Exploring Durham

Tasty tours for hearty appetites
Oct. 17, 2013 @ 12:13 PM

It’s only fitting that visitors to the “Tastiest Town in the South” would be able to eat their way through Durham. Fortunately, there are a few food tours to take the planning out of equation.

Triangle Food Tours helps groups of fewer than 10 visitors discover Durham's historic past and its culinary present in an engaging three-hour walking tour. On this guided journey through the streets of Downtown Durham, visitors will visit between five and six establishments for sample tastings and personal tales. Guides will discuss Durham's tobacco & textile roots, along with the community's leadership role in medicine, the performing arts and regional cuisine. Tours occur on Saturdays.

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours takes visitors on a journey of cutting-edge culture and fantastic food in Durham. Taste Carolina tours will introduce visitors to new restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation’s cultural hotspots. With a farm-to-table focus and artisan preparation of innovative cuisine, visitors will discover all of Durham’s flavors. Tours occur on Saturdays, but are also available weekdays by advance appointment for groups of eight or more.

Interested in a solo, self-guided tour? Drop by the Visitors Information Center for a copy of the Downtown Guide and Walking Tour for a detailed map of restaurants, shops and more.

Insider Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as both food tours operate rain or shine.

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s official marketing agency. For more information about things to see and do in Durham, visit www.Durham-NC.com and www.DurhamEventCalendar.com, or stop by the Visitors Information Center at 101. E. Morgan St. in Downtown Durham and pick up the Official Durham Visitor & Relocation Guide.