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DOWNTOWN ROANOKE FOOD TOUR

Food, history, and culture!

Quick Details

Clock Tour Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Map Marker Tour Start Location: Hotel Roanoke. Meet your tour guide in the front lobby.

Adult Age 18+
$56
Adolescent or Child Guest 17 & Under That Are Not Eating, Do Not Require a Ticket.
$40
  • Private groups only, with a minimum of 4 guests. Masks are required (except when eating, of course!).
  • Led by a fun and passionate local tour guide (with a mask!).
  • Iconic eateries and recipes. Satisfying and delicious tastings!
  • Perfect for visitors and locals. Great way to show off the “Star City” to your out-of-town guests.
  • Uncover hidden gems, iconic landmarks, back alleys, and our colorful history.
  • We can accommodate most food allergies. Let us know at checkout.
  • Easy walking within historic downtown.

Users Only private group tours offered at this time. A minimum of 4 guests required.

Calendar Group tours available year-round every day of the week

Food Six food tasting locations — all food and beverages included

Sun Tours held rain or shine. Wear weather-appropriate casual clothing and shoes for walking.

Clock Tour starts at 11:00 a.m.

Info Approx. 1 mile walking on easy, flat, hard surfaces

Hour Glass Tour duration is approximately 3 hours

Wheelchair This tour IS accessible for guests with mobility disabilities or wheelchairs.


WHAT TO EXPECT

One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings

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Our guided Historic Downtown Food & Cultural walking tour visits seven food tasting locations within the colorful and booming downtown Historic District. Delicious samplings, enough for a hearty meal for most, are served from locally-owned eateries and iconic historic locations. Stops include one of the top historic hotels in the U.S., Roanoke’s most recent Lebanese food enterprise, our internationally acclaimed 24/7 “Tavern,” and more. All food and beverage tastings are included in the ticket price.

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Why Take the Tour?

Treat yourself and impress your guests with a memorable adventure. Roanoke is rich in colorful history, culture, and one-of-a-kind culinary treats. We combine these with a leisurely walk to off-the-beaten-path areas and the talents of local food artisans. Our culinary adventure tour is a must-do activity for both locals and visitors. You’ll never view Roanoke the same again.

READY TO JOIN US?

Ready to enjoy the mouth-watering tastes and fun of the Historic Downtown Food & Cultural Tour? Call or click BOOK NOW to purchase tickets and see tour dates.

Have questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions page.  Or call or email us directly – (540) 309-1781 or email [email protected]

HAVE A GROUP? A SPECIAL OCCASION? A PRIVATE FOOD TOUR IS GREAT FUN!

We can arrange a private tour of up to 10 guests – it’s the perfect fun outing for wedding parties, birthdays, company functions, and other groups.

Enjoy these delicious and iconic eateries on the tour (subject to change)

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center – Fine dining with a distinctive French cuisine. Voted one of the “Top Historic Hotels” in the U.S. (est. 1882)

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant – Authentic Lebanese cuisine. Celebrate the immense Lebanese impact on Roanoke’s food culture. (est. 2013)

Billy’s – Iconic restaurant with just the right mix of upscale and casual, in the heart of Roanoke history. (est. 1979, reopened in 2012)

Texas Tavern – An iconic eatery with a limited menu, but a history of unlimited legend. On Southern Living magazines’ list of “100 Places to Eat Now.” (est. 1930)

On The Rise Bakery – A bakery, but so much more, all made in house and located on the Roanoke Market, one of the oldest in the US! (est. 1993)

chocolatepaper – Chocolates from around the world and just around the corner, but so much more (est. 2006).


WHERE TO MEET

Please meet your tour guide near the fireplace in the front desk lobby of the Hotel Roanoke. Parking suggestions will be emailed with your eTicket.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS