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Roanoke Downtown Food and Cultural Tour

  • Take a walking food tour of Roanoke
  • Enjoy five to seven tastings at local eateries
  • Stop at some of the city’s iconic locations
Roanoke Downtown Food and Cultural Tour
From USD 55.40
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Roanoke Downtown Food and Cultural Tour
From USD 55.40
Discover Roanoke’s food, history, architecture and culture on this 3-hour, small-group walking tour. Try up to seven food tastings from local restaurants and specialty food shops. Visit the Hotel Roanoke, one of the top historic hotels in the US, plus Cedars Lebanese Restaurant, the famed Texas Tavern, and the most locally sourced downtown restaurant. Along the way, uncover hidden gems, iconic landmarks, back alleys and the Star City’s colorful history.
What to Expect
This guided historic downtown food and cultural walking tour will visit up to 7 food tasting locations within the colorful and booming downtown Historic District of Roanoke. Delicious samplings, enough for a hearty lunch for most, are served from locally owned eateries and legendary historic locations. Stops include one of the top historic hotels in the U.S., Roanoke’s most recent Lebanese food enterprise, an internationally acclaimed 24/7 “Tavern”, the most “locally sourced” downtown restaurant, a lesson in smoothies, and more. All food and beverage tastings are included in the ticket price.

During and between tastings, you’ll enjoy a glimpse into “The Magic City’s” untamed and wide open early days and how this impacted our local food scene and culture. You’ll learn how the local food scene is repeating historical patterns. And you’ll witness the city’s latest boom. An enthusiastic local guide will share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, local lore, legend, exciting local attractions, and restaurants.

Roanoke is rich in colorful history, culture, and one-of-a-kind culinary treats.  Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll never view Roanoke the same again.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2018
Wonderful tour!

A great variety of foods and really interesting and well-delivered history of the area. The tour size (our group was 11) worked well for getting around. Walking between the restaurants was nice and gave us a chance to see some of the downtown area. Our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RKexplore
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile
We had a great time!

I received a gift card for my birthday and my husband and I had wonderful time taking the Downtown Food and Cultural Tour. Mr. Gilbert was an amazing guide and our appetites were certainly pleasantly satisfied at the end of the tour! Book a tour...More

Thank Bridgett W
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Visiting to Roanoke for the first time

Becky was out guide and we went to 7 places and each place got better and better. History of Roanoke was really interesting and the best part was our tour started in the Hotel Roanoke. This up and downs of the whole town makes your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank SCTestrossa
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Roanoke Downtown Food and Cultural Tour Outstanding!

My husband and I (both retired) recently took the Food and Cultural Tour as a test run before we go back in October with 10 couples who are visiting Roanoke. Amelia was our guide and we have already requested her for our next tour. As...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Valiant1968
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Wonderful American tour

We were touring the USA from the UK & spending a couple of days in Roanoke visiting the Railway museums & staying at Hotel Roanoke. This tour seemed an ideal way to see the highlights of the city & have some food tasting at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gliddonfamily
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