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Culinary Walking Tour, Knoxville


LOCATION: Knoxville, TN



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Knoxville's ultimate culinary tour

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.

  • 2.5 hour walking tour in the company of an expert foodie guide
  • Discover Knoxville's bustling culinary scene 
  • Savor delicious cuisine including gelato, cheesesteak, Mediterranean fare and more
  • Meet the personalities behind the businesses and go behind the scenes
  • Explore some of the city's best hidden secrets and make friends along the way

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:

Friday tour:

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

Sunday tour:

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

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