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Atlanta's Southern Food Tour provided by Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours

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Atlanta's Southern Food Tour

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Save time trying out restaurants based solely on recommendations only to be disappointed. This Atlanta food tour gives you the lay of the land when it comes to Southern food, and allows you to try 15 different tastings at seven super-popular eateries. Find your favorite spots, and then use your included coupon booklet to save money when you go back for a meal.
You'll start at
180 Northside Dr SW
180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USAOur guide will meet you in front of Paschal's Restaurant at 180 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA.
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    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
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    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Woodruff Park
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Sweet Auburn
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by John Lewis Mural
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    The Sweet Auburn Curb Market
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
The Municipal Market
209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USATHE TOUR ENDS 2 MILES AWAY FROM THE START POINT. Please ensure that you plan enough time to get to the start point, if need be. Your guide will help you get an Uber, use the Streetcar, or walk back, depending on what you wish.
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  • Get your money’s worth with 15 food tastings at seven locally owned eateries
  • Hear about the city’s history and the role food has played
  • Receive a coupon book to use around Atlanta 
  • A start time of before lunch ensures you’ll have room for all the samples
What to Expect
Your Atlanta food walking tour meets at Paschal's Restaurant on Northside Drive. Once you link up with your guide and small group, you’ll explore the culinary history and culture of Georgia’s state capital. This tour, which covers about two miles on foot in roughly half a day, stops at seven local eateries. Try a range of Southern fare, including soul food, barbecue, Lowcountry, and Creole dishes. Stops may include Smoke Ring, Just Add Honey Tea Company, and Miss D's Pralines. You can also sample an alcoholic beverage. It’s not just about food. Your guide connects Southern food to the city’s rich history. Learn about the role the city’s restaurants played in the Civil Rights Movement, among other historical tidbits. Your tour ends at Sweet Auburn Curb Market.
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Departure Point
180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
The Municipal Market, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
  • 15 food tastings, including an alcoholic beverage at 7 locally-owned restaurants
  • A friendly and insightful food expert who will guide you through the history of Southern food
  • Walking and historical tour through Historic Downtown Atlanta
  • Small group tours of no more than 14 people
  • Discount and coupon book for food tour guests only
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  • Entry/Admission - Paschal's
  • Entry/Admission - Woodruff Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Sweet Auburn Curb Market
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The tour is over 2 easy miles through Downtown Atlanta with plenty of rest stops. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, rain or shine, please dress appropriately and carry an umbrella.
  • If you have food restrictions, allergies or aversions, please note them in the Special Requirements section.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ulearnme wrote a review Feb 2020
Midlothian, Virginia24 contributions6 helpful votes
I've been to Atlanta several times but never on a food tour. And now I ask myself, "why haven't you done this before?!?!?!?" The tour was booked for me and a friend through Pack Up + Go and it was a GREAT choice! Our food tour guide was Jamie - energetic, knowledgeable,
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Date of experience: February 2020
CAB wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
The food was terrific but the added bonus of Joy's energy and knowledge of the history of the city, MLK and the civil rights movement, put it over the top. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Carol M wrote a review Feb 2020
California2 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently took my whole team (about 30!) out with Joy and Martha on this delightful walking tour. The food was awesome, as was the history and the things we saw. Everyone had a great time. Since I love architecture, I'd have loved to go deeper into the neighborhood of cute
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Date of experience: January 2020
mayenzekeb wrote a review Feb 2020
25 contributions5 helpful votes
What an amazing tour , the best tour guide by far Jamie... the food was on point. It was my wife's first time in Atlanta, the tour was by fat the best introduction to the city and the Civil rights movement.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Paradise420233 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Joy was our guide and was fantastic, fun & very knowledgable. I have lived in Atl since 1974 and never visited Castleberry Hill area. Very interesting to learn the role Coke had in the Civil Rights movement. MUNICIPAL MKT is someplace everyone in Atl should visit. Will
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Date of experience: February 2020
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A history lesson everyone should take!
The tour went ahead despite the mounting concerns about Covid-19, but it was Margaret's enthusiasm that was infecti
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Interesting Introduction to Atlanta History with YUMMY Food!
I love to take a food tour my first day in a new city :) Joy taught us some interesting history of Atlanta, and in
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Fun Day
We loved our food tour with Joy Warren! It was light hearted & fun, all while eating great food & learning the hist
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Great food tour
Fantastic tour with Joy; she did an amazing job telling us about the history of Atlanta while taking us to eat at s
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Great walking tour of downtown Atlanta.
Our tour guide Jamie was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the food was really good. I highly
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Food, history AND a cemetery!
As a food tour guide myself, I'm not easily impressed. But this tour certainly delivered. Food, exotic alcoholic be
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Emily was amazing
We really enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. Emily was an incredible guide. She was extraordinarily knowledgeable.
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So fun! The perfect way to explore the city, enjoy food, enjoy company of other tour guests
I went on the Grant Park food tour with a friend on her birthday. Our tour guide (Kristin Storla) was amazing. Sh
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Food, History and Views of Grant Park, Atlanta
Joy led us on a one-mile walk through Grant Park. We stopped at five restaurants for small samples of tasty bites.
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History and Food
Margaret lead us through the neighborhoods of Atlanta and we had a great time. Weaving history, food, and culture l
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Great Experience - Wonderful Guide!
My boyfriend purchased the Grant Park Food tour as a Christmas present and we waited for warmer weather to book. Wh
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Kassy K
History that Resonates
We thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour in Atlanta. I was evaluating several different tours and decided on this o
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A must do !
Great tour ! Emily, our guide, was very well informed, approachable and entertaining. The tour made Atlanta and its
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Gem of tour!
Great tour! Margaret lead us thru the rain and showed us the history and magic of the Old 4th Ward today. This tou
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sheila r
The highlight of our trip to Atlanta!
Our family of four loved this tour! Our guide, Joy, was amazing - passionate, engaging, and insightful. She was so
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