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

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!


The Downtown Tour

Offered on Monday through Friday

Experience the Original Asheville Downtown Food Tour. Each tour will visit six 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.


Brunch Tour

Offered on Saturdays 

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 4 restaurant stops with drinks at every stop, plus 2 sweet stops. Come hungry and finish with time for other Asheville activities.

Saturday Afternoon Tour

Spend a Saturday afternoon in the hustle & bustle of downtown Asheville with one of our amazing tour guides! Visit up to six venues for food & spirits, and learn about our colorful history, local art & vintage architecture 


The Food Fan Tour

Offered on Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday

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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Private Tours

Private tours are available year round. Please contact us at 828-243-7401 or for availability.


• 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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