Nashville Food Tour

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The Best Food Tours In Nashville

Welcome to Local Tastes of Nashville! We invite you to join us for an exciting taste adventure on our Nashville food tours. Come along as we taste great food, enjoy local flavors, and sample some of Nashville's best locally-owned restaurants! This is no ordinary food and walking tour in downtown Nashville. We offer public food tours that are fun and informative, and seasoned with great flavors. We also offer private food tours uniquely curated for your special events.

The Gulch food tour starts at the downtown Westin Hotel. You'll visit 4-5 of the Music City's most popular restaurants, sampling iconic Nashville tastes, like smoky barbecue, Nashville Hot Chicken, and delectable desserts. With your entertaining tour guide leading the way, you'll hear great stories about Nashville's food and history.

Take a Nashville food tour through the Farmers' Market, Germantown historic neighborhood, and the majestic Bicentennial Mall with our Historic Germantown Food Tour. You'll stroll the charming brick sidewalks, relish in the quaint Victorian architecture, and enjoy stops at some of our favorite local restaurants. You will savor classic Nashville tastes such as local barbecue, favorite & classic southern sides, iconic southern fried chicken (maybe even "Nashville Hot!"), plus some of Nashville's most celebrated sweets & desserts!

Our walking food tours in Nashville are 2.5 to three hours of delicious food and great fun on one of the best sightseeing tours in Music City. Kick up your food tour fun by adding our Toasting Upgrade to include local craft beers, wine, or Nashville cocktails with your food.

For a unique Nashville experience, try Speakeasy Nashville: A Tippling Touring and Tasting tour! Visit local speakeasy bars for Prohibition-inspired, crafted cocktails and delicious appetizers. You'll have a great time with your local guide. These groups are kept small for a truly exclusive time out in Music City.

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Duration
2 hours 45 minutes
Group Size
Up to 12

Nashville's "GULCH" Neighborhood

Between Downtown & Midtown; between So Bro & Music Row;
The Gulch is Nashville's vibrant center of high-rise living, shopping, nightlife, and food!

To begin, we welcome you at the Westin Nashville Hotel -- a modern Nashville landmark -- right next to the Music City Center. From there, it's a short walk to the Gulch where you will indulge your taste buds at 4-5 popular restaurants. Some of the most popular tastes have included Tennessee's best barbecue, Nashville Hot Chicken, and mouth-watering desserts. Along the way, you’ll hear fun background on Nashville’s food and history from one of our friendly and talented guides! And don't forget to add the "Toasting Upgrade" package during check-out if you'd like to add 2 or 3-drink adult drinks to your tastings!

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Duration
2 hours 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 12

Historic Germantown Food Tour

Get ready for Music City favorites like barbecue, hot chicken, and some irresistible sweets! The historic Germantown neighborhood (once famous for butchers and Master Brewers) is one of Nashville’s oldest, with a magnificent view of the state Capitol Building.

Our walking tour covers about 1.6 miles and includes mouth-watering food from the iconic Farmer’s Market and 3-4 other neighborhood eateries. You'll enjoy a stroll through the majestic Bicentennial Mall Park, past Victorian homes, quaint brick sidewalks, and vibrant, photogenic murals. Our local, friendly guides keep it FUN!

And don't forget to add the "Toasting Upgrade" package on check-out if you'd like to add 2 or 3-drink adult drinks to your tastings!

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Duration
2 hours 45 minutes
Group Size
4 to 80

Private Tour - Historic Germantown

Who Should Consider A Private Group Tour?
Our Private Group Tours are the perfect activity for a variety of events and special occasions:

Special Events

  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Bridal or Baby Showers
  • Fun Corporate Events
  • Wedding Anniversary

Education

  • School Field Trips
  • Culinary & Cooking Groups

Just For Fun

  • Large Friend & Family Outings
  • Weekday/end Group Activity
Duration
2 hours 45 minutes
Group Size
4 to 80

Private Tour - Nashville's Gulch!

Between Downtown & Midtown; between So Bro & Music Row;
The Gulch is Nashville's vibrant center of high-rise living, shopping, nightlife, and food!

To begin, we welcome you at the Westin Nashville Hotel -- a modern Nashville landmark -- right next to the Music City Center. From there, it's a short walk to the Gulch where you will indulge your taste buds at 4-5 popular restaurants. Some of the most popular tastes have included Tennessee's best barbecue, Nashville Hot Chicken, and mouth-watering desserts. Along the way, you’ll hear fun background on Nashville’s food and history from one of our friendly and talented guides! And don't forget to add the "Toasting Upgrade" package during check-out if you'd like to add either a 2 or 3-drink package of paired adult drinks to your tastings!

Who Should Consider A Private Group Tour?
Our Private Group Tours are the perfect activity for a variety of events and special occasions:

Special Events

  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Bridal or Baby Showers
  • Wedding Anniversary
  • Fun Corporate Team Building

Education

  • School Field Trips
  • Culinary & Cooking Groups

Just For Fun

  • Large Friend & Family Outings
  • Weekday/end Group Activity
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Duration
1 to 3 hours
Group Size
At least 4

Customized Team Building & Corporate Tours

Take the stress out of organizing corporate events! We would love to organize a delicious, fun, and educational team-building or corporate tasting tour for you. We can make adjustments to meet the needs and purposes of your group outing. If you want to add adult drinks or specific foods, we would be happy to work with you.

Corporate Events

  • Team Building Functions
  • New Employee Socials
  • Networking Groups
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
2 to 8

Speakeasy Nashville! A Tasting & Tippling Touring Experience

Experience the fun of toasting, tasting and touring within a Prohibition-themed setting! Step out for a very special walking and tasting tour of Nashville's edgier past. Get exclusive access to several Prohibition-inspired restaurants, bars and lounges.

Sip & stroll your way through scofflaw history at 3 stops, with authentically curated cocktails, paired with unique appetizers. This isn't a "pub crawl"! It's an experience offering access to some of Nashville's most exclusive speakeasy bars. Group size is kept small to make for an intimate experience.

Join like-minded time-traveling toasters who will be escorted by your own personal guide, server, historian, and humorist! No waiting in lines or elbowing your way through crowded bars.

Enjoy this elevated experience with other fun-loving "Flappers" and "Jazzy Jakes" as you get inside access to some of the secretly swankiest joints in town!

For more information, email: info@speakeasynashville.com

Why choose us?

Nashville Food Tours With Entertaining Local Guides

The team at Local Tastes of Nashville is passionate about sharing the local history and flavors of Nashville with fun and informative food tours. Through our contacts with top local restaurants, we've curated Nashville's best food tours presented by Nashville entertainers and artists. Our knowledgeable local guides are some of the most fun guides in Nashville.

Tasty

A walking & tasting tour is the perfect way to explore a new city and try new foods! You'll get to sample local cuisine and learn about the culture and history of the area from your knowledgeable local guide.

A walking & tasting tour is the perfect way to explore a new city and try new foods! You'll get to sample local cuisine and learn about the culture and history of the area from your knowledgeable local guide.

Fun

A walking & tasting tour is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends or family! You'll laugh and learn together as you stroll through the city and taste delicious food.

A walking & tasting tour is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends or family! You'll laugh and learn together as you stroll through the city and taste delicious food.

Local-Oriented

A walking & tasting tour is the perfect way to get to know a new city! You'll learn about the local history and culture while sampling the delicious food the area has to offer.

A walking & tasting tour is the perfect way to get to know a new city! You'll learn about the local history and culture while sampling the delicious food the area has to offer.

Location

Visiting Nashville

Nashville is the country music capital of the world, but there is more than country music that gave this bustling city its Music City moniker. Nashville is a worldwide music hub for rock, pop, bluegrass, jazz, classical, blues, soul music, and contemporary Christian music. Music artists like Kid Rock, Bon Jovi, the Blackeyed Peas, and Michael Buble have written and recorded their music here. Visitors can experience this rich history with stops at the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as the new National Museum of African American Music.

Nashville is sizzling with a well-earned reputation for amazing food! We're famous for some of the best barbecue on earth, buttery biscuits, and our world-famous Nashville Hot Chicken. In addition to these classic Nashville tastes, the world's hottest chefs are now in Nashville, serving up fresh interpretations to thrill and amaze!

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (615) 800-7052. Cash is not accepted for ticket purchases.

For the Gulch & Union Station Tour
There is parking near the Union Station hotel but it can be expensive. Cheaper parking is near where the tour ends at Pine Street Flats on Gleaves Street Browse this map!

For the Historic Germantown Food Tour
We do not have parking at the Farmers Market because it is only 2-hour parking. If you need to drive, you can park at the Goodwill Lifsey Building 937 Herman Street. This link will show you where it is in relation to the Farmers Market. From there walk through the parking garage of
the 909 Flats between 9th Ave N and Rosa L Parks, cross Rosa L Parks and then you arrive at the Farmers Market!

Tours are held rain or shine. We do ask that you check the weather forecast and dress appropriately if inclement weather is predicted. In the case of an unusual and severe weather incident, a tour may be canceled for safety.

Restrooms will be available at the beginning and at most locations throughout the tour.

Our food tours of Nashville last approximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours and cover less than two miles. We will be sitting at several restaurants along the way, so you have opportunities to rest. We walk at a moderately casual pace, stopping frequently at tasting locations and neighborhood sites.

The tour includes 4-5 food tastings at restaurants and specialty shops, enough for a satisfying meal!

Absolutely! Even if you know the neighborhoods, you may learn about new restaurants. We will share some fun facts about the neighborhood’s history, architecture, and culture that you may not be aware of. You may discover places that you want to return to with friends or family. Locals find that these tours are an excellent activity for entertaining out-of-town families and guests.

Yes, gift cards are available and make a great gift for family and friends. Please click here to purchase gift cards.

Yes, Local Tastes of Nashville will gladly arrange a private group tour for any outing, corporate activity or celebration! Please visit the Private Group Tours page for more details.

Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not mandatory, if you had a great time, tips are graciously accepted and appreciated by the tour guides. The standard gratuity in the industry is 20%.

Since the tour has been coordinated in advance to ensure an on-time tour and fresh food tastings, it is critical for us to stay on schedule throughout the tour. We do ask that you refrain from much shopping until after the tour.

Yes, children may participate in the tour. Parents, who know their children best, should assess whether a three-hour walking food tour is appropriate for their own children. We do not recommend this tour for children under 11 years of age.

One shop in Germantown has stairs but the guests do not eat inside. The Gulch has stairs en route to a restaurant. Also, note that many of the sidewalks in Germantown are brick.

We can provide vegetarian options in most tasting locations with advance notice. Please be sure to make us aware when purchasing tickets as we might not be able to arrange for alternative options on the day of the tour.

Please be sure to let us know if you, or anyone in your group, have a dietary restriction or food allergy when you purchase your tickets. Many restaurants offer options. With advance notice, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

For the comfort of all of our guests and per Tennessee regulations prohibiting animals in establishments serving food, we do not allow pets on our tours.

Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or unforeseen circumstances with our company. Otherwise, all sales are final.

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