Savor the Flavors Tours of Downtown Charleston

Bulldog Tours

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Activity #3015
  • Visit the best restaurants in Charleston to get a behind the scenes tour into chefs' kitchens - learn how to produce fabulous cuisine!


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Description

Come join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston

This 2 1/2 hour tour will immerse you in the history and culture of the Lowcountry.  You will discover how our unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants, and culinary landmarks.
 
Typical tastings include:
     * Stone Ground Grits
     * Charleston Benne Wafers
     * Locally made gourmet chocolates
     * Southern Pralines 
     * Sweet Tea
     * Collard Greens
     * Lowcountry Barbeque

What Is Not Included?

Although the tour includes tastings along the way, this is usually not enough food to serve as a meal for most people. Please eat breakfast or lunch before or after the tour.

Meeting Location

Bulldog Tours or Charleston Museum (Charleston, SC) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

Reviews

190 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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davidstewart Sat, Sep 20  2:00 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Enjoyed touring the restaurants. the Dixie Place grits was least informative. Nicks Barbeque and Aw Shucks and Tea Spice shop were Highlights
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend This Tour
chefdude Fri, Sep 12  9:30 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very friendly and informative. The places visited and the food items sampled were all excellent. We would highly recommend this tour as a way to get to know Charleston and its history.
Rating: 5
Absolutely the best tour
rplaskett Fri, Sep 5  9:30 AM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
There is nothing that I can say bad about this tour...maybe except that make sure you wear comfortable shoes. This was absolutely the best tour that my wife and I took during our 3 day stay in Charleston. The tour guide, David, was well verses in the food and history of the town and the food itself. He is also an amateur chief so he had many insights to provide. He also told us after the tour, some of the best places to eat - needless to say he was spot on! Highly recommend this tour to anyone - foodies and non-foodies alike.
Rating: 5
I recommend this tour to everyone
smyrt6082 Mon, Aug 11  2:00 PM Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
 
Not much on seafood or specialties. But I fully enjoyed the food, the tour guide and the group. Nice way to try new food and to meet people
Rating: 5
We had a wonderful time & learned a lot & the food
Tracy5 Mon, Jul 14  2:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
We think locals & tourists would both love it. We also got ideas where to go back to eat later. The food was enough to replace a meal
Rating: 5
Eat and learn
AmyMartin Sat, Jul 12  2:00 PM Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
 
Delicious treats while getting fun and interesting facts about food and history.
Rating: 5
So much fun, so informative, highly recommend it!
Lbrailsford Sat, Jul 12  2:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Our guide Cathy, made all of the difference. She was a wonderful hostess and had great information. She was very gracious and kept the group moving. And the food was wonderful. There was plenty of it. And it was very representative of the region. Plus we got a great history lesson. We were not sure what to expect, but this experience exceeded whatever we thought might happen. This tour is worth every cent you spend and every minute you spend.
Rating: 2
Could have been much better
qzaqza83 Fri, Jul 11  2:00 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Fran did a nice job with the history of the food and culture of Charleston - she was the best part of the tour. Our issue was that the places we were taken did not appear to represent the true food scene of Charleston. AW Shucks...food was ok, though could you get more touristy? The little Grits place - grits were good, though they are famous for their tomato pie - could we try that? Stops at stores were not necessary - could have had more food. We heard a lot of stories about food that we needed to try, though this was a food tour - why didn't we get to try it? This tour had so much potential considering the location it's in...take us to real Charleston recipes...bring us in kitchens...let us try real, local treasures....
Rating: 5
amazing
shsmd1 Fri, Jul 4  9:30 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
 
Dave was our guide - absolutely amazing!!!!!
Rating: 5
Great Tasting Tour
KDeshotel Thu, Jul 3  9:30 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Myself and my two grown children went on the Savor the Flavor tour. We all enjoyed it very much! Our tour guide was great! He was very knowledgable and enthusiastic! I would highly recommend this tour to all Charleston visitors!!!
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
How much food is served on the tour? What sort of food will I be sampling?
The tour includes four to five stops where tastings are offered, but they are not enough to serve as a full meal. Typical tastings include Stone Ground Grits, Benne Wafers, Sweet Tea, pastries, chocolate, Southern Pralines, Collard Greens, and Lowcountry Barbeque.
How many stops are included on the tour?
The tour includes four to five stops.
What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a child?
For the culinary tours, there is only one standard ticket price. Any child 1 year old or above must have a full-priced ticket purchased for them in order to attend. The tour is not recommended for children under 12, but you can bring any children with you, at your discretion, as long as they have a ticket! Infants less than one year old do not need a paid ticket, and you should please just indicate that you’ll be bringing an non-paying infant with you at the time of purchase.
Will I need to buy lunch after the tour?
Although we provide a variety of samples for you to try, please keep in mind that this tour will only include a few tastings. You will still want to buy lunch after the tour, as the tour usually does not include enough food for most people to serve as a meal.
Are there any beverages served on the tour?
Yes! All participants are provided with a bottle of water.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
The tour covers approximately 1 mile. We walk at a very casual pace
Where does the tour end?
The tours end about 10 blocks from the original starting point, downtown near Market Street.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
The tour includes a variety of foods at the different locations, so you can choose which foods you are able to sample. Please indicate any allergies or dietary restrictions you have when you are purchasing tickets, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you.
What happens if it rains?
Tours run rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions, so be prepared for the day! We will be stepping inside of buildings during some portions of the tour, but be sure to bring an umbrella or poncho, depending on the forecasted weather conditions.
Are there bathrooms along the way?
Yes. There are bathrooms available at several locations throughout the tour.
Is the tour wheelchair- and/or stroller-accessible?
We have had participants with wheelchairs attend the tour in the past. Please keep in mind however, that many of the streets are not very accessible and some places have stairs, so additional maneuvering and planning may be required. You are welcome to bring strollers and they may be left outside the establishments we visit with stairs.
Who will be leading the tour?
All of our tour guides a licensed by the City of Charleston and have various culinary qualifications and interests.
Are tours offered only in English?
Yes, tours are only offered in English. However, our non-English speaking guests always enjoy the experience of visiting Charleston's lovely historic buildings and sampling delicious food tastings along the way.
May I bring my dog on the tour?
Due to the various shops and historical buildings we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on this tour.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, we can accommodate a variety of special requests! Please click “Contact Bulldog” to the left of the page to inquire further.
Are gift certificates available for this tour?
Yes! Gift certificates for Culinary Tours of Charleston are great for any occasion. To purchase a gift certificate, click “Contact Bulldog”.

About

Bulldog Tours

See Charleston like you never have before with Bulldog Tours, the premier walking tour company!

More than just the usual Charleston tours, we offer a variety of tours during the day, evening and late-night. Whether it is strolling down the streets, hearing about people from days past in the morning during our Charleston Stroll or taking you on an EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes look at the Holy City's graveyards, back alleyways, Provost Dungeon, Old City Jail and deep into Charleston's Haunted Historic District. We now proudly offer the Culinary Tours of Charleston, giving people even more of a look into the unique chemistry that makes up Charleston. Our exclusive food tours highlight our mission to promote South Carolina local artisan growers, and to help preserve South Carolina's rich culinary heritage.

Bulldog Tours is the ONLY walking tour company in Charleston that can take you off and beyond the sidewalks!!!

As seen in USA Today, Southern Living Magazine, The New York Times, and on Country Music Television, Bon Appetit, The Columbus Dispatch, National Public Radio (NPR). , and SCETV, Bulldog's fully licensed, experienced tour guides are sure to entertain, inform, intrigue and delight all those who choose to take a stroll into the city's past.
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