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Knoxville Food Tours

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Address: Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number:
+1 865-201-7270
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

From acclaimed and awarded restaurants and chefs to Knoxville's best kept...

From acclaimed and awarded restaurants and chefs to Knoxville's best kept secrets, there's always something new to discover on a Knoxville Food Tour!Hear the history of some of Knoxville’s most notable districts, sample food and drink from a rotating selection of locally owned restaurants and specialty food shops, and meet the people who bring this unique culinary scene together. Whether you are a local, newbie, visitor, or hosting out of town guests, a Knoxville Food Tour is the best way to taste the highlights of the city!

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Great way to get a taste of Knoxville

Purchased this for my wife as a gift and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Paula did a great job of organizing the tour and the food was quite good. Our tour started with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Purchased this for my wife as a gift and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Paula did a great job of organizing the tour and the food was quite good. Our tour started with the Market Square Cafe, then Bistro at the Bijou, Dazzo's and ended with dessert at Cafe4. Also, it's important to note that you get plenty of food... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It was brutally cold visit but Paula put together a nice, close itinerary with great options and huge portions. She knows Knoxville history so learned little tidbits along the way. Highly recommend!

Thank cathleentracy
Troy, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

After completing the 6th Knoxville Food Tours, we finally decided we really needed to write a review and expression our satisfaction for each and every one of the unique tours we have experienced. Our second home is located in Tennessee so each time we have visitors come for the weekend, we contact Paula and she is always willing and able... More 

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Paula, our hostess was very gracious and informative. The food was superb and we discovered some eateries that we did not know existed in Knoxville. It was a great time of food, (plenty of it!) history and conversation. Paula was very knowledgeable about the history of the buildings and area.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

It was a cold windy day and so much fun to walk and hear all about downtown Knoxville. It was so exciting going to the different restaurants and trying different foods. It was nice meeting different people. Our guide was nice, friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Paula is a very nice lady to work with; however, I felt like the whole experience was rather unorganized. Our first stop was to be at Drink for cocktails and appetizers. On the day of our event (group of 20) we were told Drink had booked their establishment for a corporate party and would be closed for the evening. Not... More 

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Girdwood, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was our first food tour but won't be the last. Paula did a wonderful job of combining food stops with interesting bits of Knoxville history. The restaurant selections were as varied and interesting as the participants. The town has quite a foodie scene and the opportunities of a cosmopolitan city with small town charm. I suggest scheduling or joining... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Paula was amazing! We went to "four" of the best restaurants in the Knoxville Market Place -- the food was incredible! All the restaurants were prepared for us -- we were taken right in and had specialty drinks and food prepared for us -- like we were celebrities!! It was a blast! Come hungry!

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

What a great way to spend an afternoon ! Paula was a delightful, knowledgeable guide. Our stops were well planned and delicious .You can have a cocktail if you like. Tupelo Honey was our favorite destination. Amazing salad, power bowl, fish n chips, and sweet potato chips . Yum. Not only delicious but so interesting to meet and talk with... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Paula was a great tour guide, telling us interesting facts about Knoxville (and we have lived here all our lives!), and was friendly and nice. Coworkers and I had wonderful outing. From the delicious buttermilk biscuits and chocolate croissants at Market House Cafe to the pumpkin spice pancakes at Pete's Diner, to the delicious grits bowl at Tupelo Honey Cafe,... More 

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