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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market

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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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2.5-Hour Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour
All pre-selected food tastings at 4 Charleston restaurants (meal for most)
City-Certified Tour Guide providing narration about Charleston's history and food
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic Beverages
46 State St , 46 State St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Meet at Charleston Culinary Tours - 46 State St, Unit B, Charleston, SC 29401

Charleston , Charleston, SC, USA

End points vary depending on route. All tours finish within 3-4 blocks of the starting location.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS must be communicated directly to Charleston Culinary Tours (843-259-2966) at least *36 hours* before your scheduled tour in order to be accommodated.
  • Vegan, dairy/lactose, & soy restrictions cannot be adequately accommodated. Guests with multiple allergies should contact Charleston Culinary Tours prior to booking to confirm accommodation.
  • We cannot assume responsibility for those with severe allergies.
  • We make every effort to provide a full meal for all guests, however, substitutions for dietary restrictions may not be 1-for-1 with regular tour offerings.
  • We recommend weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold. In the rare cases of EXTREME weather (e.g. Hurricane!), we will notify all guests as soon as a decision to cancel has been made.
  • Not recommended for those under 8 years of age.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with severe dietary needs
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS must be communicated in advance directly to Charleston Culinary Tours (843.259.2966 or info@charlestonculinarytours.com)
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS cannot be accommodated without advance notice (at least 24 hours prior to tour time)
  • We cannot accommodate vegan, dairy/lactose, or soy restrictions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Culinary Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market.
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What is the social distancing policy during Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market.

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  • "This tour is a great way to sample delicious food from select local restaurants while getting a little Charleston history/trivia as a side dish." See review
  • "Food was great too, would be nice if umbrellas were provided." See review
  • "Highly recommend that you do this tour at the start of your stay/visit in Charleston." See review

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star-5
Fun Food Experience
Kenneth_C
, Jun 2022
Church of the Union was amazing! Simon was a fantastic guide. We had a wonderful time!! Great food with lots of interesting history. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Summer did a fantastic...
Mark_U
, May 2022
Summer did a fantastic job and we had a great time. Food was wonderful and we learned a lot. Exactly what we were looking for. Mark & Suzy Upton
star-5
A delicious way to spend your afternoon in Charleston
David_H
, May 2022
A delightful was to sample a variety of different dishes which Charleston specifically and the South in general are famous for. I is also a good way to burn off some of the calories you'll be consuming, as the walk is part of the experience! We stopped in 4 different establishments, each of which had there own unique offerings which he happily sampled. Make certain not to eat lunch beforehand if you take this tour. You probably will end up skipping dinner as well afterwards, as there is plenty of food at the four stops! It was an interesting and tasty afternoon which my wife and I enjoyed and would recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun snd tasty
Marsha_G
, May 2022
Getting a taste of Charleston in a fun and vibrant way. While some stops were better than others, in the aggregate it was a fun way to spend the afternoon
star-5
Yum!
Melissa_B
, May 2022
Excellent food and tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area. Enjoyed everything about the tour. Highly recommend the experience.
star-5
Summer was an excellent...
Vanessa_M
, May 2022
Summer was an excellent hostess. Her passion for history, preservation, and food was evident. We got history and a culinary tour of downtown Charleston.
star-5
Alice was very...
Karen_B
, May 2022
Alice was very knowledgeable about the food and the history. We were able to sample the local cuisine and enjoyed it.
star-4
Almond Butter!
Mark_F
, May 2022
Chefs are crazy - but the results are grand. Tobasco honey? Almond butter? ( we bought a quart). Etc. Wonderful cookies and cannoli in the last stop. Not a lot of walking, but guide snuck in some history too which added to the fun. Good group.
star-5
Great guide!
Kathy_M
, May 2022
It was a fun tour and John was I great guide! We learned a lot and he was helpful for planning the rest of our stay in Charleston 🙂
star-5
Great
Shari_Y
, May 2022
The entire tour was nice, I particularly enjoyed the Poogans Smokehouse Resturant. Simon was very knowledgable of the culture and the food.
star-5
Great Tour!
Shari_A
, May 2022
Our Guide Butler was fantastic!!! Loved the area we toured, delicious food and unique places! Our favorite was CU (Church and Union). Also loved getting to see different alley's along the way.
star-5
Great way to try 4 local restaurants in Charleston!
Ruthie_T
, May 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to sample a few items from 4 locations on the tour so it was like trying 4 restaurants in one meal!
star-3
The guide was a wellspring of knowledge but the food was a bit dissappointing
Wilma_V
, May 2022
The collards were the best ever at the smokehouse, the church restaurant beautiful architecture and the people were all very nice
star-5
Great guide and tasty food
betsy_b
, Apr 2022
Our guide--Sommer was fabulous. Filled with knowledge on so many subjects. The restaurants she took us to were great. Highly recommend the tour!
star-5
Great time
Mary_C
, Apr 2022
The real weaving together of the immigrants/slaves influence on the food . The tour guide as fun and very informative .
star-5
Well worth it
Bruce_A
, Apr 2022
Excellent tour. Food was great and guide, Alice Gordon was excellent. She provided a great overview of the history of Charleston along with tasty cuisine. Was also able to give some excellent tips for the remainder of our visit.
star-5
Great experience! Don’t miss out on this tour!
Maureen_M
, Apr 2022
The food was fabulous! Dana was charming, informative, and engaging! Best thing we have done so far in Charleston! Part of the Fun was meeting and sharing stories with the other participants on the tour!
star-5
A highlight of our trip!
Carissa_R
, Apr 2022
Our tour with John was great! It was definitely the highlight of our Charleston trip. The tour was run so well and the food selection was delicious! We were so happy to get to try multiple well-known Southern dishes all in one tour, and learn history along the way! Thanks, John, for making it such a personable experience!
star-5
Delicious food and history tour
Caroline_M
, Apr 2022
Simon was very knowledgable about many cultures and especially Charleston. He was very friendly and took us to 4 different eateries. The food was amazing in each place.
star-5
Mother and Daughter Trip
Nicole_P
, Apr 2022
My mom and I loved the tour. We have been to Charleston SC on multiple trips and taken different tours, this tour we learned more about Charleston we have not learned yet.

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