Greeting Foodtopia fans! Here at Eating Asheville we take great pride in being able to showcase so many of Asheville’s best restaurants to locals and visitors alike. Through our seven year history we’ve been able to conceptualize several different kinds of tours. In addition to our downtown tours we’ve ventured into the realm of South Slope as well as West Asheville food tours. We love seeing what is being dished up all over our foodie town and equally enjoy sharing it with our guests. We are currently offering 3 kinds of tours, below is a break down of each of those and what they entail.
The Classic Tour
The original Eating Asheville Tour offers the opportunity to visit several of Asheville’s best restaurants in the bustling Foodtopia of Downtown Asheville. The Classic Tour offers a variety of experiences ranging from fine dining to bars, hidden gems to some of Asheville’s best known restaurants. This downtown food tour is the best way to discover the wide range of eateries that put Asheville on the Foodtopia Map. Plus, learn about the interesting cultural history of Asheville as you’re lead through the beautiful streets by one of EA’s expert Food Guides. The Classic: Downtown Asheville is available almost every day of the week! Each Classic tour is roughly 2.5 hours, includes at least 6 stops and at least 3 alcohol pairings.
The High Roller Tour
Take a walk on the finer side of Asheville’s culinary hotspots, sitting down to a diverse sampling of elegant food and drink pairings chosen by notable Asheville chefs and beverage experts. With stops including at least seven restaurants and bars, dessert, and at least one of Asheville’s James Beard nominated chefs on each tour, you’ll discover why this food tour is called “The High Roller,” and why Asheville is a leader in the national culinary scene. The High Roller tours is approximately 2.5 hours, includes at least 7 stops and at least 5 drink pairings.
The Dinner and Drinks Tour
Thirsty for a taste of Asheville but don’t know where to start? This 2 hour tour is a great way to quench your thirst as well as sample some of the best food downtown. This is the newest tour to the EA family and one of our most exciting! Experience 3 of Asheville’s top mixologists, a local craft beer, and large portions of delicious food at every stop. This tour will share the rich history of Asheville’s best speakeasies, and still leave time for evening activities. Each Dinner and Drink tour is roughly 2 hours, includes 4 stops and 4 alcohol pairings.
Did you know that Eating Asheville also does Private tours?? Celebrate your next special event with a private Eating Asheville food tour. We have planned memorable team-building events for many local and national companies. An Eating Asheville private tour is the perfect way to entertain clients, have a unique bachelorette tour or reward hard working employees, and a great way to check out several of Asheville’s most popular restaurants in one day. Eating Asheville private tours are fully customizable, so give us a call and one of our private tour coordinators will be happy to help you plan your ultimate experience.
What kind of restaurants can you expect on an Eating Asheville tour?? Our tours include about 40 of Asheville’s best restaurants with the idea of showing guests a broad spectrum of the delicious kinds of cuisines that exist here in Foodtopia. We are proud to represent James Beard nominated restaurants such as Table, Cucina 24 and Rhubarb. We also take pride in taking guests to local hidden gems such as Zambra and Mojo Kitchen as well as our own personal favorites like Aux Bar and Strada Italiano. In addition, we love having the opportunity to showcase the fun international spots in town such as Blue Dream Curry, Hemingway’s Cuba, Mountain Madre Mexican Kitchen and Addissae Ethiopian! A full list of all our restaurants is available here.
We are always looking for new ways to show off the Asheville restaurant scene, so be sure to keep a look out for new tours being offered in the future! In the meantime, snag your tickets and check out one of our current offerings to get a taste of all the delicious things downtown Asheville has to offer! Tickets may be booked online at www.eatingasheville.com or over the phone at 828-489-3266.