Discover the bustling culinary scene of Knoxville on a voyage of discovery that takes you behind the scenes at some of the city's most celebrated eateries.
From acclaimed and awarded restaurants to Knoxville's best kept secrets, you'll discover the city's real culinary gems in the company of a passionate foodie guide.
Sample delectable foods and meet the personalities behind the businesses that craft these incredible culinary delights. You'll learn about the colorful history of Knoxville as you savor great-tasting bites from a hand picked selection of locally owned restaurants and specialty food shops.
Whether you're a newcomer to the city or a seasoned local, you'll love this walking dinner party in the company of like-minded individuals.
The tour covers 0.8 miles and focuses on small eateries, restaurants, and specialty shops. You will have a wonderful time exploring these hidden treasures while learning about the history and development of the historic neighborhoods. Venues visited change throughout the year.
Tours take place from 2:30 - 5pm on Fridays and Sundays throughout the year.
Venues visited vary depending on the day of the week that you choose to attend your tour. Typical itineraries are as follows:
Best salads in the city in a fast casual atmosphere at Trio Cafe
Top Chef of Knoxville Josh Shupe’s culinary talents at the Knoxville Hilton
Traditional Italian gelato and sorbetto Coolate Gelato
Local finds and gourmet goodies at The Market at Union & Gay
Step back in time at Mast General Store with yesteryear candies and bottled drinks
Local products at Knoxville Visitor Center from purveyors all around the area
Lenny’s Philly Cheesesteak right here in Knoxville
Southern fare and Knoxville’s Best Brunch at Bistro at the Bijou
Dazzo’s keeps alive New York Italian style pizzas and pastas
Many flavors of Italian ice and old fashioned custard at Rita’s
Flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars from the Mediterranean at Tree & Vine