Downtown Southern Food Walk

The Downtown Southern Food Walk

Our essential guide to Southern food features 15 delicious tastings from 7 food stops in Atlanta’s historic Downtown neighborhoods. The 3.5 hour small group food tour will introduce you to chefs and food vendors in restaurants and markets where locals eat and shop.

What To Expect On the Downtown Southern Food Walk

You’ll try soul food, barbecue, Lowcountry cuisine, Creole-style candies, and today’s newest Southern specialties, as we talk about the history and regional variations of Southern food.  Mouth-watering food samples, enough for lunch, are served from some of Atlanta’s best locally owned restaurants and food shops.  You’ll also eat your way through Atlanta’s oldest market, which celebrated its 93rd birthday this year.

Along the way, our food experts will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta yesterday and today, and the city’s food culture.  We’ll introduce you to neighborhoods and stories about our city that even locals don’t know.

We are culinary storytellers and we love sharing the story of Southern food with you. Come feed your belly and your mind on this food tour through Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods.

Tour Details

When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 a.m.; Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Duration: Around 3.5 hours

Cost: $65 adults;
$45 children (ages 12 and younger)

What’s included: 15 food and drink tastings at 7 restaurants (enough for lunch)

Food restrictions: We can accommodate most food restrictions, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergy-restricted diets, with advance notice.

Sales deadline: 8:00 a.m. on the day of the tour

Tour size: 12 people maximum

What to wear: Weather-appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes

What to bring: A bottle of water and an umbrella; cash for return trip and souvenirs

Weather conditions: Tour takes place rain or shine

Distance: 2 easy miles with plenty of rest stops

Meeting point: Castleberry Hill neighborhood (exact location provided with ticket purchase)

Tasting Locations

(may be subject to change)

  1. Paschal’s – unofficial headquarters of the Civil Rights movement
  2. Smoke Ring – contemporary barbecue
  3. Arden’s Garden – Atlanta’s oldest juicery
  4. Panbury’s – British meat pie shop
  5. Grindhouse Killer Burgers – popular burger shop (Sundays only)
  6. Just Add Honey – boutique tea shop
  7. Metro Deli and Soul Food – traditional soul food
  8. Miss D’s Pralines – New Orleans-style candy shop
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