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Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

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Address: 101 E. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
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+1 919-237-2254

What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food?...

What better way to get to know a place and its people than to eat its food? Tour North Carolina's tastiest and most unique restaurants and shops. You'll go behind the scenes to chat with owners and chefs of the best restaurants in town while sampling their amazing food. Tours make 5-6 stops and along the way, you'll learn about the area's history and architecture. Public tours take place every Saturday. Private and custom tours are available. This is a great way to experience a city and feel like an insider!

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Great food

The tour was great. The food was delicious and plenty. We learned a lot about each restaurant and most importan we supported local businesses.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Luisa T
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the Durham evening tour today and enjoyed the culinary experience. Great restaurants and great food. Enjoyed the pace and the tastes. What was lacking, though, was a better kind of narrative to explain where we were, and link to the tour to the town. Definitely good value for money, but we expected a bit more story.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was great. The food was delicious and plenty. We learned a lot about each restaurant and most importan we supported local businesses.

Thank Luisa T
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family did this tour of Durham restaurants right after the holidays. My brother just moved back to Durham and although he was familiar with some of the restaurants, he hadn't eaten at any of the places we went. We are from much farther away and so it was all new to us. The tour guide, Kat, was cheerful, energetic,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

It was a great experience. Food in the first restaurant was very very good, and I didn't like very much the food in the last one but this is a personal taste. The experience is very nice and the crew is awesome! I had a great time.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Whether you've lived here for years or are just visiting, this tour was a fabulous way to spend a Saturday afternoon. You get to sample 5-6 different local spots, chat with chefs/owners about their establishments, and learn local history along the way. We participated in Durham as part of a birthday celebration and our tour guide Cat did not disappoint!... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a MUST if you are visiting NC from somewhere else, or if you are new to NC, or if you have lived here for a long time-basically, everyone should do this. I know there are a few different cities involved in the project, but we did Durham as this is where my friends live who we were visiting.... More 

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Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a great way to get to know the city of Raleigh. Super nice that you actually get to sit down and relax for a few minutes in each restaurant. We went back to two of the restaurants later for full meals. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We had 30 people in our group. Like herding cats. Great selection of restaurants (5) and the tour guides (CAT and Ashley) did a fantastic job of providing information about the different stops and about Durham. The personnel (chefs, owners, bartenders and staff) were helpful and informative about the unique aspects of their restaurants.

Thank snowmasssteve
Winston Salem
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

What a great way to explore a city. Although we have lived in the area for years, we were kind of "stuck" going to our same favorite restaurants. This tour really helped us experience some awesome new restaurants and bars! Can't wait to set up our next tour! Our tour guides (Cat & Ashley), were knowledgable about the places we... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

This is the second food tour I've taken with Taste Carolina, and they've knocked it out of the park once again! Our tour guide, Elizabeth, gave us the stories and food descriptions (in drool-inducing detail) for not only the restaurants we would visit, but also of notable establishments along our walk. That is super helpful, since Durham's food scene has... More 

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