Asheville Food Tours is the original Walking Food Tour of downtown Asheville, North Carolina!

– Locally Owned & Operated –

On our tours you will experience the best of what our famous food makers have to offer, learn what makes each stop and the whole town so special, delve into the history of Asheville, and become familiar with downtown, while in the capable hands of a true local who knows our city well! Touring Asheville never tasted so good!


The Downtown Tour

Offered on Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday / Up to 7 Stops / Alcohol Included / 3+ hours
The Downtown Tour meets at the Kimpton Arras Hotel on Mondays, at the Grove Arcade on Thursdays & Fridays, and on Saturday Afternoons it meets at Malaprop’s Book Store
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$85 per person 

Experience the Original Asheville Downtown Food Tour. Each tour will visit up to seven handpicked downtown restaurants and food shops, offering a wide variety of food tastings from artful ethnic appetizers washed down with a splash of pinot to hand crafted sizzling delights. You quickly realize that Asheville is a proud and local economy and each business embraces this “keep Asheville local” movement. Asheville offers homegrown embellishments along with its modern exploration into spicy multi-cultural riches. With its strong roots in Southern heritage, Asheville has branched into a cosmopolitan Mecca of abundant food choices from all around the world, which we Asheville food enthusiasts are eager to share with our community and visitors.



The Food Fan Tour

Offered on Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday / Up to 7 Stops / Alcohol Included / 3+ hours
The Food Fan Tour meets at the Kimpton Arras Hotel
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$85 per person

Experience downtown Asheville’s food scene with the #1 local food writer and online food personality, Stu Helm, aka “The Food Fan” as your guide. Stu will take you to his personal favorite restaurants, fill you up with some of what he considers to be the best bites & drinks in town, while also pointing out historic buildings along the way, talking about the history of Asheville, answering questions, and telling stories. Whether he’s writing, podcasting, or leading a food tour, Stu’s knowledge & enthusiasm for our local restaurants is unmatched!

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Brunch Tour

Offered on Saturdays / Up to 7 Stops / Alcohol Included / Approx. 3 hours
The Downtown Tour meets at Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville
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$85 per person

The brunch tour is a great way to start the day! Experience delicious foods, enjoy brunch cocktails, and survey the unique architecture that make downtown Asheville spectacular.  This Saturday tour, which begins at 11:00 am, features up to seven stops, which include drinks and a sweet! Come hungry and finish with time for other Asheville activities.


Private Tours

Custom built for your group of any size.
Contact 828-243-7401or to book.
1 person = $250
2 People = $300
3 People = $420
4 People = $500
5 or More People = $120 per person

Please use the calendar below to purchase tickets for any of our tours!

All Asheville Food Tours listed on the Calendar are $85 per person. For private tours, email or call 828-243-7401

We are looking forward to having you on a tour! Please read our FAQ below, and if you have further questions, please call 828-243-7401

Your Tour Guide will contact you on the morning of the tour with the meeting place.

Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, as they guarantee your spot on the tour.* If you need to reschedule, please call 828-243-7401 within 72 hours of the tour. If any tour is canceled for any reason, ticket holders will be offered a full refund, a full credit, or a reschedule.

* If you are concerned that you may need to cancel, please consider using “Peek Protect” insurance, which will be offered when you purchase your tickets.

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• Your tour guide will text you on the morning of the tour with your meeting location.

• Tours are contingent upon a minimum of 4 reservations.

• If the minimum number of reservations are not made the tour will be canceled and all tickets purchased will be refunded.

• All tours include enough food to make a meal for most people.

• Tours can last up to 3.5 hours long

• Tours are held rain or shine Wear comfortable shoes and clothing

• There will be stairs to climb and sidewalk inclines without handrails

• We regret that we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions, allergies, or preferences at this time.

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