Atlanta's Southern Food Tour

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Stop At: Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours, 180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1312

Your Atlanta food tour takes you off-the-beaten path to Atlanta's historic downtown neighborhoods to try 15 mouth-watering tastings from 7 restaurants and food shops. The 3.5 hour small group tour will introduce you to the history and diversity of Southern food as you try soul food, barbecue, Lowcountry cuisine, Creole-style candies, and today’s newest Southern specialties.

Your guide will entertain and inform you on the easy 2 mile walk with stories and insights into the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta yesterday and today, and the city’s food culture. In fact, some guests have said that this is the best value in the city because it's both a food tour and a history tour in one!  You'll be introduced to neighborhoods and stories about Atlanta that even locals don’t know!  Feed your belly and your mind with Atlanta's most unique culinary experience.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Paschal's, 180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

One of the country's most famous soul foods and the unofficial headquarters of the Civil Rights Movement, this incredible restaurant will fill you up with its delicious traditional soul food.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Fairlie-Poplar, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

See this historic area with an incredible guide who will share the important moments that happened in this area.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Woodruff Park, Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Take amazing pictures at the iconic ATL playground and see the city's oldest skyscraper.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sweet Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA

Sweet Auburn is a historically African-American area, closely associated with the Civil Rights movement. It's known for its street art, hip bars, and eateries.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: John Lewis Mural, Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

John Lewis was a founding leader of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, as well as, a civil rights activist.

Stop At: The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Ave SE Intersection of Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303-3012

Referred to as the Curb Market by locals, it houses thirty local businesses, including produce, butchers, seafood, a full service​ bakery, a cooking school, pharmacy and ten of the most popular eateries in the city. You'll eat your way around the market here, stopping in with some of the city's best restaurants.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Activity Details
Discover incredible Southern food on a delicious 3.5 hour food tour through historic Downtown Atlanta! Led by a food expert, your tour includes 15 food tastings from 7 locally-owned restaurants as you explore the neighborhood that was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Try Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite fried chicken and eat your way through Atlanta's oldest produce market. This essential Atlanta tour will give you a strong overview of both Southern food and the Civil Rights Movement.

Named by the Sydney Herald Sun as one of the top 50 food experiences in the world and by National Geographic as the top tour to experience the city, this tour is a must for food lovers, history enthusiasts, and anyone who wants a great time!
Departure & Return
Departure Point180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA Departure Time11:00 AM
ReturnThe Municipal Market, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
What's Included
  • 15 food tastings, including an alcoholic beverage at 7 locally-owned restaurants
  • A friendly and insightful food expert who will guide you through the history of Southern food
  • Walking and historical tour through Historic Downtown Atlanta
  • Small group tours of no more than 8 people
  • Discount and coupon book for food tour guests only
  • Entry/Admission - Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Paschal's
  • Entry/Admission - Woodruff Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Sweet Auburn Curb Market
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The tour is over 2 easy miles through Downtown Atlanta with plenty of rest stops. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, rain or shine, please dress appropriately and carry an umbrella.
  • If you have food restrictions, allergies or aversions, please note them in the Special Requirements section.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Emily was fun and very informative! Enjoyed it and would highly recommend it!
    The food was amazing and plentiful. Don't eat before you go - you will regret it!!!
    Anyone is Atlanta should take this tour!!

  • We have taken food tours before with Viator in Rome and had a great time! However this tour even topped that! Jamie our tour guide was wonderful! She truly catered to us and helped make it a spectacular food tour. She knew her food and history of the area. We chose this tour because we wanted to taste the food of the local restaurants! All the food was delicious! We would go again in a heart beat! If you only have time for one food tour we would highly recommend this one and ask for Jamie!

  • This tour would have been worth every dime if all I had experienced was the fabulous food but it gave so much more. As we walked the streets of Atlanta I learned about the history of the city and that of the people who walked its streets. I learned more about the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King's journey than I would have thought possible in three hour's time. It was one of the most moving experiences I've every had.

  • Ask for Jennifer! She is amazing, wonderful person and tireless. THE FOOD... what can you say when you go chasing food... FUN. Except for the pork belly, but people, go do and have the time of food , fun, and be educated!

  • Amazing food, interesting history and Emily was very interactive and informative. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Atlanta.

  • What a wonderful tour--the food was delicious, Emily, our tour guide was perfect--informative and smart and funny was perfect. Good walking as we ate and ate. All the places we stopped were great--very worth the price

  • Our food tour was absolutely wonderful. Jennifer and Jamie were excellent guides. They worked together well and were extremely gracious. When asked what was my favorite part of the trip, honestly it was all so good - the history, food, people, guided! Great experience! Thank you ladies!

  • The best part of the food tour was the historical context Joy provided. I learned so much about the civil rights movement. I

  • For the price you pay, you get so much for your money. You start at about 1100 and by my recollection the tour ended at about 1500. We had Jennifer who was an amazing host. Her local knowledge was unrivalled, and I enjoyed hearing the many stories about Atlanta and its rich history in food and the civil rights movement. I was not disappointed with any of the food stops and I guarantee you wont be either! Definitely sign up to take your tour with Atlanta Food Walks itll be peachy.

  • Met up with our Guide at Paschal’s, the tasting menu here was very good, our guide, Emily, was very cheery and pleasant and knowledgable about her subject. The one drawback on this tour was the heavy rain which restricted the walking somewhat, but our fellow tourists were good company and made light of the weather! At each stop we received a small but tasty snack and the cuisine covered all aspects of the South. Our final stop was the market, the meat pies here were delicious! Came away from this tour having tasted a wide variety of southern food and learned a lot about Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. As well as our guide I would like to thank the other guests who assisted with my wife who has mobility issues!

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