Asheville Food Tours offers three distinct tours on different days of the week of the local Asheville food scene. Each tour has a maximum number of participants so that we can keep each tour as personal and as intimate of an experience as possible.
On our tours you will not only have a chance to experience the finest artisan gourmet food, you will also have the opportunity to meet chefs and storeowners, many of whom have pioneered the revitalization of Asheville’s downtown area to make it the historic urban habitat that it is today. So be sure to join us soon to sample what these remarkable people provide for the Asheville community everyday.
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.
Food Fan Foot Tour
Offered on Fridays & Sundays
Food Fan’s Foot Tour with Stu Helm – Well known local food writer, blogger, and podcaster, Stu Helm (aka “The Food Fan”) leads this walking tour of Asheville’s finest restaurants, cafes, breweries, & more! This unique, one-of-a-kind tour gives locals and visitors alike the chance to experience a variety of drinks and dishes along a 2 mile route of the Upper South Slope, Pack Square, The Block, and other areas of beautiful downtown Asheville. Learn some history along the way, hear a few local legends, and get the inside scoop on what Asheville’s most colorful food writer thinks. While with this Asheville legend, you will learn of his vast knowledge of the restaurants on your tour, visit with 2 James Beard nominated chefs and any and all of the food vendors in downtown Asheville. Friendly, yet edgy, funny and informative, Stu says his tour is “for anyone who wants to eat, walk, eat ,walk and learn a bunch of stuff along the way!” 21 and Older Only.
To learn more about Stu Helm, visit: https://stuhelmfoodfan.wordpress.com/about/
Offered on Saturdays
This seasonal offering 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 10:30 am, features 4 restaurant stops with drinks at every stop, plus 2 sweet stops. Come hungry and finish with time for other Asheville activities.
Offered on Saturdays
Join West Asheville native, Davion Bristol (AKA Spaceman Jones) as he takes you to some of his favorite spots. Dave will introduce you to the cuisine and history of the hidden gem that is West Asheville.
Asheville Burger Survey Tour
Offered Monthly on Fridays
Take a tour of downtown Asheville’s burger scene with Stu Helm, Asheville’s famous “Food Fan,” and author of the on-going Asheville Burger Survey! Enjoy specialty sliders, fries, and local beer at Stu’s favorite stops!
All Tours Include
All food and beverage tastings
Discount Passport to merchants
Seasonal take-home menus
Enough food to make a meal for most
And Please Remember
Each tour is a minimum of 3 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 are able to make some dietary substitutions if informed in the comment section when you purchase tickets.
Each tour is distinctively different
Remember the Asheville Food Tours Passport for return dining and shopping
A portion of each ticket sale is returned to local food related charities