Food Tours Link History and Sassy Southern Food

Take a delicious journey through the city.
  • Peachtree Food Tours takes you to a neighborhood fave for one sweet burger.
    Peachtree Food Tours takes you to a neighborhood fave for one sweet burger.
  • Feel like you've been transported to Europe at this café you'll visit with Peachtree Food Tours.
    Feel like you've been transported to Europe at this café you'll visit with Peachtree Food Tours.
  • Learn about the British, Native American, and African influences on Southern cuisine with Atlanta Food Walks.
    Learn about the British, Native American, and African influences on Southern cuisine with Atlanta Food Walks.
  • These foods were made for walkin'.
    These foods were made for walkin'.
Though there are several food tours available in Atlanta, here are two that entertain and delight whether you are just visiting or are a longtime Atlanta resident.

Atlanta Food Walks satisfy your appetite for historical insights and belly-filling Southern food. Tour owner Akila McConnell is a food and travel writer, so she is familiar with the restaurants as well as the history of the downtown neighborhoods you will visit during your tour.

The tour is perfect for Atlanta visitors as well as locals who don’t venture downtown often. Even if you’ve lived in Atlanta for a while there is still quite a bit you’ll glean about the city’s rich history on this food tour.

In addition to the fried chicken and barbecue, you also will spot some fantastic graffiti artwork and may even stumble across a movie set on your tour.

Tour Facts
  • When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Cost: $65 adults, $50 children (ages 13 and younger)
  • What’s included: 15 food and drink tastings at seven restaurants (enough for lunch)
Peachtree Food Tours cover Midtown Atlanta. Much like Atlanta Food Walks, there’s a great deal of history involved. You’ll hear about the transformation of the famed Peachtree Street over the decades. Owner/operator John Hannula, an Atlanta resident for nearly two decades, shares his knowledge, and his gregarious nature makes him a wonderful tour leader. As a former home builder, he is articulate in describing the gorgeous buildings along Peachtree Street. This tour is a fantastic introduction for newcomers to the city or those of you just visiting. Not only does the tour make stops at unique spots that exemplify Southern food, but Hannula offers insider tips for other places you must visit. Tour size is limited to eight to make for an intimate experience.

Tour Facts
  • When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Cost: $100
  • What’s included: Five stops
  • Tip: These Atlanta food tours are terrific ways to entertain out of town guests. Have fun!
Malika Bowling is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta and founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog. She has been a contributing writer to USA Today and Urbanspoon and has been featured on the Huffington Post. Malika also has served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals, including Taste of Atlanta. She is the president of the Association of Food Bloggers, and you can follow her on Twitter @ATLEatsNTweets and on Instagram @malika_bowling.

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