tastings - all paired with savory bites. Meet mixologists and take home some tips. Includes a journey underground to a brewery. Bring your ID. Tours usually start around 4 PM on Friday & Saturday. $75/person. Go to the Taste Carolina Web site to check the current schedule. $55/person. Tours often sell-out, so buy tickets in advance.
Our favorite was the housemade ice cream sandwiches with delicious combinations! Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours are located in many North Carolina cities, so they are definitely experts. They offer custom tours any day of the week for all sizes of groups. Go to their Web site.