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.
Morning tours are held 7 days a week at 9:30am.
Afternoon tours are held Sunday through Friday at 2:00pm.
Evening tours are held Sunday through Thursday at 6:00pm.
Venues visited vary depending on the day of the week that you choose to attend your tour. Typical itineraries are as follows:
The Breakfast Bounce
Visit Knoxville - Goodson Bros. Local Roast Coffee
Trio Cafe - Garden Omelette, Signature Cheese Grits Casserole, and Full Bar Available (on your own)
Just Ripe - Scratch Made Buttermilk Biscuits, House Made Pimento Cheese & Century Harvest Farms Sausage
Dazzo's Pizzeria - Grandma's Breakfast Pizza & Farm Eggs Sunny side with bacon and mozzarella
Cafe 4 - Belgian Waffle, Warm Maple Syrup, Honey Butter, Toping of the Day, Pair with a Champagne Cocktail, Peach Bellini, or Orange or Pomegranate Mimiosa (on your own)
Visit Knoxville - Locally Produced & Packaged Products, Tennesssee's Best, Norris Dam BBQ, or Sophie's Choice Goodson Bros Coffee
Cafe 4 - Blue Cheese Fondue Chips & Fish Tacos
Bistro at the Bijou - Sothern Sampler Plate In Knoxville's 4th Oldest Building - Voted Best Brunch in Knoxville & Best Bloody Mary
Dazzo's Pizzeria - Hand Tossed "Grandma's" Style Pizza & Daily Pasta with House Made Sauce
Tree & Vine - Traditional Italian, Olive Oils & Balsamics, and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Cru Bistro & Wine Bar - Chicken & Waffles and Benton's Bacon Apple Gastrique
Cafe 4 - Fried Green Tomatoes, Tennessee Cheesesteak, and Hand Cut Fries
Tomato Head - Scratch Made Soup of the Day, Flour Head Bread, Handcrafted Pizzas, and Housemade Lamb Sausage
Coolato Gelato - Guests Choice: Traditional Italian Style Gelator or Sorbetto