Duration: 11:15am start. Est. 3 hrs
Location: Tour starts inside the Roanoke City Market Building - 32 Market Square S.E. Roanoke VA 24011.
Min. of 4 guests.
Advance tickets required. Small ticket fee additional. Tickets are refundable with 48-hour prior notice. Thereafter, they may be exchanged for another date or tour, or a gift card. Tours held rain, shine. Tours may be canceled for safety concerns.
Private groups only. Minimum of 4 guests, maximum of 10. Masks are required.
Tour starts at 11:15am. Tour duration is approx. 3 hours.
Five food tasting locations, all food and beverage included.
Walking tour covering less than 1 mile. Easy, flat, hard surface walking. Suitable for all.
Delicious and perfectly selected alcohol beverage pairing tastings available.
Tours held rain or shine. Wear weather appropriate casual clothing and shoes for walking.
This tour IS accessible for guests with mobility disabilities or wheelchairs.
Private group tours available.
Our guided Downtown Sunday Brunch Food Tour visits five Roanoke food tasting locations within the colorful and booming Historic District of Roanoke. Delicious samplings, enough for a hearty brunch for most, are served from locally-owned eateries and legendary historic locations. Stops include one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the U.S., one of our downtown’s most popular restaurants located in a colorful former hotel, and a specialty chocolate shop. Tastings range from southern comfort food to ethnic favorites. All food & beverage tastings are included in the ticket price.
During and between tastings, we’ll stroll through the main streets and alleyways of our historic downtown and enjoy a glimpse into Roanoke’
s untamed & early days, our rail heritage and landmarks celebrating Roanoke’s unexpected diversity and culture. We’ll also experience and witness our city’s latest boom and growth and local attractions that rival those of larger cities. Our enthusiastic, local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, local lore, legend, exciting local attractions, and restaurants.
Roanoke is rich in colorful history, culture, and one-of-a-kind culinary treats. Combine these with a leisurely stroll and an opportunity to make new friends – and you have a unique and fun way to experience Roanoke! Discover Roanoke’s off-the-beaten-path areas, culture, and food artisans. Included in the tour is our popular Downtown Roanoke Dining Guide booklet, which featuring downtown restaurant discounts. Our culinary adventure has become a “must-do” activity when in Roanoke. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll never view Roanoke the same again.
Ready to enjoy the mouth-watering tastes of the Historic Downtown Sunday Brunch Tour?
Call (800) 656-0713 or click “BOOK NOW” to purchase tickets.
We can arrange a private tour of up to 20 persons – it’s the perfect fun outing for wedding parties, birthdays, company functions, and other groups. Click PRIVATE TOURS for pricing and information.
Thai Continental -
Truly authentic Thai, complete with Buddist alters. And so tasty! (est. 2007).
Authentic "West Coast Style" Mexican Grill featuring California Fusion Cuisine (est. 2007).
202 Social House -
It's fine dining, a tavern, a speakeasy all in one. Wonder historic location on the historic City Market (est. 2017).
Iconic restaurant with just the right mix of upscale and casual, in the heart of Roanoke (est. 1979, reopened in 2012).
Chocolates from around the world and just around the corner, but so much more (est. 2006).
Meet your tour guide inside the Roanoke City Market Building near the center of the building.
Our tours serve enough food that for most participants lunch afterwards is not necessary. With the combination of drink and food tastings along with breaks for architectural, cultural, and historical insight, most participants are comfortably full after the tour. Our food tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch combined, so please consider eating a light breakfast before the tour
Absolutely not! Our Food Tours combine architectural information, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique tour experience. It’s called a “Food Tour,” so the food is primary, but it’s so much more.
Tours generally last about 3 hours and participants can expect to be standing or walking for a good portion of the tour. We walk at a moderate pace and also provide sit down locations on all of our tours.
There are a couple of stairways along the tour routes, however in all instances there is an elevator or alternative route provided. Our Roanoke Food Tours all walking is on on flat hard surfaces (sidewalks). The Lexington Food Tour also is on hard surfaces, however there are two slight inclines which we break up so it doesn’t create an issue for guests. If you have concerns, please indicate this when you purchase your ticket, or be certain to tell your tour guide prior to the start of the tour.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, food allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can usually accommodate their needs.
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Mike K. - via Trip Advisor
"A Must-Do! So much more than a food tour! Full of very interesting stories and info about Roanoke. The stops on the tour were fabulous! Great food and, yes, you will be full at tour's end! My wife and I enjoyed every moment!"